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Don't Stop Believing

  • Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more. He said to them, 'Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves came around, and bowed down to my sheaf.' His brothers asked him, 'Will you indeed reign over us? Will you indeed have dominion over us?' They hated him all the more for his dreams and for his words. Genesis 37:5

    When Joseph was about forty years old, he became second-in-command of the most powerful nation on earth at the time, Egypt. As his brothers bowed down in front of him, he could still remember the dreams that God had given him when he was just a teenager, over twenty years ago. Though it took a long time, his dreams were now coming to pass.

    God had shown Joseph through dreams that he would be raised up to be a leader and that his brothers would come bow down to him. He should probably have kept that to himself, but he told his brothers about it and they sold the 'Dreamer' as a slave (v. 28) to a group of merchants for twenty pieces of silver. His brothers said 'We will see what becomes of his dreams' (v. 20).

    The merchants took Joseph to Egypt with them and once there, sold him to Potiphar, the captain of the guard. God was with Joseph, and everything that he did prospered. Soon Potiphar put him in charge of his entire house (Genesis 39:4).

    Joseph served as a slave in his house until Mrs. Potiphar took a liking to him, for he was well-built and handsome. When Joseph spurned her advances, she framed him for attempted rape, and Joseph went to prison.

    God was with Joseph in prison. Everything that he did prospered and soon he was in charge of running the place. Joseph served wherever he was placed, and he was promoted. Even prison did not stop his dreams from coming to pass, but instead helped to fulfill them.

    Eventually Pharaoh had a dream that no one could interpret and a man that Joseph had interpreted a dream for in prison told Pharaoh about him. Joseph was brought out of the prison, interpreted the dreams, and was made second-in-command of Egypt. The promotion happened suddenly, but after decades of waiting and preparation.

    God was with Joseph as a ruler as well and He gave him wisdom on what to do. Soon, his jealous brothers who had sold him as a slave, came and bowed before him just as Joseph had seen in the dream. They needed food for their families. Joseph forgave them for what they had done. He realized that God had placed him here for a reason, because you can only connect the dots looking backward.

    God gave Joseph a dream, and though it took a strange course, it all came to pass when it was time. At every stage it appeared that the dream was dead, that Joseph had missed it. Yet nothing, and no one, could stop it from coming to pass. Every bad act, like his brothers selling him as a slave, and Mrs. Potiphar accusing him of rape, simply pushed Joseph a little closer to his destiny.

    No one has to believe in the dream that God has given you in order for it to come to pass. Even if they despise you and do things to harm you, it will only help fulfill what God has told you. Don't stop believing what God has told you secretly. Though the vision tarries, wait for it.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I wait for You and Your timing. I know that the plans that You have for me are good. I don't understand the methods at times, but I choose to trust in You. Please give me a clear vision and help me keep a positive attitude while I wait, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Lord, Help me to have patience and trust for your plans......in Jesus’s name I pray, Amen❤️
Feb 10
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Make our dreams come true. Amen

Feb 10
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen Mari! God Bless You!

 

Feb 11
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen,  thank you Jesus! 

Feb 10
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! The Word of God does not come back to Him Void. He is more than capiable of making it happen.

Feb 10
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Feb 10
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen we must learn to wait with expectation, for He will bring it to pass.

Feb 10
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen Lord, Amen.

Feb 10
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Heavenly Father we believe and trust in you. Amen 

Feb 10
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I trust You Father, help me to wait patiently for Your plans, Amen.

Feb 10
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen! Help me to wait on your perfect timing Lord, in Jesus name.

Feb 10
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Thank you Lord for your word and your timing.  Wonderful reminder in today’s message.  Thank you 

Feb 10
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Feb 10
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

AMEN thank you  :)

 

Feb 10
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

AMEN! As Joseph said, "The evil you planned to do me has by God's design been turned to good, that He may bring about the deliverance of numerous people." That's a foreshadowing of what Jesus Himself did! I love hearing Joseph's story!

Feb 10
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen, God will always work out for our good everything that happens in our lives if we are following His plan for our lives.

Feb 10
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Dan Strilzuk
Dan Strilzuk

Amen, we trust in You Lord!

Feb 10
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Feb 10
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen, Though it is really hard at times waiting on God, especially when it "feels" like nothing is happening and we become weary, We still keep our faith and trust in him, If he gives you a dream and you know that in your heart its of him, It WILL come to pass. :) Although Honestly I'm hoping he not making us wait till I'm 80 years old like he did Moses ;) God is Good and God is Faithful.

Feb 11
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, brother!

Feb 11
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen

Feb 11
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Feb 11

Amen, I will keep on believing, trusting and waiting, even though it seems to get harder! But, HE is my Lord and God, my Savior, HE humbled himself, emptied himself, suffered and died for my sins so that I may be forgiven and have eternal life!!! There is no greater love than this!!!

Feb 11
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Feb 12