KEY SCRIPTURE: John 5:20 KJV “For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.”
Our key scripture is speaking about the favour of God. The father favours (love’s) the Son, and shows Him everything he does. The word favour is not a term that happens to people by chance, no! There are always definite steps or actions that one has to take that attracts God’s favour. Just consider the following statement about the Lord Jesus. John 8:29 KJV “And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.” The scripture says, the Lord Jesus always does that which pleases the father. This is what makes the father to be with Him always. Favour is all about the Father being with you to face all life issues. Gen 39:2 KJV “And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.”
Joseph a slave boy, foreigner, prospered in the period of his servitude because God was with him. God helped him all through. He caused men to honour him, and therefore he excelled. Many admire the effects and results of a favoured life, yet are not ready to meet the terms for favour. The Lord said the following to Priest Eli, in 1 Samuel 2:30b as follows:”….. for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.” This verse says it all. Those who honour the Lord by fearing His word and staying away from evil, will definitely attract the presence of God to go through various life situations with them. The Lord said, my father is ALWAYS with me because, I do that which pleases Him. What is the one main thing that pleases the Father? It is to win souls.
Winning souls into the kingdom of God is one of the major acts that really pleases the father.
In Luke 2:49 the Lord calls it the father’s business.
In John 4:34, He calls it my meat or food.
In Matthew 28:19 He calls it discipling the world.
In John 9:4 He says it is my assignment.
In John 15:8 He calls it the Father’s glory
In John 15:16 He says it is means for answered prayers.
Dear child of God, the call to win souls is the father’s heart desire or his heart beat. Anyone who engages in it would definitely attract the father’s presence to favourably relate with him. Remember that in our passage of discussion, the Lord had been involved in the work of winning the lost, that made the Father to reveal all things to Him.
THOUGHT: IT IS THE FATHER’S DELIGHT TO FAVOUR THE SOUL WINNER
John 15:8 KJV” Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”
John 15:16 KJV “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”