2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christand gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
6 As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says,
“In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.”
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation
Looking ahead towards 2017 I am reminded NOW is the time for God's FAVOR! We live in a time that salvation is available to all who will believe, trust and ask for forgiveness. Jesus is waiting Your time is NOW! Allow God's favor to touch your heart, heal your hurts and bring transformation of your life to a life bringing honor and glory to the Lord! #GodsFavorNow
2 Kings 2:5-12
Now the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?”
So he answered, “Yes, I know; keep silent!”
Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to the Jordan.
But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So the two of them went on. And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood facing them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan. Now Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the water; and it was divided this way and that, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground.
And so it was, when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?”
Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.”
So he said, “You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so.” Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
And Elisha saw it, and he cried out, “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!” So he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces.
When Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah's spirit, he knew he needed more of the Lord to go and continue Elijah's work. We too know we need more of the Holy Spirit to continue the Lord's work through us and we must ask to recieve. As you humble yourself before almighty God and ask for a double portion be ready to receive and GO FORTH!
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Why do we ask in prayer and then not believe? Jesus tells us to believe and we shall receive what we ask. Do we think we are unworthy? Yes we are BUT.... by His grace we are His children and He freely gives to us. If we ask with the right heart, motive. Is your heart right? Do you believe? Then Receive!!!
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