Scripture :Psalm 5: 12. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Previously, we said there are those that enjoy favour every day and there are those that enjoys favour annually.

Those that enjoys favour every day are the categories of people that are surrounded with favour.

Understand that there’s a possibility in God that you can be surrounded left , right and center with favour the believer’s advantage. How is this possible? That is what we shall be considering today.

Please note that the difference between favour and breakthrough is the frequency of getting the same thing repeatedly. There are those who got breakthrough and they call it favour! If it is favour it must repeat again and again.

Favour is not once and for all because favour is like a garment, once it is put on you, it will continue for life. However, there’s bedrock upon which it runs continuously.

What is the bedrock for continuous favour ?

Our anchor scripture reveals a striking points:

Psalm 5: 12. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

It shows that God is ready and willing to bless the righteous and also shows that the Lord will surround him with favour! To compass him means to surround him. However, the man God is willing to surround with favour like a shield must be the righteous because righteousness is the bedrock of favour.

Who then is the Righteous?

1. The righteous is one who has received Jesus as his/her personal Lord and Saviour:

2 Corinthians 5: 21. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

So when we submit ourselves to the Lordship of Jesus we received a gift called the gift of righteousness which is the ability to stand before God without condemnation and guilt

2. He is one that lived a Righteous life: Someone have asked me before, is it possible to live a righteous life in this wicked world ? I answered yes. Then he argue that there is no body that is righteous and he quoted Rom.3:10 to support his claim. Well, that is quoting scripture out of context because Rom.3:10 describe us before Christ died on the cross to bestowed on us the nature of righteousness!

Today if you are born again, you are the righteous one God is referring to. However, with the gift of righteousness we have received, we are commanded to be righteous. Why?

The God we serve is a God that dwells in righteousness! His throne is established in righteousness!

His nature is righteousness. Hence when we are born into God’s family, God gives us His nature as a gift:

Romans 5: 17. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

And then commanded us to be righteous that is live right :

1 John 2: 29. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.*
And as such we are expected to live a righteous life now that we are born again.

1 John 3: 7. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

You can hear from the scripture above, let no man deceive you, that there’s no need to live a righteous life! Don’t let anyone lie to you that there is no need to practice righteousness, rather choose to obey the word of God.

Beloved, righteousness is do-able! We receive it as a gift and we are expected to maintain it as a lifestyle.

How does righteousness bring favour?

The life style of righteousness attract the anointing that impart favour the Bible said:
Hebrews 1: 9. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Beloved, you can see that righteousness indeed is a bedrock to enjoy daily life of favour.

Don’t live carelessly and expect favour to surround you. If you must be surrounded with favour then be the righteous and live a life of righteousness.

Beloved, don’t live anyhow because you feel your righteousness does not count. By being born again you have been empowered to live right!

To live anyhow is to exposed yourself to calamity, disaster and poverty!

The Bible said:
Proverbs 13: 15. Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Transgressions is violation of spiritual patterns! And It is possible to be born again yet you are a transgressor.

To remain a transgressor is to authorize the devil to take away your clothing of favour. So, don’t make your way hard by living in blunt disobedience! But to live a righteous life is to be clothed with favour!

Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! Who will you blame if you miss heaven? Give your heart to Jesus Christ today!

Prayer points:
– Father thank you for your word to me today!
– Lord, I receive grace to live a life of righteousness and be clothed with favour in Jesus name.

Prophetic Declaration :
– I prophesy the release of the garment of favour upon your life in Jesus name
– Grace to live a righteous life and shun iniquity receive it now in Jesus name.

Assignment: Examine your life any acts of unrighteousness must be avoided at all cost.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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