February 10, 2019

Faith Finishes Strong

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Passage: Hebrews 11:20-22
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Faith Finishes Strong

Hebrews 11:20-22 (NASB)
20  By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come.
21  By faith Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.
22  By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave orders concerning his bones.

1.     Persistently Seek The Blessings Of God

Genesis 25:22-23 (NASB)
22  But the children struggled together within her; and she said, "If it is so, why then am I this way?" So she went to inquire of the LORD.
23  The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb; And two peoples will be separated from your body; And one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger."

Genesis 25:30-34 (NASB)

Hebrews 11:20 (NASB)
20  By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come.

Genesis 27:26-40 (NASB)

Genesis 32:24-28 (NASB)
24  Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.
25  When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; so the socket of Jacob's thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him.
26  Then he said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking." But he said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
27  So he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob."
28  He said, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed."

Hebrews 11:21 (NASB)
21  By faith Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.

2.     Pursue Integrity In All Areas Of Life

Hebrews 11:22 (NASB)
22  By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave orders concerning his bones.

Genesis 37:18-20 (NASB)

Genesis 37:26-28 (NASB)
26  Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it for us to kill our brother and cover up his blood?
27  "Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our ownflesh." And his brothers listened to him.
28  Then some Midianite traders passed by, so they pulled him up and lifted Joseph out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. Thus they brought Joseph into Egypt.

Genesis 37:36 (NASB)
36  Meanwhile, the Midianites sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, Pharaoh's officer, the captain of the bodyguard.

Genesis 39:7-9 (NASB)
7  It came about after these events that his master's wife looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me."
8  But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Behold, with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge.
9  "There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil and sin against God?"

Genesis 39:20-23 (NASB)
20  So Joseph's master took him and put him into the jail, the place where the king's prisoners were confined; and he was there in the jail.
21  But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.
22  The chief jailer committed to Joseph's charge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was responsible for it.
23  The chief jailer did not supervise anything under Joseph's charge because the LORD was with him; and whatever he did, the LORD made to prosper.

Genesis 40:12-15 (NASB) Genesis 40:23 (NASB)
23  Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

3.     Provide For The Blessing Of Others & Dream Big

Genesis 41:1 (NASB)
1  Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had a dream, and behold, he was standing by the Nile.

Genesis 41:38-40 (NASB)
38  Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find a man like this, in whom is a divine spirit?"
39  So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one so discerning and wise as you are.
40  "You shall be over my house, and according to your command all my people shall do homage; only in the throne I will be greater than you."

Genesis 42:1-6 (NASB)

Genesis 45:4-8 (NASB)
4  Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Please come closer to me." And they came closer. And he said, "I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.
5  "Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
6  "For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.
7  "God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.
8  "Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

Hebrews 11:22 (NASB)
22  By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave orders concerning his bones.

Genesis 50:22-26 (NASB)

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