April 4, The Fruit of Obedience

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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
—James 1:22
Look at the fruits of obedience as described in the New Testament: The house of the obedient man is builded upon a rock (Matthew 7:24).
He shall be loved by the Father and shall have the manifestation of the Father and the Son, who will come unto him and make their abode with him (John 14:21, 23).
He shall abide in the love of Christ (15:10)….He is set free from sin and made a servant of righteousness (Romans 6:17-18). The Holy Spirit is given to him (Acts 5:32).
He is delivered from self-deception and blessed in his deeds (James 1:22-25). His faith is perfected (2:22).
He is confirmed in his assurance toward God and given confidence in prayer, so that what he asks is given to him (1 John 3:18-22)….
What does all this add up to?…Just that the power of God is at our disposal, waiting for us to call it into action by meeting the conditions which are plainly laid down. PTP028-029
We…have a power within us to do what we are commanded to do. What is it we lack? The power? No; the will. JAS084
Tozer on the Holy Spirit.

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