QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SESSION WITH PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
GROWING IN DIVINE FAVOUR…
QUESTION: What can I do to find favour from the Lord and also grow in divine favour?
ANSWER: In St. John gospel chapter 1;17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Jesus already brought grace and truth. Grace is God’s favour bestowed upon you. That grace has come, that favour has come, you don’t need to pray to the Lord to give you favour now, you don’t need to ask Him to give you any favour now, you don’t need to find favour from God now. Christ has brought it, that is the gospel, that is what the gospel is all about. When we say we are preaching the Gospel; we are saying that the grace of God has now been extended to everyone and everybody. He has brought us all the favour because He’s brought His grace.
2 Timothy 2:1 “My son be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. To be strong in the grace means to take advantage of the grace that is in Christ Jesus. The grace has come what are you going to do about it. Galatians 2:20 says “I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain”.
I do not frustrate the grace of God in my life, I do not make the grace of God in my life in- effect, I take advantage of it. This is what you are supposed to do in your life. Now, what you have done in your life is to make the power of God, the grace of God, and the favour of God in-effective. You haven’t acted on it, so as far as your personal life is concern; you have frustrated the grace of God in your life. So you have to change things now and take advantage of it. First say it, declare it to yourself “The favour of God is directed towards me, I have God’s favour am walking in God’s favour, I have God’s favour today and am living in it now.
You see; the saying part of life is so important. Salvation comes through the saying. In Romans 10:9 The bible says “If thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and, shall believe with thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. That means, with your mouth, what you say about that salvation; will catapult you into the realm of its manifestation. So the same thing happens here in the grace of God; you must say it because you believe it. After believing it in your heart, that the grace of God now belongs to you; you must say it. “I have the grace of God, I live in the grace of God, God’s favour belongs to me and I function in it today. You have got to say it, and when you say it; you activate it and it comes alive in your spirit, and from then on you find yourself enjoying the grace and favour of God, that’s the way it works.