THE PRINCIPLES OF FAVOUR (part one)

What is favour?
The dictionary defines favour as a piece of help usually to be repaid….
Scripturally favour refers to God’s benevolence towards man….
As a child many grew up knowing that favour comes automatically the moment you become a Christian or perhaps if you’re born into it…
I also grew up hearing the sweet sides of favour but no one ever told me Favour comes with a price!

I’m sure by now you have a lot of questions running through your mind like;
BM woman, Christ died and paid the price for everything,what price is attached to being favoured again?
What does favour really entails?
How can I be favoured?
I want you to know that there’s a price and there are principles too🤗…

So in our subsequent series we would be looking at some scriptural examples of people who obtained favour through principles and the price attached to it…
Today we start with MARY(The Mary’s principle)

THE MARY’S PRINCIPLE
(Luke 1:26-39)

26KJV:And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

27KJV:To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

28KJV:And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among 

From the scripture Mary was espoused to Joseph already,then Angel Gabriel came visiting(Of course it was a visit initiated by God).
The first thing he said to her was “thou art highly favored,the lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women” and he went further to tell her about the birth of Jesus.
“The lord is with thee”; An angel visits a woman for the first time and says that😶,it only implies the angel must have watched Mary commune with the Father(God) overtime…
So it is safe to say her communion/fellowship with the Father attracted an angelic visitation first and then brought favour…
From this we can deduce the first principle to finding favour and that is having a personal relationship with God…
If a woman can apply the principle of communion/fellowship,you’re automatically qualified to enjoy favour…
As earlier said,she was espoused to Joseph and when she was still contemplating on how to explain this mystery pregnancy to Joseph,Angel Gabriel appeared to him(Joseph) and explained the whole process to him…


Here’s the second principle; Never marry or be espoused to a man that can’t host the presence of God….
It is not enough that you can host the presence of God and your spouse can’t do the same…
It becomes so easy to act on instructions when both parties can easily hear from God and some battles are easily won when they’re both in alignment too…
Court and marry a man who hears and listen to God, there’ll be less problems 😊

What’s the price that Mary paid for being favoured?

  • She had continuous fellowship/communion with God…
    The same way you complain of busy schedules now,Mary was busy back then too but she still had time for God…
    It’s possible she gave herself to midnight prayers, fasting and meditations just because she wanted to be close to God ….
    There’s no excuse really for not communing with God..
    If you can spend hours on social media and calls just to gossip,then the time for God is there too…
    She must have been getting in late from work just like you but she had time to talk to God…
    It’s not too late to move closer to God sissy!
  • She identified the kind of grace she carried,it was different from ladies in her generation so she knew a Man who would assist in the delivery of God’s plan was all she needed…
    Remember the Angel confirmed this by saying”blessed art thou amongst women”….
    She wasn’t part of the ladies who are interested in their outward looks with nothing to offer,she was the beyond makeup kinda woman!
    Here’s the question; can God be proud of me even amidst multitudes of women in this generation?
    Can God call me blessed in a world filled with women of misplaced priorities?
    Can God find me reliable to relate with when things are wrong in my environment?
    Can God trust me enough to stand in gap for ladies in my Generation?
    Sissy,I beg of you, identify your purpose on earth and when you do, you’ll understand why it has to be a man from God…
  • Can God trust me enough to house and birth his movements for my generation?
    I oft hear people say “some guys wants to marry spiritual ladies so that they can have someone who covers them in prayers”…
    It’s such a partial disposition…
    God will never keep a lady for a man who can’t cover her back in prayers too…
    God will never give his daughter to a man who can’t hear from him and act on instructions like Joseph…
    God will always keep a Mary for a Joseph!
    Sis, you’re a graced Woman,you are not permitted to settle for just any kind of man…

In the old testament it’s a sin to get pregnant out of wedlock,so you can imagine the level of shame she’d have gone through,then she had the child,withnessed his 33years and the day he was nailed to the cross…
For a moment I felt that pain was too much for a woman the bible claims to be favoured,but then I realized favour doesn’t come cheap,it comes with a price…
So the next time you pray for the mantle of favour like Mary’s, ask yourself, can I pay the price, can I follow the principle?

Get you a man who can handle priestly assignment like Joseph!
Shalom!


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#Shalom

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