Topic: Submission Is The Way Out [Monday January 23, 2017]
“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry (or an idol worshiper). Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.” (1 Samuel 15:23)
You submit to the people you love, respect, and honour. The reason some people find it difficult to submit to anyone is that they erroneously believe that they are better than or at par with everyone. This is not God’s desire for them. Scripturally you can show agape love to those you love even in their absence.
I attack the seed of rebellion that drives you to flout laws with reckless abandon. If you only do your own thing your own way, even when you know it is wrong, or you enact your own laws to suit your own whims and caprices, I take the causative, unwelcome spirit from you, in Jesus’ name! Saul lost his kingdom but you will not be counted among losers.
I advise you to learn from the lives of those who rebelled against God in the Bible and align your life to God’s desire for your life. In the case of Saul, he had no opportunity to repent. The Bible says as Samuel turned back to go, after he had pronounced that the kingdom had left Saul. Saul, attempting to ask for mercy, grabbed Samuel’s skirt, and rent it. And Samuel said to him, “The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.” (1 Samuel 15:28)
No one will manipulate you into rebellion. They will not rent away whatever God has given you. Anyone that wants to destroy you through rebellion will go for your sake.
WORDS OF WISDOM: You submit to the people you love, respect and honour.
PRAYER/CONFESSION: Spirit of stubbornness, I cast you out. Father, overwhelm me with the spirit of submission, in Jesus’ name.
FURTHER READING: Deut. 18:10, Isa. 13:13
Eagles Devotional is a daily revelatory and inspirational Publication by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the founder and presiding Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, Nigeria.