Whole and Healed!!!

Written by on April 20, 2022

Words Accompanied by The Spirit
Words Accompanied by The Spirit
Whole and Healed!!!

Whole and Healed

While communing with the Holy Spirit, I felt the urge to read the story of Joseph. He has always been one of my favorite characters.

My spirit is complete as I examined all of Joseph’s circumstances. Through many trials and tribulations, the LORD was with him.

When Joseph was younger his father kept him near to himself. (His brothers must have felt unloved and neglected at times.)

Albeit, as they worked in the fields, Joseph would be sent out to “spy” on his brothers. Directly obeying his father, Israel. As his brothers tended to the tasks that they were sent to execute. (From what is written they lacked character in their youth and as young men. So, they were not trustworthy of their father.)

Picture 05 - Genesis 37:4 KJV - And when his brethren saw that their father loved - Bible Verse Picture

Seemingly, Joseph, being a “goody two-shoes”, made sure that Israel was aware of their wrongdoings.

The LORD started to reveal Himself to Joseph in dreams. Being immature, he felt it necessary to brag of these dreams to his brothers. Knowing that their father favored him. Hating Joseph even more, his brothers could not “speak peaceably to him”.

Familial Conflict

After reading all the turmoil of the relationships surrounding Leah and Rachel, Jacob’s (Israel’s) wives, and Zilpah and Bilhah, their respective handmaids, it is no wonder that the vicious cycle of bitterness, jealousy, envy, and hate had been passed on to Joseph and his brothers.

Picture 06 - Genesis 29:30 KJV - And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved - Bible Verse Picture

There are so many lessons in this. What is conspicuous is that even though all, but one of Joseph’s brothers seemed to have no guilt when they threw him in the well, they carried the culpability of watching their father mourn for years.

Joseph’s brothers watched Israel in his grief. Bearing the traumatic consequences of their direct involvement.

Albeit, because of this, they changed. They were somewhat repentant, and it evolved into contrition. Regardless of their actions, they loved their father, Israel.

Picture 04 - Genesis 37:35 KJV - And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to - Bible Verse Picture

Consequently, Joseph spent many years in prison. But in everything that he did, God was with him. It is vividly clear that these conditions humbled Joseph and intensified his spiritual maturity.

Furthermore, Joseph was highly esteemed. When he was given a position, there was never any doubt that he was qualified and trusted to complete his assignments.

God’s Favor

Excelling in all that he did, Joseph never worried about anyone looking over his shoulder. Furthermore, his masters were not intimidated by him.

Hence, Joseph was diligent. Doing all his manner of works before God.

Picture 03 - Genesis 39:5 KJV - And it came to pass from the time that he had - Bible Verse Picture

This is very rare today, especially when you are favored of God. But they welcomed his anointing, having enough wisdom to know that with his presence God’s blessings would ultimately spill over into their lives also.

This leads to two essential points. When Joseph revealed himself to his brothers he knew and was content that no situation or circumstance is happenstance with God. There is always a broader perspective.

Consequently, Joseph had no ill feelings toward his brothers. Joseph was able to embrace them, kiss them, and speak kindly to them, from a genuine place.

Picture 04 - Genesis 50:20 KJV - But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but - Bible Verse Picture

When Pharaoh became aware, he was truly happy for Joseph. And agreed that his entire family should come up and that they should enjoy the riches of the land. This demonstrated his love for Joseph and that his happiness was important to Pharaoh also.

Joseph and his brothers displayed the epitome of having become healthy, healed, and whole.

God’s Provision

The Holy Spirit reaffirmed the importance of not just coming through the predicament, but how you handle yourself while you are in that place.

Lastly, after Pharaoh made ‘careful’ provisions for them to come, Israel and his family were told that they could leave everything behind. Saying, “Do not be concerned with your goods, for the best of the land of Egypt is yours” Genesis 45:20 (AMP).

Picture 03 - Genesis 45:20 KJV - Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all - Bible Verse Picture

This speaks volumes in itself. Showing the gracious character of our heavenly Father.

Originally written on February 12, 2022.

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