Thursday, January 17, 2013

Joseph promoted

Gen 41:29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
Gen 41:30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
Gen 41:31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.
Gen 41:32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. Gen 41:33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
Gen 41:34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
Gen 41:35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
Gen 41:36 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.
Gen 41:37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
Gen 41:38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
Gen 41:39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:

Gen 41:40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

Joseph is an old testament example of someone who obeyed God and who was blessed by God even in the worst situations. Some consider him to be a type of Christ. The beloved son of the father who saved his people from perishing. Jesus of course was not only our savior, saving our souls from perishing, but he is the only beloved son from God in heaven. As the Pharaoh gave Joseph absolute power and authority under himself, so did Father God give his son absolute authority under him.

Joseph was given dreams or visions that would define his future. Although the dreams were not completely clear, Joseph followed the LORD in all circumstances and was of an excellent spirit. Jesus had this excellent spirit and when he returned to the right hand of his father, he gave this Holy Spirit to those who believed in him; those who were born again of God.
Joseph was a spirit controlled man as we are to be. He was elevated out of every bad circumstance until his purpose was fulfilled. When Potiphar's wife tried to seduce him, Joseph said how could I do this sin against God? Sin is acting in disobedience to God, missing his will for us. The LORD was in everything he did.

Wouldn't it be fine if we had a Joseph in charge of our country? It will not be too much longer until Jesus returns to rule and reign with a rod of iron in his hand. There will be no more crooked politicians.

Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Rev 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. 

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