Genesis 38:27-29 (KJV) And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first.
And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.
God does not joke with words because every word of God is carefully uttered! It takes only the wise to decode the secrets which are sacredly laden with. The Bible says the midwife carefully took the hand of the first child and tied to it a scarlet signifying he was the firstborn therefore the world must recognize him as the first. Who are the midwives of life holding people’s hands up for recognition? They are the societal mirage values and standards which are redefining success for us. They made you feel you are behind the schedule! They are everywhere! Some are in human form while some are not but concepts, ideas, or beliefs aiding to postulating diverse philosophies into the world system to determine who came first, who should be recognized, or who has the ability to be appointed. They are all in different areas of career endeavors. These midwives are no more in the flesh but their spirit still lingers thereby influencing the activities of men and our society at large.
This midwife judged by the traditional standard of recognizing the first child who came out as the heir or the most senior in the family. Exactly as we have different matrix these days to measure success as material things and many more. As a matter of fact, even the church is not exempted from swimming in this ocean of mirage.
In fact, they are one of the major influencers of this present world. This midwife took the hand of the first child who raised his hand from the womb and recognized him as the first while the real elected was still behind… Friend! Hear me no matter where you are today; you are coming out from behind to the place of honor and recognition in Jesus’s name.
The midwives of life who have first recognized the first person would be caught unaware and be forced to recognize you or your achievements in Jesus’s name. Don’t feel pity, strive hard, and believe God. Pharez didn’t just come first; his destiny was planned and preferred before he came to the scene. God has been fighting and orchestrating the event before his emergence. God has committed what seemed like a taboo among men to bring his emergence! Judah who was the supposed father in law to Tamar impregnated his daughter in law without knowing. It, therefore, shows that no matter how vile and degrading your background may seem God has a plan for you. He predestined you before your emergence and no matter what is happening around you, you would come out victorious in Jesus’s name. It’s not time to pity yourself or to start complaining rather it’s time to stay strong and take the bull by the horn and step out boldly. The generations of Pharez are the ones who take no for an answer. They are bold and audacious! They have the ability to contend with whatever comes their way. Look at the child Pharez he didn’t care his brother’s hand has been tied or recognized with scarlet rather he pushed forward to step out before him for he knows it is not the midwife who justifies rather it is God. Step out boldly today! it is not the world that justifies rather it is God who judges and justifies all. The race is neither to the swift nor the battle to the strong it is God who gives changes and time. Believe God today he would crown your effort don’t let anything or situation or anyone intimidate you.
Rather you should be the one intimidating them with the presence of God which you carry. It is his presence that makes the difference nor human values or traditions. Have you failed before? Rise up now and dust your file again, dream again, and believe God. Don’t let failures of the past hold you down. You can start all over again… Can you imagine the bloodline where Pharez came from? It was the tribe of Judah because Judah was precious in the scheme of things to God. It was the tribe of Judah God elected Jesus who sits on the throne of God forever. We are from the tribe of the Lion of Judah with whom we share the same and similar destiny with hence we must also break forth in all ways. Let the world wonder at how you have broken forth just like how the midwife wondered how Pharez broke forth.. She asked how has thou broken forth? The world would ask you that question today and with joyfulness and smile, you would make them know you belong to the tribe of the Lion of Judah.
You belong to the generation that breaks forth from every sides and limitation that bonds them. You are destined to break forth, destined to trail blaze new things, new invention. You are a wonder to the world, therefore the world must wonder at you and everything around you not because it is not your own doing rather it is your destiny. As a matter of fact, you do not have a say in it but the Lion of the tribe of Judah just bestowed such gestures on you to come from the blood lineage of the Judah. Remember even when Judah as a man tried to hinder the flow of operation orchestrated by God though being ignorant of it, yet God overrode the whole incident and superimposed his own will. It was his will that has predestined you to be part of the elect who will break rules and protocols just to demystify your identity in Christ. You are born for such a time like this. You are where you are for such a time like this to trail blaze what has never happened before. It is not in your power rather it is by the power and ability of God. That’s why the Bible says not by power nor by might but by my Spirit says the Lord of hosts.
You are born to reign, rule, and establish his kingdom in the world of men that’s your destiny. You are born to dominate and establish his kingdom and values upon the face of the earth and in every area of your life.
Oh God, who rules in the affairs of men, help me to break forth in every area of my life today.
Help me to trail blaze what has never been done before and to establish your dominion wherever I find myself….
You are from the tribe of the Lion of Judah, You are the Pharez of this generation.