Do you Delight in the Commandments of the Lord?
The Word of God gives us clear direction for our success on this earth, including our success as kingdom of God citizens.
But unfortunately, God’s Word is opposite of what most born-again believers, believe?
Christians are taught from the pulpit that obeying the Word of God is legalism. Jesus after all, did away with sin. This teaching keeps believers under the thumb of satan and out of the realm of the blessings and promises of God.
Jesus defeated the law of sin and death. But as believers we must choose to stay out of sin; make the choice to obey the Word of God.
Scripture CLEARLY tells Christians to be holy.
Peter 1:15-16 NKJV “but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”
You are to make and keep ‘yourself’ HOLY BEFORE THE LORD!
‘YOU’ be holy for I AM HOLY!
The Word CLEARLY tells believers to be separate and come out from among worldly people.
2 Corinthians 6:17 NKJV “Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.”
The Word CLEARLY tells Christians that to be a friend of the world is to be an enemy of God. The people of the world do not obey the Word of God.
James 4:4 NKJV “…Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”
You are the temple of the HOLY SPIRIT. Your temple should be holy!
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
Glorify God in Your body!
The list goes on and on.
Yet many Christians are taught and believe that if you do these things that you are legalistic.
IT’S THE BIG LIE that keeps Christians from receiving the blessings and promises of God; including healing, prosperity, authority, favor, etc., etc.
Let’s look at one set of verses in Psalm 112. One can find HUNDREDS of similar scriptures.
Psalm 112:1-3 NKJV “…Blessed is the man who fears the Lord , Who delights greatly in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches will be in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.
1. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord. The man who honors, respects, reverences the Lord will be blessed. Guess what dear friend, YOU ARE NOT HONORING THE LORD BY DISOBEYING HIS WORD!
2. Blessed is the man who delights in His Commandments! The one who obeys the Word of God! Not only that, his descendants will be mighty on the earth!
3. The entire generation of the upright (those who make the personal choice to obey His Word) will be blessed!
4. A man who obeys the Word of God, wealth and riches shall be in His House! And his righteousness endures!
NOTICE ROYAL FRIENDS: all the promises and blessings of God are dependent on YOU obeying the Word of God!
So get off your high horse and do it. Start acting like you are truly a born-again believer!
Step into the realm where “all things are possible with God,” to Him who believes and obeys.
If you need to repent for any other reason, (uproot the seeds of sin that you have sown) DO IT! YOU must turn from your sin, disobedience to the Word of God, and turn back to God, and make the choice to obey His Word; then ask for forgiveness in the name of Jesus! Forgive everyone who has ever harmed you; forgive yourself for the hurt that you have done to others and to the heart of God.
Jesus deserves ALL HONOR!
Pastor Glenn Harrison
Author: “Two Wheels for Heaven”