There are some relationships that activate favour. There are certain individuals that are carriers of favour and so anyone that is associated with them automatically becomes a candidate for divine favour. You begin to enjoy favour, not because you merit it, but because of your relationship with that individual.
God blessed Laban because of his association with Jacob. This is the reason why Laban did not want Jacob to leave even when he was due to be released to be on his own. Laban told Jacob in Gen. 30:27, ‘I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake”.
Also, God blessed Potiphar because of his association with Joseph. His association with Joseph brought prosperity to his household. Even he knew that Joseph was the reason for the favour he was enjoying. Gen. 39:5- And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and overall that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian house for Joseph sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
Some relationships are not physical but spiritual and are capable of repelling favour. Some sisters have relationship with spirit husbands and this works against the success of their marriage. You must destroy all spiritual relationships that drive away favour from your life.
I pray for you, that any relationship you are into right now, that does not activate favour, but rather repels favour, may that relationship be broken today in the name of Jesus. I Pray that God connect you to a relationship that attracts favour. May the
grace to build an association with those who will translate you to your next level be released upon you today, so that you will begin to enjoy blessing that you are not qualified for.
REJOICING IN THE LORD This is another factor that activates divine favour. A heart that rejoices, even in the midst of contradicting circumstances, attracts God’s favour. Favour is not comfortable in the midst of sorrow, and so whenever you are not happy, favour runs from you. When you are sorrowful, you make the atmosphere around you unconducive for favour to be activated.
Deut. 28:47-51- Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; Them fore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young: And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either com, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.
Rejoicing is a pre-requisite for favour. You will serve your enemies if you refuse to rejoice in the Lord always. No matter what you are passing through, celebrate! Take your eyes from the present ugly circumstance and focus on the glorious future ahead of you.
DWELLING IN THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF GOD’S PRESENCE- INTIMACY
WITH GOD: This is yet another factor that activates favour. This is the ability to condition your mind to sense God around at all time; knowing that He is watching your every move and listens to your conversation. Like I wrote in last week’s edition, consciousness of God’s presence is the underlying factor that covers all the other factors that activate favour. Anything that is done outside the consciousness of God’s presence is carnal and has no reward. If you have this consciousness, favour will be attracted to you.
In I Sam 2:18,26, we see that the young lad-Samuel, ministered before the LORD. Samuel could not see God physically, yet he was conscious of His presence, and so he made offerings to God in this consciousness. In verse 26, we see that as the boy Samuel continued to minister unto God in this consciousness, he grew in favour with God and with man.
All you do must be done before the Lord. Consciousness of God’s presence is a mental creation of God’s presence. Joseph enjoyed divine favour because he was conscious of the fact that the Lord was with him. He lived his life in the consciousness of God’s presence, which was why he refused to commit fornication with Potipha’s wife. He knew that although nobody would see him do it God would see him. Consciousness of God’s presence will save you from sin. May the grace to walk in the consciousness of God’s presence rest upon you in Jesus name, amen.
THE IN-EXPLAINABLE GRACE OF GOD: Certain people enjoy favour by God’s in-explainable grace. They have not done anything that merits favour, yet they enjoy favour simply because God made up His mind to favour them to fulfill an agenda.
Rom. 9:11-16- (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) It was said unto her the elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated, What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Jacob enjoyed God’s in-explainable grace because there was a divine agenda he had to fulfill. When you align yourself with God’s agenda, you become a candidate for His in-explainable grace, and thus will live in divine favour all the days of your life.
FAVOUR BY THE ANOINTING: It doesn’t matter how many people have spoken or are speaking against you; one voice of favour will silence the multitude of voices that speak contradiction.
When the anointing came upon Saul, he became a candidate for favour. 1st Sam.10:1-4,6 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance? When thou art departed from me today, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel’s sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are fount and, lo, thy father shalt left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son? Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying a three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine: And they will salute thee, and give thee two loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands. And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.
Protocol is broken when you carry favour. The normal system of things is adjusted to suite you. When you are anointed, divine favour rests upon you so that you don’t search before you find. You go beyond the pattern of seeking before you find. Others may search before they find, but the man that carries anointing for favour will find without searching. You will never have reverse gear in your vehicle of progress. You will continue to move forward without hindrance. Men will honour you and will give to you without you asking. You will have extra and begin to live in the realm of more than enough.
Factors That Activate Divine Favour