There are those “brethren”, who are seeking to invalidate you and the new creation you are in Christ. This is done in order to hide their jealousy and to disguise the void of a genuine relationship with The Spirit of God.
When one aligns themselves with the “accuser of the brethren”, it is evident that true heart transformation has not taken root. The objective of this accusation is to question and even falsify your identity as an heir and a son of God. This was the tactic satan tried on the firstborn son, Jesus: “IF YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD, turn these stones into bread”
We don’t have to prove our sonship to anyone. If Christ is IN you, you are a joint heir and son. God now regards you as if you are His firstborn, with all rights, privileges and inheritance that was traditionally only granted to the firstborn son. -Galatians 4:7
“You meant it for evil God meant it for good”. – Gen. 50:20
Joseph’s brothers were jealous of his God-dreams, mocked Him, threw him in a pit and sold him into slavery. In all of this pain and rejection, Joseph had to come to grips with the dealings of God in his life. This surrender to God, in ALL things, launched Joseph from victim to victor! In this place of surrendered-victory, Joseph realized that although his brothers had intentionally harmed him, God’s unseen purpose was for good. Joseph was sold as a slave in Egypt and would eventually save Egypt and the family of Jacob from a famine that would last seven years.
Ultimately and primarily, Joseph would save the seed! For Jacob’s son, Judah, would carry in his loins the Savior, Jesus, the Christ. This is the seed that would fall into the ground and die so that many more (sons) would come forth! This is the seed that has crushed the serpents head, and this is the seed that indwells all those who are born of the Spirit. It is through this body of seed-sons that God has been using to share salvation to the world and through whom God will bring forth deliverance on a cosmic scale; in answer to the groanings of all creation! (Rom. 8:18-23)
We must realize that all of this great victory was set-forth in accusation but finalized in forgiveness!
So when the accuser rises through various sources to invalidate your placement in Christ, you must forgive! In this way, you will begin see the outworking of God’s greater purpose! God’s greater purpose was not “Working out “ for Joseph alone but it was working out for the entire cosmos!
Pray with me now in this way;
Father, I forgive ___________, those who have accused me falsely, who have harmed me intentionally. I ask that you reveal to me places in my own heart that need your likeness. And though I may not see Your greater, and yet unknown purpose in this pain, May I trust you; knowing that you have a promised me the hope of glory through Christ who is in me;
Jesus, I know that the Holy Spirit is at work in me, transforming me, so as I walk through this, I ask that you transform my heart, like onto yours; in love and forgiveness. Cause me to overcome that you might set me in the place that you have for me to shine, that I might be AS YOU ARE in this world.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to HIS PURPOSE” -Romans 8:28
Be Blessed in Jesus! Sis. Cindy