Goshen History

Genesis 45:10-11 (CSB) 10 “You can settle in the land of Goshen and be near me — you, your children, and your grandchildren, your flocks, your herds, and all you have. 11 “There I will sustain you, for there will be five more years of famine. Otherwise, you, your household, and everything you have will become destitute.”

In 2021 it was placed in my spirit to purchase property in FL. I was led to this property. As I toured the property with the seller’s agent it was placed in my spirit “Goshen – a place of refuge for My people”. Four months later, here we are! Welcome to Goshen!

Excerpt from my second book “Joseph’s Wisdom” (available on Amazon)

In our Christian walk of faith, we sometimes face situations that stretch us beyond our capacities. We don’t always understand or know why. I often hear my pastor, Pastor Michael Hopewell of New Water Church, Davenport, FL, say, “Some are called, some are chosen, and some are sent.”

Genesis 45:4-5 (AMP) states,

4 And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come closer to me.” And they

approached him. And he said, “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold

into Egypt. 5 Now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because

you sold me here, for God sent me ahead of you to save life and preserve our family.

Being called by God means we have a spiritual calling to accomplish a

particular mission, ministry, or role in the world. When called (invited),

we are divinely selected and appointed. Being chosen by God means we

are uniquely selected for an elevated, specific task, mission, or role in

God’s divine plan. Being sent is yet another level of assignment. God

appoints us to the most exalted office conceivable. Those sent are set apart and commissioned to go to an appointed place and fulfill the mission.

There is a different level of responsibility and purpose than those who are

called or chosen. Christ gives us an example in Matthew 22:1-14, the

wedding banquet parable. In the parable, Jesus compared the Kingdom of Heaven to a king preparing a wedding banquet for his son. In verse 14

(KJV), Jesus stated, “For many are called, but few are chosen.”

In John 3:34 (AMP), it was stated, “For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God [proclaiming the Father’s own message]; for God gives the [gift of the] Spirit without measure [generously and boundlessly]!”

For those who are sent (Strong’s G649 – apostellō) to the appointed place, we are to uphold and sustain the authority of God and His Kingdom (Strong’s G2476 – istēmi) in the appointed place. In 2021, I was sent to Florida to a land where God spoke these words to me: “Goshen. A refuge for My people,” according to Genesis 45:10-11.

To read more about my journey, consider purchasing my first book, Vulnerable Before the Lord: A Journey of Pain, Obedience and Healing. It is available on Amazon.

Since the day I was sent to Goshen, I have been drawing nearer to God.

He has been teaching me about my unique calling and helping me discern

and recognize the responsibilities, opportunities, and divine purpose of

being sent to Goshen. I’ve come to understand that Goshen is set apart for God’s purpose and not my own.

Since 2021, I’ve tried to monetize the Goshen experience, but God closed

every door I opened. However, as of the writing of this book, He opened

the door for Goshen to fulfill its purpose as spoken by Him in 2021 – “a

refuge for My people.” The first example is that He sent a young lady to its gates. She was in terrible emotional pain. I came home one evening, and she was sitting on the welcome bench outside the gates in the rain. She said, through tears, “God told me to come and see you and that you would help me.” I invited her in, and we chatted for a while. Since it was Tuesday evening and I was preparing to go to Bible study at my church, New Water Church in Davenport, FL, I invited her. She came. I also invited her to church the next Sunday, which she also attended. It was at that first service that her deliverance from demonic oppression began. Today, her shackles are removed, and she is learning and becoming more in tune

with her identity in Jesus Christ and walking in freedom and joy in the

Lord. She was recently baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38-41):

Acts 2:38-41(AMP)

38 And Peter said to them, “Repent [change your old way of thinking, turn

from your sinful ways, accept and follow Jesus as the Messiah] and be

baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ because of the

forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy

Spirit. 39 For the promise [of the Holy Spirit] is for you and your children

and for all who are far away [including the Gentiles], as many as the Lord

our God calls to Himself.” 40 And Peter solemnly testified and continued

to admonish and urge them with many more words, saying, “Be saved

from this crooked and unjust generation!” 41 So then, those who accepted his message were baptized; and on that day about 3,000 souls were added [to the body of believers].