June 25, 2019 CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC - GOD IS NEVER LATE

June 25, 2019 LIVING WATER  DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC - GOD IS NEVER LATE



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THE LIVING WATER
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

TOPIC - GOD IS NEVER LATE

Read: Genesis 40:9-23

 [9]And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;[10]And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:[11]And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.[12]And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:
[13]Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.[14]But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:[15]For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.[16]When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head:[17]And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.[18]And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:[19]Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.[20]And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.[21]And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:[22]But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.[23]Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

*MEMORISE: _And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt”_ (Genesis 41:41).

EXPOSITION
King Solomon, in the book of Ecclesiastes writes, There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven. Dreams come from God to His children, but have definite times of fulfillment, regardless of how in a hurry the owners of the dreams might be *(Hab. 2:3).

If God’s time is not ripe for manifestation, human efforts would be fruitless. The pains and sufferings one may encounter during the period of waiting, are to strengthen hope and trust in the living God. There were 13 years of waiting between Joseph’s dream and its manifestation. These were 13 years of testing, suffering, and trials *(Gen. 37:19, 20; 39:10-13, 20)*. Joseph’s brothers despised and hated him, but outsiders cherished God’s grace upon him *(Gen. 37:4,8; 40:8,9).* Definitely, a man’s enemies are his kinsmen *(Matt. 10:36)*. It does not matter how long you think you are delayed; delay is not denial. God has never failed in His promises *(cf. 2 Pet. 3:9)*. Only make sure you are faithful, consistent, and patient with and for Him.

When God told Abraham that his descendants would be spending 400 years in a foreign land, but would be later restored to possess the Promised Land, it was like impossible. Their deliverance proved the possibility of God’s Word *(Exod. 12:40-41)*. So, never rush before the rush hour. Youths, in particular, should be mindful not to hasten into marriage, as the consequences are not always palatable. It is better to wait on God and be late, from man’s perspective, in entering into marriage, than rushing into it, only to discover that one has made the worst of mistakes.

In the same vein, never take a job that will swallow your glory because you must work. Never join prostitution, cultism, gangsterism, or any other socially disapproved venture, all because you are socially or economically disadvantaged. If you wait, your time of decoration, manifestation, promotion, and announcement will surely come. She/he who laughs last, laughs best.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, help me to wait on and for You, regardless the seeming lateness of Your intervention in my present and future situations.

2. Lord, let my time of manifestation come.

3. Father, deliver our young ones from over-ambition, hastiness, and ulterior motives in all they do.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: I Chr. 29:11 – 29:30; 2 Chr. 1:1 – 3:8; Acts 2:46 – 3:20.

Author: CAC WORLDWIDE
Remain Blessed!
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