Did You Know You Are Highly Favored by God?

The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Luke 1:28 NIV

Can you imagine how Mary, the mother of Jesus, must have felt?

She was young and about to walk through a time of difficulty and social humiliation. She was having a visitation from the Lord and had an amazing calling on her life. But like many things we are called to, there’s often a time of challenge before we get there.

God said, “Many people have had promises that have not yet been fulfilled. You have gone through a difficult time, but I want you to know that you are highly favored!”

We are living in a time right now unlike any other in history. Just like Jesus’ birth caused pains both physically and spiritually for His family, the world is going through birth pains of the coming great revival.

Season of encouragement

… like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—and whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:3 NIV

The season is changing and God is going to bring you encouragement. Those who have been running low on hope or had their dreams dashed—you can expect an amazing change this Christmas season.

The change of season is going to bring new fruit and living water into your life from the Holy Spirit. Expect to see blessings start flowing your way.

Watch for dreams at night

In the original Christmas story in Matthew 1–2, God used dreams on five occasions to announce the coming of Jesus and also to save His life. God speaks through dreams and we can expect to receive dreams, visions and deeper revelation starting at Christmas time.

This time of year is a time to encourage one another with this hope. You can watch for some amazing dreams and visions to start coming over the next few months. God is going to visit you with a greater understanding of your calling and reveal why things have been so difficult to break through.

And don’t forget … you are highly favored by God!

Blessings,


Doug Addison

DougAddison.com

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Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerful, positively funny teaching style and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where he is impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

    • Christine Hilliard
    • January 8, 2018
    Reply

    Dear Doug, today was the first day I was able to get on the computer and see your message. I had a relapse of an autoimmune illness the entire month of December to present. Your words have confirmed the hope that God gave me a few days ago. Thank you!!!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 9, 2018
      Reply

      Bless you Christine. Agreeing with you full healing in your entire body. God loves you so much.

    • Joy
    • December 26, 2017
    Reply

    I receive this word for me and my family this season, in Jesus name. I’m grateful for the messages of encouragement send by Doug. God bless him, his family and his ministry.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 27, 2017
      Reply

      We are so glad you enjoy Doug’s messages. Bless you!

    • Carlette Motty
    • December 25, 2017
    Reply

    Thank you Doug for what you do for the Kingdom. I look forward every day to read what The Lord is giving you to share with us all. All Praise and Glory to Him!!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      We’re so glad you enjoy Doug’s writings. Bless you!

    • Mary B.
    • December 25, 2017
    Reply

    The opposition is fierce and relentless. I have nearly lost hope in mankind and yet, cannot. There is work to be done for eternity on behalf of Our Lord who died so that we could live. I am torn and thankful for your encouraging words. I have seen and heard many by many and still await the prize. Maranatha…The Blessed Hope. Many Blessings, carry on.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      Yes Mary, there is a lot to be done here on Earth. As long as we keep going and do not give up, we win! Bless you!

    • Marcela
    • December 25, 2017
    Reply

    What a precious Word and Christmas Gift. I receive it! Thank you

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      Woohoo! Bless you Marcela!

    • Margie
    • December 25, 2017
    Reply

    Thank You for these words of encouragement I need a financial break thru so I can move to a new location to start a church. And a health break thru
    Thank You, Lord!

    • Nahomie Riche
    • December 25, 2017
    Reply

    Thank you Doug for this word I feel is prophectic for me. I didn’t know you have written this until I recieved your Christmas email today on Christmas! The Lord has been encouraging me concerning this Christmas Season I feel about Breakthrough and coming out of my Wilderness Season. I believe The Lord wanted Mr to recieve this Word by you on Christmas Day for a reason. Everything you spoken about Breakthrough and visitation is what The Lord has been speaking to me. I know it’s eventually going to happen, I’m hoping it will be before this year is over. Thank you for service to The Lord. Thank you for Christmas email, Merry Christmas to you and your staffs God bless you.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      Awesome Nahomie! I am so glad Doug’s word has encouraged you. Good things are on the way! Bless you during this season!

    • Anna
    • December 25, 2017
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    Dear Doug, family, and staff:
    Although I went through one of the most difficult seasons ever, My health was affected, and God is A PROMISE KEEPER. He is the Promise. He is who HE says He is. HE IS THE HEARLER, I hung onto God promises, AND continue because of the Hope given to me by the webinars, phone calls, books,,blogs and fellowship with the Doug Addison family ( on the phone and FB) All through the ministry of InLightconnection . I cant thank you and your team for the ministry you have, and I pray that you all receive God s abundant grace at Christmas and through the up coming year.
    God Bless
    Anna
    from New Jersey

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      Aw, thank you Anna. We appreciate all your kind words. It is our joy to be apart of what God is doing in your life. We love you and pray you have a wonderful new year!

    • RAbraham
    • December 25, 2017
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    it’s Christmas on this side of the world. I expect to hear from God tonight.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      Awesome Rabraham! Bless you!

    • Annetta
    • December 25, 2017
    Reply

    Thanks so much. God knows I need this so bad. I’m looking forward to seeing new chapter in my life, no door open, new beginnings.
    Merry Christmas Doug and family

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      Awesome Annetta. I pray your new chapters, doors and beginnings are blessed.

    • Barbara Naylor
    • December 25, 2017
    Reply

    Oh what an amazing encouragement for a breakthrough,things have been a little hard the last seven months. My fiancé and I have been seperated,but now his Visa Application is in the Immigration office for him to come to Australia,so we can marry,they said 28 days.
    Please pray that we are successful.
    Thank you for your daily encouragement,most days I believe they speak to me personally.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. ❤️🎄🙏🙏

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      Agreeing for you both to be reunited. Bless you and your future marriage!

    • Kim
    • December 25, 2017
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    P.S. The dreams have started back up again; I was grateful to hear in your monthly prophetic webcast to hear that your dreams come and go in seasons. That normalized my experience! The Lord is also giving revelation and understanding of how some dreams fit with others; it’s fascinating and exciting! Thanks, again…

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      Yay! That is awesome Kim! I always love when my dreams kick back into gear. As Doug often advises, write them down to keep track of what God is saying. Bless you!

    • Kim
    • December 25, 2017
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    Dear Doug and InLight team: I brought a small Advent calendar/devotional with me to Mongolia, as something to guide me through the Christmas season. The first reading was from Luke 1 (Which I didn’t start until Dec. 6), so I read that. When I got to the account of Zechariah going into the temple to burn the incense and the angel appearing to him (v.13), I read: “But the angel said to him: “You who are highly favored of the Lord, do not be afraid, Zechariah; you prayer has been heard.” Something drew me back to re-read this portion of Scripture. The part ‘You who are highly favored of the Lord’ was NOT in the text!!!” (NIV). I KNEW it went with the part, ‘ your prayer has been heard’… I went back and read it two more times and it wasn’t in the Bible… at least at this part of the Scripture! I never got beyond v. 17, because I was “blown away” that the Lord would say this to me! I just meditated on it and wrote the occurrence in my journal. Thanks, Doug, for confirming that God DOES say this to His children! Praying blessing and joy over your family and the entire InLight team!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      How cool Kim! Thanks for sharing with us. You ARE highly favored by God. Bless you during this season!

    • Macharia
    • December 25, 2017
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    Thanks Doug. You have been a blessing to me and I always look up to the daily prophetic word.

    I can strongly relate with this word and I receive it in. Looking forward to a great time in Jesus Name.

    God bless you. Merry Christmas

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      Good things are here and on the way Marcharia! Bless you!

    • Nikki Lerbakken
    • December 23, 2017
    Reply

    I sure do hope so.
    This year has been so hard emotionally.
    We have been deliberately stolen from & taken advantage of. AND , we have been wrongly accused and rejected.
    My heart hurts so today. So many big changes this Christmas Season. And Grieving.
    Only Jesus could turn this around for HIS GLORY and My Good.
    -Nikki

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      God is with the broken hearted Nikki. God loves you so much and sees all you have been through. Bless you and your family.

    • Marcela
    • December 23, 2017
    Reply

    I receive this Word in this season! Expecting breakthrough for me and family! Thank you for the encouragement. I bless y’all . Merry Christmas!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      Amen! It’s so good to always be expectant. Bless you Marcela!

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    Thank you so much for this encouragement. My Christmas events are over and I have nothing else on my calendar. I’m asking the Lord what I should expect, if anything, between now and 2018! 🙂

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      Good question! As Doug has been saying, watch from dreams in the nights. If you have any dreams, try writing them down and asking God to help you understand what they mean. Bless you Ashley!

    • Arnold E. Stallings
    • December 22, 2017
    Reply

    I was struck by the last portion of the last sentence in this word: “… and reveal why things have been so difficult to break through. ” Which is exactly what I have been desiring to know. Now I can relax knowing that the answer is on its way. Thank you!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 26, 2017
      Reply

      Yes, in the waiting having peace and relaxing with God is so good to do. Bless you during this time.

    • Leslie Dickerson
    • December 22, 2017
    Reply

    Thank you Doug. I have waited 10 years for the promise He gave to heal me! Ten years ago this Christmas i have it all to Him and have walked in extremely difficult yet transforming season. I am desperate for this season to end. I pray all receive the end to such seasons of sickness. Surely, you know Doug! He desires that we prosper and be in health even as our soul prospers. Perhaps a Christmas miracle for many!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 22, 2017
      Reply

      Agreeing with you Leslie, for your health breakthrough. Bless you for holding onto God’s promises all these years. It means so much to God when we trust in Him. Have a beautiful, miracle-filled, Christmas.

    • Susan Waguespack
    • December 22, 2017
    Reply

    Thanks for your words of encouragement!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 22, 2017
      Reply

      Woohoo! I’m so glad you enjoyed it Susan! Bless you and Merry Christmas!

    • Raul
    • December 22, 2017
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    Doug … my family and I have so much adversity since August … we have been thru a fire, flood ona a 1st time purchase of a rental property that didn’t require insurance, saving our youngest daughter from the the flood waters, contractor problems on the restoration of both properties, my other daughter having gall bladder problems, But believing for a mighty blesssing on the other side of this. Jesus has been in the boat with us the entire the time. All Glory to God, He’s been there with us the entire time.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 22, 2017
      Reply

      Raul, thank you for sharing with us. I am believing with you for restoration on your property and your daughters health. Doug wrote a wonderful article on steps to getting a breakthrough here, https://dougaddison.com/2016/04/4-steps-to-unlock-your-breakthrough/. Bless you and your family, and Merry Christmas!

    • Mei Ling Hadassah
    • December 21, 2017
    Reply

    Amen! This word couldn’t be more timely. I’ve been up against fierce battles from the enemy against my marriage, finances and kingdom destiny for such a long period. I claim this word in Jesus’ invincible name! Bless you, Doug and your team, for sharing this word now. And for it to come before Christmas is definitely not a coincidence, but Godincidence, God’s wonderful and perfect timing. I pray for this Word to manifest so strongly in the lives of whoever reads this posting. Blessings!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 22, 2017
      Reply

      I love your prayer Mei Ling! You are so kind. We agree with you for breakthrough in all those area of your life that you feel an attack in. God loves you so much and is for you. Bless you!

    • Franziska
    • December 21, 2017
    Reply

    …like so many of the others, I am so glad to have just picked up on this. these promising words are giving me hope and brought immediate calmness or ‘rationality’ into my upset soul. Thank you.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 22, 2017
      Reply

      I love that Franziska. Having peace in our soul is such a powerful gift to receive. Bless you!

    • Joyce Heeley
    • December 21, 2017
    Reply

    Awesome .God is good and Faithful ! Merry Christmas

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 22, 2017
      Reply

      Amen! So true Joyce, God is so good and faithful. We have such a good Father. Bless you and Merry Christmas!

    • jody kaptena
    • December 21, 2017
    Reply

    Trusting God for family deliverance, winds of change, healing miracles, and fulfilling the reason I was created to be used by God. I give thanks for the daily encouraging words. They have inspired me to keep trusting and stay in faith.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 22, 2017
      Reply

      Agreeing with you Jody, for you to step into everything God has for you. We are so glad the Daily Prophetic Words have been helpful to you. Bless you and Merry Christmas!

    • Joni Ramsey
    • December 21, 2017
    Reply

    I Can’t tell you how much I needed this word Doug. Tears in my eyes as I read it. Thank you and God bless your Christmas.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 21, 2017
      Reply

      Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed it Joni. Bless you and Merry Christmas!

    • Vickey Harden
    • December 21, 2017
    Reply

    Thank you Man of God for this Profound word
    Father God NEVER MISSES he knows what his
    Children needs before they even ask.
    I Thank you for hearing with Clarity this Morning
    I Truly Believe it was for Me. This is personal
    not meant to be selfish but, I was just Crying, Talking,
    Praying and Enquiring a Word from the Lord about
    Our Mom and her Health.
    Man of God you know what it is to be sick.
    My Apostle knows too and so do I but, My Mom
    has Never been sick like this.
    She’s been i. The Hospital since 21 Nov 2017
    and My Lord so much is going on with her.
    She’s a sick woman BUT, God IS HER/OUR HEALER!!!
    Our Prayer is that this Sickness is not unto death
    But, Abundant life here on this side in the Mighty name of Jesus AMEN AMEN AMEN
    I Thank Father God for your Ministry
    It’s TRULY a Blessing to Our Family
    This Morning God knows I needed this Promise
    IT IS SO AND SO IT IS

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 21, 2017
      Reply

      Agreeing with you Vickey for complete healing in your moms body. Bless you and your whole family. God loves you all so much.

    • Amy
    • December 21, 2017
    Reply

    So encouraging! God is shifting several things — where there has been pressure to form diamonds, He is now teaching us to be at peace and to rest. ☺️

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 21, 2017
      Reply

      Amen Amy. That is so good. Bless you!

    • Liz
    • December 21, 2017
    Reply

    I 🙏🙏🙏 this is gonna happen for me.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 21, 2017
      Reply

      Bless you Liz! Agreeing with you for dreams and revelation the rest of this month! You are highly favored.

    • Josephine Rajan
    • December 21, 2017
    Reply

    Thank you Doug, for the encouragementJ

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 21, 2017
      Reply

      You are welcome Josephine! It’s Doug’s pleasure! Bless you!

    • Betsy
    • December 21, 2017
    Reply

    Thank you for being a source of encouragement, hope, love and light. He who refreshes others will be refreshed. <3

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 21, 2017
      Reply

      Thank you Betsy! It’s Doug’s pleasure to be able to encourage others. Bless you and have a beautiful Christmas.

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