【Bible Study】Hebrews 13: Obey God’s Will Do What Pleases God
Bible Study: Hebrews
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 01: How honorable to be called the son of God
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 02: Invaluable Salvation
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 03: Building God’s Temple, You Have to Be Faithful to the End
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 04: God will help us at all times
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 05: To Learn, To Grow and Becoming Mature
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 06: Keep on Pursuing to the point of perfection
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 07: Jesus can save us till eternity
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 08: God’s True Tabernacle, God’s True Covenant
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 09: True Sanctification, True Salvation
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 10: Perseverance in faith till victory
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 11 Part 1: Assurance of Faith and Assured Hope
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 11 Part 2: Assurance of Faith and Assured Hope
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 12: Running the heavenly journey inaugurated for us by Lord Jesus
- 【Bible Study】Hebrews 13: Obey God’s Will Do What Pleases God
When I am speaking about this chapter, I am certain that some people may be set free, and some may be further bindings because what I have to say is a little harsh. The Last chapter we mentioned about gratitude as we have received a Kingdom an unshakable kingdom. Some people have no reaction, and some people thought, wow, what a wonderful country that cannot be shaken!
Human eyes and ears are very interesting. Our eyes choose to see what we want to see and what we do not want to see. Our ears listen to what we like to hear, and choose what we do not want to hear, and after hearing, it is like we hear nothing.
How many people are living meaningless lives? My mum suffered from dementia, I had cast out the devil from her again and again for a whole year. When the condition was bad, she used two to three continence pads. When she had good days, she used only one pad. A few days ago, she came to me, and I shattered her worldly values in her.
I have a piece of good news to share with you. My mum had not been using any continence pads for the last 3 days and her condition is improving. Her mental state is even better than before she was diagnosed with Alzheimer. How grateful, I am! God you are so good. You have given us this unshakeable kingdom and what more do we need?
I am sharing the good news that in the last 3 days, she did not use any continence pads and her conditions are improving. Her condition is gradually getting better. Her mental state is better than last year. I am so grateful to God. God you are so kind. You have given us this unshakeable kingdom, what more do we need?
Brothers and sisters, we need to be very clear about one thing. What do we value in our minds? Do we value the kingdom of Jesus Christ? What we value inside us is the root of the problem. If you have believed in the Lord with me for more than two years, and you still have that kind of virtue, let me tell you a word:
See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Hebrews 12:15 NIV
I am feeling extremely sad because I have led and guide you to follow God for so many years and what you value in your mind are those small little things that you will not even see in ashes for the next hundred years. Let us say if in the future , we come to the Lord Jesus to give an account about you, I would dig a hole and hide in it. Whether I have the chance to give an account and whether I can finish this good battle is totally another matter. I have been wondering these days, when will these brothers and sisters be healed and completely set free from bondage?
There are all kinds of people, and some people are murmuring in their hearts, for example “Oh, I am really troubled by the sermon "The Book of Hebrews". Why does it point at me every time, and why does it have to make me uncomfortable every time?” After hearing this, you will get accused. Why do we get accused? Brothers and sisters, we must not lose God’s grace. Once we lose God’s grace, poisonous roots will sprout up to disturb us.
Why have we lost God’s grace? It means we have personally experienced the goodness of our almighty God’s good way, but we still forsake the truth and do not take it seriously.
See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done. Hebrews 12:16-17 NIV
Esau was a typical spiritual fornicator. When it comes to fornication today, everyone must know that it refers to being unfaithful to God. Unfaithful to God will lead to death! Esau loved his job and at the same time he loved God too. There is a Chinese saying, “One foot cannot stand in two boats.” You could say that Esau did not know God at all. When his father Isaac didn’t bless him, he was still going crazy. You could say that Esau knew God. , makes a living by hunting all day long and loves the world. To grasp the world with one hand and God with the other is called fornication.
Are there such people among us? If there are such people among us, I would like to give an advice and a reminder “Be a smart person and know that today we are to get the unshakable kingdom. Gather up your faith, get up and run on this heavenly road, put off the sins that easily entangle us, and choose to run the road ahead. Do not look back if not you will become Lot's wife, a pillar of salt, and you will die without knowing why.
Which way should we choose to go, the way of Esau or the way of Jacob? Today I am going to tell everyone that if we have this disease and it never get betters and this is a long-lasting disaster. The most serious and long-lasting disease is a curse. Please read Deuteronomy chapter 28 and read from verses 56 to 60 and you will understand what curses are.
Brothers and sisters must know that if a Christian has believed in the Lord for a long time and still has the same moral character as before, it will be troublesome. There are people who seem to know the Lord, but they do not get it right. They also lost God’s grace and preaching wrong messages of God. Others thought that they believed in the Lord well and that what they said was the truth.
This is a poisonous root that polluted everyone. Why are there so many weird truths and lessons? Are these the truth of God? Those who preach wrong messages that are not align to God’s way, they do not strictly abide by God’s words and rationalizes what they preach. They misinterpret the Bible according to their own beliefs. Many people who are carnal after hearing various weird messages, they immediately reply, “Oh, this is good.” For example, the gospel of grace is very rampant now because there is no need to pay a price and the message is that you can receive grace by believing in the Lord. Have you received grace? It seems there are grace and at the same time it does not seem to have any grace.
One of the brothers who was carnal as soon he heard the message, he said” This is great as this gospel is considerate of the flesh. Finally, I can escape from the pastor who kept on telling me to pay the price all day long. What he said was so accusatory and I felt so uncomfortable everyday after listening to what he said.” There are so many weird truths in this world but to this brother, it do not sound weird to him at all. We must read the Book of Hebrews carefully; it stated that faith that pays a price. That brother was tempted by the weird truth and follow suit.
Where did the devil come from? When we disobey God’s words, the devil come to us. My wish for brothers and sisters to make a choice between life and death, blessing and misfortune, illness and healthy as well as between obedience and disobedience to God’s words. We must choose to make a choice to obey to God’s words or disobey God’s words. We also must make a choice between paying the price or not paying the price, between caring for the flesh or dealing with the flesh. Finally, making a choice between obeying the flesh and obeying the Holy Spirit.
Today brothers and sisters need to know for sure that you and I have received a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Although I have not left this world, I have not been to heaven, and I have not been to hell, but what I tell you today is that the spiritual world is real. I am not fooling you and I am not telling you a fib. Things in the spiritual world are too real. I cast out devil one by one. Brothers and sisters do not be captivated by those weird teachings.
If you are sick and come to me, I will pray with you. If you want to see a doctor, then go and see a doctor. If you say to me “Can you recommend a doctor for me?” Then I will recommend the best doctor to you, which is our Jesus. I am not a doctor, and I will not give you any medical advice. Since we have received a kingdom that cannot be shaken, there will be no sickness, no poverty, and no problems of any kind in the kingdom of God.
We should all serve God with reverence. When we come to this world, both of us have different destinies. My destiny is to serve God. If your destiny is to serve God, then we will serve God together, if your destiny is to work, then you work hard and do whatever you have to do, if your life is to live a routine and regular life , then live your routine and regular life well and I will not kidnap you to believe what I believe.
I would only kidnap those brothers and sisters who have willing heart to run the heavenly journey with me, carry the same destiny as me and carefully obey God’s will. God has paved his way for me to complete the journey He has arranged for me and do the things that pleases Him. Talking about this, I am feeling a little ashamed and at times I am powerless, but it does not matter, my God is full of grace and mercy.
Observe and do God's will and do what pleases Him. We must go back to the basic which is to act according to God’s words, and the most important thing is to pay the price. There are some brothers and sisters among us who expect us to pay the price for them but if you ask them to pay the price for us, they are unwilling.
There was a sister before leaving our church, she told me she was only going to leave for only 2 months. I told her not to come back. I enquired her on her reason for leaving, she said she was checking out other churches. She was treating our church like a spare tyre.
There was a sister who I served with all my heart and soul, but it became burdensome when I asked her to serve others. She said to me that she had to go to work tomorrow, and I could not sleep later than twelve o'clock. “I can't be like you.” Does it mean that if I do not serve until two o'clock, I can't stay among you? Does it mean that it’s not okay if I don’t serve until three o’clock? I saw her getting very angry. This is exactly what the author of Hebrews stated on chapter 13 verse 13.
Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. Hebrews 13:13 NIV
If you believe in Jesus, I will not ask you to pay the price with your life like Jesus did. I am only encouraging you to get up and shepherd not because I want to get anything from you. If you do not shepherd, you would not be able to grow. As a result, she hesitated when faced with the price she had to pay. How could she grow?
When I see those who are bound and suffer, my tears are flowing in my heart. When I see them being set free, I shed tears of gratitude. I want to take revenge on the devil who bullied my brothers and sisters. The price we must pay is not something that ordinary people can afford. Now I understand, according to the author of Hebrews stated as follow.
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13:1-3 NIV
Let me remind you brothers and sisters as what I have said before, you must serve others as how I serve you today. I will not compel you if you do not want to do this today. We must have the heart of brotherly love. When receiving guests, we should make excuses “Oh, I have to go to work or school tomorrow.” Some people turned off their phones at a scheduled time every night. I came across a pastor who would turn his phone at 10 O’clock in the night. I never turned off my phone, my phone is switch on 24 hours a day. Why am I doing that? I commemorate those who are bound. I do have a choice, but I choose to do it.
I used to be a busy bee, working my butt off but I still give my all serving God. Why? I do not have hope on this earth, and I regard the things on this earth as rubbish. The most precious thing is to have Jesus Christ. I want to obtain the Kingdom of God that cannot be shaken and receive the great grace of God has given us. We must start to pay the price.
Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. Hebrews 13:13-14 NIV
Today we must imitate those who do according to God’s will, pay attention to their ending. Though you have not seen my ending, but you can see all the works that I have done. You can see God is with me and God’s blessing.
Brothers and sisters, I am calling on heaven and earth to bear witness among you, but I must pay the price with my life. Work is nothing, and my children’s education is nothing. If you think those things are important, you can still do that. But as for me, I will obey God's will and do what pleases Him, even if it cost my life, because I will receive the crown of glory in eternity.
How much do you think everything in the world weighs? If you look at things in the world as 50% compared to God, then you are promiscuous.
See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done. Hebrews 12: 16-17 NIV
What I said today is a bit harsh, but I want to tell my brothers and sisters that you still have a choice today. What I am saying is the word of God. We are in the flesh, and we may suffer and be disturbed by the devil at any time. If you do not remember those who were bound or those who suffered, what will you do to resist when you suffer? How you treat people is how God will treat you. When you deserve grace, God will give you grace. But what will we get if we lose God's grace and grow poisonous roots?
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Hebrews 13: 4 NIV
God does not just talk about marriage, but what does that mean? It is talking about a person who has the quality of loyalty. If he is not a faithful person, he is a fornicator who has sexual relations with other. Without faithfulness, God will severely judge you, because God wants a faithful priest.
Recently, I shared about “A Priest after God’s will. God is looking for a vessel of His blessings in the world. If you there is a person who is after His will, you will treat it as a treasure and become a priest of the eternal God. Do not be greedy for money but look at people’s endings. People who are greedy for money are often deceived.
Brothers and sisters do not think that money can do anything. All of us will become dust in the future, but money cannot even compare to dust. Brothers and sisters, please listen to my advice. Our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and God’s words will always be the same. If you do not follow strictly His will, go against God, and do things that displease Him, where can you go? Today I have a suggestion for you and look at the verse below.
Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Hebrews 13:7 NIV
There are people believe in the Lord and were very enthusiastic in the beginning, but after a few days, work becomes their God, and their routine life become their God. After a while, when the devil comes to cause trouble in their health and financial , they finally understand they need God and to love God. After praying and things get better, it is easy to forget about God. If we love the world again, there is no consistency. Our God is a God of consistency. It is the same yesterday, today, and in forever. This is His faithful character.
We people are always easily deceived by the devil and become confused. When you are tempted by the things of the world, you will become dizzy. Today you believe in God and love God, and tomorrow you will love the world; the day after tomorrow you will love God, and the day after tomorrow you will love the world. When you love the world, the world will pierce through your heart, and then you will return to love God. After God pulled some of them out of poverty, they returned to love the world. Sometimes I wonder, what kind of brain is all this? They are often tempted by all kinds of weird lessons by other preacher.
Sometimes I am very curious. I ask everyone to pursue excellence, but some people are pursuing progress in their company's business and do not even participate in prayers or meetings. That is not the pursuit of excellence, that is looking for death, but at that time people felt that they were living a good life. What is important in your head? Ask yourself today? If what you value is not the eternal kingdom of the Lord Jesus, but the houses, money, cars, sons, etc. in this world, I can only say that this is human ignorance. Do you know the source of blessings and curses? Blessings and curses all come from God. The only way in our life is to please God!
Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you. Hebrews 13:17 NIV
Those among us who are low status will become noble, deserve to die will become alive, shameful ones will become glorious, a worldly person will become a spiritual person, becoming a person with the living spirit and the weak one will become strong. We will come before God, and God will wipe away our tears. The temporary and light sufferings we have suffered in this world are nothing because this can be shaken will be shaken.
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Hebrews 13: 16 NIV
What pleases God is that we learn to give, not that we just receive. Today, there are still some among us who have been sick for a long time and cannot be cured. You do not need me to pray for you, but you need to pray for others, and you need to be a person who pays the price. To become that kind of person, you must be healed. All your problems arise are because you have given too little. If you just say, “I am willing to pay!” But where is your action?
Can you imitate Lord Jesus? Nailing yourself and all you have on the cross, for your hope is in immortality. All mortal things shall become immortal, all corruptible things shall become incorruptible, all things that are vile shall become great, all things that are shameful shall become glorious, all things that are fleshly shall become spiritual, and all things that are weak shall become strong.
Today brothers and sisters join me in receiving the word of God. We must stand up on the word of God again and not be attracted by weird teachings. In our hearts, we must start to be willing to do things that please God and imitate what is pleasing to God in the Bible. David and Samuel, imitate Jesus, imitate the disciples who are pleased with the Lord Jesus. Our struggle with sin today has not reached the point of shedding blood, and everything in the world is nothing. May God bless everyone!