Drama Ministers Fasting and Prayer Day 23: When God Obeyed Man

THURSDAY 24TH JANUARY, 2019
DRAMA MINISTERS YEAR OF “OVERFLOWING EXPANSIONS”

WHEN GOD OBEYED MAN

Exodus 7:2
You shall speak all that I command you. And Aaron your brother shall tell Pharaoh to send the children of Israel out of his land.

Exodus 7:6
Then Moses and Aaron did so; just as the Lord commanded them, so they did.

Exodus 7:10
So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, just as the Lord commanded.

Exodus 7:20
And Moses and Aaron did so, just as the Lord commanded. So he lifted up the rod and struck the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants. And all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.

From all these verses above, only one thing was a common denominator. Moses was doing according to the Word of the Lord. He was obeying all what the Lord commanded him to do.
He commanded him to go to Pharaoh and told him all what he would tell the king. And we saw Moses doing exactly as the Lord commanded. So the secrets of all the miracles in the land of Egypt was that MOSES WAS AND AARON WERE DOING EXACTLY WHAT THE LORD COMMANDED THEM TO DO.

God told Moses to tell Aaron to thrown his rod down when he got to the palace of Pharaoh, Aaron did so, and a miracle followed: Aaron’s Rod swallowed up all the other rods-turned serpent. He told Moses to tell Aaron to strike the ground with the rod and frogs would invade every corners of frog. Aaron did as the Lod said, and the frog came from the rivers upon the land.
He told Moses to tell Aaron to strike the ground and the dust would become lice all over Egypt, and they obeyed the Word of the Lord and their was lice all over the land.

So, we read of all those miracles both in Egypt and in the wilderness, because Moses and Aaron were doing according to the commandment of the Lord God. GOD WAS ABLE TO PERFORM ALL THOSE MIRACLES BECAUSE MOSES AND AARON OBEYED GOD.
But now, the most inspiring part of the story was the other part of it.

Now, let’s digress a bit to the story of Joshua. Can you remember when Joshua spoke to the Lord that the sun and the moon should stand still in the sky and God heeded the voice of Joshua?
JOSHUA 10:12-14
12 Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”
13 So the sun stood still, And the moon stopped, Till the people had revenge Upon their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.
14 And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the LORD heeded the voice of a man; for the LORD fought for Israel.

So in verse 14, we read that the Lord heeded the voice of a man. God obeyed the voice of a man.
Now, come back to the story of Moses. God commanded Moses to do all he was doing in Egypt and God was performing the miracles before Pharaoh.
Then, we came across these verses:
Exodus 7:12
Then Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh. And Moses cried out to the Lord concerning the frogs which He had brought against Pharaoh.
13 So the Lord did according to the word of Moses. And the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courtyards, and out of the fields.
Verses 13 says, “the Lord did according to the Words of Moses…” The Lord removed the frogs He brought upon the land of Egypt. The Lord did what Moses asked Him to do. And in verse 30-31, we also read this:
30. So Moses went out from Pharaoh and entreated the Lord.
31. And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; He removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people.
Again the Lord did what Moses asked Him to do. He removed the flies from the land of Egypt. GOD OBEYED THE VOICE OF MAN.

But why and how did this happen?
God brought frogs upon the land and Moses asked Him to remove it, and He removed it. He brought lice upon the land, and Moses prayed him to remove it again and He removed it. Joshua told Him to stay the sun in the sky 24 hours and God Obeyed his voice. Elisha told God to blindfold the eyes of the Syrian Army, and the Lord did.
Do you know the secrets of this? Go back to the beginning of the passage and you would read this:
Exodus 7:2
You shall speak all that I command you. And Aaron your brother shall tell Pharaoh to send the children of Israel out of his land.

Exodus 7:6
Then Moses and Aaron did so; just as the Lord commanded them, so they did.

So, before Moses could command the Lord to do a thing, He had first obeyed the Word of God, and this had given him a good platform to demand something from God and God would do it. He had done according to the commandment of the Lord first, then, God was able to heed his voice concerning what he asked for.

And before Joshua could command the sun and moon to stand still in the sky and God heeded his voice, God had first of all commanded him in Joshua 1:7:
“Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go”

The summary of these is locked up in John 15:7
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”

IF YOU ARE ADDICTED TO OBEYING THE VOICE OF THE LORD, GOD WILL BE COMMITTED TO HARKENING TO YOUR VOICE. You would ask Him for anything and He would be doing it, if you are found of Obeying His Voice all the time.
When He command you and you obey, you can call upon Him and He will answer.

Isa 45:11
Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

LORD, I WANT TO SEE YOUR GLORY.
I WANT TO FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE.
I WANT YOU TO DO WONDERS THROUGH ME!
I WANT TO LEAVE MY FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND OF TIME!
I DONT WANT TO BE A BORROWED VESSEL.
BUT…BUT…BUT…DEAL WITH THIS VESSEL OF CLAY!
DEAL WITH THIS CANAL FLESH!
DEAL WITH THIS ARROGANCE, PRIDE AND SELF-IMPORTANCE.
BREAK DOWN THIS EARTHEN VESSELS AND REMOULD IT!

Mike Bamiloye
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