Honoring Our FATHER with our obedience pt 4
After we have received correction, instructions and / or redirection, and if we don’t heed; this turns into…
Disobedience: After Our Father has explained some things to us and we have come to a greater understanding of these things…If at first we don’t fully fix it right away but intended to, or even if we acknowledged His correction, but got sidetracked and we move on to other things and don’t work on changing it or even correcting it when the situation presents itself to us again; then this correction gets lost in our busyness of life’s cares and concerns and we opened ourselves up to and we gave place to the enemy and allowed disobedience in.
Then as time goes on because we didn’t take care of it properly and correctly, or made light of it; the thoughts of neglecting or ignoring Our Father, which began from the choices that we made in our hearts; we opened up ourselves to condemnation; simply put, is the attacks of the enemy. Condemnation is caused from guilt, fears, disobedience / sins; not taken care of. All those thoughts of feeling insignificant, useless or of little value, is included in those feelings of condemnation and throughout our lives the enemy will make every effort to try to discourage us, belittle us, judge us and even make it to where we want to give up and quit. Therefore when the devil comes to us in our thoughts and reminds us of our failures, shortcomings and disobedience’s; this my friend is where condemnation came from.
Rom 8:1 THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.
Intentional Disobedience / Rebellion: But the seriousness of the disobedience and the depth / state of our heart condition rests with the knowledge that once we know that He has been dealing with us about that specific area and we fully realize that it needs to be changed and the convictions are still there and The Holy Spirit is still trying to talk to us about it and we intentionally began brushing His correction aside, not deciding to really change it; or/ we choose to continue in the same patterns and when we start making conscious choices to ignore Him…; this is where willful disobedience has turned to flat-out rebellion; this is the point where rebellion and a hardness of heart has set in and taken root in our heart.
Heb 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
Pro 17:11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.