Favoured to save a nation

She was favoured to Save a Nation – Katherine Kuhlman

I like the saying “You can’t fight a man with favour!” The saying broken down could sound more like this “You can’t fight a man who God chooses to show God’s grace too!”

The more I read about favour the more it interests more even more. I know God loves us all the same but why does He favour some more than others. We look at some people’s wealth, businesses, family lives, ministries and we wonder to ourselves. Why is this person so liked by God? Everything they touch seems to turn to gold and everything they seem to dream comes to existence. Lets look at some people’s favour.

Esther, the queen of the jews who saved a nation from extinction when the King ordered the death of all the jews. Here we have a woman who is raised by her cousin as his daughter because both her parents have died. Her cousin treats her like his own daughter. He enters her into a beauty pageant when then King is looking for a new queen because his current queen has put his name into disrepute. So there begins this increase amount of favour. She is selected from all the maidens. Then receives the best position in the palace from other maidens and is then selected by the King to be queen. Favour extends even further when she is granted access to speak to the King without him summoning her. Something she could have been killed for. Her request is then followed out by the King. Her childhood looked bleak, her teenage years probably not happier either but for some reason God said Esther you will be the one who I will use to save a people. She was favoured to save a nation.

We can look at another character. The character of Joseph. The dreamer of dreams. A young boy who was favoured by both God and his own father to such an extent that people wanted to kill him. His own brothers couldn’t stand him because his father displayed his favour on Joseph so openly. Joseph was the son of Jacob and Rachel and Jacob gave Joseph a cloak of many colours. Can you imagine how it must have felt for the other brothers? To have this son parading his cloak around you and having him watch over you. The brothers wanted to kill him and eventually settled on selling him as a slave. There’s something they forgetting though. Favour rests on Joseph and you can’t stop a man with favour. Joseph finds himself in many predicaments that some of us would have cringed for and said we should have just died in the pit but his favour gets him into high places. From being thrown into prison to managing the prison to eventually managing a nation. Who God selects man cannot stop. Joseph was favoured to save a nation.

The pattern continues with the story of Moses. A jewish boy who was supposed to be killed as a baby but because of favour and a very wise mother saw his life shift. From being a normal jewish baby to being found by a Pharoah’s sister. Basically a princess said I want to adopt him after finding him into a basket in a river. His biological mother is then called to nurse him. Moses is educated in a palace as a son even though he is of Jewish decent. Moses runs away into the wilderness where God fetches him. Moses had to return to lead the jews out of Egypt. God did not have him saved for no reason. God did not have him reared in a palace for no reason. Moses was favoured by God to perform a particular task. He was favoured to save a nation.

Your favour is never for you but because God loves the people around you, hence he chose you – Bill Johnson

When favour shows up in our lives we start to look at the wealth, miracles, signs, wonders, positions, influence and so many other doors God opens to us but we forget about the people around us. We relocate to other ends of the world and we move to bigger cities. We buy bigger houses and drive fancier cars. There is nothing wrong with being blessed. They say the rich get richer and it’s because they have learnt to steward their wealth. Then what is the real question we should be asking ourselves? Could it be that God wanted to use us in a way bigger capacity than we could have ever imagined or do we hold onto what looks good to our materialistic eyes and not beyond the now? Every story of favour mentioned saved a nation. The favour is never just for you but because he loves the people around you and you are the one he wants to use to make the difference. What if you were born for a time such as this?

Esther 4 verse 14

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will
arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who
knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”

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~ by shannonbhana on November 3, 2012.

3 Responses to “Favoured to save a nation”

  1. Great post. Inspiring!

  2. Thank you 🙂

    • Yes, for a time such as this… *mwah!:)
      *(While you’re still a little known “Revivalist”, I am going to “*mwah” on your posts..Lol)…

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