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Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Preparatory Packaging

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God prepares us for our blessings though the preparatory packages. There is always a painful preparation that comes before the blessing. God's blessing make rich and do not add sorrow. Question the blessing when it adds sorrow to your life.
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preparatory packaging 

 

We fail to see past the packages to see the gifts (blessings)

Joseph had to go through a couple of preparations in order to receive his blessings

  1. He gets beaten by his brother
  2. He was sold to the Ishmaelites and becomes a slave
  3. He was bought by Potipher
  4. He was accused by Potipher's wife
  5. He was in jail fpr 13 years

If Joseph had not gone through the preparation, he would not have been ready for his blessing

  • We need to push through to receive our blessing
  • Matthew 7:7, Proverbs 10:22 - blessings that bring sorrw are not God given
  • When you receive a blessing that you are not prepared for you are introuble
  • many of us do not get through to the blessing because we give up
  • God prepares us for our blessings through the preparatory packages
  • The preparatory package may not look good but the blessing is after the preparatory package
  • No preparation is pleasurable
  • There is always painful preparation that comes before the blessing

Job 1:1 & 11

  • Everything that Job went through was for a double blessing at the end
  • Job 6:1-30, Job 13:15 - declaration of faith
  • We get so overwhelmed by the package that we do not receive the blessing
  • God will allow things to happen or set up things because He knows " all things will work out for the good for those who love Him"
  • We know that of we are righteous and something happens in our life, either God sent us, or He has allowed it

 

What do we need to do to get through the wrappings (packaging)

  1. Have faith
  2. Trust God - something you earn from experience and a relationship with God
  3. We need to go back to the fundamentals
    1. reading the Word
    2. Prayer
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