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;