Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Favor Ain't Fancy Always

by Josh Helm | 6/30/2010

This is a subject that hits a nerve with me due to the current minutia of teaching that has been broadcasted across the airwaves. There is such a diversion in the pulpit, many Pastors are not accountable to anyone, nor is their message weighed against the truth by the majority. So now we have an infusion of nonsense that distracts people from finding their true purpose as a christian and what the will of God is for their life. We need to realign ourselves to the council of God and weigh our lives agains scripture. Favor has been preached and misused in a manor to try and obtain things ( land, houses, cars, jewelry, money ). You name it whatever your self desires it can have with favor. The problem with this message in short is just that God does not favor you to get what you want, He favors you to accomplish His will. So the
question that should be asked is, "What is the will of God for my life?" Now here is where people will answer this question and not really look totally at what God demands or commands in scripture for their life. Shockingly, I think people will be generally surprised to know that following Christ doesn't always lead you to a life of luxury in the flesh. We have a mandate to please the Father. What is His will for our life? I am going to sum it all up for you, the essence of what God wants from you. Are you ready? Now when I tell you this you will be accountable for knowing it, so are you ready again? Here it is. God's will is that the son be glorified. His desire from you is to bring glory to His son.

"He shall build the temple of the Lord, and he shall bear the glory." - Zechariah 6:13

Then we see the desire of the son is to please the Father.

"I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son" - John 14:12-13

What a beautiful love story we see throughout scripture between the Father and His son Christ Jesus. Understand this is the essence of our walk and obedience to God by way of the Spirit of Truth. May we yield to the mission of the Holy Spirit and live the desired will of the Father.

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