Affliction of Joseph
Genesis 37:3-5 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, be cause he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors. 4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. 5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. READ Verse 18-22; 27; 36
Joseph sold to Ishmeelites, than sold to Potiphar of Egypt. Both Joseph and Potiphar are blessed because Yahuweh was with Joseph Genesis 39-1-6
Genesis 39:7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
Joseph refuses and is thrown in prison. Verse 39:17-20
Genesis 39:21 Joseph ends up running the prison because Yahuweh is with him.
Two years and a season pass and Joseph is still in prison.
Genesis 41:42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
Genesis 41:51-52 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house. 52 And the name of the second called he Epharaim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
So his father Israel sends the sons and the story continues as the famine goes on. Genesis 50:16-20 20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
We can't always see Yahuweh's plan for our lives because we live day to day. Yahuweh is a Spirit, which lives out of time and sees the beginning to the world without end. Do you trust the Father of all things? If you are hear in this church hearing this message or reading it later, God has a purpose for you and a service to Him that you sometimes can not see. Have confidence in Who you serve, Yahuweh, the evil shall be turned to Your good. Your good to His glory! Halle lu Yah!
Father as we move like water through the stream of life. Encountering obstacles and turns, may we keep in our hearts the faith to know we are Your children and inheritors of Your kingdom. Each of us are being reformed to the image of Your Son, Yahushua. By His blood, the Spirit's divine influence, and Your mercy we stand by faith.
Halle lu YAH