It is Hard to Disobey the Spirit of the Lord
Wednesday 8th February 2023
All of us fell to the ground, and I heard a voice asking me in Hebrew, ‘Saul, Saul! Why are you persecuting me? It’s hard for a mortal like you to resist God.’ Acts 26:14 GW
The verse above is a narration of Saul’s conversion on the way to Damascus. In the God’s Word version of the Bible, it says that he heard the voice of Jesus saying, ‘It is hard for you to resist God’.
When you have the calling of God to walk in His will, or you are a Christian, it becomes difficult for you to disobey the Spirit of the Lord. You cannot just turn against Him continually, because He is the very secret of your existence. He is the same power that keeps you alive.
The power of your life in Christ is OBEDIENCE.
When you get born again and filled with the Spirit, you get enrolled into the School of the Spirit. Every born again Christian filled with the Holy Spirit is in that school. The payment into it is paid for you by the blood of Jesus.
In that school, there is only one system for promotion – obedience. When you are in a church meeting, or studying the Word of God, you are attending a class in that school. When you are working for God as led by Him, or spending time with Him, you are doing an assignment in that school. If you don’t do any assignments or attend classes you do not get promotions.
This is why Christians can sometimes find it even more difficult to move forward if they don’t obey the Spirit of the Lord, than even unbelievers. For a Christian, promotion is by obedience.
The Principal in that school is the Holy Spirit. The one textbook used there is the Word. You have to obey the Principal, and do the assignments in the textbook, to get promoted.
How to hear the Spirit of the Lord
You can learn to hear the Spirit of the Lord. The simplest way to hear from Him is to do His will. Is there anything you feel He wants you to do? Just do it as quickly as you can. You can study His Word and act on it (2 Timothy 3:16). When you obey Him again and again, He will speak more and more to you.
I am filled with the Spirit of the Lord, and I am obedient to His leading. Jesus is my Good shepherd, and I know and do His will always. I am hearing the voice of the Spirit, I am always obedient to it, and I am blessed and lifted as I do so. I am submissive at all times to the Spirit of the Lord, and I manifest as a Son of God in power, in Jesus Name.
MORE LIGHT (MEDITATE ON, AND PRAY WITH THESE)
1 Peter 1:14 ESV As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Ephesians 4:30 ESV And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Isaiah 1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.
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