Genesis 37 - The life of Joseph

Dr. Roberto Miranda
Dr. Roberto Miranda
(Audio: Spanish)

SUMMARY: The sermon is about the importance of dreaming in the Lord and how God speaks to his people through dreams and visions. The pastor shares his own experience of having a dream about the city of Boston, which led him to start the Lion of Judah congregation. He also encourages the congregation to be a people of dreamers in the spirit and to appropriate the images and seeds that God puts in their spirits. The sermon is based on Genesis 37, where Joseph has two dreams that God uses to fulfill His plans.

The speaker discusses the importance of dreaming and having visions from God. He believes that God speaks through dreams, but it is up to individuals to appropriate and cultivate those dreams. He encourages the congregation to pray and ask God to activate the ability to dream and envision in them. He warns to be careful who to share dreams with and to cultivate and celebrate dreams. The speaker uses the story of Joseph as an example of a dream that took a long time to come true, but with faith and perseverance, it eventually came to fruition. The speaker encourages individuals to take steps towards their dreams and to visualize and celebrate them.

The speaker talks about Jabez's dream in First Corinthians and encourages listeners to have dreams and desires that God has placed in their hearts. He emphasizes the importance of being specific in prayers and aligning one's life with the dream. The speaker also stresses the need for diligence and effort on the part of the dreamer, as God expects them to do their part in making the dream come true.

The speaker encourages believers to be diligent and take action towards their dreams and visions, as God expects their participation. He shares his own experience of finally taking a trip to Israel despite fears and doubts, as it brought him closer to his own dream. The speaker emphasizes the importance of living in the light of God's dream for our lives, and cultivating the ability to dream and incubate those dreams through prayer and fasting. He concludes by praying for God to impregnate his people with fresh vision and for them to become dreamers and visionaries.

The best is yet to come. Let's go to the Book of Genesis. Genesis, Chapter 37. It has been about 3 weeks or so since I began a study on the life of Joseph and different things have intervened in the interim, and perhaps you have even forgotten a little bit about what we talked about, but we are going to refresh your memory and also delve deeper into the life of José.

In the meantime I encourage you to look there, Chapter 37 of Genesis and we're going to start with verse 2. It occurs to me I want to put something in the sensitivity of Terry and Bruce Lopez who control over there..... I know there are ways to put the letters and the words of the Bible, we haven't done it in the past but in the future maybe we can see how we can do that and that the brothers who don't have, the visitors and other things, because I know that everyone from León de Judá brings their Bible. Amen, right? But the others, those who are beginning the ways of the Lord, so we can make it easier for them so that they can also read the Scriptures, in Genesis Chapter 37, in verse 2:

Says: “This is the story of Jacob's family. Joseph, being 17 years old, grazed the sheep with his brothers and the young man was with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpa, his father's wives, and Joseph informed his father of their bad reputation (not good!) and Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons because he had had him in his old age, and he made him a coat of various colors. And seeing his brothers that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him. And Joseph dreamed a dream and told it to his brothers and they came to hate him even more. And he said to them: “Now hear this dream that I have dreamed, behold, we were tying bundles in the middle of the field, and behold, my bundle stood up and stood straight, and your bundles were around and bowed down to mine.” His brothers answered him, "Will you reign over us or rule over us?" And they hated him even more because of his dreams and his words. He dreamed yet another dream, and he told it to his brothers saying: "Behold, I have dreamed another dream, and behold, the sun and the moon and 11 stars bowed down to me." And he told his father and his brothers, and his father this time rebuked him and said: “What is this dream that you dreamed, will I and your mother and your brothers come to prostrate ourselves on the ground before you? And his brothers were envious of him, but his father meditated on this."

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