Sunday Mar 22, 2015 – Genesis 37:3 – Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him. Psalm 105:16-17 – 16 He [GOD] called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food; 17 and he sent a man before them– Joseph, sold as a slave.

The first robe in Joseph’s journey was the ornate robe of identity. The second robe in Joseph’s journey was the slave’s robe of integrity. The third robe in Joseph’s journey was the fine linen robe of destiny. –Dwayne Terry

The Test of Dreams

Passing The Test, Part 4

1 Peter 4:12 – Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

James 1:2-3 – Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Joseph’s Three Robes

 The first robe in Joseph’s journey was the ornate robe of identity.

Genesis 37:3 – Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him.

Psalm 105:16-17 – 16 He [GOD] called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food; 17 and he sent a man before them– Joseph, sold as a slave.

Genesis 37:5-8 – Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. 6 He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: 7 We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.” 8 His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.

 The second robe in Joseph’s journey was the slave’s robe of integrity.

o Persecution

Genesis 37:23 – So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe–the ornate robe he was wearing

o Accusation.

Genesis 39:6, 11-15 – So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate. Now Joseph was well-built and handsome…

o Disappointment.

Genesis 39:22-23 – So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there. 23 The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.

Psalm 105:18-19 – 18 They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons, 19 till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the LORD proved him true.

 The third robe in Joseph’s journey was the fine linen robe of destiny.

Genesis 41:14 – So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh.

Genesis 41:41-42 – So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.” 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.

Psalm 105:20-22 – 20 The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free. 21 He made him master of his household, ruler over all he possessed, 22 to instruct his princes as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom.