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DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP SERIES

Your Divine Destiny

  1. God has a destiny for you!

  2. God’s plan is the best!

  3. Do you want a destiny in God? COMPARE

Gen 49:22

"Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a spring; his branches run over the wall.

Gen 49:23

The archers bitterly attacked him, shot at him, and harassed him severely,

Gen 49:24

yet his bow remained unmoved; his arms [fn] were made agile by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob (from there is the Shepherd, [fn] the Stone of Israel),

Gen 49:25

by the God of your father who will help you, by the Almighty [fn] who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that crouches beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

Gen 49:26

The blessings of your father are mighty beyond the blessings of my parents, up to the bounties of the everlasting hills. [fn] May they be on the head of Joseph, and on the brow of him who was set apart from his brothers.

THE DESTINY OF JOSEPH

DESTINY - Greater than His brothers


Gen 37:5-8 ‘Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.” His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.’

DESTINY - Conspired to kill Him


Gen 37:18-19 ‘So Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan. But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him. “Here comes that dreamer!” they said to each other. “Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.”


DESTINY - Betrayed for measly silver coins


Gen 37:26-28 ‘Judah said to his brothers, “What will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood? Come, let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him; after all, he is our brother, our own flesh and blood.” His brothers agreed. So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.’


DESTINY - Falsely accused though he did no wrong!


Gen 39:17-20 ‘Then she told him this story: “That Hebrew slave you brought us came to me to make sport of me. But as soon as I screamed for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.” When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, “This is how your slave treated me,” he burned with anger. Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined.’


DESTINY - The two fellow prisoners


Gen 40:4-5 ‘After they had been in custody for some time, each of the two men—the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were being held in prison—had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.’


DESTINY - The exaltation of the suffering servant!


Gen 40:39-41 ‘Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.” So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.” Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck. He had him ride in a chariot as His second in command.’



DESTINY - The Gentile Bride


Gen 41:45 ‘Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, to be his wife.’



DESTINY - The Hardship And Fulfillment


Gen 41:54 And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands…


DESTINY - The reconciliation of Joseph and his brothers


Gen 45:1-5,14 ‘So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh’s household heard about it. Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still living?” But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence. Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you… Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping.’


DESTINY - What some meant for evil, God meant for good!


Gen 50:18-20 His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said. But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid... You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish… the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.


COMPARE YOUR DESTINY: And Joseph’s

Gen 48:1  

And it came to pass after these things, that [one] told Joseph, Behold, thy father [is] sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

Gen 48:2  

And [one] told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

Gen 48:3  

And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

Gen 48:4  

And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee [for] an everlasting possession.

Gen 48:5  

And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, [are] mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

Gen 48:6  

And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, [and] shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.

Gen 48:7  

And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet [there was] but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same [is] Bethlehem.

Gen 48:8  

And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who [are] these?

Gen 48:9  

And Joseph said unto his father, They [are] my sons, whom God hath given me in this [place]. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.

Gen 48:10  

Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, [so that] he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

Gen 48:11  

And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

Gen 48:12  

And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

Gen 48:13  

And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought [them] near unto him.

Gen 48:14  

And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid [it] upon Ephraim's head, who [was] the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh [was] the firstborn.

Gen 48:15  

And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

Gen 48:16  

The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

Gen 48:17  

And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

Gen 48:18  

And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this [is] the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

Gen 48:19  

And his father refused, and said, I know [it], my son, I know [it]: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

Gen 48:20  

And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

Gen 48:21  

And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

Gen 48:22  

Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.




Deu 33:13  

And of Joseph he said,
“Blessed by the L
ORD be his land,
with the choicest gifts of heaven above,
and of the deep that crouches beneath,

Deu 33:14  

with the choicest fruits of the sun
and the rich yield of the months,

Deu 33:15  

with the finest produce of the ancient mountains
and the abundance of the everlasting hills,

Deu 33:16  

with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness
and the favor of him who dwells in the bush.
May these rest on the head of Joseph,
on the pate of him who is prince among his brothers.

Deu 33:17  

A firstborn bullhe has majesty,
and his horns are the horns of a wild ox; with them he shall gore the peoples,all of them
, to the ends of the earth; they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.”

These Israelites assisted in embracing the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ and carrying this Good News, not only West, but to the ends of the earth.







1Ch 5:1

The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn, but because he defiled his father's couch, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, so that he could not be enrolled as the oldest son;

1Ch 5:2

though Judah became strong among his brothers and a chief came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),


The DESTINY of the diaspora is a means to an end: "…for this thing is from me.'" So they listened to the word of the LORD …".

1Ki 12:21

When Rehoboam came to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin, 180,000 chosen warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.

1Ki 12:22

But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God:

1Ki 12:23

"Say to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the rest of the people,

1Ki 12:24

'Thus says the LORD, You shall not go up or fight against your relatives the people of Israel. Every man return to his home, for this thing is from me.'" So they listened to the word of the LORD and went home again, according to the word of the LORD.

DESTINY - In Europe (please see the map) the natural Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celtic, Scandinavian and related peoples that fulfill all the prophetic earmarks that identify them with being the literal physical descendants of the ancient people of Old Testament history known as Israelites (Genesis Chapters 48 & 49; Deuteronomy 7:6-8). These Israelites assisted in embracing the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ and carrying this Good News, not only West, but to the ends of the earth.


CONCLUSIONS – Like Joseph’s Destiny:


Pastor Rev. C.E. Stephen Coates

Thursday May 9th, 2013

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pastorsteveonthego@hotmail.com


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