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God Speaks Through Dreams Because We Have to Interpret Them

From episode: Christian Dream Interpretation

God Speaks Through Dreams Because We Have to Interpret Them
God Speaks Through Dreams Because We Have to Interpret Them

We're going to be continuing this story of Joseph in Genesis chapter 40 of the Passion Translation. This is going to be the cup bearer and the baker in their dreams. And it's just such a cool story and it's so cool to think about how God speaks spirit. You know, it's not English. It's like, I mean he speaks English too whenever he wants to, but he speaks spirit. So dreams make sense to him. He speaks through dreams because we have to interpret them. And as we interpret, he gets to make impressions and he gets to speak in that into our interpretation. so, well, this is a great story and I hope you enjoy it. Here we go. Some time later, both Pharaoh's chief steward and chief baker deeply offended their master, the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief steward and the chief baker, so he incarcerated them in the palace of Potiphar, the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was bound. The captain of the guard placed them under Joseph's charge, and they remained in custody for some time. Then, one night, they both dreamed, the steward and the baker, officials of the king of Egypt. They each had a prophetic dream with different interpretations. When Joseph came to them in the morning, he saw they looked miserable, so he asked Pharaoh's two officials who were under his custody, what's wrong? Why the sad faces? We had dreams last night, they answered, and we have no one to interpret them. Joseph said to them, God can interpret your dreams, please tell them to me. So the chief steward shared his dream with Joseph first. He said, in my dream I saw a vine with three branches in front of me. I watched as it budded, then immediately it blossomed and its clusters ripened into grapes. I was holding Pharaoh's cup, so I took the grapes, squeezed them into his cup, and handed the cup to the king. Joseph said to him, God has given me the interpretation of your dream. The three branches are three days, in three days Pharaoh will pardon you and restore you to your post. You will once again hand Pharaoh's cup to him as he used to do as his steward. When things start to go well for you, remember me and please be kind and mention me to Pharaoh so that he might release me from here. For I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews and I have done nothing here to deserve being thrown into the dungeon. When the chief baker saw how favorably Joseph interpreted the dream, he said to him, let me tell you my dream. I saw three wicker bread baskets stacked on my head one above the other. In the top basket I saw all kinds of bread and pastries for Pharaoh to enjoy, but the birds came and ate out of the basket above my head. Joseph said, God has given me the interpretation of your dream. The three baskets were three days and three days Pharaoh will behead you and impale you on a pole and birds will eat the flesh of your corpse. Three days later it was Pharaoh's birthday and he threw a huge feast for all his household. He singled out among his servants the chief steward and the chief baker. He pardoned the chief steward and restored him to his post and the steward handed Pharaoh his drink. But he had the chief baker beheaded and impaled on a pole. So Joseph had accurately interpreted both their dreams. But the chief steward completely forgot about Joseph and never remembered him. That's so cool how empowered Joseph is with his relationship with God. He he is able to just come to the rescue with these guys. For some of us we've really had some tormenting dreams or confusing dreams. A lot of dreams are confusing. And um I think we've talked about before but the subconscious the unconscious the part of us that is always kind of working the autonomic part of us and all those those areas that don't necessarily get a voice in our conscious mind sometimes they have things to say and it can be helpful to personify those things. Not the things but the subconscious that way we can listen for what's the voice what's being said as a Christian we are we have access to the Holy Spirit and in that access every time we have a dream and we ask for an interpretation we can have an encounter with the spirit of wisdom the only interpretations that ever go well are the ones that come from the interpreter Holy Spirit is the interpreter between us and spirit he is a spirit but he lives and has made his home inside each of us so he serves an awesome function so when we have a dream or if we want to help a friend or something like that to analyze their dream and the first stop is the Holy Spirit watching Joseph respond to these prophetic dreams as the Passion translation calls them and they obviously end up being very prophetic about their lives but it was interesting watching him just grab a hold of this cycle God told me God has given me an interpretation for your dream



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