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SEXUAL SIN IRRITATES GOD – 1 THESSALONIANS

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Human Body Is Temple Of The Holy Spirit

(Passage: 1 Thessalonians 4)

God commanded his children to abstain from the practices of fornication and adultery so that he can bless them. Since God is holy, anyone who desires to satisfy his standard must be holy as well. A person who maintains the sanity of his body to honor God will prosper in this life and in heaven. It is written in the scripture,

“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness” (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 NKJV).

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Believers Must Keep Their Body Pure

The practices of fornication and adultery are sinful; they irritate God, therefore believers must desist from them. People who engage in a sexual sin must also understand that the practices corrupt their bodies – Which is considered as the temple of Holy Spirit.

The scripture emphasized that human body is God’s temple, and it must be kept pure at all times (1 Corinthians 6:19). Anyone who prioritizes holiness will receive a special attention from God and be blessed.

 

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Pray For God’s Grace To Be Holy

Dear God, I understand that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which I must keep pure at all times. I am sorry for any immoral activity that I have engaged in the past. I repent from them and I promise to start living a holy life before you. Please give me the grace and power to meet your expectations. Keep me qualified for your earthly and heavenly benefits. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here

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CHRISTIAN: BE CAREFUL OF FALSE TEACHERS – 2 JOHN

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False Teachers Will Deceive Many People

Some false teachers will rise during the period of the end time to deceive many people. Christians must ensure not to fall victim of those fake leaders.

In most cases, the deceptive teachers do not declare their identities; they camouflage as agents of light to manipulate people for their selfish gains.

False teachers will rob people of money and materials. They will also cause many people to lose their salvation and be doomed in hellfire.

Folks who believe false teachings run the risk of losing their souls to Satan and end up in hellfire. The scripture warned,

“I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully” (2 John 1:7-8 NIV).

 

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Watch Out For Fake Religion Leaders

Christians are warned to be careful and not fall victim of preachings that are not consistent with the standard of the Bible. Believers are advised to be in friendship with their Bible. They must read it diligently! They must study the scripture with a mindset to have a better understanding of God’s laws and comply with them.

Christians must ensure not to believe any theory that lacks the basis of the Bible. We must be prayerful and be disciplined to uphold the principles of the Bible.

Believers must not go with the wave of accommodating the unbiblical (but convenient) theories that our society celebrate. Christians must not allow the cares of this world to cause us to lose our salvation that Christ suffered to earn for us.

God will bless any Christian that stands firm with the testimony of Jesus Christ and complies with Bible standard. Jehovah will reward his faithful children with an imperishable crown of glory in his kingdom.

 

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Pray For The Strength To Be Watchful

Dear God, Please save me from the deceptive teachers that manipulate people into losing their salvation. Help me to comply with the standard of your word. Enable me with the strength to daily read my Bible so that I can better understand your laws and comply with them. Let my devotion be meaningful to you, and please keep my feet firm within thy gate O Lord! Let me remain steadfast before you so that I can qualify for an imperishable crown of glory in your kingdom! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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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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CHRISTIANS TO LIVE EXEMPLARY LIVES – Philippians

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Christian Must Be Moral and Portray a Good Example

Passage: Philippians 4

Christians are required to be honest in their relationship with God; they must be godly role models that are suitable for other people to emulate. Christians must understand that unbelievers are watching our behaviors to derive motivation for serving God. Believers must not fail our due diligence of positively influencing the unbelievers and leading them to become God’s worshipers. The scripture emphasized,

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

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Believers to Serve God with Pure Motives

Christians must serve God with a pure motive and portray a godly example for other people to emulate. Christians’ services must satisfy God. Our practices must motivate other people to love and serve God as well. Christians must understand that we have an obligation to live the exemplary lifestyle for other people to emulate (especially the unbelievers).

Despite the need to meet the pious obligation of faithfully serving God and leading others with godly examples, Christians still face the reality of being powerless without the help of the Holy Spirit. Believers will not have enough strength to adequately meet the mandate to be a true ambassador of Jesus Christ. Christians, like other humans, have weak nature that cannot easily comply with the standard of God. We must rely on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to adequately serve God and positively influence others.

To have the ability to faithfully serve God and offer godly leadership for other people, Christians must daily pray to receive the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God will also offer us divine guidance to make an appropriate decision and honor God. The Holy Spirit will indeed properly guide and aid us in meeting the standard of God which include an ability to faithfully serve him on earth and befit his kingdom.

Christians should consider it an important matter to pray for the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to meet God’s requirements and appropriately serve him.

Ask God to make you a good example for other people to emulate. May you ever remain a true ambassador of Jesus Christ!

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Prayer for God’s Grace to be a Good Example for Others

Dear God, please I need the help of the Holy Spirit to be a good Christian that faithfully represents you on earth. Let your divine Holy Spirit guide me to live in compliance with the Bible standard so that I can prosper! Please let me be a good example for other people to emulate. Also, let my services bring glory unto your name and ever keep me worthy of your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here

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CHURCH LEADERS MUST BE GOOD EXAMPLES – Titus

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Gospel Ministers Must Represent Christ Well

Passage: Titus 2

Gospel ministers are required to be good examples. They must teach and lead other people to properly serve God. They must be good stewards of Jesus Christ for other people to emulate. Apostle Paul instructed Titus to be a good steward of Christ as he instructed Titus,

“But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you” (Titus 2:1-8). 

Christians Have Obligations to Lead by Example

People who serve God in any capacity have an obligation to be godly examples. Every gospel minister must live a lifestyle that is suitable for other people to emulate. However, not only the church leaders are required to be good representatives of Jesus Christ. All Christians without an exception are charged to faithfully serve God and be good examples for the world to see!

Believers throughout the world must ensure to live in compliance with the laws of God that are stipulated in the Bible. We must not emulate any ungodly view, even if our society consider them as appropriate. Every Christian must consider it a priority to faithfully serve God in holiness.

Pray for the Ability to be True Representative of Jesus

Dear God, please help me to be your good steward in speech and in character. Help me to diligently study your word so that I can clearly understand your view in all matters. Empower me through the Holy Spirit to live up to your expectations, and let your light shine through me for the unbelievers to emulate. Please let my life become a living proof of your integrity in order to motivate unbelievers to serve you! 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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CHURCH LEADERS MUST HAVE INTEGRITY – Titus

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Christians Must Have Integrity To Honor God

(Passage: Titus 1)

Church leaders are expected to be people of integrity who lead others by example. Paul in his letter to Titus (and as the same principle applied to other Christian leaders) explained the qualities that every Christian leader must have. Paul wrote,

An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it” (Titus 1:6-9 NIV).

Christians Have Obligation to Lead by Examples

Christians leaders have the obligation to be moral and lead people by example. Religious leaders must be people of integrity. They must have the characters that are good enough to emulate other people to faithfully serve God. Since the fact remains that church leaders are appointed to represent God in their services, they must be careful not to act in any fashion that can mislead and/or negatively influence their congregations.

Any activity that a religion leader performs ought to motivate people to love and serve God. Meanwhile, the congregants of the local churches also have the obligation to support their leaders as well. Church members ought to help ease the burden of their spiritual leaders by providing them any needed support they may need, which are inclusive of both the physical and spiritual assistance.

Members of local churches ought to pray for their leaders to properly operate under the guidance of the Holy Spirit so that they can prosper in their services and bring glory to God.

Pray for yourself and pray for your spiritual leaders.

Pray for Church Leaders

Dear God, please make me an agent of positive change in my local assembly. Enable me with the strength to be an active church member and give me the ability to support my leaders. Help me to pray for my church leaders and offer them any support they might need.

I seize this opportunity to pray for my church leaders. Please grant them courage to properly serve you so that they can prosper for your kingdom. Please empower all church leaders throughout the world to operate under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to adequately serve in your honor. Help your servants throughout the world to be faithful in their services. Give them the ability to be effective their leadership activities and prosper for your kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my request. 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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