By Apostle Mike Efezino
"And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men." Luke 2: 52 (NKJV).
Bible Readings: Luke 1: 28, Genesis 18: 1, Acts 2: 47, Psalms 41: 11, Psalms 5: 12, Psalms 35: 27, Psalms 102: 13, Psalms 106: 4, Proverbs 8: 35, Proverbs 11: 27, Genesis 18: 1-14, Hebrews 11: 1, John 17: 4, John 17: 11.
Never abuse the favour of God on your life. When you have to grow in favour with men, you have to honour. Dishonour will lock you up. First preference of being favoured is that God chose you. Favour is a set up for increase in your life. It is a set up for God releasing things into your life. Favour is something that you can grow. You can increase favour and so if you can increase it, you can diminish it. Everybody has different levels of favour. The difference is honour. Don't abuse your relationship with God.
Benefits of Favour
⁃ Favour brings about increase to the church.
⁃ Your enemies will not triumph over you. Anything that causes you to be less than you are is your enemy.
⁃ Favour is part of your protection.
⁃ Favour opens doors for you.
⁃ Favour gives you insights.
⁃ Favour will cause people to do things for you.
⁃ Favour causes you to chill and not worry.
⁃ Favour is directly connected to wisdom. Wisdom carries favour. Obedience to the word of God carries favour.
Your daily bread is your daily assignment and when you honour God by asking him for your daily assignment, he is the one that pays you. It's not how much you've got but how much God you have. The greatest thing that can happen to you is when you can hear God. If you don't listen and obey God, he doesn't talk to you. When you obey God, you are honouring Him.
If you want God to stay in your side, don't be celebrating other people's downfall. Stay out of people's business. When you celebrate someone's failure, you are seeking mischief. When you honour someone, they rise to the level of the honour you have spoken concerning them. When favour is on you life, you see a finished work.
The people that God brought into your life, God brought them for you to minister to them and while you do that, favour locates you. People come into your life for a reason. Everything that is found in you life is a manifestation of Jesus Christ. Everything you need is produced out of Jesus. The word of God is the seed that will produce whatever it is that you need.
Giving is to activate the promise of God for your life. It's relationship that releases the favour of God.