All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers.” In Deu 8:1
Are you aware that in the spirit, that there are many Lands each of us are call to possess? In the Old Testament, there were physical Lands, and in the New Testament, there are spiritual lands that God wants you to possess. The word possess come from the Heabrew word which mean : To keep in control., to influence, disposes , to occupy, to expel. But the definition I love the most … To Occupied by driving out previous tenants and possessing in their place. So from God perspective he never expect us to cohabit but to Dispossess and Possess. And today we are called to possess spiritual lands. And today the land that I want to talk about is the l is the land of favor. In Gal 4:28 it says, “Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.” This means that just like God favored Issac, He favors you. It also means that all the blessings that were flowing in Issac life , God expects those same blessings to flow to your. We also see Gen 26:12 , when Issac sowed in a time of famine, that because of the favor that was on his life he begin to prosper. Here we see very clear that inspite of the famine the blessing was stronger and superior than the famine. And the Bible says we are just like Issac. It means that everything that was working in Issac, God expects it to work in your life. That’s favor!
What is favor? Favor is when God raises up someone to use their strength, resources, and connections, to help you fulfill your destery . It might be a friend, family member or a complre stranger. But God is the one doing it. He is the caterlist. This is because you were never supposed to fulfill your destiny all by yourself. And God already raised up millions of people around the world and in your community help you.
Yes millions of people around and in your hood are ready to receive the signal of the Holy Ghost to help you fulfill your destiny. And I am telling you I am excited about it. God is going to breathe on people’s hearts to provoke them to use their resources, connections, and everything they have to Bless YOU! The key now is to locate those people that God has already set in motion to favor you.
Here We see an example of this in Isaiah 45:1-5. This is about a king by the name of Cyrus. Cyrus wasn’t a man of God. He wasn’t even a king of Israel. He was a man that God anointed for Israel’s sake. God raised up Cyrus to bless Israel. Here is what the Bible says.
“45 Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him, And I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron.”
Hear verse 3. This is the promise God made to this Heathen king.
“And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.”
Then, in verse 4, God says,
” For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee.”
He says I am raising you up, and anointing you Cyrus, for my people. Verse 5 is the big one.
“I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:” God says, “Even though you don’t know me Cyrus, I am raising you up, to empower you, so I can bless My people.” As I mentioned, favor is when God raises up a person to use their power, connections and substance to bless you. And God has so many people that he has anointed to do that.
That is why it is important to position yourself so you can connect with your Cyrus. Some folks do not
know how to do that, and they struggle through life. Because we see in this verse that even though Cyrus
did not know God, He still called him. Even though he doesn’t worship God, God still ordained him, to
help His people.
We see another example of this in Psalms 118:6-7. It says, ” The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore, shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.”
When someone decides to help you and work with you, God will empower them. God will do things for them, because they have decided to help you. And I am telling you, we have seen so many testimonies of that.
One example of this that always still will always bless me is when I first became a Christian. Because I had just come to Canada, I could not work. But unbeknownst to me, God moved on the heart of my pastor, and the church board to pay for 3 years of my Bible college. That wonderful church paid for my rent, my books and my tuition. Since that time, God has continued to open so many doors of favour in our lives. And He has also used us to be a blessing to others in different ways.
I can also remember a time back in 2003 when we were headed to Zimbabwe with our team for a crusade, but were trusting God for the finances to make it happen. A few weeks prior to this, the Lord brought a woman to our church with a need. She had close to half a million American dollars locked up in investments in a foreign country, and could not access the funds. So she came for prayer. To make a long story short, all the money was released to her, and she wrote me a cheque for $30,000. It was enough to cover all the expenses of the trip. Isn’t that awesome? I am telling you, God has so many people that He has raised up to help you do what He asked you to do. As I mentioned earlier, that favor is when God raises up someone to use their substance, strength, resources, and connections, to help you fulfill your destiny .
My friend, you were never supposed to fulfill your destiny all by yourself. Just like Jesus needed His disciples, they also needed Him. And just like Jesus needed John the Baptist, he also needed Jesus. We need each other, because frustration comes into your life when you try to fulfill your destiny all by yourself. That is why God will send people to help you fulfill your destiny on the earth today.
In that same crusade I mentioned in Zimbabwe, thousands of people were healed. But one of the miracles that stood out to me in my mind was a 2 year old boy who was in a coma. He was the mayor’s firstborn son. As we went to pray with Him, he was completely healed. His tongue went back into his mouth, and he immediately came out of the coma. I share these testimonies with you for a reason, because we are connected through partnership. And everything God is doing in this ministry, He will do for you. Therefore, do not allow the temporary discouragement to get to you. Wake up and shake yourself off, and keep moving forward, because God has awesome things in store for you. The devil has come too late, because you are a child of destiny.
As I bring this letter to a close, I want to thank you again for standing with my wife and I, as we take this Gospel around the world. As you sow your sacrificial seed today, do it with great expectation of a powerful overflow in your life, and believe it will be multiplied back to you abundantly!
Because our prayer for you today is that the same favor God has shown my wife and I, would be released to you. And today I pray that the blessing of the Lord would be upon you, and that favor would come upon everything you lay your hand upon. In the meantime, keep smiling and know that we love you very much! And always remember that you are a favored child!
Love and BlessingsApostle Everton