Day 162: The Cupbearer’s Dream

Genesis 40:9-15

The chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, “In my dream, behold, a vine was in front of me, and in the vine were three branches. It was as though it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters produced ripe grapes. Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.”

Joseph said to him, “This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days. Within three more days, Pharaoh will lift up your head, and restore you to your office. You will give Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, the way you did when you were his cupbearer. But remember me when it will be well with you, and please show kindness to me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house. For indeed, I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.”

I have no idea how God was able to communicate the dream’s interpretation to Joseph. The only thing I know is that Joseph knew that the interpretation came from God and not himself.

The concept of allowing things to come from God and not myself is something that I am familiar with as a Christian. This is exactly how we are to live today. We have God’s Spirit living in us and the only way that He can really work His wonders in us is if we get out of the way. This is not to say that we are to sit around doing nothing. What I mean is that allowing God to do things is an ongoing decision that we have. I must admit that I don’t feel any different when God is working in me, but the results are definitely different. If I am really having faith as I go through my day, then amazing things happen, and I do feel much better when I am doing what is right.

Another way to tell if you are trusting the power of God is whether or not you are taking credit for what is going on. If you find yourself being prideful of what you are doing, you are not living by faith. Joseph had this very clear in his mind and God was able to work through him.

We should be living in the supernatural realm at all times as Christians and that means that we need to get out of the way and let God take all of the credit.