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Scripture :1 Samuel 2: 26. And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD, and also with men.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! In Mathematics, I learnt that there is a plane called vertical (usually Y-axis) on a graph paper, and also a horizontal plane (usually X-axis) on graph paper!

These two planes form two dimensional planes! So when talking about two dimensional objects, we talk about the length and the width. Sorry for bothering you with Maths!

Now this is what the Holy Ghost is teaching us today, that just as we have two dimensional planes in life so also favour is two dimensional.

Just as you measure your land in terms of length and width, so also favour has length and width!

What are the two dimensions of favour?

A. Vertical dimension : This speak of favour with God!

Favour with God is in the spiritual realm but it determines how far you can enjoy favour in this earth realm. Favour with God is the determinant of every controlling force that exists around a man!

What happens when you are in favour with God?

1. You enjoy open heaven:
Luke 2: 52. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

As Jesus was growing up, the first thing he enjoyed was favour with God! As a result of that he enjoyed open heaven!

Luke 3: 21. Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

Beloved, do you know that most of our struggles herey on earth is as a result of closed heaven?

The day you secure an open heaven over your life, an end comes to struggle.

This is because when the heaven is open, expect rain! The arrival of rain is the end of dry season! It is the termination of unwanted dust that have settled over your life that promotes misrepresentation.

The arrival of rain is the commencement of fresh air, fresh growth etc.

2. Favour with God brings revelation (1 Sam 2: 26).

Samuel grew and was in favour with God! The result is that he was in touch with revelation;

1 Samuel 3: 21. And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.

Beloved, if you are one of such who enjoy maximum revelation, don’t take it for granted because it is a sign that you are in favour with God!

Favour grants you access to revelation! It makes you see what others don’t see! It grants access to light that will set you apart!

Revelation keeps you in a class of your own. Infact, your distinction in life is a function of how much revelation you are in touch with.

B. Horizontal dimension : This speaks of favour with men!

What happens when you are in favour with men?

1.It is what makes men like you and are willing to help you! In the life of Samuel he enjoyed favour with men and he became a successful prophet(1Sam.3:20).

2. Favour with men makes men to abandon their needs to meet your needs! Everyone that has ever shown you favour has a need.

Even if they don’t have a need, they have relatives who are in need! Yet they choose to help you because favour compels them to do so. This is why you need favour with men.

Sometimes, God sends His angel who comes in human form just to minister to your needs because you are in favour with man and God.

Even in our Lord Jesus’ ministry, favour with man makes women to minister to Him:

Luke 8: 3. And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.

Beloved, ensure you are not only in favour with man! Let the favour you are pursuing be the two dimensional (both with man and God).

Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real, if you miss heaven you can never miss hell! So, decide for Jesus Christ today!

Prayer points:
– Father thank you for your word to me today,
– Lord, I receive favour with God and man in Jesus name.

Prophetic Declaration :
– I prophesy the release of both favour with God and man upon your life in the name of Jesus!
– May you enjoy an open heaven from henceforth in the name of Jesus.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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