|Posted on May 3, 2010 at 8:08 PM|
Gen. 41:1, , Gen. 41:46
Joseph spent at least two years in his prison. ! We also do know for sure that from the time Joseph was thrown into that pit by his brothers until the day he became the second ruler in Egypt, some 13 years passed by. It was an extended period of test in this man's life
Note: Sometimes our trials are over in a short time; at other times they may last for years. God may spend many years shaping your life for a relatively short period of service.
He may send you into a prison experience in your life to prepare you for greater service.
It took at least 15 years from the time David was anointed king over Israel until he ruled over the land, 1 Sam. 16; 2 Sam. 5:4.
Those 15 years were hard years; but they were years of development. David was forced to walk through some hard places, but God used that time in his life to develop David to sit on the throne of the land.
Regardless of how long or how short our prison experiences may be, our duty is to submit to God and to His will for our lives.
From This Month of May Continue to serve the Lord even when you don't understand Him.
8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.
9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord's renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed.
Always remember that He has a plan. It is a good plan; it is the best plan, Rom. 8:28.
Apostle Clement Ogoro
Christian Elect Centre