Did you know if you did everything God told you to do you would be overtaken in blessings?
Deuteronomy 28:1 If you will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God.
Well of course who wouldn’t want to do everything God tells us to do, not only because we love Him, but then to be overtaken with His blessings? God is clearly telling us that His passion is to bless us, but we have be in agreement with Him to be blessed, and that can only happen when we obey Him.
When we obey Him He moves us by His instructions (commands) into His Kingdom. It of course will take time for God to move us, according to how long it takes us to obey Him, but when we take heed— we will be moving.
Jesus was set high above the nations—God’s blessings overtook Him —Jesus heeded the voice of His Father. Jesus said and did everything the Father told Him to say and do, He was in total agreement with His Father.
Jesus is our example of how we are to live in God’s Kingdom. He came to show us the ways of God and what happens when we take heed to His voice. He taught us how to live and how to overcome when the enemy comes against us.
We talked about how our blessings come as we believe and how believing is —accepting as true. Accepting as true, is certainly our foundation and that foundation (our trust in God), is what will cause us to act according to God’s command.
In order to heed His voice we have to hear Him. God speaks to those who are seeking Him to obey Him. Therefore If you are one who seeks to hear God so you can heed His voice, you are that believer God will make Himself known to (John 14:21).
If you say you believe but you don’t seek God to hear His voice. If you say you believe but you live as an unbeliever, not taking hold of His promises —you won’t hear Him, and you won’t be overtaken by His blessings.
Deuteronomy 28:3 Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the field. 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your beasts, the increase of your cattle and the young of your flock. 5 Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading trough. 6 Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out.
What God is saying here is if you love Me, you will obey Me and I will see to it that all your needs are met, in fact you will live in the “above more than you can ask or think”, realm (Ephesians 3:20). I will set you above the nations of the earth. There will be a clear difference between you and an unbeliever.
A lot of those who say they are Christians, but don’t fully obey the Lord their God, may be expecting His blessings, but if one doesn’t heed His voice those blessings are not going to come.
Many live in confusion because they are not taking heed to what they know to do consequently allowing Satan to suggest theories and reasoning’s which separate them from God.
Being overtaken by theories and reasoning is a sure sign that the enemy has taken over in ones life. Having all kinds of excuses to not fully obey the Lord is compromising the Word of God and will nullify His promises. His promises are only for those who fully obey Him; those who take heed to His voice, those who want to abide with Him.
That doesn’t mean God won't meet us where we are at, but our heart has to be right toward Him. We have to be willing and we have to be teachable to His correction. If we are unwilling or have excuses to put aside God’s commands, we live outside of His Kingdom under the curse rather than in the blessing. (Deuteronomy 28:16). That is not where God wants us to be, but that is where we choose to be when we don't obey Him.
James tells us that if we break one law we have broken all the law.
James 2:10 For whosoever keeps the Law [as a] whole but stumbles and offends in one [single instance] has become guilty of [breaking] all of it.
We can’t do most of what God commands and be right with God. I used to think so, but God has clarified to me that when we put aside even one of His commands it is a compromise and it hinders our blessings.
When my son was born he was born with a birth defect. God spoke to me after the doctor left, He said there was nothing He could do. I didn’t understand it at the time, but since God has shown me it was because I compromised His Word at that time, I wasn’t heeding His voice so I was living under the curse (Deuteronomy 28:15) rather than the blessing.
We tend to put aside the things that seem too hard and think God understand. But, those very things He is asking us to do (His instructions) are the answers to those prayers— those blessings we are asking Him for.
When I started seeking God for my sons healing He started showing me all the places in my life where I hadn’t been heeding His voice. Because I hadn’t been seeking God with my whole heart — I also had no idea that God wanted me to work for Him.
Also, I didn’t know those things God had instructed me to do weren’t a choice, but commands and conditions to having His blessings. When we live in His Kingdom where those blessing are we have to heed His voice, trusting He has our best interest in mind.
It is not that God doesn’t want us to have understanding, but because His ways are so much higher than ours, it isn’t always feasible for Him to get through to us, so He instructs us and then when we obey Him, we can see, (understand) how that instruction was for our good.
The reason I didn’t want to work for God was I didn’t feel qualified. But as I stepped out knowing He thought I was important enough to work for Him, He qualified me, He trained me, and He empowered me.
I love what I am doing and I wouldn’t choose any other profession, now that I am doing it. I didn’t know this was my forte but He did.
Am I blessed? I am. Is my son healed? He has had a progression of healing miracles as I have taken heed to God’s voice.
God promised me I would see the rest of my sons healing as I learned to live my life His way, in His Kingdom, where His blessings are.
The same is true for you; whatever you are believing God for, whatever you are in need of, you will find it in His Kingdom. And how will you get there? Take heed to His voice and He will lead you to the place where He is, where His blessings are, one instruction at a time.