Wednesday, 14 October 2015

God Works Through Dreams

Scripture: Genesis 41 v 38 - 39:

"And Pharoah said unto his servants, can we find such a one a this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharoah said unto Joseph, foreasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art." 

Daniel 2 v 47: "And the king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou could reveal this secret."

Jacob's beloved son, Joseph, was sold by his jealous brothers to Potiphar the Egyptian, whose wife had Joseph thrown into prison because he refused her affections. Joseph correctly interpreted the dreams of Pharoah's butler and baker while in jail.

Years later Pharoah has two dreams that no-one can interpret until the butler remembers Joseph in the prison. Joseph is fetched and correctly interprets Pharoah's dreams that 7 good years will be followed by 7 years of famine.

He recommends that an honest man be set in charge of the corn stores to have enough for the 7 lean years. Pharoah appoints Joseph to oversee this project and when the famine hits, his father, Jacob, sends his sons to Egypt to buy corn. They find Joseph and bring their father to Egypt to be reunited with the son he thought was long dead.

Daniel, a captive in Babylon for 70 years, also won acclaim by being able to interpret dreams by the power of the Holy Spirit. He was able to recall a dream Nebuchadnezzar the king had forgotten and give him the interpretation.

Just like Joseph, Daniel was made the second highest in the land, and able to watch over his fellow captives, and when Cyrus the Mede became king, he showed him the decree that released them to go back to Israel.  Both those rulers recognised that the Holy Spirit was upon those men and that they were 100% accurate in their dream interpretation.

In Joel 2 v 28 comes the prophecy of the Lord pouring out His Spirit on all flesh ......your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. This is happening now with many people having dreams of judgment, hell, Heaven and the closing days of this age. It is one of God's ways of revealing the future to us.

Our Father sees far into the future and arranges many weird and wonderful experiences to bring us to our true life's calling. We just have to be ready to seize the moment when God puts us in the place of opportunity and authority.  Be sure that the Lord will carry it through to fulfilment and bless us abundantly.

In these last days our God is going to pour out the Holy Spirit on everyone in one last hope that none should perish. He needs us to be mature in the gifts before that day comes so we can help those who are suddenly revived to understand what is happening. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father You initiate our opportunities; You arrange the circumstances; You prompt others into action; You fulfil Your plans for us; you give us dreams and visions. Help us to interpret these events correctly and let us not try to do it in our own strength for we will surely err. We want to be a blessing to You always. In Jesus' name. Amen.