“Thou shall arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come…When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory… This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord.” – Psalm 102:13-18
In the scripture above, David spoke prophetically concerning the new creation. We can tell this from the latter part that says: “This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord” (Psalm 102:18). “The generation to come,” and “the people which shall be created” refers to the new creation – they’re the ones who have stepped into this wonderful blessings prophesied by David. So, if you’re born again, the promise of God to arise and have mercy upon Zion has been fulfilled in your life, hence the set time for God to favour you is now!
Favour means friendly regard shown toward another especially by a superior; it means gracious kindness; a special privilege or right granted you-especially that which you didn’t deserve. It also means an advantage bestowed on you to your benefit. It’s akin to the word “mercy” as used in the beginning part of the opening scripture, which in the original Hebrew text refers to “a deep expression of love”. Therefore, bearing in mind the contextual Hebrew connotation, the beginning part of our opening scripture should read: “Thou shall arise and have deep love for Zion; for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.”
This is your set time to experience unprecedented favour and God’s manifold blessings in every area of your life. Doors and opportunities that can’t be humanly explained have been open to you by the Spirit of God; you’ll continually be regarded, celebrated and marvellously helped because you’ve found favour with God, and in the sight of men. The favour of God upon your life has qualified you to experience the great and glorious benefits of the Kingdom. No wonder the Apostle Paul delightfully exclaimed in Colossians 1:12 “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet (qualified) to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light…!”
You’re the favoured child of a loving God; therefore you cannot be disadvantaged. The Bible says “For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield” (Psalm 5:12). That means you’re dressed with God’s favour everywhere you go. Become conscious of this reality.
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Dear Father, thank you for your favour that surrounds me as a shield. You’ve brought me forth into this life of favour and unprecedented blessings, where things always turn out for my good, doors of opportunity open unto me, and people take it upon themselves to do me good! Thank you for making my life the story of grace, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Exodus 12:36; Daniel 1:9; Luke 2:52