Obedience does not rest, or put off, when it is required.
Obedience is not a ploy that The LORD uses to accomplish something in you against what you want in life.
Obedience brings you into a divine alignment with rhema; a substantial pouring of the grace of The LORD through you to His servants who are calling out for The LORD’s design.
For it was He Who gave some to be apostles, and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors, and teachers; for the equipping of the saints, for the work of the ministry for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13).
Does He have a design for you? He certainly does!
There has been a battle going on against this very thing; your obedience. And I am hoping that you are actually seeing this.
Because if your life is always so easy where you are seeing nothing in The Realm of The Spirit, you may have been easy pickings for your adversary.
God does not want you to be unaware of the adversary’s devices. For The LORD wants “your eyes to be enlightened so that you will know the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.” (Ephesians 1:18).
“Be not unwise, but know what the will of The LORD is…” (Ephesians 5:17-19).
“Be sober, be vigilant; for your adversary, the devil, is as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him steadfast in the faith for you know that your brothers are experiencing the same thing.” (1 Peter 5:8).
God has given to you a tremendous liberty to walk in this obedience, “Stand fast, therefore, in the liberty in which Christ has made you free and be not entangled again in the yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1).
“Finally my brethren, be strong in The LORD and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand….. praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. And for me that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it, I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” (Ephesians 6:10-20).
His power is in you. You are more than a conqueror through Him Who loves you. (Romans 8:37).
“I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13).
~ Thomas Downes
Thomas Downes. Walking with The LORD for over 40 years, Thomas runs “The Voice of the Writer” a Prophetic Ministry. His purpose is to present the Word of God and the Love of God with the prophetic heart; the heart that desires to hear the Voice of The LORD, and present His Word for the encouragement of others.