Topic: Breaking The Yoke Of Bareness [Friday February 24, 2017]
“And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.” (Gen 47:17)
Joseph gave bread in exchange for many things but we have been focusing on horses. A horse, as we have seen before is symbolic of hard work and strength. Another thing a horse symbolizes is food.
Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses. This means there was an exchange of food. To this day beginning from when they were born, Esau and Jacob are still being affected by food. Today, the descendants of Jacob are faster and better than the descendants of Esau in every way; spiritually, financially, scientifically, and so on. And it will very likely stay that way forever. Food has set a probably irreversible course for Esau. However, the two of them were products of the altar.
“And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.” (Gen 25:21)
Isaac prayed for his wife and exchanged his wife’s barrenness for fruitfulness on the altar of God. Anytime you see prayer in the Bible, know that an altar is involved. Altars raise prayer requests to heaven on people’s behalf. When you pray, it goes to an altar for onward transmission to heaven. Every prayer finds force upon an altar.
If you believe in this house, anytime you pray, wherever you may be, in your bedroom, on the road, in an airplane, your prayer is connected to the altar of this house. God will answer any prayer you pray on His altar this year.
WORDS OF WISDOM: Boast with the LORD and watch Him beat up your enemies.
PRAYER/CONFESSION: LORD, terminate every bareness in my life and make me fruitful, in Jesus name.
FURTHER READING: Gen. 27:3-4, Gen. 26:35, 2 Chronicles. 13:10-15
Eagles Devotional is a daily revelatory and inspirational Publication by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the founder and presiding Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, Nigeria.