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ABOVE ONLY DEVOTIONAL JANUARY 8 2018 AS YOU OBEY GOD’S VOICE THIS YEAR

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ABOVE ONLY DEVOTIONAL JANUARY 8 2018 AS YOU OBEY GOD’S VOICE THIS YEAR

Above only devotional

Date: Monday, JANUARY 8

Topic: As You Obey God’s Voice This Year

Text:

Matthew 2:1-2, 10-11 Luke 17:14, Mark 16: 15, 17a & 20

And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. *And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. And these signs shall follow them that believe…*And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Message:

Our first text above reveals that it was as the lepers went in obedience to Jesus’ command that they were cleansed. Ordinarily, it was not until after they had been cleansed that lepers were to show themselves to the priests to certify their healing (Lev.14:3). By faith, however, these lepers did not wait to ensure that they had been healed; rather, they heeded Jesus’ command to go and show themselves to the priests. Simply because Jesus said so, they obeyed and thus, experienced His miraculous power in their lives. Our second text above intimates us that it was as the disciples of Jesus obeyed His instructions to preach the gospel that Jesus worked in their midst and confirmed the word with signs following. Similarly, at the wedding in Cana, it was as the servants obeyed Jesus’ instructions to fill the jars with water and disburse them that the water became wine, John 2:5-8. Beloved, what these verses indicate is that until you move out in faith and obedience to the word of God, signs and wonders will not follow you.

When Jesus was feeding the five thousand, the miracle of multiplication manifested as the disciples obeyed Jesus and continued to distribute the pieces of bread and fish in their hands, John 6:10-11. It was as the woman and her sons obeyed Elisha’s instruction to pour out the little oil she had that the oil began to multiply, 2Kings 4:5-6. Child of God, as you believe what God is saying about you, arise and move out in faith and obedience to God’s Word, His miraculous power will manifest in your life this year. Do not be discouraged. No matter the conditions, keep doing what God has commanded of you. Things are going to fall in place. Things are going to get better. Keep walking in love and in obedience to God. Move on and move out in faith. God is with you and God is leading you. You shall experience God’s power and glory in your life.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I believe Your word about me. I receive Your grace to keep moving on and doing Your will in obedience to Your word. I know that I will see Your power and glory in my life.

BIBLE IN A YEAR READING PLAN: GENESIS 20-22; MATTHEW 6:19-34

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