Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Benefits of Obedience #4

The Benefits of Obedience #4

Jer 7:21Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat meat.
:22 For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the lad of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices.
:23 But this is what I commanded them, saying, 'Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded yo, that it may be well with you.'
:24Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but followed the counsels and the dictates of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward.
:25 Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have even setn to you all My servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them.
:26 Yet they did not obey Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse then their fathers.
:27 “Therefore you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not obey you. You shall slao call to them, but they will not answer you.
:28:So you shall say to them, 'This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.

Jer 7:26 says they heard but they just didn't want to obey.

Does that describe you? Or me? I hope not.

Jer 6:10 To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Indeed their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot give heed. Behold, the word of the Lord is a reproach to them; they have no delight in it.
Acts 7:51 “You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.

They stoned Stephen after he told them they were like their fathers.

Amos 8:11”Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God, “That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.
:12 They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but shall not find it.

Neh 9:26”Nevertheless they were disobedient and rebelled against You, cast Your law behind their backs and killed Your prophets who testified against them to turn them to Yourself; and they worked great provocations.
:27 Therefore You delivered them into the hand of their enemies, who oppressed them; and in their time of their trouble, when they cried to You, You heard them from heaven; and according to Your abundant mercies You gave them deliverers who saved them from the hand of their enemies.
:28 “But after they had rest, they again did evil before You. Therefore You left them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had dominion over them; yet when they returned and cried out to You, You heard from heave; and many times You delivered them according to Your mercies,
:29 and testified against them, that You might bring them back to Your law. Yet they acted proudly, and did not heed Your commandments, but sinned against Your judgments, 'which if a man does, he shall live by them.'” And they shrugged their shoulders, stiffened their necks, and would not hear.
Zech 7:11 But they refused to heed, shrugged their shoulders, and stopped their ears so that they could not hear.
:12 Yes, they made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the law and the words which the Lord of hosts and sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. Thus great wrath came from the Lord of hosts.

Deut 28 deals totally with obedience and disobedience. Read it when you have time.

Deut 28: 1-14 deals with blessings of obedience.

Deut 28:15 till end deals with curses of disobedience.

Deut 28:15-22 consumption- waste away (Possibly cancer, aids?)

Deut 28:22 other than sword and mildew they all deal with buring.

Every time God sent a plague He caused an easterly wind.

2 Chron 36:15 And the Lord God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place.
:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no remedy.

Pr 6:15 Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.

Pr 29:1 He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck, will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

1 Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.

We must be careful what and who we believe in.

Heb 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, My soul has no please in him.”
:39But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.

It is not that we don't miss God sometimes, but that we repent and go on.

Deut 29:9 Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.

Job 36:11 If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
:12 But if they do not obey, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

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