June 25, 2020 (Thu.)
The Answers That Have Been Received and Will Receive from the Lowest Place
Genesis 39:1~6 The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands. (2~3)
♬Hymn for scheduled worship: Korean/English Hymnal #491 I’m Pressing on the Upward Way (Unified Hymn #543)
[Message Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cquto5JJQ8&list=PLOCBKggOTU7yqOj4BUIgI_1Yx-MldYCO-&index=5
Joseph found the rightfulness of coming to Egypt as a slave, the inevitability given by God, and the confirmation of the absoluteness of God’s plan. He discovered God’s absolute plan, absolute covenant, and absolute answer at the lowest place. Then how can you enjoy true success from the lowest place as well?
1. Your God-Given Message Must Be Distinct
Hardships become platforms when you hold onto the distinct message given by God. Joseph continued to dream of world evangelization that God had given. Thus he was able to give tremendous effort through prayer when he was in Egypt. Ultimately, Potiphar saw Joseph and confessed that he was able to see God who was truly with Joseph.
2. Through God’s Method, You’ll See His Time Schedule
Whenever the time and wherever the place, Joseph held onto God’s method of always being with him(WITH, Immanuel, and Oneness). Because he held onto the distinct message, he was able to see God’s accurate time schedule. This was the mystery of standing firm in the midst of hardships.
Just like Joseph who saw the time schedule of world evangelization that God would absolutely carry out, your today will be connected with world evangelization and the future. Even if you are in the lowest place, grab hold of the correct covenant. And according to God’s method, wait for His time schedule today.
[Covenantal Prayer] Dear God, as I hold onto Your distinct message, help me to enjoy the blessing of being with You. Within Your time schedule today, may I receive Your guidance. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Immanuel Church Sunday Worship, 1st Service / February 9, 2020
Q. What Must You Absolutely Think about When You’re in the Lowest Place?
It was rightful. It had to be done. Joseph had a vision from God.
Therefore, he had no choice but to be hated
by his older brothers who didn’t have any vision.
Joseph faced all types of unavoidable hardships because he had to carry out world evangelization.
You must think, “Oh, this is why I was sick.”
You mustn’t think, “Why am I the only one who’s sick?”
God gave it to you because it was necessary.
It’s God’s absoluteness. It’s His plan.
From here, you must discover God’s absolute plan.
If you’re unable to see those three important factors, you’ll never be able to solve problems.
Ultimately, you’ll be trapped within them.
When you look at the Bible and history, God’s children faced hardships when they were at the lowest points in their lives. But it was actually during those times when God’s tremendous answers were carried out.