The Reality of Favor Pt 2

The Reality of Favor Pt 2

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

WRONG MENTALITIES CAN REALLY MESS CHRISTIANS UP

Heb 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Gen 37:1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.

IT’S EASY TO SIDE WITH THE CRITICS… (Ps 1:1)

Prov 29:25 “THE FEAR OF MAN BRINGS A SNARE.”

Gen 39:1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.

2 And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

3 And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand. 4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand. 5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

21 But the Lord was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.

22 The chief jailer committed to Joseph’s charge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was responsible for it. 23 The chief jailer did not supervise anything under Joseph’s charge because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made to prosper.

EVERY TIME JOSEPH FACED ADVERSTITY HE LOOKED TO GOD AND GOD TURNED THE INJUSTICE AROUND.

GOD SEE’S THE ATTITUDE OF THE HEART.

Worshippers

“Worshippers”

Matt 4:8 Again, the devil *took Him to a very high mountain and *showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; 9 and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus *said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’”

John 4:23 But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

WORSHIP WILL TAKE THE INVEST MENT OF TIME!

Acts 13:2 While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

BENEFITS OF WORSHIP

1. WORSHIP CREATES AN ATMOSPHERE FOR GOD TO SPEAK IN

THE ATMOSPHERE OF WORSHIP IS A PLACE OF HEARING

2. AN ATMOSPHERE FOR DIRECTION.

3 THEIR FUTURE WAS REVEALED…A GLIMPSE OF THINGS TO COME

Luke 17 – THE HEALING OF THE 10 LEAPERS

15 Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, 16 and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine—where are they? 18 Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has made you well (WHOLE).”

4 WORSHIP WILL RESTORE YOU AND MAKE YOU WHOLE

JESUS CALLED WORSHIP “FAITH”

WORSHIP AND PRAISE IS THE HIGHEST FLOW OF FAITH.

5 WORSHIP BRINGS ABOUT DELIEVERANCE

ACTS 16 PAUL AND SILAS…

DAVIDS WORSHIP SKILLS MADE HIM A GIANT KILLER.

6 WORSHIP RELEASES PROVISION

Ps 112:1 Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments. 2 His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever. (Ps 111:5)

WHILE WE MINISTER TO HIM IT’S HIS DELIGHT TO MINISTER TO US!

7 WORSHIP HOLDS YOU STEADY IN THE SPIRIT

WORSHIP HELPS YOU LIVE A HOLY LIFE BECAUSE YOU STAY FOCUSED ON HIM.

Amp Ps 96:9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; Tremble [in submissive wonder] before Him, all the earth.

BONUS

Amp Prov 10:27 The [reverent] fear of the Lord [worshiping, obeying, serving, and trusting Him with awe-filled respect] prolongs one’s life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

WORSHIPPING THE LORD WILL PROLONG YOUR LIFE

The Reality of Favor Pt 1

The Reality of Favor Pt 1

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

THE ENEMIES GOAL IS TO COME AT YOU WITH AFFLICTIONS, PERSECUTIONS, TEMPTATIONS, AND TRIALS, SO MUCH THAT YOU BEGIN TO EXPECT IT AND (FALL AWAY – Mark 4:17).

WE ATTRACT WHAT WE EXPECT!

THE FAVOR OF GOD CHANGES THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE TOWARD YOU FOR GOOD.

Exodus 3:21 I will grant this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be that when you go, you will not go empty-handed. 22 But every woman shall ask of her neighbor and the woman who lives in her house, articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; and you will put them on your sons and daughters. Thus you will plunder the Egyptians.”

11:3 The Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians.

12:35 Now the sons of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, for they had requested from the Egyptians articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; 36 and the Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have their request. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.

GOD IS NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF BEING UNFAIR TO PEOPLE IN ORDER TO GIVE TO SOMEONE ELSE.

Heb 12:1 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus,

2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Vs 3 For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

ENERGY COMES FROM KEEPING YOUR EYES ON JESUS!

THE #1 SYMPTOM OF INSECURITY IS WHEN A PERSON CANNOT REJOICE WHEN ANOTHER PERSON IS BLESSED.

2 INSECURE PEOPLE HAVE A HARD TIME WORKING WITH OTHERS.

3 AN INSECURE PERSON CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN MISTAKES.

THE ROOT OF INSECURITY IS NOT HAVING A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD.

Heb 12:15 See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;
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“I Am”

“I Am”

Mal 3:16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, And the Lord listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the Lord And who meditate on His name.

Acts 2:21 And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

Prov 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,

And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Ps 91:14 Because he has loved me, therefore I will deliever him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known my name

POWER EXISTS IN VERBALIZING GOD’S NAME.

JESUS TAUGHT HIS DISCIPLES ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF REVERENCING AND VALUING THE NAME WHEN THEY PRAYED.

Ps 8:9 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

GOD WANTS US TO REAP THE BLESSINGS THAT HIS NAME BRINGS.

Matt 16:15 Jesus asked the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?”

GOD’S REDEMPTIVE PLAN IS THAT WE BE THE BENEFICIARIES OF ALL THAT HE IS.

CHRIST’S PROVISION IS SEVENFOLD.

Rev. 5:9 For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood

Rev. 1:5 To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood

BY KNOWING GOD’S WILL WE CAN KNOW HIS PROMISES.

WHEN FAITH AND HIS NAME COLLIDE IT RELEASES PROVISION!

JEHOVAH – SHALOM, GOD IS OUR PEACE (Judges 6:23-24)

RESTORATION, WHOLENESS, NOTHING MISSING, RENEWS BROKENESS

JEHOVAH – RAAH, GOD IS OUR GUIDE, OUR SHEPHERD (Ps 23:1)

OUR GPS SIGNALS ARE RESET – PROTECTION IS THERE!

JEHOVAH – JIREH, GOD IS OUR PROVIDER, OUR SOURCE, OUR SUPPLY (Gen 22:8-14) OUR PROSPERITY REGAINED

JEHOVAH – NISSI, GOD IS OUR VICTORY (Ex 17:15)

OUR VICTORY RETRIEVED – WE DON’T FIGHT ALONE!

JEHOVAH – TSIDKENU, GOD IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jer 23:6)

OUR DIGNITY RESTORED – QUALIFIED FOR SONSHIP – ROYALTY

JEHOVAH – RAPHA, GOD IS OUR PHYSICIAN, OUR HEALER (Ex 15:26)

OUR HEALTH RENEWED – DIVINE HEALTH BELONGS TO US!

JEHOVAH – SHAMMAH, GOD IS PRESENT (Eze 48:35)

OUR FRIENDSHIP RESUMED – HE NEVER LEAVES US OR FORSAKES US

Isaiah 9:6 “And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace.”

Prov 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.

Mal 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to its setting, My name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense is going to be offered to My name, and a grain offering that is pure; for My name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord of hosts.

Rev 22:4 they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.

The Resurrected Life

“The Resurrected Life”

1. WE HAVE A NEW LIFE. 2 Cor 5:17

PAUL SAID, “I am crucified with Christ.” (Gal 2:20)

PAUL ALSO SAID, “I am risen with Christ.”

Col 3:1 Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. 5 Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

2. WE CAN FORGIVE.

Eph 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you

5:1 Be Imitators of God Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God 2 as a fragrant aroma.

HE CHANGED MY NATURE FROM HUMAN TO HOLY.

1 Pet 2:23 For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.

3. WE CAN SERVE.

Gal 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

4. WE CAN OBEY.

EVERY DAY, WE CAN SURRENDER OUR WILL TO GOD. HE’S GOT A PURPOSE, A JOB, A CALLING FOR US.

Rom 6:17 But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

5. WE CAN WIN.

· HE STRIPPED THE DEVIL OF HIS POWER. HE RIPPED OPEN THE GRAVE AND STOOD ALIVE IN MIGHTY POWER.

Col 2:13 When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, 14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.

Ps 20:5 We will sing for joy over your victory, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners.

1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

2 Cor 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.

Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

EASTER IS A CELEBRATION OF DEAD PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME ALIVE IN CHRIST.

LIVE. FORGIVE. SERVE. OBEY. WIN.