Deliverance Follows Obedience

Deliverance Follows Obedience
Prepare your heart to seek God for obedience that you may observe and do all that Christ has commanded through His holy apostles.
"For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one consent." (Zephaniah 3:9)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Good Soldiers of Christ

While dining on the spiritual sacrifices being offered on the Altar of Christ by Evangelist Beaudene, the Spirit brought to mind Elisha and his servant being surrounded by an advancing army intending to destroy them. Elisha was seeing with his ears and had confidence reflecting but his servant saw the present circumstances unfolding before his eyes and asked, "What shall we do?"

2 Kings  6:16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

Very edifying. Circumstances don't change the record already provided for our faith. We can have confidence to carry out our orders as good soldiers.

2 Timothy  2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

While many seek to serve God as they see fit, God requires obedience to His voice. The Lord had commanded that our activity of faith follows after the record of Christ as revealed by His living apostles.

2 Timothy  2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 

2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 

2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.