Thursday 20 January 2022

The Power of Dreams (Part Seventeen): The End Never Justifies The Means.

And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them. (Genesis 11:6, AMP)

God Deals in Eternity.

It was not only important that Joseph got to the throne. The way he got there was much more important. In maturity and preparedness, the version of Joseph, who became Prime Minister in Egypt, was far more important than merely becoming one. Note, he could not become Prime Minister until the time appointed. There was a reason, and there was a purpose for his ascending to the throne.
“Do not fast forward into something you’re not ready for or allow yourself to shrink back into what’s comfortable, growth lives in the uneasiness, the in-between, the unfinished sentence, you are a season of becoming” (Danielle Doby, I Am Her Tribe)
Jacob needed to inherit the promise, but it was far more important the way he did. He limped the rest of his life [Genesis 32:25] as a signature to remind us all. God thinks in generations, not just in the moments. Every truth He espouses has its parallel in eternity. He does nothing in isolation. The signature of His personality is stamped on all that He does.

We Have An Enemy.

Isn't it strange what God said about the consequence of David's sin? The Word reads,
“The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die.” (2 Samuel 12:13b-14, NKJV)
Who are the "enemies of Lord?" God could have spared the product of the adultery, but that would have given His enemies something to hold, something against His person, something against the perfectness of His being. We have an accuser. We have an accuser who is keeping count. Let us not give him something to hold against us.

Jesus said,
"I won’t speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this dark world is coming. But he has no power over me, for he has nothing to use against me." (John 14:30, TPT)
David, as it were, put God in a difficult position. He gave the accuser something to hold on to. What about you? Are you putting God in a difficult position? Are you putting Him in a tight spot? Are you shortening His hands of grace, mercy, and favor towards you? [Iaiah 59:1] God is limitless, but we determine how much of His limitedness reaches us.

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