God Anoints Submission by Rev Olusola Areogun
Spirit Meat Daily Devotional
GOD ANOINTS SUBMISSION
– Matthew 26:36-46
We have seen two of the things God anoints sonship and divine choice. Another thing God anoints is submission. The anointing comes on submission. For a family to be united, there must be a family vision to which all must submit.
If somebody says you should do something that you like to do, that’s agreement. But if somebody says you should do something that you don’t like to do but which is of God, and you agree to do it, that is submission.
Submission is higher than agreement because submission has to do with the will of God and agreement has to do with the will of man. If I want to travel and you want to travel as well, and I say, “Can we go together in my car?” If you say, “Yes sir, I already want to go”, that is agreement. But if you don’t want to travel, but I say the Holy Spirit says you should get dressed and travel with me now; if you say, “I’m so tired but I will dress up now and go with you”, that is submission.
The battle to save humanity was won in the Garden of Gethsemane when Jesus submitted his will to the Father. He prayed to the Father three times, “if it be possible, let this cup pass from me:” and on the three occasions, added “not as I will but as thou wilt.” That was where the devil was defeated totally. The final victory you will gain over the devil is the victory of submitting your will to the will of God.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive grace to always walk in correct submission at all times in Jesus name. Amen!
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 17:1-18:4, John 8:21-30, Psalm 111:1-10, Proverbs 15:11