DIVINE FAVOR

Dec 23, 2022

There is something about the favor of God that will qualify you when your natural credentials, face value, CV, and natural advantages cannot make it for you, it has a way of pulling you out of nowhere placing you up there.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned and saw under the sun that— The race [is] not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all.

Genesis 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children because he [was] the son of his old age. Also, he made him a tunic of [many] colors.

This multi-colored jacket speaks of the favor of God that was upon Joseph’s life. He was not the most handsome boy, he was a gossiper fond of reporting his brothers but you could not deny the favor of God upon his life and because of that favor, his father loved him. This favor was ordained from eternity so to depict what was upon his life, the father made him a multicolored jacket.

No matter how negative and jealous his brothers were, they could not fight the favor of God upon his life even when they sold him off. You can’t fight favor and win, it is impossible!

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

Here is a prophecy in Isaiah 7:24. It was an open prophecy that any virgin was qualified to manifest this prophecy, and here comes Mary.

Luke 1:26-28 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name [was] Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored [one,] the Lord [is] with you; blessed [are] you among women!”

There were other people probably who were praying and fasting but this lady was busy planning for her wedding and God favored her.

This is the favor that is beyond some of the things we do and it led to the fulfillment of the prophecy that was spoken about in Isaiah chapter 7.

Luke 1:29-30 But when she saw [him,] she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

It is one thing to find favor with man and another thing to find favor with God. Man’s favor dries up but God’s favor is eternal; the moment God’s favor is upon you, no man can resist you.

Men don’t raise in this life on the account of mere hard work, there is something that God adds to you that hard work can’t do for you.

No matter how you do all the spiritual protocols in the Bible, there is a favor dimension to life and I pray that your heart taps into it. Mary was a young girl but when Jehovah God favored her, she became the mother of Jesus, Emmanuel, and God Himself.

What prayer and fasting cannot do for you, the favor will do it for you. As we continue to seek the face of the Master, I pray that the divine favor of God will invade your life and house like never before.

YOU ARE BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA