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ANOINTED FOR A SPECIAL TASK

JOSEPH AND JESUS WERE CHOSEN OR ANOINTED FOR A SPECIAL TASK.  WHEN JACOB GIFTED HIS SON JOSEPH WITH A COAT OF MANY COLORS.  LIFTING HIM UP ABOVE HIS BROTHERS THIS REFLECTED JOSEPH’S CALLING BY THE LORD FOR A LIFE’S WORK AS A LEADER.

PREPARING FOR THIS ROLE WAS TOUGH, GRUELING, AND VERY DIFFICULT.  JOSEPH HAD PLENTY OF FIRES OF TESTING.  HE WAS THROWN INTO PRISON AND IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS NO WHERE WITH GOD.  IMAGINE THE THOUGHTS THAT MUST HAVE RUN THROUGH HIS HEAD, “WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?”  IT SEEMS CLEAR TO ME THAT JOSEPH WAS LEARNING IN THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS A DEEP HUMILITY WHICH IS REQUIRED BY GOD FOR LEADERSHIP.

CAN WE ALSO SEE THE HUMILITY OF JESUS ON THE CRUEL CROSS—“MY GOD, MY GOD WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”.  SO AS JOSEPH SAVED THE WORLD FROM PHYSICAL STARVATION JESUS SAVED THE WHOLE WORLD FROM SPIRITUAL DEATH, WHICH IS SIN, HEB 1V8-9.

IF YOU HAVE SEEN SIGNS OF YOUR OWN ANOINTING FOR A SPECIFIC TASK AND FIND YOURSELF IN THE MIDST OF PAINFUL TRAILS AND TRIBULATIONS YOUR IN EXCELLENT COMPANY.   GOD GIVES RESPONSIBILITY TO PEOPLE OF CHARACTER.  BOTH JOSEPH AND JESUS ARE WONDERFUL AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLES OF THE KIND OF LEADER GOD LOVES.

HE LOVES HUMBLED PEOPLE…….

DR. BARBARA JENNISON……windofspirit@yahoo.com

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