Last week, we began this teaching series with the understanding that we are in the era of supernatural favour in the body of Christ. We also examined Redemption as a vital access to divine favour.
This week, we shall begin by exploring the tangibility of the favour of God to the Israelites during their sojourn in the wilderness.
The Bible makes us understand that the ‘church in the wilderness’ (the Israelites) was claded with favour. It was a highly favoured and strugglefree church.
The Bible records: This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us (Acts 7:38). During the sojourn of the Israelites in the wilderness for forty years, they experienced the tangibility of favour. They enjoyed manna twice daily and the Bible says that: Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years (Deuteronomy 8:4).
There is nothing in the Old Testament that can compare to what is available to us in the New Testament.
If the church in the wilderness was that favoured, how much more shall the church of the Living God bought by the Blood of Jesus be favoured. Furthermore, concerning the Israelites, God said: And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty (Exodus 3:21; see also Exodus 12:36). God is committed to giving His people favour and we are privileged to be His people by redemption. Hence, we are entitled to divine favour.
In addition, the church in the upper room enjoyed favour:
As it is written: Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved (Acts 2:47). Favour was the identity of the first church.
That means the church of Christ is ordained to swim in favour. Furthermore, Jesus Christ, the Head of the church was robed with favour.
The Bible says: And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man (Luke 2:52; see also John 17:18). We are heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus. That means whatever pertains to Christ pertains to us.
Thus, we are highly favoured individuals (Romans 8:17). What, then, is in Favour?
• Favour terminates tears: Favour turns our tears into testimonies. It is written: For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled (Psalms 30:5-7).
In conclusion, it is favour in a man’s life that defines the quality of his life.