Gen. 50:22-26 And Joseph lived in Egypt, he and his father’s house. And Joseph lived a hundred and ten years. And Joseph saw Ephraim’s sons of the third generation. Also the sons of Machir the son of Manasseh were born on Joseph’s knees. And Joseph said to his brothers, I die. And God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land into the land which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And Joseph took an oath of the sons of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here. So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old. And they embalmed him, and put him in a coffin in Egypt.
These are the words of Joseph, a man that is about to die. He spoke here for time and eternity. He told them about the future that God will surely visit Israel. Though Israel was blessed in Egypt, that was not the fulfillment of the prophesy because there was so much more God will do.This morning, I want to help you to prepare because when preparation meets divine visitation there will be immense glory and blessing, that is, you will never be the same again.
Exo. 6:1-8 And Jehovah said to Moses, now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he shall let them go, and with a strong hand he shall drive them out of his land. And God spoke to Moses, and said to him, I am Jehovah. And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as God Almighty. But I was not known to them by the name JEHOVAH. And I also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their travels, in which they traveled. And I have also heard the groaning of the sons of Israel, those whom the Egyptians are keeping in bondage. And I have remembered My covenant. Therefore say to the sons of Israel, I am Jehovah, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rescue you out of their bondage. And I will redeem you with a stretched-out arm, and with great judgments. And I will take you to Me for a people, and I will be to you a God. And you shall know that I am Jehovah your God, who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you in to the land concerning which I lifted up My hand to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And I will give it to you for a heritage. I am Jehovah!
This scripture is the fulfillment of the prophesy God gave to Joseph. God has a time table especially with visitation. Whenever God wants to do a thing, He will give a message ahead and further repeat it for emphasis. When you relate with God, you need to understand His timing else you will become weary and discouraged. We wrongly relate with God when we don’t understand His timing. God has an MO (Modus Operandi). His MO is, He will make a promise and perform it. Before God does anything, He will first say it ahead of time. For us, He has said I will surely do my promise, and because He has said it He will do it.
When God says a thing, the battle is of the mind: this is the battle of skepticism. When man’s mind goes weary before the fullness of time, God will repeat the message like He did to Abraham about having a son, so as to strengthen his heart. Gen. 18:10 And He said, I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and lo, Sarah your wife shall have a son.
God gives us promises so that through such promises we can apprehend the promises. When God wants to get something done, sometimes He can use something good or bad to His glory. He could use the devil, people or circumstances to fulfill His promise.
When God Visits the Following Happen
- He brings fruitfulness, Gen. 21:1-2, 1 Sam. 2:21.
- Deliverance, Exo. 3:15-17, 4:31.
- Differs manifestations of the Holy Ghost, Acts 2:19-21, Is. 29:6.
- Supernatural provision, Ruth 1:6.
- Judgment – He judges your enemies and bless you, Num. 16:29
- He sends His servants a word of promise, Lk. 7:16, Zech.10:3.
- God’s people’s life begins to preach the good news. You will have testimonies, Is. 2:2.
How Not to Miss God’s Visitation
- Obedience of faith, Rom. 16:26.
- Whole heartedly follow the Lord.
- Believe in the strong hand of God, Ps. 66:3, Exo. 6:6.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
When people don’t get a thing at the time they were supposed to get it, they will need a miracle. To miss God is a serious problem. Missing God sometimes can cause you your life and destiny. Don’t serve God conveniently, follow Him whole heartedly. If you wholly follow the Lord you will never be disappointed.