Saturday, July 8, 2017

DRAW NEAR TO GOD by Nina Keegan

GENESIS. 45:10-11
"You shall dwell in the land of GOSHEN, and you shall BE NEAR to me, you and your children, your children's children, your flocks and your herds and all that you have. There I will provide for you, lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty; for there are still five years of famine."
Goshen = "drawing near" 
Today I want to focus on the word, the place, called GOSHEN…  God often inspires me to look things up in Hebrew and when I saw that this word means "drawing near" I knew in my spirit God wanted me to study it in depth.
God has promised in his word to reveal the great mysteries of his word to us...
Exodus 8:22: "the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell," 
THIS IS WHERE WE ,(GOD'S PEOPLE) DWELL( rest, draw near) 
The Word Goshen is used 15 times in the Bible, it is a secret place, a land, a place of drawing near to God..  many times God sends people to the land of Goshen for safety, for a time of rest and renewal, for protection! 
"God just wants us to (draw near) to him as He draws near to us"..
The second half of that scripture talks about trials that are looming up ahead, there will still be famines, there will still be trouble, but not to worry because God's people will be in the land of (drawing near to God)… It talks about being there in Goshen with your children and all of your belongings… No matter what the world brings, we can be there too , in the secret place, drawing near to God... abiding in Him, and being kept safe!
 God is our shelter, He is our refuge in times of trouble.. we can go to the land of Goshen, by drawing near to God! 
When we draw near to God, we abide in him and he abides in us… 1 John 4:13
There in the secret place...GOSHEN (drawing near) to God , He will provide for us...
We can rest securely in Him and trust Him no matter what our circumstances look like in the natural...
When we are drawing near to God, we are kept secure in his protection and in our saviors care… We must seek Him first, it is a two way street ..the Bible says when we draw near to God he draws near to us...
 God desires that intimacy with us not only because He loves us but because he knows that through that intimacy with him we will be in that secret place of protection where he can keep us safe from the enemy and provide for us our every need…
" Life is meant to be a collaboration with God… We were never meant to go it alone…" apart from him we can do nothing...
 Draw nearer to God every day, spend time in the land of Goshen with our wonderful Lord and savior, and watch him lead you, guide you, bless you, prosper you, heal you, it is there that you will have a fresh baptismal of the Father's abiding love for you like you've never known! 
 Goshen is where we will trust  God to reveal to us the great mysteries of his will for us… Where our own plans can be replaced with God's plans as He directs our every step..
"However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, 
God Bless you all in the mighty precious and Holy name of Jesus ! 
1) a region in northern Egypt, east of the lower Nile, where the children of Israel lived from the time of Joseph to the time of Moses
2) a district in southern Palestine between Gaza and Gibeon
3) a town in the mountains of Judah 
This word is used 15 times:
Genesis 46:28: "Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen;and they came into the land of Goshen."
Genesis 46:28: "unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen."
Genesis 46:29: "to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on"
Genesis 46:34: "our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd"
Genesis 47:1: "out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen."
Genesis 47:4: "therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen."
Genesis 47:6: "and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men"
Genesis 47:27: "of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly."
Genesis 50:8: "and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen."
Exodus 8:22: "the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell,"
Exodus 9:26: "Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was"
Joshua 10:41: "even unto Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon."
Joshua 11:16: "the south country, and all the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the plain, and the mountain of Israel,"

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