And again Paul writes, “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God" (II Corinthians 5:18-20).
Unbeknownst to them, Joseph was now in charge of selling grain, and when he saw them he recognized them immediately, but they did not recognize him. After a series of encounters with his brothers, in which he accused them of being spies, and after they groveled, insisting on their innocence, he put them in prison. They were instructed to bring their youngest brother, Benjamin, who had been left at home with Jacob, their father. Then, after Benjamin had made the journey to Egypt, and being unable to contain his emotions, Joseph finally revealed his identity. He wept so loudly that even Pharaoh was aware of what was taking place in his residence.
The book of Hosea is the first of the Minor Prophets. Hosea means “May the Lord save”. Hosea was a native of Israel. He regarded Israel, which at that time referred to the northern part of the Jewish homeland, as being corrupt and evil. Hosea prophesied during the concluding years of Jeroboam II (about 783 - 743 BC). He was more tenderhearted than the stern Amos. Hosea loved the people whom he was compelled to condemn, as evidenced by his writing style. Hosea was commanded to take a wife, Gomer, who would become a prostitute as an example of God's relationship with Israel. Hosea was to manifest God's patience and unconditional love.
Deborah is the author of a Christian non-fiction book titled “Mission Possible”. It is written for women who love the Lord Jesus, but their spouse doesn’t share their passion. It will encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promises for their spouse and future together.