Joseph, the Summit Who Recreated the Field (Genesis 39:1-5) 1/31/2021
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Joseph, the Summit Who Recreated the Field (Genesis 39:1-5) 1/31/2021
Why do we give messages concerning the summit? It is not to simply say that we must be successful. It is because God’s interest is in the Summit. One may think, isn’t God’s interest saving all nations and all people? Yes. However, the person God raises to save all nations and all people is the summit. The Bible calls them the spiritual summit, disciple, and evangelist. Therefore, the summit the Bible discusses is not someone who is merely smart, attends a good university, or is in a high position. First, receive strength. There were more people who hadn’t gotten education than those who did and a lot more people who did not have good backgrounds or high positions (1 Corinthians 1:26-29). God raised these people as the summits of that age. Then, what was different about the summits that God raised? We will think about that, one by one, starting this week. The message this week is, “Joseph, the Summit Who Recreated the Field.” The field is the environment I live in. Joseph lived in an environment that was harder and more painful than anyone else where he couldn’t die or live. His family environment was difficult. The job he acquired in the world was a slave. He was falsely accused and went to prison. What does our environment look like? It is a world that is so corrupted and full of suffering. This is why recreation to save the field is needed. How God created Joseph into this summit is important. God is making us into one even now.
- God planted God’s absolute plan and absolute covenant in Joseph.
1) God spoke in many ways but in the last days, God spoke through Christ (Hebrews 1:1-2).
① How did He speak to Joseph? There was no recorded Word and because it was before Christ came to earth, God spoke directly through a dream (Genesis 37:5-11).
② How does He speak to us now? He speaks to us through the recorded Bible. Christ came to this earth and spoke to us and gave us a promise. That is called the covenant. Thus, we must have time to listen to the word, hold onto the world, and meditate on the word. It was God who planted the word, but we must be the ones to imprint it. We must train our thoughts centered on the covenant and the word before problems in our day-to-day life. That is the imprint training.
③ How many covenants of the summit has God given to us? It is the covenant given to us during creation (Genesis 1:27-28). The covenant that God gave to His saved people (Deuteronomy 33:29). The covenant God gave to the Israelites in the place they were taken captive (Isaiah 60:22). As Jesus resurrected and ascended, He gave an even more specific covenant of the summit. (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-20, Acts 1:8).
2) We must discover our identity in this.
① There are so many perfectly normal people who live with a beggar and slave identity (Story of the Eaglet in Aesop’s Fable). The environment does not create my identity. The covenant that God has given to me is my identity (Ephesians 2:12).
② The answer to the problems and events we face comes out of this. Everything becomes a platform for the one who has the covenant. Nothing needs to become a scar Everything becomes a scar because you are bound by the thought that I am an unhappy person and a person who always get scarred. Why did Joseph’s mom have to pass away so early? Why did he have to be sold as a slave by his brothers and go to prison? All of that was to fulfill the covenant of the summit that God had given to Joseph (Genesis 45:8). This is called the covenant journey.
- Joseph held onto this covenant and deeply communicated with God in all environments, problems, and events.
1) There are three important verses. He overcame the environment, changed the environment, and stood as a witness there.
“And the Lord was with Joseph” (verse 2), this is “with.” “And his master saw that the Lord was with him” (verse 3), this is “Immanuel.” “The Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake” (verse 5), this is “oneness.”
2) It starts from “God is with me.”
① The important thing is, was God only with Joseph? Then why doesn’t the next thing happen to us?
It is a matter of whether I am trained to communicate with God who has given me this covenant in all my environments, problems, and events. Joseph was trained when he was young and in his youth and did this deeply in his most lonely and despairing times.
② There is no other reason for our lonely and difficult time. It is for you to enjoy deep time with God.
It is a time to imprint the faith that believers in the covenant, God’s absolute plan, God’s absolute power deep in my soul. This is why we must have deep time (scheduled prayer, time of concentrated prayer).
3) God’s absolute power, the power of the throne, that transcends time and space will be revealed in that time. The works of recreation come forth from that.
God sent Joseph before a king in God’s time schedule. The king acknowledged his spiritual depth (Genesis 41:38). Joseph was sold as a slave at the age of 17, and he was 30 years old here. This is why middle and high school, and the young adult period is important.
- Joseph’s decision in problems and incidents. The life of a summit and the 62 points of the life of an evangelist is what comes from this.
A time to decide will always come in the field we live in. Joseph could have chosen despair while living as a slave. He could have chosen the temptation of Potiphar’s wife. He could have used humanism and be freed from prison much earlier.
1) Train the ten standards of making decisions as a summit. This is the preparation of our vessels to place the blessings of the summit.
Look only upon God and stand alone. Stand before the absolute fact. Break the frame of one’s thoughts. Create a synergy of being together. Choose a crisis and make it into an opportunity. Yield and be triumphant, challenge to the summit, enjoy the wilderness and always seek God’s will.
2) Because we are people who need to receive the guidance of the Holy Spirit, do not be urgent or hasty but wait in faith (Hebrews 6:12).
Holding onto God’s promise and waiting until you are sure that is God’s permission is faith. People become urgent because they try to earn money quickly, be successful quickly, and solve problems quickly. However, they are being deceived by Satan.
3) Whatever you do, first choose the time to receive spiritual strength. My nature will change when I have strength from God.
The time of worship, listening to the message, and receive training is important. The commonality is that it is all times to receive spiritual strength. Wait for the works of the Holy Spirit at that time and pray for the filling of the Holy Spirit. The filling of the Holy Spirit is everything. It is promised (Acts 1:8). I get deceived by myself, by the world, and by the devil if I do not have spiritual strength.
Conclusion – The God who chose Joseph, trained him, and raised him as the summit who recreated the field is our God. We are people who will be used as the true summit and spiritual summit who need to make works of recreation happen in all our environments and fields.