When There Needs To Be Exposure

She {Potiphar’s wife} called to the men of her household and said to them, “See, he has brought among us a Hebrew to laugh at us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice. And as soon as he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried out, he left his garment beside me and fled and got out of the house.” Genesis 39:14-15

Potiphar’s wife attempted to seduce Joseph, not once, but day after day. Her frustration grew. A woman spurned can be dangerous. And so she proved to be. When Joseph fled from her presence, she grabbed his tunic and the charade began. She concocted a convincing story where she was the victim and Joseph was a sexual predator. Her tears, coupled with artful storytelling, put Joseph in prison.

There will be a day when all people will be revealed for who they are. The exposure will shock some whom they once fooled, but it will comfort the victims. If you are being harassed by someone others admire, if you have been falsely accused and suffer a ruined reputation, you are not the first to suffer such things. God is with you just as He was with Joseph. No plot against you can thwart God’s plans.

Sometimes the exposure of someone who does evil can come early through the prayers of God’s people. If there is a wolf among the sheep, we can pray for the truth to be revealed.  We can ask God to prevent the deceiver from spinning his tales. We can also ask God to remove the demonic glitter that makes him convincing to the crowd so that he will be seen as he is.  I have seen this happen numerous times.

I can also pray that this person will tell on himself. He often needs to boast about his power to control and manipulate. He just can’t help himself.

God promises grace. It is this grace that enables me to soar on eagle’s wings while vendettas are being waged against me. I don’t need to wallow in the mire of bitterness. I am seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus and am already vindicated in heaven’s court. Jesus is pleading my case and He never loses a case.

Come Holy Spirit, and reveal all things. While I travail in hopeful waiting, don’t let my spirit become jaded. Amen

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