The God Factor

You know I’ve heard this term over the last few years and I would like to give a few of my own opinions about this mysterious saying.

First, you see this term being used the most when smaller churches are trying to find out how the larger churches became large.  IT WAS THE GOD FACTOR. 

You know what?  I believe it was THE GOD FACTOR that helped these churches.  John 3:16, tells us that God loved the entire world and gave his most prized possession, his son to pay for the sins of those in the world who would accept this great gift.  Great News!

But, is there a definition for THE GOD FACTOR?  Well, you’re not going to find a literal explanation for it in the Bible, but based on places in the Bible we can draw some knowlege.  There are many opinions that are biblically based.  Here is my biblically based opinion.  I also believe from what I’ve observed and experienced that God chooses to help those who are passionate and obedient to Him and willing to risk all else.  Here is why I believe that. 

Just before Jesus was to be crucified he rode through Jerusalem on a colt while the people and his disciples praised Him saying, “Blessed is the King that comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Luke 19:38(NIV)  The Pharisees were hot! They demanded that Jesus rebuke (discipline) his followers.  But Jesus told the Pharisees, “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” Luke 19:40(NIV)   JESUS WAS THE GOD FACTOR AND STILL IS.  A week later Jesus paid the price for being the GOD FACTOR. 

Jesus came back from the dead and explained to his disciples all that they had seen and heard and commissioned them to GO and tell all the world.  He never said the world will like you and accept me, as a matter of fact, He told them they would pay the price for believing in Him and spreading the word – THE GOD FACTOR.

Here is the deal, when there is opposition to God’s ways and we are willing to risk it all, follow no matter the cost, THE GOD FACTOR happens.

One last note, to me it’s not that mysterious.  It’s God and it’s a dimension that we as men have trouble grasping and that takes faith just as it took to believe that Jesus is the Son of God and will be Lord of my life.  But the fact remains that those who have risked for God have received great gain for His kingdom and the best is yet to come.


2 Responses

  1. Awesome! I just finished reading Chapter 9 in Joel Osteen’s “Your Best Life Now” and it talks about “Double for your Trouble” and how God will recompense us two fold for the pain, suffering and shame, as long as we keep a good attitude, keep the faith, and believe in Him. Amen!

  2. Well stated my good friend! He never ever said it would be “easy” for us “here”. His ways are not our ways…..Thank God Forever!!!!

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