Do you feel like you’re in a pit?
You are NOT alone.
Many of us throughout our lives can feel like we are in a pit. A pit is a dark place. Sometimes we don’t know why certain things happen in our lives. We are without answers. We just can’t figure it out. We blame ourselves and try to somehow reconcile why we are in this place. 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘐 𝘥𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴?
I’ve got a wonderful word for you. It is not your destiny to stay stuck in the pit. Let me explain in a personal sense of scripture what a pit actually is: A pit is a place where you feel empty of everything. Not just physical but 𝐚 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. It can also be emotional condition. It is a place of being isolated and separated from everything.
The use of the word pit in a Hermeneutical biblical sense is the following: The word pit is used 𝙨𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 times in Genesis 37. The author of Genesis, Moses, uses this as a literary device. This is where he uses pit seven times: 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝟑𝟕:𝟐𝟎, 𝟑𝟕:𝟐𝟐, 𝟑𝟕:𝟐𝟒, 𝟑𝟕:𝟐𝟒 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐁, 𝟑𝟕:𝟐𝟖, 𝟑𝟕:𝟐𝟗. The question is: why did he use pit 𝙨𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 times? Seven is the biblical symbol of ʀᴇʟᴇᴀsᴇ, ʀᴇᴛᴜʀɴ, ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀʏ. Seven is also a symbol of restoration after devastation. When Joseph was lowered into that pit, God had a plan for his release and for his recovery. For Joseph as Genesis 50 tells us, God’s purpose for allowing Joseph to be in the pit was that he would ultimately be sold into slavery in Egypt and years later become ruler over the greatest empire of that era. God was going to use his expertise, integrity and faithfulness for His glory. 𝙂𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙨 50:20 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐲𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐥 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐞; 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝, 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬, 𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞.
God promises there will be territory for our tears. 𝙋𝙨𝙖𝙡𝙢 118:5 says, “𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬: 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞.”. 𝙋𝙨𝙖𝙡𝙢 4:1 says, “𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥, 𝐎 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬: 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐞𝐧𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬” This means your territory, place of promise, can only be increased if you are going through a momentary trial like a “pit experience.” The scripture tells us in 2 𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙨 4:17, “𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐡 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲;” The blood of Jesus bought your exit out of the pit. In 𝙕𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙝 9:11 the promise is “𝐀𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨, 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫”
Get ready for expansions. In conclusion: When Jacob, Joseph’s father, went to his eternal reward in heaven, Joseph sought permission from Pharaoh to leave Egypt and bury him in the land of Canaan. He had to pass by the pit he was thrown into many years before he became ruler over Egypt. He 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘪𝘵. I claim by the word of God and declare to you today you will look back on this hour and praise over your pit. What God is going to do with and for you will be exceedingly above all what you could ask or think.
𝒫𝓇𝒶𝒾𝓈𝑒 𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝓅𝒾𝓉