By Revd Osward Blankson Eduam,
Life Chapel International, Accra, Ghana
Brethren, for you to be rewarded exceedingly, you need the favour of God. The visitation to Abram by God confirms that, you don’t need everybody to favour you or to make it in life. You only need God. When you know God, you will meet the right people at the right time, and you will have that which God has prepared for you.
In Genesis 15:1-7, The Lord visited Abram, and told him not be afraid, and, he encouraged him about the plan and future he had for him. The Lord said, “I am your shield, and your exceeding great rewards”.
Genesis 15:1 – “After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward”.
Mercy is the divine force that brings your destiny to you, while Favour supports and defends it. Grace is the outcome of God’s released favour upon your life. Mercy of God makes you mighty and Grace makes men great. You will be great in Jesus name.
Brethren, favour is the principal determinant of every man’s future, and nothing can compare to the favour of God. It was the favour of God that made the Egyptians to release their wealth of silver, gold and expensive clothing to the Israelites when they were about to leave.
Exodus 12:36 – “And the Lord had given the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested”.
Every destiny is favour limited: If there is anything you desire so much as a Christian, that thing should be favour.
In Psalm 44:1-3, We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. 2 How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out. 3 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 favour unto them.
In this case, we could see that, the whole generation of Israelites were prepared to tell everyone of how they were delivered. It happened because of favour, their destiny was established through favour. You will be highly favoured and rewarded in Jesus name.
Exploits is as a result of favour. In Eccl 9:11
11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Favour is God’s divine partial mercy: It is the special perfume that attracts people that matters to you. Another definition for favour is the clothing with God’s glory, which implies, surrounding you with opportunities and making you to do an exploits. There are so many leaders who were highly favoured of the Lord: Abraham, Joseph, Gideon, Deborah, Moses, David, Hosea, Isaiah, Mary, Matthew, Peter, Paul and many more. These people received God’s favour as their clothing, and the Lord made ways for them.
Favour is a person: To Joseph – Pharaoh was given to favour to him. To Elisha, – Elijah was given to favour him. The Lord will give you great people to make real His promises to you in Jesus name.
What do you need to experience the favour of God
You must be born again and live a righteous life
Have to be anointed with the Holy Spirit
Dedication to practical kingdom promotion: Whenever kingdom promotion becomes your priority, you will experience the favour of God all the time.
Be the lover of God.
Message delivered by By Revd Osward Blankson Eduam, Life Chapel International, Accra, Ghana on March 9th 2013