*Exodus 1:6-8 & 12*
_And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph… *But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel._
In Even while the children of God were enslaved in a strange land, nothing could stop them from increasing abundantly, multiplying, waxing great, being fruitful and replenishing the land. Not even Joseph’s death or the attempt by the Pharaoh who didn’t know Joseph to maltreat and oppress the children of God affected their fruitfulness. Your fruitfulness, multiplication, dominion and increase in influence are not tied to anything or anyone around you. They are tied to the grace, power and blessing of Christ that is in you. This grace, power and blessing are unstoppable. This is the reason why Joseph himself could not be stopped from becoming the Prime Minister of Egypt. When it was time for him to occupy the position of influence that God had destined for him in Egypt, nothing could stop him. His age, tribe or gender did not matter. God caused him to stand out in the eyes of the king, Gen.41:38.
Nothing can stop the rivers of living waters that Jesus said would flow out of your belly, John 7:38. No matter your challenges, no weapon formed against you will prosper. People may hate you and be threatened because of your unstoppable fruitfulness, but they will be unable to stop you from occupying till Christ comes. Every attempt to stop you will only enhance God’s plan to lift you up and position you to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Decide in your heart to remain focused, to keep trusting in God and allowing His life and grace to flow through you.
_Thank God for His unstoppable grace, power and blessings that are upon your life. Thank Him that nothing can stop you from occupying till Christ comes._
*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR READING:*
*2 CHRON. 28; 2 KINGS 16-17*
_Empowered to Occupy Till He Comes…_