"Two full years later, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing on the bank of the Nile River. 2 In his dream he saw seven fat, healthy cows come up out of the river and begin grazing in the marsh grass. 3 Then he saw seven more cows come up behind them from the Nile, but these were scrawny and thin. These cows stood beside the fat cows on the riverbank. 4 Then the scrawny, thin cows ate the seven healthy, fat cows! At this point in the dream, Pharaoh woke up.5 But he fell asleep again and had a second dream. This time he saw seven heads of grain, plump and beautiful, growing on a single stalk. 6 Then seven more heads of grain appeared, but these were shriveled and withered by the east wind. 7 And these thin heads swallowed up the seven plump, well-formed heads! Then Pharaoh woke up again and realized it was a dream." Gen 41:1-7 NLT
eading the above scripture as a story could be interesting. Following up and seeing Joseph give meaning to it when all the magicians of Egypt failed was another interesting component. The most helpful part of it, is the leadership exhibited by Joseph, using is God given skills to prevent the then world from being swallowed up by intending drought.
The dreams of Pharaoh are fresh again. These things are written for our example. There is a well-watered, peaceful, joyful way that God has designed for humanity to live on earth- The Christian way. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Unfortunately there are 7 lean cows and 7 withered grains out to swallow them up. These seven deadly cows and seven withered grain have infiltrated the world. They are rising high especially in North America,( Canada & America), Europe( virtually consumed) and Africa. In some places they rise as refugees, immigrants' students, entrepreneurs and business men and women. They are strategic, influential, powerful, rich, deadly, and most importantly outspoken. They have only one agenda swallow the fatted cows and the well-watered grains.
Unless the Josephs of the Christendom will come out of the prison, of the four walls of the church, to the public square and give bold, courageous and strategic leadership to the world, the postulated religions representing these deadly lean seven cows and withered grains will bring untold evil to the world. The church does not need only wailing women and intercessors, the Church needs Josephs in the seven areas of religion, family, art & entertainment, education, media, business and government.
For purpose of clarity, this is a clarion call to the Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Evangelists whom God gave as a gift to help humanity to arise:
"That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;"Eph 4:14.
Jesus is Lord.
"We cannot vex the devil more than by teaching, preaching, singing and talking of Jesus" Martin Luther.
The Josephs of this generation shall stand in the market square in the power of the Holy Ghost and not allow the lean cows and heads of grains shriveled and withered to swallow the fatted cows and plump and beautiful grains in the mighty name of Jesus name.
1. O Lord make me a Joseph for this generation
2. O Lord raise up Josephs for this generation