EXPRESS IMAGE GLORY MINISTRIES
THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 3, No. 22 – Monday, 28th May, 2018
(Gen.50:25, Exodus.13:19, Heb.11:22)
WHAT IS YOUR OWN ‘JOSEPH’S BONES’
In every journey of life with God, there are always landmarks, reference points or instances to hold on to. God puts those landmarks in place for the purpose of conviction and to sustain one through the period of waiting.
For the children of Israel, it was Joseph’s bones. That those bones accompanied them right from the start of their journey and knowing that those bones must be buried in the land of Canaan-promised land was an assurance that irrespective of the obstacles they will face, they would arrive in the land of promise.
Remember also that when Joseph died in the Land of Egypt, his body—bones was not buried but was embalmed (Gen.50:26). It means then that in order to carry his bones along their journey to Canaan, his bones needed to be exumed—which was exactly what the Children of Israel did.
So then, having exumed his bones, God’s intention became obvious. God intended their journey to be shorter knowing that should their exceed certain period of time those bones would begin to produce unpleasant odour, most uncomfortable for the congregation of the children of Israel.
Of course, Joseph himself had prophesied that ‘and Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which He sware to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob’ (Gen.50:24).
Both Joseph’s prophecy and his bones were no doubt instruments of reassurance that God would do what He has promised. Unfortunately, although the children of Israel had their instrument of reassurance with them, yet they disbelieved God.
The greater mystery is that despite their disbelief, the bones of Joseph nonetheless entered into the land of promise and was buried there (see Joshua.24:32).
This Scripture reads: ‘and the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph’.
The question is, what is that dream or word of faith given to you by God for that specific purpose? What are you believing God for? The fact that you are alive is a mystery ‘Joseph’s bones’ from God assuring you that His promise for you will certainly come to pass. Only keep trusting Him and firmly so.
IN THE END, TAKE NOTE OF THIS: THAT GOD DOES NOT DELIGHT IN MAN’S SORROW BUT IN MAN’S JOY WHOLESOME WELLBEING. IF HE DOES DELIGHT IN OUR SORROW, THEN GOD BECOMES THE SAME AS SATAN, AND ALL RIGHT-THINKING MEN KNOW THAT SUCH IS IMPOSSIBLE.
Question and Answer Session:
Question: How many alphabets are contained in the longest name in the Bible?
Answer: 18 alphabets (Isaiah chapter 8:1).
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Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
HYMN: Rejoice In The Lord And Be Glad
1.Evil altars speaking against my good from the foundation, be silenced and let your spiritual mouth and voice be smouldered by fire.
2.O power behind the evil altar working against me, collapse and die.
3.Earthquake from the Lord, swallow every evil altar working against me and the demons and the forces behind them.
4.My glory and star held up by evil altars, be released by the force of the Hand of God.
5.Evil conspiracy against me in my place of employment and family, scatter and backfire.