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Let’s start with answering the question how does deception and fooling yourself happen? Deception is the only disease that if you have it you do not know you have the disease. This happens when you hear the Word of God yet use your own intellect, own feelings, and own rationalization to come to your own conclusion on how to think and believe and ultimately respond, act and behave. You heard the Word of God but did not follow it. You followed your own carnal feelings, emotions and thinking.
Therefore only 2, Caleb and Joshua, out of 1.5 million Israelites entered into the Promised Land. Only 2 heard the Word of God and did what God said for them to do. They acted on the Word of God, not their own feelings, emotions and rational thinking. Caleb and Joshua trusted God, believed God, obeyed God, and thus did what was promised for them.
Nike has a slogan – “Just do it.” God’s word has a slogan which could be summarized – if you want to be blessed, “Listen to my Word and just do it.” It is not “just do it.” It is doing the Word of God. It is putting into motion, putting into practice what you heard in the Word of God. It is loving, forgiving, and living without fear, condemnation, blame, shame or guilt. It is living in the purpose and identity which God had for you from the beginning. You are HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach
the others so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled: ‘When they look, they won’t really see. When they hear, they won’t understand
.'” Luke 8:10
Jesus replied, “My mother and my brothers are all those who hear God’s word and obey it.” 22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.23 For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.25 But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it. Luke 8:21-25 NLT
Blessings come in hearing the Word of God and doing it. Obedience is better than sacrifice. The sacrifice that God desires is obedience to HIS WORD. HE does not want you working to gain HIS love. HE is the one who loved you enough to die for you. HE wants you to live in HIS BLESSING. This is how HE created you in HIS image and likeness. Just listen to HIS WORD and do it. HE wants you to live in HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and completeness, not your own. God blesses you for doing HIS WORD.
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