RHEMA FOR LIVING, OFM DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE FROM THE DESK OF GOD’S ORACLE.
THE RESTORATION APOSTLE.
APOSTLE (PROF) JOHNSON SULEMAN
TODAY MONDAY 22ND, JULY 2019
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Morn: Ps 36, 37; Even: Acts 23 :1 – 11.
TOPIC: FOLLOW GOD 2
TEXT: “And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4 :19.
One truth about following God is that you must be dead to self.
Whoever is alive in the flesh cannot follow God. “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8 :7.
In the course of his ministry on earth, Jesus said to his disciples and also to us “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” Matthew 16 :24 – 25.
Following God is on His terms and not ours. As the redeemed of the Lord, we are alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We are to yield ourselves unto God as those that are alive from the dead, and our members as instruments of righteousness unto God. (Romans 6 :11 – 13). When we yield ourselves unto Him who own us, we find fulfilment in Him, our destinies are realized in Him, the God who knows the beginning from the end and takes us through the path of life thereby making us vessels of honour.
The enemy who desires to see our destinies truncated will want to do anything to make us alive in flesh and be carnally minded but we must recall what Galatians 2 :20, says, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” So following God is all about Jesus.
For in him we live, and move, and have our being.” Acts 17 :28.
Father, as I begin to pray, help me to follow you accordingly in Jesus name.