Goshen is a place of freedom, deliverance, protection and it brings about salvation to not just one person but whole houses!
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him, (1 John 2:15).
As, I was meditating upon the LORD, He let me see how many will miss out on great opportunities all because they are looking for God in all the wrong places!
When God raises up a deliver many folks will look on the outward appearance and judge what God has sent as being unqualified or in adequate to handle the position or assignment He has given those he has sent!
Just as they did many of the King’s God called and anointed. Joseph’s faithfulness was TRIED to see whether or not he could put the past in the past before he would be used to bring his family over to the land of Goshen.
Joseph had plenty of opportunities to wonder about his future: being thrown into a pit; sold into slavery; falsely accused; imprisoned.
But in the midst of his trying circumstances, HE CHOSE to do what was right and to yielded himself to God’s plan rather than his own plans.
Just as Joseph was trying the hearts of his brothers so was God trying his heart as well.
The trial of forgiveness was dealt to Joseph to forgive those who had secretly wronged him, threw him in the pit and his coat of many colors to destroy his dreams!
After he chose to forgive his family, Joseph experienced great pains to settle his father and brothers in Goshen.
Not only had they acquired the best part of the land, but Joseph also provided the entire clan with plenty of food.
You see, I believe that Joseph wanted his family to experience freedom from bondage of hatred, jealousy, and insecurities and this is why he forgave them and tried them to see if they were truly sorry about how they had treated him, with all the deception and lies they had told.
You see, His family would live in Egypt but NOT be apart from Egypt!
Instead; God wanted to bring blessings, freedom and love that would take the place of all that Egypt represented which was famine, lack, despair, bondage and slavery!
Which is why God raise up a deliver; Joseph for such a time as this!
Over the next 400 years in Egypt, the Israelite population would explode from seventy to over millions!
God loves and honors a heart of faithfulness!
Not only with Joseph but with many of his servants of old. Just as he did with his friend Abraham.
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed, (Genesis 12:1-3 KJV)
People many times God will allow us to take our enemies over into the land of plenty (Joseph and his family) even though it maybe those who have wronged us (family, friends) but he may also say, “NO” as he did Abraham and require you to pick up and leave everything behind as he did Abraham!
Don’t worry in the end Abraham and his herdsmen were rewarded greatly for their faithfulness!
Just as you and I will be if we choose to obey God!
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!