18 and take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land in Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land.’ 19 And you, Joseph are commanded to say, ‘Do this: take wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, bring your father and come. 20 Have no concerns for your goods, for the best of all the lands of Egypt is yours.
Egypt and the Israelites were in the middle of a seven-year famine that Joseph prophesied though his interpretation of pharaoh’s dream. Forgiveness became the vehicle that transported the Israelites into the prophetic promises of healing and deliverance. An entire nation would have died from starvation if Joseph’s brothers had not submitted themselves in humility and received forgiveness. Joseph’s love covered the multitude of sins that his brothers committed against him. The cohesion of love, forgiveness, and accepting forgiveness forged a pathway to an entire nation’s deliverance.
My husband and I were in a financial and resource famine without any promise of the drought ending soon. At the time our children ranged from pre-school to high school. We received a phone call that a major corporation’s perishable warehouse ceiling had collapsed, and they needed to disburse the food immediately. The information for the food resource traveled through a shaky relationship connection rooted in the fresh soil of forgiveness. However, they swallowed their pride and we chewed on ours. In the midst of famine, our freezer was filled with filet mignon, lobster tails, shrimp, and other perishables. God had provided us with the choicest cuts of what the land had to offer. Imagine if my husband and I had rejected provision due to a grudge. We would have forfeited provision because we did not like the package that it was wrapped in.
I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. -Psalm 37:25
Will I lose everything? The Israelites upgraded destination did not require furniture, garments, tents and meals from the past. God is supernaturally changing your garments of connection, influence, and perspective. Supplies and reinforcements are being dispatched through unlikely sources. Your pathway to your prophetic Goshen is being paved with humility. During the housing recession in 2010 my husband and I were preparing to purchase our first home and we were diligently repairing our credit. Once again God showed Himself faithful to us in the midst of famine. A service processor informed me that the home we were renting was in foreclosure and that the landlord no longer had possession of the house. He advised us that we should locate to a new place of residence immediately to avoid being evicted without notice. Further, we should not continue to pay the landlord’s rent. We could have become emotionally inflamed and blasted the landlord, but we chose to remain in a posture of forgiveness. The rent had now becoming the savings for the down payment for our new home. God’s faithfulness prevailed once again, the window for us to receive first time homeowner’s down payment assistance had expired. Trust in God knowing that he has a supernatural savings account that is accumulating interest on your behalf!
God provides capacity to carry the future. Joseph’s boss gave the command to give the sons of Israel carts to carry the new thing! I decree and declare that God has loaded your spiritual womb with the new thing that will manifest a harvest of sustainability during this time of famine and uncertainty. You may be in a position that my husband and I were in, unable to “see” through the camouflage of lack. Like Joseph and the Israelites, you may be in the middle of a seven-year famine that looks like only a few weeks of unemployment checks remaining or in the middle of a cancer treatment care plan or in a battle to save your marriage. Whatever your middle looks like, God has extended supply lines of prophetic grace and mercy, divine connections, and reconciliations that bring justice.