22 May 2023: GOD ANOINTS OBEDIENCE AND HUMILITY – 2 Kings 5:10-14

God anoints obedience. Naaman is a case study in obedience. He came to the man of God for healing and was told to go and dip in River Jordan seven times. However, he objected because he felt the rivers of Damascus – Abana and Pharpar – were better rivers than River Jordan and all the waters of Israel. The key learning here is that Naaman needed obedience and humility to receive his healing.

Please note, if God gives you an instruction, it is not to make you look good; it is to bring obedience into your life.

Many are more interested in looking good rather than being obedient. God does not anoint looking good, He anoints obedience. When God told me to go to Ilesa (Osun State, Nigeria) some years ago to start a ministry there, I didn’t like the town because when I first got there, there was no ice cream vendor. If I wanted to buy ice cream, I had to go to Osogbo or Akure, the capital of the neighbouring state, Ondo State. So, I didn’t want to settle down in Ilesa because I loved ice cream so much. Each time I finished my official ministerial engagement in Ilesa, I would leave, until God said it would not work if I refused to stay there.

God’s instruction to Naaman to dip in River Jordan seven times was not to make him look good but to obey as a ticket to the healing anointing. Obedience is what God anointed for his healing. The Bible says Jesus obeyed unto death (Phillipians 2:8). Some people only obey until their comfort is touched.

PRAYER: Father, I will humble myself before You, I will not allow any seed of pride in my heart in Jesus’ name. Amen!

2 Samuel 1:1-2:11; John 12:20-50; Psalm 118:19-29; Proverbs 15:27-28
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