A CHANGED STATUS: A new life:
Joseph was loved so much by his earthly father to point where it attracted the jealousy and envy of his brothers. It was partly Jacobs fault because he gave Joseph preferential treatment. Joseph wore a bright multi-coloured coat, while his brothers wore plain ones. He was also well gifted and talented, he could interpret dreams. This created a sea of trouble for Joseph and he ended up in a pit.(Gen.37) Further along the line, his good looks and uncompromising godly nature put him in prison (Gen.39.20).
Joseph eventually came out the pit and prison and was seated in the highest seat of the land of Egypt (Gen. 41:40-46). Apart from Pharaoh, there was no one greater than Joseph in Egypt.
A Throne of Grace
Despite it all, the Lord was with Joseph, and he “found grace”in the sight of the Pharaoh. Anyone in Christ has come to Him only by grace. He takes away your old life and gives you a new one. Coming into union with Christ makes you a joint-heir of His riches. . Joseph left his old life and through much tribulation, he came into the new life. Just like Joseph was protected from seduction, our union with Christ protects us from temptation. Those in unity with Christ have a changed status. They are restored, dignified and transformed.
Through Christ’s suffering we have an imputed righteousness. We can come boldly before God’s throne of Grace. Just like all power and authority was given to Joseph by Pharaoh, Christ has given His followers power and authority. Pharaoh put all that he had into the hands of Joseph. ALL THAT CHRIST HAS, HE HAS PLACED INTO YOUR HANDS. YOU HAVE KINGDOM PRIVILEGES.
Christ our High Priest
“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb.4:14).
Jesus Christ is your High Priest. He knows about your weaknesses and shortcomings. He sympathises with you, He has overcome it all on your behalf…
If you believe in Christ, come boldly before His throne of grace today. No other King compares to the King of kings. You have real union and perfect communion with this King. Enter into your rest, enter the Holy of holies this day with boldness. Christ has made a way for you to come boldly and worship the HIM: THE GREAT HIGH PRIEST!
The riches in Christ are inexhaustible.
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