Close Encounters: Part 3 "JOSEPH"


Genesis 37:5-11,
5  Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the
more.  6  He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had:  7  We were binding sheaves of
grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your
sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.” 8  His brothers said to him,
“Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?” And they hated him all
the more because of his dream and what he had said. 9  Then he had another
dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and
this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” 10  When he
told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is
this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and
bow down to the ground before you?”  11  His brothers were jealous of him, but his
father kept the matter in mind.

We see in Jesus in Joseph
Joseph never performed a miracle

1 Corinthians 12:11,
All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to
each one, just as he determines.

Genesis 37:5,
5  Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the

Acts 2:17,
“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and
daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream


Genesis 37:19, 
“Here comes that dreamer!” they said to each other.
You’ll have to go through the PIT before you get to the PALACE

Genesis 39:2,
2  The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his
Egyptian master.

Genesis 39:20-21, 
20b …but while Joseph was there in the prison, 21 the Lord was with him; he showed
him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.

Genesis 40:6-7, 
6 When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected.
7 So he asked Pharaoh’s officials who were in custody with him in the master’s
house, “Why do you look so sad today?”

Genesis 50:20, 
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now
being done, the saving of many lives.

Romans 8:28, 
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who
have been called according to his purpose.