Study Genesis 47:13-26
Verse for Meditation: Genesis 47:27
“So Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions there and grew and multiplied exceedingly”.
For seven years, there was a severe famine in Egypt as interpreted by Joseph. The children of Israel were in Egypt for five of these seven years, kept in Goshen. The severity of the famine made the Egyptians to sell all their livestock, their land and eventually themselves to Pharaoh.
“Then Joseph said to the people, “Indeed I have bought you and your land this day for Pharaoh. Look, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land” (Gen 47:23)
While all these were going on, the people of Israel were growing and prospering in Goshen. The famine of the people of Egypt never got to the.
Goshen is a type of God’s provision of safety for the people of God in times of trouble.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psa 91:1)
“For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock” (Psa 27:5)
“And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain” (Isa 4:6)
That is the more reason why we do not have to fear when the storm begins in the world. Like the present situation occasioned by the advent of corona virus also known as covid-19, the fear of it in the lives of children of God is worst that the pandemic itself. Why should the fear in the world be your fear as a child of God? Why do you have a Father in heaven if there is no difference between you and the people of the world?
There is a “Goshen” for us even now as always. There is a pavilion of the Almighty where we can hide. There is a provision for the children of Zion in all difficult situations. Run into it and be saved.
Any child of Israel who abandoned Goshen to fraternize with the general people of Egypt in those days will face the same thing the Egyptians were facing. The security of Goshen is limited to Goshen; those who wants it will remain in Goshen. You cannot dwell in the general Egypt and expect the covering of Goshen.
Where are you? Are you in the secret place of the Most High or just a Christian by name and title? God surely knows those that re His. Remain where God places you and you will enjoy the provisions He has made for you. Do not forget, allocation is closely related to location. If you are in the right location, you will not miss your allocation.
- Appreciate God for the provisions of heaven for a time such as this and what He will continue to do for you.
- Father, help me to remain under the covering of your Mighty power in Jesus name.
- Powers troubling my life, be roasted in the fire of God in Jesus name.
- I will not miss the abundant provisions of God for my life at this time in Jesus name.
- I will not be a victim of covid-19 no matter what in Jesus name.
The Lord shall preserve you and all members of the family at this time in Jesus name.
Heaven will open to meet all the needs of your life and those of your family from today in Jesus name.
Have a blessed day.