A Godly Reputation

Anneta Pinto

“and said to the men, “I know that the Lord has given you the land, and that the fear of you has fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you” (Joshua 2:9).

In Joshua chapter 2, Joshua sent two men to spy out the land of Jericho, which they were about to go in to possess. A prostitute by the name of Rahab accommodated the men. When the King heard that the men were in her house, he sent messengers to tell her to send the men to him. This was because he was aware that they had come as spies. Rahab hid the men and told the King that they had already left. So the King sent men to look for the spies. Why would Rahab side with the Israelites when they were not even from her own country? She heard the stories about how they defeated all their enemies. Rahab confessed that she knew that God had already given them the victory.

“And as soon as we heard it, our hearts melted, and there was no spirit left in any man because of you, for the Lord your God, he is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath” (Joshua 2:11). Rahab asked the men to promise, that when they came in to possess her country, that they would spare her family. The men made a promise to spare Rahab and her household, because she had shown kindness to them.

In this new season, God will cause even those who should be against us to be good to us. That’s called favour and walking in the blessing of the Lord. We have fought many battles before, which have came to the attention of others. Situations that people thought we would have never survived, left them shocked and amazed at how we come out of it alive. People were left confounded, about how we maintained our sanity and overcame such adversity.

A godly reputation goes ahead of us and creates open doors for us. Your name is being associated with good things and people are talking about your incredible gifts, talents and abilities. “The Lord your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes” (Deuteronomy 1:30).


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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July 15, 2022

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Republished on Crossmap with permission from Anneta Pinto.

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