Overwhelming Overcoming


Exodus 1-6


The second thing Joseph had done is that he have a dream from God. 'Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers(v5), "there we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf."(v7) According Joseph dream, he will be leader of his brothers. I think that Joseph may have faith, which God will use him in His sovereignty since he get the dream. That is why he can overcome from many of suffering, which of he was sold as slave to Egypt and he was in prison because of Potiphar's wife a wicked design. And he never criticized them even though they have given him such distress, it is why he has conviction, which God will use him one day. Therefore, those people who has vision from our Lord, they are able to be patient from any of suffering or severe situation. We who has faith in God can overcome such torments as well because we have a living hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. That is definitely different between believer and unbeliever.

Since God has been called Abraham to make His nation (Gen. 12:1-3), which s to be praised and worship Him by His people, He has started on His plan. He has allowed Abraham's family to stay at Egypt, which was an affluent country in the world, to be grown up until becoming a tribes. The time is coming for making His nation, He has brought Israelites out from Egypt, the book of Exodus is showing how He is making His nation through His people. the main theme is Chap. 19:5-6. "Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These verses illustrate what the main purpose of God in the book of Exodus is. God want to accept us as His people to be a special people and make us as Kingdom of priest, who can work to read people to God as intercessors and holy nation who are far way any of sin. This is God's plan when He brought them out of Egypt.

Firstly, God had done to rescue His people from Egypt is to call a person, named Moses. He was born a family of Levi, but he was grown up in the king's family of Egypt for 40 years. After then, because of his accident in Egypt, he stays at desert for 40 years. Thus, Moses has been trained not only by royal society but also by poor. I think that God made his life to carry out God' work properly while he has been experience both life. And this is very meaningful, when God has met Moses (Exo. 3:2-14). the first order what God has done to Moses is "Take off your sandals". The exact meaning why He has ordered is that there is holy place in God's presence, but this teaching , moreover, is that should be purified and be humble before God everyone who want to come to Him. The second one is that God gave His name to Moses as like "I AM WHO I AM"(Gen. 3:14). It means that "I AM EXISTING." Nowadays, many people do not believe of God's existence, so they couldn't have faith about His Presence. Today, our God say to us "I AM WHO I AM" clearly again.