Life of Joseph (Part 3): Lively Hope Activates Divine Protection

Shyju Mathew

"Experience the Word of God, in the power of the Spirit."

August 13, 2021

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Life of Joseph

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Today as we learn how to activate divine protection in our life, may we break off every heaviness in our life, as we continue to encounter the revelation of God through this mighty Word released by Prophet Shyju Mathew.

Are you a person who has suffered a great deal in life? Do you like suffering? Yes? No?

Most of us would answer a huge No to that question. Humans genuinely dislike pain and very few of us would want suffering to continue.

Friend, in life, trials are normal and valleys are normal, but staying there forever is not normal.

Let’s repeat this truth: Trials are normal. Valleys are normal. As a believer, staying there is NOT normal!

Last post, we read in Genesis, how the Word tested Joseph through trials. The Bible further described Joseph’s story, that “until his time, the Word tried him” (Ps 105:19).

This boy who was threatened with murder by his own brothers, then sold into slavery, then falsely accused and finally, betrayed further in prison, his life sounds like one sad song indeed!

Except, the Word tested Joseph! Joseph was tested until his time, until the Word manifested and the divine fruit of supernatural wisdom and grace could be seen in his life.

Joseph didn’t remain in the dungeon! He emerged to rule Egypt and then spared the whole world from perishing from famine!

Friend, yes, the Lord Jesus told His disciples, “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.” But then, our Lord continued, “But take heart, because I have overcome the world!” John 16:33 NLT

Jesus said, “Take heart, because I have overcome the world!

Dear friend, let’s get this right. There is suffering and trials and sorrows in life, but the Spirit of Christ Who lives inside of us has overcome the world!

We carry the Spirit of the Overcomer!

Truly, suffering 365 days without victory is not the portion of a believer! As believers, we have a ministry of hope!

1 Peter 1:3: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Our portion from God our Father is lively hope! God, who in His great mercy, has begotten us through Christ, gives hope as our portion! The resurrection of Jesus Christ, Who overcame death for you and for me, gives us lively hope.

Lively hope gives us the grace to live again, to be happy again.

We trust in the goodness of our Father, and keep on hoping all the way from the pit to the palace, because of our lively hope in Christ, our Overcomer!

So, friend, do you have fear or faith? Are you hoping or hopeless? Do you believe in our faithful God whether your view is the valley or a mountaintop?

Then lively hope is yours indeed!

To unlock divine protection through this lively hope, head to this exciting sermon, Activating Divine Protection by Prophet Shyju Mathew.

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Series NavigationLife of Joseph (Part 2): How to enter your destiny – a lesson well learnt >>Life of Joseph (Part 4): Trials bring Promotion >>