One of the most auspicious events of personal faith, in spite of insurmountable obstacles, was the day when Moses walked through the golden halls of Egypt’s Royal Palace and requested that pharaoh let his entire slave workforce go free. Not only had Moses been a fugitive from justice for 40 years, but he was also a descendent of slaves ~ the same population in bondage that he was requesting to be liberated.
Any random palace guard could have killed Moses on the spot and probably been rewarded for the deed. But that day Moses walked through literally hundreds of potential life-threatening obstacles and never wavered concerning his task ~ to face the most powerful man in the world and request freedom for the entire workforce of his nation. The only protection that Moses could depend on was the invisible cloak of God’s divine favor.
Each of you who are reading these words is also receiving the same cloak of favor in your life. The whirlwind of glory that God is sending to the city of San Francisco is clothing every one of us with God’s divine favor. I am personally amazed by the power and glory of this invisible cloak. Not long ago, in a visit to a hospital ward, my family and I were surrounded by a whole staff of nurses and doctors, as they asked us openly about the Lord Jesus and how to get His divine favor.
Suddenly I looked at my daughter Rocky, as we walked my mother out of the ward and away from the attention of the adoring nurses, and said, “What just happened in there?” Rocky smiled at me with her beautifully kind face full of youthful wisdom and replied, “Daddy, they’re responding to God’s divine favor.” At that point one of the nurses rushed out to usher us to the car ~ so we could share more about the Lord with her.
Recently, Sandy and I were ushered into, by private invitation, one of the world’s most powerful ruling companies in the world. And there, to our surprise, we learned that the receptionist was filled with the Holy Spirit ~ and then, to our amazement, likewise the corporate executive we were having the appointment with. Here we were, in the golden halls of American power, and we found out that God had already placed the appropriate Spirit-filled people in position to handle the task that was set before us.
All of us, who are on this journey to do God’s perfect will in the Renaissance Revival that is occurring in the city of San Francisco, must realize that the Lord has set His pathway before us and He has prepared every step of the way. Remember, He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end ~ and also every Greek alphabet letter along the way.
Yes, the cloak of favor is invisible. It cannot be seen when you look at yourself in the mirror. And yet others are able to see it, they can feel it, and recognize it in their “knower”. Something about you makes you attractive to everyone that is hungry for the presence of God. This is divine favor. It is given to you and you can use it in anyway you see fit.
But like all the great kings of old, be wise concerning God’s power and use it to give Him the glory. Choose to walk in humility, for if you’re not careful you will think people love and bless you because you’re just so smart, so clever, and so handsome (or beautiful). What a joke! When divine favor started happening to me I knew it was only due to God’s glory and His wonderful power.
I am still the same old Richard Gazowsky that I’ve always been. As a matter of fact, even saying my own name disgusts me because I know that anything that is happening to me is due to God’s bountiful loving favor. For my flesh is like the grass of the field that can quickly be cut down by God’s lawn mower that easily shears human pride down to size.