The cost of obedience

Case study: 1 Jesus in a dying moment in the garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:40-44) 2. Jonah’s contention with God’s will (Jonah 1:1-17; 2:1-10) 3. Moses in the burning bush, trying to argue away from the instruction of God (Exodus 2:23-25; 3:1-22; 4:1-20). 4. Abraham sacrificed his son, Isaac (Genesis 22:1-18). Obedience to God is a very strong decision to make in life. Naturally, nobody can. Obeying God at the expense of one’s joy, happiness and will is the greatest point of death to oneself. As I said, it is not easy naturally, but it is also the greatest point of one’s breakthrough in life. Obedience can cost you your joy, ego, comfort, popularity, or temporal pleasure. The good thing is that God rewards every single step of obedience (Job 36:11; Deuteronomy 28:1-14). We grow in obedience. Every time we disobey the instructions of God, we are chastised by Him (Hebrews 12:5-11). Divine chastisement is never funny. It can lead to complain, murmur, or bitterness against God, but it produces the best character in us, if we can develop the spirit of gratitude and patience by virtue of the understanding that such ugly experience is a chastisement from the Lord. God’s wrath is always temporal; His mercies endure forever. King David will tell you better (Psalms 30:5-12). Every time we cry to God sincerely, His mercy will always prevail over judgment. When God chastises you in His wrath, be sure that once you realize your mistake and repent of it remorsefully, you will be in for the great move of His fatherly love and mercy in the positive direction (Romans 9:16). Note: Disobedience is more costly than obedience. Read Deuteronomy 7:7-15; 28:15-48; Job 36:12; Proverbs 1:24-33. Everyone who has tested the bitter end of disobedience can tell that it is not funny at all. According to Dr. Mike Murdock, disobedience creates an unending parade of prejudice. The only way to avert the trend of the consequences of disobedience is to go to the throne room of mercy in order to receive mercy from God through the blood of Jesus Christ

(Hebrews 4:16). God is ever waiting for us at the throne room of His mercy and grace. That is where His mercy sit resides. We can always be saturated with the abundance of His mercy in the throne room, where it overflows, if we cry unto God for His mercy. Your days of light will come again! Your joy can start overflowing again! Your spiritman can receive life (Zoë) again, if it is dead (disconnected from divine fellowship) as a result of disobedience and your fellowship can begin again with the trinity. Remember, gifts and calling of God are without repentance, but grace (divine favor, power, anointing, or divine ability) can be breached by disobedience. Life can be a bunch of struggle when disobedience sets in (Proverbs 13:15), but when the door of grace is reopened, life can again become interesting (Job 14:7-9). If you have been disobedient, have you not wallowed in that forest of frustration and sorrow for too long? Why not take a ‘U’ turn towards the mercy sit. I believe that God is sending me at this awesome time for your very sake. I, therefore, adjure you to come back to Him in humility. He will abundantly pardon (Isaiah 55:6, 7). Thanks for coming back. Welcome to the days of light again. There will be no more darkness in your life anymore, as you walk in this very light of your! God bless you real good!

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