Favor Is Your Transporter

Favor is necessary for you to complete your God ordained destiny. It is the transporter from your current season to your future destiny. But, what is favor?

"And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man." Luke 2:51-52
Jesus increased in wisdom, stature and favor as He matured. As you and I mature in Christ, so we also mature. Favor is not just an experience. It is the divine current that takes you from your present season to your future destiny. Favor is undeserved access. It will put you at the right place, to meet the right person at the right time. We need favor to get to our destiny.

How do we lay hold of favor? First, let’s examine what God says favor is.

Favor has multiple meanings in Greek and Hebrew, it means to:
  • Delight in
  • Satisfy a debt
  • Bend or stoop in kindness
  • Grant
  • Have mercy 
  • Graciousness
  • Liberality
  • Friendly regard, approval or support
  • A privilege or concession
  • Be partial to
If you have a relationship with Jesus Christ, God delights in you. Jesus Christ has satisfied your debt. Jesus bent and stooped down to Earth’s level when he came down here to die on a wooden cross and rise again undefeated. God will and does have mercy on you. God wants to be, is, and will be gracious to you. God gives to you liberally, and will give when you ask Him. God views you with friendly regard, approval and support. God grants you privileges and concessions and is partial to you, because of your acceptance of His son Jesus Christ. Children of God, you have God’s favor!

Jesus is the “pattern son.” He is our role model to follow.

In the text above (Luke 2:51-52), the KJV uses the word “increased.” This word has an interesting meaning. It means “to cut or drive one’s way forward.”

We need to keep “cutting our way forward,” as through a forest or jungle, like the pioneers did. But to arrive at my destination point, I need the favor of God to be upon me. 

How do I get favor?

Proverbs 8:35 says, “For whoso findeth me, findeth life and shall obtain favor of the LORD.”

Who is the “ME” the Holy Spirit, through the psalmist, is referring to? Prov 8:1 provides the answer already: “Doth not wisdom cry? And understanding put forth her voice?”

Wisdom and understanding are the entry into favor.
“And unto man he said, Behold the FEAR of the Lord, that is WISDOM, and to depart from evil is understanding.” Job 28:28

Wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord; a “fear” meaning reverence and respect that is felt and acted upon. When you respect God, and you live by that felt respect, then you have wisdom and understanding – and favor.

Wisdom is as infinite as God himself, as we increase in it, it increases in us. Understanding refers to the ability to arrange facts. It has to do with insight. Knowledge is the accumulation of facts. Wisdom is the correct application of those facts. If you want to be knowledgeable, then study God’s word. If you want to be wise, do God’s word. A wise man has the combination of knowledge and understanding at work in him.

Favor is necessary for you to complete your God ordained destiny. It is the divined current, or the transporter, from your current season to your future destiny. 
In order to have God’s favor poured upon us in abundance, we must obtain wisdom and understanding. When we grow in Christ, and gain wisdom and understanding, we also grow in favor – like Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came before us.

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