Friday, March 18, 2016

It’s Your Time for Favor

Spring is my favorite season of the year.  All week long my interest in new things coming has repeatedly taken me outdoors. 

It’s hard to be cooped up inside knowing that at any time there is going to be an abundance of flowers popping out from the ground or tree blossoms waiting to be cut for a beautiful bouquet. 

More and more people emerge from winter hibernation to see what is happening all around them. Something different is in the air.  

Why does the season change make people want to start over when things around them look glum?  It’s because God has implanted in each of us hope, and springtime means there’s a set time of favor about to burst forth. 

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Setting of Time 

I think that most people are in the habit of setting their clocks for one reason or another.  My clock is set to go off six times a day, not including special appointments or dates I need to remember. 
Generally I rely on a set time so I can organize my day, year and life.  Without those set times I doubt I’d be in position to be a blessing to anyone. 

Having our time organized for us is actually an act of God; after all it was His idea.  There are some time matters that we benefit from and should be thankful they weren’t left up to us when it comes to “gettin' ‘er done.” 

Those who are familiar with the Old Testament of the Bible are aware that God has always ordained special times of year to be set apart for certain things.  In the book of Genesis an example of this is through season changes, which include dormancy and growing.  

There are other set times that God places in motion, especially when it comes to showering His children with supernatural favor.  This “set time favor” is what I’m going to share with you. 

Ordained Favor 

Celebrations such as the Jewish Spring Feasts of Passover (Christian Crucifixion of Jesus), Unleavened Bread (Christian Burial of Christ), First Fruits (Christian Resurrection of Christ) and Pentecost (Descent of the Holy Spirit), were among designated times where the Lord pre-planned blessings for the Israelites. (Leviticus 23:4)
They couldn’t be changed because they were based on calendar seasons or moon cycles.  Although God was always with the Israelites, He set specific times of favor to bless them above and beyond Daily Favor. 

As children of God, that set time of favor is also ordained for our lives. Before understanding favor, I didn’t realize how much God’s hand was on my life.  Now that I know the difference between favor and blessings I can see how it has been manifested continually over the years. 

Anyone can choose to bless or receive blessings, the same goes for favor.  The difference is not everyone blesses or receives blessings, nor is everyone shown supernatural or natural favor.  I’ve talked about this in great lengths in past posts.  Are you able to recognize the differences yet? 

Favor is a Need 

Those who have followed this particular blog have read that I pray favor into my life.  I’ve gotten some negative feedback on that, but that doesn’t surprise me.  The reason why I pray for favor to surround my life is because it’s totally Biblical.   

I don’t pray for God to rain favor on me because I think I’m better than anyone else or that I deserve it.
Living a life of favor for a believer is a need. Since scripture declares “My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 NKJV), I know that it is to be a part of my life. 

In order for me to walk with Jesus and carry out His commission, it will require favor to be actively working in my life if I am to be a blessing.  Without the favor of God no one will be saved, healed or blessed.  Tell me, would you believe a person who had nothing going right for them and who is always complaining?  Neither would I, because their words would constantly be sabotaging my faith. 

People want to believe, but Christians who spread the gospel of lack, bust and disgust aren’t exactly driving the unsaved to the altar.  The world wants to see that God does answer prayer and He is real.  Therefore, favor is no longer on a want list, but on a need to have list. 

If we expect God’s promises to work in our lives, we must believe that they are going to happen, and that includes understanding the “need” principle of favor. 

God gave favor to the Israelites because they needed Him to show up in their lives at “set” or “appointed” times along their journey.  During the “Wilderness” days financial favor wasn’t a top priority, but daily food provision and safety was.  The shield of favor was in operation. 

“For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor
You will surround him as with a shield.” (Psalm 5:12) 

There is a Set Time for Favor 

Have you been waiting for favor to fall on you in a way that it takes you out of the pit and into the palace like it did with Joseph?  He waited over ten years for God to act on his prayers.  Throughout that time Joseph didn’t lose hope, and believed that this would work as God planned and for his good.  

During his time of waiting Joseph experienced portions of favor, but there was that one set time when God propelled him from prisoner to prosperous.  God caused things to fall into place when the time was right.  Favor was ordained into Joseph’s life long before he was ever captured and when things were coming against him.  

Believe your time of favor will come. Things may not have worked out for you before, but this time it will because it’s your time, your season for the set time of favor.  It’s a promise of God and for you, so don’t give up on things working out to your benefit. 

What you couldn’t accomplish before you can do now, because it’s a new season in your life with brand new favor to “spring” forth.  If you continue to journey with Jesus, things that held you back will be removed, doors will open, and people God wanted to cross your path are now lining up in place.  

Why will all this happen? It’s the set time of favor for God’s children during these last days before Jesus comes. 

Hope Brings Favor 

This week I was reading from Psalm 102.  If you’re in a distressed state it wouldn’t be something you’d want to read, because you’d think this man is a mess.  However, the key is to keep reading! 

It wasn’t a particularly blessed time for this author, and practically everything was going wrong in his life.  He was sick, had enemies, was broke, his friends abandoned him, and there was no reason to have hope.  

The psalmist poured out his woes in prayer, but then remembers something that changes everything. Look at what it was: 

“But You, O LORD, shall endure forever, and the remembrance of Your name to all generations.
You will arise and have mercy on Zion (which is the redeemed church); for the time to favor her, yes the set time, has come!” (Psalm 102:12-13 NKJV) 

Since the Zion of the New Testament is the Body of Christ, this means each of us can insert our names in that slot for the set time of favor to come on us.  
It would be like this if I were praying this: "You will arise and have mercy on Fay; for the time to favor her, yes the set time, has come."   

If we stay in belief in the midst of our difficulty, God will arise and mercy will come because it will be our set time of favor. Jesus will clear the way along our journey with Him, because we believed. 

Keep believing no matter how things look.  Stay in hope.  Don’t get caught up in your circumstance letting them dictate your future.  Forget listening to people who say "It can't happen!"  Stay in faith believing God is still on the Throne, and that you have a set time of favor ordained in your life by the Lord. 

Believe your set time has sprung forth to overcoming obstacles.  Believe that you will receive favor for that promotion, your family will come to Christ, that special someone will suddenly enter your life, debt is canceled and you will accomplish what God wants you to do. 

God will arise and bring forth what He set as favor for you. No weapon formed against you will prosper.  This is the blessing of spring seed time.  Not seeds that you put in the ground and wait for the harvest in the fall, but seed as in you being the seed of Abraham time. 

You need to believe that favor seed was planted in you by God and is about to sprout.  It’s your time to grow in faith and favor.   

Stop thinking it’s not going to happen for you and believe it’s your day for God’s set favor to be released.  It has to happen for the end time church, but most will miss it because of unbelief.  You don’t want to be among those statistics. 

By faith take hold of the favor God has set aside for you.  Keep telling yourself, “It may not have happened yet, but it’s coming … my set time of God’s favor is here."   

If you don’t believe that God has pre-ordained favor in your life, you won’t finish your journey well.  Your walk with Jesus will be short and uneventful.  Our part isn’t to figure out how God is going to make things work out for our good; we’re supposed to believe it will and watch it come to pass. 

This Week’s Challenge:
Believe in Your Set Time 

Last year (2015) I wrote about how supernatural favor is something that can be seen - tangible evidence. It has to be manifested into the visual realm so others will know that the hand of God is on our lives.  When it’s your set time for favor, there will be no doubt that the face of God shined on you. 

Each morning I wake up wondering how God will shine His face on me for that day.  I’m not looking for it by sight, but by faith. Seeing by faith will allow me to experience favor by sight.  

I wait on Him and say, “Thank you Heavenly Father that your mercies, grace, blessings and favor are new each morning.   Lead, guide, direct and show me Your favor that I may be a blessing to You and those I that come in contact with today.” 

Our challenge this week is to believe we have a set time of favor.  If Christians want to take part in the end time soul harvest we have to get in line with what scripture says about blessings and favor.  It will be a tool for leading souls to Christ. 

On the flip side for those who think this is rubbish and don’t believe these passages are for you, have no worries … favor won’t find you. 

Beloved, Jesus is coming at a set time by the Father and we need to be ready.  The Holy Spirit is here and active in the life of those who walk with Jesus. 

This is the church age of grace and favor, a set time by God for the end generation.  In the name of Jesus believe every enemy against you is bound and the Lord is rising up within you now.  Healing is released, families are restored and Your Time of Favor has come. 

BTW – Remember Palm Sunday is this weekend 3/20/16. 

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Until next time, God’s favor is set for life! 

“My favor is set in time.”
Jesus Christ 

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