The Kingdom of God is Here

Remember Joseph, the young man with a coat of many colours?  Jacob’s gift to his favorite son prompted his older brothers to seek his life.  Because of Reuben’s counsel, instead of death, Joseph is sold to a caravan headed toward Egypt.

After years of servitude, Joseph finds favor in the sight of God and is the number 2 man in Egypt.     His brothers experience the effects of famine and take a pilgrimage to Egypt to find food.     Psalm 105:16 informs us of the source of this famine,  “When the LORD called down a famine on the land and ruined the crop that sustained them,He sent a man before them, Joseph, sold as a slave.” Joseph anticipates this Psalm saying to his brothers, “do not reproach yourselves for having sold me here. It was really for the sake of saving lives that God sent me here ahead of you.” (Genesis 45:1-5)

The  kingdom of God is at our borders.  

Is the world’s Joseph a member in today’s caravan?  Or is it the future antichrist?    Is the caravan God’s way of uniting South and North America?    Or are we witnessing the disintegration of America?   The Central American caravan, aka. Viacrucis del Migrante (“Migrant’s Way of the Cross”) might be the kingdom of God  at our borders.

In today’s Old Testament reading (Genesis 46:1-7), God speaks to Joseph’s father:

“Jacob! Jacob!”  He answered, “Here I am.” Then he said: “I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make you a great nation. Not only will I go down to Egypt with you;  I will also bring you back here, after Joseph has closed your eyes.”

Two promises from God

  1. “The salvation of the just is from the LORD;  he is their refuge in time of distress. And the LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,  because they take refuge in him.” (Psalm 37)
  2. Jesus said to his Apostles: “Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves. …. You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved.”


To state the obvious, “Salvation is from God not the USA” and get ready to RUMBLE! 


In 1978, John Paul II, in his final speech in the USA prophesied:

“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine Providence; it is trial which the whole Church, and the Polish Church in particular, must take up. It is a trial of not only our nation and the Church, but, in a sense, a test of 2,000 years of culture and Christian civilization with all of its consequences for human dignity, individual rights, human rights and the rights of nations.”



Author: gbradepp

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