And they said to him, “We each have had a dream, and there is no interpretation of it.” So Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me please.” Genesis 40:8 NKJV
While Joseph was in prison he served two of Pharaoh’s officers. Each of them had a dream. They believed their dreams revealed something about their future. They were puzzled by the dreams. They sought out someone to interpret their dreams.
I’ve known people who study, “dream interpretation”. I have seen people keep books on the subject by their beds. This type of dream interpretation is a form of manipulation. It is a way of seeking to control events through any means possible. It is witchcraft!
When Joseph declared, “Do not interpretations belong to God” he was declaring the sovereignty of God to people who were looking for truth in all the wrong places. Joseph stood up in the midst of a dark and evil generation to declare that truth is revealed by the hand of God!
Was God revealing Himself to Pharaoh’s officers?
God gave them a glimpse of their future only he could provide. The Lord made it clear to the Egyptian officials that He speaks forth through His servant Joseph. They failed to understand the significance of God speaking into their lives.
God speaks through His servants today!
Does God speak to His people through dreams and visions today? Does God give some of His servants the gift of interpreting dreams?
Some Christians say God does speak in the same way today. Others say God does not speak to people in the same ways He spoke in biblical times. How and when God speaks to people is not an issue we should argue about or divide over!
God speaks through His written revelation to mankind. The bible is the Word of God!
The Lord will never contradict the truth that is found in the bible. Jesus does speak through His servants when we declare His Word to people who are looking for truth in the wrong places!
Jesus wants to use us to declare the Word of God to people in need of wisdom and truth. We all need more wisdom. We need to focus on the truth of God today more than ever before!
Almighty God adorns Himself with wisdom and light. Draw near to Jesus so He can give you His heart for His people. Draw near to the Lord by spending time in His Word.
Declare the truth of God’s Word to people who are looking for truth in the wrong places today!
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