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How you get favor thru faith & how to increase your faith By Pastor Lee Stokes
But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. (Titus 2:1-15 KJV)
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, (Romans 4:16 KJV)
*****Your fight is a fight of faith and not a fight with the devil *****
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12 KJV)
*****your fight isn’t with the devil because God already won the fight*****
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8 KJV)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV)
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. (Hebrews 2:14, 15 KJV)
*****so that we will never have a curse upon us****[sickness is a curse and so is poverty]
*****satan wants you to think that you are dirty and unworthy of the promises****
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; (Colossians 2:13 KJV)
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (Colossians 2:14, 15 KJV)
****its the law that makes you feel dirty****
****A man’s silence will always cause a fall****
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: (Genesis 3:1, 2 KJV)
***satan no longer has power, and always tries to have you consider things****
****lied that they weren’t Gods already****
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. (Genesis 3:5 KJV)
****adam was with her and didn’t say anything or stand up during the conversation********
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. (Genesis 3:6 KJV)
****and adam had dominion over all beast***
And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. (Genesis 2:19, 20 KJV)
****he already gave us the power*********
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: (2 Peter 1:2, 3 KJV)
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter 1:4 KJV)
*****divine takers of the best of life*****
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:5-8 KJV)
****what does grace and peace mean in hebrew*******
****the only way the devil can affect you is if you care. Therefore only cast your cares on the lord*******
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (1 Peter 5:5-7 KJV)
****he can only affect those who allow him to***
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (1 Peter 5:8 KJV)
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:6, 7 KJV)
*****faith cometh by hearing****
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10, 11 KJV)
****wiles= strategy(ies) he has to use strategies because the devil has no power****
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (Ephesians 6:12, 13 KJV)
***evil days=the trials and testing****
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (Ephesians 6:14-17 KJV)
****when the devil speaks to you by putting thoughts in your head he does it only by “speaking in the third person” as in “I can’t….. I’m not forgiven,…. It won’t happen for me etc.*****
As you believe speak it!!!!! (Believe only)

****you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!!!!!*****
2 Corinthians 5:21
21God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.

****make my enemies my footstool***
Hebrews 10:13
13where he is now waiting until his enemies are made a footstool for his feet.

*******destroy my enemies*****
2 Samuel 22:38
38I chase my enemies and destroy them;
I do not turn back until I wipe them out.
39I wipe them out and beat them to death;
they cannot get up;
they fall at my feet.
40You give me strength for battle;
you make my foes kneel before me.
39I wipe them out and beat them to death;
they cannot get up;
they fall at my feet.
40You give me strength for battle;
you make my foes kneel before me.
41You make my enemies retreat;
I destroy those who hate me.

****you make me a ruler***
2 Samuel 22:44
44You rescue me from a hostile army;
you preserve me as a leader of nations;
people over whom I had no authority are now my subjects.
45Foreigners are powerless before me;
when they hear of my exploits, they submit to me.
46Foreigners lose their courage;
they shake with fear as they leave their strongholds.
47The LORD is alive!
My protector is praiseworthy!
The God who delivers me is exalted as king!

Man is higher than angels
Yet You have made him but a little lower than God [or heavenly beings], and You have crowned him with glory and honor. (Psalm 8:5 AMP)

1Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory
Roman 5:1-2

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