Open Doors from Quarantine ( 1) ( by Fenny West)

Open Doors from Quarantine ( 1)

41   And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”

42   Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.

43   And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt.

44   Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”

45   And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnath-Paaneah. And he gave him as a wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. So Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. Gen41:41-45

 

An open door awaits the child of God, who trusts in Him, depends on Him. He did it for Joseph. He can do it for you too. Just maintain your excellence, reliability integrity and purity. No matter the opposition, it will turn out to be an opportunity for your promotion and even an unprecedented open door.

Joseph had a big dream but as he innocently told his family, he ran into trouble. Whilst his father hid the matter in his heart, his brothers not only envied him but hated him and his guts (Gen 37:6-7). However he had the audacity to dream again despite their initial disgust and dismay and outrage (Gen 37 :9). The interpretations of the dreams were in no doubt: they would be subservient to him (Gen 37:8). The preferential treatment he got from his dad compounded issues. He specially tailored a coat of many colours for him as daddy’s pet. He knew it. His dad knew it. They knew it. ( Gen37:3) And so they wanted to put his light out at the earliest opportunity. They wanted that dream dead and buried.

The opportunity came when Jacob sent Joseph on errand, to go see if they were alright in the forest. When they saw him from afar they said, “Behold, the dreamer comes. Let’s kill him and see what will come of the dream.” V19

Soon they proceeded with their clandestine and wicked plan. Joseph was stripped of his coat and dumped in a dish awaiting execution. Then one of his brothers pleaded for him.” “Let’s sell him and make some money instead of killing him. V 22
Some traders emerged and the transaction was completed and Joseph was sold away as a slave. He ended up in Egypt, bought by an army officer – Potiphar. V25-28

God was with Joseph and caused him to excel and have favour with his master. He served his master so well that he left everything in his charge. He knew that Joseph was God – fearing and he was being blessed on account of Joseph’s presence. The success of Joseph was astounding. Gen 39:1-3

Meanwhile, Potiphar’s wife lusted after Joseph because of his good looks and build. She constantly pestered him to make love to her but Joseph refused, considering it a great wickedness, more so in view of his standing with his master. But she would not stop.
One day when he entered her room to do his chores, she grabbed him and tried to force him to make love to her against his will. Joseph refused her overtures to compromise his purity and integrity and ran away, leaving his coat with her. Gen 39:7-13

She screamed and wailed to attract the attention of the neighbours accusing Joseph of attempted rape. Joseph denied it but it was her word against his. His master believed her, albeit reluctantly, and Joseph was sent to prison. What a sad day it was! Talk of bad things happening to good people.

However, even in prison, Joseph displayed his excellent and exceptional character. This brought favour and an opening for him to be made an overseer of other prisoners. (Gen.39:20-23)

Do you have a dream that has been oppose or barricaded by circumstances? Have you found yourself in quarantine despite your good deeds, integrity and purity?  Have you lost your job as a result of the lock down from CORONA19 ? Or are you imprisoned at home but working from home and wondering when all this lock down would end? If so maintain your character and faith in God, wherever you have found yourself. God will give you an open door if your expect it. It could be a door to witness to friends online or from home or a door of promotion as you display excellence and loyalty to your employers even at such desperate times.

In jail Joseph cared for other inmates and that character opened the door for him to be made an overseer. He also noticed the sad countenance of other inmates and inquired what was wrong. They opened up to him-sharing their dreams which he interpreted. They were subsequently released just as he had predicted. He pleaded with one of them not to forget him when he was restored to his former role as a butler to the King. However he forgot him for two years.

Then the King dreams a dream that perplexed him and no one could interpret it. This was when the butler remembered Joseph and told the King about Joseph and how he interpreted his dream and that of his inmate and it came true.

Joseph was summoned to the palace where the king relayed his dream to him. Joseph interpreted the dream: that there would be seven years of plenty in the land and seven years of famine. However the famine would be so severe that the seven years of plenty would be forgotten. He advised the King to look for someone to administer the years of plenty so that they do not starve to death. Gen 41:29-36

The Pharaoh was so impressed that he not only pardoned Joseph, but promoted him from prisoner to Prime Minister.

“See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”

42   Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.

43   And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt.

44   Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”

45           And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnath-Paaneah. And he gave him as a wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. So Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt

What an opening for Joseph!

The Pharaoh gave him a chariot, his ring and a robe and Joseph was feted, honoured all through the land. Within 24 hours his life was completely transformed.  God can do the same in your life, despite your quarantine or lock down. Expect an opening, an opportunity, an open door, a supernatural favour or promotion. Remember, “All things work together for good to those who love God and who are the called according to purpose.” You have to stand on this scripture and ask the Holy Spirit that good thing that He has ordained for you during this lock down. If you seek Him about it earnestly, you will find it.

If you are a writer, expect God to open your eyes to write a best-seller even from what is happening as a result of this unprecedented lock down. If you are a songwriter, it can be a time to write a song that will go viral on all social media platforms. Expect great things from a great God.

Joseph had a dream from God and it appeared everything was working against him, but God allowed those things to bring Joseph to the place of the fulfilment of his dream, assignment and purpose.

Similarly your opposition will bring opportunity, promotion, open doors, acclaim, stupendous success that will resound for many years. And when that opportunity comes, use it to the glory of God. Give your very best. Do not forget where you came from.

Joseph despite not going to a university and studying a degree in finance and economics, excelled in his administration of the food and produce in the time of prosperity and bumper harvest. He sought the face of God who opened the door for him to give him wisdom to manage the plenty in an impressive way so that in the time of famine Egypt became a place where others came for food. Besides, his brothers also wandered into Egypt and were flabbergasted to find that their brother whom they sold was now in charge as the Prime Minister. Joseph, rather than take revenge against them, took care of them. Whilst they trembled, he comforted them, saying it was not their fault. They meant it for evil but God meant it for good to preserve the lives of many in future.

5 But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.
6 For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.
7 And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8 So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. Gen 45:5-8

So expect the Supernatural hand of God in your quarantine. God is still the same. Expect your opening, your opportunity, your ‘light –bulb- moment’. It could be a new job opportunity. It could be an opportunity to witness and lead someone or people to Christ. It could be the opening of an online mega-business that makes you a household name or brand. It could be a new skill or sets of skills you develop whilst on lock down that sets you up for life. Make the most this opportunity. The path of the righteous is like a shining light that shines brighter and brighter to the full light of day. (Prov. 4:18)

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength; Ps84:5-7

Take this word and mix it with faith and run with it and make this lock down or quarantine work big for you.

Cultivating Your Creative Character ( By Fenny West)

Cultivating Your Creative Character

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Cultivating Your Creative Character

Comes as you know who you are

Acknowledge your endowment

And invoke its employment.

He gave us that divine nature

That far transcends nurture

It takes you to a new dimension

Of innovation and creation.

Exodus 36:

    “And Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whom the LORD has put wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, shall do according to all that the LORD has commanded.”

 17   that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,

18   the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

19   and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty powerEph1:17-19

 3     as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,

4     by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2Pet1:3-4

 26   Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

27   So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

28   Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Gen.1:26-28

  6that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. Phil:6

 4     What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?

5     For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

6     You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,

7     All sheep and oxen — Even the beasts of the field,

The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas  Ps8

 14   I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.

15   My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

Ps.139:14-15

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Make A Mark

William Ford Stanley 

  William Ford Robinson Stanley

Great Man of talents many

Whose life was a great reward

And won many sterling awards

 

Born blessed to be a blessing

Lived a life that is a great lesson

Motivated, created, invented

With penchant that’s  excellent.

 

Industrious and generous

Magnanimous and illustrious

Left indelible lasting legacy

Monument –memorable victory.

 

Long gone, yet still speaks to us

To take the baton, make a plus

Addition, contribution to all

Make a mark that is tall

  • William Ford Robinson Stanley (2 February 1829 – 14 August 1909) was a British inventor with 78 patents filed in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America. He was an engineer who designed and made precision drawing and mathematical instruments, as well as surveying instruments and telescopes, manufactured by his company “William Ford Stanley and Co. Ltd.”

    • Stanley was a skilled architect who designed and founded the UK’s first Trades school, Stanley Technical Trades School (now Harris Academy South Norwood), as well as designing the Stanley Halls in South Norwood. Stanley designed and built his two homes. He was a noted philanthropist, who gave over £80,000 to education projects during the last 15 years of his life. When he died, most of his estate, valued at £59,000, was bequeathed to trade schools and students in south London, and one of his homes was used as a children’s home after his death, in accordance with his will.

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The Key to Prosperity (By Fenny West)

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The Key to Prosperity 

 

The key to prosperity.

Is to trust the Almighty

Lean not on your own understanding

Or carnal understanding,

But on the Spirit of God,

To illuminate the Word,

Give you spiritual insight,

That will lift you to new heights;

Beyond the natural plane;

Beyond the temporal plane;

To the supernatural;

To that which is eternal.

 

Trust is the Key to prosperity

 

Obedience   and willingness bring prosperity and longevity- lasting legacy.

 5     Trust in the LORD with all your   heart, And lean not on your own understanding;

6     In all your ways   acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

7     Do not be wise in   your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.Prov3:5-7

25   He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will be prospered.

Prov28:25

God teaches us how to make profit

‘…I am the Lord…who teaches you to profit…’ Isaiah 48:17

12   Then Isaac sowed in   that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him.

13        The man began to prosper, and   continued prospering until he became very prosperous;

19   If you are willing   and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land.

Isa1:19

18   “And you shall   remember the LORD your God, for it   is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His   covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.Duet8:18

Confessing and acting on bring prosperity

8     This Book of the   Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and   night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For   then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.Josh1:8

27   Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my   righteous cause; And let them say continually, ” Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His   servant.”Ps35:27

 

2     Beloved, I pray   that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul   prospers.

3John1:2

11   If they obey and serve Him, They shall spend   their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.

Job36:11

6     God sets the solitary in families; He   brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a   dry land. Ps68:6

 

If you have suffered adversity, know that   it is a stepping stone to prosperity. Your change is coming.

       In the day of prosperity be joyful, But   in the day of adversity consider: Surely God has appointed the one as well as   the other, So that man can find out nothing that will come after him.

Eccle7:14

When   fools prosper it digs their grave because it goes into their heads.

For the turning away of the simple shall slay   them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Prov.1:32

The Presence of God brings prosperity

2     The LORD was with Joseph,   and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the   Egyptian.

3     And his master saw   that the LORD was with   him and that the LORD made all he did to   prosper in his hand.

Gen39:2-3

7     The LORD was with him; he prospered wherever he went. And he   rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.2Ki.18:7

Jesus   came to give us super abundant life; to influence our world, make indelible   impact on our community and our nation and the whole world. We are His  ambassadors, His royal priesthood, His Hands and Feet on the earth.

10        The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to   destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it   more abundantly. John10:10

30        This same Hezekiah also   stopped the water outlet of Upper Gihon, and brought the water by tunnel to   the west side of the City of David. Hezekiah prospered in all his works.2Chro32:30

It is not just what you give that   matters but your attitude in giving maters. Give cheerfully, hopefully and   generously.

38   Give, and   it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and   running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you   use, it will be measured back to you.”

Luke6:38

The Cheerful Giver

6     But this I say:   He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully   will also reap bountifully.

7     So let each one give   as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a   cheerful giver.

8     And God is   able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all   sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

9     As it is written: ” He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.”

10   Now may He who   supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed   you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,

11   while you are   enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through   us to God.

2Cor9:6-11

9     For you know the   grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes   He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

2Cor8:9