Monday, April 28, 2014

GOD WILL SURELY TAKE CARE OF YOU

Greetings Pilgrims...


"So therefore, do not be afraid...I WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU and your little ones. So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them." (Genesis 50:21)

"Joseph said to his brothers, I am about to die, but GOD WILL SURELY TAKE CARE OF YOU, and bring you up from this land to the land which He promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob."


As we travel on our journey of life...we are pretty secure when things are going well...provision is in place...insurance, credit cards, 401-K, stocks/bonds/investments, food in the refrigerator, job security, birds singing and the sun is shining.  But what do you do when everything crumbles and falls apart like a stale cookie without a glass of milk.
When Joseph's brothers came face to face with the one they had betrayed by faking his death, lying to their father, thrown into a pit, sold into slavery...Joseph gave them some comfort:
  • Do not be afraid
  • For am I in God's place
  • You meant evil against me...but God meant it for good
  • God brought me to this present result...to preserve many people alive
  • So do not be afraid
  • I will provide for you and your little ones
  • So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them
When Joseph was on the verge of death...he was the security of Israel's sons...Joseph's brothers and he gave out wisdom and comfort.  Their security was about to die.
  • I am about to die
  • But God will surely take care of you
  • God will bring you up from the land to the land which He promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob (Israel)  NOTE:  When you read Exodus...we see that Joseph was prophetically correct as bondage came on them...and they left "this land" and were led to "the land which He  promised".
  • God will surely take care of you
So we see that while he was here...Joseph said I WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU and then went to the point of death and instead of him providing...to...GOD WILL SURELY TAKE CARE OF YOU.


Joseph...as a type of Jesus...did the same thing.  For three years He had walked, talked, and provided for his followers.  As He was preparing His followers for the fact that He was going to leave them, but there will be provision.  In John 14:1-3) we see:
  • Let not your hearts be troubled
  • In My Father's house are many dwelling places...if it were not true I would have told you so
  • I go to prepare a place for you
  • I will come again and receive you to Myself so where I am...you will be.
Jesus then tells us that when He goes...we will carry on His purpose (to destroy the works of the d-evil)...and that "the works that I do shall he do also; and GREATER WORKS than those shall he do; because I go to the Father." (John 14:12)
Jesus then lets them know that while He was leaving...that the Lord is going to provide because:
  • He will ask the Father
  • The Father will give you ANOTHER (allos...one of the same kind) Helper
  • He will be with you forever
  • He will not leave you as orphans
  • I will come to you.
FINAL THOUGHTS...FINALLY


Well...Jesus DID die...was buried,...rose again...and ascended to the Father...just like He said He would  Paul calls this the GOSPEL...the power of God for salvation where righteousness is revealed (Romans 1:16-7; I Corinthians 15:1-8)
Jesus was their provider...The Helper...the Holy Ghost...was sent back as "one of the SAME kind." for God to "surely take care of you."


Love and Provided Kisses
Rodney "Taken Care of By God" Boyd





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