Text: Luke 1:26-31
“26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 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. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.”
INTRODUCTION: The favour of God can be likened to God’s good face. It is the factor that makes the difference between outstanding success and ordinary success.
WHAT IS GOD’S FAVOUR?
The Favour Of God Is God’s Good Face.
“25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace”
It Means The Support Of The Almighty God.
“In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.”
It Is Life. –
“5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
It Denotes Divine Preference Where God Prefers You To Others, It Also Means The Mercy Of The Almighty God.-
“For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.”
It Is Divine Peace. –
Songs of Solomon 8:10
“I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his eyes as one that found favour”.
Once It Comes Into Play, It Means Goodness.
The Favour Of God Assures Of Security, –
“When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”.
It Is Mercy (Mercy Produces Forgiveness).
“12 So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” 13 The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?”.
It Satisfies And Restores Lost Ground, –
“I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul. 42 “This is what the LORD says: As I have brought all this great calamity on this people, so I will give them all the prosperity I have promised them.”
And Exalts The Saints. –
“For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.”
CONCLUSION: Now that you know what Gods fa.our : and that it is something to be desired. Now ask God in faith.
- Thank God for His favour that brought you to fellowship today.
- Ask God to satisfy you with His favour in all areas of your life.
- Are you already enjoying the favour of the Almighty God? Ask for a higher level.
- Pray for higher level of favour of God upon the RCCG all over, the world.
- Pray for Daddy G. O. and his family.
- Pray for your nation.
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!