Our attitude and consistency in obedience moves God to act on our behalf. When God acts people listen and experience the move of God in a way none could imagine.
Ephesians 4:23, 24, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
Acts 10: 43, 44, To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins." 44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.
It is an attitude, boldness, confident, self-assured, having the nerve to act on what God has told us to do, and on what His word has said will bring transformation, change, conversion, revolution and makeovers.
The word of God speaks of three specific types of obedience: Matthew 21:28-31 A Parable of the two sons, 28But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard. 29He answered and said I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 30And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, the first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
“Delayed obedience occurs when Jesus’ authority is questioned.” James 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
“Partial obedience will hear the word of the Lord, but decline to act on it”
Acts 10: 33, Cornelius attitude was that of complete obedience. Immediately therefore I sent to thee: and thou hast well done that thou are come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God. 34. Then Peter opened his mouth and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respect of person: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Peter continued, God anointed Jesus with the Holy Ghost and power who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed. Jesus, the Jews slew and hung on a tree. God raised Him on the third day. He commanded us to preach unto the people that through his name that whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins.
“Complete obedience will act immediately and with anticipation of a God given transformation”
This is why we should not put God on hold. Jesus is the answer to getting where our obedience meets our transformation. If we put Him on hold there will be no transformation, if we delay in coming to Him when He calls us there will be no transformation. If we suspend His plan for our life and attempt to schedule Him at a time that is best or convenient for us transformation will not come. There is a time and place for all things. Now is the time to come worship, fast and pray because these are the activities or actions that move God.
Matthew 21: 22, And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Jesus is our supreme example “obedience, obedience, obedience.
Philippians 2: 7-9, But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.
Jesus is the key to transformation, why do we need transformation?
Isaiah 55: 7-9, Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Romans 6:15-17, What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 17But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Have we gotten to the Point where our obedience meets our transformation?