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By Todd Bentley Prepare for Supernatural Grace! God is imparting and releasing supernatural grace to His people in this hour to empower them to live an overcoming Christian life! As you continue to read and if you open your heart to the ministry of the Holy Spirit, I believe you will receive an impartation of supernatural grace by faith! Supernatural grace encompasses grace and favor - and great grace: otherwise known as "grace, grace." I want to describe what supernatural grace encompasses in more detail, so that you will have a solid understanding. The Greek word for grace in the New Testament is the same word for favor. Grace is the unmerited favor of God, but it's more than this. The grace of God is the favor and kindness that He gives without regard to the worth or merit of the one who receives it, in spite of what that same person deserves. Think of it as God being kind and good to us, even if we don't deserve it. Both grace and favor can come as a tangible presence upon our lives. Grace and favor is also an anointing that can be imparted and transferred, although, in the Body of Christ, we haven't really thought of grace and favor in this way before. God also wants us to understand a higher level of grace He has for His people - Great Grace - which He is releasing to equip us with His supernatural power for the coming healing revival. Great grace comes as a sovereign anointing and is a supernatural function of the Holy Spirit coming upon us to do impossible feats by the Spirit of grace. Now, in the rest of this teaching, we will discuss, in depth, the biblical concepts of favor, grace, and great grace. Favor The favor of God is because of God's love. Another definition of favor is "pleasure, desire, and delight." Favor happens when God turns to us and He is pleased with us - favorable towards something especially what is pleasing and desirable to Him. It has nothing to do with us. I believe it's possible for God to give us favor even if we haven't fasted and prayed enough, or we haven't given enough. Now let's examine several benefits of favor. Jubilee Freedom It's time to come into our destiny! In January, the Holy Spirit began to speak to me from of the book of Isaiah, that it's time "...to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord" (Isaiah 61:2). The word "acceptable year" means the "favorable year." This is the year of the Lord's favor, and I'm standing in faith for this!

because of God's favor and anointing we've turned away an average of 300-400 international invitations in just six months this year. I know of different ministries in a battle. mainly because they don't have the resources. the release of all our property. proclaim.like a tangible anointing when everything in our lives will increase as far as the opportunities of God. under the anointing of God's Spirit. today's believers struggle to walk in the favor of God. I have enough invitations for 300 preachers! That's why I raised up 12 anointed . and how he grew on. and yet they cry. and he grew in favor with the Lord and also with man (1 Samuel 2:26). and He's going to release His grace. I want more favor on my life!" We need to realize that it is possible. and the release of our investments. All these things! God released them on Jubilee! We love Jubilee and we pray that God will bring about Jubilee. in one instant it's possible to come into a Holy Ghost meeting. "God. Samuel. the release of all slaves . There's an opening for us to come into the Jubilee anointing and blessing.The favor of God brings the blessing of the Lord. A sovereign anointing can come upon our lives. Growing in Favor Jesus increased in favor: "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature. Jubilee is the cancellation of all debt. and decree favor and Jubilee. that we can prophesy. therefore. are hindered from doing what God has purposed for them. The Bible tells us about the child. Scores of believers sow faithfully into the blessing of God and walk in the principles of favor. and hundreds of other invitations in North America had to be declined. and in the next moment receive a tangible anointing called "favor" upon our lives. The favor of God brings everything we need in the natural to do what God has called us to do. To give you an illustration . It will come on us like Joseph's coat of many colors . but are still on the telephone trying to get meetings and struggling to support one staff member. Jubilee heralds the return of our sons and daughters. It's possible to walk in a level of favor with God and man that we have never experienced before. and in favor with God and man" (Luke 2:52). I want to say there is an anointing of God's Spirit to bring us into the acceptable year. resulting in increased favor. I believe that we have to increase in favor with God first and then we will increase in favor with man. a place of liberty and release just like the year of Jubilee.both with God and man! More and more believers are going to come into the anointing that brings the favor of God. If we have the favor of God we will have everything else we need. It can happen that fast! The moment we proclaim: "Favor!" then tangible favor is released.all the bondage in our lives. and everything that comes in Jubilee will come into our lives the moment we speak the word. but I am saying this is the year of the Lord's favor. However. ministries that have been operating for 20 years. Many haven't grown in the level of favor and. With Jubilee. I want to say that it's time to grow on in the favor of the Lord . There are times of testing before we come into the favor. But God is going to break that Spirit of poverty and lack.

We're not going to let up or shut up! With the anointing. "You will grow like a cedar" (Psalm 92:12b). we are still blessing others. and people are still getting saved and healed..a life-giving freshness that nurtures a new anointing and constant revelation.we stop contending for miracles and going on with the gospel. We can possess these strengths! Fruitfulness is another immense benefit of the anointing . My horn is my strength. depth. we are still in revival. and flourishing. When God anoints our horn. to increase. and disappointed. we begin to live in freshness and constant revelation. In a dry and thirsty land we are flourishing! There is fruit and much fruit that remains . God is heavily on our side and wants to replace a poverty mindset with a bigger. So. we will flourish and prosper like a palm tree.. They shall still bear fruit in old age. We'll book meetings for them and send them out.not only at a young age . fat.we cast off restraint. He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. When we get tired. This resilient tree is one of the only trees that can grow in a dry and thirsty land. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.laborers and that's why I want to raise up 100. So why do we have the favor of God? The answer is: the anointing.12-15 The first thing that happens when the anointing touches our lives is a release of vision. fruitful vision." Psalm 92:10. abundant. We want to run again. discouraged. they shall be fresh. and it's our destiny. But people without vision perish! Without vision we become lazy and complacent . even when revival is over. our purpose. The righteous shall still bear fruit. and revelation. God wants us to succeed. green. The Anointing I'm going to share several points about the anointing and its influence on increase: "But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox.The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree. They shall be fresh and flourishing to declare that the Lord is upright. And we preachers need a word of encouragement here. It's a preacher's anointing. But not when God anoints our strength. fresher. We can enjoy fresh manna every morning. When fresh oil comes upon our lives.. and purpose. He is my rock and there is no unrighteousness in Him. because I can't be everywhere.. The cedar is one of the mightiest trees in Israel and it symbolizes spiritual maturity.harder and faster. I want to say that it's God's will for us to bear much fruit that remains. it's our strength... roots. Hallelujah! Two Anointings: The Holy Spirit and Power .but even at our old age. strength.followed by freshness. My horn is exalted like the wild ox. Isn't that what we want in the kingdom? What Does the Primary Purpose of the Anointing Empower us to Do? A primary purpose of the anointing is to empower us to declare the gospel and the testimony of Jesus that He is upright and there is no unrighteousness in Him. I have been anointed with fresh oil. our vision. and we don't want to go on in the vision .

for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them. God Has Favorites! Let's think once again about the increase of favor. Jesus was anointed with two anointings: the Holy Spirit and power. We're talking about fulfilling our dreams. we love you. More than Enough Real prosperity means fulfilling our vision and having more than enough to do what God has called us do to. Then we are productive and in a place where we multiply by raising up sons and daughters. The ministries that attracted me in the beginning were the ministries like Benny Hinn. We're talking about favor and we're talking about souls. we are going to plant schools all over the world. there were seasons when no one was lacking. Let me make this statement: God loves each of us with an . We're not talking about money. (Of course we need to money in order to do this. They don't want to be dry and thirsty. and the favor will take care of everything else. That's the anointing. We're talking about crusades and about having opportunities to preach the gospel. It really isn't about success. and laid them at the apostles' feet.smeared with the Holy Spirit. regardless of his style being a little bit older than what I am used to. Many believers want to volunteer and help in this ministry. "Nor was there anyone among them who lacked." And I'm like. like a massage.People love to be around the anointing. Then some "as it is in heaven" rubs off on us and we carry this realm everywhere we go.) God's will is to give us favor so that we will have fruit and a bigger vision. a lot of older folks say. and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold. Instead of planting one church. bringing the proceeds and laying them at the apostles' feet so they could distribute to anyone that had need. because of the presence and the anointing of God. and they distributed to each as anyone had need. People sold their possessions and lands. We're not after the material blessing that favor brings. In Bible times. we're after the favor. seeing the power of God as people get saved. why not plant 10 churches? I'm not starting with planting one school. like having the oil poured on and rubbed in. God wants us to acquire buildings and lands where we can facilitate the training of believers for the harvest." (Acts 4:34-35) Most of us would like to be in a position where people just come and bless us for the work of the ministry. Some believers get hung up on the different styles and some don't. God's will is to prosper our lives so that we can win souls! Believers need to be out of debt so they can freely go into the nations and win souls. and delivered. We often don't understand that the love of God and the favor of God are two different things. Even though I look different than most Christians. "Todd. healed. It's possible to be anointed with the Holy Spirit . "Really? Why?" "Because we love the anointing!" They know the genuine.

she could ask what she wished.but favor is different. the King held out the royal scepter and asked. he had a heart that was after God.unconditional love . Then Esther went near and touched the top of his scepter. and an allowance! "Now the young woman pleased him. while the King sat on his royal throne in his royal house. "But listen! You have had a heart that has been hungry for Me! Your heart has been hungry for My presence. Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given to you .up to half the kingdom!" Because she had favor with the King. and she obtained his favor." Esther 2:9 What an example! The first thing that happens when we come into favor with the King is that God will move us into the royal palace . sacrifice. that she found favor in his sight. so he readily gave beauty preparations to her. When we think of all the ways that we come short.up to half the kingdom!" Esther 5:1-3 When Queen Esther received favor. Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given to you . let's not miss this: There is a crucial principle that brought this favor . I may have Him reward me more. However. and the King held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. we may not have as much favor and anointing.the place of ruling and reigning. when the King saw Queen Esther standing in the court. facing the entrance of the house.. Why? Because God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.namely. so her beauty preparations were readily given to her. God honors intimacy. suffering. Even though at times David's life was a mess. Initially she spent six months in the oil. The next thing that will happen is God will say. That's one of the keys to the anointing.. God does respond to the one whose heart is after Him a heart like David's.even though there wasn't always the holiness. It wasn't long before she obtained the notice and favor of the official in charge. So it was. God is saying. Two examples of this are when God favored Joseph above all his brothers (Genesis 37) and when God favored Jacob above Esau by giving Esau's inheritance to Jacob (Genesis 27). and the King said to her. She was taken from the safety of her uncle's home and ushered into the royal palace because the King was looking for a new Queen. So if we're not seeking Him as passionately and diligently as the next person. I want to spend as . besides her allowance. "What do you wish. and the oil represents death. but He favors some above the rest. His heart-attitude was that he wanted to be right with God . The anointing is in intimacy. across from the King's house. "Give him/her an allowance!" Wouldn't we all like the King of the universe to give us an allowance because we found His favor? "Here is a line of credit!" Her exciting life-story goes on: "Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the King's palace. and he moved her and her maidservants to the best place in the house of the women. and if you'll seek and pursue My presence. preparation! She prepared herself because she was hungry and desperate to find favor." That's where the anointing is guys. God loves everyone in the kingdom the same. and dying to the flesh. "What do you wish. depending on how desperate I am to seek Him. God can actually favor someone more than someone else. Then seven choice maidservants were provided for her from the king's palace. Preparing for Favor Now let's look at the book of Esther.

She kept herself clean and pure . from Twitter for iPhone . If we're going to be moved from where we're living in our Christian lives into the royal palace and given an allowance. I know that part of what I am sharing is getting us hungry for the presence of God and for the anointing. the fragrance of Jesus. free from the spots that were in the world. These are days where God is about to pour out His presence. without spot.she wanted favor with the King. She embraced one thing . These are days when God is about to pour out divine visitation. She fasted. It's time to search after Him right now. the presence of God. (He was an unrighteous King and maybe she had no choice. it's going to take us preparing our lives like Esther prepared her life.) It's time to prepare ourselves for intimacy with God. but God was moving her into a place of ruling and reigning to save His chosen people. if we're going to be moved into a place of ruling and reigning. It's time to remain in the house of God and to be friends with God. but they're not ready to pay the price to get the favor. We need to be like Esther if we're going to get favor with the King and ask what we wish. It's time to have a place of intimacy in His presence and to seek Him with all our heart.a virgin. (Esther 4:16) Are You Hungry for the Presence of God and for the Anointing? Many people want the favor and the blessing that comes with the favor. By Todd Bentley WRITINGS All Writings Articles Missions Reports Desk of Todd Bentley Reports from the Road Honoring our Partners Testimonies TWITTER @IAMTODDBENTLEYCONTACT INFO Love Never Fails!!! Posted about 20 hours ago.much time as I can in the oil! Then she was in the perfumes for six months.