Pastor Samson Olaniyan
1.Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.
2 The Lord was with Joseph and he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. 3 When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, 4 Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned. 5 From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field. NIV
1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion. 3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.
4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs. 5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back? 6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs? 7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; 8 Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters. KJV
Glory be to God Almighty for giving you the grace witness year 2018.
The Bible says “not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the lord of host” .Zechariah 4:6
As we are entering year 2018, The lord wants to give you the key that will make the door of the year 2018 open for you. That is, for you to record success in the year 2018, you need a particular key and that key is “GOD’S PRESENCE”. The moment you get this key the door of the year will be opened for you and you will have testimonies to share.
To secure God’s presence means God is with someone or He is going ahead/before someone. As He promised king Cyrus in Isaiah 45 vs 2-5. I will go before thee and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron.
For you to be successful and prosperous this year, God must be with you as He was with Joseph.
Gen 39 vs. 2 says “And the lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man and He lived in the house of his master the Egyptians”
God’s presence was so significant to the extent that, Jesus (God in human nature) said in John 8:29 that “And He that sent me is with me, the father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please Him. No wonder, Jesus was successful in His assignment or ministry while on earth He enjoyed the presence of His Heavenly father.
In summary, these are the significance of God’s presence in one’s life
- It makes one to be favored Gen 39:4, Luk 2:40, Isam 2:26
- It makes one a blessing to his generation Gen 42:25-26
- It makes one to be successful Gen 39:2
- It removes obstacle Psalm 114:1-8
- It makes one to reach his/her Canan land
- It gives protection
NOTE: For you to secure God’s presence in your life, you must be determined and ask for the grace to always do what pleases Him. John 8:29.
Finally, to avoid loss and for safe landing in this year 2018, let Jesus be in the boat of your life. Mark 4 vs. 35-41