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The Favor of God

Spirit-Lifting Thoughts for Today_150 x 150_jpg“So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and cypress trees according to all his desire.”1 Kings 5:10

In the fourth year of his reign, King Solomon began to build the temple of God in Jerusalem. The Bible tells us that Hiram, king of the Sidonians made a treaty of friendship with Solomon and graciously provided him with the best cedar and cypress lumber from his land for which to build God’s temple. He even went as far as to provide some of his most skilled craftsmen for hire to complete the job.

Why would a heathen king do this? He wasn’t a follower of Yahovah God. In fact, the Sidonians worshipped a plethora of false gods. So why did he generously and enthusiastically provide the help Solomon needed to build God’s temple? Because God moved on his heart and gave Solomon favor with him. Without the help of these non-believers, God’s temple might not have been finished in time.

This is a good example of how the LORD can also give us favor when we are doing His will for our lives. His Spirit will move upon people’s hearts to help us, and bless us in many ways. He will give us favor with our bosses at work, with our neighbors at home, with our friends and family, and even other people we come in contact with, that might be beneficial in supporting our lives and ministries.

When we are doing the work of God, we won’t have to constantly beg for money or try to manipulate people like so many preachers do today. God knows our needs and He will provide the finances and help we need. We just need to pray, “Lord, You know we are doing this work for Your kingdom. You know what our needs are to accomplish this. We pray that you give us favor with others and move on their hearts to help us.” Then, after we’ve prayed, we rest and trust in His provision. Watch God move heaven and earth, if necessary, to make sure our needs are provided for. He will do great and mighty things if we trust Him to provide the resources to accomplish the work He has called us to do.

Solomon completed the building of God’s temple in record time because he had God’s favor. The Jerusalem temple turned out to be so beautiful and glorious that kings and queens from all over the world came to see it, and God was glorified.

Whatever God calls you to do, do it with all your heart. Pray and He will give you favor – sometimes, even with unbelievers, to help you finish the work He has purposed for your life and ministry. Pray and present your needs to Him. Trust God to provide for you in His timing. Don’t try to make things happen in your own strength, but wait upon the LORD to do what is best. Amen.

– Luis Josephus

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One God, One Way

The Antichrist will unite all world religions into one and cause all who follow him to be condemed forever.

The Antichrist will unite all world religions into one and cause all who follow him to be condemed forever.

Years ago before I received Jesus as my Savior and Lord, I experimented with other religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, New Age Metaphysics, the Occult, and others. One of the common threads of all these false religions was the prevalent teaching that “All paths lead to God. It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you believe in god.”  Nothing could be further from the truth; there is only ONE GOD and only ONE WAY to find Him – through Jesus Christ His Son.

When I became a Christian and began to closely study the Bible. I realized that I had been deceived for many years by these counterfeit religious ideologies that had claimed to show me the way to God. Even today, I often come across Muslims, for instance, who tell me, “You and I worship the same god. “Allah” is the same god as your Christian God.” I quickly correct them, “No He is not! The God of the Jews and Christians is not the same god you Muslims worship. The true God, Creator of the universe is not Allah, but Yahovah. You are worshipping a false god, I’m sorry to say.” Muslims usually get offended when they hear this, but the truth is often hard to swallow. Afterwards I always pray for their blinded eyes to be opened.

God’s way is narrow. Jesus is the only way.

Yahovah God sent His only begotten Son into the world to be the sacrificial Pesach (Passover) Lamb that can take away our sins and reconcile us to the true and only God.

You can follow some other (false) god if you wish, but there is only one true way to God – through His Son Jesus Christ the Messiah. Jesus Himself declared, “…No man comes to the Father, but by Me.” (John 14:6). Perhaps you may think that is dogmatic and narrow. I have to admit that it is; but it’s also the truth. It’s the only kind of belief system that will bring you to God.

Now, you don’t have to follow the narrow road to salvation; you’re free to follow the broad road that most people are traveling to destruction. God allows you to reject the truth and believe anything you wish, or following any other (false) religion you prefer to His. God won’t stop you from making a mistake (that is where your free will comes in). But if you want to follow the only true way to God, you have to get on the right path or you’ll be lost. That’s just the way it is. Yahovah God has decreed that there is only one right way – through Jesus His Son.

We cannot be saved by our own good works either.

Performing good deeds and keeping the laws of God are always important, but they still cannot save us. They can never produce the absolute perfect righteousness that God requires. Only Jesus was sinless and perfect; His imputed righteousness through faith is what saves us.

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us” -Titus 3:5.

It is by “grace through faith in Jesus that we are saved. It is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” – Ephesians 2:8,9.

The minute you and I place our faith in Jesus’ substitionary death on our behalf, the way to God is open. It is the only way we can be saved.

Anyone can come.

Jesus invited everyone to come to salvation. He said, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” – John 7:37. This is an all-inclusive invitation to all human beings. None are excluded except those who exclude themselves. The Lord Jesus gives only one condition: “If any man thirst.” If you’re thirsting for the truth and the only true God, He asks you to simply come to Him. He is the only One that can satisfy you.

Prayer of Salvation:

Pray this prayer right now with all sincerity….

“Lord Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God, the Messiah of both Jews and Gentiles. I believe that you sacrificed your life on the cross of Calvary to pay the penalty for my sins. I repent of my sins; please forgive me. Today, I receive you as my Savior and Lord. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to live my life for You, from this day forth, amen.”

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For further reading:

Grant Jeffrey: “Could the future Antichrist claim to be the Christian Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, the Islamic Mahdi, the Buddhist Maitreya and the Hindu Kalki all at the same time? Could this be what happens when all of the major religions merge into the one world religion prophesied in the book of Revelation?”

http://signsofthelastdays.com/archives/will-the-messianic-expectations-of-all-major-world-religions-pave-the-way-for-antichrist