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Summary: Before you reach your dream or vision these are the four Coats you will have to wear

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THE FOUR COATS THAT JOSEPH HAD TO WEAR!!!!

INTRODUCTION

In the book of genesis we have the story of Joseph which takes up 13 chapters 25 percent of this book.Now when one book gives you so much about one person that means this persons life has a profound meaning. Joseph life is a parallel of our lord and SAVIOUR Jesus Christ.There are over a hundred similiarities between Joseph and Jesus let me give you a few

1: Joseph was loved by the his father.

Gen 37 v 3: Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

Jesus was beloved by the Father.

2: Joseph was stripped of his coat.

Gen 37 v 23: And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;

Jesus was stripped of His coat.

Mat. 27:27-28.

3: Joseph becomes a servant.

Genesis 39:17-18

17: And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:

18: And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.

Jesus became a servant.

Philippians 2:6-7.

4: Joseph was tempted and did not sin.

genesis- 39:7-12.

Jesus was tempted and did not sin.

Heb. 2:18.

5: Joseph was falsely accused.

genesis 39:16-18.

Jesus was falsely accused.

Mat. 16:59-60.

JOSEPH was the son that had the MULTI-COLoured dream coat. But few people know that Joseph had four coats to wear before he reached his ultimate goal or dream. Before you reach your dream or vision these are the four Coats you will have to wear.

1: THE COAT OF FAVOUR.

Genesis 37:3-4

3: Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

The first coat Joseph had to wear was ThE coat of FAVOUR given to him by his farther,as the favorite son but his brothers striped him of that coat.Then he had to wear the coat of a servant.HAVING A COAT OF MANY COLOURS ON US IS ONE THING ,but it doesnt exempt us from going through trials and temptations.

REMEMBER GOD STILL HAS TO DEVELOPE OUR CHARACTER WITHIN US.

Genesis 37:23-24

23: And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;

24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

Remember Jesus he ask for water but they gave him vineger instead.

2: The coat of a servant.

Genesis 39: 2-6:

2: And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

3 And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand. 5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.

In Potiphar house,he had been strip of his farthers coat now he has to put on a servants coat. But Potiphar wife wanted to sleep with him,so now he has to learn to cope with temptation,he was a hebrew in a foreign land,no one will no if he falls for this temptation.But Joseph stood his ground,knowing the lord had a dream for him and this wasnt his destiny.Dont settle for another mans dream,continue to perserver for your God given dream or vision.

She wanted to striped him of his servants coat in her lustful endeavours so he had to leave his coat behind, because that was not the coat he was going to wear for the rest of his life. Potiphar wife lied to him and he believe her instead of Joseph,so he was trown into prison.Notice he was striped of his coat of FAVOUR by his brothers and now his been strip of his servants coat by Potiphar wife,now he has to go to prison to wear The coat of a prisoner under faslse accusations. Remember what people say about us is not important as to what God says about us. Temptations always come to us when we are low and God seems slow.Remember temptations always wants you to continue to wear the servants coat,but God wants you to move on.Potiphar wife said to Joseph come lie with me,that's what temptation wants you to do take it easy and enjoy life for the now and then it keeps from Gods best for life.

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