“And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them; so they were in custody for a while.”
“So he asked Pharaoh’s officers who were with him in the custody of his lord’s house, saying, “Why do you look so sad today?””
“And they said to him, “We each have had a dream, and there is no interpreter of it.” So Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me, please.””
Your gifts will make room for you.
Joseph had the power to interpret dreams for others, yet he could not foretell where he would end up.
Sure Joseph had dreams, but in his dreams he never saw himself being betrayed, ending up in a pit, and prison.
God will bring you to an expected end, but it doesn’t mean He will show you everything.
Despite how positive Joseph’s dream was, he to had to face the process.
Joseph was tried and tested.
“But remember me when it is well with you, and please show kindness to me; make mention of me to Pharaoh, and get me out of this house.”
“Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.”
Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph.
God will never forget nor forsake you, even in the prison God did not forget Joseph He still favoured him.
The butler forgot Joseph not because he was a bad person, but because it was not God’s time for him to be out of prison.
That doesn’t make sense, right and by now Joseph had every right to question and doubt God, but he didn’t, he still trusted Him.
It was God’s will for Joseph to end up in prison not to punish him, but to bring Joseph to his expected end.
From prison, God propelled Joseph back into Potiphar’s palace.
And Joseph’s dream began manifesting in reality.
You see no matter what we can not avoid the process.
If you want to live to see the fullness of God, then you must be prepared to face some challenges.
You must be prepared to trust God no matter what.
Joseph was taken out of prison not at the time that he may have necessarily wanted, but at God’s divine appointed time.
Where you are right now is for a season, you have to trust God in that season.
Are you willing to trust God to bring His Word to pass despite all that is going on around you?
If you truly want to walk in God’s perfect will, then learn to wait on Him no matter what.
God has not forgotten you, but remember He makes things beautiful in His own time.
You do not need to understand, all that you need to do is to trust Him.
Remember God works in mysterious ways, puzzling ways, He works step by step by step.
God will not show you everything, He will take you through a process to make you and not break you, and it’s all for His glory.
He will bring you to your expected end, according to His will and not your own.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”
“And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to interpret it.””
“So Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, “ It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.””
That’s right, every believer ought to give God the glory at all times!
It did not matter that Joseph was now in the presence of Pharaoh, Joseph knew that His GOD is greater!
Joseph did not forget to acknowledge God, and that all things come from Him.
Would you do the same?
Pharaoh had control you know, Egypt was a powerful empire at that time.
Pharaoh had the power to put Joseph in prison, and take him out just like that, but that did not stop Joseph from fearing The Lord.
It may be that your boss or leader, wants to know why you are the best at something. What would your response be?
Joseph was bold enough to say that what he had came from no other source but God.
Your response is very important, it shows your gratitude to God.
Wherever you are, and whomever you are with, be unashamed to proclaim your Lord and personal Saviour Jesus Christ.
Lord Jesus forgive us , if we have ever tried to hide who we are and what we have in You.
Help us Lord to also remember that it is never about us, but it is always about YOU.
All the glory belongs to You.
Take centre stage in our lives oh Lord, for in the Mighty Name of Jesus we pray. Amen
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
“So the advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants.”
If all you say are words from God, then all you say will be good to all whom will hear.
“And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?””
Pray for the uncommon favour of God upon your life, that when people see you they shall see God in you, and they shall believe in Him.
That’s how our lives ought to be, a reflection of God’s goodness.
Anyone that has Jesus Christ has the Light, and that Light cannot be hidden, it must shine.
Men and women should marvel when they see you, they should notice that you are unique because you are a carrier of Jesus.
“Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.”
Indeed your gift will make room for you.
“You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.””
“And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.””
Honour the Lord and the Lord will honour you.
There’s no doubt about it.
“Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen Genesis 41:42
“Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.”
“And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt.”
“Pharaoh also said to Joseph,“I am Pharaoh,and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”” Genesis 41:44
Children of God we deserve the best, in fact we are entitled to the best.
We just have to follow the basic principles of The Word to receive the full promises of God.
Joseph followed the path of acknowledging God at all times, walking in his gift, and trusting and obeying the perfect will of God.
Joseph believed, and he received, but most importantly Joseph understood the importance of going through a process.
Joseph was a teenager when his brothers threw him in the pit, and it was not until he was 30 years of age that he came to his expected end.
Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went throughout all the land of Egypt.
Do not despise the process it is there to make you, and not to break you.
Joseph trusted God when he was in the pit, and God being faithful was with him, and more than able to deliver him.
Joseph embraced the season of being in prison, and there he activated his gift of interpreting dreams, a gift that brought him back into the presence of Pharaoh, and this time he was there to stay, hallelujah!
Isn’t it amazing that Joseph was thirty when he stood before pharaoh, he was fulfilled, it is the age of maturity.
I say this because, Jesus began His ministry in his thirties, and I see this age as an age of great significance.
Pray that by the time you reach age 30 you will be in the fullness of the promises of God, actively walking in God’s perfect will.
Brethren, we should not lack any good thing. Amen
Joseph was human just like you and I, he faced challenges, the enemy tried to pull him down, but he never stayed down.
This is indeed our year of arising.
We must have what God has promised, but the question still remains, are we truly ready to do what is required of us to get it?
Embrace the process, trust God, and activate your gift, for it is your gift that will make room for you.
“The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;”
“The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’”
“He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.”
“A man’s gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men.”
“But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you,delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons.
You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake.”
“But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.”
“Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer;”
“for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.”
“You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death.”
“And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake.”
“But not a hair of your head shall be lost.”
“By your patience possess your souls.”
“But not a hair of your head shall be lost.”
There is nothing that you are going through that has not already happened before, trust and believe God for He is more than able.
There shall most certainly be an occasion of testimony for you.
Our God is a faithful God.
Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.