GOD'S DIVINE FAVOR
FOR BY GRACE (DIVINE FAVOR) ARE YE SAVED THROUGH FAITH; and THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES: IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD: NOT OF WORKS, LEST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST. For WE ARE HIS (GOD’S) WORKMANSHIP (POEMA – GK), CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
For WE ARE SAVED BY HOPE: but HOPE THAT IS SEEN IS NOT HOPE: FOR WHAT A MAN SEETH, WHY DOTH HE YET HOPE FOR? But if WE HOPE FOR THAT WE SEE NOT, THEN DO WE WITH PATIENCE WAIT FOR IT.
Even THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD which IS BY FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST UNTO ALL AND UPON ALL THEM THAT BELIEVE: for there is no difference:
(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; HE HATH GIVEN TO THE POOR: HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS REMAINETH FOR EVER.
II Corinthians 9:9
IS THE LAW THEN AGAINST THE PROMISES OF GOD? God forbid: for IF THERE HAD BEEN A LAW GIVEN WHICH COULD HAVE GIVEN LIFE, VERILY RIGHTEOUSNESS SHOULD HAVE BEEN BY THE LAW. But the SCRIPTURE HATH CONCLUDED ALL UNDER SIN, THAT THE PROMISE BY FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST might be given to THEM THAT BELIEVE. But BEFORE FAITH CAME, WE WERE KEPT UNDER THE LAW, SHUT UP UNTO THE FAITH WHICH SHOULD AFTERWARDS BE REVEALED. Wherefore THE LAW WAS OUR SCHOOLMASTER TO BRING US UNTO CHRIST, THAT WE MIGHT BE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH. But AFTER THAT FAITH IS COME, WE ARE NO LONGER UNDER A SCHOOLMASTER.
For if BY ONE MAN'S OFFENCE DEATH REIGNED BY ONE; much more THEY WHICH RECEIVE ABUNDANCE OF GRACE (DIVINE FAVOR) and of THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL REIGN IN LIFE BY ONE, JESUS CHRIST.) Therefore as BY THE OFFENCE OF ONE JUDGMENT CAME UPON ALL MEN TO CONDEMNATION; even so BY THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF ONE THE FREE GIFT CAME UPON ALL MEN UNTO JUSTIFICATION OF LIFE. For as by ONE MAN'S DISOBEDIENCE MANY WERE MADE SINNERS, so BY THE OBEDIENCE OF ONE SHALL MANY BE MADE RIGHTEOUS. Moreover THE LAW ENTERED, THAT THE OFFENCE MIGHT ABOUND. But WHERE SIN ABOUNDED, GRACE (DIVINE FAVOR) DID MUCH MORE ABOUND: That as SIN HATH REIGNED UNTO DEATH, even so might GRACE (DIVINE FAVOR) REIGN THROUGH RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO ETERNAL LIFE BY JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.
Knowing that A MAN IS NOT JUSTIFIED BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, BUT BY THE FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST, even WE HAVE BELIEVED IN JESUS CHRIST, THAT WE MIGHT BE JUSTIFIED BY THE FAITH OF CHRIST, and NOT BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW: FOR BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW SHALL NO FLESH BE JUSTIFIED.
And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, YE (ANCIENT ISRAEL) WALK EVERY ONE AFTER THE IMAGINATION OF HIS EVIL HEART, that THEY MAY NOT HEARKEN UNTO ME: THEREFORE WILL I CAST YOU OUT OF THIS LAND INTO A LAND THAT YE KNOW NOT, neither ye nor your fathers; and THERE SHALL YE SERVE OTHER GODS DAY AND NIGHT; where I WILL NOT SHEW YOU FAVOUR.
Who both KILLED THE LORD JESUS, and THEIR OWN PROPHETS, and HAVE PERSECUTED US; and THEY PLEASE NOT GOD, and are CONTRARY TO ALL MEN: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the WRATH IS COME UPON THEM TO THE UTTERMOST.
I Thessalonians 2:15-16
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, WHICH KILLEST THE PROPHETS, and STONEST THEM THAT ARE SENT UNTO THEE; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood (chicks) under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, YOUR HOUSE IS LEFT UNTO YOU DESOLATE: and verily I say unto you, YE SHALL NOT SEE ME, UNTIL THE TIME COME WHEN YE SHALL SAY, BLESSED IS HE THAT COMETH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF
WHEN YOU THINK OF GRACE?
Most Christians think that GRACE is the way God saved them. That seems to be OK. Most fail to realize that the MANIFOLD GRACE (FAVOR) of God MEANS MANY GRACES (FAVORS) & MANY DIFFERENT KINDS of God's Graces (Favors).
In 1611, the King James Court AUTHORIZED the use of the word 'GRACE', as the primary use for Strong's #5485 - Greek, in the K.J.V. of the Bible. 'IF', they would have authorized the word 'FAVOR', as the primary use for Strong's #5485 - Greek, it would have made it easier for everyone.
It is so easy to pick up on the MANIFOLD FAVOR of God. God extends MANY FAVORS – AN ABUNDANCE OF FAVOR into the life of the Converted Believer also God extends MANY DIFFERENT KINDS of favors into the life of the Converted Believer.
THERE ARE NO LIMITS
ON GOD'S FAVOR