Posts Tagged 'obedience'

A Heavenly Finish Has a Cost

November 3rd, 2018

A Heavenly Finish Has a Cost

Luke 14:28-30 (KJB) For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

The gift of salvation is free and available to all ...

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Standing Firm in Christ

Standing Firm in Christ

Up Close and Personal with the Apostle Paul Series

Galatians 1:1 (KJB) Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

The point Paul makes of establishing himself in the supernatural grip of the power and presence of God who works in the forefront of his ministry is important indeed.  This detail sets him apart from many other preachers, both then and ...

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Limits, Liberties, and Pleasing God

July 7th, 2018

Limits, Liberties, and Pleasing God

Leviticus 19:27-28 (KJB) Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. 28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

Some of you will read these two ancient verses and immediately rail about the ridiculous restrictions some may comprehend are divinely introduced and expected when having a proper understanding what they ...

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Submit and Resist

June 24, 2018

Submit and Resist

James 4:7 (KJB) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

God has an order for us to follow in being obedient to Him.  It is not possible to “Have it your way,” or “do it your way” and be compliant and submissive to Him.

Why, because God has clearly outlined the pathway for placing faith in Him and for living in agreement with Him.  This narrow way does not include what ...

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Empty Professions Do Not Personally Involve God

April 25th, 2018

Empty Professions Do Not Personally Involve God

Matthew 7:21 (KJB) Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Professing Christ is not the same as genuinely knowing Christ.  One leads to a personal relationship with Him and an eternal home in heaven.  The other leads to an empty hope and a permanent home among the fires of hell forevermore.

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Go Before You Know

March 30th, 2018

Go Before You Know

Acts 9:6 (KJB)   And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

 A person is often asked to GO by God before he or she understands the reason and the scope of the journey.

A person is often asked to place trust in God and move forward through faith to a ...

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Nevertheless, At Thy Word

March 16th, 2018

Nevertheless, At Thy Word

Luke 5:4-5 (KJB)   Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.  5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

Jesus had just concluded teaching a crowd of people.  He approached Simon, who was a fisherman by trade, to command him to ...

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Obedience Without Hesitation

January 22nd, 2018

Obedience Without Hesitation

Matthew 21:6 (KJB) And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them.

This short and succinct scripture verse is speaking of the willing obedience of Jesus Christ’s twelve disciples.  Jesus told them to go and to do.  They did not hesitate, stop, or sit down.  Or choose to go where and when they desired, ignoring the specific commands given to them like Jonah did, when hearing God’s plan for his life.

The chosen disciples elected to do ...

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God Perfects a Man

January 11th, 2018

God Perfects a Man

Hebrews 5:8-9 (KJB) Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.

God does not “wave a magic wand” and “poof” makes a saved man be obedient.

Obedience to the things of God takes faith, commitment, and spiritual stamina from every man, woman, or child who desires to eternally walk with God.  God ...

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At the Commandment of The Lord

January 4th, 2018

At the Commandment of The Lord

Numbers 9:23 (KJB) At the commandment of the LORD they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of the LORD they journeyed: they kept the charge of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

God led the Israelites by His commandments.  First, they were opposed to hearing and applying God’s direction and correction through His servant Moses.  This chosen indifference and disobedience to the will of God ...

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