Summary: What an exciting time to be alive, right now Praise God, in the middle of a so called recession, in 2011! What a better time to be blessed by God, He’s not participating in it, its not even mentioned in the bible. He’s not hindered by it, in fact His F
“The Fantastic Favor of God”
Ephesians 2:4–7, NKJ
“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us...raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus”
Quite often, people only remember what God has done in the past
You know, like how He parted the Red Sea, or rained fire down from Heaven and consumed Elijah’s sacrifice,
or fed multiple thousands of people with just a little boy’s small lunch.
As well as what He has done for them personally in their lives in past situations.
On one hand, we all know that God has performed countless, amazing miracles throughout history, and it’s important that we give Him the utmost praise and glory for what He has done.
But on the other hand, we also need to give Him praise as we look forward to what God wants to do in our lives today.
Paul was talking about and looking towards the future, not the past
TBS. (the Bible says) that “in the ages to come” God would do things that far supersede anything He’s ever done before.
The “ages to come” that he’s talking about, that’s the time were living in right now.
God is a God of way to much, not a God of barely get by,
When He fed the five thousand, which really was more like 12 to 15 thousand with women and children,
everyone had their fill and there was still an abundance of leftovers, 12 baskets and then some!
And if that meal was anything like the water Jesus turned to wine, it was probably the best bread and fish they had ever had.
Praise the Lord, God never does anything halfway,
*He’s always giving us His best,
*He’s always advancing,
*He’s always doing new things,
*He’s constantly looking for new ways to shine His favor down and bless His Children!
TBS.(the bible says) in Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJ
22. The LORD’s mercies
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
God is constantly doing new and exciting things for all of us, we may not see it in the natural,
but He is always constantly working behind the scenes on our behalf!
And the best news is, we are only limited as to what He wants to do for us, by our expectation of Him!
We can receive from God as much as we can believe Him for! He will always exceed our expectations we have.
Praise God, He’s so good to us!!
TBS. in Jerm. 33:2-3
2-3."This is God's Message, the God who made earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as God: 'Call to me and I will answer you. I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.
God wants to outdo Himself in our generation! He longs to show us things, Great things, that we know nothing about,
What an exciting time to be alive, right now Praise God, in the middle of a so called recession, in 2011!
What a better time to be blessed by God, He’s not participating in it, its not even mentioned in the bible.
He’s not hindered by it, in fact His Favor shines right thru it. Amen!!
What’s happened so far to us, is just a foretaste of what’s to come, we haven’t experienced all God’s goodness,
We’ve only experienced a fraction of it, the best is still yet to come!!
Remember, God is a God of increase!
Where you are today is not where you are going to be forever, its just a stopping off place on the journey.
And I certainately, wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now, as the old song says!
When you walk in the Favor of God, good things just come your way, with no effort on your part,
Just one moment of His Favor can excell and propel you and take you places you can’t begin to get to on your own!
Jerm. 29:11 NKJ
11. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
12. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
13. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
God has great plans for us, for all of us who believe and are Favor minded!
Plans that lie ahead of us, not behind us.
I don’t know about you, but I know God’s plans are a lot bigger and much better and more focused than my plans.