Five Minute Faith Talks: “Faith that Expects God to Bless”

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Hebrews 11:22  By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

You can read about this event in Genesis 50:24 – 26. In this setting, Joseph, the son of Jacob, was getting ready to die. At this point, the Jews were still living in Egypt, but God had made a promise to Abraham in Genesis 15 that not only would the Jews live in Egypt for a while, but also that God would bring them out of Egypt one day. This promise was made to Abraham about 215 years before the Jews ever even went into Egypt. Israel would go into Egypt in Genesis 46 and God would bring them out of Egypt in Exodus 12 (another 215 years). That’s 430 years that this promise had been passed down from generation to generation until it finally came to pass! Talk about faith!!

 Joseph knew about this promise that God had made to his great grandfather, Abraham, and Joseph made an oath with the Jews who were there to ensure that, when God brought this promise to pass, they would make sure to take Joseph’s bones with them and bury his bones in the land that God had promised them once they arrived there. He made this oath although they didn’t yet know where that promised land was. The exodus from Egypt didn’t happen for about 144 years after Joseph died…Joseph truly had Faith that Expects God to Bless! He didn’t know when or how, but he believed God to be a God who honors His promises!

While Joseph knew he wouldn’t be there to see this promise come to pass, he wanted to show forth some action of faith that indicated he still believed that it would happen, even if he would never see it himself.

God has given you and me some great and precious promises in His word; promises that He wants us to take quite literally and to start showing forth actions of faith to show that we believe those promises will come to pass!
What can you do today to show forth that you truly believe the promises of God are true and that they will take place? Is there some step of faith that God has been impressing upon your heart to take? Let’s be like Joseph and take that step of faith! Whether we see an immediate result or not, we can show God that we mean business and that we believe His promises! Let’s have Faith that Expects God to Bless!

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Published by Jason Fulmer

Jason Fulmer currently serves as a Pastor and Personal / Professional development teacher. His life's goal is to lead men and women to THEIR next level of living and leading through Education and Example!

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