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In The Midst Of…

Joseph made ruler in Egypt

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Genesis 37

3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.s4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

Not only did his Father favor him,but Joseph was a dreamer! Being a dreamer is a good thing,it keeps you focused. But being a bragger is a whole different thing,it’s like you’re always showing off and thinking you’re better than anyone else. Although this was not the type of person Joseph was, but as far as his brothers were concerned he was.

5 One night Joseph had a dream, and when he told his brothers about it, they hated him more than ever. 6 “Listen to this dream,” he said. 7 “We were out in the field, tying up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up, and your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before mine!”

8 His brothers responded, “So you think you will be our king, do you? Do you actually think you will reign over us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dreams and the way he talked about them.9 Soon Joseph had another dream, and again he told his brothers about it. “Listen, I have had another dream,” he said. “The sun, moon, and eleven stars bowed low before me!”

18 When Joseph’s brothers saw him coming, they recognized him in the distance. As he approached, they made plans to kill him. 19 “Here comes the dreamer!” they said. 20 “Come on, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns. We can tell our father, ‘A wild animal has eaten him.’ Then we’ll see what becomes of his dreams!”

21 But when Reuben heard of their scheme, he came to Joseph’s rescue. “Let’s not kill him,” he said. 22 “Why should we shed any blood? Let’s just throw him into this empty cistern here in the wilderness. Then he’ll die without our laying a hand on him.” Reuben was secretly planning to rescue Joseph and return him to his father.

Joseph was  sharing his dream and he was not ashamed or afraid,and you learn in reading farther that this sharing got Joseph in big trouble. But like Joseph when troubles come we must be steady in our service to God. Joseph believed in his God and his troubles only built his faith up in God,so will ours. Joseph’s end results was worth all he had been through, during the famine he saved his family and they were all united in love,and they did all bow down to him.

Genesis

41 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the entire land of Egypt.”

he was made the head man in charge and he didn’t misuse his authority ,but was humble and used by God greatly. So be encouraged by the Word of God whatever you’re going through God is also bringing you out Victoriously! Because he dearly loves you.

Love in Christ Pat

Fear

Fear is something we’ve all dealt with and it is a powerful tool the devil uses and he knows it works well, satan is clever and he watched God all of the time he was there in Heaven so he really knows how to twist God’s word around and persuade people to believe his lies (Genesis 3:1) Now the serpent was the shrewdest of all the creatures the Lord God had made. He starts out lying and never stopped he is really calling God a liar here so we know that he is the one that causes all fear, yet he is under God’s control and just cannot do all that he wants to do with us what a great blessing that is! As I said earlier I lived in the darkest place of fear and I’ve learned the scripture in (2 Timothy 1:7) For God has not given me the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love and of a sound mind. Therefore I do not have to stay in fear God is my deliverer and restorer and he will always help me. Fear causes all kinds of problems from depression right into hopelessness where you feel totally alone, and that’s exactly where the devil wants you so that he can drive home his fear tactics. Our minds are powerful and it’s amazing how we hold onto the bad and hurtful stuff the things from the past that seem like we should be over by now keep coming up. And I don’t know how this works but I know some how our inner evil nature has a way of signaling the evil on the outside, like you could be doing wonderful and a thought pops in your mind and the next thing you know event’s you never thought of start happening and your hold attitude changes for satan cannot read our minds. But God is always aware of what’s going on so we are never alone when fear attacks us as we can see here in (Isaiah 45:7) I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace ,and create evil; I the Lord do all these things. That scripture has given me so much help and hope because since God is in control I don’t have to panic when fear approaches. For God is the creator of the evil one and he alone knows how to control him and God has Satan on a leach and he can only go so far, before God says enough what a “Mighty God he is”.That old evil nature we inherited after the fall of all mankind when Adam and Eve disobeyed God,evil is always present in this world just know God is all powerful and he will bring you out of Fear if you keep believing and trusting in him.

Love in Christ Pat

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