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Date: 2017-12-11

ACCOUNTABILITY AND AUTHORITY


Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them.
(Genesis 37:2b)

Bible Verses: Jeremiah 29:11; Luke 10:17-20; Romans 8:28

Joseph was loved by his father more than his other brothers because he always gave a good account of the deceptive behaviours of his brothers to his father. When he received dreams concerning his future, Joseph did not keep them to himself, but he shared with his brothers and parents. Because of this, his brothers hated him more and persecuted him. Joseph was accountable for the smallest thing he received. Because of this, from the early age of seventeen, his father gave him authority over his brothers who were always stealing from the father. Even as a slave and in prison in Egypt, Joseph was recognized by his masters, and because of the wisdom of God upon him, he was given the authority over all those he was with. In the end, because of the Spirit of wisdom and understanding from God, he was given authority over the whole land of Egypt. The dreams which he had earlier on and shared with his brothers and father were fulfilled. Joseph never allowed his immediate situation and persecutions and rejection to steal dreams from him. It is the same for you today. You must always hold on to that dream which God has given to you concerning your future just as Jeremiah 29:11 says. God’s thoughts for you are not of failure, but are of a future and hope. Never allow your contrary or negative situation to steal, kill or destroy your dream. Keep on holding onto that dream and declaring that all things will work for good just as the Word of God assures you. Remember in Luke 10:19, the LORD Jesus gave you the authority over all situations and circumstances.
 

PRAYER
Help me LORD Jesus Christ to keep on holding steadfastly onto all that You have destined me for. Help me to always declare Your Word in every situation that I might be going through as I know I will be able to overcome. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.