Affliction And Wealth

Affliction And Wealth by Kirk Hunt

Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions.

Genesis 15:13-14 NKJV
Please also read Genesis 15:12-16 NKJV.

A dream of horror and great darkness fell on Abram, later renamed Abraham. His descendants would suffer mistreatment as strangers (foreigners) for 400 years. Yet, at the end, they would regain their freedom. And they would march out with the wealth of their abusers.

When the nation of Israel came to Egypt they were protected from a great famine. All too soon, they were persecuted and enslaved by the Egyptians. Despite mistreatment, Israel grew in strength and numbers. And Scripture says they plundered the Egyptians as they left.

Perhaps you are suffering through a personal Egypt. Do not think you have been abandoned in that place. God has ordained your exit date. And you will carry valuables from your place of suffering.

Too often, Christian saints think badly of an uncomfortable season. God is not surprised at your situation. He has a plan to grow and enrich you. The payoff will be worth your patient endurance.

Think: God arranges even my difficult seasons for my benefit.

Pray: “Father-God, I thank You, in advance, for my coming blessing.

Copyright © May 2023, Kirk Hunt

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