Genesis 41 details how the Pharaoh of Egypt had a dream that none of his magicians or wise men could interpret. One of his servants told him about how Joseph–who was imprisoned–had accurately interpreted his dreams.
Genesis 41:14–Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh.
Joseph was able to interpret the dream by the Spirit of God. In that instant his life changed.
37 So the advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants. 38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?”
39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. 40 You shall be [g]over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.” 41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”
42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck. 43 And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt. 44 Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”
Joseph was in a dungeon. He was dirty and stinky to the point that he had to be shaved and changed before he could see the ruler. God delivered Joseph out of the darkness of that dungeon and set him as a ruler over the land of Egypt. This same thing happens when we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
Jesus takes us out of the dungeon of darkness and sin to deliver us into light (Col. 1:13). He takes the shamed, the despised, the broken, the imprisoned; cleans them up, and over time ushers them into the destiny appointed for them.
When we romp on the playground of darkness, we become dirty and soiled with the stench of sin. The good news is that we don’t have to stay there. Jesus is not afraid to touch our dirtiness. He was not surprised when we fell short of His glory. God knew there was a sin problem, and Jesus was and is the answer.
“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.
He takes the stain of sin and washes us clean–just like He did for Joseph. There is no thought, no action too dirty for Jesus to wash. Even though sin leaves a stench, Jesus will clean you up when you call out to him in repentance. Revelation 1:5 says, “He loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priest to His God and Father.”
Today is the day to come out of the dungeon. Today is the day to let Jesus clean you up. Walk away from your dark ways, confess your sins, and Jesus will make you white as snow.
1 John 1:9– If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.