God Moving in Power in 2013
Happy New Year!
2013 will be a year the Church begins to experience the release of a Joseph Anointing. This Joseph Anointing will be like the story recorded in Genesis when God called Joseph from a pit to a palace to help Israel and the surrounding nations survive a coming season of famine. God is releasing this anointing upon his people so we can become a supernatural blessing of wisdom and resource for the nations of the world.
Joseph was a pivotal figure in the history of Israel. God called Joseph to stand in the gap for Israel between desolation and their future destiny. Joseph came to this position bringing nothing with him. He was thrown into a pit and left for dead. He was then taken out of the pit and sold into slavery by the very people who should have loved him – his brothers. After being falsely accused of a sexual assault, he was put in prison and stayed there until God raised him up to a place of prominence and authority as second in command to Pharaoh. Through all the heartache and hardship he experienced, God never abandoned Joseph.
After experiencing deep personal pain and rejection, Joseph was willing to make a way for his family to survive the famine. He did not allow his painful personal history to be a roadblock to what God desired to do in his family and as a result the nation of Israel was spared from starvation.
The provision of physical needs was a vehicle God used to bring restoration and reconciliation to Joseph’s family and to Israel. Joseph’s anointing was able to flow because he was willing to reconcile with those who had wronged him.
One of the greatest hindrances to the moving of God’s Spirit in the midst of God’s people is the unwillingness to release an offense. Reconcilers take practical and tangible steps towards reconciliation no matter what the cost.
Reconcilers initiate plans for healing and restoration.
Joseph wept as he reconciled with his family - this is the heart of a reconciler. Behind each act of familial reconciliation there stands a city or a nation waiting to be set free. Israel and the surrounding nations endured a severe famine because one man was willing to reconcile with those who had wronged him.
Finally, the trials and issues you have faced in your life have been used by God to position you for the greatest impact. As Joseph spoke to his brothers, the Lord will also speak through you to those who have stood against you in the past. As you are anointed and released you will be able to say, like Joseph, “God has sent me ahead of you to keep you and your families alive and to preserve many survivors. So it was God who sent me here, not you!”
Genesis 45: 7-8