There are many, who can identify with Joseph, and it’s time for you to arise!
Joseph had a dream and he was so excited! He couldn’t wait to tell his brothers. When he told them, they hated him more. Genesis 37:5-11 tells about Joseph’s dream. Now, Joseph was seventeen when he had his dream, a dream that would forever change his life.
His brother’s hated him so much, they sold him in to slavery and told their dad that Joseph was dead.
Along with being sold into slavery, Potiphar’s wife accuses Joseph of wrong doing. Now, Joseph finds himself in prison! I can just imagine the thoughts Joseph must have had sitting in that prison. Wondering how could this have happened to him? He had this big dream, would it really come true?
You know the story, he interprets a dream for the Baker and the Cupbearer. He tells the Cupbearer to tell Pharoah about him, but the Cupbearer forgets.
I’m sure at this point he felt like his hopes were crushed. But then Pharoah has a dream and he needs an interpreter. The Cupbearer remembers Joseph and tells Pharoah.
Pharoah sends for Joseph, and Joseph interprets the dream for him. Can’t you see Joseph getting his hopes up? Finally, after all of the years that have passed by.
You can read about Pharoah’s dream in Genesis 41.
Now Joseph has found favor with Pharoah, and he makes him second in command of all of Egypt….now, Joseph is beginning to see that his dream is coming into reality.
I’m sure many of you can identify with Joseph in some way. There were many, many years that passed by before Joseph saw his dream come true, thirteen to be exact. God had a plan for Joseph and showed him in a dream, but it didn’t come to pass over night. It wasn’t until after Joseph was married and had two children, did he see it fulfilled.
So, Dreamer’s Arise! Get your hopes up! It’s Time! It’s Time!
Yes, there have been many years that have passed by for you, but the Lord has been working behind the scenes. He’s getting things in order, and people are moving into the right places.
Isaiah 60:1 (NIV) “Arise shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”
There are many who have given up, but I hear the Lord saying, “Dream Again. It’s Time! It’s Time! It’s time for the dreamer’s to arise!”
Get ready! Prepare yourselves. Get your things in order, because the Lord is moving. He’s opening doors, and bringing new opportunities to you.
Arise and enjoy the favor of the Lord.
Blessings to you as you dream with God.
Donna Courtney Heath