Summary: When we are in the pit do we remember what the Lord has spoken? God had spoken to Joseph and then he was thrown into a pit. Joseph stayed faithful to God through it all.
Joseph Remembered What God Had Spoken
6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph’s brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.
7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.
11 We are all one man’s sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.
12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.
14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:
15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.
16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.
17 And he put them all together into ward three days.
18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:
19 If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.
I have entitled this today: “Joseph Remembered What God Had Spoken”.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promises, but all of His promises are yea and amen.
Don’t become discouraged when what the Lord has revealed does not come to pass right away.
If God has really spoken it then stay faithful to God and in His time it will come to pass.
God had spoken to Joseph as a young lad of 17 years old.
He gave him two Prophetic dreams, and in the dreams his brothers were going to bow to him.
His dreams caused a lot of heartache for him, they led him to the pit, where there was no water and led him into Egyptian prison.
Even though it looked like what the Lord had spoken would not come to pass, Joseph stayed faithful to God and he held on to the Word that had been given to him.
Church, hold onto the Word that has been spoken to you. Don’t become discouraged when all hell seems to come at you, understand that God has a God given Destiny for you.
He is taking you somewhere in His Scheme of plans.
In our opening Scripture, Joseph has been taken out of the pit, and he has been sold into Egyptian slavery.
God takes what looks hopeless and He works it out for His good.
Joseph, at this time, has been promoted to Governor over the land of Egypt.