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Â Â Â Â Â The Favor of God
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Declaring Godâ€™s Favor in our lives!
Let us start by reading aloud the â€śdeclarationsâ€ť portion located
at the bottom of the last page under the heading, â€śDeclare
(release) the Favor of God!â€ť Let us all read the â€śaffirmationsâ€ť
section. Did you find it? Ready, read.
How can we boldly proclaim such statements and maintain with
certainty that they will come to pass? Notice the answers come
from scriptures that follow:
â€˘ â€śThe LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house . . . he
shall send his angel before thee â€ť (Gen 24:5-7);
â€˘ â€ś I will say of the Lord . . . He shall deliver theeâ€ť Ps 91:2;
â€˘ â€ś let them say continually , Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure
in the prosperity of his servant â€ť Ps 35:27;
â€˘ â€ś Let the redeemed of the Lord say so â€ś Ps 107:2;
â€˘ â€śwhosoever shall say unto the mountain . . . he shall have whatsoever he
saith â€ť Mark 11:23;
â€˘ â€śThou hast granted me life and favour â€ť â€“ Job made this declaration during
his trial â€“ Job 10:12;
â€˘ â€ś his favor is for a lifetimeâ€ť Ps 30:5 RSV;
â€˘ â€śthou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour â€ť Ps 5:12;
â€˘ â€śBlessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left
destitute my master of his mercy (see Dan 1:9) and his truthâ€ť (Gen 24:27);
â€˘ Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of
the eunuchsâ€ť (Dan 1:9);
â€˘ â€śFor they got not the land in possession by their own sword . . . because thou
hadst a favour unto them â€ť Ps 44:3;
â€˘ David had FAITH in the Favor of God â€“ â€ś By this I know that thou favourest
me , because mine enemy doth not triumph over me â€ť Ps 41:11
The Purpose of this Bible Study:
We all need to become â€śfavor-minded!â€ť That is, we must become conscious of
Godâ€™s desire to bestow His Divine Favor upon us! â€śWherefore gird up the loins
of your mind , be sober, and hope to the end for the grace (charis â€“ favor ) that is
to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christâ€ť (1 Peter 1:13).
Regarding the Favor of God, our minds need to understand, accept, and then
begin to act upon the new information that we will learn through this study!
We need to consciously and daily declare and affirm the Favor of God upon our lives!
We must never rule out the Favor of God! Godâ€™s favor can and does dramatically change
our circumstances! We must keep looking and believing toward that end, â€śWherefore gird
up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace (charis â€“ favor) that
is to be brought unto you.â€ť Through these words Peter is instructing us to be aware of the
Favor of God at all times! Every time that we experience the Favor of God we need to
declare Godâ€™s Favor right at that very moment that it has manifest itself!
The more that we declare the Favor of God; the more we will experience it! We should be
looking for Godâ€™s Favor and when we see it we should declare, â€śThatâ€™s the Favor of God.
Praise God!â€ť When we begin to look for and then express affirmations regarding the Favor
of God, we will more often begin to expect and build faith in His favor. The more we have
faith in his favor the more favor we will receive! The Favor of God is a wonderfully
pleasant and vigorous cycle that we set into motion and subsequently experience!
The Favor of God will change every negative aspect in our lives! Letâ€™s notice the first time
that we find a derivative of the English word â€śfavorâ€ť in the New Testament, â€śHail, thou
that art highly favoured , the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among womenâ€ť (Luke
1:28). Luke also wrote the second closely associated occurrence of the word, â€śAnd the
angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with Godâ€ť (Luke 1:30).
After she received the message from the angel, Mary declared , â€śbe it unto me according to
thy wordâ€ť (Luke 1:38). Guess what Greek word was translated into that English word
â€śfavour?â€ť You got it, (charis â€“ favor)! The third time we find the word â€śfavorâ€ť in the
New Testament, we discover it a directly references Jesus, â€śAnd Jesus increased in
wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and manâ€ť (Luke 2:52). Jesus Grew in favor!
I am revealing a spiritual law to you. Like â€śgravity laws,â€ť there are â€śfavor lawsâ€ť that
operate in the universe. I do not know, there may be angels who administer favor/disfavor
based upon a personâ€™s words. What I do know is that when we consciously declare Godâ€™s
favor in our lives, soon thereafter, we abundantly receive!
Having Godâ€™s Favor does not mean that we will never suffer trials! We will always face
trials; however, with Godâ€™s favor the enemy will never triumph over us. Donâ€™t give up as
Peter said, â€śWherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the
grace (charis â€“ favor ) that is to be brought unto you. â€ť Peter exorts us to expect favor!
Just as we can declare favor, our mouths have the same power to stop or delay the Favor of
God! We must not say in the midst of our trouble,
â€˘ â€śWe will never get the favor that others seem to experience!â€ť
â€˘ â€śI never receive any blessings or the Favor of God!â€ť
â€˘ â€śGodâ€™s Favor will never come to me!â€ť
These statements are satan inspired lies; he knows the power of our words and wants us to
declare negative things in order to stop the Favor of God! These statements actually
express faith in the deficiency of Godâ€™s Favor! Now here is real revelation, the only thing
that can stop the Favor of God from coming to a Christian is his own mouth! The
worldâ€™s entertainment teaches us to make these negative statements of faith. Consider the
lyrics of the unwise song made famous by the weekly variety program, â€śHee Haw,â€ť
Gloom despair and agony on me; deep dark depression excessive misery;
If it werenâ€™t for bad luck, Iâ€™d have no luck at all; Gloom despair and agony on me!â€ť
Because our words are agents or containers of spiritual power, all of these confessions from
our mouths have actually delayed and even stopped the Favor of God from coming into our
lives! This is not just a spiritual exercise; it is also a mental exercise! We cannot let our
mouths run away from our actual beliefs! The bible warns, â€śPut away from thee a froward
mouth, and perverse lips put far from theeâ€ť (Prov 4:24). It also states, â€śOut of thine own
mouth will I judge theeâ€ť (Luke 19:22). What about you, what is the â€śword of your
testimony?â€ť â€śFor by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be
condemnedâ€ť (Matt 12:37). You can begin to walk in a condition of almost constant Rhema
revelation from God! â€ś Grace (charis â€“ favor) and peace be multiplied unto you through
the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lordâ€ť (2 Peter 1:2). God wants us to walk by His
Notice the connection between the Favor of God and the Peace of God! We can increase
â€śbe multipliedâ€ť in the Favor of God. The more that we expect favor, the less that we will
anticipate the fear of failure! This is not just an insignificant statement; it is a major
concept! Read it again; â€śthe more that we expect favor, the less that we will anticipate the
fear of failure!â€ť When we are expecting Godâ€™s favor to be manifest in our lives, we will
not fear any outcome. Experiencing Godâ€™s favor fosters a decreased fear of failure in us.
Heb 4:16, teaches us, â€śLet us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace (charis â€“
favor) , that we may obtain mercy, and find grace (charis â€“ favor) to help in time of need.â€ť
We need to lean upon the throne of Godâ€™s Divine Favor! We need to expect to find the
Favor of God there! This will change our lives. God wants us to become highly developed
in our expectation of his Divine Favor! Donâ€™t you believe that David expected Godâ€™s
Favor during his battle with Goliath? Notice Davidâ€™s affirmation or what he said,
â€śmoreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of
the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistineâ€ť (1 Sam 17:37).
We read, â€śThou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace (charis â€“ favor) that is in Christ
Jesusâ€ť (2 Tim 2:1). Expecting the Favor of God can actually make us spiritually strong!
We are not to be weak in the Lord; rather, we must have a positive outlook with regard to
the Favor of God. We are the righteousness of God and the righteous are taught to expect
Godâ€™s Divine Favor! The Psalms teach us, â€ś For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous;
with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shieldâ€ť (Ps 5:12). Godâ€™s favor changes
everything in the life of the righteous!
Your worst situation does not seem insurmountable when you actually expect the Favor of
God. â€śAnd he said unto me, My grace (charis â€“ favor) is sufficient for theeâ€ť (2 Cor 12:9).
Here we observe that Paul received a real revelation from God concerning the Favor of
God! Now notice what Paul said in that same vein just one chapter later, â€śThe grace
(charis â€“ favor) of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the
Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amenâ€ť (2 Cor 13:14). These converts had already received
the â€śgraceâ€ť of God unto salvation. Therefore Paul was declaring something much more for
the people of God; he had recently discovered the Favor of God through revelation!
Letâ€™s notice the message that Paul taught, â€śThen Paul stood up, and beckoning with his
hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audienceâ€ť (Acts 13:16). We skip over
to Acts 13:43, â€śNow when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious
proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to
continue in the grace (charis â€“ favor) of God.â€ť To â€ścontinue in the graceâ€ť was Paulâ€™s
message! You need to get a revelation of the message that Paul preached! The people
could not have turned from their faith, â€śLong time therefore abode they speaking boldly in
the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace (charis â€“ favor) , and granted
signs and wonders to be done by their handsâ€ť (Acts 14:3). These people were living in the
manifestation of the Favor of God! They were sharing stories of how Godâ€™s Favor had
worked in their lives. Paulâ€™s message was much more than salvation!
The scripture teaches that the time of the Churchâ€™s favor has come, â€śThou shalt arise, and
102:13) (The â€ś her â€ť is the church! â€śye are come unto
city of the
living God, the heavenly
To the general assembly and church of the firstbornâ€ť) According to JR Church the 102 nd
Psalm relates to the specific year of, 2002! Notice psalm 48 â€“ relates to 1948 and each
psalm after that realtes to a specific year after that. The 91 st psalm speaks of the Gulf War
that took place in 1991!
Letâ€™s recognize the Favor of God as is identified in a few other Old Testament passages:
â€˘ â€śBut Noah found grace (â€śkhaneâ€ť graciousness, kindness, favor) in the eyes of the
LORDâ€ť (Gen 6:8)
â€˘ â€śAnd Joseph found grace (â€śkhaneâ€ť graciousness, kindness, favor) in his sight, and
he served him: and he made him overseer over his houseâ€ť (Gen 39:4)
â€˘ Gideon told God, â€śIf now I have found grace (â€śkhaneâ€ť graciousness, kindness,
favor) in thy sight, then shew me a sign that thou talkest with meâ€ť (Judg 6:17)
â€˘ Ruth said, â€śThen she said, Let me find favour (â€śkhaneâ€ť graciousness, kindness,
favor) in thy sight, my lordâ€ť (Ruth 2:13);
â€˘ â€śAnd the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour (â€śkhaneâ€ť graciousness,
kindness, favor) both with the LORD, and also with menâ€ť (1 Sam 2:26);
â€˘ â€śSaul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath
found favour (â€śkhaneâ€ť graciousness, kindness, favor) in my sightâ€ť (1 Sam 16:22);
Favor often shows up during a storm or a crisis, â€śThou hast granted me life and favour â€ť â€“
Job made this declaration during the heat of his trial â€“ Job 10:12. The Favor of God can
come even through a flood as it did with Noah. When a manâ€™s world is completely falling
apart Godâ€™s favor shows up just in time as we observe in the life of Joseph. Along with
every storm, crisis, or flood that will ever become manifest in the life of a Christian, the
Favor of God will be waiting somewhere near the exit doors of the ordeal!
â€śFor the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace (â€śkhaneâ€ť graciousness,
kindness, favor) and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk
uprightly â€ť (Ps 84:11). God has promised to display His Divine Favor and He will not
withhold any good thing from those He has blessed! Notice from the underscored items
above that â€śgood thingsâ€ť and â€śfavorâ€ť travel as a pair. Determine in your life that you are
going to become more grace and more favor-minded.
We all need to change our thinking and begin to speak our new mind-set as follows:
â€˘ â€śGodâ€™s favor goes before me;â€ť `
â€˘ â€śGodâ€™s favor opens doors for me that no man can shut;â€ť
â€˘ â€śGodâ€™s favor overtakes me wherever I go!â€ť
Do not ever give up on the Favor of God!
Where does favor come from in our lives? We read, â€śAnd the scripture, foreseeing that
God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham,
saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed
with faithful Abraham . â€ť Let me ask the question, â€śAre you living under the same faith as
that of Abraham?â€ť If you claim that you live in the same faith as Abraham, then, you
should be able to proclaim that you are â€ś blessed with faithful Abraham â€ť (Gal 3:9).
Notice how Paul described the promises of God toward Abraham and the inclusion of those
promises to the gentiles, â€śThat the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles
through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faithâ€ť (Gal
3:14). He continues, â€śNow to Abraham and his seed were the promises madeâ€ť (Gal 3:16).
Paul taught that the â€śseedâ€ť (singular), was a direct reference to Jesus, the Messiah.
However, Paul made reference to much more than the Messiahâ€™s association with the
promises of Abraham, he also wrote, â€śif ye be Christ's (i.e., you belong to the Messiah) ,
then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise â€ť (Gal 3:29). You are
heirs according to the promise! If we belong to Christ; that is to say, if He is the Lord of
our life, then we are heirs according to the promise. Whatever God promised Abraham; He
has also promised to the normal everyday Christian! Abrahamâ€™s blessings are yours too!
Now letâ€™s investigate what Paul wrote concerning the promise of Abraham, â€śTherefore it is
of faith, that it might be by grace (charis â€“ favor) ; to the end the promise might be sure
(certain, unfailing, and infallible) to all the seed (this means you and me!) â€ť (Rom 4:16).
You may not know exactly what belongs to you! You might not be experiencing the
â€śsureâ€ť (certain, unfailing, and infallible) promises of Abraham! If you donâ€™t know what
the promises of Abraham are then certainly you are not properly experiencing the promises
at this time. Therefore, it is time for you to begin to learn!
Once you really get a revelation that you are blessed in Abraham, you will never again
have a down day! The scripture says, â€śAnd I will make of thee a great nation, and I will
bless thee!â€ť At this point we need to understand two concepts before we continue:
(1) (Gen 12:2, from the Amplified Bible) â€śI will bless you with abundant increase of
favorsâ€ť God is here promising to increase His favor on Abrahamâ€™s life! You are a
seed of Abraham. If God promised to increase His favor on Abrahamâ€™s life, then
God must also increase His favor upon your life, because you are the seed of
Abraham! It follows that Godâ€™s Favor brings good things into our lives!
(2) We need to get our minds into the culture that surrounded Abraham. The
â€śblessingâ€ť that God gave to Abraham was not just some specific gift or a specific
promise of possessions, the â€śblessingâ€ť consisted of the words that God spoke over
Abrahamâ€™s Life! Notice the concept in, Gen 27:30, â€śas soon as Isaac had made an
end of blessing (speaking words over) Jacobâ€ť The same idea that the words are the
â€śblessingâ€ť continues in Gen 27:38, â€śAnd Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but
one blessing (are there not other good words for me) , my father? bless me, even me
also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.â€ť The â€śBlessingâ€ť that we
attribute to Abraham consists of the words that were spoken to him regarding
national leadership and rulership over his brethren!
Now back to the passage from Genesis 12, â€śand make thy name great; and thou shalt be a
blessing: And I will bless them that bless theeâ€ť (Gen 12:2-3). Repeat after me out loud, â€śI
am a blessing and I bless Abrahamâ€™s children!â€ť Now, according to that scripture, you will
be blessed. However, even more than our speaking out a blessings upon Abraham, we
have the Logos word of God, â€śAnd if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs
according to the promiseâ€ť (Gal 3:29). Abrahamâ€™s blessings have been given to us through
the very Word of God!
In our lives, God gives us promotions and raises and changes to better jobs because we
have Godâ€™s advantage through Christ! Do you expect even simple favor like a front row
parking space? You should! When you regularly expect the Favor of God you will receive
it all the more. You cannot predict when or how the favor will manifest itself; you can only
have faith that it will come! Every time you experience a supernatural advantage, even
when it is small thing, declare it out loud right then and there! In those times declare,
â€śThat was the Favor of God!â€ť We will receive more of Godâ€™s Favor when we express
thankfulness for his benefits. When we have an â€śAttitude of Gratitudeâ€ť we will receive
more favor! Shout it out loud, â€śThat was the Favor of God on my life! Thank you Lord!â€ť
Regarding favor, God performs more than enough, â€śNow unto him that is able to do
exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think , according to the power that
worketh in usâ€ť (Eph 3:20). Realize that the same verse says, â€śaccording to the power that
worketh in us!â€ť We need to be â€śworkingâ€ť (i.e., exercising through faith and through our
words) the power that God has made available within us! Bring to mind Abrahamâ€™s
blessing as expressed in the amplified, â€śI will bless you with abundant increase of favors!â€ť
That is the
reason why Abraham was unconcerned and he told
left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the
watered every where â€ť (Gen 13:9-10). At first blush, it seems as if Abraham got the short
end of the stick. However, Abraham understood by the blessing of the words that were
his life that he was well favored of the Lord! No matter what direction
decided to choose, Abraham knew that he would be blessed of God, â€śthe LORD had
blessed Abraham in all thingsâ€ť (Gen 24:1).
If you are Abrahamâ€™s seed then an abundant increase of favors is already directed your
way! Repeat after me, â€śHeavenly Father, I know that it is you desire to give me an
abundant increase of you favor; therefore, I receive your favor! I will look for and speak of
your promised blessings daily.â€ť
The Greek and Hebrew words translated into â€śGraceâ€ť and â€śFavorâ€ť are synonymous in both
Testaments. Whenever you see the word â€śgraceâ€ť in the Bible, donâ€™t forget that it can also
be translated into, â€śfavor!â€ť Every time you see â€śgrace,â€ť study and meditate on it and to see
if â€śfavorâ€ť would make the meaning of the passage more complete. You may have
observed that Paul often opens and closes his letters with the word, â€śgrace.â€ť In fact almost
every epistle of Paul begins and ends with the Greek word â€ścharisâ€ť which means both
â€śgrace!â€ť Notice Romans, â€śTo all that be in
be saints: Grace (charis â€“ favor) to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus
Christâ€ť (Rom 1:7). Notice the letters to the Corinthians, â€ś Grace (charis â€“ favor) be unto
you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christâ€ť (1 Cor 1:3) and
â€ś Grace (charis â€“ favor) be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus
Christâ€ť (2 Cor 1:2). Galatians has the same message, â€ś Grace (charis â€“ favor) be to you
and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christâ€ť (Gal 1:3). The Apostle
Paul regularly greeted his churches with the word â€śgraceâ€ť in the sense that they should be
â€śfavor-minded;â€ť we observe that in Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians,
1&2 Timothy, Titus, and in Philemon. Now realize, these people whom Paul addresses
were already part of the Church; therefore, they had already received the Grace unto
Salvation. With that insight, we can see that Paul was affirming the blessings of Godâ€™s
â€śfavorâ€ť upon the churches through his salutations. Paul consistently maintained his
focused of affirming the blessings of Abraham upon the Gentiles! Since he was an
educated Jew and versed in the Old Testament, Paul knew that the devil does not belong on
our backs; rather, he belongs under our feet, â€śAnd the LORD shall make thee the head, and
not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneathâ€ť (Deut 28:13).
We are not to be the last one to get a raise, or the last one to get promoted! We are
Abrahamâ€™s children and therefore we possess his blessing! â€śAnd with great power gave
the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace (charis â€“ favor)
was upon them allâ€ť (Acts 4:33). The early apostles had the â€śGreat Favorâ€ť of God upon
The Favor of God is the difference between winning and losing; between success and
failure! This does not mean that we will not be challenged by satan, â€śYea, and all that will
live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecutionâ€ť (2 Tim 3:12). However, we will not be
defeated by his challenges and adversities. What we are learning is that neither â€śfailureâ€ť
nor â€śdefeatâ€ť are part of our future. These impostors, which manifest themselves, as â€śtrialsâ€ť
are mountains that actually must be removed from our Christian path!
Paul faced many challenges yet he was never defeated, â€śWe are troubled on every side, yet
not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast
down, but not destroyed . . . For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace
(charis â€“ favor) might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For
which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is
renewed day by day. For our light affliction (impostor trials or mountains) , which is but
for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we
look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternalâ€ť (2 Cor 4:8-18).
Believing in the Favor of God is certainly one of those things that are not seen. Yet, once
favor begins to operate in our lives, we are spiritually strengthened through its
manifestation. No matter what the enemy formulates and throws our direction, we will
grow stronger and actually be made a winner in every instance through the Favor of God!
However, just like a tree, you must have sufficient root system developed through character
produced by the renewing of your mind! Like a great tree, God will not give you great
prosperity until you have developed a root system which can sustain your prosperity, â€śFor
the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred
from the faith (covetousness attacks the very root of a manâ€™s life) , and pierced themselves
through with many sorrowsâ€ť (1 Tim 6:10). If you focus merely on the riches, which the
promises of Abraham provide, and not on the prosperity of God for the Kingdomâ€™s sake,
you continue through an un-renewed mind to remain unqualified for the riches. God grows
us in stages, â€śFor the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after
that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in
the sickle, because the harvest is comeâ€ť (Mark 4:28-29). We need to realize that God uses
the riches of Abraham in the production of His ultimate harvest! Once you are determined
that the â€śFavor of Godâ€ť rests upon your life, then you will begin to experience true success
in every aspect of your life!
Turn your mountains into a plain!
Have you ever heard someone say to another that they are making a mountain out of a
molehill? Of course, we have all heard that saying! The point is that we all have molehills
and mountains in our lives that need to be removed! We have all read the famous passage,
but letâ€™s review it one more time, â€śFor verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto
this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his
heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have
whatsoever he saithâ€ť (Mark 11:23). Subtly, Jesus taught of the need for us to speak to our
mountains! Indeed if we donâ€™t speak to them, then they will turn on us and speak to us.
One might say, â€śMy bills are mounti ng up!â€ť Yet, you must speak to your mountains!
Instead of the mountains in our life being cast into the sea, sometimes it seems as though
they become greater problems. Mountains have a way of keeping us in turmoil all the
time! They tell us, â€śThere is no way you will ever get rid of me! Who do you think that
you are, Oral Roberts? Your ministry is destined to remain small and insignificant.â€ť Can
you hear one of my personal mountains speaking to me? Indeed I take authority over that
mountain! I reject its LYING message; on the contrary, I say, â€śOh Mountain against Larry
Perrino and Rivkah Ministries , by faith in the Favor of God; I say unto you, that you will
be cast into the sea and our ministry will become exceedingly large over the very place
where you once stood! Indeed, the Favor of God will direct Rivkah Ministries into a great
and effective worldwide ministry!â€ť
Now what does Divine Favor have to do with our mountains? Surely you have heard
Zechariahâ€™s prophecy, â€śNot by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of
hosts?â€ť (Zech 4:6). Of course, we have all heard that verse quoted in services many, many
times! Unfortunately as a result of the thrust and focus of those messages, the preacher
usually stops quoting at verse six. However, there is another significant and important
message that is hidden in the very next verse, â€śWho art thou, O great mountain? before
Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with
shoutings, crying , Grace (â€śkhaneâ€ť graciousness, kindness, favor) , grace unto it.â€ť The
first time that we find the Hebrew word â€śkhaneâ€ť in the Old Testament it is used as a
reference to Noah, â€śBut Noah found grace (â€śkhaneâ€ť graciousness, kindness, favor) , in the
eyes of the LORDâ€ť (Gen 6:8). Abraham used the Hebrew word â€śkhaneâ€ť when he was
visited by three visitors, â€śMy Lord, if now I have found favour (â€śkhaneâ€ť graciousness,
kindness, favor) , in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servantâ€ť (Gen 18:3). Just
as the Favor of God destroyed Zerubbabelâ€™s 17-year-old mountain, it will also destroy ours.
So I can say with total conviction, â€śOh Mountain against Larry Perrino and Rivkah
Ministries ; by faith in the Favor of God, I say unto you that you will be cast into the sea of
nothingness and Rivkah Ministries will become a great teaching ministry on the very plain
where you once stood! Who are you Oh â€śGreatâ€ť Mountain, I have a word (rhema) for
you! The word is â€ś charis! â€ť We have the â€śDivine Favor of God!â€ť It will remove you
from your place and turn you into a vast plain!â€ť By speaking such things and believing in
my words, I am removing my mountains and each of you will live to witness the plain
which resulted through the removal of the impostor mountain before Rivkah Ministries !
You too can speak to your mountains and expect Godâ€™s Divine Favor! Give thanks to God
for His Divine Favor and speak to your mountains!
Declare (release) the Favor of God!
â€śWrite the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth itâ€ť( Hab 2:2)
â€˘ I am a son of the LORD God Eternal and His Favor is on my life!
â€˘ The Favor of God goes before me and produces success in my life!
â€˘ The Favor of God will manifest itself in my life today!
â€˘ Through the Favor of God on my life, I will not be defeated!
â€˘ The Favor of God is on my life and the enemy never triumphs over me!
â€˘ I speak and write the inspired word of God and others recognize His
anointing of Favor upon me!
â€˘ Through the Favor of God, Rivkah Ministries will become an effective
and fruitful worldwide ministry!
Written by M. Larry Perrino Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2/4/2008
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