God Secures His Children

God Secures Those He Owns

Our Text: Genesis Chapters 46-47

Our Thought for today:

Gen 46:3  And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:
Gen 46:4  I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

God goes where His children go!

God would give Jacob seventeen more years with all his sons before his death. Once Jacob was convinced that his son Joseph was alive, he wasted very little time in making plans to go to Egypt.

Joseph gives to all of us an example of the rewards for trusting and waiting on the Lord. His reward was that he was not only favored in the eyes of God but he had seen his own family reunited with God and reunited with with each other.

You know God has a way to bring all families back together but it can only happen according to His Word for it to last. It will then last for eternity!

Despite a world going through a famine God had put a plan in place many years ahead of that time. God had placed certain people in certain situations so at the time of His choosing, the chosen of God would not suffer the same as the world.

God has such a plan in place for His Church now!

1Th 4:13  But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
1Th 4:14  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1Th 4:15  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1Th 4:16  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th 4:17  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1Th 4:18  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

In reality the children of Israel were not bothered by the famine once they got to Egypt because of Joseph.

The Church will not be bothered by the tribulation period because of Jesus.

Even so we also know that certain of the Nation of Israel will also be preserved during the time of tribulation but just as they had to live in Egypt during this famine, they will will go through the tribulation period of seven years.

You see we all serve the same God. The same God Joseph served.

So the Bible says:

Gal 6:9  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Gal 6:10  As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

God will preserve and secure His Own!

God’s children will never be forsaken!

The Bible says:

Psa 37:23  The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Psa 37:24  Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: [for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand].
Psa 37:25  I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
Psa 37:26  He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
Psa 37:27  [Depart from evil, and do good]; and dwell for evermore.

You see we are born sinners. We are not sinners because we sin! WE SIN BECAUSE WE ARE SINNERS!

We must depart from evil and do good. That takes an action on our part but it can only be accomplished by holding to the hand of the Lord.

Jesus is the only way!

Joh 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Joh 14:7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Jesus Christ is the only truth of this world:

Joh 8:31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
Joh 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Notice the word “make”. It does not say “set” as some versions say.

“Set” means: To put, place or fix in any situation. God set the sun, moon and stars in the firmament.

“Make” means: To bring into any state or condition; to constitute.

God told Jacob not to fear, “I will go down with thee” and He has this same message for each and every one of His saints, His believers, His children.

The Bible says:

Deu 31:6  Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Deu 31:7  And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.
Deu 31:8  And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

Again the Bible says:

Isa 41:8  But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
Isa 41:9  Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
Isa 41:10  Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

He will be holding our hands wherever He sends us and whatever we do if it abides by His Word!

*****Our Text:

Gen 46:1  And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.
Gen 46:2  And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
Gen 46:3  And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:
Gen 46:4  I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.
Gen 46:5  And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
Gen 46:6  And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:
Gen 46:7  His sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

I believe we can see that even with the good news of Joseph and the invitation to go to Egypt to be with his son, Jacob knew he also needed to hear from God. Beersheba was a special place to Abraham:

Gen 21:33  And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

Isaac the father of Jacob had dwelled at or very near Beersheba:

Gen 24:62  And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.
Gen 24:63  And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

It was southwest of Beersheba.

Jacob knew if God would talk to him, surely He would at this place.

In our early walk as a Christian we will make many mistakes. We should learn from them. We will not stop making mistakes until we get to Heaven but we should not be making the same mistakes over and over again or it will show that we are not learning and not obeying the Word of God. Jacob was cautious this time before he left Canaan land, the Land Promised of God to the children of Israel.

Jacob stopped to pray at Beersheba and God came to him in a vision. God called Jacob by name. We know God is no respecter of persons:

Act 10:34  Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
Act 10:35  But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

If God knows the name of Jacob, He knows the name of all His children.

The Bible says:

Exo 33:17  And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, [and I know thee by name].

Again: The Words of Jesus.

Joh 10:3  To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: [and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out].

We will always be known by our name though some will get new names:

The Bible says:

Mat 17:1  And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
Mat 17:2  And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
Mat 17:3  And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

Notice that even at this time of the transfiguration, Moses and Elijah are still known by their own names. We will be known by our names!

Isa 66:22  For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.

It should be a real comfort to know that a Mighty God will call you one day by your own name.

Remember He said “Lazarus, come forth”.

We are not nameless individuals in the eyes of God but we are real people, with real names, with real problems who have a real God, not some Idol nor some false deity that does not care. We have a God who cares for each and everyone of us.

The Bible says:

1Pe 5:6  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
1Pe 5:7  [Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you].

God knows more about you than you know yourself:

Psa 139:1  O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
Psa 139:2  Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
Psa 139:3  Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
Psa 139:4  For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
Psa 139:5  Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
Psa 139:6  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
Psa 139:7  Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
Psa 139:8  If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
Psa 139:9  If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Psa 139:10  Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
Psa 139:11  If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Psa 139:12  Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
Psa 139:13  For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
Psa 139:14  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Psa 139:15  My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Psa 139:16  Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Psa 139:17  How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
Psa 139:18  If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

You see God knew Jacob was frightened and God knew how to calm Jacob.

We should never try to leave God out of any part of our lives. It’s called “Pray, pray, pray and then  pray some more”.

God is not limited to space and time as we are. God is everywhere, all the time!

Joh 14:16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Joh 14:17  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
Joh 14:18  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Once Jacob was made aware of the truth then faith took over.

You see that’s what it’s all about. Once we are made aware of the truth:

Joh 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

That’s when we place our faith in the Word of God. It is the truth of God that makes us free. Without His truth we remain bound to Satan and the lies of this world. When we know Jesus Christ as our Savour then the things of this world will not mean anything to us because we will know we are only here for a little while, because Heaven is our home. Heaven is not just a place to the Christian. Heaven is home and we will be going home whenever God calls us home. One at a time through the death of our flesh, our tabernacle or all at one time through the Rapture of the Church.

The Hebrew word “Elohim” is mentioned 2366 times as God in the Old Testament. He is the Living God. He is the God of Creation. He is the Eternal God. He is the Sovereign who is in control of all things.

He does not give us the spirit of fear:

2Ti 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Such peace can only come to us through Jesus Christ our God and Savour!

Php 4:6  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Php 4:7  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

There were sixty six souls of the bloodline of Jacob that went into Egypt but 430 years later there was an army of 603,550 men, plus women and children and even some that just wanted to go with them that left Egypt.

Again in “types”, when Christ ascended back to Heaven from the Mount of Olives, His Church was very small. When He calls out His Church from this world they will be a really great number.

You see God has promised a home to all them that follow Him:

2Co 5:1  For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Rom 14:8  For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

Christ owns us!

He bought and paid for us on Calvary!

Act 20:28  Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, [which he hath purchased with his own blood].

All those that assemble and reject the Blood of Jesus cannot truly call themselves a part of the Church of the Living God.

*****Our text:

Gen 46:28  And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
Gen 46:29  And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
Gen 46:30  And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.

The land of Goshen:

It is certain that Joseph lived close to this region because he was able to be easily notified of the arrival of his family in Goshen and then travel out to meet them. The region of Goshen is only 30 to 40 miles long (maybe 900 square miles total), bordered by Lake Timsa and the Nile itself. One of the amazing things noted in Scriptures, during the events leading to the exodus, was that God protected this geographic region from some of the plagues which were felt throughout the rest of Egypt.

A few major cities are identified with the region of Goshen, notably Pithom and Rameses, especially in regards to the slave labor of the Israelite in the generations following Joseph. These store cities were likely expanded due to the memory of Joseph’s earlier actions in storing provisions in the face of famine. Clearly the decendants of Jacob, themselves, were spread throughout the entire region as they were multiplied greatly during this time.

It is likely that Rameses was a regional name, even at this much earlier period, because Rameses is a title simply meaning “begotten (or born) of (the Sun god) Ra”. This could be applied to either places or people, as it was with the Pharaoh later on. In this view, the region is first called the district of Rameses, then a store city is named after the district, and finally the Pharaoh, who were from this region were called by the same name.

Until Joseph made his brothers aware that he was their brother they never recognized him. This was not the same with Jacob. Jacob knew it was his son as soon as he laid eyes on him.

In “type” God will always know us just as we will know Him.

1Jn 5:19  And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
1Jn 5:20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

1Jn 3:1  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
1Jn 3:3  And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

You know Joseph was second in command of the most mighty nation in that day but to his father he was still just his son. Joseph respected his father just as Christ respected His Father in Heaven.

Jacob was now at peace. He could rest. You know the saints of God have a rest that will come one day when we meet our Savour.

The Bible says:

Heb 4:9  There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
Heb 4:10  For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Heb 4:11  Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Heb 4:12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Heb 4:13  Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Heb 4:14  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Heb 4:15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Heb 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

We may be away from Our Lord at this time but there is never a final good bye. We will be together again and we will also join up with all our loved ones that have gone on before us.

Joseph knew that Egyptians belief were different than those of his family. There was a great dislike for shepherds. Joseph told his family to say that they were more cattlemen than they were shepherds of sheep. A shepherd was an abomination in the eyes of the Egyptians. The Egyptians had made gods of cattle and especially of the bulls.

During the early dynastic period animal gods were gradually anthropomorphed, being portrayed with animal or bird heads on human bodies. Over the course of time these animal deities appeared many different ways, including in full animal form, animal heads with human bodies, and completely human. In all of these various forms, animal deities were drawn performing human activities, such as engaging in battle and conquering enemies.
Among the most important animal cults were the bull cults, which appeared in Egyptian writings as far back as the First Dynasty. The ancients believed that the powerful bull represented the personality of the king; slate palette dating back as far as 3100 BC even show kings as bulls. This animal was chosen because it symbolized the king’s courageous heart, great strength, virility, and fighting spirit. Bulls’ horns even embellish some of the tombs of courtiers who served the first Saqqara kings.
Priests of the bull cults identified a sacred bull by its very specific markings. Once the bull was proclaimed to be a god incarnate, it was taken to the temple compound where it was purified, stabled in majestic quarters, fed the best foods, and given a herd of the finest cows.
The Apis bull cult is probably the best known of the three most prominent and divine bull cults, and it is considered to be the most sacred. Herodotus wrote that the Apis was the “calf of a cow which is never afterwards able to have another. The Egyptian belief is that a flash of lightning descends upon the cow from heaven, and this causes her to receive Apis.”
The Apis bull was originally considered to be the incarnation of the god Ptah, the creator of the universe and master of destiny, but this was a lesser-known association. Later the Apis became widely known as the incarnation of Osiris, god of embalming and cemeteries, when Ptah himself took on funerary characteristics and became associated with Osiris. Plutarch wrote that the “Apis was a fair and beautiful image of the soul of Osiris”. At any rate, only one bull was considered to be the sacred Apis at a time; a replacement could be sought upon the death of the bull. The new Apis was transported to Memphis on a boat with a specially built golden cabin.

Of course all this was working in the plan of God. The children of Israel would remain separated from the Egyptians and their blood lines would remain pure.

Here again we see a “type” of Christ. We see Joseph stood as the mediator between Israel and this Pharaoh.

And Christ:

1Ti 2:5  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
1Ti 2:6  Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Heb 2:10  For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Heb 2:11  For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
Heb 2:12  Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
Heb 2:13  And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.

The Lord will never cast off His people:

Psa 94:14  For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.

Jesus said:

Joh 6:37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

When a sinner trusts Jesus Christ a Savour, he is then sealed at that very moment and hidden with Christ Jesus In God. The believer will not be rejected nor thrown out of the family of God!

The Bible says:

Heb 7:25  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

*****Our text:

Gen 47:1  Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.

Gen 47:5  And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee:
Gen 47:6  The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
Gen 47:7  And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

Gen 47:11  And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
Gen 47:12  And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father’s household, with bread, according to their families.
Gen 47:13  And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.

Gen 47:20  And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh’s.

We see Jacob the patriarch of God’s chosen family at that time. A family of just over seventy people giving a blessing to the Monarch of the known world at that time.

This action also is a “type” of the Second coming of Christ in which Christ will, at His second advent, present His brethren, the Jews, in the court of heaven, restoring them to the place of blessing in the earth. As Jacob here blesses King Pharaoh, so Israel’s portion in the Millenium will be that of blessing the kings of the earth.

The Bible says:

Gal 3:8  And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

It was Jacob that was the Elder of these two men. Notice how Jacob responds to the question of Pharaoh. “How old art thou? “

Jacob says the days of his pilgrimage which means he considered himself a temporary resident. You know at one time Jacob wanted to build a house which is a permanent residence.

You know the Bible says there things we can do to lengthen our days on this earth:

1.) 1Ki 3:14  And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, [then I will lengthen thy days].

In other words to be obedient to God’s Word.

2.) Exo 20:12  Honour thy father and thy mother: [that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee].

3.) 1Co 10:13  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Faith and trust in Christ Jesus is the only answer to life’s problems.

Jacob and his family were given the best land in Egypt for raising cattle and crops:

Psa 84:11  For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Psa 84:12  O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

We should also notice in verse nine “few and evil have the days of the years of my life been” that Jacob said it is the evil’s of this world that is the reason he wasn’t going to live as long as his grandfather and his father.

We all know how smoking, drinking, drugs both illegal and legal are shortening people lives and this does not take in affect the absolute evilness that goes on in this world. Just this week more than 300 people were killed in some fashion that made the news. There is no telling what the actual count was throughout the world.

No matter how far medical science has come it is the word of God that still reigns true.

The Bible says:

Psa 90:9  For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
Psa 90:10  The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

Only the most developed nations have a life span average that approach what God says. Most undeveloped countries fall short such as Laos which is around 55 years.

What we see near the end of chapter forty seven is that at the end of this famine the ruling government owned all the land and all the animals. In fact the government owned all the people except the false religions which were allowed total freedom and sustenance.

We see that God has secured those that belong to Him but the rest of the world were slaves to false religion and the ruling government.

We should ask ourselves “Where are the leaders of America taking us?” In fact every individual should ask themselves this question where ever they live. We see that God will secure His own but the World Governments are all about ruling and taking away the rights of the people.

These Egyptians had to pay 20% back to the government for using land they use to own and animals they use to have. They owned nothing and never would.

Wake up America! Wake up World!

We see false religion linked up to the government:

We find the out come in the Book of Revelation:

Rev 17:4  And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

To move on we know that indeed the Nation of Israel did grow from this small family and grew into a nation while they themselves were in bondage.

In 1948 this nation again were back in the land God gave them.

1.) There are now over 6,000,000 people living in Israel.
2.) They have a working democratic government.
3.) They have a military strength that is the envy of many nations,
4.) They have developed agriculture techniques until they are self sufficient and even market products to the world.

God has truly blessed them:

The Bible says:

Isa 35:1  The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

In these final chapters of the Book of Genesis we see a family regathered. A family that loves and respects one another. The past has been forgotten. It was time to build the nation God had promised to Abraham. Through Joseph, this family had been saved, they had been preserved.

The saints of God are preserved forever by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Jud 1:24  Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
Jud 1:25  To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Jesus will save all (whosoever) that will come to Him and He has promised eternal life to all that do so:

Psa 89:29  His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

Pro 29:25  The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Let’s Pray!

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