“He (Joseph) named his second son Ephraim (Double Prosperity), saying, ‘God has prospered me in the land of my sorrow'” (Genesis 41:52, MSG)
The longer you walk with God, the more you realize that trouble is an inescapable part of the journey. Jesus said, “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows” (John 16:33, NLT). Though we embrace the reality of trouble, we often struggle because we don’t know the results of what we encounter. We often ask, “What purpose will this trouble serve?”
Perhaps you’re in a very challenging season and wondering the same thing. Allow me to speak life into your situation. The results are in. God says this trouble is leading to your “Ephraim Season.”
If the word Ephraim does not resonate with you, keep reading. Ephraim was the second son Joseph had in Egypt. His name literally means “double prosperity.” Joseph gave him that name because “God … prospered (him) in the land of (his) sorrows” (Genesis 41:52, MSG). God changed Joseph’s situation so drastically that he named his son accordingly.
I hear God saying that your excruciating situation will give birth to your Ephraim season. The result of your pain will be double prosperity. Get ready for an exciting change in your life. God is about to give you double for your trouble!