“Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams” 1 Samuel 15:22.
Prophet Samuel made this statement to King Saul after he disobeyed the Prophet’s instruction. In my life, Jesus Christ has always instructed me to do certain things and I was obedient to His Word. Until this day, my obedience has reaped supernatural results. I am sure Jesus Christ has spoken to you too through His Word or through His (true) prophets.
Last week, very early in the morning, the Lord spoke to me in my sleep. He said that I should remain in this land like Isaac did when there was a second famine in the land. We see this in Genesis 26:2 – 5,”Do not go down to
; live in the land which I
shall tell you. Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you…I will
give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of
the earth shall be blessed; because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge,
My commandments, My statutes and My laws.” Egypt
And again He spoke to me and said, “If you do not obey Me your fate will be like
I woke up from my sleep and prayed and I decided to obey His voice. In Genesis
13:10 we see that “ Lot lifted his eyes and
saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere like the
garden of the LORD… As you read on we find that Lot
lost everything in life.
I know it is a little difficult to be in this situation. For me, this has always been my experience with the Lord. He does the planning for us. 1 Peter5:6 says, “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
We see in Genesis 40:36 – 38,”Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of
would go onward in all their journeys. But if the cloud was not taken up, then
they did not journey till the day that it was taken up.” Israel
Dear reader, if He asks you to stand still and remain in the place where He wants you to be, go ahead and obey His voice. There is always a blessing attached to it.