“And Samuel said, Hath the LORD [as great] delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey [is] better than sacrifice, [and] to hearken than the fat of rams.”
1 Samuel 15:22
“21 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. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?”
“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”
Brothers and Sisters there are many, many who Claim that they Belong to Jesus, who do many, many things and Claim them unto Jesus, yet Jesus never said to do them or speak such things. For many of you, say “Thus Says The Lord…”, yet it is Not Jesus who speaks, but is our Enemy with Convincing Thoughts and Deeds.
To Walk In Obedience you must Understand that Four Must Agree and one cannot be contrary to the others, the Four are, The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit and YOU! You cannot say The Lord said and what you Claim is not in Agreement with The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. You Must Understand that The Written Word that we have is Holy, it is Written for our benefit to Know God and to Have A Relationship With Him.
If The Word says then it is Our Lord Jesus Speaking, having The Fathers Will Manifested to you.
“1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
Many, many of you Do and Speak many, many things and yet you are as the Heathen that does not even know Jesus. You can read the Bible every day, go to Church whenever the doors are open, sing in a choir, preach from a pulpit and teach Sunday school and still go to The Lake Of Fire.
Many of you have Convinced yourselves that You can make up The Rules Of Godly Living and be Justified in the Sight Of God, in The Sight Of Jesus. You Pick and Choose the PARTS of The Bible that YOU DECIDE is “Okay” with YOU and Ignore the other parts.
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.”
“But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.”
Jesus Rebuked the Scribes and Pharisees for Making Up Their Own Rules that did not Follow The Rules Of God. If you Understand these Scriptures, you will find that the Scribes, writers of The Word, and the Pharisees were Doing Some of the Rules that The Father had told them to do, but they were Not Doing the More Important Rules, they Side Stepped them and had made up Their Own Rules and were making the People Follow them.
If you notice in the Scriptures above that Jesus said the More Import Rules that they should have been Teaching, were Law, Judgment, Mercy and Faith, and that the Minor Rules of Tithing were also to be followed in Order To Walk In Obedience.
“9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. 11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. 12 [Are] not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, [if] the prophet had bid thee [do some] great thing, wouldest thou not have done [it]? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean? 14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.”
2 Kings 5:9-14
Naaman, wanted to do things His Way, the Way he thought would had been better, thinking that it would be Just As Good to do things His Way and Not The Fathers Way. So, in his Rage Turned Away from The Truth, Turned Away from Walking In Obedience and he was Not Healed. Even though in his Mind, in his Heart the Other Rivers were Better it did not matter, through Elisha, The Father Spoke and Expected Obedience. When Naaman was Pleaded With, he then Turned To Obedience and went to the River Jordan, but see that was not enough. Naaman had to do Exactly What Elisha had sad, No More, No Less. Naaman would Not have been Healed if he had only Dipped Himself Three Times. But there is also one other thing during the Seven Time Dip, Naaman had to Wash Himself each of the Seven Times. It was not just a matter of going under the water Seven Times, but there was the task of Washing that had to be included in order for Naaman to be healed.
Many of you Think according to Your Fleshly Desires and Do according to Your Fleshly Desires Thinking it really does not matter How You Obey Jesus, but see it does. As The Lord Jesus has had me say many times before that IF YOU Truly LOVE Jesus, then YOU will Do Exactly what He Says, No More, No Less.
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
I know that many of you would say that You Cannot Live Perfect, that it is Impossible to do so. To you, I Rebuke! For if both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament says to be Holy, to be Perfect as God is, then WE CAN! But it is by Your Fleshly Desire that you Choose Not To. There is absolutely nothing in the New Testament that tells us How To Live, How To Conduct Our Lives that WE CANNOT DO and many Rules in the Old Testament as well.
Jesus said that in the Latter Days that many will Not Listen To Him, that they will Reason Among themselves How To Please God, How To Please Jesus…Through The Flesh.
“9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
”Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;”
1 Timothy 4:1
“For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”
2 Corinthians 10:12
Now, I know some seem of you are confused because I have written that you can Do and Say many things, such as, You can read the Bible every day, go to Church whenever the doors are open, sing in a choir, preach from a pulpit and teach Sunday school and still go to The Lake Of Fire, but it is The Relationship With Jesus is the Missing Part. It is not just doing all these things, but it is Where Your Heart Truly Is. Do you want to Please Jesus or just do things thinking it pleases Jesus? Do you Truly Love Jesus or do you think that by doing many things that Grace is Abound to you?
I Do and Speak BECAUSE I LOVE JESUS, BECAUSE I WANT TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS…IT IS MY HEARTS DESIRE TO PLEASE HIM!!! I WANT to be LIKE MY GOD!!!
When Jesus Rebuked those who said “Lord, Lord did we not do…did we not say…” and Jesus will tell them to Depart From Him into The Lake Of Fire. It is because they Truly did not Accept Jesus As Lord and Build a Relationship With Him. They wanted to be God over God!
Jesus said that if Our Righteousness did not Exceed that of the Pharisees then we would not enter into the Kingdom Of Heaven.
“21 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. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
“For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
The Walk Of Obedience is a Love Song!!! For a Melody, a Song comes to mind (Jesus Speaks), then it is Written(The Bible), the Notes, the Tune of the Song Formulate(God’s Rules Of Conduct) and then are Played(Walked In Obedience) to make a Beautiful Sound, a Beautiful Song…a Love Song To Jesus! You can have any one part of this Song and be Correct in that One Part, but if you do not put all of the other parts with it, then the Song is Never Complete, it will Never be a Love Song to Jesus.
The Walk Of Obedience is hard, it is not easy. We have many, many enemies, but they all Sing One Song and that is to Walk According To The Flesh. Walking In Obedience takes Skill, it takes Time, it takes Courage, it takes Love. Jesus never said it would be easy, in fact He told us of some very hard times ahead. Jesus said that it will be so hard that our Enemy will be within our Households, among those whom we Love. Do not get me wrong, The Walk Of Obedience is worth more than Life and it is Worth Every Heart Ache, Every Scar, Every Ridicule that I MUST Endure. There is nothing on Earth to Compare with The Joy that I have With Jesus, even though I may be in Desolation.
I want to hear my Lord Jesus say to me, Well Done MY Faithful Servant Enter Into The Kingdom Of Heaven!!!
“His lord said unto him, Well done, [thou] good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
My Walk In Obedience
Is A Love Song To Jesus.
What Song Are
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!