“And Samuel said, hath the Lord as great delight in brunt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold to obey is better than, sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams” 1 Samuel 15:22
Beloved, obedience to God’s word is the major way to guarantee your receiving from God. The doers of the word are blessed and are destined for greatness. The main thing God requires from you in your walk with Him is your obedience. No father can tolerate stubbornness from his child, and this intolerance is inherited from God. When God instructs you on something or directs you, He expects you to carry out His instruction to the letter. From our reading today, you can see also that if you are obeying God, that it must be total obedience. Partial obedience is not absolute, it equates to disobedience. God requires you to obey Him totally and absolutely. If for example God asks you to do ten things, don’t do five and leave the other five things undone. Be sure to carry out every instruction of God.
Instructions are like sign posts on the road to success. Following them will guarantee your getting to your land of success. God hates rebels, He sees disobedience, which is rebellion, as tantamount to the sin of witchcraft. It has been decreed that all witches should not be allowed to live and they must die, so to escape death in your finances and other areas, you must stop rebelling against Him and begin to obey.
Beloved, it is better to hearken, for total obedience is the key that unlocks the heavenly treasury house. Your obedience is the path that leads you to your blessings. Embrace it today.
1 Samuel 15:18-35
Delivered from scorpion bite
I woke up one night after I felt a sharp pain on my hand like the bite of a scorpion. I woke my husband and we searched the whole room but did not see it. I sprinkled my oil of gladness in the room and declared that the scorpion appears from wherever it was hiding. Then I stretched my night dress and the scorpion fell from my back. I thank God that it did not bite me in my spine while on my back. May His name be forever glorified. The pain of the bite in my hand subsided also after first aid. Praise God.
– Chidinma U.
[Spend some time and worship God. Thank Him for all He has done.]
1. Father, forgive every act of rebellion I have shown in the past. Show me Your mercy in Jesus name.
2. Father, I receive grace to walk in obedience now in Jesus name.
3. Any point of accusation against me by the enemy, be wiped by the blood of Jesus name.
4. I command the heavens over my life and finances to be opened now in Jesus name.
5. I decree, positive prophecies made over my life and family shall be fulfilled this month. No more delays in Jesus name.
[Raise other prayer points as you are led]