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GOD PLACED ISRAELITES ON CONDITIONAL FREEDOM – Leviticus

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Christians Must Fully Obey God To Have His Full Blessing

Passage: Leviticus 26

Israelites were free from the Egyptians’ bondage but their freedom had terms and conditions. God who delivered the Israelites from their Egyptians’ oppression placed then under a strict term that they must comply with his laws to continue enjoying the benefit of their freedom. Jehovah emphasized that the people must fully desist from idolatry.

God reiterated to the people of Israel that their deliverance would be a thing of the past if they serve an idol. God stated,

“You shall not make idols for yourselves; neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 26:1).

God promised to bless Israelites his people if they serve him with full devotion and desist from any form of idol worship. God stated as quoted,

“If you walk in my statutes and keep my commandments, and perform them, then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid; I will rid the land of evil beasts, and the sword will not go through your land. You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you. Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you. For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm my covenant with you. You shall eat the old harvest, and clear out the old because of the new. I will set my tabernacle among you, and my soul shall not abhor you. I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be my people” (Leviticus 26:3-12).

Jehovah also reiterated, through Moses, the impending judgment that would befall the Israelites should they engage in idolatry. He stated,

“And after all these, if you do not obey me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. I will break the pride of your power; I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its produce, nor shall the trees of the land yield their fruit” (Leviticus 26:18-20).

A Christian Must Not Serve An Idol

Any Christian who wants to prosper on earth and also qualify for heaven must not engage in an idol worship. An idol worshiper will not have his or her name written in God’s book of life! God is the only supreme deity that is worthy of our worship. All people must submit to his feet and reverence him with sincere worship.

God is Jehovah; he does not want anyone to equate him with an idol. He does not want anyone to share the glory due to his name with an idol. The Creator will do everything necessary to protect the integrity of his name!

Jehovah requires complete obedience from his children so that he can bless them. Children of God must understand that God cannot be deceived. He knows all things; he knows a person that faithfully serves him, and he knows who does not.

Christians must abide by the laws of God to obtain God’s benefits. Each believer must understand that God has his yardstick of punishment for every sinner unless repentance is exercised! God will not relent until he has properly corrected any of his children that engage in idolatry. It is therefore important that every child of God stays away from idol worship. Every believer must give God an undivided attention and serve him wholeheartedly.

Pray For Grace To Abide By God’s Rule

Dear God, please plant your fear in my heart and help me to serve you wholeheartedly. Empower me by the Holy Spirit to meet your holiness standard! Please guide my thoughts and actions so that I can live a pure life before you! Give me the ability to repent from my sin whenever I make a mistake. Help me to exercise a genuine repentance so that you can be happy with me! Please Help me to be conscious of your laws and empower me to meet your holiness expectation so that I can remain worthy of your eternal kingdom! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here

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GOD’S CHILDREN TO PAY THEIR TITHES – Malachi

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Christians Must Pay Their Tithes To Their Churches

Passage: Malachi 3

God requires the believers to faithfully pay their tithe to his honor and for their own benefits. A Christian who faithfully pays his (or her) tithe put himself or herself in the best position to receive God’s blessing. However, beyond the blessings to receive by paying a tithe, the practice is also regarded as an act of obedience to God. People who fail the obligation to pay their tithes are sinning against God, Bible referenced those who fail to faithfully pay their tithes as thieves (since they deprive him of his entitlement).

The ten percent of your income belongs to God. You are obliged to pay it as a tithe to your local church. In fact, consider the tithe payment as equally important to God as the tax is important to the government.

Children of God must pay the ten percent of their income to God’s house to sustain his servants and promote the activities that promote his kingdom. The scripture warned people about tithe payment,

“Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed you?’ In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it” (Malachi 3:8-10).

Tithe Payment Is God’s Requirement

Believers must understand that the requirement to pay their tithe (Ten percent of their income) is God’s commandment which is date back to the Bible time. God required all his children to meet this obligation for the purpose of replenishing his “storehouse.” That is, tithes are meant to suffice provision for the matter of God’s kingdom.

Any Christian who violates the requirement to pay his or her tithe to the local church is acting in disobedience to God’s law.

Christians must not be confused with heresy that many false teachers out there are disseminating. False teachers are claiming that the requirement of tithe payment only applies to the people of Old Testament era. Nothing can be further from the truth, believers in the New Testament (Christians) have the same obligation to pay their tithes also.

Everyone must fully understand that human’s opinion is different from God’s opinion; believers must obey God’s requirement to the letter to receive his abundant blessings.

Besides, believers must understand that God will bless us if we are faithful in our tithe payments. People who violate the tithe payment requirement will not only miss their benefits, but they will also receive God’s punishment. The Creator considers people who fail to pay their tithes as thieves, and he will award them some measurable punishments.

Believers who faithfully pay their tithes must understand that their due diligence is directed to the Lord, and not to any pastor, priest, or someone else. That is, a Christian should be less bothered about how the clergy is managing his or her tithes. God knows how to reward everyone for his or her action. Yours is to pay your tithe. Leave the rest for God to handle! He is able to adequately take care of his businesses. (God also knows how to properly handle anyone that mismanages his Kingdom’s fund.)

In addition, Christians’ obligation to pay their tithes to “God’s storehouse” must not be substituted for other services. That is, a Christian should prioritize paying his (or her) tithe to his local church. He should not consider any charity obligation that he has somewhere else as a substitute for tithe. Of course, Bible supports charity and other moral activities, but a Christian must just not substitute his tithe for it! In short, your tithe belongs to your local church.

Pray For Grace To Be Consistent With Your Giving

Dear God, please give me the power and grace to be faithful in my tithe payments. Help me to be faithful in paying the ten percent of my income to support my local church, as you required it. Do not let me be deceived by false teachers who are out there preaching the wrong doctrine and preparing people for eternal damnation. Please, do not let me get involved in “church politics!” Help me to be consistent in my relationship to you, and let my heart be completely devoted to serving you. As I make a serious effort to satisfy your desires, please bless me richly and keep me fit for your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here

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CYRUS SPONSORED THE RECONSTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM – Ezra

God’s Miracles will be Available for Believers

Passage: Ezra 1

One gentile king was inspired to sponsor the reconstruction of God’s Temple in Jerusalem. The king who had an idolatry background allowed God to inspire and use him for the good course. The king’s name is Cyrus, and he ruled the Persia Empire. King Cyrus encouraged the Jews to return to their homeland and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. However, not only did King Cyrus mobilized and sent them to their ancient City of Jerusalem, he also asked the people of his empire to support the Jews. He instructed his people to provide both material and financial support for the Jewish project. The scripture reported,

“Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel, (he is the God) which is in Jerusalem. And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem” (Ezra 1:1-4).

God’s Power will Favor Christians

God has the divine ability to rally support for his children. No one is out of the radar of God’s usage for his good courses! In fact, God can even use an enemy to benefit his children! Jehovah has the autonomous power to use both kings and servants alike for the sake of glorifying his name in the lives of his children. Based on the significant fact that God is able to do all things to assist his children, Christians must exercise their trust in him!

Christians are the children of God. We are the people of his apple eyes. That is, Jehovah will take care of us even when a situation arises to tempt us into doubting him. Christians must not doubt God; we must trust in him at all times. Believers must be confident that God is exceedingly and abundantly able to do all things for our benefits. Of course, the call to trust God does not mean that a Christian should fold his hands in idleness! Every child of God still has an obligation to actively engage his or her task as he or she expects God’s miracle! People who actively trust in God will receive his help. The Creator will manifest his power to assist his diligent children now, and always!

God’s help will be sufficient for his faithful children.

Do you trust that God can help you in your situation? Don’t doubt him. Trust in him, and you will not be disappointed!

Prayer for God’s Help

God of miracle is still alive to answer every prayer.

Dear God, I have learned from the Bible that you are strongly able to do all things to benefit your children. Please give me the ability to trust you in my situations. Help me to patiently wait for your assistance. Also, help me to be diligent in my engagement as I exercise my trust in you. Please raise helper for me from every corner of the earth! Send my helpers from the north, south, east, and west! Please enrich me with your benefits so that I can testify to your goodness throughout the world! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my request. Amen. => Subscribe here

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JEREMIAH LAMENTED FOR ISRAELITES’ SINS – Lamentation

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Sin Irritates God; Holiness Is The Key

Passage: Lamentations 1

Prophet Jeremiah was depressed and cried for Israelites having witnessed the terrible consequences they have suffered as a result of their sins committed against God. Israelites who once enjoyed God’s full benefits have become impoverished. They lived in poverty, and many of them have become captive slaves in a foreign land. Jeremiah lamented,

“How lonely sits the city that was full of people! How like a widow is she, who was great among the nations! The princess among the provinces has become a slave! She weeps bitterly in the night, her tears are on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has none to comfort her. All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they have become her enemies.Judah has gone into captivity, under affliction and hard servitude; She dwells among the nations, she finds no rest; all her persecutors overtake her in dire straits” (Lamentation 1:1-3). 

Sin Separate People from God

Sin destroys any good relationship that exists between God and his children. A person that intends to enjoy his (or her) relationship with God must desist from sin. Since God is not partial, he cannot pardon his child for a sin that he would punish an unbeliever for. The Creator will award his measurable punishment for everyone – Whether he/she is a child of God or not. Meanwhile, it is impossible to predict how God will punish a sinner, but in most cases, his punishment beats human’s imaginations. Better to be safe than sorry, someone who professes to love God should serve him in holiness to enjoy his benefits.

 

Divine blessing of God will follow a person that obeys his laws. The person will prosper in whatever he does. A new door of opportunity will open for him, and whatever he does shall lead to success. Also, a person who obeys the laws of God will have peace of mind and have enough strength to stay happy during adversity. God will ultimately help him to prevail in all situations.

 

Prayer to Live in Holiness

Dear God, I understand that you require your children to stay away from sin and serve you in holiness. I am very sorry for my past sins, and I repent of them. I ask that you please forgive my sins so that I can befit your blessings. Let the Holy Spirit empower me to faithfully serve you. Give me the ability to daily meditate in your word. Please bless me as I strive to live in holiness before you! Give me every reason to testify to your goodness in the land of the living! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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GOD REVEALED THE SECRETS OF END TIME – Daniel

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The Present Earth And Heaven Will Go Into Extinction

(Passage: Daniel 12)

God revealed the secret of end time to Daniel.  Daniel learned from the revelation that God will soon judge the dwellers of this present earth and haul the planet to a place called Hellfire. God will send the wicked people on earth to hell (an everlasting place of punishment). Meanwhile, Jehovah will reward the people who have lived godly on earth.

People who have lived in obedience to the commandments of God on earth will receive the gift of everlasting life in heaven.

Daniel explained his God-given revelation of end time,

“At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever” (Daniel 12:1-3).

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Factual Lessons of End Time

End Time – An irreversible season!

God will judge the dwellers of this present earth at his own appointed time. He will send the ungodly people to hellfire but send the godly people to heaven.

The Almighty God will destroy the planet earth at his own appointed time. He will exonerate his faithful children during judgment and send them to heaven. (The escape process of God’s saints is called rapture.)

Unfortunately, people who have failed to faithfully serve God and those who have refused to confess their faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God will be regarded as wicked people and be judged alongside the planet earth.

According to the book of Daniel and book of Revelation, God will create a new earth (and a new heaven) that will host his saints. God’s people – Those who have served God well on earth and have confessed Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior – will qualify for the new plant.

Jehovah will allow the dwellers of his new planet earth to have access to an unlimited peace, joy, and prosperity. God’s saints will enjoy his maximum benefits eternally!

The Call For Repentance

God does not lie; his words will come to pass as scheduled. It is therefore important that all people prepare for the inevitable judgment of God to come on the planet earth. People who are willing to escape God’s punishment of hellfire should not hesitate to repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

 

A word is enough for the wise! Whoever intends to go to heaven must not hesitate to repent of his or her sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. God’s indescribable benefits will immediately become available for the person in heaven.

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Pray for Grace to Escape Hell and Befit Heaven

Dear God, please count me worthy of your eternal kingdom. I understand that you will soon judge this world and send the unrepentant sinners to hellfire. I don’t want to go to hellfire; therefore, I confess my sins and repent of them. I also confess my faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God. I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins and resurrected from the grave to grant me the gift of eternal life. I declare that I will start to faithfully serve God from today, and I will do this for the rest of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
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ONE DISRESPECTFUL CHIEF PAID A DIRE CONSEQUENCE – 2 Kings

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People Must Honor God’s Servants

(Passage: 2 Kings 7)

One Israelite’s chief paid a dire consequence for being disrespectful to Prophet Elisha over his prophecy. A prolonged famine had plagued the land of Israel at the time, but Elisha showed up and prophesied that God would avert the terrible situation overnight. The chief who heard the prophecy mocked the man of God (Elisha); however, the aftermath was not funny. Elisha uttered a statement that reshaped everyone’s thinking as he furthered stated that the man who mocked his prophecy would die for his behavior. The Bible reported Elisha’s prophecy, the chief’s response, and the aftermath consequence.

“Then Elisha said, “Hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord: ‘Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.’” So an officer on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God and said, “Look, if the Lord would make windows in heaven, could this thing be?” And he said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes, but you shall not eat of it.” (2 Kings 7:1-2).

 

Christians To Honor Their Pastors

Christians have an obligation to honor the servants of God, for especially those who labor over their souls. The servants of God are guided by the Holy Spirit to serve as God’s mouthpiece; believers must relate to them with faith and follow their instructions.

The Bible states that whoever believes the word of a prophet shall be blessed. (2 Chronicles 20:20). That is, someone who believes any spiritual utterance (prophecy) that is stated by a man or woman of God will be rewarded for his faith. (Of course, the prophecy has to be in compliance with the Bible!) A person who acts in faith based on the utterances that are inspired by the Holy Spirit will propers. The person’s faith and action will turn to become his blessing.

 

Pray for Ability to Respect Your Spiritual Leaders

Dear God, I believe that you still lead people by the Holy Spirit. You lead your servants through the Holy Spirit to minister to their people. Please help me to respect your servants. Let me operate in faith and honor them as they perform their spiritual activities. Give me the ability to support your servants as they labor to bear positive fruits for your kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
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A WOMAN WHO MOCKED DAVID REGRETTED HER ACTION – 2 Samuel

People To Honor God At All Times

(Passage: 2 Samuel 6)

A woman who mocked King David for dancing in the presence of God lived the rest of her life to regret her action. Michal, David’s wife, despised her husband when he danced before the Ark of God’s covenant. Michal scolded her husband for publicly dancing before God. To Michal, her speech was appropriate since David was her husband; however, God considered it as an insult hauled against his integrity! Therefore, Michal was barren for the rest of her life. The scripture reported Michal’s speech to David,

“…How glorious was the king of Israel today, uncovering himself today in the eyes of the maids of his servants, as one of the base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!” (2 Samuel 6:20).

Bible further reported,

“So David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the Lord. And I will be even more undignified than this, and will be humble in my own sight. But as for the maidservants of whom you have spoken, by them I will be held in honor.” Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death” (2 Samuel 6:21-23 KJV).

Learn to Honor God and Respect His Servants

Honor God. God deserves to be respected by all people. God’s servants also deserve to be honored. Believers must be careful not to relate with God anyhow. We must not allow familiarity to cause us to sin against God. The fact that Jehovah remains loving and compassionate towards us does not mean that we can take him for granted! No Christian should think that he or she can second-guess God’s action if he or she abuses God’s grace. God cannot be second-guessed. His anger may erupt and it may surpass any human imagination.

Instead of testing God’s patience, believers have an obligation to faithfully serve him. We must respect God and faithfully serve him to receive his benefits (and avoid his wrath). The Creator will bless whoever makes him proud of his or her godly character.

Prayer For Grace to Honor God

Dear God, please give me the ability to faithfully serve you and honor you in whatever I do! Do not let me abuse your grace by taking you for granted. Also, do not let me dishonored your servants. Please guide my behaviors to always satisfy you so that I can receive your benefits in this life and in heaven also. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.  => Subscribe here.

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THE POWER OF GOD IS UNBEATABLE – Nahum

The Power of God will Benefit Christians

(Passage: Nahum 1)

The power of God is extraordinarily great and remains unbeatable. Jehovah is God; he is the only deity that all people must serve. The Creator has an autonomous power to do whatever he likes. The magnitude of God’s power is beyond any human comprehension! God has the power to give life; he also has the power to take it back. God can make rain to fall in the morning, cause the sun to shine in the afternoon, and snow to fall in the evening. In fact, God is so powerful to an extent that nothing is difficult for him to handle! The Creator, in his magnificent power, requires that all people must recognize him, revere him, and serve him. He asked everyone (his creation) to serve him with all their strength and might. Whoever honors the call to faithfully serve God will prosper on earth and in heaven!

The Bible states,

“God is jealous, and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His enemies; The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither, and the flower of Lebanon wilts. The mountains quake before Him, The hills melt, and the earth heaves at His presence, Yes, the world and all who dwell in it. Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by Him. The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of its place, and darkness will pursue His enemies” (Nahum 1:2-8). 

 

Blessings Shall Follow People That Recognize the Power of God

The Power of God controls the universe; people who recognize and appreciate this fact will prosper. Why? God has the supreme authority to control all things. He has an autonomous power over the earth and heaven. Whatever God says and does are final. No one can question his authority. The Creator has promised to use his magnificent power to favor the people who faithfully serve him. He considers his faithful worshipers as his true children deserving of blessings, and he will bless them.

 

Anyone that recognizes the power of God and honors the Creator will not regret his (or her action). God will use his magnificent power to favor him. Jehovah will go to an extra mile to ensure that his child that makes him proud get blessed.

Follow the course; serve God for Who He Is

People who expect the blessings of God must faithfully serve God. They must prioritize serving him so that the Creator can surprise them with his much benefits.

Serve God to receive his benefits!

Pray for Grace to Recognize The Power of God

Dear God, please give me the enabling grace to honor you and faithfully serve you so that I can prosper. Help me to serve you in the Spirit and in truth (as you required in the Bible – John 4:24). Please bless me as I acknowledge your power and make a sincere effort to satisfy your desires. Let your goodness and mercy follow me in every day of my life. Earn me the privilege to testify to your goodness in the assembly of your people. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here.

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GOD SCOLDED ISRAELITES FOR THEIR PRANK – Hosea

Believers Must Positively Receive God’s Correction

(Passage: Hosea 13)

God rebuked the Israelites for attempting to play a double-standard game with him. Israelites were dishonest in their relationship with God. They only served him for their selfish interest. They returned to idol worship after God has blessed them. Meanwhile, God requires his children to faithfully serve him with an undivided attention. People ought to serve God for who he is, and not for the sake of what they intend to receive from him.

Israelites engaged in a face-worship to receive God’s benefits; they turn their back at him after his has blessed them. Therefore, God promised to punish the people for their hypocritical behaviors. God stated,

“When Ephraim spoke, trembling, He exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended through Baal worship, he died. Now they sin more and more, and have made for themselves molded images, Idols of their silver, according to their skill; all of it is the work of craftsmen. They say of them, “Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!” Therefore they shall be like the morning cloud and like the early dew that passes away, like chaff blown off from a threshing floor and like smoke from a chimney. “Yet I am the Lord your God Ever since the land of Egypt, and you shall know no God but Me; for there is no savior besides Me. I knew you in the wilderness, in the land of great drought. When they had pasture, they were filled; They were filled and their heart was exalted; Therefore they forgot Me. “So I will be to them like a lion; Like a leopard by the road I will lurk; I will meet them like a bear deprived of her cubs; I will tear open their rib cage, And there I will devour them like a lion. The wild beast shall tear them” (Hosea 13:1-8).

No Game Playing With God!

A good Christian ought to respond to a godly correction.

A Christian who expects God to go a long way for him must also go a long way for God. Christians must understand that we have an obligation to live in honesty before God. No Christian is allowed to play pranks with God. It will backfire!

 

Yield to correction: Believers must understand that we cannot deceive God. He knows a person that is honest in his or her relationship with him. Christians must understand that God will reward us if are honest with him.

Christians must not attempt to test God by serving him with the goal of receiving his benefits only. We must faithfully serve God because he deserves it. We must also obey the commandments of God so that he can count us worthy of his kingdom.

Every Christian must faithfully serve God with a sincere heart at all times.

Respond to correction. It is important to emphasize that a Christian should not be an ingrate by keeping a casual relationship God. Jehovah asks his children to shun sin and pursue righteousness. He asks us to walk uprightly before him so that we can enjoy his earthly and heavenly benefits.

Correction leads to blessings.

Let the weak say, “I am strong.” Whoever struggles in his relationship with God should be honest with his or her status and ask God for help. God will grant the request of his children who acknowledge their weaknesses and prayerfully work towards improvement.

Prayer to Yield to Correction an be Consistent With God

Dear God, I stand to be corrected! Please give me the grace to keep an honest relationship with you. Help me to serve you in righteousness so that you can be happy with me. Empower me by the Holy Spirit to respond to your corrections and change. Please, give me the ability to have an unconditional love for you and faithfully serve you in every day of my life. Let my life glorify you on earth so that you can be proud of me in heaven. Please ever keep me worthy of your eternal kingdom O Lord. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.  => Subscribe here.

 

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GOD TAUGHT JONAH THE LESSON OF OBEDIENCE – Jonah

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Christians To Obey God For Their Benefits

(Passage: Jonah 2)

Prophet Jonah disobeyed God and attempted to escape, but God caught him red-handedly. God caught Jonah in a ship and commanded a fish to swallow him. The stubborn servant felt the heat of hell until he repented. Jonah repented while in the belly of a fish; God heard his voice and saved him.

The scripture reported,

“Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. And he said: “I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, and He answered me. “Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice. For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the floods surrounded me; All Your billows and your waves passed over me” (Jonah 2:1-3 NKJV).

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It Is Better To Obey God Than To Disobey Him

A person should aspire to obey God and receive his blessing than to disobey him and suffer terrible consequences. God who dearly loves his children also has a special mode of correction for his children. Jehovah can allow his children to suffer for the sake of saving them. However, anyone who willingly obeys God has an advantage of receiving greater benefits than a person who was coerced into obedience. God rates his favorite children by their obedience. He will establish his abiding presence with his favorite children. He will rescue them during trouble and provide for their needs. Jehovah will satisfy the needs of his faithful children from this earth to heaven.

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Prayer To Live In Obedience To God

Dear God, please make me your obedient child. Help me to obey your instructions. Give me the ability to do whatever you ask of me. Enable me with the strength to be conscious of your expectations and meet them! Please keep me ever worthy of your kingdom! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.  => Subscribe here.

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