Summary: Joseph Remembered and Restored
Genesis 41:1-16 Joseph Remembered and Restored
Pharaoh's Problem v.8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh. Problems Of : -
A. BloodGuiltiness Guilt/ condemnation Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Matthew 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
B. Blindness Spiritual darkness Unable to understand 1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
C. Barrenness Cannot decipher God's revelation "but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh." Pharaoh's Presumption Many seek answers in the wrong places Genesis 41:8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh. The Answer Is Not in : - A. Religion Magicians= pagan religions
1. No answer in witchcraft
2. No answer in dead religion
Romans 10:1-4 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
B. Rationalism Wise men No answer in philosophy or Godless "science" Job 11:7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
C. Righteousness Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Pharaoh's Provision 9 Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: Joseph Remembered Have You Forgotten Him?The Character Of His Faults he had forgotten Joseph He Had Forgotten A Friend He Had Forgotten A Faithful Friend 40 v 7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day? Butler's Darkest Night He Had Forgotten A Faultless Friend 14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: 15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon. “This do in remembrance of me.” The Cause Of His Faults Perhaps through Ingratitude Perhaps through Ineptitude, worldly care choked the memory Perhaps through Wrong Attitude the butler forgot Joseph out of pride; The Cure For His Faults 9 Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh he remembered His Past Pharoah in the same condition in which he once was. he remembered His Provision all other means had failed. he remembered His Promise The Commendation For Remembering His Faults because it was Costly (very humbling to him.) it was Confessed (I do remember my faults this day.) it was Corrected (in time)