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Nearness To God And Protection In The Beloved

June 21, 2011

In the scripture today it talks about Goshen.  The name Goshen means drawing near and it is God’s promise to He is near to you.  It goes even further than that.  The scripture says you and your children, your children’s children, your flocks, and your herds, and all that you have.  You see God is not just not someone who removes your sin, He wants you in His presence.  He wants you in the place where He can lavish the bountiful love in His heart on you!

When you draw near to God He will provide for you and your little ones.  In the midst of financial famine in the world, when all seems lost, simply draw near to Jesus, for there in “Goshen”, in that place of the nearness, He will provide for you and your household.  Your God shall supply ALL your needs according to HIS riches (not according to your bank account balance or to the world’s economic situation) in glory by Jesus Christ!

Yes, there is a difference between God’s beloved people and the people of the world.  Although Egypt was plagued by swarms of flies and other pestilences, the children of Israel were safe in the land of Goshen, completely untouched by the troubles!

So even if there are bad things happening in the world today, remember that as God’s beloved child, you are in the world, but not of the world.  No plague, no evil and no danger can come close to you and your dwelling place because you are safe in the secret place of the Most High.

The scripture is Joseph is talking to his family but remember Joseph understood that all of his blessings came from the Lord so he simply was proclaiming the confidence of the promises that the Lord had given him.  We should believe in the promises of the Lord and make this same declaration over our family.

You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near to me, you and your children, your children’s children, your flocks and your herds, and all that you have.  There I will provide for you, lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty; for there are still five years of famine.   —   Genesis 45:10-11

Remember that as God’s beloved child, you are in the world, but not of the world. 

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