This article is about the blessing of being a favored son of the Father. I don’t need to explain what human success is. We are bombarded by this generation’s thirst for success at any price on a daily basis.
Management “How To” books fly off the shelves at bookstores everywhere as everyone wants that new secret that they have been missing.
This illness has also invaded the Christian ranks under the guise of wisdom, but its true root is greed, pride, and self-centeredness. I wish these fake prosperity preachers would engage me on the importance of prosperity in the New Testament instead of selling their trash to the poor and the misguided leaving them without any way to pay their light bill. Not a chance!
I have always been moved by this verse.
John 6:21 Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going. NKJV
Now that is favor! I know what you are thinking, “I want Jesus in my boat!”
I have served the Lord now for a quarter of a century. I have experienced both the ups and the downs. I have on occasion also had the privilege to feel the wind of the Lord blowing on my back. No, it’s not like real wind; it is stronger. You know there is absolutely no reason for it as far as works are concerned.
You are being carried by the Father into your destiny. Doors have opened that you know only He could have opened for you. Places where others would sink, you walk over like on a bridge. Huge financial obstacles come down before the power of God’s favor like the walls of Jericho.
The Father is pleased! He can trust you with favor because He knows you will always give Him the Glory. I tell you it is a Promised Land experience. The fruit is already ripe on the trees and you didn’t plant them. It’s a great place to pinch yourself and see if you are really in this awesome place! The place of God’s Favor! There is nothing like it and there never will be.
What I know about God’s favor:
Favor is usually preceded by a step of faith on my part in the natural realm- Faith pleases God, and like a good Father, He loves to bless His children who trust in Him.
His favor works in God’s time, not in my time. He knows the end from the beginning, and only He knows when we really need Him to show up and show out. What I mean is that before it manifested in the natural, it already was working in the spiritual realm. “As it is in heaven” has to happen before the “on earth part.”
I have never experienced His favor while in doubt. Expectancy is a must! Position yourself for a supernatural move. If you are expecting a baby, you get a bigger car and you prepare a room in the house; same with favor. This is where TD Jakes, “Get ready…Get ready…Get ready” comes in.
Through the whole process “Be careful how and what you speak;” also be careful what others speak in your presence. The devil loves to use those closest to you to hinder your faith. We were created in the likeness of God, and the tongue is a creative force. I am not talking goofy name it and claim it. I am talking quenching the Holy Spirit.
God’s Favor enters you in a “What God can do Zone” – No limitations- What is impossible for man is possible for God! The greater the miracle, the more Glory He gets! Remember we are talking about the God who “flung the stars (galaxies) into the sky.” Nothing is impossible for Him!
Sometimes Angels are associated with an Acts of Favor. Danger came near, but it didn’t get to you. Evil passed right by you, but it didn’t see you or your possessions.
Favor always has a greater purpose and it is always related with the advancement of his Kingdom. The problem is everyone says they want to be an instrument of blessing until God favors them, and then they forget what they promised the Lord.
Sometimes you can experience the Favor on another’s life because you are near them. I remember the many flights overseas when the planes would begin to shake and roll at 38,000 thousand feet. The pilot would have to come on the intercom trying to calm the screaming passengers. I have even seen experienced stewardesses looking white as a sheet, and I would just whisper to them or the guy next to me, “Don’t worry. I am on this flight, and it’s not going down because I still have much to do for the Lord.” Sounds arrogant, but believe me, no sooner had the words left my mouth, the turbulence would stop. Where did I get such peace? I don’t know, but there is a peace that surpasses all understanding.
Paul said pretty much the same thing here.
Acts 27:22-26 And now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. 23 For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve, 24 saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ 25 Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me. NKJV
I should state here that many of us cannot handle favor. The Lord will never give us what will take us away from Him. Quit asking for the Lord to promote you, and find out what in your life hinders Him from giving it to you.
I also know of many whose circumstances that are a blessing from the Lord. For many years the church has been robbed of the understanding of the blessing of the fire in our lives, but that is material for another article. I just want to state that favor can happen in the midst of the worst of circumstances. Sometimes Father doesn’t remove the circumstance, but He helps us endure and get through it.
In the natural you want to die you hurt so bad, but somehow you feel Him near, and you know if He wasn’t holding you up, you would fall apart. I have been there and I can tell you it’s His supernatural favor.
There are many words in the New Testament that speak to God’s favor
Isa 9:7 The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. NKJV
We are more than a conqueror…..
1 Cor 2:9 Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” NKJV
We are Overcomers!
Get out of the lowest common denominator Christianity that says, “You are a sinner saved by grace.”
You are a son of God, a member of His Body-the New Jerusalem. Co-heir with King Jesus and His spoken for Bride! Take your inheritance in the power of the Holy Spirit from the gates of Hell if you have to!
As I write this I feel the wind right now……..
Jose Bosque has ministered in Jacksonville since 1987 and served the city since 1992 as a citywide servant leader. Jose is considered a resource and a spiritual father to many leaders in the city and in the 61 nations where the Lord has sent him to serve. Originally born in Cuba, Jose has resided in Jacksonville since 1966. Contact Him at: www.RevivalPartners.net or ForRevival@aol.com Editors Note: Please help us continue to get this word out for free- No amount is too small- Thanks for your generosity! DONATE CLICK HERE
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