TOPIC: EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE THAT PROSPER ON THE PLATFORM OF OBEDIENCE
Scripture: Job 36: 11. If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Yesterday we consider the fact that Isaac obey God and that was one of the secret of his prosperity.
Today we shall be looking at those who obey God and enjoy prosperity.
As matter of fact, when God said to Isaac don’t go to Egypt, dwell in this land of Philistines(Gen.26:2-6)!
He had choice to make either to throw away, the instruction or comply with with it. God be praise that he comply.
We have also established that for every Divine Direction, there must be a Divine instruction!
So many of us are praying for God’s guidance but when it shows up we are not willing to obey because it doesn’t suit our tastes and preferences.
Beloved, if it is Divine Direction you desire, you must pray for grace to obey the instruction God will bringing up to us which sometimes might sounds irrational. Just imagine God asking you to dance all night for seven days that is the key to your long awaited miracle. Or God is asking you to empty your account to a man you don’t even like his face or marrying a sister that isn’t your list of considerations for a wife etc. !
Therefore, grace must be pour out for you to obey. The Bible said:
Job 36: 11. If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
Besides Isaac, other Example of those who prospered by obedience;
1. Abraham: He got a sworn blessing on the platform of obedience after he obeyed God to give out his son Isaac (Gen.22:16-18).
Your own Isaac could be the last money in your account, it could be that thing you treasure so much, but when God comes demanding for it be ready to give it out as your mark of obedience.
2. Elijah got his needs met by obeying the voice of the Lord. He could have remained in the Brook cherith and died of hunger if he had failed to obey the instruction ‘go to Zarephath”(1Kg.17:9).
Beloved, many of us are labouring in a dried brook , even God is asking us to move forward but we refused. We disobey when we camped with failed relationship, or choose to remain in a location that God has shifted from but we refused to move!
If you move ahead of God or remain behind when He has moved both ends is not safe. We must obtain grace to mo e at the same pace with God because every delayed obedience is equal disobedience.
3. Widow of Zeraphath:
She escaped famine because she gave her last meal in obedience to the instructions of the man of God.(1 Kg.17: 15).
How many of are willing to give to men of God today on the strength of the instruction of the Holy Spirit?
4. The Shunammite woman (2Kg.4:8-17): She obey God by listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. The Bible said:
2 Kings 4: 9. And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.
She could perceived this is a man of God and she obey that instruction to be a blessing to God’s servant and that open the door that she could not open for years
Beloved, God’s instruction could come through the pages of the scriptures, listening to anointed messages, during prayers and Fasting or during worship!
In whatever way God brings your instructions, your part of the bargain is simply obey and your prosperity is guaranteed.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! Disobedience to the word of God is a gateway to hell, give your heart to Jesus today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, I receive grace to obey the voice of your prompting to me in Jesus name.
– I prophesy the baptism of prompt obedience, receive it now in the name of Jesus.
– Every stagnation is broken as you begin to obey God now in the name of Jesus.
Assignment: Look for instruction to obey this week. It is commandments that makes you a commander.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.