Summary: Triumph in tough times victory from defeat
James A. Thomas Jr.
1970 Parker Road
House Of Judah Ministries
Sunday Jan, 2008
You don’t look like what you been through
Gen 42:1-8 Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.
3 And Joseph’s ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
4 But Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph’s brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.
7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
1 Sam 17:28-29 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.
29 And David answered what have I now done? Is there not a cause?
First we must understand that there is a difference between the Holy Spirit and the anointing of God. Jesus said, “The Spirit is upon me because I am anointed.”
Jesus was anointed to preach but it was after his temptation in the wilderness that the power of God came upon him. To be anointed simply means consecrated, or set a part, for service. The Holy Spirit then gives the anointed individual or item the empowerment to operate in the anointing. The disciples were anointed and chosen by Jesus but they still had not received their empowerment until Pentecost.
A singer can be anointed to sing and have the gift of a beautiful voice. That does not mean there is Holy Ghost power in their singing. They merely have a gift to sing. I want to help someone here this morning. You have been praying asking the Lord to show you what you have done wrong who did you hurt what did you do. It seems like you have constantly went out of your way to be nice to people but every time you try it’s taken the wrong way you smile at people then somebody ask what is he/she grinning at me, for. You try to help but every time you put out your hand looks like some one spits in it. You to be nice to people and they mistake your kindness for weakness. Seems like the more you try to get close to people the more they mistreat you seems like the more you pray about it. The more they talk about you. You try to help people then they say you’re in their business. You don’t help they say you’re stuck up. You spend time trying to get to know them they say you are nosey you don’t give them the time of day they say you are acting funny. But The anointing on your life let’s you kiss those who mean you pain that’s why Jesus said in Luke 6:27-28 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. People don’t understand the anointing let’s you step outside of yourself to do the will of God. Where you use to come out of a crazy bag you can now be nice because you know where the Lord has brought you from it’s the anointing that keeps you from snapping off and you realize the anointing hasn’t got them there yet 2 Sam 3:39 And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness. JOAB KILLS ABNER DAVID MOURNS FOR HIM. 3:22-39Well the Holy Spirit told me to tell you stop crying about it, it is not you but it is the anointing God has placed on your life. You have not done anything but the anointing on your life will cause the enemy to attack you. Joseph’s brothers were jealous of his anointing they were jealous of the favor on his life. Joseph made another very fatal Mistake he revealed a promise that was only to and for him. Everything God tells you is not to be told to everyone. Everyone is not going to get excited about your gift. Everyone is not going to accept that God has given you a gift that he has not given them. Joseph’s mistake was that God gave him a vision and Joseph told it to his brothers the bible says they hated him even the more…you cannot tell everything God tells you. The enemy will spring up so fast he will immediately move to hinder and kill your dream. He must stop the dream from manifesting itself. The first tool he will use against you is Jealousy.