GODíS SCHOOL OF OBEDIENCE
July 23, 2000
Lucifer refused to be obedient - Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:14-18
Obedience was demanded of Adam and Eve - Genesis 2:15-17
Abraham was sent into a hostile environment where he was tested time and time again!
He failed in Egypt - Genesis 12:9-20
He failed with Hagar - Genesis 16:1-6
He failed in Gerar - Genesis 20:1-18
HE GRADUATED ON MOUNT MORIAH - Genesis 22:1-18
When the Lord delivered the children of Israel out of Egypt, He did not send them on the easy coast road to the Promised Land, but he sent them through the wilderness. Exodus 13:17-22
Know this: God knew very well that in the wilderness there would be no feed for the cattle, no water for people and animals and definitely no food for the people. But this was the perfect place for people to have their faith tested and for God to work miracles. 1 Corinthians 10:1-14
Each believer in Christ will be assigned to a territory where we are to live and be tested.
At times there will be no water; at times there will be no food. God will allow obstacles to be created so that he can test our faith and help us to have faith in God! Luke 19:12-27
Jesus came to do the will of God - John 4:34
In order to be obedient, we must first become faithful - Hebrews 3:1-5
Faith comes by hearing the Word of God - Romans 10:17
If there is no faith there can be no obedience - Hebrews 11:1-6
Among the faithful, there will be three classes: 30%, 60% and 100% - Matthew 13:19-23
Of which group do you want to belong?
BONUS SCRIPTURE: Jesus said, I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Do you have an ear with which to hear ?