TOPIC: Amazing Ability Through His Spirit (DCLM Daily Manna 28 May 2021)
TEXT: Genesis 41:33-49
33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
36 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.
37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.
44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
45 And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.
47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.
48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.
49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.
KEY VERSE: “And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?” – (Genesis 41:38)
A respected preacher said: “All the good that is ever done in the world is worked by the Holy Spirit, and if you and I try, either as a church or individuals, to do without the Holy Spirit, God will soon do without us.” The infilling of the Holy Spirit is an inescapable imperative for every Christian who wants to excel in his or her Christian life and accomplish extraordinary exploits in Kingdom services.
In our text, Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams and also gave him a survival plan for the next fourteen years which included the choice of a discreet and wise man to take charge of the business. Meanwhile, Pharaoh recognised Joseph as a man in whom the Spirit of God was, discreet, wise and qualified to be set over his house and the whole of Egypt. He got divine promotion in a foreign land as a result of the presence of God’s Spirit in him. Joseph never knew he would suddenly be pulled out of the prison to interpret dreams that all the magicians and wise men of Egypt could not interpret. Yet he did because of the All-knowing One residing in him. With the help of the Spirit of God, he stored up food for the seven years of famine, preserved posterity and was a ruler in Egypt till his death.
Believers need to know that there are certain impartations and spiritual heights we will never attain until the Spirit of God resides in us. The Holy Spirit comes into believers’ lives primarily to enlighten and empower them for greater services for God. The extraordinary feats of the apostles of Christ and the manifestations of supernatural power recorded in the Acts of the Apostles occurred following the experience they had on the day of Pentecost. Therefore, we must zealously desire and passionately seek to be baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire so as to do great things for the glory of God.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Don’t be an ordinary Christian; get the power and do exploits.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Samuel 15-16
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.