Lifestyle Of Radical Obedience

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22

 

Introduction

It is imperative for God’s elect in the Gospel of God’s Righteousness that constitutes Jesus’ baptism, death and resurrection to know that God is shaking everything that can be shaken.  Heb 12:26-29  That which is true and righteous will remain.  God is awakening the elects out of complacency and challenging them to a lifestyle of radical obedience.

What do I mean by lifestyle of radical obedience?  Lifestyle of radical obedience involves listening attentively with a heart of compliant submission and then obeying God’s Word. 

Lifestyle of radical obedience means maintaining an intimate connection with God so much so that it prompts us to respond to His beckoning voice. 

My intention today is to lay out why the elects at NCCkl should live a life that is characterized by radical obedience.  Listed below are some benefits :

 

  1. Strong Relationship With God

Lifestyle of radical obedience creates a deeper relationship with God by having faith in the Gospel of God’s Righteousness. Our prompt obedience to God’s Word releases revelation knowledge that causes us to experience God on a higher level. 

 

  1. Success In Our Endeavors

Lifestyle of radical obedience promotes perpetual success.  In Joshua 1:8, God promised success and prosperity for those who obey His words.  God told Joshua that his success was dependent on his obedience to God. It is no different for us elects.  We can expect God to bless our endeavors when we are willing to be obedient to Him. 

 

  1. Rest For Our Soul

Lifestyle of radical obedience provides rest.  In Mt 11:28, Jesus promised rest for those who are weary and burdened if they obey His word and learn from Him.  We are made to rest and we can only find rest when we are rested in Jesus, Who is the Lord of Sabbath.

 

  1. Heaven Is Priceless

Lifestyle of radical obedience promises everlasting life in Heaven.  Heaven is literally priceless and because of that, it is our motivation for radical obedience.  Since we are going to Heaven,  the  elects ought to act like it.  Elects are God’s people right now, not just in the by-and by-.  When Jesus contrasted His work with the devil in John 10:10, He said, “the thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy but I have come that you may have life and have it to the full.”   Heaven is life and life to the full.  If you are an elect, you will never be as fully alive as the moment you die.  In that moment, you will awaken to the very fullness of life in a place called Heaven.

 

  1. Conduit For Miracles

Lifestyle of radical obedience position the elects to experience supernatural moves of God.  This can vary from giving someone a vital word of knowledge or even to pray and expect a miracle to occur. 

 

  1. Develops The ‘Yes’ Habit

Lifestyle of radical obedience allows the elect to be on the look out for what God is trying to do in the moment and get in alignment with that.  The ‘yes’ habit crushes the voice of doubt and creates a greater sensitivity to discerning the voice of God. 

 

  1. Courageous Boldness

Lifestyle of radical obedience enables the elect to step out by faith on something God ask us to do even though we were afraid  at first.  Over time the spirit becomes stronger and confident in God and less intimidated by the fear of man.  The Holy Spirit will endow elects with power and a fierce boldness that will leave others astonished.

 

  1. Adventurous Faith

Lifestyle of radical obedience will cause the elect’s faith not to stay at the same level.  It will have no other choice other than to stretch in order to fit the task that God is asking of us.  It allows God to grow our faith and teach us to trust His promptings.

 

  1. Joyful Obedience

Lifestyle of radical obedience produces joy in knowing that we are in communication with the Father.  Joy and gladness come to us when we continually acknowledge His Presence.  Faithfulness in this way brings perpetual blessings to the elects who will in turn bless others. 

In conclusion, everyone benefits from lifestyle of radical obedience to God whether it be directly or indirectly.

 

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