Genesis 41:38. “Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?”
What the world is longing and looking for. A man in whom the Spirit of God is.
This is an interesting choice of words, for to have faith, we must believe God is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
The Spirit of God was with within Joseph, God gave Joseph a Word of Knowledge and a Word of Wisdom. …the explanation of Pharaohs dream and what to do about it. Pharaoh recognized the Spirit of God. He marvelled and accepted it and the Egyptians were prepared for the coming climate change.
As we read about Joseph the Lord was there all the time.
Born from prayer:
Genesis 30:24. she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord shall add to me another son.
As a child, God gave him prophetic dreams and he was his Father’s favorite. His eleven brothers hated him, sold him into slavery. Where he prospered.
Genesis 39:2 the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
Genesis 39:5. And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
As top slave, his Masters wife tried to entice him into sexual sin. When he refused, she accused him of rape and he was sent to prison.
Genesis 39:21 But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
While in prison, God gave him interpretations of dreams which finally brought him before Pharaoh. The Word tells us the Lord was with him but he recognized and prayed to God. (see the Trinity in the Old Testament)
Genesis 4 0:8. “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”
Genesis 41:16 “I cannot do it,” , “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.”
Genesis 41:51 Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, “It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.”
When his brothers came to find food because of the draught, Joseph’s prophetic dreams came true and he sent for his family.
Genesis 42:18 “Do this and you will live, for I fear God:”
Genesis 45:9 “God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay.“
Joseph had the Spirit of God within him from birth. He was open and obedient to God, walked with God, which caused the Lord to be with him and for him to prosper in all that he did.
If we would learn the simple truth; “to obey is better than sacrifice” and do it. I believe we would find ourselves as leaders causing all those around us to proper in the blessings of God.
Jesus please, help me to walk with you, to be obedient to Your will.
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