By Justin Goff
There is a perverse spirit in the world that promotes evil and diminishes good …but do not be discouraged. No, rather TAKECOURAGE!
Consider this …You and I are covenant people. We have a God that says He will remember us because of the covenant, and He will be our God (Leviticus 26) …He is the unashamed God of covenant people!
God likes to demonstrate Himself. He is not haughty or prideful in this …but we know that He has chosen to consistently make an open spectacle of our enemy …the liar, thief and murderer, Satan.
Psalm 37:7 New Living Translation
Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for Him to act. Do not worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.
You have not been forgotten!
We are living in truly amazing times of God’s covenantal demonstrations. And possibly one of the greatest covenantal privileges we are increasing in revelation and functional knowledge is that of “sonship”.
Our time of “favor” is now!
Lets get it by faith!
Psalm 102:13 New King James Version
You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come.
We are those of Zion! We are “born from above”. Those whose “citizenship” (Phil. 3:20) is heavenly have a special positional receptivity to God’s favor.
Ephesians 1:3 NKJV
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
· “To Assist… to make easier”
· “To provide with advantages”
· “To grant special privileges / show preference”
· “An act of kindness beyond what is due or usual”
· “To be featured”
Is the church being featured? Oh yes, we are!
Ephesians 2:9-10 NKJV
… to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.
This is a set time for you and I. Zion was a mystery …but no longer!
Psalm 5:12 NKJV
For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.
Favor protects me and allows for me to makes advancements independent of natural qualifiers, requirements, necessary conditions, prerequisites or stipulations.
When favor comes on you things change to make room for you.
When favor comes on you …natural laws mean nothing. Depending on the situation they can be suspended for you! Favor will displace you …it will supersede natural obligations.
Psalm 84:11 ESV
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Luke 4:19 AMP
To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord [the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely (excessive/extravagant) abound].
God is saying …"There is a time, a set time, where I will do things that, to your eyes and understanding, will look like I am violating all natural governing laws for my favored ones!"