God is for You! Seven Declarations God makes over you.
Tucked away in Leviticus are seven incredible declarations God makes over us. I believe these promises are more relevant now than they were then. Be empowered with this Kingdom motivational minute.
Tucked away in the book of Leviticus are five amazing verses holding seven powerful promises that you can declare throughout your week. I would suggest taking one promise per day (or do all seven each day) and adding it to your prayer and declaration list to keep yourself constantly aware that the Lord is for you and that His face shines upon you.
Lev. 26:9-13 9 “‘I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you. 10 You will still be eating last year’s harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new. 11 I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you. 12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people. 13 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.
"I will look on you with favor" - To “favor” is to show exceptional kindness to someone; preferential treatment. The one favored is treated with generosity and goodwill far beyond what is normally be expected. From the word favor, we get the word, favorite. You are His favorite. Live today as one whom God, your Father, highly favors!
"I will make you fruitful" - Fruitfulness is a result of favor, and it means to flourish. As favored ones, God will be with you, and live through you, in the assigned places He has called you. He is the one that makes us fruitful; we cannot do this apart from Him. Ask Him to pour His life through yours, and fruitfulness will result.
"I will increase your numbers" - When we are fruitful, there is increase. He wants to bless us with children and fill the earth with His glory. But I believe there is a further application. God blesses us with growth. Growth in our business. Growth in our influence. Growth in our anointing. Even through trials, there is increase.
"I will keep my covenant with you. You will still be eating last year’s harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new.” I love this. No matter what, your Heavenly Father is committed to you. When he created you, He knew what He was getting himself into! There is never a moment when His covenant weakens. The promise here is supernatural provision in this season. Regardless of the political climate, supernatural provision is promised. Prophetically, something new is coming, so make sure you are prepared to move out the old when the new arrives.
"I will put my dwelling place among you" - He places His presence in your midst. His light and glory are in AND around you. His face shines upon you. Nothing can replicate nor replace the value of God’s presence in our lives. This is so amazing that there is not enough space here to give it justice. Just meditate on this one.
"I will walk among you and be your God" - The word “walk” can be better translated, “have a conversation.” He is both walking and talking with you throughout your day. Become aware of His presence. Lean into His voice. Find out what He is doing and wants to do in and through you as you go about your day and week. Like Jesus, live from the presence in response to the Father, and not in reaction to the devil.
"I enabled you to walk with your heads held high" - This literally means to “walk as free people”, not as slaves. You are saved, redeemed, and blood-bought. The power of sin is broken off you. You stand favored, not condemned. You are no longer a victim but victorious in Christ. If God is for you, who can be against you! Hold your head up high! Be intentional. Be bold. Be thankful. God has given you the power to live the Kingdom life victoriously!
These promises keep our hearts in a place of faith and hope in the season we are in. Make a habit of declaring these promises out loud. Give it a try and see how each promise found in His Word impacts your heart, mind and actions this week.
These promises are indeed wonderful and worthy of our attention, but they were merely a shadow of things to come. They need to be viewed through the lens of the NEW Covenant, where their fulfillment is even more powerful. The Old Testament is about a VISITATION relationship with God. Jesus' life and death fulfilled the terms of the Mosaic Covenant. His resurrection introduced the NEW and better Covenant (Heb 8:6). We live in a HABITATION Covenant - Father put Jesus in me and put me into Jesus! We are new creations; the old man is dead (Rom 6). In Christ, we were given "us all things that pertain to life and godliness." (2Pet 1:3) The Holy Spirit teaches us to abide in Jesus so that we can "grow up into Him in ALL things, which is the head, even Christ" (Eph 4:15).