2017 Fasting Guide – Day Five

BEING EQUIPPED BY BEING OBEDIENT

Galatians 5 is an amazing chapter of the Word. It is not, however, most people's favorite chapter. Because it addresses things in our lives that we need to be aware of, and produce change in, so we can walk in the fullness of the supernatural.

For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. - Galatians 5:17 ESV

Being led by the Spirit is a choice we must make every day. And many times, moment by moment. The Spirit is totally opposed to anything of our carnal nature. Are you ready to be equipped by the Spirit? Do you want to live limited or limitless? If so, you must make a decision right here and right now, if you really want God to meet all your needs, or if you also want to meet all His needs. He has need of you to be His representative on earth. But He is looking for a people that is sold out to Him. Sold out to His heart. Completely. Nothing held back. So, here we go - ready for the supernatural?

Now the works of the flesh are evident: Sexual immorality Impurity Sensuality Idolatry Sorcery Enmity Strife Jealousy Fits of anger Rivalries Dissensions Divisions Envy Drunkenness Orgies And things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God. - Galatians 5:19-21 ESV

At this point, each one of us must let the Spirit of God reveal to our hearts where the enemy may have gained entrance into our lives, so when it is exposed it can be evicted. It is our choice. Here is the good news:

But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. -
Galatians 5:18 ESV
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. - Galatians 5:24-25 NIV

He is admonishing us to walk in the Spirit. And as we do, obedience to Him and to His will, will become something that is very natural. You will obey out of love because you are so aware of who He is in you, and what He has done, that the desires of this world have nothing in you. All that He is will become a part of you and you will walk with joy in obeying. It will not be a struggle, it will be a delight. And do you know obedience brings the blessing?

But Samuel replied: Does the Lord delight in burnt offering and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice. - 1 Samuel 15:22a NIV
Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. - Deuteronomy 5:33 NIV

God has lands assigned to you that you are to possess. I’m not talking about real estate (although that could be included), God is talking on a higher level. He is talking about places that have been assigned to us to rule and reign over. Places that satan has occupied that have now been assigned to YOU. You are where you are so you can displace the enemy, and God can rule and reign in those regions to bring life and hope to all the inhabitants. Christians, we have lost some land because of complacency, because we forgot who we are and how powerful we are IN HIM. But it is time for us to arise again and take back what the enemy has been busy trying to steal from us. Even while I was writing this, this is one of the scriptures God gave me, to put our faith on:

Because you carefully follow all these laws I command you today - to love the Lord your God and to walk always in obedience to Him - then you are to set aside three more cities… - Deuteronomy 19:9 NIV

Expand your faith. Believe for more territory in your life. Whether it be in your workplace, your business, your home, or actual cities, it is time for us to believe for MORE. He is the one who will establish you to do this.

The Lord will establish you as His holy people, as He promised you on oath, if you will keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to Him. - Deuteronomy 28:9 NIV

Do you want to increase in the blessing? Obedience makes the way.

For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to Him, and to keep His commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and INCREASE, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. - Deuteronomy 30:16 NIV

Your faith will have such power, as your confidence increases, as you know that you are walking in what the Lord has asked of you. The blessing will come to you. You won’t have to beg for the blessing, or seek the blessing. You will live in increase as you change your mind about who you are and why you are here. Let’s change our mindset to the mind of God. We are not here to exist and just get by. We were created to possess, subdue, and have dominion.

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion…” - Genesis 1:28a NKJV

Let's be honest before the Lord, let’s be fruitful for the Kingdom, and let’s take cities for God!

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