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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pharaoh's Dream: Is it Relevant Today?

In Genesis 41 Pharaoh has two dreams that disturb him and Joseph is called upon to interpret his dreams, which were about the same  issue; a seven year famine which was to grip the land after seven good years.  So is there something within Pharaoh's dream that is relevant today?

Well I believe so but first let's take a look at Genesis 41:
1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.  3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river.  4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.  5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.  6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.  7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

Here's where it gets interesting...
Pharaoh has this dream about a great tribulation gripping the land, and he has it twice.  Joseph tells him that he has the dream twice because the vision is established by God.  But what if Pharaoh had the dream twice also because there will be two tribulations.  So what were the signs of the times in Joseph's day?

  • There were 7 years of great plenty accompanied by seven years of famine; ( didn't we see the same thing in this country before the bottom fell out).  verse 29
  • One man was placed over all of the world's commerce; verse 41
  • No one could buy or sell without Joseph signing off on it; verse 41-44, Pharaoh gave Joseph his ring, his mark, and no one could buy or sell without the mark. 

So in the 7 years of plenty Joseph wisely gathered grain.   Did you know today that there are several countries buying up all the grain?  Egypt, Iran, along with China and Russia.  So is this a sign that some countries have learned from history and perhaps others haven't. 

There is a second time of tribulation spoken of in the bible, where: [Revelation 13]
  • There will be 7 years of famine
  • The markets are controlled by one man
  • No one can buy or sell without the mark
  • Make sure you have what you need to survive: Jesus Christ!

We know that many things in the old testament were foreshadows of what was to come in the new testament.  I view the two testaments as; the old test and the new test.  The tribulation is called the time of testing.  The old test was in Pharaoh's day, the new test is in our day. 
  • Adam foreshadowed Jesus
  • The twelve patriarchs foreshadowed the 12 disciples/apostles
  • The Exodus foreshadowed the rapture
  • Daniels dreams foreshadowed the end times

And Pharaoh's dream, well I guess that's up for discussion...

There is currently a large hole in the Sun which is spoken about in the bible [Revelations 8:12, Mark 13:24], I talk about it in my new eBook Sun Z