‘As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. ‘ Genesis 50:20
A couple weeks ago, I had the privilege of addressing a friend’s congregation. The sermon was on the life of Joseph. Toward the end of the message, I came to this verse. By the transmission of the Holy Spirit, a revelatory moment was offered. Through Joseph, his life, tribulations, obedience and blessings, God used it all to preserve the lives of thousands, tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands during the 7 years of famine. In that moment, the Holy Spirit offered to me, no… it was millions, perhaps billions. Every generation that sprang from those who lived through that time, was saved.
Now, think about that in context to the past 50 years in just this country. Tens of millions of lives have been lost, killed. However, that’s not the number. It’s astronomically higher… unfathomable. It’s every single subsequent generation that would have come into being by the individuals sacrificed upon the alter of pleasure, convenience and self, from the day their life was taken until the day the Lord returns. Chilling.
God used Joseph, through his obedience and example. Joseph was unrelenting in his faith, and because of that, God could use him to save an, as of yet, untold number of generations.
Heavenly Father, I pray for faith, obedience and strength to be bold. I pray that you would mold me into a man that You can use, and that my faith and obedience would be evident to those around me. I pray for the willingness to speak truth whenever the opportunity is offered. Amen
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. ‘ Matthew 18:10,12-14
In full pursuit of the greatest Trophy