- Miracles at the last moment -15
- The visions of Joseph
- Fulfillment of a vision
- He will turn evil into good
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- Miracles at the last moment - 6
- Resurrected Jesus
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- Miracles at the last moment
- Rehoboth – 3
- The victory is of the Lord
Fulfillment of a vision
Fulfillment of a vision
The above verse marks the fulfillment of the eternal vision that the Lord had concerning the life of Joseph. We see Joseph reaches the stage in life where he literally experiences his visions being fulfilled. Visions and dreams are not new to Joseph. He was filled with divine dreams right from his young age. In Genesis 37:2 ‘’ Until the age of seventeen Joseph was filled with dreams and at the same time he faced oppositions for the same. In Genesis 41:46 ‘’ At the age of thirty, Joseph stood before the king and he witnesses the fulfillment of his dreams.
The book of Genesis chapters 37 to 41 mentions three important dreams in the life of Joseph. As a part of today’s meditation let us meditate how Joseph stood firm in his visions amidst of all troubles.
Vision amidst oppositions
Opposition from family - When Joseph shares his dream to his brothers, they were not happy. Joseph thought that his brothers will be as excited as him. But they hated him for this cause. They did not support him nor listen to him. We read in Genesis 37:8‘’ The moment Joseph shares his dream to his brothers, they instantly started to hate him. This hatred went on to become an evil thought. In Genesis 37:18 ‘’ This verse we see the hatred increased to an extent where they intended to kill their own brother. But Joseph did not hide his dreams. He was faithful and honest to share this to his brothers. This was the key reason why the Lord chose him. The Lord chose Joseph to be the leader and not his brothers.
In Genesis 37:11 ‘’ Here we see the opposition that Joseph faced becomes a jealousy. His brothers were filled with envy. And this brings in a bitterness in their hearts. His brothers were so consumed with jealousy and evil thoughts.We read in Genesis 37:9-10 ‘
’ According to his dream, his brothers were compared to the shining stars. This signifies that the Lord placed his brothers to the stars. But due to their own evil thoughts they failed to inherit the blessings of the Lord. Their anger and jealousy makes them to miss out the revelation of God. We see even Joseph’s father did not support his visions. Jacob who has received God’s vision in the past, fails to understand Joseph’s vision and rebukes him. Despite of all the oppositions, Joseph stood firm in his vision.
Visions that were forgotten
Here we see the chief butler receives the revelations from Joseph and forgets the same. This seems more or less a failure-like situation in the life of Joseph. In Genesis 41:1 ‘’ The prison life of Joseph gets extended and there was a delay for some point of time. In Genesis 41:9 ‘’ Only at this point, the butler gets reminded of Joseph and he calls him from prison. Even if a man that forgotten him, the Lord himself creates a situation and reminds them to call Joseph out of prison.
Visions amidst challenge
This was the most important day in the life of Joseph. The King wanted Joseph to interpret his dream. The situation here is very dangerous as this can turn out to be good as well as bad. At this point, Joseph who was just a dreamer all these years transforms into an interpreter before the King. In Genesis 41:16 ‘’ Over here we see Joseph invites the interference of the Lord almighty to crack the dream. As Joseph believed that only the Lord almighty can guide him to interpret the dream of the King. This was the climax of the entire struggle that Joseph gone through in his entire lifetime. When Joseph interprets the dream, the king was blown away seeing his intelligence. This we read in Genesis 41:39 ‘’
Therefore, we the children of God must never give up on our divine visions that the Lord has given us in our lives. Whatever be the oppositions we face, we must never lose our faith on the Lord almighty. In Habakkuk 2:3 ‘’ Amen.