Your Set Time To Be Favoured Has Come, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye
Text: Psalm 102:13 – ‘Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon Zion, for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.’
The month of August 2017 has been declared a month of Unhindered Advancement by God Almighty through His prophet as inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The Wikipedia Dictionary defines the word Unhindered as ‘not obstructed, not slowed or blocked or interfered with’.
The word Advancement is defined as ‘the process of promoting a cause or plan; a development or improvement, progress, growth, improvement, advance, expansion, extension, making a headway, etc.’
Isaiah 54: 2-3 says ‘Enlarge the place of thy tent and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations, spare not, lengthen thy cords and strengthen thy stakes’.
Brethren, God Almighty is saying to someone here today that He will arise and show mercy to you, for your set time to be favoured has come.
The set time for you to move forward, for enlargement, for promotion, for unhindered advancement has come in Jesus in Jesus mighty name.
Psalm 30:5 says ‘weeping might endure in the night but joy comes in the morning’. Your time to rejoice has come in Jesus name.
Psalm 23:5-6 says ‘Thou prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, thou anointed my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness & mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever’.
He says he will make you to advance unhindered and there is nothing anyone or the enemy can do about it because He is in charge, who can battle with The Lord of Hosts, no one, He is the matchless God, if He be for us who can be against us, No one.
Brethren God is not a man that He should lie neither is He the son of man that He should repent, when He says a thing, He does it, when he speaks a thing, he makes it good.
He is saying to someone here today, you have stayed long on this mountain move forward, I am with you, do not be afraid, launch out and I will give you unhindered advancement. (Deuteronomy 1:6)
Brethren the spirt of Kadesh Barnea is a spirit that makes a man or woman go around in circles, it is the spirit that caused the children of Israel to walk around in the wilderness for 40 years, a journey that was supposed to take them 40 days, but because they refused to move forward by obeying God’s simple instructions, they walked around the wilderness aimlessly until they all dropped dead in the wilderness. It was only their children (Joshua, Caleb and their descendants) who were the ones that advanced into the promised land because Joshua and Caleb believed in Jehovah and obeyed his instructions to moved forward and Jehovah grant them advancement into the promised land unhindered, victoriously and triumphantly.
The spirit of Kadesh Barnea is the spirit of almost getting there but never getting there, it is not our portion in Jesus name.
Brethren, please come with me to the Book of Genesis 26:1-13 emphasis on verses 12-13.
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundred fold and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great and went forward and grew until he became very (exceedingly) great.
Brethren the Bible says in Job 5:22, that at destruction and famine we will laugh.
Job 22:29 ‘When men are cast down then thou shalt say, there is lifting up and he shall save the humble person’.
The weather or seasons do not answer to us or to our situations or circumstances but they answer to the word of God, because God is the Creator of everything seen and unseen.
God advanced Isaac unhindered because he took heed to the instructions and commandments of God, the Bible says he waxed great and went forward and he grew (from glory to glory, unhindered advancement) until he became exceedingly great, so much so, that a whole nation began to envy one man (Genesis 26:16).
May men envy you by reason of what Jehovah will do in your life.
May they come to the light of Jehovah in your life.
May they seek to know and serve Jehovah because of His Glory upon your lives in Jesus name.
Our second example is Joseph the 11th son of Jacob. Please we can read up his account from the Book of Genesis Chapters 38-44. As Bible scholars we must study to show ourselves approved, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
His story is a very interesting story, an account of how faithfulness in the things of God pays.
His Father Jacob loved him, I believe because he was a son bore to him in his old age by his favourite wife Rachel, he was a son that listened to and obeyed instruction and so Jacob made him a coat of many colours and this caused his Brothers to dis-like him, as if this was not enough he began to tell them the dreams he had regarding how his brothers were bowing to him and this infuriated them and one day they planned to kill him but for the mercies of God, because God had a Divine purpose for his life, He was destined for greatness, he was raised by God to go ahead to preserve lives including that of his family.
He was eventually sold into slavery to a man called Potiphar, an Officer of Pharaoh, Captain of the Guard, an Egyptian; he bought Joseph from the hands of the Ishmaelite’s.
The Bible says in Genesis 39:2-3 ‘- And the Lord was with Joseph and he was a prosperous man. (A slave a prosperous man) and his Master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand, his Master made him the overseer of his whole household.
But one day Potiphar’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph, she made evil advances to him which he rejected and fled from, but the woman accused Joseph of taking advantage of her and he was thrown into prison by his master.
The Bible says Joseph was put in the section of the prison where the King’s prisoners were bound, and God showed him mercy and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison and he put him in charge.
Brethren, one day God Himself arose for the sake of Joseph for his set time to be greatly favoured had come, the day of his showing, pay day as it were and God caused Pharaoh to have a dream that troubled him and all the magicians, soothsayers and astrologers in the land of Egypt could not interpret the dream.
Suddenly the King’s Butler who used to be in the same prison with Joseph remembered that he and the King’s Baker had a dream and Joseph interpreted the dreams and it came to pass as Joseph foretold it.
Pharaoh summoned for Joseph and by the wisdom of God he interpreted the dream of Pharaoh and this lead to his promotion and unhindered advancement.
Suddenly the man that was sentenced to death for no just cause, eventually sold into slavery, became an illegal immigrant, sent to prison for a crime he did not commit, became a Prime Minister in a foreign land, Pharaoh said to him only on this throne, am I greater, no one lifts a finger in Egypt except you command it.
Brethren it is only Jehovah the God of heaven and earth that can give a man un-hindered advancement. In 1 Samuel 2:7-8 ‘The Lord maketh poor and maketh rich, he bringeth low and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust and lifteth up the beggar from the dung hill, to put them among princes and to make them inherit the throne of glory, for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s and he hath set the world upon them’.
What can stop us from having unhindered advancement?
1. Sin (Potiphar’s Bed)
3. The spirit of lukewarm-ness (He is God let him do as He pleases, a place of being in-different, the word of God does not move us or touch us anymore)
4. Doubt/unbelief, a double standard man/woman cannot receive anything from the Lord. Our faith in God must be up-wavering.
Everlasting Father’s Assembly, may the Lord give you of the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth and plenty of corn and wine.
May He cause people to serve you, may He curse everyone that curses you and bless everyone that blesses you in Jesus Mighty name.
My Father, My Father by your grace and mercy I will advance un-hindered, I will move forward, I will make progress in you from Glory to Glory in you in Jesus name.
The sermon, Your Set Time To Be Favoured Has Come, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye, was delivered on August 13, 2017