Summary: The story of Joseph proves that everyone has a shot at being someone great - at starting all over when in God's Hand. And one thing I do not understand is just how God does it. How He takes the low-borns and makes them heroes? Relax in God's hands, folks.
ANYONE CAN BECOME SOMEBODY IN GOD'S HAND
GENESIS 41: 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; 43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. 46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.
If You Were To See Joseph In A Chariot Beside Pharaoh And You Were In Egypt Then, You Will Say: “What A Lucky Boy!” But luck had nothing to do with it. The Story Of Joseph Proves That Everyone Has A Shot At Being Someone Great. At starting all over. And one thing I do not understand is just how God does it. How Does He Take The Low-Borns And Make Them Heroes? Paul writes in I Corinthians 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For consider your calling, brothers, that there are not many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many wellborn. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world that He might shame those who are wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world that He might shame the things that are strong, 28 And the lowborn things of the world and the despised things God has chosen, things which are not, that He might bring to nought the things which are, 29 So that no flesh may boast before God.
GOD’S FAVOR BRINGS MAN’S FAVOR
What Is Favor? “One day of favor is worth a thousand days of labor”. God can do for you in one day what could take years to accomplish. Definition: A spirit of approval, goodwill, or liking, partiality. An act of kindness or generosity. favoritism, attractiveness, To be favored means: regarded or treated with favor; provided with advantages… specially privileged. God Put A Double Portion On Elijah. Hezekiah’s 15 years. Daniel advices three kings. Shepherd David becomes king. Naomi to have a posterity. Made Sarah fruitful. Ezekiel and dry bones. Esther a queen. But when God promotes, can we handle power?
JOSEPH’S IMMEDIATE POWERS – PUBLIC HONORS: TESTED AT BOTTOM & TOP LATER
1. Financial Powers: He Wore The Pharaoh’s Ring.