Emanna for 01/22/2020
The Beloved of the Father
Gen 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a coat of many colors. Matt 3:17 And behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is My Son, the Beloved, in whom I have found My delight.
Words of Ministry
Joseph, the one with the shepherding aspect, was also his father's beloved. Likewise, Christ was the Father's beloved Son. Only that aspect of us that is constituted of Christ is beloved in the eyes of God. Praise the Lord that we have Christ's constitution within us! You can testify that at times you have had the deep sense that the Father was present with you, and you could sense Him saying, "This is My beloved." You have had the deep sense that God the Father was present. Whenever you have this sense, it is a proof that you have the constitution of Christ, which is pleasing to the Father. Although you may be young in the Lord, I believe that you have experienced the Father God in heaven being very happy with you and pleased with you. However, now you may not be pleased with yourself, considering your shortcomings and faults. The reason for this is that we have two constitutions, the constitution of Christ and the constitution of the old Adam. When you are with the constitution of Christ, you can hear a heavenly voice saying, "This is My beloved," because God the Father is pleased with you. But when you are with the old constitution, the constitution of Adam, not even you are pleased with yourself. Joseph represents the very constitution of Christ in the matured life of Israel, that part which is called by the Father, "My beloved."
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1987, pp. 1415-1416. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 9/5/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: email@example.com.