God wants Obedience
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The Books of Leviticus, Deuteronomy  and 2 Chronicles show God's will and ways and what He blesses.  As Christians we obey the Holy Spirit who lives in us instead of the Levitical rules.

  1. Leviticus 26:3-13 -- blessings for obedience
  2. Leviticus 26:14-39 -- curses for disobedience
  3. Leviticus 26:40-45 -- restoration for repentance
  4. Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 4:9-12, 5:32-33 & 6:1-25, 11:26-32 -- commands to obey
  5. Deuteronomy 7:9, 7:12-15, 8:1-10 -- blessings for the obedient
  6. Deuteronomy 8:11-20 -- curses for those who backslide
  7. Deuteronomy 11:8-25 -- blessings for the obedient
  8. Deuteronomy 28:1-14 -- blessings for the obedient
  9. Deuteronomy 28:15-68 -- curses for the disobedient
  10. Deuteronomy 30:1-20 -- blessings for the repentant
  11. 2 Chronicles 7:17-18 -- blessings on obedience
  12. 2 Chronicles 7:19-22 -- curses on disobedience
  13. 2 Chronicles 7:13-16 -- blessings for repentance

All God's promises in these passages are "yes" and "amen" for us, individually and collectively.

 The New Testament reflects this:
God blesses obedience.  Luke 8:21
Jesus wants obedience.  Luke 6:46
Obedience to Jesus is evidence we are saved.  1 John 2:3-6
Obedience to Jesus is evidence we love God.  1 John 5:3, John 14:15

To obey the Holy Spirit, we need to have the gifts of the Holy Spirit to hear Him.  Pray for the Spirit of wisdom & understanding, the Spirit of counsel & might and the Spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:2)

Deuteronomy 28 Study on Obedience and Blessings.
Causes for Blessing

  1. diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God - vs. 1, 2,15,45
  2. keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways - vs. 1, 9,13,15,45
  3. serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart - vs. 47
  4. study the words of His law (from the Holy Spirit), in order to fear His glorious and awesome Name - vs. 58

Scope of Blessing

  1. personal
  2. family
  3. tribe
  4. nation
  5. church

Seven Resulting Blessings from obedience

  1. exaltation - vs. 10, 12, 13
  2. health
  3. reproduction - vs. 4, 11
  4. prosperity - vs. 12
  5. victory
  6. God’s favor - vs. 9
  7. abundance - vs. 11

Nine Curses on disobedience

  1. humiliation

  2. barrenness and unfruitfulness
  3. mental and physical breakdown
  4. poverty
  5. defeat
  6. oppression
  7. failure
  8. God’s disfavor

Goodness is one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. A good prayer would be:
 “
Jesus, for your sake, I renounce all disobedience I have ever been involved in, known or unknown. I renounce all sexual immorality, impurity, drunkenness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy, rages, selfish ambition, dissensions and factions I have been involved in. I renounce all attitudes of independence, unforgiveness, fear and greed.  I dedicate myself and my family to You, Your Kingdom and Your Righteousness. I dedicate myself to obey you in all things. I make this vow in Jesus’ name. Transform my heart to trust and obey you in all things.  Amen.

updated:  April 09, 2015         orderofsaintpatrick.org/mat/obedience.htm            Tim Temple, Abbot