“And He said to them, ‘why did you seek me? Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?’ But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them…” Luke 2:49
A few weeks ago while meditating for a scheduled teaching on our weekly FaceBookLIVE program, I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit whispering in my ear, “The next six months will be a season of increase.”
We know, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17). A prophetic utterance has to be embraced under an atmosphere of faith for it to have any lasting or effective value. So I invite you to carefully examine this Word and after doing that then decide whether you are to release your faith to appropriate this word or just ignore it. You decide.
There are always two elements during a season of increase: Wisdom and Favor. In the context of the verse at the top of the page, Jesus at twelve years of age was engaged in nothing but going about His Father’s business.
“And Jesus increased in Wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” -Luke. 2:52
What is “favor“? Favor can be defined as, “The attraction of God to you; that which releases an influence through you so that you have every resource you need to in order to materialize and accomplish the assignment God gives you.” (Lance Wallnau).
In an exchange of questions and answers with the teachers, during this event at the synagogue, they were amazed at His wisdom. (verse 47-48). In order to increase, you need wisdom and favor to be present. This is how you will be able to accomplish your given assignment in life. But of course, there also has to be an attitude on your part to bring into manifestation these two elements from above. You are going to need three things:
- Delight yourself in the Lord, rejoice in the Lord always.
“Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” –Psalm 37:4
- Seek His presence; in other words, like Jesus, you must be about your Father’s business.
“As the deer pants for the water brooks. So pants my soul for you, oh God. My soul thirsts for God…For the living God”. –Psalms 42
- You must make God the number one priority in your life. What is our greatest priority? The First Commandment says: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me.” -Exodus 20:2-3
If you follow this simple formula during the next six months and beyond, I can assure you things will no longer be the same in your life. You will increase in everything that you do. You will be able to carry out the assignment Father God has given you successfully.