Monday, October 16, 2017

Do I need to Submit?

James 4:7 " Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."

We often say that, "we do submit to God" but do we really? To submit to God means to obey Him even in the situations where you would just feel to not think about God. It means not to move according to what you feel. It means not to depend on your senses but to depend on GOD 100%.
Enemy attacks us in this area. He wants you not to submit to God and thats why the later part says resist the devil and he will flee.

For an example, Bible commands us to honor our parents, and if we submit to God, we must honor our parents. What if the parents do not behave well? Well, we do not need to sugarcoat anything. I know it is not easy and thats why the first idea that comes to the carnal mind is to manipulate the word. But thats wrong. It is very clear, if we want to submit or not. Submission is a choice. And God has given us this liberty. And He wants us to submit to Him by our own choice. In this scenario, if we  choose to Submit to God, we will need to honor our parents without any excuse.

As we are talking about submission lets read another important passage from the Bible:

Eph 5:22 " Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

Another example:
If the husband is not loving & caring. If you judge & say that he does not deserve the wife`s submission. Well, a lot of time we ministers sugarcoat the Word which is not right. The bible does not give any terms & conditions.
If you say you Submit to God, you must submit to your own Husband as to the lord. You may not have such feeling to submit to your own husband. But you need to make a choice. Whether to submit to God or to your own carnal feelings.

You cannot submit to God if you are not submitting to your husband.

I might sound very strict but the Word of God is very clear. If there would have been terms & conditions attached, I am 100% sure God would have mentioned it very clearly like in other places God`s Word is very clear.

Devil is working hard in developing scenarios where you can have excuse not to Submit to God. But remember as the children of God we MUST RESIST the Devil and he will flee.

If Eve would have resisted the devil, a major Blunder would have not happened. Similarly people, in this world many blunders can be avoided if we start Submitting to God & resist the devil.

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God." -Romans 12:1-2

What's the next step you feel God is asking you to take?