“…And he was there in the prison. But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison “.
Very vividly, this passage contains all the three essential elements which we need to succeed in all our endeavours, namely, God’s presence, God’s mercy and God’s favour. These played out in the life of Joseph so that he triumphed over all his adversities to become a Prime Minister in Egypt. But why did he need God’s mercy when it is obvious that he was a very godly person? The answer is found in our originating text, Rom 9:16.
We can’t rule out persecutions, envy, temptations, jealousy, hatred, false accusations and injustice in the course of pursuing our visions and dreams of greatness. Joseph passed through these, but what would have consumed him finally was the framed up charges that he wanted to rape his Master’s wife and so he was unjustly imprisoned for it. He was supposed to be summarily executed as a slave but for God’s presence, mercy and favour.
Are you or your relations currently going through similar situations? These are raw materials for your miracles if you can ask God to show you mercy, be with you and give you favour before all types of people. These are the main keys to success and greatness in life.
So many people have lost their voices and health in calling Holy Ghost fire upon all sorts of people and situations, yet no good thing has happened to them. Let’s get it right this time and the difference shall be clear.
Prayer :Dear Lord, don’t allow your presence, mercy and favour to depart from me.
Happy Sunday. I declare you blessed with God’s presence, mercy and favour this new week and beyond in the Name of JESUS Christ.
The Rev Godwin Amaowoh,PhD, FnbR
Assemblies of God Nigeria.