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Scripture: Jonah 3
God blesses obedience to His call. In the book of Jonah we see a prophet running from God, stopped by a fish, then running back to God in obedience. In this book we find that obedience to God is always worth it, but it's not always easy. God wants us to obey Him when He calls and leave the results of that obedience to Him. You can do that when you simply remember: Disobedience brings burdens. Obedience brings blessings--the blessings that happen when God moves.
"Because Jonah obeyed God, he had the privilege of seeing God do an unbelievable, spiritual miracle in the most unlikely of cities, in the most unwilling of hearts, in the most un-godly of people, God brings a revival. In one day, close to 480,000 people (an entire city) comes to faith in God. At no other time do you ever find, in history or in the Bible, where every single person that could in any given place comes to know God." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.