Apostle Grace Lubega
Exodus 1:7-8 (KJV); And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
Nations are preserved by mantles.
For the time he was alive, Joseph’s mantle was Israel’s preservation. It fed his people and guaranteed their security in a foreign land.
Elijah’s mantle over his nation found its acknowledgment in the undeniable stamp on his identity as the “chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereof.”(2 Kings 2:12).
But nations must evolve in mantle and this was the fatal flaw in Joseph’s legacy. His memory and great works appeared to have faded in the sands of time when there arose ‘a new king over Egypt who knew not Joseph.’
When we reflect on this turn of events, we ask ourselves this question, ‘Which great man came after Joseph?’ ‘Who was raised to stand in his great shoes?’
Elijah, at least, had Elisha. But whom did Joseph have?
The lesson for us is this: God does not raise men only to have them lose relevance and significance. What you leave on the earth must be built upon so that your legacy epitomizes the true glory-to-glory experience.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Kings 2:12; 2 Corinthians 3:18
GOLDEN NUGGET: God does not raise men only to have them lose relevance and significance. What you leave on the earth must be built upon so that your legacy epitomizes the true glory-to-glory experience.
PRAYER: My Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. Thank You for the path that shines brighter and brighter. I have the wisdom by which mantles evolve. It works in my family, ministry, and over my nation. For years to come, my legacy will remain true because I know how to impact the next generation by the anointing upon my life, in Jesus’ name, Amen.