The Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison Genesis 39:21.


The favor of God can come when we are in difficult places and strange places. Would you expect to find favor in a prison, especially when you are the prisoner? When Joseph was falsely accused of seducing his boss’s wife, he was sent to prison. While in prison, “The Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison” (Gen. 39:21). Joseph was so highly favored that the head of the prison gave Joseph the authority over all the prisoners, and did not “look over Joseph’s shoulder” to check out his faithfulness (Gen. 39:23).  This story reveals an outstanding truth. Your present condition or your surroundings have no bearing on God’s ability to bring favor into your life.


Have you ever been abandoned, forsaken, and forgotten? Does it seem like your future is shattered and you see nothing ahead but struggle? That is what happened to Joseph. When life is the pits or circumstances seem to have us confined, like Joseph in the pit and prison (Genesis 37:23, 24; 39:4, 21), don’t forget you have favor with God and His favor will promote you. The people, the pit, nor the prison can stop God favoring you.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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