OBEDIENCE – THE PATHWAY TO SUPERNATURAL REWARDS


OBEDIENCE - The pathway to supernatural rewards

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How can I start following and obeying God’s commands?

You are who or  what you follow and who or what you follow determines who or what follows you.

1). Let kingdom advancement prayer become a part and parcel of your life. Let it become an habit to intercede or stand in gap for others who are lost and unsaved to be convicted and converted into Christ.

We saw in book of Luke.2:34 that prayer is a platform of service which is available for a lifetime. Are you not happy to hear that, Hannah at the age of 84 served God in the temple by praying kingdom advancement prayer day and night.

Luke 2:37 KJV
“And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.”

Kingdom advancement prayer is a commandment. The word “when” in Mat.6:6 indicates that there is period that you must pray. And in Mat.6:9, after thanksgiving, the next item of priority is the God’s kingdom before asking for bread and butter and in verse 33, we are ordered to seek first the God’s kingdom if we must enjoy all kinds of seditions.

The truth is that most of our prayers are self-centered in nature. Only if we can turn all our demands into kingdom oriented prayers the supernatural grace will be flowing  cheaply.

2). Engage in soul winning – Soul winning is not a gift neither a talent. Today, many Christians mostly say that they don’t have the gift of soul winning, this is another lie from the pit of hell. Soul winning is a God giving mandate for every believer which facilitates answered prayers and divine favour.

John 15:16 KJV
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”

Other scriptural reference: JER. 1:5

3). Subscribe Into the covenant platform of seed time and harvest time. The natural man’s law States that “A bird at hand is worth more than two in the bush” this is a discounting principle on the ground of facts and assumptions.

On the contrary, the supernatural law states that “It’s more blessed to give than to receiving” Until you become an excited giver you will die poor irrespective of your involvement in church activities.

Luke 6:38 KJV
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

Other scriptural reference : PS.126:5-6

4). Consciously cultivate the attitude of praise – Praise is commandment, let everything that has breath praise the lord (PS.150:6). It’s where God lives, God inhabits the praise of Israel. If you want to seek God pray, if you want to see God praise Him (PS.22:3).

Don’t wait until something spectacular happen before you put on the garment of praise. Appreciation equals multiplication. The reason may are few and small in life is because they have been disobeying the commandment of praise.

Jeremiah 30:19 KJV
“And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.”

Psalm 67:5-6 KJV
“Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. [6] Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.”

5). Let your engagement be mixed with faith – As you are putting all the steps listed above into work also let it be mixed with faith – Faith is simply seeing the invincible and believing the impossible. Without faith it’s impossible to please God (Heb.11:6).

Listen to this: Let both what you think and say agree with each other. This the best principle of faith. You are what you think (Prov.22:3) and it’s what you can boldly declare with your mouth that God will confirmed.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue” – Prov.18:23

 

 

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OBEDIENCE – THE PATHWAY TO SUPERNATURAL REWARDS


OBEDIENCE - The pathway to supernatural rewards

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2). It  guarantees divine health and vitality

Exodus 23:25 KJV
“And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.”

A time came that I was still in school, they said that I have typhoid and they gave me plenty of drugs to live on. I said to myself I can never have it, Jesus already took it, He took my place in sicknesses, diseases, pains and bruises on the cross.

And, as a matter of truth Jesus had been healing people long enough, even before the doctor started schooling. Therefore, I disposed all the drugs given to me. That’s was the end of it, typhoid gone and never to return, I have been free since then. Today, I’m the healthiest person on the planet.

Matthew 8:17 KJV
“That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”

Hear this: faith is not a risk, doubt is a big risk.  Your trust in God will go a long way to bail you out from the torments and afflictions of the devil.

3). Financial Prosperity – All through my school days, I had been pursing after God’s interest, being faithful to my thites and offerings and yet I did not lack anything..I spent closed/over to a million for school fees, feeding, rent and transport. There was no strain in me at getting the money. I enjoyed divine favour on every side.

God can give you wealth but you must acknowledge Him with your thites and other giving platforms. Dive into the covenant of seed time and harvest, giving and receiving and poverty will no longer be your neighbour.

Deuteronomy 8:18 KJV
“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”

Job 36:11 KJV
“If they obey and serve him , they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasure.”

4). Open rewards – Seeking after the number one interest of God, which is the lives of the unsaved souls – both on the prayer altar and harvest field –  enhances open rewards (Mat.6:6/9, Jn.15:16)

Matthew 6:33 KJV
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Other scriptural references: Is.45:19, Rev.22:12

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OBEDIENCE – THE PATHWAY TO SUPERNATURAL REWARDS


OBEDIENCE - The pathway to supernatural rewards

Anything can fail; our obedience to scriptural commandments can never fail. Obedience is the master key to all scriptural rewards. One thing that my Father in Christ normally says is that BE GOD GREEDY. That is if you’re greedy of what serving God offers you’ll not have to be coerced to obey.

Deuteronomy 28:1-3 KJV
“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: [2] And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. [3] Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.”

When I entered into university, I came in with academic barrenness, in my first year my CGPA was about 2.82 – I had a carry over then. After seeing all my results in the 1st year, I said to myself NO! NO! NO! Things must not continue like this.

Thank God a new pastor was brought to our church by this moment who unravelled the  mystery of the scripture to us..I’m proud of the man of God. I immediately subscribed Into the idea of obeying God’s Instructions without negotiating. Ever since then I have been enjoying good grades.. By the end of my final year I came out (graduated) with 12A’s, 18B’s and 21C’s SECOND CLASS UPPER DIVISION with a CGPA of 3.54 (I Studied economics). With my engagement in obedience I had experienced a dramatic turn around in my studies.

WHAT ARE THE PRIVILEGES/BENEFITS OF OBEYING GOD’S COMMANDS?

1). It engenders academic breakthrough & excellence –  The testimony above will serve as an example…OH YES! Serving God guarantees your success in school..The Holy spirit is the spirit in us of excellence who will teach us all things, academic inclusive (Jn.14:26).

Joshua 1:8 KJV
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

The three Hebrew boys were so exceptional at their response  to all the enquiries of the king and were found ten times better than the magicians and astrologers. Daniel could dissolve doubts and interprete dreams and the same Daniel had the spirit of HOLY GOD, excellence, and fear of God (The Holy Spirit). Dan.1:17/20

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The profitable approach to prayer and fasting


the profitable approach to fasting and prayer

Fasting is fastening or afflicting your body in order to edify your spirit. Fasting is neither an advice nor an admonition.  Fasting is a commandment (Mat.6:17)

Isaiah 58:5-6 KJV
“Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him ? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord ? [6] Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”

There is a chosen fast and an inspired fast. A chosen fast is a proclaimed. Example of an inspired fast is the fast embarked upon by Ezekiah. Do you want a change of situation? Be inspired to fast.

Matthew 6:6, 17 KJV
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. [17] But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;”

The word “when” connotes time. That means there is a particular time that you must fast….Prayer is the value offer in the fast. Prayer is what gives value to our fasting. Fasting without prayer is a wasteful exercise. It’s a mere punishment.

Mark 9:29 KJV
“And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”

 

A picture of food which is used to break fasting

 What are the profitable approaches to fasting and prayer?

 

1). Come into fasting and prayer with praises – If you’re not joyful you will be fretful. Don’t come into fasting and prayer with murmurings.

Philippians 2:14 KJV
“Do all things without murmurings and disputings:”

 

2). Enter into fasting and prayer with expectations – It’s so disgusting to see many believers who come to God without an expectation. Be expectant. Without expectation there will be no manifestation.

Proverbs 23:18 KJV
“For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.”

Also, be specific with your expectation(s). God does not take assumption, be specific in your demand(s). For instance, if you’re looking for a child, what type of child do you want? Male or female.

Mark 10:51 KJV
“And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.”

 

3). Come with prayer – Make sure that you pray. God does not answer fasting. Prayer is what God answers. Fasting is meant to facilitates answered prayer(s).

Matthew 17:20-21 KJV
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. [21] Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”

 

In the above scripture, Mountain can only be moved by “fasting & prayer” – not fasting alone. Listen: There are certain mountains that will not give way until you fast.

 

4). Come with thanksgiving – Prayer(s) unaccompanied with thanksgiving may not fulfill its potency. Thanksgiving is the seal of answered prayer.

Philippians 4:6 KJV
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

 

In English language, the word “with” plays the role of emphasis (importance). Hence, ensure that you wrapped up your prayer with thanksgiving.

 

Understanding the values of prayer and fasting

The following are the blessings & benefits of fasting and prayer

Authority, Wonders, Miracle, Breakthrough, Revelation, insights, Restoration, Illumination, Divine ideas, Overflowing blessings, Healings, Divine Health, Moved Mountains, barriers, & obstacles, Dispelled Darkness, Emits Light, Multipurpose Solution, Turn around, Strength, Longevity, Dominion, Wealth, exploits, New heights, Ground breaking & explosive testimonies, Destroyed yoke, Freedom from Satanic oppression, breaking of negative habits, Sanctification, Liberation & speed, access to deep-things (divine secret)

References: Is.58:5-14, Is.40:31, Mat.17:21, PS.25:14

Your questions are mostly welcomed.

Love: the master key to overflowing blessings (b)


Benefits of being kingdom minded

 

Being kingdom minded engenders divine favour and open rewards. What others are running after will be running after you. Traffics can be redirected for your sake

1 Kings 17:13-16 KJV
“And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. [14] For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth. [15] And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. [16] And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord , which he spake by Elijah.”

Matthew 6:33 KJV
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

If God’s Kingdom does not holds any attraction to you don’t expect God to commit Himself to your welfares.

 

How can I love God?

 

Obey God’s commands

 

God is a commander. He primarily operates on commandments which are nonnegotiable. His commandments are attached together with blessings and benefits. Obedience to God’s injunctions is the capital evidence of love.

John 14:21 KJV
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”

Sometimes, God’s injunctions or instructions might look very stupid, it might look too simple. But listen, that is the answer to your problems.

One thing I would also like us to know is that there is no fear in love. Anxiety is the cardinal evidence of doubt. U can’t love your spouse and be afraid of him/her.

1 John 4:18 KJV
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

The key to supernatural all round blessings


The key to the supernatural all round blessings

It’s the word that you enter that make things happen not just the one that enters you. Your entrance into God’s word provokes the release of the supernatural. As God’s word is entering you endeavour to enter into the word by all means.

James 1:22-25 KJV
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. [23] For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: [24] For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. [25] But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein , he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”

The Bible calls you a lier because you hear the word of God and you’re not obeying it. It says that you’re deceiving yourself. Men look at the outward superficial appearance while God look into your heart. God sees everything.

The pathway to supernatural enthronement

Hebrews 4:13 KJV
“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”

Hear this: anything can fail; Obedience to biblical demands can never never fail. Our obedience is the gateway to all round blessings of God (Deu.28:1-3). Obedience guarantees your total freedom from the plague of sickness and diseases (Ex.23:25). It’s the pathway to supernatural order of wealth (Job.36:11). It guarantees your access to long life with good old age (Ex.23:25-27). It engenders the release of strange order of supernatural favour (Mat.6:33). Favour colours your efforts and covers your errors. It’ s the key to everything that your life will ever demands.

Brethren, Accept my Christmas and new year gift to you by embracing the truth. Be responsible! Live right and live ready because it might be too late to get ready. Plugged yourself into this Abraham’s covenant of greatness by obeying the instructions of your parent(God) with the instrument of faith.

Galatians 3:14 KJV
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

 

God’s Purpose


A life outside God's purpose is a shapeless life. A life without purpose

A time in my past when I do feel depressed. I was burdened by the thought of what line of work or vocation am I to go into when I eventually arrive adulthood. I was literally self absorbed. Most times frustrated and lost in the present. I was a perfectionist and played safe in my work, school etc.. It was as if all eyes were on me so I had so much expectations from myself. I lacked skills, confidence, self awareness because I was in the dark, I was afraid and most importantly, lacked A SENSE OF PURPOSE.

What is God’s purpose for man? This is a question every person must ponder on at a particular point in time of his or her life.
“Your purpose” can simply be referred to as the reason for which you were created by God.

Jeremiah 1:5 says “before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
According to T.D. Jakes, purpose is an underlying chemistry that makes you live your life.
You need to understand that your existence here on earth is not an accident but an avenue to manifest God’s glory here on earth.
1 Corinthians 10:31: so whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

You manifest God’s glory in your work, in your relationship, in your neighborhood, school, your society, your country by being fruitful, doing good, expressing love, making contributions, building wealth and eradicating poverty

How do you know your God given purpose?
You must first acknowledge who you are. Acknowledgement is the key to self understanding. You must understand your God given gifts and the positive impacts it has on your society, country or whomever it benefits.

Written by: Godson

 My contribution is from Jer.1:5. As God’s children we must understand that God has given us the mandate to win souls and pray for them. The life of the lost is the heart beat of God. There is nothing like “I don’t have the gift of soul winning.” Are you a believer? If yes, it’s your responsibility. We will be living by “law of accident” if will fail to identity and follow God’s purpose for our life. A life without purpose is a shapeless life. A life without course. A meaningless one indeed. The earlier you identify God’s purpose for your life the better you live a meaningful life. Trying to lift your problem without God’s purpose is like trying to lift a lorry without a jack.

Our purpose is to obey God’s commandments. Giving is a commandment. Until we become a tireless giver, financial freedom is not in view. You don’t expect the harvest a maize without planting a corn. Seed time will always preceded harvest time.