And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near unto him. And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father’s hand, to remove it from Ephraim’s head unto Manasseh’s head. And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. Genesis 48:13-20.
One of the evils I have seen in life is the fact that some of those who enjoy some privileges try to stop others from enjoying same especially when it’s within their power. Those who enjoy grace will rather prefer others go through severe labour so they can feel very special. Thank God, God is not man and man can never be God.
Imagine Joseph who came from number eleven to number one getting angry that Ephraim was coming from number two to one.
His displeasure seemed not enough, he went as far as attempting to remove his father’s hand from Ephraim’s head after his strategic positioning of them failed. Israel was visually impaired yet his spirit ‘seeth’. Israel refused!
Listen to me!
Men and systems may have mapped out their strategies on how they believe things should go against you this year but God shall refuse! Always remember, we serve a God who is a specialist in crossing His hands. He does not follow human procedures or sequence. He overrules where men have ruled.
God told me during my retreat period before the new year that, unlikely men who will understand and align with divine patterns shall surprise many this year.
I declare over your life:
Your results and outcome this year shall not follow the usual pattern!
Men and systems maybe angry against you but they shall be helpless concerning you!
What you didn’t beg for shall drop on you on the platform of EASE!