How to keep your dreams alive even when they steal your coat.
Sunday January 26th, 2014
If you want a dream that will last a lifetime …. Y ou need to get a dream that is bigger than LIFE!
Our dreams should be BIG ENOUGH TO OUT LIVE US!
I DON’T HAVE A DREAM – IT HAS ME!
A DREAM will
1. A DREAM WILL TEST YOU.
2. A DREAM WILL COST YOU.
3. A DREAM WILL SHAPE YOU.
Joseph Actually had more than a coat of many colors…He had many coats.
THE THREE COATS OF A DREAMER
1. The coat of GRACE.
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many colors. Genesis 37:3
It was a gift ——– it was a covering
1 corinthians 4:7 – What do you have that you did not receive?
Eph 2:8,9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
2. The coat of A GODLY CHARACTER .
But it happened about this time, when Joseph went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the house was inside, 12 that she caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me.” But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran outside. Genesis 39:11,12
THE COAT OF SALVATION – THE GIFT OF GOD’S GRACE –.
THE COAT OF CHARACTER – THE GIFT OF OUR RACE
Jesus BROKE THE CURSE of sin so you could BREAK THE CYCLE of sin.
3. The coat of LEGACY and OVERCOMING.
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. 40 You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.” 41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.” – 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck. Genesis 41:39-42
Revelation 3:21 – To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
The Genesis 50:20 principle. – Let God continue the process of turning the bad that happened to you into the good of his purpose –
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” – I can see Jesus saying that while he sits at the right side of the father after he saw his dream come true.