Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Word: Father ! Make me You Favourite

Culled and revised jottings from a sermon the Mountain of fire and Miracles Ministries.
Sermon Date: Sunday, 22nd March, 2015
@ MFM Youth Church, Victory Centre, Akute, Ogun State.
Father! Make me your Favorite

I can declare categorically by my experience and research, that God has favorites.
What happens to brother A and heaven was just looking; The same thing cannot happen to brother B; just because Brother B is a favorite of the father.
There are many people in the scripture, that experience; the favoritism of the father;

Ø Abraham was greatly blessed than his ancestors: Abraham was chosen divinely by the father; when his father, mother and family were still in Haran, in their normal state, God still blessed Abraham mightily land proved Himself severally in his life.
Ø Isaac was showered with blessing than his brother Ishmael: Gen 26:12 says “Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him”. King Abimelech of the Philistines said in Gen 26:16  “Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we
Ø Jacob loved by God over Esau: “Esau I hate, Jacob, I love” {Malachi 1:2-3}

Ø Daniel enjoyed the favoritism over other brethren in the king’s Palace: {Dan 1:9} "God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs."
Ø Job was God’s favorite; reason God made an edge around him: The lord even boasted of him to the devil in {Job 1:8}
…. Many other examples like: Elijah, Noah, John the Baptist, Abel, Jesus; the begotten son of the father Himself, His favorite.
It is paramount that we accept that God has favorites.
The essence of this message is to identify this and cry on the Father to make you his favorites.
Say: Father Lord, Make me your favorite in the name of Jesus.
Two Major Source of Being God’s Favourite
1.   Divine Endowment:
{Malachi 1:2-3}Yet I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau
Paul was busy persecuting Christians and God was watching, until the lord brought him into the kingdom because He had been divinely ordained as His Favorite.

NOTE: Not everyone has the grace of Divine Endowment
{Matt 11:11}
Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”
The scripture simply means that; if John the Baptist was a favorite of God; then as a believer, you have greater advantages of being the father’s favorite.
This leads us to the second Source of being God’s favorite;
2.   Working By the Rules
As a child of God, you have the opportunity of working yourself into being God’s Favorite.

Even if you ancestors were not his favorite, you family & friend were not his favorite; you can determine to be his favorite.
God's Favoritism does not belong to all but only to the elect, and as a child of the Most High God you are legally in line for an outpouring of divine favor and promotion that is coming your way. But you must first apply these biblical principles to receive it.
People that cannot Become God’s Favorite
My brother, my sister; even God has covenanted you as His favorite from Heaven;
v You can work against your favour
v You can actually kill your favour.
v You can destroy that covenant of the father’s favoritism.
Samson was God’s favoritism but destroyed the relationship prematurely. God might have had great plan for Dinah, the only daughter of Jacob; but she wasted the opportunity, very early in life.
There are 7 major groups of people that cannot be God’s Favorites;
GROUP 1:  The Unsaved
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.” {2 Cor 5:17}
Majority of people that come to church are not really born again.
We have Pastors, General Overseers, Deacons, usher, superintendent that are not born again.
When you are born again, it is compulsory and essential that there is a difference.
There should be a difference; there must be a change:
v Your Lifestyle
v Changes in actions
v The way you talk
v Your Character will change
v Changes in Dressing
v Even Some of your friends will even change

“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” {John 15:19}
GROUP 2:  The Unbroken
{Psalm 51:17} "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise."

God specializes in broken things.
Ø It is when the Ground breaks that anything can grow.
Ø The cloud has to break for it to bring forth rain.
“Except A corn of wheat falls to the ground and die; it abided alone; if it die, it brings forth much fruit” {John 12:24}.
Unless you are a broken man/woman; you are on your own; you cannot be a favorite of God. This is because God cannot trust you not to misbehave.
Brokenness is what makes you useable to God.
Brokenness is total obedience; Total Humility; Death to Self. With brokenness, there can be no pride; there can be no fornication, no rebellion, no gossip, no drinking, no anger; NO SECRET SIN.
Story; A Brother Enters Bus and stepped on a man; bro. apologized but was slapped. Bro. My hands have been crucified. IS YOUR OWN BODY ALSO CRUCIFIED OR STILL VERY ACTIVE?
GROUP 3:  The Undisciplined
As a youth or an adult; no matter how bright your future is, you can achieve much without discipline.

For you to be a favorite of God you have to be disciplined in every area of Life.\
The No 1 challenge of today’s youth are Sexual Indiscipline.
 As a youth you need to flee from every sexual sin.
Bible says; "Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committed fornication sinneth against his own body."{1 Cor 6:18}
READ {Proverbs 6:26}”For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life
In the verse above, we will see the extent which man is finished, caged, and destroyed by sexual sins.
A lot of youth and people have their glowing destiny truncated by this weapon.
The verse explains how the weapon is used to hunt for precious, glorious, valuable destiny.
A lot of people have the notion that they are enjoying themselves.
Some don’t want to be referred to as a slacker, so they jump at every opportunity of the enticement to destruction.
This Destroyed the life of people life Reuben & Samson.
Discipline yourself in every area of your life; such as Your Stomach; your Speech, your character; many youths are lazy. Many do no Read; Many do not improve themselves. Discipline is Key.
GROUP 4:  The Unwise
"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.” {Prov 9:9}

A lot of people learn the hard way. This is not because they were not warned previously guarded aright but many enjoy experiencing the consequences of their action before learning the lesson therein.
You need to correct yourself from the mistakes of others.
{Gal 3:1} “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth”
Get wisdom;
My People perish for lack of wisdom” {Hosea 4:6}
I pray for you; You shall not perish for any reason, in the name of Jesus.
GROUP 5:  The Wicked
There are a lot of wicked people in the church.
For you to become God’s favorite; you need to walk in love.
"Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."{Rom 13:10}

You are praying and casting but you keep malice against your fellow. It is wickedness.
GROUP 6:  The Hypocrites
The spirit of hypocrisy is very dangerous. It is deception.
Job 13:15 says; “for an hypocrite shall not come before him.”

God cannot make the hypocrites his favorites.
Many Christians are secret agents Christians.
Don’t be a chameleon Christian. Let your standard at home and in church be the same.
Let your YES be YES and NO be NO; don’t be a Yes/NO Christian.
Don’t be a pretender. If you are a Christian; you are; if you are not, you are not.
Follow the rules of Christianity.
GROUP 7:  The Compromisers
The reason God has dropped some people is because of compromise.

Compromise is:
-       When God cannot trust you. – When you can cannot withstand the heat for GOD
-       -->When shift your standard at every little provocation.
-         -->When you serve God the way it’s convenient for you.
-         -->When you cannot take a stand for God.
-         -->When you are always thinking what people will say.
-         -->When you become a doesn't matter Christian.
God cannot make compromisers His Favorites.

Prayer Points
1.   Powers assigned to waste my salvation die in the name of Jesus.
2.   Powers! assigned to rubbish my destiny; die in the name of Jesus.
3.   Power! assigned to turn my glory into shame, die in the name of Jesus.  
4. I reject every satanic re-arrangement of my destiny, in the name of Jesus.
5.  Problems! Transferred into my life from the womb! Die in Jesus name.

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