Friday, September 30, 2016

Body of Christ in the Land of Goshen

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. Genesis 45:10


The account of God's people being in the land of Goshen, a place in Egypt, where they lived during the 10 plagues that came upon Egypt because Pharaoh would not allow God's people to leave. God sent Moses there to petition Pharaoh to release God's people, and it was refused. Each time he refused Moses, a plague came upon the land. The leader of that country brought curses upon his people and land.

God's people (the Nation of Israel) were in an area called Goshen, and when the plagues came upon the land, God protected them in Goshen.
The account is laid out in Exodus chapters 7-11.
The plagues were:
1. Water turned to blood.....all the water in the land
2. Frogs
3. Lice
4. Flies
5. Livestock died - all
6. Boils
7. Hail mixed with fire
8. Locusts
9. Darkness
10, Death of firstborn,
All during the account of those 5 chapters, over and over again it spoke of the protection of God's people in Goshen.
In Numbers 22 there is an account of Balaam and Balak (king of Moab), and Balak hired Balaam (a prophet) to curse Israel, and he would not. He told Balak, how can I curse what God has blessed.
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
Genesis 12:3
God is speaking to the Nation of Israel – Any people, nation, government that curses, and stands against Israel has God to deal with. I DO NOT WANT TO BE AMONG THEM.
Our leader has continued to stand against and not supported Israel while he’s been in office. According to God’s Word, the result is a curse upon the people that do.
I do not receive the curse that our president has brought upon himself. I am not part of this, do not agree with his policies and do not receive any of it. I do now, and have always prayed for, supported Israel, and will not ever do anything else. I do bless and have always blessed Israel, I, in turn, shall be blessed.
I also believe that the majority of this country are part of the Body of Christ, and bless and support Israel. Regardless of what happens in this country, I continue to pray for her, stand in the gap for her, and pray as we’re told to in
I Timothy 2:1,2 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
Just like the Nation of Israel (God’s Children) was in the country of Egypt, in the land of Goshen….God had them protected from each and every curse that came upon the land.
I may live in this grand country, and am proud to be here, and thankful that God arranged it so…..but any curse that may be approaching this country because leadership that is lacking….I’m also in Goshen. I’m part of the Body of Christ, I am God’s child.
As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. Proverbs 26:2
Just like the Nation of Israel was instructed to take the lamb and eat it, take it’s blood and apply it to the doors of their homes….that is what we’re to be doing all the time, not just during grievous times.
The Lamb we take is the Word of God, and we eat all of it….all the time.
-In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
-And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:14
-That which was from the beginning,which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; I John 1:1
-And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. Revelation 19:13
The Blood we apply over our homes and families, is the precious Blood of Jesus. We call upon the Blood of Jesus and plead it over our lives and in prayer just as a good lawyer would plead our case in a courtroom. It IS the finished work of Jesus that the enemy of our lives cannot overcome, it has already defeated him.
We take the Lamb, we take the Blood and use it….we are in the Land of Goshen.
All around us, mens hearts are failing with what we see in our land.
-And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
- Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
-And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Luke 21:25-27
In Galatians 3:13, 14 we’re told:
-Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed isevery one that hangeth on a tree
-That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
That covenant God made with Abraham is found in Deuteronomy 28. The blessings and the curses. The blessings are found in the first 14 verses…and the curses go on through the end of the chapter.
Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law….this is what Jesus redeemed us from. Go take a look.
I thank God that He has made such a wonderful place for us in the Secret Place of the Most High, under the Shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91) That marvelous place of protection.
Every time that satan came to Jesus to tempt Him, Jesus said three words…” is written.”….then proceeded to tell satan what God said about it.
I thank God that His provision and His peace was made with the finished work of Jesus. Regardless of what is flying around our country, and the news that is intended to bring fear, making it’s way into all of our homes, we have the opportunity to take a deep breath, eat the Lamb, Call upon the Blood, and run into and stay in the Secret Place of the Most High.
In Jesus’ Name.

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