January 15, 2024 – 1/15/2024

15 – Rest and Overcome Death

Obadiah 1:15 (NKJV) “For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.”


My friends, God has a perfect plan for you to live here on earth. When you follow the plan and walk in the fear of the Lord, your return is great and full of blessings immeasurable. Nevertheless, adopting a constant offensive and defensive approach throughout life may yield significant results, but such returns are not considered favorable as blessings are not bestowed upon the rebellious. He curses them. 

Genesis 49:25 (NKJV): By the God of your father who will help you, and by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

Look at what we are told in Genesis 49:25 and all those blessings God is giving. That blessing you see is what you can have when you are obedient to the Father and treat others as you would have them treat you. Obedience is honorable to the Lord. When you honor God, He blesses you in abundance! Now, take a look at what Samuel is saying to King Saul:

1 Samuel 15:23 (NKJV): For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”

Just as Samuel told King Saul, God will treat you just like King Saul today if you decide to disobey Him and walk in rebellion by being mean to others and only worrying about yourself. I don’t know about you, but I sure don’t want that curse on MY head, and you shouldn’t either. Life is much better when you trust in God and follow His plan laid out from the beginning of time. I double-dog dare you to do it.

Declaration: I shall only do good for the people I meet from this day forward. Dear God, please help me to honor You in all the days of my life by honoring those I meet!

From My Book: Numbers That Preach