Day 37 - Joseph Warned in a Dream
Our Lives are Divinely Orchestrated
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. - Colossians 1:16 -17
Divine Intervention in a Dream
Over the last few weeks we have seen angels appear in person to people with specific instructions. Today, we will see that angles can warn us and give instructions in dreams. In Matthew 1 & 2 an angel appears to Joseph in a dream and gives him instructions; take Mary has your wife for the child she carries is the Son of God - call him Jesus and Herod is looking to kill Jesus so he was unstructured to move to Egypt until he was told to come back to his own country.
The coming of Jesus marked a new era in the Spirit - God relating to men. We see in Matthew the Lord used angels, dreams, and prophetic words to lead His servant Joseph. Joseph was considering (thinking) about not marrying Mary because after all, he discovered she was pregnant…and not by him.
Do Not Be Afraid
Matthew 1:20-21…behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
All This Took Place to Fulfill
Mt. 1:22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
Joseph did what the angel commanded him. In Matthew 2 we see the wise men visiting Jesus upon getting ready to head back East they are warned not to go to Herod but to travel another way home. After their departure, Joseph receives another dream.
Mt. 2:13-14 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.” When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt,
So It Might be Fulfilled
Mt. 2:15 and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "OUT OF EGYPT I CALLED MY SON."
Excerpt from Angel Armies by Tim Sheets
In their wisdom, the Godhead provided “destiny enablers” sending angels to assist the heirs (us) to discover and release their (our) potential.
Born for Such a Time as This: To see the greatest move of God in history, this must happen. I believe its why Holy Spirit has led the Church through a great season of transition. People are being shifted and connected to times that they were actually born for…God’s remnant people, the remnant believers, are beginning to think similar types of thoughts - I am here for the greatest harvest in all of history, I am here for now; I am here for the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit, I was made for these times…You are alive now because God wants you alive now. There is something in your destiny that the world needs now…God in His infinite wisdom knows this, and with Holy Spirit assistance, angel assistance, and the body of Christ assistance He wants it released.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (Psalms 139:13-17 NLT)
Before you were ever born, before there was a single day to you, God wrote down plans and destiny He had in mind for you. Before you were ever put into your mother’s womb, He recorded in His book about your life. That’s amazing to contemplate. The Godhead actually wrote down things about you. 2 Timothy 1:9 says, “Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.”
Again, before time began God established your purpose. “Purpose” is the Greek word prothesis and its one of my favorite words to talk about. Pro means “before, to set before, to set up beforehand, or an exposition.” Thesis means “a written report, an essay, or a composition.” Before you were born, God wrote your purpose and the plans He had for you. - Angel Armies pgs. 74-75 (emphasis mine)
Word of the Lord
As I was with Jesus so I am with you, says Abba. The life of Mary, Joseph and Jesus were divinely orchestrated by Holy Spirit and angel assistance. So is your life - I have set you in time. I have set in you in a place. I have written in My book - in your book, a thesis of what is destined for you in these days. Before you were ever a thought in your parent's mind - you were on My mind says the Spirit of God. I have chosen you! I will divinely guide you with My eye upon you! Holy Spirit assistance, angelic assistance is available to aid you in your quest for destiny. I have also chosen men and women to aid you on your journey. So align yourself with those I direct on your path for as you do you will be rightly positioned to fulfill My will for your life says the Lord.
Open our eyes, Lord!
Open my eyes [to spiritual truth] so that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law. - Psalms 119:18 (AMP)
What does the Bible say?
Read: Matthew 1 & 2
Action: Selah, ponder the words of Angel Armies. Let it sink in that the God of the universe chose you - just as He chose Jesus, His Son before time began to accomplish great things for His Kingdom.
Decree: I was born for this! I am here for the greatest harvest in all of history, I am here for now; I am here for the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit, I was made for these times!