25th week - King Jesus - FAVOR! The Lord’s favor is our strongest weapon
“Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married” Isaiah 62:4 (KJV)
We can see here the Lord giving a new name to His people. They thought they were forsaken by the Lord. Many times God’s people feel the same way. Yet, the Lord has a new name for us. The Hebrew name Hephzibah literary means: “My delight and favor is in and upon him”. Wow! The Lord takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant (Psalm 35:27). His favor is upon us!
His favor was upon Joseph and wherever he went and whatever he did, he prospered, so much as even becoming the instrument the Lord used to save the whole world from a worldwide starvation. The Lord’s favor was upon Daniel and 4 of the greatest kings ever to reign on the Earth praised the Lord of Heaven and Earth because of him.
The Lord’s favor was upon Jesus and He increased in that favor until He became the ultimate expression of God’s favor upon mankind as a whole.
Somebody may say: “But all these people lived and served the Lord under the Old Testament and as far as Jesus is concerned, He is God”. Ok, just read Acts 2:47 – God’s people gathered together, praised the Lord together, witnessed for Him, and the Lord’s favor was upon them so mightily, that they had the favor of all people too. When the Lord’s favor is upon somebody, they also have the favor of men – believers and unbelievers alike. If we understand that spiritually we are not called: ‘Forsaken’ anymore, but ‘My delight and favor is in and upon him’, we will change the world. That is our mission anyway.
King Jesus - FAVOR
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