“THEY SHALL DREAM DREAMS”(Pt. 3)

“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'”(Genesis 41:15 NKJV).

There are many kinds of dreams that, if we are alert to their details, can be helpful in speaking to each person. We saw that Joseph was given an apparent re-occurring dream to prepare him for his future destiny to be a leader who would ultimately help bring his family to Egypt in time of a famine. Although his dream did not show him all that this would involve, the many tests and trials along the way and so forth, he held on to the dreams as being true to his future.

We saw also that Peter was being asked to grow in his appreciation and understanding of the largeness of GOD’S heart toward the Gentile Nations. Through the power of the gospel being preached to them, they were included in the family of God, as had been the Jewish Nation. Jesus Christ was sent in the fulness of time to be presented not only as the “King of the Jews”, but the Savior of the world (John 3:16-17).

DREAMS CAN GIVE US WARNINGS

It is interesting that dreams that disturbed Pharaoh were the occasion that brought Joseph and the king of Egypt together. Recall that Pharaoh was disturbed by his dreams of seven fat cows and the scene changing to see seven skinny, malnourished cows eating up the fat cows! Because the dream reoccured and his magicians had no insight into the dream’s meaning, one who had met Joseph while he was doing a stint in prison remembered Joseph. It seems that Joseph was not only a dreamer but had a proven track record of interpreting dreams as well!

When Joseph was cleaned up and brought before Pharaoh, he listened to the Pharoah’s dreams and was not only given divine insight into the dream’s meaning, but God gave him wise counsel as to what the king should do. This bought him an early release from his prison sentence and a place as right hand advisor to the king! Pharaoh was wise to promote Joseph as his Chief of Staff…Joseph was wise to take the appointment. His dream indeed was unfolding before his eyes.

WARNINGS CAN DELIVER FROM DANGER

“An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying ‘Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy him'”(Matthew 2:13 NKJV).

The whole story around the birth of Jesus is full of supernatural events. One of the perhaps less appreciated characters in the drama was Joseph. When we read the story we notice that from the time Joseph took Mary as his betrothed wife until the settling down in the little town of Nazareth, he was guided and warned by God through dreams. It seemed the Lord knew that Joseph both believed in the significance of dreams as well as trusted God to protect the life of his young virgin bride and the child she would bring into the world. Three times he was visited in his dreams, and three times Joseph obeyed this supernatural leading.

In an hour where many uncertainties are upon the world, I believe we will hear of many stories of divine interventions. God knows how to rescue His people from impending danger. Many of these occurrences will come through warning dreams. Pay attention to your dreams. They could be the point of safety and deliverance from evil and harm for you and your loved ones. Don’t be afraid of talking to God about your dreams. He is more than willing to confirm the way for you to move ahead against the power of the enemy.

Copyright(c)2011, Walter Fletcher Jr., All rights are reserved.  This article may be copied free of charge provided that it is not altered in any way from its original content.  Send all correspondence to: Walterfletcherjr@gmail.com

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