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Change My Heart: You Got It Backwards: Genesis 48:1-33

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1. God’s Blessing Come Through Grace

Jacob said to Joseph, “God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me. 4 He said to me, ‘I will make you fruitful and numerous; I will make many nations come from you, and I will give this land as a permanent possession to your future descendants.’
Genesis 48:3-4 (CSB)

2. God’s Blessings Revive Dead Things

Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face again, but now God has even let me see your offspring.”
Genesis 48:11 (CSB)

3. God’s Blessings Can Rewrite Your Future

Then Joseph took them both—with his right-hand Ephraim toward Israel’s left, and with his left-hand Manasseh toward Israel’s right—and brought them to Israel. 14 But Israel stretched out his right hand and put it on the head of Ephraim, the younger, and crossing his hands, put his left on Manasseh’s head, although Manasseh was the firstborn. 15 Then he blessed Joseph and said: The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day, 16 the angel who has redeemed me from all harm— may he bless these boys. And may they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they grow to be numerous within the land. 17 When Joseph saw that his father had placed his right hand on Ephraim’s head, he thought it was a mistake and took his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s.
Genesis 48:10-17 (CSB)