Victorious Bow of Joseph by Bishop (Dr.) S.I. Okelezoh
Genesis 49: 22-26
A bow is an instrument for shooting
The vessel is a container, a house, temple. God is looking for vessels where He can dwell in and if you are such, you will know how to do exploits. Dan. 11:32
Joseph was given a bow and the content of the bow was God. So if you are a bow, vessel and have God in you, working in you both to will and to do, in your thoughts and ideas, if you are full of God, then you can do great things.
As a vessel, know that you cannot lead God, He leads you. When you get to the position where God works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure, you can then experience the fullness of God. You cannot fully manifest God until you allow Him to truly and fully control you.
Now, the reason your bow is without arrows is so that God can fill it, it is so that He can be your arrows. And if God is your arrow, He will fight your battles for you – 1 Chron. 20:15, Jer. 33:3. He is the man of war, the Lord of Hosts. You have the superior weapon which comes from God – 2 Cor. 10:4.
Bow signifies that royalty is connected, thus if you are a bow in God’s hands, you are connected to royalty. Being a bow in God’s hands is being connected to royalty, to the power that atones, you are connected to authority where things are decreed. When you become a bow in God’s hands, your words carry power, they are concord, and they align. Your life must align with God and your character with His.
As a bow, you are coming to the position of a king, the position of the throne. As a bow, you are connected to the corridors of the supreme power of God.
Joseph manifested the name given to him that was why his father made for him the coat of many colours, and that was why he had adversaries. Also, as a bow, if you rightly answer your name, you will receive the coast of many colours. But be aware that you will also have adversaries because the coat of many colours attracts envy, but do not fret.
If you are a bow, you are God’s battle axe (Jer. 51:20); you are a mighty force in the hands of God.
Gen. 49:23 read, ‘the archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him and hated him’.
- An arc is a circumference of a circle
- An archer is a person who uses bow and arrow to shoot
Now, if there is an arc, it implies that there is a circle. Joseph was an arc of the circle of his family and he had a brother Benjamin who was a good arc like him, but he had ten other brothers who were evil and formed the negative arcs, and they greatly worked against him but he overcame.
The reason for this message is that if you are a faithful and obedient believer, know that God will show or reveal things to you and you will be equipped by him to over come.