Sunday Morning - July 19, 1998
Text: Genesis 37:5,7-9 "And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: ... ... 7. For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. 8. And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? ... 9. And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me."
JACOB HAD DREAMS
Genesis 28:12 "And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it."
Genesis 31:11 "And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I."
Genesis 37:5-9 "And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me."
JACOB WAS LAST
Romans 9:12 "It was said unto her, The elder [GREATER] shall serve the younger [LESSER]."
JACOB BECAME LORD
Genesis 27:29 "Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: ..."
Genesis 41:25 "The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath showed Pharaoh what he is about to do."
ESTABLISHED BY GOD
Genesis 41:32 "And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass."
Mark 10:31 "But many that are first shall be last; and the last first."
JOSEPH REMEMBERED THE DREAMS
Genesis 42:9 "And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, ..."
Genesis 42:6 "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."
Genesis 43:28 "And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance."
BIRTHRIGHT VERY SIGNIFICANT
Genesis 25:33 "And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob."
RIGHT OF THE FIRSTBORN
Deuteronomy 21:17 "...by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his."
HOPE OF THE BIRTHRIGHT
Genesis 38:28-29 "And it came to pass, when she [Tamar] travailed, that the one put out his hand [Zarah]: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. 29. And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out (last): and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez." WHO WOULD BECOME FIRST
Ruth 4:18,21,22 "... the generations of Pharez (Judah and Tamar): Pharez begat Hezron, 21. And Salmon begat Boaz (of Rahab, Mat. 1:5), and Boaz begat Obed, 22. And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David."
THREAD OF HOPE
Joshua 2:18 "Behold, when we come into the land, thou (Rahab) shalt bind this line [hope, expectation] of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee."
Psalms 62:5 "My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation [hope] is from him." Jeremiah 29:11
Genesis 41:39-40 "And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, ..., 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."
Hebrews 12:2-4 "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 4. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin."
JESUS WAS AN OVERCOMER
Revelation 3:21 "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne."
1 Thessalonians 2:12 "That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory."
DISINHERIT THE KINGDOM
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
Genesis 49:7 "...I will divide them (Simeon and Levi) in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel."
Joshua 14:3 "For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes [Reuben, Gad] and an half tribe [Manasseh] on the other side Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave none inheritance among them."
1 Chronicles 5:1 "Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright."
Matthew 21:43 "Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation [Gentiles] bringing forth the fruits thereof."
Matthew 25:34 "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:"
ABOUND IN HOPE
Romans 15:13 "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost."
REJOICE IN THE HOPE
Romans 5:2-5 "By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4. And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5. And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."