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GENESIS 37:1-11; 18-20 THE FURNACE OF FAVOR

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FAVOR WILL INVOKE THE REAL FEELINGS OF OTHERS

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INTRODUCTION

FAVOR IS A WONDERFUL ATTRIBUTE IN LIFE
EVEN CHRIST GREW IN FAVOR WITH GOD AND WITH MAN
Luke 2:52 KJV 1900
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Psalm 30:5 KJV 1900
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
MOSES PRAYED FOR FAVOR WHEN HE WAS LEADING THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL OUT OF EGYPT
Psalm 5:12 KJV 1900
For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; With favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
WE HEAR HANNAH PRAY FOR THE FAVOR TO GIVE BIRTH TO A CHILD
AND EVEN SAMUEL GREW IN FAVOR
1 Samuel 2:26 KJV 1900
And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the Lord, and also with men.
1 Samuel 2:26 KJV 1900
And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the Lord, and also with men.
IT IS ONE OF THE GREATEST VIRTUES OR GRACE THAT YOU CAN POSSESS FROM GOD
WHEN JOSEPH WAS 17 YEARS OLD, HE ALREADY HAD A BEHAVIOR OF FAVOR UPON HIS LIFE
HIS FATHER HAD MADE HIM A COAT OF MANY COLORS, WHICH REPRESENTS THE FAVOR TAHT HAD BEEN PLACED ON HIS LIFE
FAVOR IS THE PLEASING OF GOD
Proverbs 16:7 KJV 1900
When a man’s ways please the Lord, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
FAVOR IS WHAT KEPT MOSES ALIVE IN THE NILE IN JUST A BASKET WITH ALL KINDS OF PREDATORS AROUND HIM
FAVOR ALLOWS ME TO HAVE THE HOUSE KEYS OF WHEREVER I AM TRAVELING
THIS MORNING, I’M GOING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE FURNACE OF FAVOR

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WHEN YOU HAVE FAVOR UPON YOUR LIFE, BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHO YOU TELL YOUR DREAMS TO
WHEN JOSEPH TOLD HIS DREAMS TO HIS BROTHERS, THEY WERE NOT EXCITED FOR JOSEPH AT ALL
FAVOR IS WHAT CAUSED POTIPHER TO GIVE JOSEPH THE CHARGE OF HIS WHOLE HOUSE
FAVOR IS WHAT CAUSED JOSEPH TO HAVE FAVOR OVER THE ENTIRE PRISON
FAVOR IS WHAT CAUSED JOSEPH TO BE ABLE TO INTERPRET PHARAOH’S DREAMS
FAVOR IS WHAT PUT JOSEPH IN THE POSITION OF EGYPT THAT HE WAS IN
ALL OF THE UNBELIEVERS OR PAGANS RECOGNIZED THE FAVOR UPON JOSEPH’S LIFE
HOWEVER, IT WAS THOSE CLOSEST TO JOSEPH THAT DIDN’T APPROVE OF THE FAVOR
IT IS USUALLY YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS THAT CAUSE PROBLEMS WHEN FAVOR COMES UPON YOUR LIFE
IT IS NOT THE IDOLATERS
THE IDOLATERS WANT YOU AROUND, BECAUSE IF YOU CARRY FAVOR, THEY KNOW THAT THEY WILL CARRY FAVOR
THE PEOPLE THAT ARE THE CLOSEST TO YOU WILL TRY TO SHUT DOWN THE FAVOR THAT GOD PLACES UPON YOUR LIFE
WHEN JOSEPH’S BROTHERS SAW THAT JOSEPH WAS FAVORED IN HIS HOUSE, THE RESPONDED BY HATING HIM AND NOT SPEAKING PEACEFULLY FOR HIM
\HOWEVER, WHEN YOU HATE ONE OF YOUR BROTHERS
1 John 4:20 KJV 1900
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
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1 John 3:15 KJV 1900
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
MAKE NO MISTAKE HATRED IS COMPARABLE TO MURDER
THE BROTHERS COULD NOT SPEAK PEACEFULLY ABOUT HIM
YOU CAN KILL SOMEONE WITH A KNIFE OR YOU CAN KILL THEM WITH YOUR TONGUE
GOSSIP IS USUALLY THE RESULT OF HATRED
JOSEPH’S BROTHERS WERE ALREADY TO THE POINT OF MURDERING JOSEPH AS HE TOLD THEM ANOTHER DREAM THAT HE HAD, THEY HATED HIM MORE
DO NOT JUST TELL ANYONE YOUR DREAM
MANY TIMES IT IS THOSE PEOPLE WHO CHEER FOR YOU OUT LOUD ARE THE ONES ARE REALLY THE ONES THAT HATE YOU
TELL YOUR DREAMS TO PEOPLE WHO WILL PRAY SINCERELY FOR YOU AND TO PEOPLE THAT CARRY A HOLY LIFESTYLE
AFTER JOSEPH HAD TOLD HIS BROTHERS THE NEXT DREAM, THE BROTHERS NOT ONLY HATED HIM, THEY BECAME JEALOUS
REMEMBER AFTER DAVID HAD BEEN DOING MILITARY ACTIONS FOR SOME TIME, SAUL STARTED TO COMPARE HIMSELF WITH DAVID
THIS IS WHAT BROUGHT JEALOUSY. PEOPLE WERE CHANTING SAUL HAS KILLED HIS 1,000 BUT DAVID HIS 10,000
IF SAUL WOULD HAVE STAYED AWAY FROM THE COMPARISON, HE WOULD HAVE AVOIDED THE JEALOUSY THAT HE HAD AGAINST DAVID
SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT JOSEPH OPENED HIS MOUTH TOO EARLY AND THAT IF HE WOULD HAVE WAITED, HE WOULDN’T HAVE WENT THROUGH ALL OF THAT TROUBLE
BUT, JOSEPH WOULD HAVE NEVER FULFILLED HIS DESTINY BY STAYING IN HIS FATHER’S HOUSE
SO, JACOB SENDS JOSEPH TO FIND HIS BROTHERS
WHEN THE BROTHERS SAW HIM FROM AFAR OFF, THEY BEGAN DEVISING A PLAN TO MURDER JOSEPH
BUT YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL
AND INSTEAD OF KILLING HIM, THEY SOLD HIM TO THE ISHMAELITES
MANY TIMES WE THINK THAT GOD WILL USE THE PASTOR TO TAKE US TO THE NEXT DIMENSION, OR SOMETHING MORE GENTLE
BUT, THE ISHMAELITES WERE A ROUGH PEOPLE, A PEOPLE THAT WERE VERY HARD, DIFFICULT
WHAT IS GOING TO CARRY YOU TO THE NEXT DIMENSION IS NOT SITTING IN YOUR CHAIR WAITING ON GOD
WHAT IS GOING TO CARRY YOU TO WHERE YOU NEED TO BE IS THE ROUGH SITUATIONS, DIFFICULT SITUATIONS, AND HARD CIRCUMSTANCES
Psalm 105:17–18 KJV 1900
He sent a man before them, Even Joseph, who was sold for a servant: Whose feet they hurt with fetters: He was laid in iron:
GOD IS PROMOTING JOSEPH AND HE PROMOTES HIM FIRST BY HAVING HIM THROWN INTO A PIT, THE NEXT PROMOTION WAS JOSEPH BEING SOLD AS A SLAVE IN EGYPT
GOD IS PROMOTING JOSEPH AND HE PROMOTES HIM FIRST BY HAVING HIM THROWN INTO A PIT, THE NEXT PROMOTION WAS JOSEPH BEING SOLD AS A SLAVE IN EGYPT
HE MAY HAVE BEEN DISCOURAGED, FRUSTRATED, DISAPPOINTED, CONFUSED, EVEN CRYING OUT
BUT, GOD HAD TO GET HIM TO THE RIGHT PLACE AND IT WAS THROUGH BETRAYAL
JOSEPH WAS SOLD TO POTIPHER
AND THE BIBLE SAYS IN
Genesis 39:4 KJV 1900
And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
AFTER SOME TIME, POTIPHER’S WIFE WANTED TO LIE WITH JOSEPH
HE COULD HAVE SECURED HIS POSITION AND LIVE IN LUXURY THE REST OF HIS LIFE, BUT HE HAD PURPOSE COMING
HE ANSWERED HER HOW THEN CAN I DO THIS GREAT WICKEDNESS AND SIN AGAINST GOD.
GOD IS ALWAYS WATCHING
THUS, IT WAS THE TIME FOR ANOTHER PROMOTION
POTIPHER’S WIFE LIED AND BETRAYED JOSEPH, SO THAT JOSEPH WENT TO PRISON
Genesis 39:21 KJV 1900
But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
FAVOR HAD NOT DEPARTED FROM HIM
WHEREVER JOSEPH WENT, HE HAD FAVOR UPON HIS LIFE
NOW IT TAKES A GODLY MAN TO DO THE NEXT THING
PHARAOH’S CUPBEARER AND BUTLER WERE IN THE PRISON AND THEY HAD DREAMS AND JOSEPH MINISTERED TO THEIR DREAMS EVEN WHEN HIS HASN’T COME TO PASS
WHAT INTEGRITY
JOSEPH ASKED THE CUPBEARER TO REMEMBER HIM BEFORE PHARAOH BUT HE FORGOT
IT IS GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN BY MEN, BECAUSE WHEN YOU ARE FORGOTTEN BY MAN, GOD ALWAYS REMEMBERS YOU
FINALLY THE TIME HAD COME
PHARAOH HAD A DREAM AND NONE OF HIS MAGICIANS COULD INTERPRET IT, SO THAT DAY THE CUPBEARER REMEMBERED JOSEPH FOR PHARAOH’S SAKE
AND HIS WAS TIME FOR JOSEPH TO BE PROMOTED AGAIN
SO THEY CALLED JOSEPH AND HE SHAVED HIS BEARD AND CHANGED HIS CLOTHES AS YOU JUST CANT COME TO A KING ANYWAY YOU WANT
Psalm 24:3–6 KJV 1900
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; Who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, Nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, And righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek him, That seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
PHAOH DECIDED THAT JOSEPH SHOULD TAKE UP THE TASK OF MANAGING EGYPT, SO THE KING PUT HIS SIGNET RING ON JOSEPH AND CLOTHED HIM WITH FINE LINEN AND PUT A GOLD CHAIN AROUND HIS NECK
WHEN THERE WAS A FAMINE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, JACOB AND HIS SONS HAD TO BUY FOOD FROM JOSEPH
JOSEPH DIDN’T PAY THEM BACK FOR BETRAYING HIM
HE GAVE THEM THE BEST LAND IN EGYPT AND ONE OF THE MOST MATURE STATEMENT SOMEONE HAS SAID THROUGH THEIR EXISTENCE
Genesis 45:7 KJV 1900
And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
JOSEPH REALISED IT REALLY WASN’T THE BROTHERS BUT GOD WHO POSITIONED HIM
AND TOLD HIS BROTHERS
Genesis 50:20–21 KJV 1900
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
YOU MAY BE GOING THROUGH A HARD TIME RIGHT NOW AND BE BLAMING MAN FOR YOUR DIFFICULTIES BUT GOD HAS A PURPOSE TO TAKE THE PLANS OF THE ENEMY INCLUDE IT IN HIS PURPOSE AND WORK ALL THINGS TOGETHER FOR GOOD
WE ALSO NEED TO LEARN THAT EVEN IF THE DEVIL IS PLOTTING AGAINST US, GOD IS FOR US
GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD
IT ALSO TELLS ME THAT IF I WANT MY DREAMS TO COME TOPASS, I MUST MINISTER TO THE DREAMS OF OTHERS AND PRESS ON-FORGETTING THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND
AND I MUST FORGIVE THOSE WHO HAVE BETRAYED US OR WRONGED US SOMEHOW
THIS IS MATURITY, LEARNING THAT GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING
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