This outpouring of the Holy Spirit is gaining momentum every day! The move of God is increasing more and more. We are experiencing every possible form of THE BLESSING. The healing and miracle ministry of Jesus is being displayed in our services and lives.
God’s provision is overtaking us. Bills are being paid in full and debts are being obliterated. We are becoming “…furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation” (2 Corinthians 9:8, The Amplified Bible, Classic Edition).
Speaking of donations, thank you so much for your generous tithes and offerings to EMIC. I stand in agreement with you and your family, according to Psalm 115:14: “The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.” The glory of The LORD is upon you and your family—especially those who are believing for family restoration.
This is “Family Month” at EMIC.
Family is big to God. He gave His Son for the restoration of His family. And He is still supernaturally bringing families back together, no matter how dysfunctional.
If there were anyone in the Bible who had a dysfunctional family, it was Joseph. His brothers became extremely jealous of him after he shared his dream with them. They were so angry, they wanted to kill him. Genesis 37:24 says, “And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.” They fully intended to let him die out there in the desert until they spotted a caravan. Verse 28 says, “And they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.” Adding insult to injury, they killed a goat and dipped Joseph’s coat in its blood—the same special coat of many colors his father had made for him.
Whatever was going on with this family had finally come to a head.
After Joseph was sold into slavery, he found himself in and out of prison. His father went into deep depression over what he thought was his son’s death. The rest of the family argued about what happened, and a deep divide resulted.
In spite of everything that happened to him, Joseph kept his faith in God: “Because The LORD was with him, and that which he did, The LORD made it to prosper” (Genesis 39:23). He never quit or gave up hope for the restoration of his family. His heart yearned for them, and he never stopped loving them.
The famine in Israel provided the opportunity for Joseph’s brothers to come to Egypt for help. There, they unknowingly encountered their “long-lost” brother (who just happened to work directly for Pharaoh!). On one occasion, they brought Benjamin, Joseph’s younger brother. Genesis 43:29-31, in the New Living Translation, reveals Joseph’s deep love for his estranged family:
Then Joseph looked at his brother Benjamin, the son of his own mother. ‘Is this your youngest brother, the one you told me about?’ Joseph asked. ‘May God be gracious to you, my son.’ Then Joseph hurried from the room because he was overcome with emotion for his brother. He went into his private room, where he broke down and wept. After washing his face, he came back out, keeping himself under control. Then he ordered, ‘Bring out the food!’
The day finally came for the restoration of his family. In Genesis 45:4-5, Joseph acts: “‘Please, come closer,’ he said to them. So they came closer. And he said again, ‘I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into slavery in Egypt. But don’t be upset, and don’t be angry with yourselves for selling me to this place. It was God who sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives’” (NLT).
Joseph’s father, brothers and entire family, eventually moved to Egypt. Pharaoh told Joseph to give them the best land. This was God’s supernatural restoration at work in this precious family!
I pray for you right now that your family is being restored. Joel 2:25-26 is your scripture: “I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of The LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.”
Standing in faith for your family,