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The Life of Joseph
Unconfirmed as a type Lived over 1700 years before Christ Parallels Christ in over 100 aspects Takes up more chapter space than any other single person in Genesis A patriarch – and an excellent example to us with his incredible character
“In studying Scripture there is not only the literal application, which is always important, but every part of the Word of God has a spiritual, typical, and dispensational application as well, and in Joseph's character and experience we have a wonderful type of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ordinarily when we speak of any individual in the Old Testament being a type of Christ, we refer to what he is officially, and not to his personal character. David, for instance, in his official capacity is a striking type of our Savior; Solomon, too, as the king of peace typifies Him who is yet to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords; but neither of these men could be said to typify Christ in their personal characters. With Joseph it is otherwise. His life shines forth from the pages of Holy Scripture as practically flawless. It is not indeed that he was actually sinless, for he had in himself the same corrupt nature that any other child of Adam has, but it has not pleased God to speak of any flaws or blemishes which His holy eye may have discerned in this devoted servant, but He has rather emphasized his faithfulness and practical godliness.” - Henry Allen Ironside
Types in the New Testament τυπος The other disciples therefore said to him, We have seen the Lord. But he said to them, Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the mark of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe. –Jn. 20:25 Clear, direct, one-to-one relationship
Joseph’s Early Life in Caanan
Gen 37:2 “These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, fed the flock with his brethren; and he was doing service with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought to his father an evil report of them.” A shepherd by occupation A shepherd by character patience tenderness sympathy faithfulness
John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” Hebrews 13:20 “Our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep” 1 Peter 5:4 “And when the chief shepherd is manifested ye shall receive the unfading crown of glory.”
Genesis 37:3a “And Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was son of his old age; and he made him a vest of many colors.” The son of his old age (vs. 3) Jacob loved Joseph and showed partiality (vs. 3) The son of Rachel (Gen. 30:23-25) “She conceived, and bore a son, and said, God has taken away my reproach. And she called his name Joseph; and said, Jehovah will add to me another son. And it came to pass when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my place and to my country.”
Matthew 17:5 “Behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” John 17:23 “I in them and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and that thou hast loved them as thou hast loved me.” Jesus was uniquely loved by His Father God the Father shows no partiality
Gen. 37:3b “And Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was son of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colors.” Gen. 37:31-32 “And they took Joseph's coat, and slaughtered a buck of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; and they sent the coat of many colors and had it carried to their father, and said, This have we found: discern now whether it is thy son's coat or not.”
John 19:2-3 “And the soldiers having plaited a crown of thorns put it on his head, and put a purple robe on him, and came to him and said, Hail, king of the Jews! and gave him blows on the face.” Jesus colored coat was not given out of love, but out of hate Jesus coat wasn’t just associated with reported death but actual death.
Genesis 37:4 “And his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, and they hated him, and could not greet him with friendliness.” Why did they hate him? Jealous envy of their fathers partial love His upright character may have brought conviction His dreams caused the hatred to grow more
John 15:18 “ If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. Why did they hate him? Jealous envy of his authority which they wanted themselves His upright character may have brought conviction Despised and rejected by men, though innocent Jesus, unlike Joseph was without sin.
Genesis 37:5 “Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more. 6 So he said to them, “Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: 7 There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf.” He saw in a dream his brethren and all his father's house bowing down to him Revealed to his brothers by God’s plan He would be the means of blessing for all His brethren and His Father's house.
John 14:2-3 “In my Father's house there are many mansions; were it not so, I would have told you: for I go to prepare you a place; and if I go and to prepare you a place, I am coming again and shall receive you to myself, that where I am there you may be also.” Hebrews 2:10-12 “It became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make perfect the leader of their salvation through sufferings. For both he that sanctifies and those sanctified are all of one; for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren” He both was and is the means of blessing for all His brethren and His Father's house. More glory yet to come!
Genesis 37:10-11 “And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.” Joseph’s dream was from God and it made Jacob think as he too had had dreams from God that had significant meaning.
Luke 2:19 “But Mary kept these things and pondered them in her heart.” Jesus made his parents think just as he did the shepherds and just about anyone he ever spoke with!
Genesis 37:13-14 “And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I. And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.” Special mission First required obedience From the Valley of Hebron (a place of safety) to Shechem (a place of danger).
Over 40 times in John, Jesus mentions that His Father sent Him. 1 John 4:14 “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.” Hebrews 10:7 “Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.” Special mission First required obedience From the holy splendor of heaven to the moral darkness of this earth
Genesis 37:15-17 “Now a certain man found him, and there he was, wandering in the field. And the man asked him, saying, “What are you seeking?” So he said, “I am seeking my brothers. Please tell me where they are feeding their flocks.” And the man said, “They have departed from here, for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.’” So Joseph went after his brothers and found them in Dothan.” Joseph sought long and hard His brothers had wandered far away. They received him with mockery and hate
Luke 19:10 “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Jesus sought long and hard and was received even worse than Joseph was(Jn.1:11). Sinners had wandered even farther away, turning each one to his own way(Is.53:6). They treated him with more mockery and hate than any man ever received(Luke 22:63).
Genesis 37:18-20 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams. Premeditated planned murder They meant it for evil, God meant it for good (50:20)
Matthew 26:1-4 “ And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified. Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.” Premeditated planned murder Acts 2:23-24 “Him being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, for it was not possible that He should be held by it.” They meant it for evil, God meant it for good
Genesis 37:23-25a “And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colors that was on him; And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it. And they sat down to eat bread...” Joseph stripped of his clothing by his brothers before they sat down to eat. Experienced things like thirst(no water), loneliness, cold at night, hot sun during the day Genesis 42:21 “And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. ” Anguish in his soul
Matthew 27:28a & 36 “And they stripped him...” “And sitting down they watched him there” Jesus stripped naked. Experienced thirst, loneliness, mockery, cold at the hands of his own people. They sat down to keep watch, before going into the city to eat the passover Psalm 40:1-2: “I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.” Joseph died figuratively Jesus died literally
No record of Joseph ever complaining Genesis 42:21 “And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. ” He only pleaded for his life
Isaiah 53:7 “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. ” Matthew 27:13-14 “Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him not a word; insomuch that the governor marveled greatly. ” 1 Peter 2:23 “Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not”
Not just in the pit... Genesis 37:26-27 “And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood? Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.” Genesis 42:21 “And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.” Though he was their own brother, it meant little as they treated him with hatred and contempt.
Matthew 27:46 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” Jesus was forsaken not only by His brethren, but by His Father – God Almighty. What did God forsaking Jesus mean for us? (Heb. 13:5)
Genesis 37:27-28 “Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content. Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.” An action motivated by greed and hate An alibi that excused their sin as if it were a favor
Matthew 26:15-16 “And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.” An action motivated by greed (Judas) and hate (the Jews) Matthew 26:48-50 “Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come?” A close friendship and a betrayal disguised with a kiss!
Genesis 37:28 “Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit” Genesis 37:29 “And Reuben returned to the pit, and behold, Joseph was not in the pit” God protected Joseph and brought great blessing to him Joseph was not forsaken by God and he did not die God didn’t leave him in the pit, because He had plans for him!
Mark 16:6 “ but he said to them, ‘Be not alarmed. Ye seek Jesus, the Nazarene, the crucified one. He is risen, he is not here; behold the place where they had put him.’ ” God did not spare Jesus, but He did spare us from death! Joseph was forsaken by God and He did die God didn’t leave Jesus in the grave, because He had plans for him!
Genesis 37:31-33 “And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; And they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no. And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces. ” The trickster was tricked, thinking Joseph was dead
Hebrews 9:12 “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” Christ’s blood has been presented to His Father and to all, to bear witness of His death. It is no deception. With Jesus it really happened.
Joseph a Slave & Prisoner in Egypt
Genesis 39:1 “ And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmaelites, which had brought him down thither. ” A special trip to Egypt which saved his life. God had more than one reason to use Joseph in Egypt as part of His divine plan.
Hosea 11:1 “ Out of Egypt I called my Son. ” Matt. 2:13-15 “ And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. A special trip to Egypt which saved his life. Jesus was to die by the hands of murderous sinners, but His time had not yet come.
Genesis 39:1,4 “ And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmaelites, which had brought him down thither.” “ And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.” Joseph became a servant of Potiphar, an officer of Pharoah. He was also a bondslave, because he was paid for and belonged to Potiphar – but was not paid.
Phil. 2:7 “ But made himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.” Matt. 20:28 “ as indeed the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Jesus, the King of kings served better than any servant. But His greatest act of service was when he died for all. He is like the Hebrew slaves who could have had freedom but instead said, “I love my master. I will not go out free.” (Ex. 21:5)
Gen. 1:3-4 “ And his master saw that Jehovah was with him, and that Jehovah made all that he did to prosper in his hand. And Joseph found favor in his eyes, and attended on him; and he set him over his house, and all that he had he gave into his hand.” Joseph’s own brothers had hated him and sold him. In Egypt he was given a home by the Gentiles. Those his people despised were the ones to give Joseph a place to prosper.
Lk. 7:9 “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel” Lk. 17:15-16 “And one of them, seeing that he was cured, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, and fell on his face at his feet giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.” Matt. 27:54 “Truly this man was the Son of God” Delivered to be crucified by the Jewish leaders It was Gentiles who were more receptive to Him, even than his own people! John 1:11 – “He came to His own, and His own received Him not.”
Gen. 39:2-5 “ And Jehovah was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that Jehovah was with him, and that Jehovah made all that he did to prosper in his hand. And Joseph found favor in his eyes, and attended on him; and he set him over his house, and all that he had he gave into his hand. And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field. ” Joseph, despite his circumstances found success at all he did. The Lord made Him prosper. Even when Joseph was later imprisoned we learn that Joseph prospered even more (vs.21-23), and rose to be 2 nd in the land of Egypt (41:40). Verse 5 indicates that not only did God bless Joseph, but also those whose lives he touched!
Phil. 2:9-11 “Therefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Jesus also had much greater power and prominence than even Joseph, because in dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead! (Col. 2:9) Just as Pharoah realized the Spirit of God was in Joseph, (Gen. 41:38) so also Nicodemus said “No one can do these signs that you do unless God is with Him” (Jn. 3:2). Jesus was the best blessing that ever happened to all those whose lives He touched.
Gen. 39:7-12a “ And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph, and said, Lie with me! But he refused, and said to his master's wife, Behold, my master takes cognizance of nothing with me: what is in the house, and all that he has, he has given into my hand. There is none greater in this house than I; neither has he withheld anything from me but thee, because thou art his wife; and how should I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? And it came to pass as she spoke to Joseph day by day and he hearkened not to her, to lie with her and to be with her, that on a certain day he went into the house to do his business, and there was none of the men of the house there in the house. Then she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me! ” The lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. Not just once, but for days Faced circumstances where it may have seemed harmless The 2 nd coat which caused him trouble, but through no fault of his own.
Hebrews 4:15 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” Matthew 4:1-11 – Jesus Temptation The lust of the eyes: worship me and get the kingdoms of this world the lust of the flesh: command these stones to become bread the pride of life: tempt God by jumping from the temple pinnacle Jesus was tempted from without, but could not be tempted from within, because in Him there is no sin.
Gen. 39:12b “... and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. ” Joseph had strong reasons to resist temptation: His mater trusted him (vs. 8) He had an esteemed position (vs. 9a) The woman was married to his master (vs. 9b) It would be sin against not just Potiphar, but God! (vs. 9b) Paul reminds us in 1 Thess. 5:22 to flee every appearance of evil.
1 John 3:5 “ And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Jesus had strong reasons to resist temptation: His faithfulness and obedience to God required it To yield would be to sin, and would show him to be unholy, disqualifying Him from the very purpose for which He came into the world. To be the Savior of sinners. It would have discredited the Word of God and the prophecies concerning His sinless humanity. 2 Corinthians 5:21 – “For He made Him who knew no sin, to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Gen. 39:13-20 “And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, that she called unto the men of her house, and spoke unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice: And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out. And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home. And she spoke unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me: And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out. And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled. And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.” Falsely accused Innocently punished
1 Pet. 2:19-21 “For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.” No one ever suffered more than our beloved Lord, let alone suffered righteously. He was falsely accused, and innocently punished a thousand times worse.
Gen. 40:1-4 “And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt. And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. And the captain of the life- guard appointed Joseph to them, that he should attend on them. And they were several days in custody. ” Punished with two criminals 1 was unjustly punished Treated unjustly though likely it was known he was innocent!
Lk. 23:32,40-41 “Now two others also, malefactors, were led with him to be put to death.” “Dost thou too not fear God, thou that art under the same judgment?...and we indeed justly, for we receive the just recompense of what we have done; but this man has done nothing wrong.” Isaiah 53:12 “...because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” Punished with two criminals Only 1 was unjustly punished Treated unjustly though likely it was known he was innocent!
Gen. 40:8,12-13, “And they said to him, We have dreamt a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me your dreams, I pray you.” “And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days. In yet three days will Pharaoh lift up thy head and restore thee to thy place, and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his cup-bearer...” “...And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation of it: the three baskets are three days. In yet three days will Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and hang thee on a tree; and the birds will eat thy flesh from off thee.” Received accurate interpreting power from God Gave credit to God God used him to reveal the future
Mark 8:31 “And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.” Jn. 17:4 “I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.” Received accurate interpreting power from God Gave credit to God God in flesh foretold the future
Gen. 40:14 “ But remember me when it is well with you, and please show kindness to me; make mention of me to Pharaoh, and get me out of this house.” A fair request, considering what he did for them To oblige would be the least they could do Occupations seem more than a coincidence Butler (wine taster) Baker (bread maker)
Luke 22:17&19 “And having received a cup, when he had given thanks he said, Take this and divide it among yourselves. And having taken bread, when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.” A fair request, considering what He has done for us To oblige would be the least that we can do Taking the emblems isn’t our occupation, but our expression of obedience and worship. Bread – His body, broken and torn Cup – His blood, flowed freely to cleanse all our sin
The Palmists Reflections on Joseph
Psalm 105:18 “ Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron ” Psalm 105:19a “Until the time that his word came...” Psalm 105:19b “... the word of the LORD tried him.”
John 20:25 “ Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails... ” (likely made of iron, but they were much more than fetters!) John 7:30 “Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.” Hebrews 4:15b “... was in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.”
Joseph Before Pharaoh and His Rise to Power
Gen. 41:16 “And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.” Gen. 41:33-39 “And now let Pharaoh look himself out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. Let Pharaoh do this : let him appoint overseers over the land, and take the fifth part of the land of Egypt during the seven years of plenty, and let them gather all the food of these coming good years, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, for food in the cities, and keep it. And let the food be as store for the land for the seven years of famine, which will be in the land of Egypt, that the land perish not through the famine. And the word was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his bondmen. And Pharaoh said to his bondmen, Shall we find one as this, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Since God has made all this known to thee, there is none so discreet and wise as thou.” Gave discrete and wise counsel Gave honor to the Lord again
Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name is called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.” Romans 11:34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counsellor?” Psalm 16:7-8 “I will bless Jehovah, who giveth me counsel; even in the nights my reins instruct me. I have set Jehovah continually before me”
Gen. 41:38-39 “And Pharaoh said to his bondmen, Shall we find one as this, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Since God has made all this known to thee, there is none so discreet and wise as thou. Joseph’s life was clearly influenced by the Spirit of God Even the pagans could see his testimony as with Daniel
Luke 4:18 “ “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” Jesus as God’s Son when He took on humanity had always upon Himself the Spirit of God Here He quoted Isaiah’s prophecy applying it to Himself as the Spirit of God personified.
Gen. 41:40-45 “Thou shalt be over my house, and according to thy commandment shall all my people regulate themselves; only concerning the throne will I be greater than thou. And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in clothes of fine linen, and put a gold chain on his neck. And he caused him to ride in the second chariot that he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee! and he set him over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh; and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah, and gave him as wife Asnath the daughter of Potipherah the priest in On. And Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.” From the pit to the palace Authority Royalty Distinguished Honor Lord over all Egypt!
Eph. 1:20-23 “In which he wrought in the Christ in raising him from among the dead, and he set him down at his right hand in the heavenlies, above every principality, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in that to come; and has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the assembly, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all” From the tomb to the throne Time’s Noblest Name All glory, honor, power for all time Lord over all the universe!
Gen. 41:43 “ And he caused him to ride in the second chariot that he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee! and he set him over all the land of Egypt.”
Gen. 41:43 “ And he caused him to ride in the second chariot that he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee! and he set him over all the land of Egypt.” Phil. 2:10-11 “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth” Note of Application (Psalm 95:6): “Come let us worship and bow down!”
Gen. 41:46 “ And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.”
Gen. 41:46 “ And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.” Luke 3:23 “ Jesus began [His ministry] at about 30 years of age.” Note of application (Is. 46:4, 1 Tim. 4:12): “ Even to your old age and gray hairs... ” & “Let no one despise your youth...”
Gen. 41:51-52 “And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house. And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction. Manasseh means “forgetting” Ephraim means “fruitfulness” The Lord blessed Joseph by helping him forget his troubles, sorrows and the wrongs done against him, causing him to be fruitful instead.
Heb. 8:12 “ For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” John 15:4 “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.” Note of application (Jn. 12:24): “If it dies, it bringth forth much fruit!”
Gen. 41:54 “ And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.”
Gen. 41:54 “ And the seven years of famine began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.” Notice the comparison of the timelines! Joseph’s TimeYet to Come 7 Years Plenty (get ready)Church Age - get ready! (Rev. 19:7, Jn. 6) Joseph gets Gentile BridePre-Trib. Rapture of Bride of Christ! (1 Thes. 4:17) 7 years of Famine7 Years of Tribulation (Dan. 9:27) Joseph made known to brethren Christ 2 nd Advent (Lk. 21:27) Joseph cares for bros. in Goshen Messiah cares for His own for 1000 years (Rev. 20)
Gen. 41:55 “And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.”
Gen. 41:55 “And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.” John 3:2 “ He came to Jesus at night...” Note of application (John. 2:5): “Whatever He says to you, do it!”
Gen. 41:55-57 “ And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do. And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt. And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.” Joseph had the only life-sustaining bread!
John 6:35 “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” Note of application (Matt. 4:4): “ Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”
Joseph’s Brothers Come to Egypt
Gen. 42:8 “ And Joseph knew his brethren, but they did not know him.”
Gen. 42:8 “ And Joseph knew his brethren, but they did not know him.” Joh 21:4 “And early morn already breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; the disciples however did not know that it was Jesus.” Note of application (1 Cor. 2:2): “ For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”
Gen. 42:22 “ And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required of us.”
Gen. 42:22 “ And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required of us.” Matt. 27:25 “His blood be on us and on our children!” Note of application (Zech. 12:10) “ They will look on Him whom they pierced... and weep for Him.”
Gen. 42:22 “ And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.”
Gen. 42:22 “ And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.” Mark 2:8 “And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?” Note of application (Ps. 69:5) “ O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from Thee.”
Gen. 43:15-16 “And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon.”
Gen. 43:15-16 “And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon.” Rev. 19:9 “And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.” Note of application (Rev. 19:7): “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.”
Gen. 43:26 “ And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.”
Gen. 43:26 “ And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.” 1/3 of Scripture! This event anticipates the time when a remnant of Israel will acknowledge the Lord Jesus to be their Messiah-Savior. Note of application (1 Thess. 5:20): “ Do not lightly esteem prophecies.”
Gen. 43:30 “ Joseph hurried out for he was deeply stirred over his brother, and he sought a place to weep; and he entered his chamber and wept there.”
Gen. 43:30 “ Joseph hurried out for he was deeply stirred over his brother, and he sought a place to weep; and he entered his chamber and wept there.” Jn. 11:35 “Jesus wept.” Note of application (2 Tim. 1:4): “... earnestly desiring to see thee, remembering thy tears, that I may be filled with joy.”
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20