Joseph Interprets Pharaoh's Dreams; Saves Land from Famine
Joseph is in his second year in prison -- long forgotten by the butler for whom he interpreted a dream and who was now out of prison. Then the cupbearer was called in with other wise men to help interpret a series of the Pharaoh's recent dreams. None of them could interpret the dreams and the cupbearer then suddenly remembered Joseph and his ability to interpret dreams.
Pharaoh sent for Joseph and told Joseph of his dreams.
Joseph said that only God was able to interpret these dreams. He then said that God was telling Pharoah that there would be seven great years followed by seven years of famine.
Pharoah asked if there was a man who had the Spirit of God who could save the kingdom. To God's plan, Pharoah put Joseph in charge of his palace and gve him a wife -- Aseneth and they had two children. Diring the seven years of abundance, Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain. Then the famine began, just as God had planned. Joseph began releasing the stored grain to feed the people and he sold the grain to other countries who were also in famine.
God was working through Joseph to save the people from disaster -- even his own family that had turned on him. Through it all, Joseph had to endure many similar events to those that Jesus would later have to experience.