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Effects of Obedience

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What are the side Effects of Obedience?

Tale of two disobediences:
Saul Disobey’s God towards Amalekites.
The Healed one leper of ten.
1 Samuel 15:1–23 NASB95
1 Then Samuel said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you as king over His people, over Israel; now therefore, listen to the words of the Lord. 2 “Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he set himself against him on the way while he was coming up from Egypt. 3 ‘Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’ ” 4 Then Saul summoned the people and numbered them in Telaim, 200,000 foot soldiers and 10,000 men of Judah. 5 Saul came to the city of Amalek and set an ambush in the valley. 6 Saul said to the Kenites, “Go, depart, go down from among the Amalekites, so that I do not destroy you with them; for you showed kindness to all the sons of Israel when they came up from Egypt.” So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites. 7 So Saul defeated the Amalekites, from Havilah as you go to Shur, which is east of Egypt. 8 He captured Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword. 9 But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were not willing to destroy them utterly; but everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed. 10 Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying, 11 “I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following Me and has not carried out My commands.” And Samuel was distressed and cried out to the Lord all night. 12 Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul; and it was told Samuel, saying, “Saul came to Carmel, and behold, he set up a monument for himself, then turned and proceeded on down to Gilgal.” 13 Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, “Blessed are you of the Lord! I have carried out the command of the Lord.” 14 But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?” 15 Saul said, “They have brought them from the Amalekites, for the people spared the best of the sheep and oxen, to sacrifice to the Lord your God; but the rest we have utterly destroyed.” 16 Then Samuel said to Saul, “Wait, and let me tell you what the Lord said to me last night.” And he said to him, “Speak!” 17 Samuel said, “Is it not true, though you were little in your own eyes, you were made the head of the tribes of Israel? And the Lord anointed you king over Israel, 18 and the Lord sent you on a mission, and said, ‘Go and utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are exterminated.’ 19 “Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord, but rushed upon the spoil and did what was evil in the sight of the Lord?” 20 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I did obey the voice of the Lord, and went on the mission on which the Lord sent me, and have brought back Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. 21 “But the people took some of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the choicest of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the Lord your God at Gilgal.” 22 Samuel said, “Has the Lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. 23 “For rebellion is as the sin of divination, And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He has also rejected you from being king.”
This story of the Amalekites and Soul’s disobedience has impacted my life.
I always wanted to obey God and not do what I think is right.
That is a good lesson to learn from this story, but there is something much more to learn here.
Luke 17:12–19 NASB95
12 As He entered a village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance met Him; 13 and they raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When He saw them, He said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they were going, they were cleansed. 15 Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, 16 and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine—where are they? 18 “Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has made you well.”
This story has always impacted me to be grateful.
I don’t want to just come to Jesus for a need and then not come back to Him.
That is not the kind of relationship I want with Him.
The fact that nine did not come back, Jesus is trying to tell us something about us.
The disobedience in this story is harder to find because it appears they all did has He said. One of them did more or maybe he did not listen all the way.
Who are the Amalekites?
Amalek was the son of Eliphaz, the son of Esau.
Amalek represents one who despises God’s people.
The Amalekites were the first to attack Israel after Egypt for no reason.
After Israel get their first well by miracle they were attacked by them agian.
The second time they attacked Israel was in the 40th year of the wilderness disguised as King of Arad.
To this day because of Saul’s disobedience the descendants of Amalek still hate God’s people.
Haman was a descendant of Agog who was part of the Persian empire plotted to annihilate all jews.
Amalek = “dweller in a valley”.
Amalekite = “people of lapping”.
What do the Amalekites represent?
In a valley.
In a time of hardship and trusting God.
After a miracle in your life something comes to kill you or the miracle.
Right before a promise fulfilled something comes to destroy you or the promise.
What do the Amalekites represent?
What tries to take away a miracle and keep you from a promise.
God gets angry at an enemy that robs His children.
Any time you see God angry towards people in the bible, it is in response to cry of a people being tormented.
How do you beat the Amalekite spirit in your life?
Obedience to Father
Not allowing any resentment toward God, or that you may know better than God does.
Obey what He is saying to do or not do in your life all the way.
In the ten leper story there is a hint on how to go about our breakthrough.
Cleansed, Healed, and Well
Cleansed: katharizo
Cleansed means they saw their skin healed.
Outward evidence of some sort.
Healed: iaomai
One man saw that he was healed.
Healed means to cure, to heal, to be making whole.
Outward and inward evidence healing is happening.
Made Well: sozo
Well means to be made whole.
Outward and inward evidence that you are whole.
Nine were cleansed and only one was made whole. Nine started their healing process.
That one came back to Jesus face to face and with gratitude.
This story show us that we have stages of healing and what brings the fullness of that is our coming to Jesus with gratitude and faith.
Paying attention to what God has done is the first step.
The second is to return back to Jesus after you experience healing and thanking Him.
If you want to be whole, if you want the full promise of God, come back to Jesus.
Dont just do what He says, come back to Him, be with Him, thank Him.
Closing:
Your obedience to Jesus will make you whole and defeat the robber of miracles and promises.
Jesus has heard the cries of His people and wants to defeat the robber of miracles and promises.
Jesus has already starting your healing and wants the full healing to come about.
The key to all this is obedience from the heart and in the flesh.
Do you have something trying to take away a miracle?
Do you have something trying to keep you from a promise from God?
What did He ask you to do?
Are you obeying?
Are you going to His face and thanking Him for what He gave you?
Activation:
Break out into groups of four
Tell each other one way God has healed you.
If your brave enough, tell them what He is asking you to do now?
Take a step towards obeying Him today.
Other resources:
Mark 3:30–35 NASB95
30 because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” 31 Then His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him. 32 A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You.” 33 Answering them, He said, “Who are My mother and My brothers?” 34 Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, “Behold My mother and My brothers! 35 “For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother.”
Ephesians 6:6 NASB95
6 not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
Hebrews 10:36 NASB95
36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.
1 Peter 4:2 NASB95
2 so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
1 John 2:17 NASB95
17 The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.
Mark 12:33 NASB95
33 and to love Him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as himself, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
Matthew 12:1–7 NASB95
1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, “Look, Your disciples do what is not lawful to do on a Sabbath.” 3 But He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he became hungry, he and his companions, 4 how he entered the house of God, and they ate the consecrated bread, which was not lawful for him to eat nor for those with him, but for the priests alone? 5 “Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath and are innocent? 6 “But I say to you that something greater than the temple is here. 7 “But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire compassion, and not a sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent.
History of Amalekites
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/3942715/jewish/Who-Were-Amalek-and-the-Amalekites.htm
Cleansed
Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon 2511 καθαρίζω, καθερίζω

2511 καθαρίζω, καθερίζω [katharizo /kath·ar·id·zo/] v. From 2513; TDNT 3:413; TDNTA 381; GK 2751 and 2760; 30 occurrences; AV translates as “cleanse” 16 times, “make clean” five times, “be clean” three times, “purge” three times, and “purify” three times. 1 to make clean, cleanse. 1A from physical stains and dirt. 1A1 utensils, food. 1A2 a leper, to cleanse by curing. 1A3 to remove by cleansing. 1B in a moral sense. 1B1 to free from defilement of sin and from faults. 1B2 to purify from wickedness. 1B3 to free from guilt of sin, to purify. 1B4 to consecrate by cleansing or purifying. 1B5 to consecrate, dedicate. 2 to pronounce clean in a levitical sense.

Healed
Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon 2390 ἰάομαι

2390 ἰάομαι [iaomai /ee·ah·om·ahee/] v. Middle voice of apparently a primary verb; TDNT 3:194; TDNTA 344; GK 2615; 28 occurrences; AV translates as “heal” 26 times, and “make whole” twice. 1 to cure, heal. 2 to make whole. 2A to free from errors and sins, to bring about (one’s) salvation.

Well
Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon 4982 ἐκσῴζω, σῴζω

4982 ἐκσῴζω, σῴζω [sozo /sode·zo/] v. From a primary sos (contraction for obsolete saoz, “safe”); TDNT 7:965; TDNTA 1132; GK 1751 and 5392; 110 occurrences; AV translates as “save” 93 times, “make whole” nine times, “heal” three times, “be whole” twice, and translated miscellaneously three times. 1 to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction. 1A one (from injury or peril). 1A1 to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health. 1B1 to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue. 1B to save in the technical biblical sense. 1B1 negatively. 1B1A to deliver from the penalties of the Messianic judgment. 1B1B to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the Messianic deliverance.

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