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Genesis 37: 2 This is the account of Jacob’s family line. Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him. 4 When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.
I have explored the story of Joseph before on this blog, however I saw something different this morning. I wasn’t studying or anything, actually, I was having breakfast and the Lord opened me up to see what I am about to share with you.
Just think about this for a moment. How else can the Lord have saved the world in the days of the famine in Egypt? Remember that before we were born the Lord knew us. Jeremiah 1:5“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” The Lord knew a famine will come at some point and had prepared a vessel endowed with sight and wisdom to save the day in the person of Joseph, whom the devil fought tooth and nail to prevent from being born, living and fulfilling destiny.
Joseph’s mother was Rachel, his father, Jacob was deceived into waiting longer than expected to marry in Genesis 29. This was an attempt to make Jacob lose interest, and Joseph would not have been born I guess. Well, Joseph, as an Israelite would not have ventured into Egypt voluntarily as a young man, had he not been sold as a slave. He would have remained with his brothers. God had to orchestrate events, situations and circumstances to put Joseph where his innate ability and gifting is required.
Genesis 37:5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. 6 ….. Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, ….”10 When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?” 11 His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
When Joseph finally got close to fulfilling his God given mandate in Egypt, he was a shadow of what you’ll expect of a restorer. Joseph came to Egypt as a slave in the house of Potipher. A thorn in his flesh in the person of Mrs Potipher enticed him to subvert his destiny and ultimately sent him to prison where God ordained to announce him to his world.
Assuming Pharaoh even paid Governor Potipher a visit, Joseph would not have been able to look him in the face. His head would have been bowed down as the King is carried by paying homage. Yet, this Joseph is he whom heaven had ordained to work with Pharaoh to save countless, to provide food for sustaining the entire world as at bible times.
As a believer, you may have found yourself in situations and circumstances that are not quite palatable, wondering how you got there. Please note that, every single detail of your life had been preplanned before you got here. Every single detail!!!!! You are just walking into it. Sometimes, you make detours where you are not meant to, though you are not aware, yet, you will still come back to where you ought to be. You have a preplanned route friend. Everything works well together for your good, the bad, the good and the ugly as planned – Romans 8:28
God’s plan was to send a helper to Pharaoh also. Just imagine that! God loved Pharaoh! God knew all his magician, sorcerer and diviner would not be able to help him. God knew Pharaoh would need someone that will make it not about himself, but about the kingdom and its people. God knew, no matter how things are, Joseph will not get to Pharaoh’s presence, so God troubled Pharaoh with the dreams he had, caused discomfort within those in his service just to bring Joseph to his attention. Who and what are you seeing in your peripheral vision? What hints is the Lord dropping on your heart? What good is your heart stirring you to do? You would actually be helping yourself in the long run!! Take action my friend! Seize your Kairos moment! Be sensitive!
Where you are this moment, do you see God in the situation and circumstances around you? That man, woman, young people around you, what role are you meant to play in their life this very moment?
Just yesterday, at work, a client without warning blurted out, ” my husband cheated on me”. I was taken aback for some seconds, and then responded, “forgive him” I must have been repeating forgive him for a while, for when I realize what was in front of me, my client had brought out her phone, called an aunt and was saying to me, “that is what my aunt ….., said”. She put her aunt on the phone to listen to me. Things just do not happen by accident, God is a master planner. I mean, He made this whole world, will He now leave you and I to happenstance? The question is, when occasion present itself, will you rise up to be who you are meant to be at that very instance?
You may be here just to impact an individual, a family, group, nation, or the entire world! You may have missed many instances to prove the Lord faithful in the life of someone, pay attention henceforth to take hold of every situation for His glory. Among the countless thronging you, it may be just one individual that you have been ordained to turn aside to, like the woman with the issue of blood in Luke 8:43. May you not fail in that very instance! You are a watchman, a Prophet to your generation, it is time to arise and be! Live to be who you are created to be!
As 2017 is been folded away, and 2018 is unloading, seek God’s face for fresh insight, clearer vision, knowledge and understanding of His will, submit your will before Him who is able to fulfill it according to His divine plan for your life.
See you at the top, fulfilling your God ordained purpose in this awesomely awesome year 2018.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2018! Hooray!!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
How concerned are you? How concerned am I for the house of our Lord that lies in ruin? You have two to ten properties giving you income, investments here and there, I mean you are set up financially for the next three to five generations! You care less what happens to the house of our Lord as long as the status quo is maintained!!! Or like me, you are barely surviving, I mean, you are working hard to put food on the table, keep your head above water, and have a little investment, something for the next generation. I care less if Jerusalem lies in ruins. I have too much trouble of my own to look after, what do I care about the heart bit of God? Is this you? And I? For real Friends?
This is where Nehemiah is different from you and I. He was saddened by what he heard about Jerusalem – Nehemiah 1 & 2. He was the cup bearer for King Artaxerxes, the King of Persia, the “iku baba ye ye of his days”, the paramount ruler, powerful and influential person. Nehemiah was a creme de la cream of his days. He had risen from been a captive to stardom. He bears the cup for the King of Persia. What more can a man hope for. Nehemiah had it all!!! Why should he care about what goes on in Jerusalem? Good luck to them in Jerusalem would have been his thought if he were like you and I, present day professing Christ followers!
Friends, you and I are far from been like Nehemiah, who had everything going for him, but risk everything to rebuild the ruins of what was left of his ancestors homeland. What are you doing to rebuild the house of God! What are you and I doing to infuse hope into the hopeless? What are we doing to revive the downcast, bowed down, weighed down by life? What are we doing to encourage the broken hearten, strengthen the feeble hands, share good tidings to the lost? What are we doing about disciplining nations for our King?
Not surprising how we live our christian life, for to most of us, our relationship is “transactional” as Pastor Sunday Adelaja put it, our relationship with the Father of Spirits is not transformational. We are into Christianity for what we can get from God and not what we can do for him, and His people, the soul He died for.
If we care just a little bit like Nehemiah, then we would not stand in the way of the Lord. We would engage every gift, talent, resources at our disposal to rebuild the ruins of what is left of Christianity, Christ followers in our locale, and the world over. “Ruins” because majorities belief in the community of believers is faulty. Spiritual growth is at best superficial. The word is misquoted and used to back up the lie we live. The true gospel of peace to all is far from our lips!
Unlike Nehemiah, you and I, oppress, beat down each other, withhold good from each other, and God’s Kingdom. We work for ourselves, enriching our pockets, building mega churches with “transactional” Christians in the sanctuary for material wealth and to maintain the status quo. We should have transcended this by now friends. Christianity is beyond social status, title, position, props and speeches to tingle the ears of Saints. Christianity means to rebuild what has been torn down, give hope to people, heal the sick, empower the weak, enlighten the ignorant, build up an army well equipped to disciple nations.
Friends, do not be a Sanballat, or Tobiah, against the welfare of the people of God. Do not hinder that which will benefit everyone including you, just because whatever!!. Everything does not have to revolve around you dear. God is more than able to raise up stones – Matthew 3:9, Luke 19:40.
God at this time is raising up an army, presently submerged under water. At the appointed time, when they rise up, what we know of , presently existing will be no more, for the flood will sweep the sanctuary clean of all those buying and selling!! This is a revelation for the wise to take note and readjust. His kingdom shall come and His will be done!!!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
Job 33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night,
when deep sleep falls on people
as they slumber in their beds,
16 he may speak in their ears
and terrify them with warnings,
17 to turn them from wrongdoing
and keep them from pride,
18 to preserve them from the pit,
their lives from perishing by the sword.
I had a dream, in this dream I was driving a Corvette, parked it and took out its cover and covered it from front to back as it was topless. Then I and others seem to be somewhere not very friendly and we wisely exited and were on our way to some other place.
Then I saw, someone laid on a pedestal in a bush, field, and was attended to by someone. The attendant left to get something white from an old man’s bag opened by this old man who held it out for this young attendant to scoop the stuff out and it was placed on the person laid out who seems lifeless. This lifeless body was then packed up and carried out of the wooded area into a residential area. As the young man carrying this lifeless body was met by others, he fell unto a grassy field tumbling with the lifeless body.
Then a cloud descended on all on the field and a thunderous voice from heaven was heard asking “What about the thing I asked you to do? The lifeless body sat up and was answering but I did not hear the answer/ response, then I woke up.
I knelt down and prayed asking God what this is all about. Prayed and was prompted to write it down. Oh Lord my God do not interpretation belong to you? Please give me the interpretation of this and those others I prayed. Grant me the grace to interpret my dreams accurately Oh Lord in Jesus name. Lord let every dream from the pit of hell be destroyed in Jesus mighty name.
This was a dream from November 14th, 2014.
Lord in your mercy destroy every work of Satan concerning I and my friends. Help us to obey you Lord, to fulfill your plan and purpose for our lives. May we not die without fulfilling your plan for us. Give us understanding of the times Lord. Lord, we know you are ever present with us, even when everything seem to go crazy around us, and we cannot find our bearing, please help us not to lose hope. Help us to lay aside everything that has been working against us obeying you in all our ways.
Father, let your power, the power that raised Christ from the dead manifest in us to destroy every works of Satan. Reignite your fire within us and help us Lord. We can accomplish nothing except you help us by your Holy Spirit. Let the light of your countenance overshadow us even as we walk on the path of obedience in Christ Jesus mighty name. Amen
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
Sometimes I just wonder how The Lord works! I mean, how could apostle Paul who preached to many, cast out demons and led many out of darkness into light, yet had a thorn in his flesh and was not able to do nothing about it except call upon God!
How about Joseph? He dreamt, had pre knowledge of what was to come, resolved a whole nations imminent disaster, yet was not able to maneuver himself away from slavery and prison! How can it be so? Why?
Sovereign God!!! Your ways are past finding out! You are just in all your ways Lord! Pardon my many questions, give me understanding, and insight, depth of insight Lord, that I might know you more, my Savior and King in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
I have often seen through my imagination Father Abraham telling his family he’s been called by an unknown God to leave everything known for the unknown! The looks, snickering, backtalk on top of the fear and doubt Father Abraham must have had sending signal between his reasoning, mind and heart.
Abraham must have been the obedient son, duty bound to follow Terah, his father as they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans, while Nahor stayed behind with his family – Genesis 11:27-32. Abraham continued on even as God led him without sight of where he was going but with assurance from this unknown God who was at that time yet to reveal himself as the Almighty , Most High, Jehovah, I Am That I Am and much more-Genesis 12.
I needed understanding about this faith that Father Abraham had that made God to refer to him as friend. Abraham believed against hope that God was able to fulfill all He promised. Abraham must have had a pictorial view of what God was saying, or else how could he have left the familiar, sure, and stable for the seemingly instability laced with oppression , slavery, and persecution in the horizon!! He must have seen that ” our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory – 2 Corinthians 4:17″.
Abraham saw his seeds with the eyes of his heart, even with the fact of the deadness of Sarah’s womb and his own strength far gone. He saw, believed, and rejoiced even as I am today!
Friends, I have seen with the eyes of my heart, I have beheld, I felt, touched and held and holding by faith all that God has earmarked for Me! I said to God ” it felt really good”. Absolutely good!!!!! Can you see answers to your prayers? The breakthrough in all spheres of life you have been longing for, can you see it? How wonderful it feels! The warmth in your heart, strength to your knees to even stand more still, waiting for the salvation of the Lord.
Have faith friends and open your eyes to see the manifestation of God’s glory upon your life. Start seeing the end result now even in your present situation. Remember that “as a man thinketh so is he”
Shalom! Shalom ! Shalom !
Faith in God! Faith in The Word! Had it not been this tiny weeny faith that I have, that you have by His grace. I, we most likely would have forgotten who I/we was/were, who I am/you are, and who His love is making me and you to become from glory to glory. Matthew 17:20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Hebrew 11 Faith: By Faith We Understand! Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. 5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Like Joseph, who shared his dream with his brothers and was hated. His Father, with all the love and lofty plans He had for all his children could not imagine that this little child will one day be mightier than Him he must have thought. Bow before Joseph? That can’t be, it is unheard off. Genesis 37:1 to end. 9 Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.”10 So he told it to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?” 11 And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
You my friends might have shared your dreams with family and friends. No one would dare to share their dreams with known foes! None would dare to do that. We most often share our lives with people of like minds, family, friends, and those of the household of faith. Please note that dream killers abide everywhere and will not hesitate to call day night and night day. The wicked one will use every available vessel vacant and willing to discourage, distract and convince you to discard your dreams and from being your transformed self. You will be stripped, sold out by “trusted” allies, blackmailed and wrongfully convicted and sentenced in order to kill that dream, your great destiny, planted by heaven in your heart.
Folks remember how things played out? It always plays out that way when it is backed by heaven. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Life matters will work hand in hand with your ordained destiny only by total faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It does not matter how long it takes or seems to be taking, trust the process and the path like Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Peter and many more! Lean not on the arm of flesh for it always fails. Let your faith be aligned with Christ Jesus alone! Many have leaned on “Pillars”, looked up to like minded people of faith and have been shipwrecked. Look up to Jesus Christ the author and finisher of your faith. Be encouraged friends, the Lord is on your case! Relax!!!!!!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!