Day 4: Vayigash/Genesis 46:1-28
We have the ability to endure all that the Father has for us. We are built by His hands and breath, as well as, in His likeness. To this end, YHVH gives us tests and trials that we are able to overcome.
Yacov had many of these trials during the course of his life. Starting with Esau and then on to Laban, we recognize the various trials that Yacov endured as he matured and gained wisdom. He had children by four different women, two of them sisters, lost a wife and a son, and resided among people he feared. Trials abounded for Yacov.
In all of Yacov’s wonderings and in all of his fears, YHVH always gave him hope. Whether it was at Bethel when the Master told him he would possess the land of his father’s, or at Peniel where he wrestled with YHVH and gained a new name. Yacov received Words from the mouth of Yah because of obedience and seeking. The decision to move to Egypt garnished the same result: YHVH spoke to Yacov and gave him a Word of peace and promise.
As we look at the life actions of Yacov, a pattern emerges. Action was taken in faith and obedience, and sometimes just obedience is rewarded by personal revelation by the Father (this is the true definition of grace). Yacov could have waited to hear the direct orders from YHVH and then acted, but often he began to walk in the call that YHVH had upon his life and was blessed with the extended covenant from Abraham through Isaac. We can see that YHVH’s hand and choice was for Yacov and, therefore, Yacov materialistically prospered, even when he walked in fear.
We must come to the place in our walk with the Father, in Yeshua, where we know that we are called and chosen. In His choosing us, He will not let us escape from Him or be swallowed by our fears. Instead, the obedience and faith we exhibit will be rewarded with the Covenant promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Yacov.
Ask yourself if you know that you are chosen by YHVH. If so, how have you served Him in that faith of knowing to Whom you belong? Furthermore, are you hearing His voice in your walk? Clear the baggage away from your life, be it fear, apprehension, or doubt, and know that Elohim has you in the palm of His hand. He earnestly desires to talk with you. It’s time for us to listen and know that we have both endurance and deliverance, even if that deliverance is simply escaping.
Dwell upon 1 Corinthians 10:13, “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and YHVH is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”