God’s kingdom operates according to a system of exchange. When we give our obedience, God releases His blessings. Obedience is a yielding of our will to God’s Word. In the kingdom of God, we must obey God’s commandments in order to reap His best for our lives.

  1. We have been given the opportunity to choose whether we want to receive blessings or curses (Deuteronomy 11:26-28, Deuteronomy 30:19, Deuteronomy 7:12-15).

    1. We receive blessings when we obey God; we receive curses when we disobey or turn away from the things of God.

      1. There is power in obeying God. Obedience causes our lives to be transformed (Deuteronomy 7:21).

      2. In the Garden of the Eden, Adam and Eve disobeyed God; therefore, they chose a curse.

      3. They committed the sin of being emotionally ruled. God never intended for us to be governed by our emotions.

      4. Negative emotions will lead us to the wrong destination for our lives. Therefore, we must submit our emotions to the Word of God.

    2. When we are willing and obedient, we will eat the good of the land. When we refuse to obey, we go down the path of destruction (Isaiah 1:19-20).

      1. God’s system works only by exchange. We cannot experience His goodness without obeying Him (1 Samuel 9:7).

      2. We, as New Testament Christians, are under the commandment of Jesus.

      3. The commandment of Jesus is the commandment of unconditional love.

      4. When we operate in unconditional love, we operate in the blessing.

      5. The love of God is unconditional, but the majority of God’s promises are conditional.

  2. God operates by first giving a promise.

    1. He will not do anything without revealing His secrets to His servants, the prophets (Amos 3:7).

      1. God and His Word are one. He will do what He says.

Scripture References:

  • Deuteronomy 11:26-28

  • Deuteronomy 30:19

  • Deuteronomy 7:12-15, 21

  • Isaiah 1:19-20

  • 1 Samuel 9:7

  • Amos 3:7

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church