Two years passed and the butler never mentioned Joseph during that time to Pharaoh. One day Pharaoh is troubled because of his dream. Cattle were the Egyptian emblems of prosperity. In his dream the lean cows ate up the fat cows and the lean corn ate the fat corn.
Pharaoh called his magicians and wise men, but no one could interpret his dreams. And finally the butler told Pharaoh about meeting Joseph in prison. So Pharaoh calls for Joseph. And Joseph shaved and put on clean clothes to be presentable and decent because Egyptians detested beards and shaved.
After Pharaoh repeated his dreams to Joseph. And Joseph gave glory to God for showing Pharaoh what He is about to do. And Joseph interpreted the dreams. There will be seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine that will eat up the land.
Joseph suggested Pharaoh find a wise and set him over Egypt. They should collect a fifth of the produce of the land during the seven years of plenty and store this so when the famine came there would be food to eat. Then Egypt would not perish.
I dreamed my computer was stolen. God woke me and told me to get up and save all the files that I’d forgotten to save. Later, I kept losing documents but I thanked God for that dream to save everything.
God speaks to us through dreams.
The word ‘enemies’ is found 261 times in the kjv Bible. The old patriarchs, the Israelites, and even Jesus had enemies. But I don’t think I have any enemies. Do you have enemies? If not, how can these “enemy” verses be applied to you today?
I often think of my “temptations and shortcomings” as enemies to be defeated. I try to conquer temptations overcome a sin like an enemy that must be destroyed. Even stress and frustrations in my life feel like enemies at times that should be crushed. Praying, meditating on God’s Word, and asking him for strength or courage, helps me defeat my enemies. How about you?
“Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.” (Psalms 60:12) Amen. And our greatest enemy is Satan. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your enemy the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1 Peter 5:8)
GENESIS CHAPTER 40
The Lord gave Joseph favor in prison. And Joseph was in charge of all the prisoners. THE LORD WAS WITH JOSEPH. God never leaves us or forsakes us. He is with us through all the troubles, the problems, the sickness, and the trials.
Pharaoh’s butler and baker offended Pharaoh, who threw them into prison with Joseph. They were also put under Joseph’s charge. Joseph had the gift of interpreting dreams and interpreted their dreams.
The butler explained his dream of the vine, grapes, and the wine. Joseph said the three vines represented three days in which he would be returned to Pharaoh as the official cupbearer.
Joseph asked the butler to put in a good word for Joseph, after the butler was restored.
Joseph then interpreted the baker’s dream and said that the baskets were three days. In three days time the baker would be hung on a tree and the birds would eat his flesh.
Everything happened the way Joseph had interpreted. On Pharaoh’s birthday he had a feast and restored the butler to his place. He hanged the chief baker. However, the butler did not remember Joseph in prison and didn’t tell Pharaoh about Joseph.
BUT GOD remembered Joseph and never left him. God in His time freed Joseph.
Because God was with Joseph during all his trials.