SCHOOL OF OBEDIENCE Wednesday 19 September


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. Job 36:11

Read: Exodus 4:2-4

In Exodus 3:10-14, after God asked Moses to go and deliver a message to Pharaoh, Moses objected giving excuses. He argued about his unworthiness for the assignment and said he did not have enough information about God’s identity. It is good to have sufficient knowledge about God but waiting until you know everything about God or the assignment may just be a wait in futility. God’s revelation comes to us in phases and stages. You may not know everything about an assignment before you start. Even Jesus left the disciples without disclosing some information to them because they were not mature enough to handle them. However, for Moses to go on this assignment, knowing God as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was enough, as God’s dealing with them at this point was hinged on these three patriarchs. Today, that knowledge is quite inadequate. If you know Jesus Christ as the Saviour, Healer, Sanctifier, Deliverer, Protector, Provider, and the only begotten Son, you have more than enough message to reach your world. As a young convert, do not wait until you know the whole Bible before you start to preach to others. Simply sharing your testimonies can open the door of salvation to your listeners.

Moreover, where divine mandate is concerned, no argument will be accepted by God for human disobedience. If God did not accept the excuses of Moses, neither will He accept yours. Immediately after dismissing those arguments, Moses began his training on implicit obedience. He was asked to drop his rod without prior knowledge of what the result will be. Moses did so without questioning and it became a snake. Moses enrolled in God’s school of obedience and had to become like a child, meek and ever ready to learn. God told him to pick the snake by its tail even though as an adult one should have expected him to know that. You will notice that Moses later had to turn a rod into serpent. This tells us that God’s training is in preparation for your assignment and therefore not in vain. At the end, all Moses had to do in ministry was simply to hear from God and obey no matter what anybody had to say. Have you enrolled in God’s school of obedience? Have you learnt to be meek and to comply with God’s instructions always?

KEY POINT:
In any Kingdom assignment, two things are paramount: hearing from God and obeying Him. Your success in life and ministry lies in your ability to do these two things.
 
Bible in one year: Ezekiel 12-14

Comments

  1. I pray that God W̶̲̥̅̊ȋ̝̊̅ι̥ι̥ grant M̶̲̅ε̲̣̣̣̥ †ђξ ability Τ̅☺ hear from him aπϑ obey his words without questioning.

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  2. Father open my in ear to be able to hear you when you speak and give me grace to obey without questioning you when you need my service in Jesus

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  3. Father Grant me the †̥ hear and obey your words

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  4. Thank you lord for your world today.

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  5. Olusoga-Peters OladejiSeptember 19, 2012 at 6:38 AM

    My God is faithful and dependable. Whatever He says, He'l do. Father, open our eyes to Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴͡ you, listen to you and obey you. Help us not to depend on our physical senses in Jesus name.

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  6. michael tosin oluwadayisiSeptember 19, 2012 at 7:02 AM

    The best thing Man can do is to trust and obey God's word in completeness. It pays to odey God.

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  7. i have a prayer request: God break every barrier obstructin my hearing, and God, though i am not worthy, plz speak to me, i plead wit You.

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  8. O Lord give me the heart to be obedience, help me o Lord to be able to hear wenever u speak. Thank you heavenly father.

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  9. Father as I enroll in ur school of obedience, teach me to trust and obey,for there's no other way to graduate from this school without those certificate.

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  10. Hear,trust and obey. Is my prayer IJN

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  11. To obey is better than sacrifice. Lord give me d ability to obey so I can always prosper ijn. Amen

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  12. Open my spiritual ear oh Lord and help me to obey you totally.

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  13. Lord,help me to be obedient.God bless RCCG.

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  14. Oh Lord please help me to hear you and grant me the grace to obey you in Jesus name.amen

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