Keep Wearing Your Mantle
Genesis 37, 39
Joseph’s life and story is impacted by the mantle of blessing that was put on his life by his father; regardless of circumstances and challenges, Joseph learned to prosper because he wore the mantle of blessing in every season and situation he faced.
Keys to Joseph’s leadership
- Joseph continued to wear his mantle of blessing
- Genesis 37:3 “Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a varicolored tunic.”
- Joseph’s father put a mantle on him to signify his love and blessing of Joseph
- Joseph didn’t earn it – it was given to him because of who his father was
- Do not be afraid to wear your mantle of blessing no matter what is going on in your world
- The enemy was always trying to steal his mantle; there is an enemy who is always attempting to take off of you what God put on you
- God puts on you (as a gift) righteousness, favor, blessing, prosperity, peace, joy
- The enemy comes after you with accusation, lies, voices, family issues, temptations, circumstances
- Colossians 3:10 “Put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him.”
- Dress for success: put off what God has taken off you and put on what he has put on you
- Romans 13:12 “The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”
- Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.”
- Wear it! Carry it in your spirit: whether you are up or down, put on what God has put on you
- Joseph walked in success, blessing, favor, prosperity no matter the season or circumstance
- Joseph was sold by his brothers, thrown in jail, wrongfully accused
- He learned to put on his mantle of blessing in whatever circumstance he found himself in (the pit, the prison, the palace)
- Joseph learned to prosper in difficult personal circumstances
- What has tried to steal the mantle off you?
- It’s all about a sense of identity: “I may be in a pit, but I’m a blessed man in a pit. I may be in a prison, but I’m a blessed man in a prison. I may be in a palace, but I’m there because I am a blessed man.”
- Put on your mantle in the palace as well as anywhere else
- Keep wearing the mantle your father has put on you
- What mantle of blessing has God put on you?
- Are you putting on that mantle each day?