“And such as violate the covenant he shall pervert and seduce with flatteries, but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God]” (Daniel 11:32, Amp).
You have learned about sacrifice being one of the criteria for accessing glory. Let me be clear, Jesus gave His life once and for all. So, sacrifice in this sense does not mean that you have to be slaughtered like a lamb but yes, it certainly means that you will have to surrender your life to God. God is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
“But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]” (Hebrew 11:6, Amp).
In addition to that, you have learned that faith is also a key requirement of glory. You have to believe that God exists and can perform or do as He had said to you.
Today, you will be learning about what God expects from you after the glory.
your period of waiting. One thing to note about humans generally is that they can do anything to get what they want but after getting it they forget the instructions.
Many times, we make promises to God just so that we can have His attention and get what we want but many people forget their vows.
Remember the story of the 10 lepers. Only one of them returned and gave thanks.
“Then one of them, upon seeing that he was cured, turned back, recognizing and thanking and praising God with a loud voice” (Luke 17:15, Amp)
Redeeming your said vows is very important and could be the lifeline of your received rewards. Shocked? Yes!
Notice that Jesus made perfect the blessings of the grateful leper. In essence, he got a perfect blessing but the rest didn’t.
Redeeming your vows is like the seal to your the glory you have received. Never forget your vows!
God has lifted you, then you must lift Him up. If you trample on the giver, well, you will definitely trip and fall.
Never forget who lifted you in the first place. He holds the ultimate power and chooses who He deems fit.
Have you given thanks today?