“You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.”
Job 10:12 NIV
When Joseph was at the age of 17, this was the time his father gave him the cloth of many colors. In connection to the number 17, it is the year that God is getting ready to cloth people and decorate their lives with favor. It was Joseph’s father who gave him the cloth, while our Father is the Father in Heaven, our GOD, He’s ready to design our lives, so get ready to be honored and favored in the coming year.
AS the Bible says in Gen 37:2 NIV :
This is the account of Jacob’s family line. Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them.”
In the Bible, signs and tokens are noted all over. Listen to me, signs and tokens are really important, all the way from the Old Testament up to the New Testament. In the New Testament, the greatest of all, who is our Savior Jesus, He worked with a lot of signs and tokens. As the Bible says, Jesus meets a blind guy. What does He do? He takes a saliva spittle, mixed it with mud, dirt, clay, and pat the eyes as signs and tokens. Why? He used a substance, He used a token, He used a material that is common and caused a supernatural miracle to happen. So signs and tokens can also simply mean, using a common material to bring out an uncommon miracle. Using a natural material to cause a supernatural miracle to happen. Hear me, you need to make contact with signs and tokens.
For it to work, you need to be a prayerful person. You need to receive inspiration from God and divine sources. So anytime you are praying for somebody, God will drop it into your spirit, you just feel it into your spirit. And the moment you feel it into your spirit, all of a sudden, you know what God is telling you, and what you need to do.