Years ago, The LORD told me, “Obedience is the Highest Order of Praise!”
When I asked why, He said, “It’s because it is the hardest thing to do. Humans are so involved in self and their own hearts, that lie to them, that they argue and fight within themselves, while they think they are just arguing with Me.
But it isn’t that way. They are allowing the spirits within them to rule and reign, to take over, when they don’t or it looks like they won’t get their way. It is a fight as old as time.
For even Eve fought with herself as to who was telling the truth, the snake in the garden, or Me? She allowed her own heart, and “self” to get in the way as she took a bite of the apple.
Was it because she was hungry? Because she wanted to see what would happen?
Because she didn’t believe what I had told them and decided to take matters into her own hands, and disobey Me, because she didn’t think I’d find out?
Maybe she forgot I was omnipresent, as you all often do, so that I not only could see everything she did, but heard It all too. I even allowed it to happen.
As you know, Eve followed her heart, not Mine.”
“The heart is more deceitful than anything else and mortally sick. Who can fathom it? I, ADONAI, search the heart; I test inner motivations; in order to give to everyone what his actions and conduct deserve,” Jeremiah 17:9-10 CJB.
There are consequences or rewards for whatever you say or do.
“Your cedar may be excellent, but that doesn’t make you a better king. True, your father ate and drank, but he also did what was right and just, so things went well with him. He upheld the cause of the poor and the weak, so everything went well. Isn’t that what knowing Me is all about?” says ADONAI. In contrast, your eyes and heart are controlled entirely by your greed, you desire for shedding innocent blood, oppressing and extorting.”
Therefore here is what ADONAI says concerning Y’hoyakim (Jehoiakim) the son of Yoshiyahu (Josiah), King of Y’hudah (Judah) : “There will be no one to mourn for him, ‘Oh! My brother!’ or “Oh! His glory!” He will be given a donkey’s ‘burial’ – dragged out the gates of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) and thrown away [to rot],” Jeremiah 22:15-19 CJB.
“Yes, rescue those being dragged off to death – won’t you save those about to be killed? If you say, “We knew nothing about it,” won’t He who weighs hearts discern it? ” Proverbs 24:11-12 CJB.
“Yes, He who guards you will know it and repay each one as his deeds deserve.
Remember, I AM omnipresent and omniscient, so you can’t do anything without Me knowing about it.
I run the show, so with Me, there is a time and a season for everything. Everything is in My timing, not yours.”
“For everything there is season, a right time for every intention under heaven – a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to discard, a time to tear and a time to sew, a time to keep silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace,” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 CJB.
“So again, I say, OBEDIENCE IS THE HIGHEST ORDER OF PRAISE. Obviously many humans want to get something out of whatever they say or do, so what does obedience do for you?”
- Honors Me greatly, as you praise Me because of the fight that goes on within you as you overcome self desire.
- May help to save your life and the life of those you love.
- Will teach you much, such as:
- Steadfastness in waiting on Me,
- Courage in the face of adversity,
- Unselfishness as you learn to overcome your own heart’s desire for Mine,
- How to follow orders from Me and not be in rebellion or stubbornness, which is as witchcraft,
- Trusting Me and My promises to you,
- Trusting My Word,
- How to listen to Me and not others or to have discernment,
- Will keep you moving forward in My Kingdom, not backwards,
- and much more.
“Sh’mu’el (Samuel) said, “Does ADONAI take as much pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying what ADONAI says? Surely obeying is better than sacrifice, and heeding orders than the fat of rams. For rebellion is like the sin of sorcery / witchcraft, stubbornness, like the crime of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of ADONAI, He too has rejected you as king.” 1 Samuel 15:22-23 CJB.
“Again, being obedient is not easy, but it gets easier the more you do it, as it becomes your way of life. It makes you more like Me.
Don’t you want to be more like Me?
Remember when Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane?
How hard would it be if you knew you were being sacrificed for the sins of the world, and that your Father could change it all in a blink of an eye, but that wasn’t His intent?
How hard would it be for you to be obedient to follow through on My heart, not yours?”
“They went to a place called Gat Sh’manim (Gethsemane); and Yeshua said to his talmidim (disciples), “Sit here while I pray. He took with him Kefa (Peter), Ya’akov (Jacob/James), and Yochanan ( Johanan/John). Great distress and anguish came over him; and he said to them, “My heart is so filled with sadness, that I could die! Remain here and stay awake.” Going on a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that if possible, the hour might pass from him: “Abba!” (that is “Dear Father!”) “All things are possible for you. Take this cup away from me! Still, not what I want, but what you want,”” Mark 14:32-36 CJB.
“On leaving, Yeshua went as usual to the Mount of Olives; and the talmidim (disciples) followed him. When he arrived, he said to them, “Pray that you won’t be put to the test.” He went about a stone’s throw away from them, kneeled down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, let not My will but yours be done.” There appeared to him an angel from heaven giving him strength, and in great anguish he prayed more intensely, so that his sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground,” Luke 22:39-44 CJB.
“Or maybe you would rather be like Mary, to have an angel visit you and tell you that you would have a child, but that it would be God, who would be the father, and you weren’t even married yet!”
“The angel answered her, “The Rauch HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) will come over you, the power of the He ‘Elyon (Most High) will cover you. Therefore the holy child born to you will be called the Son of God!” Luke 1:35 CJB.
“Imagine what would go through your head. Would you be more worried about what people would say?
Maybe you’d be worried about what are you going to tell your betrothed or your parents?
Then you find out that you aren’t the only one that’s experiencing this GODLY MIRACLE or is it a DISASTER to you?”
“You have a relative, Elisheva (Elizabeth), who is an old woman; and everyone says she is barren. But she has conceived a son and is six months pregnant!” Luke 1:36 CJB.
“Or will you be HUMBLE AND OBEDIENT AND HONOR ME, by wanting My Will, not yours.
You won’t let fear or anything else get in the way, except Me!
YOU LET ME HAVE MY WAY, TO CREATE IN YOU THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD!”
“For with God, nothing is impossible.” Miryam (Mary) said, “I am the servant of ADONAI; may it happen to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her,” Luke 1:37-38 CJB.
“OBEDIENCE IS THE GREATER CHOICE IN SO MANY WAYS.
WILL IT BE YOUR CHOICE?”
God Bless You!
~ Beverly Juelsgaard-Fischer
God has allowed Beverly to minister all over the world through the internet, and in person through conferences, church services, and small groups. Beverly’s heart is to see the Body of Christ walk in the freedom that God means for them, so they can develop a deep intimacy with Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit. She ministers to others through prophetic words, and other gifts, bringing breakthrough and calling people into a constant pursuit of His Heart to actively hear His voice for themselves and others. Beverly lives near Danville, VA.