This Bible Study is taken from Chapter Two of "Working The Works of God" By Andrew M. Nkoyoyo.
The Master Key of Obedience
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. (Isaiah 1:19)
Jesus did not only walk in humility, but also in absolute obedience to the Father. The Greek and Hebrew words view obedience as a response. One hears and grasps what is communicated and acts on it. Obedience is linked to God’s revelation. God initiates by speaking, and His creation responds by obeying.
God speaks in many ways, depending on what He knows you will understand. He speaks through His written Word (logos in Greek). He also speaks by the Holy Spirit directly to our spirits (rhema. Furthermore, He speaks through prophecy, dreams and visions, and in many other ways.
As you seek God to discover your calling through prayer, He is definitely going to speak to you using one or more of His languages. As God speaks and reveals His plan for your life, your part is to respond in obedience with no conditions attached. You are unique in this world and in His Kingdom.
Because of your exceptional calling, anointing and ministry, you are destined for excellence and anointed to demonstrate His miracle-working power everywhere you go.
Regarding the miraculous, you have to discover God’s calling or assignment for your life. Once you have received the assignment of God for your life, the miraculous works of God can follow, if you ask. Receiving is a privilege preserved for those who ask.
And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. (John 14:13-14)
And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. (John 16:23-24)
There is something very important that I have come to discover over my years in ministry. Just doing ministry does not reveal the supernatural – the unlimited power of God.
The Bible teaches that everyone in the Kingdom of God has a lane in which he or she is supposed to run.
They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like men of war; everyone marches in formation, and they do not break ranks. They do not push one another; everyone marches in his own column. Though they lunge between the weapons, they are not cut down. (Joel 2:7-8)
We are not supposed to cross over to someone else’s lane, which would be breaking ranks. We are called to be faithful to that which God has called us to do in order to produce fruit that abides and experience success in life and ministry.
Jesus Was Faithful to His Calling
The Word of God shows us clearly that we need to be faithful and stay faithful to our calling. We can see this through the life of Jesus, who knew the purpose for His life while He was here on earth and remained faithful to His task.
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10)
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8)
He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. (Hebrews 2:14)