Nov 29, 2021

Deuteronomy 28:1-2 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:

A covenant involves two parties and each party must play its role for it to work.

The blessings to set you above only come upon you when you obey.

Curses came on the earth because Adam and Eve disobeyed the instruction of God.

No matter how much you fast and pray as long as you live a life of disobedience, you open yourself to negative forces to take over your life.

Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

God smelled the aroma and responded to Noah’s sacrifice. Genesis 8:20-22

There is system heaven has put in place by which you and I can tap into the blessings which we have been covenanted to receive.

Genesis 8:22 “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.”

You must discern times and seasons because seasons dictate activity. When seasons change, activities change.

Every time you cry to God for a blessing, He gives an instruction for that particular time and season and attaining that blessing depends on your obedience to the given instruction.

Galatians 3:13-14 *Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), * that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Abraham secured these blessings by being obedient to the voice of God ( Genesis 12:1-3 ).

God is powerful enough, He could have blessed Abraham in his father’s house (land) but he needed him to obey that he would walk into the promised blessing.

Genesis 22:1-3 Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.

Abraham didn’t leave his Father’s house rejoicing but following and obeying the instructions that God was giving him.

Genesis 22:12 And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”

Obedience to instructions is sometimes painful but it’s the only way God knows we fear Him.

There is a place of confession but the ultimate test that you love God is to obey Him and it’s from the place of obedience that we lock into the Abrahamic blessing that sets you above.

Genesis 1:28 Then God blessed them,…

Regardless of status (educated, uneducated, poor, rich, etc), the ground level for everyone to attain the blessing is at the cross ( Galatians 3:13-14 ).

That’s why David who was a black sheep of the family was considered by God because of his heart ( 1Samuel 13:14 ).

When people came to see the wisdom of Solomon, it was the wisdom of God. He slept a foolish man and woke up a wise man because his father had walked in obedience to God.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all.

Fearing God means walking in obedience. Solomon had everything (wives, riches, etc) but he knew it was all vanity for vanity ( Ecclesiastes 12:13 ).

2 Kings 4:7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest.”

One instruction was enough to make her a billionaire.

Your life must be founded and dictated by God’s instructions (Word).

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

Storms will cause you to fall if you are not rooted in the Word ( Matthew 7:24-27 ).

Genesis 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

Light represents the word of God (Psalms 119:18, Psalms 119:130).

God will always send His word to you in form of instructions every time things are not working well.

You ought to be sensitive to the instructions of the Holy Spirit because obedience will help you secure the Abrahamic blessing in all things ( Genesis 24:1 ).

Genesis 30:27 And Laban said to him, “Please stay if I have found favor in your eyes, for I have learned by experience that the Lord has blessed me for your sake.”

You can make a difference wherever you go if the anointing of blessing is upon your life and the anointing is obtained through obedience.

May God give us the grace to be obedient to His instruction (Word).