By Gabriel Agbo
Many people have been harmed, attacked, robbed, poisoned, betrayed and killed because of this. Many great destinies have been delayed, diverted or totally destroyed. Envy, jealousy and covetousness account for most of the wickedness and murders you see in our society today. Most people naturally don’t want others to overtake them in life. Don’t mind the make-up cheers and congratulations. True.
Pharaoh enslaved and tried to destroy the Israelites because of envy. King Saul did everything to destroy David because of envy. Jezebel and Ahab murdered Naboth and Cain killed his brother Abel for it. Aaron and Miriam revolted against Moses their brother because of envy and covetousness. Satan pulled down Adam and Eve for it. Jesus was hunted from birth, harassed, betrayed, sold and eventually killed because of this. His own brothers; the Jewish establishment didn’t want him, so they handed him over to the Roman authorities to be crucified! We can go on and on. In fact, the whole universe is in turmoil today because of this. Remember Satan coveted God’s throne and planned to overthrow him and when it was discovered he was chased down with his host of disgraced angels. Envy and covetousness will always breed hatred, betrayal, wickedness, disloyalty, rebellion and destruction. Run away from it.
Now, back to Joseph. When the innocent boy brought the food for his brother in the field they unfortunately saw it as an opportunity to stop him by all means. Just read this, “When Joseph’s brothers saw him coming, they recognized him in the distance and made plans to kill him. ‘Here comes that dreamer!’ they exclaimed. ‘Come on, let’s kill him and throw him into a deep pit. We can tell our father that a wild animal has eaten him. Then we’ll see what becomes of all his dreams!” Genesis 37: 18-20.
My God! Did you hear that? Envy! Hatred! Their problem was that he was dreaming to be great. Their own kid brother who came to do good to them? It is only envy and bitterness that can make people think of such evil for a brother who volunteered to come and feed them in the wilderness. He travelled all the way from valley of Hebron to Shechem and to Dothan to see them. Paying evil for good? But the word of God took care of this when it said that those who pay evil for good will sure have evil come to live permanently in their house. What you sow is what you will reap. It is an immutable law. And you already know that the harvest is always much greater than the seed. Be careful! Sow only good seeds!
They threw him into the pit and sat back to enjoy the good food he brought. Wickedness of man! God was correct when he said that he regretted creating man and the bible also said that man’s heart emits wickedness continually. You can never predict what anyone can do until situation presents itself. God divinely used Rueben and Judah to save the boy and they later sold him to Egypt. They will eventually sell you into your destiny! God is sending a Rueben and a Judah to you today. Wherever we go, wherever they sell us to, God will be with us!
He went through the temptations, the false accusations, the humiliation, the tears and sorrow and eventually ended in the jail – a deep, dark dungeon. Where are you now? Just relax for help is coming! When he trusted the king’s servant that he helped in the jail, the bible said that the man returned to his position in the palace and forgot Joseph. He was abandoned to perish and rot there! But God did not leave him.
Through dreams and restlessness the Almighty forced the king of Egypt to get him out of that prison. How? God withdrew the powers and wisdom of the all sorcerers of Egypt and handed the only solution of the problems to Joseph. God is coming for you now! He is promoting you. He is pulling you out of that pit to crown you! Mark today’s date. Men have wounded and abandoned you, but God has remembered you. You are delivered in the mighty name of Jesus! Please, share this message with others. God bless!
Rev Gabriel Agbo is the author of the books / audiobooks: Power of Midnight Prayer, Receive Your Healing, Breaking Generational Curses: Claiming Your Freedom, Never Again!, I Shall Not Die, Move Forward, Power of Sacrifice and many others. Tel: +234-8037113283 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.authorsden.com/pastorgabrielnagbo Twitter: pastorgabagbo Whatsapp: +234-8164819333