SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2019
TOPIC: TIME OF DIVINE FAVOUR
TEXT: Psalm 102:12-28
Ezekiel, one of the exiled prophets, declared the blessedness that would come upon Israel in their return and restoration from Babylonian captivity. He caught a vivid picture of the favour that repentant and restored Israel would enjoy under Jehovah.
These were to include the restoration of the Davidic covenant of peace, riddance of evil beast from their land, safety at home and in the field, multiplication of peace round about Jerusalem, causing the rains to come in their seasons so much that there would be showers of blessings (Ezekiel 34:25,26). God has a pattern of operations. He has always been concerned about the peace, safety and blessings of his people.
The text reveals a set time for God to have mercy upon Zion and favour her. The Psalmist bemoaned the pain and agony he had gone through at the hands of his wicked oppressors and the heathen who had pursued and persecuted Israel.
However, he was confident the Lord would arise on behalf of his people causing the indignation and reproaches of the oppressors to cease while opening the windows of heaven to pour blessings upon Zion.
Whatever form of oppression and suffering you may have been going through over the years, you need to realise this day that the set time for your favour is here. Arise, take up faith and move into a life of favour and breakthrough. This is your day!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
It is your time of favour; rejoice!
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Source: Deeper Life Bible Church