|Posted on March 26, 2019 at 6:55 AM|
Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)
God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible
Joseph ~ Genesis
God’s Purpose for Joseph
This young lad was given dreams about the future that he did not understand. Years later God was going use him to deliver his family from famine. But there would be some obstacles and challenges that he would face before God’s purpose was fulfilled.
There was no warning given to Joseph, but his brothers were jealous because he was Jacob’s favorite first son that was born to his wife Rachel, whom he loved dearly. God gave Joseph dreams and when he told his father and his brothers about the dreams, the brothers were infuriated, and they hated him more. Because of the context of the dream, Joseph’s brothers asked him if he was going to reign over them. None of them, including Joseph understood the dreams. However, the dreams would be manifested years later (Genesis, chapter 37).
Joseph’s brothers plotted to kill him, but one brother did not want that to happen. So, they saw some Midianite merchants and sold him to the Ishmaelites (Genesis 37:28.). When they took Joseph to Egypt, he was sold to Potiphar who was an officer of Pharaoh the king (Genesis 37:36).
Joseph was a type of Christ who suffered for something he was not guilty of. Joseph was betrayed by his brothers and sold to the Midianites for twenty pieces of silver (Genesis 37:18-36); Jesus was betrayed by Judas and sold for thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16).
Although God gave Joseph favor in Potiphar’s house, Joseph was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife and he ended up in prison (Genesis, chapter 39); Jesus was falsely accused (Matthew 27:11-12).
Joseph was later released and rose to the second most powerful person next to the Pharaoh (Genesis 41:14-44); Jesus was buried underground for three days and three nights (1 Corinthians 15:4), He rose with all power (Matthew 28:18, Revelation 1:8, 18.) and is now seated on the right hand of God, the Father (Hebrews 1:3).
Joseph forgave his brothers (Genesis 50:19-21); Jesus asked the Father to forgive us (Luke 23:34). A bad thing turned good.
As was stated earlier, Joseph did not cause these things to happen to him; this was God’s plan for Joseph’s family to be free from a land where there was a famine (Genesis 47:27).
Jesus came into the world (symbolic of Egypt) to save sinners from their lost state (John 3:16, 1 Timothy 1:15). Joseph was a type of Christ who set his people free; that’s Good News!!!
Next: Moses ~ Exodus
Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG