THE LIVING WORD TRANSCRIPT

PROGRAM AIR DATE: 12-15-19



LESSON TITLE: SO GREAT A CLOUD OF WITNESSES - JOSEPH



WELCOME

IN PSALM 139, DAVID ONCE ASKED THE QUESTION, "WHERE CAN I GO FROM YOUR SPIRIT?" HOW COMFORTING IT IS TO KNOW THAT OUR GOD IS ALWAYS THERE FOR US. ARE YOU A FAITHFUL CHILD OF THE CREATOR? THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING, LET ME WELCOME YOU TO THE PROGRAM. THE LIVING WORD IS A WORK OF OUR LORD, DEDICATED TO DOING GOD'S WILL IN HIS WAY! AS ALWAYS, IT WILL BE OUR PRIVILEGE TODAY TO SING SONGS OF PRAISE AND TO STUDY FROM HIS WORD. IN THESE ACTS OF WORSHIP, MAY WE ALL BE ENCOURAGED, BUT ULTIMATELY MAY WE EACH PRAISE GOD ACCORDING TO THE SACRIFICES TO OFFER TOWARD HIS THRONE. IT WILL ALSO BE OUR HONOR THIS MORNING TO SPEAK WITH GOD THROUGH PRAYER. WILL YOU BOW WITH ME AS WE TALK TO OUR CREATOR?

PRAYER: OUR GOD AND FATHER IN HEAVEN, WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THIS DAY; THE MANY GREAT BLESSINGS OF LIFE AND THE PRIVILEGE THAT WE HAVE TO BE CALLED YOUR CHILDREN AND TO BE SERVANTS IN YOUR KINGDOM. AND HELP US THIS DAY AS WE WORSHIP YOU TO DO SO IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH THAT WE MIGHT BE FOUND ACCEPTABLE IN ALL THINGS KNOWING FATHER THAT YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO NOT ONLY BLESS US NOW BUT ETERNALLY. AND FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR GREAT TIMES OF THE YEAR LIKE THIS THAT WE ARE ABLE TO ENJOY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ALSO SHOW FORTH WHO YOU ARE IN OUR ACTIONS AND WORDS. AND HELP US TO EVER BE THE LIGHTS THAT WE NEED TO FOR THOSE WHO ARE AROUND US. IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY, AMEN.

NOW IT'S TIME TO PRAISE OUR GOD THROUGH SONG. WE WANT TO BEGIN WITH A SONG THAT REMINDS US THAT OUR GOD IS REAL AND THAT HE GIVE US TRUE HOPE IN THIS LIFE AND THE LIFE TO COME. SO, WON'T YOU JOIN IN WITH THE CONGREGATION AT THIS TIME AS WE SING TOGETHER, "MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS."



DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS



SOMETIMES WE WONDER IN THIS LIFE HOW WE ARE GOING TO MAKE IT THROUGH ANOTHER DAY. HOWEVER, ONE THING IS FOR SURE, WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE THERE IS NO NEED TO WORRY. I LOVE THE WAY THE PROPHET ISAIAH PUT IT IN CHAPTER 41, AND VERSE 10 OF HIS BOOK. THERE WE READ, "FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH YOU; BE NOT DISMAYED, FOR I AM YOUR GOD. I WILL STRENGTHEN YOU, YES, I WILL HELP YOU, I WILL UPHOLD YOU WITH MY RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND." WOW, WHAT A VERSE THIS IS, CHALKED FULL OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND HOPE FOR US AS FOLLOWERS OF GOD. THE HEBREW WRITER HAD THE SAME IDEA, AS STATED IN HEBREWS 13:5 TO 6, THERE WE READ, "FOR HE HIMSELF HAS SAID, 'I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.' SO WE MAY BOLDLY SAY: "THE LORD IS MY HELPER; I WILL NOT FEAR. WHAT CAN MAN DO TO ME?" DID YOU GET THAT AGAIN? GOD DOES LOVE US, HE IS ALWAYS THERE AND HE WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO HELP US, PROTECT US, PROVIDE FOR US AND TO CARE FOR US. OH, WHAT A TRULY LOVING AND WONDROUS GOD WE SERVE. I FURTHER LOVE ONE OF THE FINAL THINGS THAT JESUS TOLD HIS DISCIPLES BEFORE RETURNING TO HEAVEN. IN MATTHEW 28:20, HE SAID, "AND LO I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, EVEN UNTIL THE END OF THE AGE!" WITH GOD WE ARE NEVER ALONE, WE DON'T HAVE TO BEAR THE THINGS OF LIFE BY OURSELVES, FOR HE IS ALWAYS WITH US AND WILL NEVER LEAVE US. WHAT A TRULY WONDERFUL AND LOVING GOD WE SERVE! IS GOD THE MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR LIFE? IF NOT MAKE CHANGES EVEN TODAY TO SEE THAT YOU SUBMIT TO HIS WILL AND OBEY HIS PRECEPTS UNTO ETERNAL LIFE!

AS FAR AS OUR STUDY THIS DAY WE WILL BE CONTINUING OUR SERIES WHICH IS ENTITLED, "SO GREAT A CLOUD OF WITNESSES!" OUR SPECIFIC LESSON OF THE MORNING DEALS WITH "JOSEPH!" SO PLEASE STAY WITH US THIS MORNING AND AFTER OUR NEXT SONG TOGETHER WE WILL LEAD IN OUR MAIN THOUGHTS OF THE DAY. AS FAR AS OUR GUEST SPEAKER. WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE BROTHER JERRY SULLINS WITH US TODAY. BROTHER JERRY IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE BIBLE INSTITUTE OF MISSOURI HERE IN SPRINGFIELD. WE THANK HIM FOR BEING WITH US AND LOOK FORWARD TO HIM LEADING US IN GOD'S WORD AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME. NOW IT'S TIME TO JOIN IN OUR SECOND SONG OF THE MORNING, THE NAME OF THIS HYMN, "BLUE SKIES AND RAINBOWS."



LESSON

BY JERRY SULLINS



WELL, IT'S A GREAT DAY AGAIN. WE'RE SO GLAD THAT YOU HAVE DECIDED TO VIEW THIS TELEVISION PROGRAM TODAY - THE LIVING WORD BROADCAST. AS EVERY SUNDAY WE COME INTO YOUR HOME AND WE'RE SO THANKFUL THAT YOU DO ALLOW US TO DO THAT; TO PRESENT TO YOU SOME ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM GOD'S WORD. SOMETIMES THEY ARE NOT SO ENCOURAGING BECAUSE WE POINT OUT SO MANY TRUTHS OF THE BIBLE THAT ALL OF US NEED TO HEED AND THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO AND THINGS THAT WE DON'T NEED TO BE DOING AS FAR AS GOD'S WORD IS CONCERNED. BUT MANY OF YOU HAVE YOU BEEN WITH US FOR MANY YEARS AND YOU LIKE THAT ABOUT THIS PROGRAM BECAUSE WE DO NOT SHUN TO DECLARE THE WHOLE COUNSEL OF GOD. AND THAT'S OUR PURPOSE TO BRING YOU THE WORD OF GOD AND TO BRING YOU AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORD OF GOD SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE THE DECISION FOR YOURSELF AS TO WHERE YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY ACCORDING TO THE WAY THAT YOU PRACTICE THOSE THINGS THAT GOD WANTS US TO PRACTICE IN OUR LIVES. WE ARE IN A SERIES THAT HAS TO DO WITH A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES - MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE LIVED BEFORE WHO HAVE GONE ON TO THEIR ETERNAL WORK REWARD WHO HAVE BEEN FOUND FAITHFUL AND RIGHTEOUS BEFORE HIM. WHEN WE THINK OF SUCH PEOPLE ESPECIALLY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT WE THINK OF MOSES AND NOAH AND JEREMIAH AND ISAIAH AND MANY OF THE PROPHETS, IN FACT ALL OF THE PROPHETS, GREAT MEN WHO LIVED UNDER THE WORD OF GOD AND LIVED BY THE WORD OF GOD WHO SOUGHT TO SEEK OTHERS WHO WOULD DO THE SAME BY TEACHING THEM WHAT GOD'S WILL WAS FOR THEM. SO MANY TIMES A MAN IS NOT MENTIONED WHEN WE SPEAK OF ALL OF THOSE FAITHFUL. AND THAT WAS A MAN WHOSE NAME WAS JOSEPH. I GUESS IF WE LOOK THROUGHOUT ALL THE PAGES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT AND EVEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND SOMEONE WHO WAS AS GOOD AND RIGHTEOUS AND WHO ACTUALLY WAS WILLING TO SUBMIT HIMSELF TO THE PROVIDENCE AND WILL OF GOD OTHER THAN THAT YOUNG MAN, AS HE STARTED OUT A YOUNG MAN, BY THE NAME OF JOSEPH. AND AS FAR AS WE KNOW HE LIVED FAITHFUL TO GOD'S WILL THROUGHOUT HIS WHOLE LIFE EVEN THOUGH HE LIVED IN PROBABLY SOME VERY DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES AT TIMES. AND I KNOW THEY HAD TO BE BUT ON THE OTHER HAND GOD TOOK CARE OF HIM AND IN THE END I BELIEVE THAT HE WAS FOUND RIGHTEOUS. AT LEAST THAT'S MY BELIEF AS FAR AS WHAT THE BIBLE HAS TO SAY. HE WAS THE PRECIOUS SON OF RACHEL WHO WAS THE WIFE OF JACOB. SUCH A BEAUTIFUL STORY; HOW RACHEL MARRIED JACOB BUT SHE WAS BARREN AND UNABLE TO BEAR CHILDREN. BUT LATER ON GOD BLESSED HER AND GAVE HER THE ABILITY TO CONCEIVE AND TO BRING FORTH TWO SONS BELOVED OF JACOB PROBABLY MORE THAN ALL THE REST. THEIR NAMES WERE JOSEPH AND BENJAMIN. FOR OUR CONSIDERATION TODAY WE WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT THE LIFE OF JOSEPH. WHEN YOU CONSIDER ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE SAID IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS AND WHAT IS WRITTEN CONCERNING THIS NARRATIVE OR STORY ABOUT THIS MAN - PROBABLY ABRAHAM WOULD BE THE ONLY ONE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT OF WHICH ARE MORE STATEMENTS AND MORE PAGES OF THE WORD OF GOD WRITTEN THEN JOSEPH HIMSELF. SO THE STORY IS VERY VITAL TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT TOOK PLACE IN THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD IN FULFILLING THE COMMITMENT THAT HE MADE TO ABRAHAM IN GENESIS CHAPTER 12 WHERE HE SAYS: THROUGH YOUR SEED ALL NATIONS OF THE EARTH WOULD BE BLESSED. SO THERE WAS ABRAHAM, THERE WAS ISAAC HIS SON, AND THE SON OF ISAAC JACOB AND ONE OF THE 12 SONS OF JACOB WOULD BE JOSEPH TO WHICH THE LINEAGE OF JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR WOULD COME. IT'S A STORY WE SEE BASICALLY I THINK WE CAN CLEARLY SEE THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD WORKING TOWARDS AN ULTIMATE END TO FULFILL THE PROMISE THAT HE MADE TO ABRAHAM.

SO LET'S TAKE A CLOSE LOOK. MAYBE WE CAN'T TAKE TOO MUCH OF A CLOSE LOOK BECAUSE WE HAVE SUCH LITTLE TIME BUT AT LEAST AT SOME OF THE MORE IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF JACOB. WE KNOW WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG MAN, THAT IS IN THE LIFE OF JOSEPH, WE KNOW THAT WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG MAN HE WAS SO MUCH FAVORED BY HIS FATHER BECAUSE HIS FATHER LOVED RACHEL MORE THAN OTHERS. AND SO BECAUSE OF THAT HE MADE JOSEPH A COAT OF MANY COLORS. HIS BROTHERS WERE FILLED WITH ENVY. IN FACT, I WOULD SAY IT WAS ALMOST RAGE CONCERNING JOSEPH THEIR YOUNGER BROTHER. IT WAS JOSEPH WHO BROUGHT BEFORE THEM TWO DREAMS THAT HE HAD CONCERNING THE SHEAVES. YOU MAY REMEMBER AND IF YOU'D LIKE TO READ THAT IN GENESIS 37. AND ALSO THE SUN, MOON, AND STARS - HOW ALL OF THE SHEAVES; THAT IS REPRESENTED THE BROTHERS OF JOSEPH, BOWED DOWN BEFORE HIS SHEAVES WHICH REPRESENTED JOSEPH. AND IN THE SUN, MOON, AND STARS THAT REPRESENTED THE SONS - THE OTHER SONS OF JACOB - WOULD BOW DOWN TO JOSEPH. AND SO BECAUSE OF THIS THE BRETHREN, THAT IS HIS BROTHERS, BECAME VERY MUCH ENVIOUS OF JOSEPH AND ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE COAT OF MANY COLORS. THEY BASICALLY HATED HIM. HIS FATHER, THAT IS JACOB, SET HIS SONS OTHER THAN A JOSEPH OUT TO THE AREA OF SHECOM WHICH WAS NOT TOO FAR FROM WHERE THEY LIVED IN CANAAN TO ATTEND TO THE FLOCKS TO ALLOW THEM TO GRAZE. AND BECAUSE OF THAT AND HE WANTED TO HEAR HOW IT WAS GOING OUT IN THAT AREA HE SENT JOSEPH TO THEM. NOW WHILE JOSEPH WAS COMING TO THEM THE BROTHERS BEGAN TO CONCEIVE OF HOW THEY COULD EVEN KILL THEIR BROTHER. BECAUSE OF THE OLDEST BROTHER THEY DID NOT DO THAT BUT RATHER CAST HIM INTO A PIT TO LEAVE HIM THERE TO DIE. WE KNOW THE STORY OF HOW THAT A BAND OF ISHMAELITES CAME BY THAT IS A GROUP OF MEN WHO WERE NOMADS TRAVELING AND DOING TRADING CAME BY AND ACTUALLY JOSEPH WAS SOLD AS A SLAVE TO THESE ISHMAELITES. THEY WENT TO EGYPT AND WHEN THEY GOT TO EGYPT THEN A CAPTAIN OF THE ARMY THAT KEPT A CLOSE LOOK ON THE PHARAOH BOUGHT HIM AS A SLAVE. HE WAS RAISED IN THE CAPTAIN'S HOUSE. SOME GOOD THINGS HAPPENED THERE BUT YET MOSTLY BAD THINGS HAPPENED THERE. HIS WIFE HAD AN INTEREST IN JOSEPH. AND YOU PROBABLY HAVE HEARD THIS STORY OVER AND OVER AGAIN HE FLED FROM HER HOUSE. SHE ACCUSED HIM OF TRYING TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF PHYSICAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HER, HE WAS CAST INTO PRISON - HE ACTUALLY INTERPRETED THE DREAMS OF THE BAKER AND THE BUTLER - AND BECAUSE OF THIS LATER ON HE WAS CALLED BY PHARAOH HIMSELF TO INTERPRET SOME TROUBLING DREAMS THAT PHARAOH HAD AND THAT NONE OF HIS PHILOSOPHERS OR NOT OF HIS MEN, HIS SOOTHSAYERS, COULD INTERPRET THOSE DREAMS. HE WAS BROUGHT FROM PRISON AND HE INTERPRETED THOSE DREAMS AND WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THAT IS SO AMAZING. ACTUALLY WHAT PHARAOH DID IS MADE HIM SECOND IN CHARGE OF ALL OF HIS KINGDOM. HE GAVE HIM A SIGNET RING. HE ALLOWED HIM TO BE OVER ALL THE GRAIN THAT WAS COLLECTED BECAUSE OF THE SEASON OF FAMINE. BECAUSE OF THE FAMINE HIS BROTHERS CAME FROM CANAAN AND TRAVELED TO BUY GRAIN. THEY DID NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THE MAN BEFORE THEY TO WHOM THEY WERE BEFORE THEY WERE STANDING OR WHO THEY WERE STANDING BEFORE THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT THIS WAS THEIR BROTHER JOSEPH. HE DID NOT REVEAL THAT TO THEM BUT HE ORGANIZED A PLAN BEFORE HE CAN LATER ON DO WHAT? TO BRING HIS BROTHERS AND HIS FATHER AND BENJAMIN TO EGYPT. AND WHAT AFTER HAPPENED AFTER THAT IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST I WOULD SAY IMPRESSIVE STORIES IN ALL OF THE BIBLE. HE LATER ON REVEALED HIMSELF TO THEM. DID HE WANT TO KILL THEM? NO. HE WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE HIS BROTHERS. THOSE WHO HAD SOLD HIM INTO SLAVERY, THOSE WHO HAD WANTED TO KILL HIM. HE WAS HAPPY TO SEE THEM. HE WANTED TO HAVE HIS FATHER COME BACK AND HE SENT THEM TO BRING THE FATHER BACK. THEN WE KNOW FOR SURE THAT THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD WAS WORKING BECAUSE IT WAS THIS JOSEPH WHO WAS SOLD AS A SLAVE WHO BECAME SECOND IN COMMAND OR IN CHARGE OF ALL OF EGYPT WHO WAS PLACED SECOND TO PHARAOH HIMSELF MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR HIS FATHER AND HIS FAMILY OF 70 TO COME. HE GAVE THEM ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF PHARAOH HIMSELF TO OCCUPY THE MOST PRECIOUS LAND IN ALL OF EGYPT. THE LAND OF GOSHEN AND THEREFORE 400 OR 450 YEARS THAT GROUP OF 70 GREW INTO WHAT WE KNOW OF TODAY AS THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. 2 1/2 MILLION PEOPLE LATER ON LEFT THE SLAVERY THAT THEY WERE UNDER IN EGYPT. LED BY MOSES TO WANDER IN THE WILDERNESS FOR 40 YEARS AND TO RECEIVE THAT PROMISED LAND THAT WAS PART OF THE PROMISE THAT GOD MADE TO ABRAHAM BACK IN GENESIS CHAPTER 12. WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY. ONE THING THAT I'D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT JOSEPH ABOVE ALL THINGS ELSE IS THAT HE SEEMED TO BE AND THERE'S NO RECORD THAT I KNOW OF THAT SHOWS HIM ANYTHING OTHER THAN BEING A RIGHTEOUS PERSON OF GOD. HE ALLOWED HIMSELF TO BE IN TO BE WILLING TO DO WHATEVER GOD WANTED HIM TO DO. HE REMAINED FAITHFUL TO HIS GOD. HE REMAINED FAITHFUL TO HIS FAMILY. THAT'S A GREAT LESSON FOR ALL OF US TODAY AND I WOULD ESPECIALLY WANT THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO LISTEN TO THIS STORY. BECAUSE AS A YOUNG MAN THAT IS WE MIGHT EVEN SAY A LATE TEEN OR IN EARLY 20'S HE WAS SOLD INTO CAPTIVITY. DID HE FORSAKE HIS GOD? NO. DID HE CONTINUE TO DEPEND UPON HIS GOD. NO. HE DID CONTINUE TO DEPEND UPON HIS GOD. HE KEPT FAITH. THE FAITH THAT WAS GIVEN TO HIM BY HIS FATHER. HE WAS WILLING TO SUBMIT HIMSELF TO THE WILL OF GOD. MY FRIENDS, ESPECIALLY YOU WHO ARE YOUNG TODAY, WHAT GREATER THING COULD YOU DO IN YOUR LIFE AND WHAT GREATER WAY COULD YOU DIE THAN THE WAY THAT JOSEPH DIED AS HE KNEW HE HAD BEEN OBEDIENT TO THE FATHER - THAT IS THE GOD OF HEAVEN - ALL OF HIS LIFE. HE WAS SO BLESSED WAS HE NOT. HE WAS RAISED UNDER GOOD CIRCUMSTANCES. ALTHOUGH HE WAS PERSECUTED AT TIMES. WE HAVE TIMES IN LIFE WHEN WE'RE PERSECUTED. WE HAVE MANY TIMES IN LIFE WHEN WE ARE BLESSED. LEARN THOSE LESSONS BUT LEARN THE GREATEST LESSON THAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THIS GREAT MAN. AND THAT LESSON IS REMAIN TRUE TO YOUR GOD. SUBMIT YOURSELF TO HIS WILL. DO HIS WILL. FOLLOW THE PATHWAY OF HIS PROVIDENCE AS HE LEADS YOU...FOLLOW THAT LEADER; THAT LEADERSHIP THAT HE'S LEADING YOU WITH. UNDERSTAND YOUR NEED TO DO HIS WILL AND THEN YOU WILL DIE A FAITHFUL SERVANT OF GOD. AS I SAID AT THE FIRST IT'S DIFFICULT TO FIND A MORE RIGHTEOUS PERSON IN ALL THE BIBLE THEN THIS JOSEPH. WHAT WONDERFUL WORDS HE SAID TO HIS BROTHERS WHEN HE REVEALED HIMSELF TO TO THEM IN EGYPT. HE SAID - THIS WAS BASICALLY...HE SAID GOD SENT ME BEFORE YOU. THIS WAS HIS PROVIDENCE. THAT I WOULD BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE SAVED FROM THE CALAMITIES OF THIS LIFE; FROM THE FAMINE AND HAVE HOPE OF LIFE IN A BETTER PLACE FROM WHICH YOU HAVE COME.

SO GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU IN THIS LIFE. HIS PLAN IS THAT HE'S NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH BUT ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE. THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO REPENT OF OUR SINS. TO TURN FROM OUR WICKED WAYS. TO UNDERSTAND THAT JESUS IS THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD AND THAT HE CAME TO THIS WORLD TO SAVE US FROM OUR SINS - NOT ONLY REPENTING OF OUR SINS BUT CONFESSING HIS PRECIOUS NAME BEFORE MAN AND BEING BAPTIZED FOR THE REMISSION OF THOSE SINS. AND TO THEN AS JOSEPH DID LIVE FAITHFUL THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE. YES, THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT CLOUDS OR CROWDS OF WICKEDNESS OF OF WITNESSES IN THIS WORLD TODAY AND JOSEPH WAS ONE OF THOSE. WILL YOU NOT TAKE THAT EXAMPLE? AND EVEN MORE TAKE THE EXAMPLE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST TO SUBMIT TO THE WILL OF GOD TO FULFILL HIS PLAN IN YOUR LIFE - AS THERE IS A PLAN IN YOUR LIFE FOR YOU BY HIM TO SUBMIT TO THAT PLAN. TO WILL BE OBEDIENT TO THE FAITH, TO REMIT YOURSELF OF YOUR SINS THROUGH BAPTISM, AND TO LIVE A FAITHFUL LIFE. WHAT MORE COULD YOU DO AND WHAT MORE COULD BE EXPECTED OF YOU FROM GOD HIMSELF. SO MY CHALLENGE TODAY TO YOU AND OUR CHALLENGE YOU TODAY IS THAT YOU COMPLETELY SUBMIT TO HIS WILL. DO WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO DO AND HE WILL PROTECT YOU. HE WILL KEEP YOU, NOT ONLY THROUGH THIS LIFE, HE WILL BLESS YOU NOT ONLY THROUGH THIS LIFE BUT IN THE LIFE TO COME; ETERNAL LIFE. SO MY FRIEND IT'S YOUR DECISION AND I SUBMIT TO YOU THAT NOW IS THE TIME THAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT TO HIS WILL.



CLOSING COMMENTS

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MAY WE ALL LEARN WHAT SUBMISSION TO GOD IS FROM GREAT EXAMPLES OF FAITH LIKE JOSEPH. HOW BLESSED WE ARE TO HAVE SUCH WONDERFUL ROLE MODELS WHICH HELP US TO KNOW HOW TO PLEASE GOD AND THUS BE RECIPIENT OF HIS REWARDS. SO, THE QUESTION FOR US TODAY IS, "ARE YOU LIVING FAITHFULLY ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD?"