For God shows no partiality [undue favor or unfairness; with Him one man is not different from another].
It’s no secret that some people have a greater influence than others and that some people seem to have more favor than others, but yet the Apostle Paul says that God shows no partiality, He plays no favorites. Is this really true? One of the most challenging things about scripture is its apparent duality. These seemingly contradictory ideas like a loving God that shows wrath, or a God that is always good but yet bad things happen to good people, or a God that shows no partiality but there are only a few “chosen” ones.
These concepts cause a sane person to question, “How is this possible, God?” And I believe that is the point. There are levels of truth. Some truths carry more weight than others, but yet they are all truth. The highly anointed and powerful individuals of the faith that we know (i.e. Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, Smith Wigglesworth, etc.) got their anointing by pressing deeper into God. It is good to question things about your faith because it causes you to seek for the answer (Proverbs 25:2). Every new revelation about God should inspire more questions because God is so massive and deep that we will never stop searching.
It is true some people have more favor than others because they learned how to steward the little favor they had to grow it into more favor. Even Jesus had to grow in favor with GOD and man (Luke 2:52). God doesn’t bless or reveal Himself in greater measure to one over the other because one is a favorite and the other is just “normal”. We are all His favorites, but some want to know Him better than others and so to those individuals God reveals Himself a little more. If you desire an anointing and grace that someone else has then you must realize they sought it out [continually]. If you ask and keep asking, seek and keep seeking, knock and keep knocking until the door is pounded down God will do for you what He has done for me, and what He has done for those generals of the faith. He looks for hungry ones.
Declaration: I will ask until I get an answer, seek until I find my treasure, and knock until a door of revelation is open.
P.S. – The Romans Bible Study page has been updated!