Walking before God. Obedience to God’s Words.


WORSHIP:

1)What a mighty God we serve
What a mighty God we serve
Heaven and Earth adore Him
Angels bow before him
What a mighty God we serve.

2)You are the mighty God
The Great I am ,
hallelujah, hallelujah
You are the mighty God
The Great I am
Hallelujah! Hallelujah.

3)Covenant keeping God there is no one like you, Alpha and Omega there is no one like you .

PRAYERS:
Almighty father, the king of glory, the Lord of Lords, the ancient of days, the I am that I am, we worship you and adore you this morning. We glorify your holy name, be thou exalted forever in Jesus name. Father we thank you for the gift of life , for protection, provision and for your mercies that are new everyday. Please accept our thanks in Jesus name. Father, have mercy on us in any way we have fallen short of your glory and please let the power in the blood of Jesus prevail for us as we go through the day. And now speak to us through your word and let your name be glorified in Jesus mighty name we pray.

TOPIC: WALKING BEFORE GOD

TEXT: 2 Chronicles 7:17-20

2 Chronicles 7:17-20 KJV
[17] And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments;

[18] Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.

[19] But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;

[20] Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations. …

MESSAGE
As we all know, walking before God means total obedience to His words, harkening diligently to his commandments and Living a life of holiness and total submission to His will. God rewards obedience and punishes those who disobey His commandments as we read in our text. The Bible is full of examples of various occasions where the Israelites, His chosen people have disobeyed God and He had to punish them, whereas, He always promised to bless them if they harken diligently to his statutes and commandments.

This is what God was saying to Solomon in our Bible text for this morning; to walk before Him as David his father did, else He would punish him. Brethren, David was not called a man after God’s heart for nothing. It was because he walked before God in uprightness of heart, except in the case of Uriah the Hittite according to 1 Kings 15: 5. We also see that the Almighty God promised to establish the throne of Solomon’s kingdom forever according to His covenant with David his father. Our God is a covenant keeping God.

For example in Genesis chapter 17 God told Abraham to walk before Him and be perfect and He made a covenant with him that through his seed all the nations of the earth will be blessed. We see God began to fulfill this covenant with the birth of Isaac in Abraham’s and Sarah’s old age in Genesis chapter 22 when Isaac was born. (Brethren, Please find time to read these passages in order to reassure yourself of the faithfulness of this covenant keeping God as you journey through this year WALKING BEFORE GOD in obedience to His commandments and statues. The Bible says He is not man that He should lie neither is He the son of man that He should repent. Numbers 23:19 .

Brethren, No matter what you are going through this period, I am encouraging you with the word of God this morning to trust and obey him completely and he will reward your obedience.

SOME BENEFITS OF WALKING BEFORE GOD

God says:

1. I WILL GIVE YOU REST . In Matthew 11:28, He says all that labor and are heavily laden should come to Him for rest. 1 Peter 5:7 says casting all your care upon him for he cares for you. Even in eternity, we shall rest from our labors He says in Revelation 14:13

2. I WILL BLESS YOU: Genesis 12:2 is God’s promise to make your name great and make you a blessing unto others. ( Abraham’s blessings are yours) Also in Deuteronomy 28:2-13 are the Spiritual, physical, material and financial blessings of God over the works of your hands, your health, fruitfulness, victory over enemies, prosperity in all areas. All these and more are yours if you walk diligently before Him. Psalm 23:6. His grace is sufficient for you in Jesus name.

3. I WILL NOT FAIL YOU: Deuteronomy 31:8, Joshua 21:25. These are Promises that none of His words over you will fail. Isaiah 55:11 says His words concerning you will not return void unto him. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

4. I WILL STRENGTHEN YOU; Phil 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Even in your inner man God promises to strengthen you according to Ephesians 3:16. See also Job 16:5, Psalms 30:2, Isaiah 41:10

5. I WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU: Phil 4:19 is God’s promise to supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. In Genesis 22:8-13 God provided a lamb for sacrifice instead of Isaac as a reward for Abraham’s obedience. May you reap the reward of obedience in Jesus name. He will always provide for you. He is the all sufficient GOD.

6. I WILL BE WITH YOU: In Daniel 3:6-26 God was with the three Hebrew boys as the 4th man in the fiery furnace of fire. This is a reward of obedience and trust in Him. Beloved, trust him with your life today and you will see Him fighting all your battles. In Matthew 28:20, He says He is with you always even unto the end of the world. An assurance that He will deliver you in all trouble. (See Job 5:19. )Praise His holy name.

7. I LOVE YOU: In Proverbs 8: 17 the Lord says He loves them that love Him and those that seek Him shall find Him . Proverbs 15:9b. He loves those that follow after righteousness. He even promises in Isaiah 43:4 to give men and people for your life. Be assured that if you walk before Him and obey Him, He will always ensure that the wicked go in your stead. Proverbs 11:8

8. I WILL ANSWER YOU: Psalm 21:2 is a promise to grant your heart desires and not withhold any of your requests. Psalm 91:15 is a promise to answer you even in times of trouble. The sun and moon stood still when Joshua prayed to God in Joshua 10: 12-14 and he defeated all his enemies. Our Lord Jesus Christ said in John 14:14 that whatever we ask in His name He will do. This is a blank cheque for you. Walk before Him in obedience and this blank cheque will always be available for you in Jesus name.

Brethren, what more assurances do you need? The list though, is inexhaustible, the Bible says “ For all the promises of God in him are yea and in him Amen….” 2 Corinthians 1:20.

Our God is faithful and more than able to fulfill all the promises mentioned above if only you can walk before him and be perfect as He told Abraham the father of faith. Without faith you cannot please him, Hebrews 11:6.

Therefore, you must always Walk Before Him in faith and as you go out every morning in pursuit of your daily bread in the market place, office, school or in your ministry; You must have the mind set that with God nothing is impossible. Luke 1:37.

No Matter how long you have been praying or how long you have been in that unpleasant situation you should remember His promises especially point 6 above that God is with you. He will always come through for you in Jesus name

Another thing we see in the text is that the Lord promised to establish Solomon’s throne forever. I pray for you, as you walk before Him and harken unto His words , the Lord will establish you on every side, you will not struggle to accomplish your goals this year, as all your needs will be met and the Covenant of prosperity and success will work for you in JESUS Mighty Name . Amen.

In conclusion,
BRETHREN , as far as I am concerned, this year is still young so I am persuaded in Christ Jesus that all you need Spiritually, Physically, Materially and Financially to WALK BEFORE GOD acceptable. The Lord will provide for you and I decree and declare that wether the devil likes it or not, by the special grace of God , this year, you will walk perfectly before Him and do according to all His good pleasure in Jesus’ most precious Name. Amen.

Let us pray.

*Father I thank you because you are a covenant keeping God and there is no one like you.

*Father I am grateful because all your promises to me in you are yea and in you Amen.

*Father I receive grace from you today to completely walk before you in absolute trust and obedience to your commandments in Jesus name.

*Father please remove permanently from my path (Spirituality/Physically) every obstacle and hindrances that can affect my walk before you in Jesus name

*Father, please help me to walk before you with ease , without struggling and without resistance in Jesus name.

*Father please help me to reap the benefits of walking before you , as you establish me on every side in Jesus name .

*Father , as I lift up my eyes, calling upon you during this Special Holy Ghost Service, in your mercy please answer me in Jesus name.

*Personal prayers.

REMINDER!
Please let us not forget to join our father in the Lord, Pastor E.A. Adeboye tonight at this year’s Special Holy Ghost Service with the sub theme “ I WILL LIFT UP MY EYES”. I pray that as we look unto Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith, Help will come to us wherever we are and the Lord will answer our prayers with Special Testimonies in Jesus mighty name.
THIS IS OUR SEASON AND YEAR OF GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN JESUS NAME. Amen.

Good morning Brethren.

Shalom!

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