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10 June 2023 ‘The spirit of Jacob their father revived.’ Genesis 45:27 NKJV

Sometimes we go through times when the dream God’s given us seems impossible and dead. But here’s some hope for those times: ‘And they told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt.” And Jacob’s heart stood still, because he did not believe them. But…when he saw the carts which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived’ (vv. 26-27 NKJV). For years Jacob believed his son, the dreamer, was dead. But it was a lie. In his old age, wagons loaded with riches came to carry him back to see his son who was now the highest ranking officials of Egypt. When Jacob first heard it, ‘he did not believe them’ (v. 26 NKJV). When you’ve lived in defeat and discouragement for years, it’s hard to imagine victory. But that’s no problem to God, because He’s patient. He’ll keep working with you. He’ll show His grace and goodness in such a way that you’ll start to trust Him again: ‘When he saw the carts which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived’ (v. 27 NKJV). Don’t believe your dream is dead and will never be fulfilled. And don’t believe those who tell you that you’re too young, too old, or too unqualified to fulfil the dream God gave you. His Word says, ‘Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams your young men will see visions.’ (Joel 2:28 NIV). God is the giver of dreams, and He doesn’t just give them, He resurrects them and empowers you to fulfil them. It’s not too late. Don’t give up hope. What God did for Jacob, He can do for you.


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