The Two-Edged Sword Of Obedience And Confirmation
How are we going to move in the obedience the Lord is requiring of His people? In the structure of the church, there must be a way in which this revelation of obedience and submission is housed. The answer is in establishing a clear path for requesting and receiving greater confirmation.
The story of Gideon gives us a perfect picture of this principle of confirmation. When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon and gave him a Word to defeat the Midianites, Gideon asked God for confirmation three separate times. God did not only honor Gideon’s requests, He went above and beyond to provide confirmation that Gideon didn’t even ask for.
When God asks us to do something, it is easy to feel inadequate and fearful. However God is never offended by a submissive heart that seeks confirmation. Confirmation provides the strength and boldness you need to walk in what He has asked you to do. Our church structure should be a ministry and blessing that strengthens and emboldens its people. God help us to create a clear path to walk in greater confirmation.
This message titled “The Two-Edged Sword Of Obedience And Confirmation” came at Shiloh, Kalona, Iowa. It will be available at Living Word Publications.