In the wake of so many acts of terrorism and in uncovering past terrors of the seed of Joseph there has been a resurgence of anger and the spirit of James and John wanting to call down fire and brimstone on those who have oppressed us. However, the message that I received loud and clear is to turn on the light, not to focus on the darkness. If we look at our forefather Abraham we will discover that he was told that he would be a blessing unto all nations, and indeed that is what we have fulfilled. More nations have prospered from our free tumultuous labor, and even today our natural talents, gifts, and abilities continue to be admired, admonished, and recognized worldwide. However, the danger of allowing the atrocities of our past and in some cases our current situation to influence us we fall prey to failing to live up to our purpose. Abraham was never purposed to curse anyone, this is something that we would be best served in leaving in the hands of YHVH who is the righteous judge on our behalf, or the enemy HaSatan whom YHVH turns his enemies over too. Either way it is not a domain that we will be blessed in focusing on. Remember it is YHVH who will bless those who bless us and curse those who curse us. (Gen. 12:3)
I firmly believe that YHVH will avenge all the righteous bloodshed that has been shed since Abel, but our position is to turn on the light. One of the key scriptures that more and more YHVH reminds me of is Proverbs 4:7.
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
If we gain the understanding that our forefather Joseph did we can then focus on the purpose of our tragedy, rather than the pain of it. It is our tragedy that makes us the seed of Joseph, the fact that we can go through the past of our brothers throwing us in a pit, being sold into slavery twice over, only to leave slavery and be wrongfully incarcerated, to one day find ourselves being the chosen of Yah to deliver the world from a coming judgment. Yet, all that I have mentioned doesn’t complete the picture of our past, but rather how we respond when we are in power, how we respond to those who are responsible for our demise, do we only look at the darkness that their choices led us to or do we also look at the light that we have been called to as we were humbled through our circumstances? If we are looking at the misery, the harsh bondage, and the abuse, but not looking at the Deliverer then we are going to make the same mistake that our forefathers made in Egypt the first time. Rather than rejoicing in the fact that the deliverer had come, they focused on the here and now and the hellish situation they found themselves in. This mistake caused them to suffer through the first three plagues that came upon Egypt.
So here’s the question what is it going to take for us to focus on the Light? How many plagues are we going to have to endure before we realize that our persecutor isn’t our issue, our disobedience to the command of YHVH is our issue. We have yet to fulfill the purpose to which we were created because we are too busy looking at our enemy and trying to please them. Turning to the world system to bail us out or deliver us from our current circumstance. Listen to me in 2019 Pharaoh is going to once again have a dream, a dream that only Joseph is equipped to decode. The Pharaoh of this world system is going to be looking for a Hebrew to walk them into their destiny. We cannot be distracted by hate, Joseph’s animosity over his circumstance cost him two more years before the opportunity presented itself to come into his destiny. It was a dream that brought him into bondage, but also a dream that got him out of it. The word for this hour for those who have been oppressed, mistreated, abused, and cast aside is to stand still and see the salvation of YHVH. (Exo 14:13) We will not only be dreamers but we will be called to interpret dreams and develop solutions to avoid future nightmares.
Don’t rehearse the darkness of our day, stand in the light of the truth. The enemy will use the facts of our past to keep us from the truth of God’s word. Don’t miss your hour of visitation. Do not allow the injustices of today to keep you from pressing in to receive your purpose. Look at the sufferings that we endure as only further evidence to who we truly are, and count it all joy as you suffer persecution for righteousness sake. We need not look to the left (Democrat) nor to the right (Republican) because our salvation will come from YHVH. The butler will forget our contributions, until the time our contributions are once again needed. Our gifts are for a reason and a season, and we must remember it’s not until it is pitch black, and eyes are open that one recognizes the crucial importance that light brings.