Friday, October 19, 2018

Everyday Favor: (Part 2)

With a few weeks passed have you thought about what we discussed last time together? 

Have you come to accept that Everyday Favor is something God wants for your life?

If you’re still not convinced let me share two more truths that might sway your thinking about this marvelous gift of Heavenly favor.

Need to catch-up? Read part 1 of Everyday Favor 

The Truth about God’s Favor

ü Realization #4: God’s favor is personalized.

When I say that the favor of God is personalized you might think that I mean He plays favorites … well, He does, in a way.  Let me explain.

Salvation by grace (the unmerited favor of God) isn’t just for some, but is open for anyone who will believe on Jesus, God’s Son.  In this sense God is not a respecter of persons where He will forgive some but not others.  

He will and does forgive anyone and everyone who repents of their sins and believes in Jesus.  This mercy, grace, undeserving favor is available to every person who will ever walk the face of this planet.

However, once an individual accepts or receives Christ into their heart through the prayer of repentance known as salvation, they must realize and accept that more favor of the Lord is theirs as a gift from God.  This is where it becomes personalized.

So many believe that grace is only for getting out of hell and fail to understand that Jesus didn’t die for Heaven’s sake but for theirs.  He said: 

"The thief (satan) comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they (believers in Him) may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)." (John 10:10 AMPC)

Now how are we going to live or enjoy that abundant life He died for without some kind of favor on our lives? 

Unless a child of God believes that favor can be and is theirs through salvation as heirs, they will never experience the fullness of walking in God’s favor.  How can one receive favor if they don’t believe in it?

The same way someone receives salvation (by faith) is how they receive the benefits of God’s favor – by faith.  Psalm 103 has just a few of the spiritual benefits of salvation that we are not to forget, favor is among those precious gifts as Kingdom Kids.

Evidence of God’s favor can be seen by others and that’s the way God planned it so it will draw people close to Him.  Throughout the entire Bible we read of individuals who grew more and more in God’s favor, because they believe and received by faith what was promised to them personally.

For someone to receive favor they must understand that God doesn’t fulfill a personal “wish list” just because a person is a believer - on the contrary. 

What God has prepared for your life is personal. It’s yours alone and He has designed the kind of favor you will need to fulfill the call on your life.  Sometimes favor may look similar, but what you need will not exactly match up with someone else’s particular need. 

"And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."
(Philippians 4:19 AMPC)

Doing a “personal” favor is exactly what God does when it comes to helping you reach your Divine destiny.  What He does for others, He will do for you if it is part of His design for your life. 

The more personal your relationship becomes with Jesus, the more you realize that everything is for Christ and all about Him.  As you grow closer to God favor will increase, because He knows you have a surrendered heart.

ü Realization #5: You have continual favor.

I think this is probably my “favor” - ite truth about God’s unmerited grace and favor. With thanksgiving I proclaim it every day of my life.

“For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will
surround him/her as with a shield.” (Psalm 5:12 NKJV)

If you are a child of God’s you have been made righteous by Jesus not anything you did.  It’s the righteousness of Jesus which allows us to enjoy the Daily Favor of God that He received.

Are you a believer?  Then by faith you have a shield of Daily Favor surrounding you 24/7 – 365.  In other words, all the time.  Continually!

Jesus Our Everyday Favor Covering

When I began teaching on creation over twenty years ago, I explained that before the flood there was a crystalline shield or canopy that surrounded the planet.  
Simply put and without getting into major scientific details I used an example the class could relate to in this comparison.

One way to describe it is to look at the shell of a fresh egg.  It covers the contents inside as a protective barrier, however if it is broken the interior no longer is the same.

Sin caused God’s protective favor shield around our planet to be broken through a worldwide flood during Noah’s time.  Everything became vulnerable to destruction, but God provided a way of escape for believer’s (Noah’s family).  In order for them to be saved they had to enter through the ark door. 

For the New Testament believer, the Ark is a metaphor or “type” of Christ covering for the Church, whereas it was a means or door of salvation.  The Lord refers to this Himself in John 10:9a saying, 

"I am the Door; anyone who enters in through Me will be saved 
(will live eternally with Me in Heaven)."

Christians are covered with the continual Everyday Favor of salvation. It surrounds them as a shield would protect one from an enemy.  This grace is ours now and for eternity as a promise to those who believe and receive Christ.

After Noah’s family was safely inside the ark, GOD (Elohim) closed the door from the outside, pre-demonstrating that Jesus is the only doorway to God and Heaven. There is no other way to Heaven. All must enter through Him for access. (Genesis 6:16 and 7:16)

Are you ready to receive the favor that God planned for your life before your birth?  I hope that without any doubt you are convinced that Everyday Favor is 
a promise of truth for believers in Christ Jesus as Savior.

My prayer for you is that of the Apostle Peter’s as you come to understanding the truth about God’s favor.

“May God give you more and more grace (favor) and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.

By His Divine power, God has given us everything we need for
 living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him,  the one who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence.” (2 Peter 1:2-3)

Sing this with me ...
May You Grow in Grace

Until next time, believe in everyday favor!

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