by Bishop Monterey D. Lee, Sr.
Have you ever wondered how God’s word can shape your life, have a great impact, and make a difference in you? As the people of God, we are living in the timing of God’s favor for spiritual growth as His chosen people. Favor involves where you can clearly see God’s hand in your life as you believe and put all your trust and faith in Him. This is a personal relationship/encounter. A relationship with Him that is different from all other relationships (Matthew 7:7-8).
The word that is being released in us and to us is the power of God. It’s a ‘right now’ word, which is a right away word that is present and ready to do work in you to remain until it is complete.
“My word that goes out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void [empty] but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper that for which I send it to do,” Isaiah 55:11.
This is why we need a ‘right now’ word that will accomplish what it is sent to do.
Synonyms of a ‘right now’ word include: consistently, constantly, forever, anytime, at any point, endlessly, eternally, forevermore, everlasting, and continually.
This is what God is doing in your life in this season or at the present time. He is endlessly, continually, consistently, and constantly giving you the ability to go forth in Him. This is His ‘divine favor’! He is doing it right away/now without delay or hesitation.
In the great sermon on the mount in Matthew 5, 6, and 7, Jesus is emphasizing the true teachings on Christian behavior and discipleship. Live a life that is dedicated to Jesus Christ and His word.
In chapter 5: 3-12 Jesus teaches that the believer must have a personal interest to receive the benefits of being a child of God. To be blessed [translated to be happy] is one of the benefits of being a son and a daughter.
Being with Jesus (having closest association with Him) moved His followers away from religion and religious leaders of that day. It called them back to the message of the Old Testament prophets who taught that heartfelt obedience is more important than the legalistic observance. They no longer believed that by doing good works or by obeying the law, a person earned salvation. You didn’t have to believe in Jesus or be born again as a new person in Christ or have a renewed, committed life. In 1 Samuel, Saul teaches that one must obey the voice of the Lord. “To obey is better than sacrifice.” It’s better than the sacrifice of the fat of rams.
Therefore, remain close in your journey with Jesus and allow Him to guide, protect, and bless your life. As you do so, you walk in your supernatural season of favor.