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THE MODEL OF OBEDIENCE



Jesus is our greatest model of how to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. Everything Jesus did was an act of obedience to His Father’s will. He did not come to earth on His own initiative. He came in obedience to His Father’s will. When Jesus came to earth He said, “I have come to do your will, O God” (Hebrews 10:7, NIV).


Jesus denied Himself of heaven’s beauties and privileges and took upon Himself human form in order to fulfill God’s will (Philippians 2:7). He was subject to human nature and emotions and was “...in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).


Jesus was obedient unto death. His obedience was not fifty percent, not twenty-five percent, not ninety-nine percent, but one-hundred percent obedience to do the will of His Father. It was His obedience that made it possible for Him to draw on all of heaven’s resources and win the ultimate victory over Satan.


The obedience that Jesus modeled for us involved a determination to do God’s will regardless of the cost. Jesus said:


I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. (John 5:30)

Because Jesus was willing to live in total submission to God’s will, He requires the same of believers. The call Jesus makes is clear: "Follow me"--meaning follow my example, follow me in total obedience to God.


To follow Jesus, our model, in like obedience...

-You must have an ear to hear God’s voice and when He speaks, you must be quick to obey.

-You must be determined to do God’s will regardless of the cost. The driving force behind all of your actions must be to do His will.

-You must be willing to be obedient unto death, giving up all claims to your life.

-You must develop a wholesome fear of a righteous and holy God who requires one-hundred percent obedience.

-You must have a fervent, undying love for Christ that will motivate you to follow Him in total obedience.

Determine that you will follow the example of Jesus and live in complete obedience to God.


PRAYER:

My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.

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