ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS,  Beloved of GOD,  John 3:16

OBEDIENCE,    “WORTH CONSIDERING”    7/19/19,   (Across my desk this morning,  really important.)

Today’s Scripture
The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.” (Proverbs 4:18, ESV)

The Gracious Hand of God
No matter what is happening in your life today, you have a reason to be excited about your future! If things seem dark right now, know that the dawn will soon appear. The key is to remember that you are not here by accident. You have a purpose and destiny from God to fulfill, and He’s not finished with you yet. Your best days are not behind you; your best days are out in front of you. God is a God of increase. He has greater things in store for your future than you have experienced in your past. His dream for your future is so much bigger than your own. He wants to take you places you’ve never dreamed and open doors you’ve never imagined. He wants to bring talent out of you that you didn’t know you had. He wants to increase you and cause you to be a greater blessing to the people around you. Today, get your hopes up and get excited about your future! Begin to thank Him for what He has in store. Keep standing, keep believing and keep moving forward because God has explosive blessings in store for you!

A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, I humbly come to You giving You all that I am. I trust that You have good things in store for my future. I choose to keep my eyes on You no matter what’s happening in my circumstances. I know that You are faithful, and I receive the blessings that You have in store for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

My Thoughts:
There is that nasty word righteousness/obedience again…  But Righteousness and Obedience are the same.   God has designed and is creating a Kingdom of Righteousness which will be filled only with obedient souls.   We tend to hate to think of obedience in a positive light.  We tend to be such a disobedient people even from birth.  So to bite the bullet, so to say,  to learn to become righteous we must also LEARN to become obedient.  We are made righteous but the blood of Christ Jesus so that we may learn to become obedient. 

So if you are not in an obedience learning school where you are being taught to become obedient you are missing out.  Even Jesus had to learn to be obedient,  Heb.5:8-9.   In fact, only those who learn obedience are allowed to go on into the Kingdom of God.    God our creator is not going to allow Adam’s disobedience to contaminate the universe.  So our Creator has us now in a life school to learn obedience.  But if we have taken a detour to avoid learning obedience we will end in the midst of eternal total darkness for eternity.  Our obedience school is basically the charge of the Holy Spirit at the present time.  But HIS ministry is also assigned and commissioned to the “Elders” to help HIM.   So basically we lean obedience through the Holy Spirit, the Church of Christ Jesus or the law of sowing and reaping.   Husbands and Wives are seen as a single unit by God with the husband having the last say.  Children are to be in obedience to the parents.   The Church of Christ Jesus is to be obedient to the Holy Spirit as the Holy Spirit is to Christ Jesus and as Christ Jesus is to the Heavenly Father.   Of course this is the reverse of the top down dictator system.  God’s school of authority is a school of souls wanting to learn how to become obedient.  Paul puts it this way,  2 Cor. 10:6:  “And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.”  So it would seem that for us to learn obedience in our life time is very important. So here are some more Bible verses on the subject:

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

So it is not in making Christ Jesus, Savior that brings us into GOD’s Kingdom at the end of our lives but in making Christ Jesus LORD and embracing our own school of learning obedience that we find ourselves in.  So if you are not presently in a school of the Holy Spirit learning obedience then you need to find one.  And your old Adamic nature will totally hate the idea.

Matt. 7:21 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.  24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:  25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.  26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.  28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

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.  John 14:21

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,  Ken<><

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There is but one Church of Christ Jesus and all who love an obey HIM are members.

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