In The Beginning God Part 25

Kingwell By Kingwell, 2nd Jul 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3itkh_mc/
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Even while in prison, Joseph remains faithful to God and continues to prosper.

Joseph In Charge.

You may remember that Joseph as a young man was a “dreamer of dreams”, and that he always shared them with his brothers and often with his father as well. You will also recall that the dreams seemed to indicate that Joseph would one day be ruler over his entire family. Is it than any wonder that it was these dreams that got him in trouble with his brothers in the first place? Add to this the fact that Joseph was his father’s favorite but considered nothing but a stool pigeon by his brothers and you have a recipe for disaster. His brothers (with the possible exception of Ruben) were ready to kill him but undoubtedly Joseph’s mission here was not complete and his going down to Egypt was all part of a master plan.
As indicated earlier we now find Joseph in Pharaoh’s prison but still trusting that God has a greater plan for his life. He appears too to have been a likeable person and made a good impression with his masters, no matter the circumstances. “But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. The Keeper of the prison looked not to anything that was under his hand; because the Lord was with him, and that which he did, the Lord made to prosper” Genesis 39:21-23.

Joseph, Interpreter of Deams.

Soon new inmates arrive at the prison but these are not your ordinary jailbirds for one has been chief butler to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and the other the king’s chief baker! Apparently both has in some way offended the king and he has had them both thrown into prison and as with all the prisoners, they are placed in Joseph’s charge. One morning Joseph notices that his two most famous charges are very ‘down in the mouth’ and he questions them as to why they’re so sad. It doesn’t take long to learn that each has dreamed a dream the previous night and can make neither head nor tail, as to the meaning. Joseph has apparently been doing some thinking and realizes that as only God can understand and interpret dreams, and since God is with him, then the meaning will be made known to him. “And Joseph said unto them, do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me them I pray you”. Genesis: 40:8.
The butler is the first to tell the young Hebrew his dream and Joseph immediately deciphers it, telling the butler that in three days the king will call for him and will restore to him his position in the palace. He then asks the butler to remember him and speak to Pharaoh on his behalf. The Baker, seeing the interpretation is good now tells Joseph his dream but alas there is no good news for the second dreamer for although the king will also call for him in three days, it will be to have him hanged. “And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.” Genesis 40:20-23.
TO BE CONTINUED See Part 26
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author avatar Retired
2nd Jul 2015 (#)

Beautifully written as always. Thanks Kingwell.

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author avatar Kingwell
2nd Jul 2015 (#)

Thank you Joyesh. Blessings.

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author avatar Retired
2nd Jul 2015 (#)

Another terrific contribution, Kingwell. Keep it up. Blessing to you.

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author avatar Kingwell
2nd Jul 2015 (#)

Thank you Jessica. Blessings.

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author avatar spirited
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

"only God can understand and interpret dreams, and since God is with him, then the meaning will be made known to him. “And Joseph said unto them, do not interpretations belong to God?"

Very interesting Kingwell.

Another great chapter Kingwell!

Where do dreams come from?

This quote seems to say indirectly that they come from God, and so only he can interpret them for you if you are one with him and he one with you too.

I think that dreams are indeed God’s message for us and for our soul.

He leaves them up to us to interpret with the help of our soul, and he too will assist where required to.

If you are one with God already, the meaning can be worked out from looking through God’s eyes (in your heart) at the dream, focussing on the connections of love and non-love within them. All becomes clear then when you separate the wheat from the chaffs, and the sheep from the goats, so to speak.

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author avatar Kingwell
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

Excellent response spirited. I find that your thoughts often get me thinking further. Blessings.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

Interesting Kingwell about interpretations of dreams and also Spirited's analysis. Some dreams just spring out of the blue but they should have some source and purpose. They are always intriguing to me.

Life has always been treated rather cheaply by human species while others seem to value them more! Good to know about the earlier era of our times, and also how the good and bad coexisted right through - siva

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author avatar Kingwell
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

Thanks Siva. I too find Spirited's analysis helpful and interesting, The comments made by friends really add to the post. Are you familiar with the story of Edgar Cayce? He put great importance on dreams and there interpretation. Blessings.

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author avatar Shamarie
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

It is common that most prisoners in jail reflect on their lives and religion. You did a great job writing this chapter, Kingwell! Thanks for sharing!!!

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author avatar Kingwell
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

Thank you for commenting my friend. Blessings.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

Only the One Above knows to speak the voice through the chosen tongue as deemed by the Angels Above.
None can impose the Angels to speak through them as their worthiness of life counts.
Whilst Joseph was worthy, his brothers were not, he was sold by them just like a prostitute destroying my fan base for the sake of my refusal to be intimate and trying to work against God to get the the Angels talking. As always Wages of SIN is death and that was why Benjamin was brought in to cleanse the deed in entirety showing the fact that the boy was real and the brothers begged mercy for their aching bellies wreathing in starvation.

Now all bow to Joseph while I bow only to my God Above.

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author avatar Kingwell
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

Thank You for your thoughts Lady Aiyanna. Blessings.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

Looking forward for the compelling continuation!

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author avatar Kingwell
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

Thank you saigonDelManila. Blessings.

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author avatar Carol Roach
5th Jul 2015 (#)

yep that is the way it works, that is gratitude for you. He never bothered to tell the king once his neck was saved

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author avatar Kingwell
5th Jul 2015 (#)

Thanks Carol. I guess it was pretty stressful for the butler at the time. He could not be sure that what Joseph told him was true. What a relief though to have his life saved. Of course he should have remembered Joseph but probably most would be no different than him. Blessings.

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