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Praise the lord. Moses here from Christian Motivation, I do believe that you are doing fine. In the last video that I made I made a promise and I said that I would share with you some things, so I just want in this video to share with you one of the things that I promised, and one of the things that I promised to share with you was a verse concerning Joseph where God made him forget his past, and the reason I wanted to do that is I know the last year, 2011, has been really hard on some people.
I’ve been in places where I’ve found people who are out on the streets on tents, under the bridges, I’ve seen tents put out in places some of you would not even imagine living. People have lost their homes, people have lost their jobs, marriages have fallen apart, relationships have fallen apart, just because of what is happening in this country. People are losing hope, it’s almost like people are just hitting the bottom and they don’t seek any way out.
I’m here to just encourage you and let you know that God is still on the throne. God is still in control. The very reason that you are still breathing is an indication that God still has a purpose on your life, and I just want to encourage you that when things get tough, don’t give up hope. Don’t give up hope. There is hope for you.
God is going to come through for you. And, as I said in the last video, we see this in scripture, in many instances, in many examples, where God came through at points where probably people had given up, and they thought that there was no hope for them, and one of the things that I want you to know is when God comes through for you, he will even make you forget your past. He will make you forget the pains that you are going through.
You see, sometimes when we are going through those pains, it almost looks like you will not go through the pain, or you will not go through the situation, or the circumstance, and you think to yourself, even if you were to get to the other side, and things get better, you almost think like there’s no way you can forget, and I’m here to let you know that sometimes even people who have gone through pain and gone through circumstances and get to a life that looks to be better, if they cannot forget their past sometimes their past will hold them back. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, if your past was bad and you cannot forget your past your past will hold you back.
So I just want to share with you two verses that really blessed me, and the way I came upon these verses was really through a friend of mine, I have a pastor friend of mine who one time text me- just a few days ago, probably a few weeks ago, so he text me and asked me what I thought of Genesis Chapter 41, and he was telling me to look at verse 51.
He told me to look at Genesis 41:51, and he was asking what revelation I was getting from it; the funny thing is, the moment I read the verse, I replied to him and I told him, look here, I don’t know what revelation you’re getting out of the verse, but what I know is the verse just shows that there are things that we go through sometimes and we even don’t know how, how to go through them.
But as I was meditating on the verse, the very first time I read it, It’s almost something just leaped on the inside of me, and it was like this verse was speaking aloud to me, and the second verse too, I read verse 51, and it was also speaking something on the inside of me, and I remember texting back and told him, you know what, this verse is blessing me so much, I can see me even give a whole sermon on these two verses. Now, I’m not here to give a whole sermon on these two verses, but I just wanted to read them to you and let you know what God can do.
It says, this is the story of Joseph, I’m sure you know about this story, if you don’t I encourage you to go out in Genesis and read the life of Joseph, it’s really a story that will bless you because I know there is a lot that you can get from there. But in verse 51 it says, “And Joseph called the name of the first born,” let me go back to verse 50, verse 50 says, “And unto Joseph were born two sons, before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On, bare unto him. And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house. And the name of the second called he Abraham, for God had caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction,”
You see, Joseph had gone through a lot of trouble, a lot of circumstances in his life, and it looked like even if he was doing the right thing, things were not coming up the right way. It almost looked like he was doing the right thing, but then the right thing was leading him to the wrong destination. You see, in life, sometimes we will look at our lives and it looks like we are doing everything we know to do.
It looks like we have prayed the way we know to pray, it looks like we have worked at our work the way we know to do, to work, we have given ourselves at our bosses our at our businesses or our work, or it may be the ministry, whatever it is, it may be your relationships, sometimes you- it looks like you’ve done everything you know to do right, but the it looks like the things end up giving you the results you didn’t want to get in the first place, and I know that many people who have been working hard paying their mortgage, but then they ended up losing their jobs, they ended up losing their houses, they ended up losing their relationships after all they had invested in those relationships, in those jobs, in their careers, in the businesses, but at the end of the day they ended up losing their jobs, they ended up losing their businesses, they ended up losing their relationships, and you may be at a place in your life where you are wondering where is God.
I believe that Joseph was at that place where he knew he had done every right thing, but it looked like whatever he did did not amount to anything good, it almost looked like everything he did right was only leading to something wrong. But God was not done with him, you see the scripture tells us that even when he was going through all that, God was with him, and I am here to encourage you that God is with you. But here is an interesting thing that I was in these two verses.
When God took Joseph from the prison and set him on the throne, when he had- when Joseph had his first son, he did not name his first son a name that meant that he was fruitful. The first thing that he named- the name that he gave his first son, was a name that said that God had made him forget all the toil and all the trouble and all the challenges that he had gone through. You see, sometimes in life, even after you’ve excelled, even after you’ve gone to the other side of the river, if I may say, after you’ve crossed to the other side, if you have not forgotten the things, the troubles you’ve gone through, it’s very hard for you to enjoy even what God has given to you.
So to Joseph, it was very important that God makes him forget all the pain and all the toil, and I believe that placed a very important role in his future because you remember when his brothers came he was able to forgive them, and sometimes you may read that and you wonder how was he able to forgive his brothers after all that they had done to them.
Here’s the trick, here’s the secret; God had made him forget the past. I believe that God is going to take you to a place in your life where the first thing that he’s going to do, before you even realize the prosperity that he’s bringing in your life, before you realize his goodness, he’s going to make you forget your past. God is going to make you forget your past, and after he has made you forget your past, then he is going to make you fruitful so that you can enjoy the fruit of whatever it is that God is giving to you.
This verse has blessed me a lot; I can do a whole sermon on just these two verses, but I’m here to just encourage you that- don’t give up, God is going to make you forget, I don’t know what you’re going through, I don’t know how bad things have been for you, I don’t know how bad this year has been for you, but I want you to know that God is still on the throne. If you are still breathing, you are a candidate for a miracle, and God is going to do that in your life. He is going to make you forget all the pain, he is going to make you forget all the toil, and then he is going to make you fruitful. Just don’t give up, and keep on hoping. Keep on trusting in him, keep on looking to him, he is going to make it come true in your life.
So, I wanted to encourage you with that, I just wanted to make sure I am true to the promise I made in the last video of sharing these two verses with you, so I encourage you to just keep on lifting up the name of Jesus, keep on looking unto God and he will see you through.
Until next time, I wish you the best in this holiday season, and I want you to keep hoping for a better 2012. God bless you, stay blessed, keep the faith, and go reign in life. Bye bye.