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Walking in the Favor of God

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Category: Convention Messages, Favor of God

7 Necessary Things For Walking in Favor of God Acts 4:33 tells us that great favor was upon the apostles. Why was it so? We find seven things about them that helped them walk in the favor of God. 1. They were men and women of prayer. (Acts 4:24) 2. They prayed for boldness. 3. They continuously spoke God’s Word. 4. They sought God for the supernatural. 5. They completely sold out for the Lord. Continue reading…

One can’t study about favor without eventually getting into a study about authority; because, the same favor that allows one to be under authority will also place one in authority. So, let’s study this subject of favor and authority through a consideration of the life of a great prophet in the Old Testament, Daniel. Daniel knew how to be in authority because he knew how to be under authority. The favor of God was what Continue reading…

1. Integrity Integrity is the foundation upon your life’s work is built. 2. Diversity You will not be rewarded for you similarities to others, but for your diversity from others. 3. Associations Your prosperity is dependent upon the people with whom you associate. People of yesterday will drag you into the past; people of tomorrow are those who are undeniably tied to helping you enter the future. 4. Friendships For any relationship to be productive, Continue reading…

It is not enough just to know the truth, the truth has to set you free and being set free is an experience. We need to experience truth. The purpose of truth is to lead us into experience. Truth always comes first; but, it must lead us to experience. We need to not just know about favor, but experience favor in our life every day. Luke 4 quotes Isaiah 61 that the Spirit of the Continue reading…

Motivational Gifts

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Category: Convention Messages, Gifts of the Spirit, Theology

1Pet 4:10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Each of us has received at least one motivation. From time to time, all of us will find ourselves in one of these gifts because we are exhorted to do it. But, over a period of time, we’ll find out that there is one gift in which our flowing is special. But, Continue reading…

‘Who [are] you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel [you shall become] a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of “Favor, favor to it!”‘ (Zechariah 4:7) The great mountain in Zerubbabel’s life would be removed by two things: 1. By the anointing of the Lord (“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit” (v.6). Zerubbabel and Joshua were the sons of God’s fresh oil (vv.2,3) 2. By speaking favor to Continue reading…

Definitions of “Favor” In order to find the favor of God, we need to study someone who found favor of God and ask “Why did he or she find the favor of God?” The favor of God cannot be earned; but it can be attracted. Before we look into that let’s look at how the word “favor” is understood in the Bible. In the Bible there are five words that have been interpreted as “favor”; Continue reading…

Motivational Gifts (Romans 12:1-8) “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is– his good, pleasing and perfect will. For by the grace Continue reading…

Spiritual Gifts

Monday, November 12, 2012

Category: Convention Messages, Gifts of the Spirit

Spiritual gifts are a very important part of the New Testament. Paul says “I would not have you ignorant of spiritual gifts.” There is ignorance about spiritual gifts in many churches, so there needs to be teaching on this subject. Let’s look at the practical side of how spiritual gifts operate in the Church. Spiritual gifts are not just an option. Every member of the Church finds his/her place in the Body. Ephesians 4:14-16 “that Continue reading…

The Year of God’s Favor

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Category: Convention Messages, Favor of God

To be in God’s favor means to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right people, and to have the right connections. The favor of God brings us favor with people. God’s favor on Elijah brought him to Zarephath (right place), when the widow (right person) was picking sticks to prepare her last meal (right time), and the connection there was a connection of blessing. Similarly, when the Shunnamite woman in Continue reading…