I have such a heart to talk about what it really means to be a deliverer! What is the prophetic journey God takes each one of us on to prepare us to suddenly be a deliverer on the world stage? It is a suddenly of how God starts to position us, isn't it? Let's turn to Psalm 105:16, "Moreover, He called for a famine in the land. He destroyed all the provision of bread. He sent a man before them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave. They hurt his feet with fetters, they laid him in irons until the time that his word came to pass. And the word of the Lord tested him. The king sent and released him. The ruler of the people let him go free. He made him lord of his house and ruler of all his possessions, to bind his princes at his pleasure and to teach his elders wisdom."
So let's talk about Joseph. He was a young man. It says in Genesis that Joseph was greatly favored by his father and was given a beautiful multi-colored coat. We know the story well, and we know that this coat is really a reflection of the revelation of the multi-faceted gifting that was on Joseph's life.
Joseph was a dreamer. He dreamed and literally saw his destiny. But then, when he was given this coat and was so loved by his father, it made his brothers jealous. You see, when you have great gifting, when you start to have dreams and visions, when you start to get your head a little above everyone else, the "brothers" and "sisters" will get jealous. Many times, it comes from those in the house of the Lord! All of a sudden, they see this special anointing and gifting that is on you, and they get jealous.
Joseph then shared this dream of how all of his brothers would bow down before him, including his father. Have you ever shared something that was not in the right timing? You certainly learn after a while not to do that! Why? Because it stirs jealousy and jealousy results in murder. We know the story of Joseph very well. The brothers tore the garment, the robe of authority that was given to him by his father, and they threw him into a pit and sold him into slavery.
You see, this is part of the prophetic journey of a deliverer. A king can be put into place in one day, but the deliverer goes through decades of the fires of God to be trained in the prophetic journey.
This happens so that when you are put into place, it will not only be the beautiful colored "robe" that you will wear, but that you will also wear a garment of humility and meekness with all the glory going to the Lord!
In Psalm 105, it said that God allowed the famine. In others words, it was God who set the world up for an international crisis. It is just like where we are today! The Lord is setting up the earth for an international crisis like we have never seen before.
When Joseph was being taken into slavery, it says that his feet were put into irons. In other words, God allowed him to be hurt. It wasn't just that his brothers put him into the pit and sold him. The Lord allowed Joseph to have his feet put in irons. Now he has lost his family and his culture and he was brought into a foreign land. How many of you have been brought into a "foreign land" where you didn't geographically want to go?
All of a sudden, the Lord has shifted and changed you! The Lord is in the place right now of His wind coming and moving and shifting the players strategically. The suddenly of God will uproot many of you out of your homes, out of your jobs, and shift you to another city "for such a time as this".
You see, God said, "I need a deliverer! I need to put him in Egypt and get him before Pharaoh because this deliverer is not only going to save Israel, but this famine and world-wide crisis is going to hit all the nations of the known earth. Written by Danjuma Iliya.