The Joseph Generation, a prophetic call to the church Part 2

We talked about how Joseph was a dreamer and we need to get bigger dreams any one want to tell me what their dream is?


We prayed for these bigger dreams and believe me if you received prayer the Lord will give you bigger dreams because He loves you and every person in this nation


He will give you wisdom because God is faithful to His promises and James told us that if we need it, God will give it.


But God is pouring out an anointing on this generation to be the Joseph generation….God has a destiny for you and He is moving you toward it.


In Acts 3Peter and John are on their way to the temple they pass a man that Jesus must have passed many times but God’s call of action was for Peter and John and this man…he begs them for money and here is their response in verses 4-6


“Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. 6 But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”


How does this tie in with Joseph’s story?


It is about the power of God being poured out, let’s look at the story


Joseph had done nothing wrong but ended up in prison…God used his imprisonment to train him in his gifts


Then Pharaoh’s cup bearer and baker both were in prison and had dreams…Joseph had gained such favor with the guards that he was as a prisoner a leader in the prison he saw the two officials In Genesis 40:7,8


Why do you look so worried today?” he asked them.

8 And they replied, “We both had dreams last night, but no one can tell us what they mean.” “Interpreting dreams is God’s business,” Joseph replied. “Go ahead and tell me your dreams.”


Joseph was always a dreamer but God stirred in him a gift of the Spirit to interpret dreams so he could change the world.


Fast forward to Jesus…


Jesus walked with and taught his disciples for 3 ½ years. He performed all kinds of miracles and taught them to perform them as well. But the power they walked in rested in the anointing of Jesus.


So Jesus said to them John 14:12


“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.”


They should do greater works? We should do greater works? How is that going to happen?


Jesus goes on to say


John 14:16


And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—


How does this all tie in…


When God wants to change the world He releases an anointing to do so


God wanted to save Abraham but he also wanted to save Egypt and allow them to see Him, as God, so he stirred up the gifts in Joseph to be exactly who he needed to be.


Jesus said this about the Holy Spirit to the disciples as part of his final words.


Acts 1:8


But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”


120 people in an upper room were filled with the Holy Spirit gathered in unity


Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”


The results the wonderful works of God were heard in at least 16 different languages and I am sure many more


The power is released so that every person could hear and understand the Gospel.


The gifts of the Holy Spirit are for the church but also as we see here for the world to know and understand the great works of God


God doesn’t always do the miracles we want but we don’t always know what miracles he will do if we don’t step out in faith


Jesus died on the cross for our salvation but he empowered us with the Hoy Spirit to bring hope, joy, and freedom to the world


Examples…Get Go, meeting with other non-spirit filled pastors, random people


3000 people die every day without Christ


Daniel 11:32b “but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.”


You are called to change the world…the empowering of the Holy Spirit does that…


  • learn to flow in the gifts of the Spirit and how to use them to impact the nation and world


  • God is raising up a generation of leaders who will save the world…leaders in faith, leaders in business, leaders in education, leaders in government, leader in arts and entertainment, leaders in media, leaders in family it happens by not being afraid to dream, understanding how to communicate to this generation and flowing in the power of the Holy Spirit! You are those leaders!


So what do you do next?


1) make the commitment to believe and receive this word! Believe in the fact that you are the answer, and the hope and the freedom because of Christ in you

2) begin to allow the Lord to speak to you about your dream…commit to a certain amount of time every day to talking with God about your dream! God is always talking 2 Chronicles 16:9, Daniel 11:32b and every other scripture comes to life as we weight on Him…. You see if you really believe He loves you, then you will also believe He enjoys spending time with you!

3) write down your vision Habakkuk 2:2-4



Then the Lord answered me and said:

“Write the vision

And make it plain on tablets,

That he may run who reads it.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time;

But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.

Though it tarries, wait for it;

Because it will surely come,

It will not tarry.


As you write it down always keep it in front of you so you measure you decisions not based on your circumstances but instead on God’s vision, dream for your life!


Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”


4) Begin doing the vision! Allow the Lord to open your eyes to all the needs around you that you need to meet using the gifts and callings he has given you. As God has shown you His plan make decisions based on that plan… Further your education, develop your skills, allow Him to stretch your faith. Part of my daily prayer is God help me to see circumstances, people and things the way that you see them!God will begin small with you, be faithful doing the small steps Jesus said Luke 16:10



He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much;


As you begin to focus your time, talent and treasure on what God wants he will multiply it all until you are fulfilling every dream and then he will give you new ones until your destiny is complete


It begins today if you will allow him he will open your eyes to everything around you that you are supposed to do! Take the leap of faith and just do it! You can only do great exploits if you begin to take action… You will make mistakes you have to because faith requires you to do things and say things you have never done before and you never do something for the first time perfectly! If we are afraid to make mistakes you will never walk by faith or grow! God’s grace is always sufficient for you


Psalm 37:23,24


The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,

And He delights in his way.

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;

For the Lord upholds him with His hand.


Now it will come to life for you!







Joseph generation, a prophetic call to the church Part 1

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.”