“I will make them and the places around My hill (Jerusalem, Zion) a blessing. And I will make showers come down in their season; there will be [abundant] showers of blessing (divine favor).” (Ezekiel 34:26-26, TAB)
When you do an in depth study of how life unfolds, you will come to the conclusion that besides the effort of every man to be an achiever, there is a finger in the background shaping and supporting the outcome of every event. This simply means the outcome of an event can sometimes be “engineered” by divinity—in favor of those that are favored.
“Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.” (Exodus 8:19, KJV)
What took one-man years of labour to accomplish can take another mere days of effortless ease. The difference between both is a connection to favor. “For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favor unto them.” (Psalm 44:3, KJV)
It is one thing to will but it is another thing to manifest. It is one thing to run, but it is also another thing to be carried.
‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians. You know how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.” (Exodus 19:4, NLT)
The operation of favor in a destiny is an act that the devil has no answer to. Favor is the difference between stagnation and progress. The favor of God brings an end to weeping. “.. in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5, KJV)
The favor of God signals the end of emptiness in the life of any man. “And I will give these people favor in the eyes of the Egyptians. When you go, you will not go empty handed.” (Exodus 3:21, NLT)
It was the favor of God that singled out Elisha while he was farming. It was also the favor of God that sustained him while he was serving faithfully his master and the same favor propelled him above his peers. The favor of God ensured that he received the double portion.
The Bible admonishes us to look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith even Jesus needed favor to excel in life. “And Jesus increased in wisdom (in broad and full understanding) and in stature and years, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52, TAB)
If one of the ingredients in the condiment of a life of flavour for Jesus is favor, then you definitely need favor. May you be connected to favor all the days of your life in Jesus name.
There is an important question that we need to ask ourselves when requesting for the favor of God, “Will I be a good custodian? What is my motive? Will flesh now start to show up?” If your answers to the above are not positive then you need to ask God to uproot all that will work against the favor of God in your life.
With favor you are a victor minus favor you are a loser. “By this I know that thou favorest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.” (Psalm 41:11, KJV)
Favor is a lifter. “He lifts the poor from the dust–yes, from a pile of ashes! He treats them like princes, placing them in seats of honour. For all the earth is the LORD’s, and he has set the world in order.” (1Samuel 2:8, NLT)
The Composition of Favor or Favor Components:
- Favor is the pathway of mercy for unusual blessings—“And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favor have I had mercy on thee.” (Is. 60:10, KJV)
- Favor is the incubator for a wholesome life. Nothing missing nothing broken—“ For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5, KJV)
- Favor is God’s answer to all human afflictions, dilemma, problems or predicaments –“And Moses said unto the Lord, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favor in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?” (Numbers 11:11)
- Favor is the lubricant for victory—“ For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favor our horn shall be exalted.” (Psalm 89:17)
The Operation of Divine Favor: Favor operates in an uncommon fashion because the owner is an uncommon God:
- He became a chef for Elijah to prove He is the bread of life.
- When Jehoshaphat had cash flow problems, he gathered kings together to deposit money in his bank account to prove that the gold and silver belongs to him.
- To prove that He resists the proud, He killed Herod, decayed him and made worms to eat him in a day.
- To prove that He is the way, he made a way in the red sea.
How to Connect with Favor: Since He is an uncommon God, He favors uncommon people
- Mary — Be it unto me according to thy word (Luke 1:38)
- Noah — Started building a boat when he has not seen rain before (Genesis 6:22)
- David — Who are you to defy the armies of the living God (1 Samuel 17:26)
- Daniel — Refuse to defile himself (Daniel 1:8)
The Importance of Favor: Ecclesiastes 9:11
Race is not to the swift — Asahel (2 Samuel 2:18-23)
Battle to the Strong — Samson (Judges 16:26-30)
Bread to the wise — Lion (Psalm 34:10, Job4:11)
Riches to men of intelligence — poor wise man (Ecclesiastes 9:14-16)
Favor to men of skill — Ahithophel (2 Samuel 16:23, 17:14)
The controller of time and chance is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Before he can allow uncommon favor to come your way, He must find you after His own heart. You must also know what he wants. Are you ready to do uncommon things for Him?