Beloved, like believers in the Bible days, you too can endear yourself to God, by rendering consistent implicit Yielding to Him.
Hosea 8:3. Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.
This new year and in fact, till Christ comes shall be rosy and blissful for you in particular, just resolve to always yield to God in prompt and implicit obedience.
Psalms 119:60. I made haste, and delayed not. to keep thy commandments.
Many in time past and even know had erroneously thought, they could placate God with many other things without obedience.
BELOVED ALWAYS REMEMBER, WHATEVER YOU CHOSE TO DO. FOR GOD, THAT LACK OBEDIENCE, SHALL NOT BE RECEIVED NOR YIELD ANY REWARD.
1 Samuel 15:22-23. And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
THE ONE UNCHANGING REQUISITE OF GOD FROM THE OUTSET TO THE END OF TIME IS BIBLICAL OBEDIENCE
Jeremiah 7:23. But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:
and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS WAS WHAT THEY IMPUDENTLY CAST OFF, IN THE DAYS OF HOSEA AND SUFFERED AVOIDABLE AND SHAMEFUL DEGRADING PUNISHMENT.
Hosea 8:3. Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him. See how the scriptures described what they casted off .
Hosea 8:12. I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.
Hosea 8:14. For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.
Beloved, as a wise person that you have always been, never ever toed the shameful lifestyle of these people for your well being now and in the future at eternity.
FROM ETERNITY PAST, ONE SINGULAR ATTITUDE GOD EXPECTS FROM ALL HIS SAINTS AND YOU TOO, IS PROMPT IMPLICIT OBEDIENCE AT ALL TIMES.
Receive grace to do so in Jesus name.
Jeremiah 11:4: Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace:
saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:
Jeremiah 11:7: For I earnestly protested unto your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice.
Exodus 15:26: And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments:
and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
Exodus 19:5:-6. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people:
for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
Deut 5:29: O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
Vs 5:33: Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you:
and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.
6:3: ¶Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily:
as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
11:27: A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day:
13:4: Ye shall walk after the LORDyour God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
The earthly ministry of our Lord from the beginning to the end was characterised by prompt and implicit obedience to God the Father. See it yourself.
John 4:34. Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
John 6:38. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
John 8:28-29. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself;
but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
Philippians 2:5-8. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Hebrews 5:7-8. Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death:
and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
This legacy was what Jesus left for all His faithful believers of all ages, glory to God, it includes you.
Matthew 7:24 -27. ¶Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not:
for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Matthew 17:5: While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them:
and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
Acts 5:32: And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
Romans 1:5: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Romans 16:26: But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets;
according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
2 Corinthians 10:5: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God:
and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Hebrews 5:9: And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
Hebrews 11:8: By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed;
and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Enjoy the ceaseless rewards saints in the bible days received from God through following the obedient lifestyle of Christ.
This shall be your portion too in Jesus name.
Rapture is dawning. By the grace of God it shall not elude you in Jesus name.
However, the nominal churchgoers, care free believers and the Worldling shall be abysmally disappointed.
Their undoing is their flagrant disobedience or partial obedience to God.
Jeremiah 44:16-17. As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the Lord, we will not hearken unto thee.
But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her:
as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem:
for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
Rev 3:15-18. I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed:
and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
But for you, please continue in your lifestyle of consistent biblical obedience which shall usher you into your earnest expectation to partake in the dawning rapture.
Receive abundance grace to do so in Jesus name.,
Rev 3:10-11. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world:
to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.