Are you ready to receive My favor? For just as Mary received My favor and My grace, there was a high cost involved. When I spoke over My Son, I announced My favor over Him to the world. Favor is My grace. To those that have an ear to hear, they will receive the one on whom My favor rests.
However, there are those that are controlled by religious spirits, and they gnash their teeth at anyone on whom My favor rests. This is why you must constantly live before Me and not seek the praises of men. For men one day will praise you, and the next day be ready to push you off of a cliff. Beware of seeking the praises of men, even those closest to you. Seek first My Kingdom and My righteousness. Seek to bring glory to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for We are your life and purpose for living.
Luke 1:30 English Standard Version (ESV)
And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Luke 2:52 Amplified Bible (AMP)
And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and men.
Matthew 22:16 New Century Version (NCV)
They sent some of their own followers and some people from the group called Herodians. They said, “Teacher, we know that you are an honest man and that you teach the truth about God’s way. You are not afraid of what other people think about you, because you pay no attention to who they are.
Luke 7:23 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Blessed [joyful, spiritually favored] is he who does not take offense at Me.
1 Thessalonians 2:3-5 The Message (MSG)
3-5 God tested us thoroughly to make sure we were qualified to be trusted with this Message. Be assured that when we speak to you we’re not after crowd approval—only God approval. Since we’ve been put through that battery of tests, you’re guaranteed that both we and the Message are free of error, mixed motives, or hidden agendas. We never used words to butter you up. No one knows that better than you. And God knows we never used words as a smoke screen to take advantage of you.