June 10, 2020 2:55 PM
Date Received: Different dates over many years
Over time the Lord has been speaking to me about the importance to be radically obedient to Him in the coming days of tribulations and trials, which are around the corner.
We know it is critical to obey the Lord. However, in the past many including me sometimes procrastinated, demanded confirmations, waited, etc. and the Lord was kind and forgave us. I have the feeling in the coming days of tribulation any hesitation to God’s directions could have serious repercussions. There is no more room for procrastination, waiting, arguing, thinking, analyzing and trying to persuade God that I have a better idea. I am sharing with you a few Words the Lord has given to me about the topic of obedience in these last days because I believe they apply to everyone:
Listen to My Voice. Obey My Voice. Walk with my Voice. I will direct your steps. Trust me every step of the way. I will instruct you in the way that you should go. I will tell you what to do. I will tell you what not to do. When I say be silent, be silent. When I say go, then go. I will open a door and say “walk”. Do not wait. Declare what I tell you to declare. Stand firm. Do not be moved by anything but only by My Word.
You cannot be moved only by His Word if you lean to your own understanding and allow any type of fear to take root in your heart. We need to surrender 100%. We need to be 100% determined to obey God not matter how it looks or feels like, and without any delay. There are many examples in the Bible where God’s people were asked to do things that were hard to do or made no sense at all:
Jesus’s Radical Obedience: Jesus knew the brutality of what he was going to have to experience. It did not matter. He did it.
KJV Luke 22:42 “Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done”.
Abraham’s Radical Obedience: The Lord told Abraham to leave everything behind and go to some other place that God will show him. He was 75 years old, he had no idea where he was going, and he had no other instructions. I didn’t matter. God told him to do it. He got up and left everything behind.
KJV Genesis 12:1-4 “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee”.
Noah’s Radical Obedience: The Lord sees the wickedness of the people and the creatures and giants that roamed his creation (Nephilim). So he tells Noah to build a giant boat in the middle of the land – a boat that is almost as big as a football field. That is no small project and Noah must have endured much mocking for his work. Noah did not care what anyone said. He simply obeyed. Period.
KJV Genesis 6:13 “The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch”.
Elijah’s Radical Obedience: God instructed Elijah to go and hide in a brook, saying that ravens (black birds) would bring food to him there. Today, how many would go into a cave in the wilderness alone expecting black birds to bring them food? Elijah knew God. He trusted Him. He was fed by the birds.
KJV 1.Kings 17:3 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
Joseph’s Radical Obedience: The Lord tells Joseph to take Mary and Jesus and flee to Egypt. Think about it. A new-born baby, a woman who gave birth recently, a donkey and a long journey through the desert. No A/C. No convenience stores. No diapers. Heat. How many men and women would do such a trip today? Joseph and Mary did not argue. They heard the instruction and they obeyed. Period.
KJV Matthew 2:13 “And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
All these examples represent similar scenarios that we may face during the times ahead: leaving everything behind on a moment’s notice with no idea what lies ahead, building a shelter / safe haven as instructed in an odd place, sometimes hiding in caves and be fed by animals, traveling through the wilderness to flee from evil, martyrdom and execution to bring Him glory, etc.
It is critical to pray and get close enough to the Lord so we can have the same great faith, trust and radical obedience that drove the Lord Jesus, Noah, Abraham, Elijah, Joseph and Mary in past times.
JUST OBEY WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU TO DO, DON’T ARGUE, DON’T LEAN TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING, DON’T WAIT, DON’T PROCRASTINATE, TRUST HIM AND BE MOVED ONLY BY HIS WORD REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU SEE OR HEAR AROUND YOU. DO NOT FEAR. KEEP YOU EYES ON HIM AND NOT ON THE STORM AROUND YOU.