He lived a sinless life and yet was mocked, arrested, beaten and crucified as a hated criminal. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated.

He knew God had brought him there for a purpose and he was burdened to share Christ with a lost nation.

What if God is not dependent on us? Dr. Evans’ sermons are also streamed and downloaded over 20,000,000 times annually. If you find yourself in a difficult season right now, find encouragement through this reminder: God will turn it around for good. After months back at home, recuperating and seeking direction for his future plans, St. Patrick felt strongly led to go back to Ireland. Find more by Debbie at www.debbiemcdaniel.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Son of Jacob Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. ~ Pastor Joel Osteen Sunday June 29, 2014 at Lakewood ... "No matter what comes against you when it’s all said and done you’ll still be standing."

If you find yourself there today, be assured that God is with you and leading you through. Is There a Right or Wrong Way to Give Thanks? Sold into slavery, held captive, and imprisoned, yet set free for the “saving of many lives.”.

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Who would have ever dreamed of how God would turn around this tragedy for good? The farmers couldn’t stop them.

Our Thanks for Your Gift. Click on the banner below to listen now! It's available in the Lakewood bookstore but I don't think you can buy it online yet. They hadn’t meant to cause harm. How have you seen that in your own life? Quite the contrary. Genesis 50:20 shows what God can do with something meant to harm you. of (, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Copyright © 2020 Tony Evans. And who knows, but that many lives may be affected for the kingdom’s sake, because of your difficult season of struggle. Joseph’s brothers meant anything but well.

They meant bad. They meant to dethrone him from the position of importance he had come to believe he would one day hold. — Genesis 50:20 NASB, You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. They hadn’t meant to cause harm. Privacy Policy | Term and Conditions. You’ve probably heard someone say something they probably shouldn’t have said or done something that lacked tact but someone else tried to cover it up with, “They meant well.” What they were saying is that even though what the person said or did created a negative reality, that was not their intention. I am not affiliated with them, just a member sharing my notes. His radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on over 1,400 radio outlets daily and in more than 130 countries. But such a god is only a projection of you.

He worked in the fields as a shepherd for 6 years under terribly harsh conditions, until God miraculously provided a way of escape for him to flee. You could spend your whole life shaping a god to your own liking—a god who loves what you love, a god who says what you want to hear and a god who calls you to live as you are already living. by Anointed Messenger on Monday, January 05, 2015. It... And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. The Urban Alternative is a Christian Bible teaching and resource ministry founded 39 years ago by Dr. Tony Evans. Creation What Else God Created Bad Days God Can Harm People God Being In Control Tragedy wellness Natural Disasters autonomy Blessings And Prosperity Calamity. We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. All Rights Reserved.

One of the most potentially frightening aspects of being a Christian is knowing that when you put your trust in Jesus, all of Hell takes arms against you intending evil upon your life. Actually, they meant evil. … As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. Scripture quoted by permission. Article Images Copyright ©, What the Enemy Intends for Evil, God Will Use for Good - Crosswalk the Devotional - March 17. You will step out to the other side of the darkness. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. NLT You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website.

Visit my website. But that was not the case with Joseph’s brothers when they stripped him of his coat and dumped him in a pit. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®.   Website, Copyright © 2019 HarperCollins Publishers. Every king, despot, weather pattern, and molecule are at His command. They feared he would settle the score and throw them into a pit of his own making. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 130 million books in print. Our wise and perfect God can and sometimes does use the sin already existing in our world to fulfill His purpose.

As for you, you meant to harm me, but God intended it for a good purpose, so he could preserve the lives of many people, as you can see this day. Follow his website at MaxLucado.com Further Reading:Jeremiah 29:11Romans 8:28Psalms 84:11. He can not only protect you in it, but He can also promote you because of it. https://www.faithgateway.com/what-was-meant-for-evil-god-uses-for-good ~ Pastor Joel Osteen Lakewood Chur... "This is your DUE SEASON! Nothing in his story glosses over the presence of evil. He knows how to take what was meant for your harm and use to your advantage. Our new podcast, Thriving with Chronic Illness, empowers listeners to navigate the challenges, questions, and pains of life with chronic illness while learning how to thrive. ~ Pastor Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church 9/21/14 Joke: 2 ... "Your friends should be sharpening you, and making you better." Especially if  “meant” is added after them. You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.

Yet time and time again God redeemed the pain. Bloodstains, tearstains are everywhere. I'd love to hear from you; please share your thoughts. This is one reason we don’t see God’s best – our mind is in neutral. All rights reserved worldwide. “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” Genesis 50:20. We’re not releasing our faith. We use cookies so that we can provide you with the best user experience possible. What the Enemy Intends for Evil, God Will Use for GoodBy Debbie McDaniel, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” Genesis 50:20.

But Joseph didn’t. We offer sermons, sermon outlines, books, prayers, Bible studies and more on topics such as Christian living, marriage, discipleship, and spiritual growth, as taught by Tony Evans. Director of Global Effort to Save Humanity Succeeded. The exact thing Joseph’s brothers had meant to cause him harm was the exact thing God used to promote him to his destiny. -... "God’s dream is for every generation to increase." How Can I Be 'Slow to Anger' in Today's World? Both the lives of St. Patrick and Joseph in the Bible remind us of this truth. http://www.joelosteen.com/Pages/WatchOnline.aspx.

And it’s never to leave us there for no purpose.

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The exact thing Joseph’s brothers had meant to cause him harm was the exact thing God used to promote him to his destiny.