Matthew 1:18-25, Matthew 2:13, 19-23

Genesis 37:1-11

Upon first reading the above title, one might think it is about Joseph from the book of Genesis.  That would be half right.  It’s about him and Jesus’ earthly dad, Joseph.  Joseph had four angelic dreams from God giving advice before Jesus was born and afterwards.  In the first dream, an angel of the Lord appeared to let Joseph know it was okay for Mary to be his wife, the Holy Spirit was involved, they would have a son, to name Him Jesus, and that Jesus would save people from their sins.  In the second dream, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph to let him know to take Jesus and Mary to Egypt to stay until further notice because of King Herod’s bad intentions.  In the third dream, the angel of the Lord appeared to let Joseph know to take Jesus and Mary to Israel.  And in the fourth dream, Joseph was warned and he withdrew.

Joseph (Jesus’ dad), and Joseph (Genesis) both had important dreams given to them by God.  While Joseph of Genesis seemed defined by symbolic dreams, over time, some of Joseph’s (Jesus’ dad) angelic dreams seem overlooked by readers.

For thousands of years God has communicated with people through dreams.  You never know, God could choose to give you a significant dream.

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