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Revelations About Jesus, End Time Generation, and You, From the Life of Joseph
September 10, 2017      |     By: Sam McVay, Jr.      |      Category: Sermons


The Lord wants to increase our understanding of how He is moving in everything that's happened in our lives...EVEN in our worst moments.  Sam reminds that God is not "producing" the bad times, but He is "working through" those times to His glory and our good.

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Genesis 37:1-2
Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan.
2 This is the account of Jacob’s family line. Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers

The account of Jacob’s(Israel) family line revolves around the life of Joseph.

The book of Genesis, which accounts for about 2,300 years of the 4,000 years in the Old Testament, talks about the life of Joseph in over 1/4 of its chapters.

Joseph is significant in Israel’s history but also is profoundly prophetic as it relates to the Church, especially this generation.

Joseph’s life represents:
(1) Jesus,
(2) the Church in all generations, and
(3) an end time generation of believers.

There is a lot to unpack in the life of Joseph but the main overarching themes are:

1. The Prophetic Destiny of Joseph is to “Save Lives”

Genesis 45:5-7
5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.
6 For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping.
7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

Genesis 50:20
20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

2. The Prophetic Ministry & Leadership of Joseph.
- Joseph is dreaming at 17 about his prophetic destiny.
- Joseph is ministering in prophetic interpretation to those with him in prison.
- Joseph is prophesying to the leader of the worlds superpower - Pharaoh .
- Joseph is exercising prophetically driven leadership for at least two 7 year periods.

3. The Prophetic Favor and Blessing of Joseph in all circumstances.
- Joseph is has favor and blessing whether in slavery, prison, or running a nation along the lines of his prophetic destiny.
- The favor and blessing on Joseph affected households, prisons, and nations.

4. The Sovereignty of God worked all things in Joseph’s life to fulfill his Prophetic Destiny.

- Jealousy, murder, kidnapping, lying, slavery, false accusations, and even forgetfulness could not stop the Sovereign God from getting Joseph to his appointed destiny.
- This is true for you also!

Genesis 45:4-8
4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt!
5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.
6 For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping.
7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8 “So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.

Genesis 50:15-20
15 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?”
16 So they sent word to Joseph, saying, “Your father left these instructions before he died:
17 ‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins
of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept.
18 His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said.
19 But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God?
20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.


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