23. January 2017 · Comments Off on BE PREPARED FOR THE BEST KIND OF NEWS YOU WERE NOT EXPECTING · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Victory

Joseph is still alive!” they told him. “And he is governor of all the land of Egypt!” Jacob was stunned at the news—he couldn’t believe it. But when they repeated to Jacob everything Joseph had told them, and when he saw the wagons Joseph had sent to carry him, their father’s spirits revived. Then Jacob exclaimed, “It must be true! My son Joseph is alive! I must go and see him before I die.”‎ (Genesis 45:26-28 NLT)

Beloved, you know this story so well. You know how Jacob felt about releasing his son, Benjamin to go down to Egypt in the first place.‎ Jacob cried out… “You are robbing me of my children! Joseph is gone! Simeon is gone! And now you want to take Benjamin, too. Everything is going against me!”… “My son will not go down with you. His brother Joseph is dead, and he is all I have left. If anything should happen to him on your journey, you would send this grieving, white-haired man to his grave.”‎ (Genesis 42:36-38 NLT)

It took a lot of convincing to let Benjamin go and I can only just imagine the kind of things that were going through his mind. You know the devil is an expert at painting all kind of scenarios in your mind. “First time it was Joseph, then Simeon,‎ and then Benjamin. What if a wild animal devours all of them this time?

However, while he was thinking of all sort, this was the news that was getting ready to come to him…. “Now hurry back to my father and tell him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me master over all the land of Egypt. So come down to me immediately!… I will take care of you there… Look! You can see for yourselves… that I really am Joseph! Go tell my father of my honored position here in Egypt. Describe for him everything you have seen, and then bring my father here quickly.” (Genesis 45:9-13 NLT)

Beloved, and then when they delivered the good news, they had to pinch Jacob to believe it. Isn’t it funny how we find it easier to believe the lie that the enemy wants us to believe than the truth. With blood on Joseph’s coat of many colours, it wasn’t even confirmed. Jacob assumed and bought into his own conclusion but here’s the truth and he struggled to believe. Hmmm… interesting

Beloved, are you expecting news? Don’t expect the worst. Don’t let the enemy cause you to meditate on the wrong things. Rather, throughout this week… whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things (Philippians 4.8 NKJV) and as you do so, I pray you receive the best kind of news you were not even expecting.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name

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