Aug3SunAugust 3, 2014
I’ve heard Pastor Rod Parsley say time and again, “If the anointing is tangible then it is transferable.” Abraham to Isaac, Isaac to Jacob, Jacob to Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh), Elijah to Elisha (double portion), Elisha’s bones to the soldier (II Kings 13:21), Jesus to the twelve and the seventy, Jesus to the woman with the issue of blood, Paul to Timothy, Paul to Titus,…
Of the twelve sons of Jacob, Joseph receives the anointing and the blessing – a double portion. After dreaming two dreams and sharing them with his family, Joseph is hated, despised, and questioned. His dreams on the surface appeared to be selfish, arrogant, tyrannical, and enslaving. But the truth of it was that it was God’s plan of redemption and preservation for their family. At no time since the fall of Adam has God ever been slack concerning His promise of redemption. Two good dreams turned into thirteen years of harsh treatment for Joseph, but because he trusted God, the blessing and favor of God caused him to go from a slave and a prisoner to Governor of Egypt!
Joseph had two sons: the firstborn Manasseh (making to forget), as the Father caused him to forget the pain and suffering caused by his brothers and the things which happened to him in Egypt; and the second son Ephraim (to be fruitful, double prosperity), because the Father had caused him to become fruitful in the land of his affliction or sorrow. As a slave he was successful and prosperous. As a prisoner God showed him mercy and gave him favor in the sight of the warden. Psalm 105:19 says, “Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character (NLT).”
For approximately 22 years Jacob thought his son Joseph was dead and now he’s learned that not only is he alive but he’s the Governor of Egypt. At the age of seventeen Joseph has the two dreams. After thirteen years of mistreatment he stands before Pharaoh and is promoted to governor. At the time of Jacob’s death Joseph’s brothers fear that he will take vengeance against them. But Joseph now having full understanding of his two dreams says, “Fear not: for am I in the place of God? But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” Gen 50:19-20 KJV.
There are two things God wants to do in your life as a result of unfair treatment in 2014: 1) Bless you to forget; 2) Cause you to become fruitful with double prosperity. Isaiah prophesied it in his book, “For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.” Isa 61:7 KJV