God has called each one of us to bear fruit. Fruit is very specific in that it tastes best at right time. If you eat fruit like grapes to early, it will be sour and hard, eat it to late and it is overripe and terrible.
So bearing fruit at right time in spiritual realm is important. We must be able to discern times and know what Holy Spirit is saying for now.
Seasons come and go over every nation, city, church, business and individual. It is your responsibility to know what is time on spiritual clock of Jesus for a specific time.
Today we will look at Joseph and see how he could discern times and influence nations.
People hated Joseph and often did him in for instance his brothers, Pothifar’s wife, and butler. God viewed him differently. Genesis 39
vers 2: The Lord was with Joseph and he was a successful man. ( Even though he was a slave) All he did prospered in his hand. vers 5: The Lord blessed Egyptians house because Joseph was in it. vers 21: The Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy. (Even though he was in prison) vers 23: whatever he did, Lord made it prosper. This super natural blessing combined with hard work Col. 3:22-25 and patience that Joseph had resulted in him being blessed at all times. He resisted temptation many times. Jas. 4:7; 2 Tim 2:22 He maintained his supernatural blessing it did not matter where he was, in prison, as a slave or wherever.
He could really discern times.. 1 Cor 4:1-2, Math 16:3. It resulted in blessing for those surrounding him Do we have same result on our places of work?