God caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction

God caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction

Genesis 41:52 “And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.”   (KJV)

May you be fruitful all the seasons of your life.  When God is with you who can dare be against you? Everything works for good for those who love the Lord.

Doing the will of God may seem hard and unpleasing in our eyes but remember that God rewards our faithfulness. Paul said that the suffering he is undergoing is not to be compared by the glory which is to come.  The glory which we are going to be crowned is too great and worth for fighting for. Thus fight the good fight of faith.

When you are near your breakthrough that’s when more hurdles and resistance increases. When you are very near the top of the hill that’s when the hill gets steeper. Remember the peek is steeper than the rest of the hill or mountain. Go on don’t give up your success is very near.

Joseph spent 13 years from the time he was sold to Ishmaelite’s to the time he became the governor of Egypt. He waited and lived under affliction for thirteen good years but his endurance and waiting on God made him governor through God’s grace and favour.

Genesis 41:51 “And to the first he gave the name Manasseh, for he said, God has taken away from me all memory of my hard life and of my father’s house. “  (BBE)

In our Christian life we will go through hard life but we should always give God our praise and worship for He is GOD. He never changes & He has a good plan for us. One minute of His favour will make you forget all the hard life and toil you have had in your entire life.

It took less than an hour from the time Joseph came before Pharaoh and explained the dream through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to the time he became the Egypt’s governor. He wasn’t vetted or elected by the majority but the favour and hand of God was upon Him.

Genesis 7:16 “So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the LORD shut him in.” (KJV)

God opens doors which no man can close and closes doors which no man can open.  After the Lord closed the door of the Noah’s ark no one was able to open it. I believe Noah would have felt pity on other people but God had already closed the door.

No one was present to oppose Joseph’s appointment. He toured the whole land and drove the second best Chariot, he had a guard of honour & enjoyed life. In a land he never knew anyone he became so popular and was also given a wife who bore him two sons. His beginning in Egypt was a slave boy but his end was an Egyptian Governor. Don’t despise your beginnings but work as you are working for the Lord.

Ephesians 6:7 “with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men” (KJV)