“To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice”

1 Samuel 15:22; And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to hearken that the fat of rams.

Greetings and Salutations! The Lord Jesus has placed a message upon my heart that speaks to those of us who are His beloved remnant. The Lord has called us to be obedient in the last days, and seek His face first in all things. In this world and in these last days, the attacks from the enemy will increase. We will often times be tempted to compromise with the things of this world and thereby deny our precious Lord Jesus. We are called to be obedient by taking up our cross daily, and putting the Lord Jesus first and foremost in our lives, no matter what opposition may come. We are called to be obedient unto the end, just as our Lord Jesus was. Philemon 2:8 states; And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. For all of those who follow the Lord Jesus and live godly lives will suffer persecution for His namesake, and some will even suffer death. 2 Timothy 3:12 states; Yea, and all that live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Revelation 2:10 states; Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Brethren, be not deceived, for this world will wax worse and worse. For those of us who are the true followers of Jesus will be persecuted in these last days like never before in the history of the earth. The Lord Jesus promises us a crown of life if we are faithful to Him, even unto death. Rejoice my brethren, and look up for our redemption draws ever so near. Luke 21:28 states; And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Praise be to the holy Lamb of God! Brethren, we must prepare our hearts for that which is coming upon the earth in these last days. We must seek the face of the Lord like never before through prayer, fasting, and the reading and studying of God’s holy word. Be encouraged my brethren, for the Lord Jesus is returning very soon, and no matter what our end will be, He goes before us in all things, and we are victorious in Him! Psalm 48:14 states; For this God, is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death.

Timothy 10:13 states; But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. Brethren, we are living in such a time that those whom the word of God calls evil men and seducers, are leading many astray and are causing lawlessness to become commonplace upon the earth. For you shall know them by their fruits my brethren. Pray for wisdom, discernment, knowledge, and understanding. Pray the Lord will open your eyes to the truth of His holy word in these perilous times, and that He will quicken your spirit to be ever vigilant and ready for that which is coming upon the earth in these last days. We are called salt and light in this lost and fallen world. We are to preach the good news of the gospel to every creature even unto the ends of the earth. Mark 16:15-18 states; vs.15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. vs.16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. vs.17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; vs.18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

We must be be obedient to the Lord in these last days. For in these last days men will be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. Brethren, we must fight the good fight of faith, and press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God. Philippians 3:13-14 states; vs.13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, vs.14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus. In these last days, men will choose to become evil. They will reject all that has to do with our Lord Jesus, and they will worship the god of this world. Men will have their consciences seared as with a hot iron, becoming reprobate. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 states; vs.1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. vs.2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, vs.3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, vs.4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; vs.5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Be encouraged my brethren, for our redemption draws near. We are living in such perilous times that even the elect would scarcely be saved were it not for the Lord shortening those days. Matthew 24:22 states; And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elects sake those days shall be shortened. All praise, honor, and glory belong to the holy Lamb of God, the Lord’s Christ! For the Lord Jesus has given us hope in the midst of such trying times as these. We must lift up your voices unto the Lord, and give Him worship, honor, and praise! Brethren we must thank Him for all that He has done for us! We must thank Him for saving our souls from a devils hell! We must thank Him for having first loved us! We must seek Him in our prayer closets secretly, for He will meet with us and reward us openly! Matthew 6:6 states; But thou, when thou praise, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to the Father which is in secret; and thy Father which teeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Be encouraged my brethren! For soon and very soon we shall see our Lord Jesus coming in the clouds! At the last trump we shall see Him! He will set His feet once again upon the Mount of Olives! For He will rule and reign with a rod of iron upon this earth for one thousand years. We shall be His kings and priests and forever we shall be with Him! Praise be to the holy Lamb of God! Revelation 1:6-8 states; And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to whom be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. vs.7 Behold, he cometh with the clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. vs.8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is , and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

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