There are different measures and quality of faith. There is faith like a mustard seed. There is uncommon faith like the faith of the woman who was called a dog. There is faith to bless our children to be what they must be even when the circumstances oppose the blessing. But there is a more excellent faith which sees beyond our physical existence beyond the curtains of death into eternity. Joseph had a faith that saw through centuries of bondage to a deliverance that was far into the future. He saw the promised land and gave a commandment concerning it.
There is a faith that causes us to act as though we are children of eternity. A faith that looks beyond what the world can ever give to another existence in which all tears will be wiped off. A faith that makes mention of a rapture that amuses some great theologians …that declares a millennium that seems so far removed from today’s realities. Most will ask you to live for today or at least for what you will receive on this earth. But Joseph’s faith extended beyond this earthly realm … he saw a departing …he saw a promised land.
What do you see? Faith to receive for yourself? Faith to bless yourself? Faith to bless your children for the future? Faith beyond your life time? Faith beyond even this side of existence into eternity? Faith that sees the eternal city …the invisible city …Heavenly Jerusalem… a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God?
Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Seek growth in faith and expansion of faith more than you seek financial wealth.
And once again the scene was changed;
New earth there seemed to be;
I saw the Holy City
Beside the tideless sea;
The light of God was on its streets,
The gates were open wide,
And all who would might enter,
And no one was denied.
No need of moon or stars by night,
Or sun to shine by day;
It was the new Jerusalem
That would not pass away.
Jerusalem! Jerusalem! Sing for the night is o’er!
Hosanna in the highest! Hosanna for evermore!.
Prayer: Lord, expand my faith to see beyond the night… to see the Holy City – lighted of God. Amen
The Songs of Joseph is an integration of encouragement scriptural devotions, prayers and a compendium of songs of mercy, salvation, new beginnings and victory. We can expect as we trust and obey that our end will indeed be ultimately glorious because God works His marvellous agenda. Be blessed as you read and sing along, daily. Edited by Bolade Apampa