JOURNAL WEEK FIVE-DOUBLE DESIRE
JOSEPH A MAN OF DOUBLE DESIRE.. Double meaning is something at its fullness all the time. Joseph lived a life of fullness a type of Christ life. His story is a story of doubles and repeats. His name meaning God want to do it again and again. This week is a continuation on seeing Joseph a living example of what Christ is like. He is a man of passion and emotion when it comes to loving and longing after His brethren, desiring to make Himself known, desiring to come to see them face to face and to be with them always. The New Testament words for double would be the double superlatives uses in the scriptures to describe the Christ life. 1 Thess. 2:17 we have endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire once and again, but Satan hindered us. The greatest hindrance to a passionate earnest desire is a cold heart. Romans 1 Paul says he wants very much to see His brethren. 15:22 having a great desire to see them. Jesus waits for an eager heart, to be received, to be welcomed, as our desire determines the capacity which we can receive. In the story of Emmaus he walked as if he was going to pass the disciples by, it was in the two disciples constraining to come and be with Him that Jesus reveals Himself to them where once their eyes were holden or forcibly shut as to knowing Him. Our desire to see Him, determines the capacity to receive the revelation of Himself...when Moses turned to see the bush, God took notice and revealed Himself to Him.. it takes more than a casual desire to receive the fullness of what He has for us. Open our mouth wide and He will fill it. Always remembering that the Holy Spirit gives us even the desire, and when we respond to it, ask for more passion, more longing, to see Jesus and He will respond by giving a heart of longing to receive the Spirit's revealing of Him and the things that He has for us.. the deep things that are reserved and even hidden for those that long for and love Him.
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