Have you ever been hated for no legitimate reason? Perhaps someone hated you because of looks, preaching style, or the favor of God on your life. Christians can be encouraged as they reflect on how much Jesus was hated as we heed his warning in John 15:18, “If the world hates you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.” To make matters worse, there are levels of hatred. We can see this in Joseph’s story.
Genesis 37:4 says, “And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.”
In the verse above, since the spirit of hatred was operating in Joseph’s brothers, they couldn’t speak peaceably unto him. They hated Joseph because their father loved him more.
Genesis 37:5 says, “And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.”
In this verse, the hatred was building up. They hated Joseph because God had given him a mighty dream about his destiny.
Genesis 37:8 says, “And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.”
In the last verse, we can see another level of hate: they hated him yet the more. They started to speak doubt into his purpose and tried to destroy any ounce of greatness he had inside.
There are probably many layers to hate. A person has a choice to guard their hearts against jealousy, anger, and other sins that will lead to hatred. They must decide to follow after Jesus with their whole heart and obey His commands.
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Kimberly Moses started off her ministry as Kimberly Hargraves. She is highly sought after as a prophetic voice, intercessor and prolific author. There is no doubt that she has a global mandate on her life to serve the nations of the world by spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She has a quickly expanding worldwide healing and deliverance ministry. Kimberly Moses wears many hats to fulfill the call God has placed on her life as an entrepreneur over several businesses including her own personal brand Rejoice Essentials which promotes the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She also serves as a life coach and mentor to many women. She is also the loving mother of two wonderful children. She is married to Tron. Kimberly has dedicated her life to the work of ministry and to serve others under the call God has placed over her life. Kimberly currently resides in South Carolina.