The story of Joseph is one of the most amazing stories in the Bible. If you are not familiar with Joseph’s story, I highly encourage you to read Genesis 37-50. You will profit more from this book if you are familiar with his story. It is believed that Joseph’s life had the most parallel relationship to the Ministry of Jesus Christ Himself. Also, if we take a closer look into Joseph’s life, we will see a lot of mind blowing gospel truths (treasures) that will help strengthen our walk of faith with God today.
I personally believe that all Christians on earth today experience some degree of challenges or difficulties similar to what Joseph went through. Maybe you are currently in a dire situation right now—you may be in prison, alone and rejected. Or you may have a sick family member in the hospital. Maybe you have been laid off from work and can’t pay your bills. Everyone may be looking down at you—making you feel unloved and rejected. Or you may just be having a bad day. Whatever it may be, I want you to know that there is a way out—a way you can live far above your challenges and be victorious over them.
Joseph went through a similar (and perhaps even worse) situation than what we all go through today: But still, he emerged out of it in a powerfully victorious way—in grand style. You see, many Christians believe that the moment they are saved (born again), everything in this life becomes “bread and butter” or easy—they don’t expect to be faced with challenges or difficult times: So when things “go south”—take a downward turn—they begin to condemn themselves or they become angry at God. They dive into a downward spiral of stress and depression, and they end up living a lifestyle of defeat.
What we have to understand is that we live in a fallen world—a corrupt and evil world. Jesus Christ first coming was not to “cleanse” this world from its evil or fallen state: His first coming was to save mankind from eternal condemnation (or punishment for sins), thereby restoring the Father’s (God) relationship with mankind. He came to die for our sins and reconcile us back to our heavenly Father. Someday, in an event known as “The Rapture”, Jesus will take away our corrupt (sinful) bodies, and give us brand new (incorruptible) bodies. And someday, this world will be replaced with a brand new one—a world without evil, sorrow or pain. Amen! So Jesus’ first coming was to save (or recreate) our spirits. He is currently renewing our minds—through the preaching of His gospel. His second coming will be to give us brand new bodies, and finally someday He will give us a brand new earth.
For now we still live in this fallen (evil) world: However, we can live above the challenges of this world—there is a way to be victorious over every obstacle this world throws at us. There is a way to live a joyful and peaceful life despite the circumstances that surrounds you. There is a way to have a breakthrough in the midst of any adversary in your life. There is a way to be successful in the midst of adverse or dire situations. This Way is Jesus Christ.
Again, Joseph went through similar—and I believe even worse—situations than what a lot of us go through today: But still the Lord was with him the whole time—prospering him, comforting him, uplifting him, and finally delivering him in a mighty way. What was so special about Joseph? What did he know? What did he believe in? What set him apart from his brothers, and caused him to be successful even in the midst of the crisis he was facing? This man Joseph was hated and rejected by his own family members; he was thrown into a deep nasty dark pit, then taken up and sold into slavery. From slavery, he was wrongfully accused and sentenced to life in prison (with absolutely no chance of getting out even on parole or clemency). After spending years in prison, Joseph is miraculously released and becomes the Prime Minister of one of the greatest nations on earth at the time—all in one day. What just happened? How is that possible?
Well, my dear reader, that’s what we are here to find out. We are going into the treasure mines of Joseph’s life—to extract as much gold, diamond, silver, and all other precious gems of God’s grace—as much as the Holy Spirit leads us to. We will find out how Joseph was able to live far above his challenges, and how he positioned himself in the “perfect spot”— to receive God’s abundant blessings in his life. So grab your helmet, torches, and digging materials, and let’s go treasure hunting! Remember, “X marks the spot” is the first rule in treasure hunting. The “X” is a picture of the cross of Jesus Christ. When you follow the cross (X), you will find the treasures. Amen!
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Brother T. N. Ekabe was born and raised in Cameroon in West Africa. He is married to Chantal Ekabe who is also from Cameroon. Together they hope to one day open a Christian Ministry that will proclaim the Gospel of God’s grace to mankind through Jesus Christ.
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