Posted by: rena | April 27, 2008

The Crime of Disobedience III

To be born again God requires a sincere heart in wanting him. One must believe in Jesus Christ and the work that he came to earth to do. The hard part belongs to the Father who already knows everything about us, and despite that, loves us, cleans us, and justifies—with himself—that we should be with him; the good news is, his work is already done! You may not feel it all the time, but believe it. The work is done! God looks at all we’ve done, and he still says; “I want all of you. I’ll clean you up, make you perfect, I’ll give you everything, and I’ll fight for you.”

 

Ps 103:2-5 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

[3] Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

[4] Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

[5] Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 

The psalmist outlines a process, God forgiving, healing, delivering, adding to. This is the characteristic of a Father who wants us to share in his goodness. Why would he go through so much trouble if he didn’t love you? The choice to believe that love, and obey, allows us the rights to the inheritance of God. He laid it out in a book for us to follow and all it takes on our part is obedience to that spiritual law, his Word.

 

This is why we need to mend our spiritual lives before moving on, as described by The Jaimeson, Fausset and Brown Commentary, (spiritual) life must exist before godliness. There is no other way around it. We achieve this by accepting what the Father wants for us, and not what we want for ourselves.

 

Second Pet. 1:4 mentioned that we “have escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” The disobedience of the first Adam was a process, he lusted, ignoring his godliness (lust of the flesh), thereby bringing corruption into his life. Afterward, instead of repenting when confronted with the sin, he declined responsibility (pride of life), by blaming the gift God had given him (Eve). Since we have been given life and reconciliation, we cannot repeat the same old mistakes. Instead, allow God to heal, redeem, set us in authority and satisfy.

 

The bible says that God’s word goes forth and accomplishes what it was sent to do. This word is true. So if the word is not accomplishing, it is not the word that is the problem, it is the vessel. We’ve established that: Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.James 1:18, and that the Spirit of God is within us giving us “life.” We’ve also established that it is God’s will for us to be partakers of his divine nature. As sons, we have life in God, but it may still be an unproductive life, or, a barren life.

 

The disobedience of the sons leads to disinheritance as we saw with Adam. But, disobedience can also cause unproductiveness, leading to a lack of the inheritance; or, a crop failure of the inheritance. How can we, be fruitful and multiply and replenish as commanded in Genesis 1, if we are being disobedient? How can we be fruitful and multiply and replenish if we, as sons, are impotent?

 

Why are many of the sons of God impotent? Why do we speak a word and it falls to the ground, failing to produce? Why is this happening when we have successfully re-inherited the blessing, being reconciled to the Father?

 

Disobedience has caused many Kingdom sons to be unfruitful in that we fail to make the pregnancies needed to multiply by coupling God’s word with obedience in the spirit. Why do you think the whole earth is groaning, waiting for the adoption to wit? To wit is a legal term meaning to finalize, it is also interpreted as “the ability to perceive and understand; intelligence; keenness; quickness of perception or discernment.”

 

Knowing that God’s law had been violated (the crime of disobedience), the earth now awaits man to discern and understand, to perceive that the sonship is once again available through nothing else but obedience to God.

 

In the parable of the rich man letting out his vineyard to workers, they were charged with caring for “the kingdom” but along the way their views were skewed. They knew what they were doing was wrong, recognizing the Son of God, but the pride of life caused them to want to run the kingdom their own way, they wanted to be lords, prompting them to commit murder (natural/spiritual) in order to attain it. In the end the inheritance was ripped from them and given to others.

 

Consider the man driven to murdering his innocent, loyal servant in order to cover up prior sins. When faced with someone else’s crime, the man was filled with righteous indignation and wanted the other offender to be punished by death. But he was supposed to be a godly man, a man after God’s own heart.

 

God had told David he had given him everything to make his life comfortable, and if that wasn’t enough, he would have given him more. Yet, impotence to maintain the law arose, leading to adultery, fabrication of lies, and an unjustified execution, not only of Bathsheba’s husband, but their first born son. This son, although an innocent production and a good thing, was ultimately a crop failure. Because of this, despite David being a son, lost an inheritance through the crime of disobedience, not only for himself, but for his descendents, as God ruled there would always be war within his family.

 

These parables and true life stories are extremes, we as Spirit-living children of God don’t go around committing murder—or do we? Anger, unforgiveness, slander; ok, perhaps not that extreme either, what about selfishness in all it’s forms: not giving, looking out for number one, driving to get ahead of someone else. These are all things to look out for.

 

It was mentioned earlier that “for those, who (many times) may fail to realize, understand, or heed the will of God,” they will submit to the influence of a sinful nature. Therefore, do you recognize crimes of disobedience? More importantly, do you recognize creation is waiting for us to wit; to perceive and discern and to understand the place and the power we have in God as his own sons to overcome?

 

How or what have you produced? How or what has resulted in crop failure? Have you been obedient? It’s not easy, but it is necessary.

 

Disobedience, in all it’s forms; Sons, I caution you, do not lose your inheritance over this crime.

 

 

 

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  1. Wow… it’s amazing how much this applies…


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