John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.


Faith and belief are of the heart and invisible to men.  Obedience is seen in our outward conduct, and it may be observed by men.  When a Christian obeys God, he gives the only possible evidence that in his heart he believes God.  Obedience is not some sort of depressing, long‑faced act of endurance.  There is joy and peace in doing what is right.


We live in a generation who are always wanting reasons, always wanting alternatives or options to choose from, always wanting to know what are the benefits in it for me.  If the reasons are reasonable, if the options are acceptable, if the benefits are appealing ‑‑ then we’ll obey.  But remember, these two thoughts:


1) God seldom gives us all the reasons for His commands to obey, and

2) God is smarter than we are.


            Sometimes we have to obey in order to understand.  Jesus said, If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself John 7:17.” I’m sure Noah did not fully understand what was going to happen when God told him to obey and build an ark but after the Flood subsided I’m sure he was glad that he did obey (Genesis 6:22).

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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