Summary: One thing holding most Christians in bondage than anything else is the lack of knowledge of righteousness and missing most of the f.a.v.o.r that is available to us... let us discover this in five points on how to become aware of our shield of f-a-v-o-r.
"FOR YOU,O LORD WILL BLESS
WITH FAVOR YOU WILL SURROUND HIM
WITH A SHIELD."
One thing holding Christians in bondage than anything else is a lack of knowledge of righteousness. When a man accepts Jesus, he is moved into a position of a new birth. He enters into the Kingdom of God and a joint heir with Jesus Christ. That man would automatically become God’s very own child.
With this new relationship, there are certain privileges, rights and freedom that he will enjoy...
Righteousness is what you are, the very nature of God...
The verse we are about to partake is the blessings we have as righteous people of God. We have access by faith into His grace wherein we stand and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Today, let us know this righteousness more by knowing the favor we have with God eversince we accepted Jesus.
"For our sake He made Christ virtually to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of the righteousness of God what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right standing with Him, by His goodness."-2Corinthians5:21Amp.
Let us discover that from this righteousness; we have this favor from God all along. Not only discovering but be determined to live by it.
Before anything else, let us know several meaning of the word FAVOR; it means to assist, to promote over another, to give advantage and a special treatment.
"LET US LIVE FAVOR-MINDED"
A note of caution however should be keep in mind... Not that we are better than anybody else,but living in confidence and boldness, expecting good things.
I have made a five point outline on how this favor could manifest in increasing level in our life.
After this preaching, expect to live in preferential treatment not because of who you are... but because of Jesus our Righteousness! He will bring us more into the heart of Our Father. His honor and glory will spill over us.
FAITH IN GOD:
What will you do if a friend of yours would give you a servant and that he is in-charge of that servant’s salary? Of course you would give that servant instructions, errands, command him to do work, you will have power and authority over him, and would naturally obey you, because that is what his job description is.
That is the same way we should treat faith to acquire favor from God! Let us look at Luke17:5-10 as the disciples asks Jesus to increase their faith. "...and the Lord answered,if you had FAITH trust and confidence in God even so small like a grain of mustard seed, you could SAY to this mulberry tree, Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea, and it would OBEY you.Will any man of you who has a SERVANT plowing or tending sheep SAY to him when he has come in from the field, Come at once and take your place at the table? Will he not instead tell him, Get my supper ready and gird yourself and serve me while I eat and drink;then afterward you yourself shall eat and drink?Is he grateful and does he praise the servant because he did what he was ordered to do?"