Joseph generation, a prophetic call to the church Part 1

Pastor TimSermons

Joseph – dreamer,

 

God is raising up the Joseph generation

 

100+ countries around the world

 

– shot at, surrounded by terrorist and delivered by God, in near plane crashes, met, talked and prayed with presidents, terrorists, a pope, and leaders of all faiths, I have seen people of every faith come to Christ

 

I have seen blind eyes open, deaf ears open, a baby dead in a womb come to life, people stand up out of wheel chairs. Prophesied over tens of thousands of people but more importantly I have seen hundreds of thousands come to Christ and tens of thousands filled with the Holy Spirit

 

My daily prayer

 

God break my heart with the things that break your heart. Help me to see people and things they way you do. Teach me how to be a man 100% sold out to you!

 

Genesis 37:5-7

 

“Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more. 6 So he said to them, “Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: 7 There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf.”

 

God is always raising up men and women of vision. Especially in critical moments in time

 

Proverbs 29:18tells us

 

Where there is no prophetic vision (revelation) the people cast off restraint,

 

Without men and women who know God’s heart and follow His heart there is no hope for our world.

 

Jeremiah prophesies this about all who follow Jesus…Jeremiah 29:11

 

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

 

I believe he is speaking prophetically not only about us but also the hope we can bring to everyone around us.

 

The United States is growing further and further away from the Lord because the church feel asleep…he is awakening them but the Lord gave me this prophetic word several years ago for churches all around the world

 

“you are not the victims of an anti-God society you are the heroes the world is waiting for to bring them to freedom”

 

God is raising up the Joseph generation of dreamers to begin dreaming big dreams the things that are impossible, things that bring hope and great future

 

Romans 12:3

 

For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

 

You have been given gifts, talent, a personality, and abilities for the purpose of fulfilling you and your destiny

 

Paul challenges us to think the way God thinks, to dream the way He dreams to not be limited in our understanding by our limitations because we serve a God without limitations

 

1 Corinthians 2:9,10

 

But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,

Nor have entered into the heart of man

The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

 

Think about your dreams…what are the gifts God has given you

 

James 1:17

 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

 

Every gift came from God he ties them in with your dreams and has a plan to bring hope, life, love, freedom joy and so much more to everyone you know because of you!

 

Yes Joseph was a dreamer but his dreams didn’t come about that easily…when God gives us a dream it doesn’t mean that you are ready to fulfill it

 

David had to learn even though he was anointed to be King at a young age so did Joseph

 

Dream with me for a moment…

 

what is it that you love to do?

What skills talents, abilities, anointings do you have?

What problem do you see that you want to solve

 

Dream big! Because if you can do it, the dream is too small. God wants us to walk by faith so the dream must be too big for you

 

After Joseph had his dream he found himself sold into slavery I believe this is prophetic for this generation…not that you be sold into slavery but what he learned there

 

Genesis 39: 1-6

 

Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there. 2 The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful 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 he did to prosper in his hand. 4 So Joseph found favor in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority. 5 So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had in the house and in the field. 6 Thus he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand, and he did not know what he had except for the bread which he ate.

 

Joseph prospered as a slave…isn’t that strange? God had a plan

 

Joseph was sent into slavery so he could learn the culture, understand the language and be exactly where he needed to be to fulfill his destiny.

 

God has you planted, in your job, your community, your school exactly where you need to be to engage your culture

 

In the church, we have our own culture, our own language but it is rare that we lead someone to Christ in the church. This generation must learn the language and the culture of their world not to be influenced by it but instead to understand how to communicate to this culture in a way they can understand it.

 

Many people followed Jesus…he never once compromised who He was or the call on His lifebut he hung around sinners, and broken people all the time so much so that He was accused of being one

 

Luke 7:34

 

The Son of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’

 

He wasn’t but he was around the broken so much the religious people thought he was.

 

We are called to be light but we can only be that when we are around darkness.

 

God is calling this generation to engage their generation to understand them so they might be able to communicate the Gospel to them in a way they can understand…using every form of communication

 

Jesus commanded us to “Go into all the world”

 

After Joseph learned to understand and connect with the culture and the language God had another plan for him it didn’t seem like a blessing but it was…He ended up in prison….that is not to say that this generation is destined to prison but it is what He learned in prison that I need you to grasp…the right hand to the Pharaoh, the cup bearer and the Baker were thrown into prison and during that time they both had dreams…

 

God stirred two very powerful things in Joseph that He is stirring in this generation today something that the Holy Spirit wants to release in this generation that I will talk about next time…so will you come back for the next time? I want to see the release of those two things in this generation…I want you to be prayed up and prepared to receive what the Lord has for you so take time

 

Today…if you are willing I want to release an anointing of the Holy Spirit in you for two things today

 

  • might be bold enough to allow the Lord to give you big dreams and for your to have big dreams
  • the key to engaging with your culture is wisdom

 

James 1:5says this

 

“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”