Time for Your "Ephraim" to Switch Places with "Manasseh"
Why did Joseph get mad when his dying Dad reached out to prophesy blessings and put the younger one before the older one? The Bible says it displeased Joseph. (Gen. 48 v.13-20) And he even tried to switch his father's hands so the first-born son would get the first-born blessings!
The name of Joseph's first-born son, Manasseh, meant "God has made me forget all my trouble (Gen. 41v.52). Forgetting is a good start for moving from where we are now to where God's Word promises we will land. But it will require more to take the land , expand it and exercise dominion. Ephraim says" God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction. The power to conceive and to flourish no matter what and no matter where is in the overcomer's bloodline.
Let's talk turkey. Joseph was displeased because it was not going down the way he wanted. He had probably held that firstborn in his arms, cried out to God and decided to forget his trouble. Good. But when God moves in to answer our cry, He brings Ephesian 3:20 with Him- exceeding abundantly more than all we can ask or think.
FATHER: Let Your Rod bud, blossom, bear sweet almond fruit- even in ways I don't expect!
Love you guys so much