Prayer - The Undercurrent
"But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost." (Matthew 1:20)
We read of three Josephs in the Bible. Each of them seems to be full of faith. Joseph of Genesis was a unique young man full of faith and holiness, who made history in his life-time. Joseph the husband of Mary was one who walked in the Spirit and talked in the Spirit fulfilling God's purposes. The third Joseph was one who disagreed with the decision of the Sanhedrin to crucify Jesus, honored Him and gave Him his own grave. We can receive great blessing by studying the lives of these three Josephs.
Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, was only an earthly father, but his dreams were dreams given by God. When a man spends his day with God his nights also are spent with God. There is a stage when prayer becomes a continuous thing day and night. There are under-currents in certain rivers. Though they may appear calm on the surface there are undercurrents down below. Even so though we do not appear outwardly in contact with God and we are busy, there is still a flow of prayer always going from the heart to God. How can you pray when you are engaged in work that needs concentration? You can be always in prayer. The Holy Spirit makes it possible. There is an undercurrent of prayer in a man who is sanctified. The words of those who have their subconscious in continual contact with God will be prophetic and their dreams will be instructions from God.