God sending witnesses from everywhere around you is to assure you that what he has said, he will fulfill. So the details of God ’s promises in your life is to show you that God wants to bring to fulfillment the plans he has for you.
God ’s Preparedness and Your Compliance
Joseph had a dream about his brothers bowing to him when he was 17 years old. In his dreams, he saw eleven stars bowing to him. He further saw the moon and the star bowing to him.
37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. 6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed. 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? Or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
The several ways in which Joseph dream the same dream was to confirm the certainty of their performance.
In the process of time his dream came to pass, and the brothers who hated him and despised him nonetheless bowed to him. It doesn’t matter who hate you, but if God is the one making the promises to you, relax as God’s promises come to pass in your life.
Even though his dreams came to pass, it took joseph’s cooperation with God to get to where he was supposed to.
Potiphar’s wife, a woman filled with the spirit of lust came along. She gave herself to Joseph to do as he pleases. Although the bible didn’t say expressly that she made sustained efforts to seduce him, I would imagine how her dressing changed. While Joseph was magnetized by his assignment of being a housekeeper, Potiphar’s wife would wear skimpy clothes that revealed her body contours. She was trying to terrorize the eyes of Joseph. Men are easily taken by what they see and she was using that opportunity of presenting what will attract the eyes of Joseph. The more she tried to entice Joseph, the more he ignored her and continued about his business.
There are copious lessons to be learned here. It took joseph’s deep cooperation with God for his dream to come to fulfillment. If he wasn’t joining hands with God, he would have submitted to himself to the pressure of this lustful woman, Potiphar’s wife. God will give you the dream or the vision or even the promises but he will demand one thing from you — cooperation.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
If he demanded cooperation from people of old time, he will still require the same thing from us today.
In joseph’s time, God interacted with them directly. He would speak to them, and they will hear his voice. When Jesus came to the earth, God the Father stopped speaking to men directly. If you wanted to hear him, you would have to pay attention to what the Father was saying through his son, Jesus.
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
At present, it is a Holy Spirit that God uses to speak to us. Hebrew 1:1-2
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
When God has revealed to you what he has planned for your life, you will need to join her hands with the Holy Spirit for that plan to come to pass.
From the time Joseph had his dream, God prepared him for 13 years. In your own case, the Holy Spirit will guide you to the fulfillment of God’s plan for your life. And whatever he says to you, follow it with the whole of your heart and mind. See the book of Romans 8:2.
I know God might have given several revelations concerning your life. I also know that God may have confirmed some of this revelation to you personally. But are you prepared to follow the leading of the Holy Ghost in totality towards the realization of God’s divine plans or promises for your life? I pray that God will give us the grace in Jesus name, Amen.