Over three decades ago I become interested in the Bible, having drank from the heavenly cup once, I have not been tired to drink more
In talking about this topic in earlier articles I have said we all come to a juncture at a time or another that we discover that there are so many obstacles to the path of fulfilment of our dreams and visions in life and when this comes into place we all at that point in time lose hope of our dreams coming to pass.
However, despite losing hope at this juncture, there would still be left with us an iota, a tittle of hope. This tittle hope is called dim light or very minute light. This dimmed light that avails itself with us is our only hope left of what we dreamt off.
Though humanly speaking we cannot make anything out of the dim light, but God who is a great God can do that for us.
Some of Those Minute Lights Seen by The Ancients Continues: Being Alive
In continuing clarifying this topic, I have started by writing on some of the dim lights seen by the ancients of old, and I am writing on the man called Joseph.
This teenager having been able to win the heart of his father because of his character, because of his accountability, his father loves him greatly and he could not hide that he loves him before his children, wives and servants.
It is a sorry case today that many people are not accountable, when you ask them to give accounts of their works they will start to fight with you, they will collaborate with your enemies to pull you down and or to kill you.
There have been several instances of hired assassins killing people all over the world because of “deals”, forming a group of companies and when they started earning they will decide to kill the person.
This was not the case of Joseph he was accountable and for this his father’s heart has relied on him and he has decided that he has seen someone out of his children who will take after him, he is looking forward to rest in peace because of Joseph.
As their father’s eyes have been on him, God’s hearts too must have been moved in the heavenly places, because he exhibits rare quality and he decides to make promises with him, promises of blessings.
When we walk in the ways of the Lord and his statutes we should be assured that God is seeing us and he will indubitably bless our lives.
So as to encourage him because a child we love we encourage by doing something for him or her, by going extra miles to satisfy him, God equally decides to go extra mile for him and he revealed unto the young man what he has in stock for him if and only if he continues in the way he has been taught by his father, the way of Elohim and Yahweh.
Though this was not written in the bible, but we know that the standards of the Lord never changes, from ages to ages he is yet the same. Therefore, looking at this from the promises he has made with people before him and people after him we shall discover that such condition is always attached to his fulfillment of promises with his people. Let us see what he says unto Solomon after his uncommon prayers.
Like he has stated to Solomon here I believe such would have been said unto the young man albeit in private. On another note it may be that his father is the one who has instructed him that he must continue in the way he treading and should not deviate neither to the right nor to the left because there is reward for whatever anyone does, he perhaps may have cited the case of Abraham and his father. God told Abraham that he must walk before him and be perfect which in another way means he must continue to walk before him if he wants the promises and covenants he has made with him to come to pass.
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The young man having heard God and knows of the covenant of God for his life through dreams, he being naïve shared the dreams with his brethren, siblings and parents.
However, instead of them to see God at work, instead of them to join forces with him to continue to pray with him for the fulfilment of the dream, devil entered their hearts (Luke 22:3) against their brother and they started envying him they became enemies to him and could not speak with him peaceably.
“And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
“And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
“And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
“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.
“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.
“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.
“And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
“And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.” (Gen. 37:4-11)
Because they were not at peace with their brother, Joseph, as they have been “hiding blood within them and spitting out white saliva” because their hearts like all unregenerate heart is full of evil (Jer. 17:9-10), they have been seeking for an occasion to harm him.
I will continue with the exegesis in the next article.
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