God has made it possible for you to live in one-hundred percent victory over sin and walk in obedience to Him through the sacrificial offering of His own Son. Whenever you rebel and disobey God it is because you choose to do so. No one can make you disobey God. When you rebel and fail to walk in obedience to God’s Word, it is not because you do not have power over sin or no control over your actions. It is because you yield your will to disobey. ELIMINATING DISOBEDIENCE
- You are willfully rejecting God’s will and asserting your own will.
- You are willfully rejecting His Word.
- You are willfully opposing God and His authority.
- You are willfully disregarding the blood of Jesus that has made it possible for you to have power over sin and walk in obedience to God.
In the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve had a choice to obey God’s command not to eat of the tree of knowledge or to disobey and forfeit their blessings. Satan had absolutely no power over them to make them disobey. They yielded their own wills and rebelled. ELIMINATING DISOBEDIENCE
Israel, also, was given a choice, to obey God’s commandments or to disobey and forfeit the promises and incur the curses. Moses told them:
…I have set before you life and death, and blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him… (Deuteronomy 30:19-20, NIV)
The children of Israel yielded their wills, rebelled, and willfully turned their backs on God. As a result, they forfeited God’s promises and brought destruction upon themselves.
If there are any areas of disobedience in your life, get rid of them. Ask God to reveal to you even the smallest acts of disobedience. Remember — rebellion also involves a failure or refusal to act upon the Word of God. It is not enough for you to simply hear the Word, you must act upon it or you are in rebellion against God. ELIMINATING DISOBEDIENCE
Rebellion is opposing or disobeying designated authority. When an individual rebels against God or His Word, he is asserting his will above the will of God. He is choosing to follow his own will instead of obeying God. Rebellion against God basically involves two different areas of disobedience: Whenever a Christian does something that is contrary to the Word of God and when he fails to act upon the Word of God and His promises. You must do both: Obey God’s commandments and apply to your life what He reveals through the Word.
Are you choosing to walk in single-minded obedience to God and reaping His blessings or are there areas where you have allowed disobedience to gain a stronghold in your life and you are following after your own will?
Make this declaration:
I will not reject God’s will. I will not reject His Word or oppose His authority to rule my life. I accept the sacrifice of the blood of Jesus Christ which enables me to have power over sin and walk in obedience to God. ELIMINATING DISOBEDIENCE