The Man from the Station

41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.’42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain round his neck. 43 He made him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, and people shouted before him, ‘Make way!’ Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt. Gen 41:41-43

In our early twenties, my friend Mandla and I used to ask each other, “has the man from the station arrived yet?” This was thanks to Rob McFarlane who took us through Bible School and told the story of the child who thought the word “manifestation” meant “man from the station”. Hilarious, but he had the concept. The MAN from the station could arrive anytime with a package for you. For Joseph, two years after he had asked the Chief Cupbearer to not forget him and to mention him to Pharaoh once he was out, his dreams suddenly came true…literally!

This was the moment of fulfilment! Those literal dreams he had had years prior would be realised in an instant when the king of the land would promote him from being a prisoner to being second-in-command, the Prime Minister of the entire country! It’s that moment when you’re not second-guessing what’s going on, but in a very amazing way, the things God has spoken into your heart come to pass.

This is proof positive that our God is a God of promise and that He is not a man that He should lie. You and I can rest sure in that whatever God has said will come to pass in the right time. As Paul has said in 2 Cor 1:20, “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.” Believe! Pray! And never give up! Look to Jesus, the MAN from the Station!



Sustained Perspective

<blockquote>So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt. Gen

The Moment

<blockquote>So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before Pharao

The Rekindling

<blockquote><sup>6</sup> When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected. <sup>7</sup> So he asked Pharaoh’s officials who

The dungeon of destiny

<blockquote><sup>20</sup> Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined. But while Joseph was

The Test

<blockquote>...Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, <sup>7</sup> and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, ‘Come to b

The Witness

OK, here's the scene. Your brothers persecute you because of a series of dreams you had from God. They throw you into a pit and the only reason they g

The pit

<sup>19</sup> ‘Here comes that dreamer!’ they said to each other. <sup>20</sup> ‘Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cist

The dream

<blockquote><sup>5</sup> Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. 6 He said to them, ‘Listen to this dr