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Summary: To show that GOD blessed us with double portion of everything He has for us even in the midst of a miserable world.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you blessed?

Yes. Matthew 5:10 Even in the midst of a miserable world, I am blessed.

Matthew 5:10 (Amplified Bible)

Blessed and happy and enviably fortunate and spiritually prosperous (in the state in which the born-again child of God enjoys and finds satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of his outward conditions) are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake (for being and doing right), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD blessed us with double portion of everything He has for us even in the midst of a miserable world.

IV. TEXT:

Genesis 41:52 (Amplified Bible)

And the second he called Ephraim [to be fruitful], For [he said] God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You made me fruitful in everything and made it even double in the midst of this miserable world.

2 Peter 1:3 (Amplified Bible)

For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).

John 1:16 (Amplified Bible)

For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.

VI. TITLE:

Fruitful even in misery

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Moses

B. Date written: 1450 - 1410 B.C.

C. Purpose: Book of Origins

D. To whom written: People of Israel

E. Main theme: Man's sin and initial steps for his redemption initiated by GOD.

F. Keyword: Beginning

G. Key verse: First Messianic Promise -

Genesis 3:15 (Amplified Bible)

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Genesis 41:52 (Amplified Bible)

And the second he called Ephraim [to be fruitful], For [he said] God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

A. The Second is Fruitful

"And the second he called Ephraim [to be fruitful],"

Second or "sheny" in Hebrew meaning: double, second, again. JESUS CHRIST as our LORD, SAVIOR and MASTER is The Second Person in the Trinity and He has doubled the FATHER GOD, second in command, power and authority to ABBA, FATHER, and Again He has shown us the FATHER through His Body that can be touched, kissed and hugged.

Ephraim or "ephrayim" in Hebrew meaning: double fruit.

Genesis 41:52 (The Message)

He named his second son Ephraim (Double Prosperity), saying, "God has prospered me in the land of my sorrow."

Whatever GOD, the FATHER has given us from creation, JESUS doubled it. Hallelujah!

We receive double:

1. Double portion of Divine Protection - no weapon can kill us and no tongue can destroy us

Isaiah 54:17 (Amplified Bible)

But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.


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