Pray for destiny helpers – Part 6
Believe it or not, all those whom Joseph met along the way to his being a Prime Minister in Egypt were destiny helpers of some sort. Beginning from his brothers, who sold him to the Ishmaelites to Potiphar and those whom he met in the prison, God used each one of them to catapult Joseph to the place of destiny God had ordained for him. While in prison, Joseph hardly understood why he was there and why he was being unjustly treated, “For indeed I was stolen away from the land of the Hebrews; and also I have done nothing here that they should put me into this dungeon.” But, his dilemma later gave way to understanding. As he later confessed to his brothers, “But as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive” (Gen.50: 20).
Destiny Helpers In The Life Of Jesus Christ
Even Jesus had human and angelic destiny helpers, while he was on the earth. The women who played prominent roles in the Master’s life and ministry were destiny helpers whom God used to support His ministry. Luke records, “And certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities – Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for him from their substance” (Luke.8: 2-3).
Two women were known to have demonstrated their devotion and love for Jesus by anointing Him in the course of His ministry. One was the sinful woman, who some believe was Mary Magdalene. Luke reports about her thus: “And stood at his feet behind him weeping; and she began to wash his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed his feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil” (Luke.7: 38). The second was Mary, sister of Lazarus. She anointed Jesus’s feet with a costly spikenard valued at a year’s salary. After the anointing, she wiped the feet of Jesus with her hair (John 12:1-8). Instructively, on these two occasions, Jesus did not reject the honour done to Him; rather He defended the actions of these two women. These women preceded other women who had wanted to anoint Jesus, when He died. Unfortunately, when they got to the tomb where Jesus laid, it was too late, He had already resurrected (Mark.16: 1-4). This should be a constant reminder to all of us to do whatever we want to do for the Lord now and not postpone it.
Joseph of Arimathea was a destiny helper, who featured during the death of our Lord Jesus. He got the permission of King Herod to take the body of Jesus after He was crucified to give Him a befitting burial in an exclusive tomb (John 19:39-42).
Angels featured prominently at critical times in the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus. Angels announced Jesus’ birth. After His wilderness experience, angels came to strengthen Him (Matthew. 4:11). Angels were on hand to strengthen Him at the garden of Gethsemane (Luke.22: 43). Angels were there during His resurrection to assuage the troubled women who met an empty tomb (Luke.24: 4). Angels were on hand during His ascension to announce to the disciples that He will return to earth again (Acts 1:11).
We all need destiny helpers at critical moments of our life. Pray that God would provide them. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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