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Week 4 Day 3
Joseph is an interesting study in dreams whenever God spoke to him it was through a dreamNo wonder Joseph was a dreamerNo wonder God gifted Joseph with the interpretation of dreams
It seems a long way from the dungeon prison to Pharaoh's palaceBut it wasn't really a shave shower some clean clothes was all it took
The dream of Pharaoh was a message from God a message that required action Joseph was in place and ready.
PHAROAH'S DREAM Fat cows, lean cows; abundance, famine. Genesis 41
14Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh. 15Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to interpret it." 16Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace." 17Pharaoh said to Joseph: "In my dream I stood on the bank of the river. 18Suddenly seven cows came up out of the river, fine looking and fat; and they fed in the meadow. 19Then, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very ugly and gaunt, such ugliness as I have never seen in all of Egypt. 20The gaunt and ugly cows ate up the first seven, the fat cows. 21When they had eaten them, no one would have known that they had eaten them, for they were just as ugly as at the beginning. So I awoke. 23Also in my dream, suddenly seven heads came up on one stalk, full and good. 23Then, seven heads, withered, thin and blighted by the east wind, sprang up after them. 24The thin heads devoured the seven good heads. So I told this to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me." 25Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one; God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do: 26The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads are seven years; the dreams are one. 27The seven thin and ugly cows which came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty heads blighted by the east wind are seven years of famine. 28"This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh. God has shown what He is about to do. 29 Indeed seven years of great plenty will come throughout all the land of Egypt. 30But after them seven years of famine will arise, and all the plenty will be forgotten; the famine will deplete the land. 31So the plenty will not be known in the land because of the famine following, for it will be very severe. 32The dream was repeated to Pharaoh twice because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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