Divine Favor over the
Patterns of Men
In this day and hour we have heaped
to ourselves teachers having itching ears.
And these teachers have told that
God has laid out a whole bible full of patterns for us. .
Patterns for our churches, patterns, for our ministries, patterns
for our lives, patterns for getting the gifts of the Spirit,
patterns for getting our healing, patterns
for how to learn of God, and patterns to teach us even how
These teachers then tell is further
that the Bible contains experiences we are all to have. The
Moses experience, the Abraham experience, the Isaac experience,
the Joseph experience, and the lists just keep going on and
So believers pray and seek God
to become members of the Enoch company,
people pray and seek God to become members of the Elijah Company,
people pray and seek God for a John the Baptist ministry,
and people pray for mantles of bygone prophets apostles and
It should be self-evident the
more that I say here, that while there are underlying truths
to much of this, at the same time all of this is largely self-serving
and an act of our ever searching lustful eye, for something,
anything that we have not that would exalt us among the brethren.
What books did Mosses read? What
promises Enoch claim? What bygone mantle did Elijah seek?
Did Jesus confess His gift of healing until He received? Did
Paul the Apostle fast and pray for the dead Christ to appear
to him and convert him?
Regarding this so great a cloud
of witnesses, there are some common threads that occur in
all these people’s lives:
he found favor in the eyes of God.”
There were certain qualities that
caused God to sit up and take notice of these people.
They had a certain purity of spirit
that others did not.
This in turn caused them to not
seek God for personal gain and status; instead they had an
unquenchable longing to seek and know God for himself.
And in their hunger for God they
were willing to do things other people wouldn’t do.
They were willing to sacrifice
anything in order to enter into a greater fellowship and a
greater knowledge of God. They joyfully laid down their houses,
lands, and even their people and brethren rather than seeking
what they could get out of this. These also often suffered
rejection, and many paid the ultimate sacrifice in enacting
obedience of God that they might have a greater inheritance.
he walked with God.”
With that said lets look at a
few of these people a little closer
“And he was pleasing in the eyes of the Lord.”
What you need to see in these hero’s of faith’s
lives is there was something different about them as opposed
to other men.
Genesis 18:2-4 And Abraham lifted up his
eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when
he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed
himself toward the ground, And said, My LORD, if
now I have found favour in thy sight,
pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: Let a little
water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest
yourselves under the tree:
favor in the eyes of the Lord
30:26-30 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served
thee, and let me go: for thou knowest
my service which I have done thee.
And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour
in thine eyes, tarry: for I have
learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy
sake. And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will
Joseph found favor in the eyes of the Lord
39:5-7 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him
overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the
LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the
blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house,
and in the field. And he left all that he had in Joseph's
hand; and he knew not ought he had,
save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well-favoured
(Of the Lord. And that favor of the Lord [Not a natural
earthly Charisma] became discernable to those all around Joseph
it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife
cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie
5:23 –24 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five
Enoch walked with God:
and he was not; for God took him. (Enoch
found divine favor, and for this Enoch received a permanent
seat in the heavenlies without ever having to die.)
Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and
perfect in his generations, and
Noah walked with God.
Solomon walked with God
8 24-25 (Solomon) Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou
promisedst him: thou spakest also
with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine
hand, as it is this day. Therefore now, LORD God of Israel,
keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst
him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to
sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed
to their way, that they walk before me as thou (Solomon)
hast walked before me.
The testimony we should be seeking is to be
pleasing in His sight, rather than being seduced into the
never-ending web of men’s patterns which have been laid out
to snare us.