Summary: Joseph's Blessings - Genesis 39:2 by: William R. Nabaza of www.Nabaza.com
Joseph's Blessings - Genesis 39:2 by: William R. Nabaza of www.Nabaza.com
Who among here that are chased by blessings? I remember Deuteronomy 28:2 as it said "And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 28:2, ESV)" This is what Joseph's blessings is all about. Our text is Genesis 39:2
The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master.
We all know that this book was co-authored by Moses as he writes everything as dictated by GOD not in dreams or visions like it said in Exodus 33:11, "The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent." Genesis is the book of beginnings or origins, showing from the beginning that GOD so loved us that He already promised us a redeemer from the beginning, as it was written in Genesis 3:15 - And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He will bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
Father-heart GOD, I pray that you Oh Father-heart GOD will stick with me and stay as I stick with you and stay, I seek the Blessor, for You Oh, Father-Heart GOD is the Source of all our blessings, In Jesus' Name and In the Power of the Spirit, I pray, Amen and Amen!!
Let's praise and worship GOD for He is our Blessor, His Name is Jehovah Jireh!!
Let's investigate and observe the blessings of Joseph that He got from GOD. The characteristics of Joseph's blessings are:
THE LORD WAS WITH JOSEPH.
If you are with GOD and GOD is with you, you enjoy everything He has to offer for He's the Source of everything here on earth and heaven. His very name is Jehovah Jireh, Our LORD, the Provider. Genesis 22:14: Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” Whether you are located in the mountains or in the plains, or you set your house in the middle of the sea, GOD is there and He can reach out to you with all His blessings. So if you're in the Philippines or United States, GOD can reach out to you with His blessings, no need to move out or migrate since the GOD of the Universe, who owns a thousand cattles on a thousand hills is the GOD of the United States of America and the GOD of the Philippines as well. (Psalms 50:10 - For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.)
GOD have also promised to us that He will be with us until the end of this world or age. (Matthew 28:20 - ..And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”) As long as we're doing what He wants us to do, like make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19 - Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.) His Presence will go with us wherever we go carrying His Gospel of Peace.
He is among us, if we study, pray and worship together, Matthew 18:20 - For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them. It's a great privelege to be with the LORD, but while we're still alive, His Presence is here with us to stay. Isaiah 43:2- When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. In the midst of all our trials, persecutions and huge problems, even bigger than us, He's always with us to comfort, save and support us. Exodus 33:14 - The Lord replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.” Leviticus 26:12 - I will walk among you; I will be your God, and you will be my people. People that are restless and don't ever go to the House of God, the church, are easy to possessed by the enemy, why? Because they don't have rest. People that work even on Sundays and rather worship and serve the Creator, but are serving the creature (their bosses) will finally tired down, get stressed down and even die for lack of rest. His Presence gives rest. (Romans 1:25 - They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.)