What is Simple Obedience?
“Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built a house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built a house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.”
Luke 6:47-49 KJV
The word of God is the principal tool and guide for walking in dominion. Unless you start obeying the details of God’s word you can’t operate in the spirit of dominion. The dictionary words for “obedience” are compliance,submission, conformity and agreement.When you comply or do what God has asked youto do in His word, that’s simple obedience.
Dominion Starts With Obedience To God’s Word
God doesn’t want you and me to struggle in obeying Him that is why He is saying that when you do His word you have also obeyed Him. Saints, you don’t need to hear God’s voice at all times for you to obey Him. James 1:25 says that:
“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
So, simple obedience is walking according to the perfect law of liberty which also is God’s word. It is actually putting God’s word into practice. It is also turning yourself into a doer of the word of God not just a hearer only.
Many people hear the word and never do it. If you are too smart to obey God’s word then you are too smart also to walk in dominion or prosper. James 1:22 says,
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearersonly, deceiving your own selves.”
If you are just a hearer and not a doer of the word of God, the Bible says you are deceiving yourself. So, it is only those that decide to be doers of the word of God that God guarantees dominion in every area of life. It’s God who enables us to live in dominion.
Dominion is a dimension where we are divinely recognized wherever we go in life; a dimension where doors of opportunity that we never prayed for, supernaturally open up for us.Listen; whosoever hates God’s instruction (God’s word) is bound for failure. There is a huge connection between obeying God’s word and your success. The word of God is inflated with the breath of God such that, when you obey it, you get clothed with supernatural splendour. No wonder God said in Psalms 81:10-14,
“I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, open thy mouth wide and I will fill it. BUT my People would not hearken to my voice: and Israel would none of me. So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels. Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways! I should soon have subdued their enemies and turned my hand against their adversaries”.
How to Live Above Crisis
Though challenges of life come to us from time to time, there is a way that can help you get out of them without struggle. And that way is God’s word! On the other hand, it is the depth of challenges that you encounter in life that produces inside you unique boldness, which I normally call “supernatural tenacity.”
What is supernatural tenacity? It is the boldness that gets birthed in your spirit by the Holy Spirit’s presence of God in order to deal with adversity or challenges. How does it happen?
It is particularly through prayer, fasting; and earnestly standing on the promises of God’s word. You may have a question saying, “But how do Itrigger that experience in my own life, Pastor George?”
Well, when you are facing challenges in life beyond your control and you eagerly desire to make a decision to operate by the principles of God’s word that will develop boldness for dominion. Mind you, anybody can operate in that dimension of boldness called “Supernatural tenacity.”
And again, the main purpose of the Holy Spirit presence today is to inject into us that supernatural tenacity, so that we can live and move in a new ability that enables us to walk and live with a mindset called “Purpose Driven Mindset.”
What is a “Purpose Driven Mindset”? It is a mindset that has supernaturally and personally discovered the will of God for living. It is a mindset that operates in the fullness and power of divine purposes of God concerning His kingdom in heaven and on earth hence living above challenges! That is dominion at work! Likewise, it is a mindset that says
“…Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (challenges), I will fear no evil; because God is with me; His rod and staff they comfort me”
Then, it is a mindset that says
“…For I know the plans God has for me, plans not to harm me but to prosper me, plans to give me a future and hope…”
(See Jeremiah 29:11)
Did you know that challenges in life would in most cases help you understand your value in life as a child of God? Every great man of God I know today can testify that, at one time, he has had gone through a school called “School of Challenges.” I remember one man of God said, “It takes challenges we face in life to experience practical change in life.”
I also believe all the answers that you are looking for to your challenges in life and destiny can only be obtained from the depth of God’s word by His Spirit. We are actually teaching the word of God with power, so that your dominion walk in God may be colourfully established.
I am glad to announce to you that challenges are defeatable! It is in fact your birthright in the kingdom of God to overcome challenges. Challenges in life might sometimes come to you in form of temptations and trials? But, the Bible says in 1Corinthians 10:13 NKJV,
“No temptation has over taken you except suchas is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make a way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
Please note that every challenge in your life has got a way of escape. God’s way is the best! Thus, any other way is not authentic, but fake and temporal! You may be saying, “But Pastor George, what ways of escapeis of God?” God’s word, isn’t it?
For instance there is no medicine in the natural world that can heal your financial challenges, but God’s word! (See Malachi 3:10.) That is why you can make appointments and have meetings with financial planners and advisors, but as a child of God, if you are not a tither or giver, all methods that you may embark on from time to time are temporal or fake. Let me tell you what? If you can’t use God’s word to conquer financial challenges, then every other method is deception or your trap to perpetual financial shame or bondage! There is another method I know that will help you get out of challenges the quickest. It is actually seeking God’s guidance by being still in His holy presence through worship, praise and adoration He will show you the way out of escape of every challenge in life by giving you divine insights from His word.
Why insights? It is because, what you see with the eyes of the spirit is what you will get. So, If you can see financial abundance in the word of God then that will become yours. It is what you see that you will get! Every depth of God’s word carries divine revelations and, once divine insights are acted upon, they will bring you out of diverse challenges of life, enabling you to be in command of victory in Christ Jesus. Please read the next publication too. (August Publication) The Bible says,
“Thou shalt be ABOVE only and not beneath”