It’s a Season of Favor

Cain was the 1st son on Earth, 1st Born to Adam, and favored by God and His Mother, but when it came time to give God his BEST he gave him mess. Abel gave God his best, which gave him access to favor, Cain was jealous because Abel was favored above him. Cain became complacent and but Abel was consistent. Cain eliminated Abel but did not inherit, nor was there a transfer of Abel’s favor to him. Even after Cain had hidden Abel’s body,
his favor (blood) still cried out from the ground.

Saul was favored of the Lord, but lost his position due to disobedience, so for 17 years he “worked for free” while David was being prepared to take the position as king. Saul was jealous of David’s Favor, because David never stole Saul’s wife, disrespected his home, slandered him, plotted to kill him, or brought reproach to him, yet Saul’s jealousy of who was “next” drove him mad. Like Cain did not dislike Abel, Saul did not dislike David, Cain and Saul disliked the FAVOR and in spirit had an issue with God.

When leaders in ministry, friends, family, and associates who once liked, were impressed, supported you or got along with you; start to dislike you or become upset when you’ve received a revelatory word from God, it’s not YOU they have the issue with it is God. When people have issues with God, don’t worry because eventually they will like Saul fall on their swords, like Judas hang themselves, or like John the Baptist allow their mouths to get them into a deadly situation. Favor is never fair, if you were once on the receiving end of it and now have lost it.

God’s favor is easily obtained through obedience and faithfulness. In Proverbs 8:32-35 (NKJV) the word says, “Now therefore, listen to me, my children, For blessed are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, And do not disdain it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoever finds me finds life, And obtains favor from the LORD;”

Brothers and Sisters you should no longer be concerned with those who do not speak well of you, misunderstand, or simply just do not like you, when you are standing on the Lord’s side. James 1:2, says” Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” I encourage you to persevere these next 57 days of 2011, because God is ready to favor your walk with Him in 2012.

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