“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me…to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Lk. 4:18-19 NET).
In the scripture above, Jesus read the words of Isaiah 61:1-3 to a group of astonished Jews. He announced to them that He had come to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor upon humanity. The Word “year” above is not referring to twelve calendar months, but to a time or season in the divine calendar. In other words, the season of God’s abundant favor for humanity had arrived.
Paul expounded on this and said, “For he says, ‘I heard you at the acceptable time, and in the day of salvation I helped you.’ Look, now is the acceptable time; look, now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:2 NET). He insisted and said “look, now is the accepted time!” What does this mean to you? In the year or season of divine favor, no good thing is withheld from you. God has lavished favor upon humanity in this season of grace, and all you need to do is receive. It is not a time for your personal struggles to make things work for you. It is a season to be immersed in favor and make the maximum use of it. He then tells you to “confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help” (Heb. 4:16 NET). Yes, this is what happens in the season of divine favor! What do you need? Come to the throne of grace, for there is no fear of rejection or denial. It is the year of the Lord’s favor!
The third verse in Isaiah that Jesus quoted above tells us what God does to people in the accepted time. See Isa. 61:2-3.
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Stretch your hands and receive favor in every area of your life today. Look at the Word that addresses your situation, meditate and get it into your spirit and start speaking it out and acting on faith. That’s how you trigger grace in your life!
Ask the Spirit to help you take full advantage of the season of divine favor in your spiritual life, ministry, finances, relationships, etc.
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