Wednesday, 10 February 2016

GOD'S PILLS 2016: CAPSULE 6

THE BLESSING OF THE LORD: BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVOURED (Part 2)

“And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:28‬ ‭KJV‬‬

As promised in this capsule we would consider what it means to be highly favoured. It is one thing to be blessed, to have high favour in addition is almost excessive one think? I can assure you it isn't, there is a perfect spiritual logic to this which we would see, God is all wise. Before we go into this I would like to encourage you to comeback to me if you need further clarity or explanation. I am conscious of the fact that I don't say everything perfectly and at times it is difficult to portray the picture I see in my heart. I know some do not want to leave comments available to the public, I have included my email address below. Secondly, I would like to encourage you to use your social media pages as a link for these messages, I believe with all my heart that great things will happen.

Back to this capsule, the question is why do you need favour when you are already blessed? Favour is the catalyst that exposes the blessing of God in your life, it's like the outlet needed. Like most things spiritual there is always a balance between grace and faith. The fact that we are already blessed with all spiritual blessings is based on the grace of God, you cannot earn it, however if we are to receive the full benefit, it requires a response of faith on your part. Favour only comes when you respond in obedience and faith.

The night God delivered the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage, God gave them several instructions, but probably the most absurd or apparently difficult was the fact that He asked them to go to their oppressors to ask for silver and gold. But did you know that it takes uncommon faith to do this? Exodus 12:35-36 says 'they did what God asked them to do and God gave them FAVOUR in the sight of the Egyptians such that they acquiesced to the demand'. Favour unlocks the door for the blessings to come through, but it takes faith ! You see this over and over. This is what transforms the latent blessing into its active form, what brings the spiritual into the physical. Another typical example is in 1Kings 17:4, God spoke the blessing of provision to Elijah. He however told Elijah to go THERE, the same thing in verse 8. Where is THERE you ask? There is always a place called THERE that unlocks the favour to make your blessings come through, it takes obedience through faith. There is always a place where favour reacts with the blessings of God. For Elijah it was the brook Cherith and Zarephath . Joseph could never have become Prime Minister of Egypt if he stayed in his fathers house. Whereas In Genesis 26, favour activated the Blessings over the life of Isaac because he responded in faith and stayed THERE. Favour is based on active obedience called faith, you have to positively respond to the blessings that are already in you, otherwise they would stay dormant. But let me say this, if you are fully persuaded that the blessings are already in you, to obey in faith is not that difficult. I really would love to go into these examples in great details, but I believe the Holy Spirit will enlighten you much more than what I can ever do. Consider this, If favour activates the blessings, imagine what high favour can do! (Ephesians 3:20).

I sincerely hope you are tracking with me, you need to walk in this consciousness that God the Creator of heaven and earth, and all it contains has blessed you with all spiritual blessings through Christ and highly favoured you. When you truly understand this, it becomes less of a struggle to respond in faith. This is the reason why I encourage my readers to spend time meditating on the Word of God, it converts the soul (Psalm 19:7). Let me leave you with this, you are the most important person that you need to convince for you to see these things come alive. I hope you catch that? Once you are able to talk yourself out of unbelief, you will act. In the next capsule I will share with you a working definition of favour and put some balance to things. I assure you it will enrich your spiritual fabric.

CONCLUSION
BELIEVE IN THE BLESSINGS, WALK IN IT AND HIGH FAVOUR WILL OPEN THE DOORS

'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk