Today’s message is based on Matthew 7:7-8.
Have you ever wondered how God’s word can take shape, have impact, and make a difference in your life?
As the people of God, we are living in the timing of God’s favor for spiritual growth in His chosen people—favor where you can clearly see God’s hand in your life as you believe and put all your trust and faith in Him. This is a personal relationship with Him that is different from all other relationships.
The word that is being released is the power of God, His word, a ‘right now’ word that is an ‘in time’ word that is present and will remain until it’s completion.
“My word that goes out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void [empty] but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper that for which I send it to do,” Isaiah 55:11.
This is why we need a right now word that will accomplish what it is sent to fulfill in the fullness of God.
Synonyms of a right now word include: Consistently, constantly, forever, anytime, at any point, endlessly, eternally, forevermore, everlasting and continually.
This is what God is doing in your life in this season or at the present time. He is endlessly, continually, consistently, and constantly giving you the ability to go forth in Him. This is His Divine Favor.
He is doing it right away without delay or hesitation.
In the great Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapters 5, 6 and 7, Jesus is emphasizing the true teachings on Christian behavior and discipleship—one that is dedicated to Jesus Christ and His word.
In chapter 5:3-12, Jesus teaches that the believer must have a personal interest to receive the benefits of being ‘blessed,’ translated as ‘happy.’
In chapter 7:7-8, Jesus tells us to remain persistent in pursuing God. Stay focused and follow through. Then our efforts will be rewarded. As the children of God we must live by the teaching and instructions of the Sermon on the Mount by realizing the supernatural character that the Savior has called us to. Living the life that is given to us by God releases the Favor of God in our lives as we walk as children of obedience to the call. We have been given informative power and wisdom. It is only given to us as we remain connected to His power and His will. The purpose that God gives us is new life. It will be given to all who will earnestly and persistently pray and seek after it.
Jesus gives us an invitation to ask and keep on asking, to seek and keep on seeking, and to knock and keep on knocking.
When you ask, seek and knock, the door will be opened for you.
As you receive this open door you must 1) be free from any unconfessed sin (Psalm 66:17-20); 2) pray in faith (James 1:6-8); 3) pray the will of God over your life (1 John 5:14).
Now we can receive, because we are in right standing and relationship with our Heavenly Father. This is God’s grace, and His unmerited favor in your life.
Are you ready to receive?