|01 -Meaning of his
Joseph = Addition
Gen 41:45 Zaphnath Panaea – Reveler / Savior
||The First Adam was
the great subtractor.
The Second Adam (Jesus) is the great adder (Corn of wheat) John 12:24.
The Ultimate result of death is much fruit John 14:3.
Jesus Revealed his Father’s heart John 1:18
Joseph was a Shepherd “feeding the flock”.
||Christ is the good
shepherd. John 10:11
|03 -His opposition
||Joseph brought to
his father evil reports of his brethren. He was not a tale bearer but the
|04 -His Father’s
||He was 11th in
number but was first born of Rachel the beloved wife of Jacob.
||God the Father gave
his son Jesus a special privilege. Prov. 8:22,30, John 10:17, Math. 3:17,
Phil 2:9.; Math 17:5, Rev 3:21
|05 -His Relation to
his father’s age.
||Joseph was the son
of Jacob’s old age.
||Jesus was the Son of
God’s eternity. From all eternity, He was God’s son. He was not derived.He was eternally begotten. Joh 1:1; Micah 5:2.
|06-His Coat of many
||Coat of many colors
= a garment which was worn as a mark of distinguish
Judges 5:30; II Samuel 13:18.This was Jacob’s object to distinguish
||Christ – Virgin
Birth – Angelic Song – Star – Baptism – Feet Anointed with ointment –
Cross – no other died like Him – 3 hr.
darkness – earth quake -, rent veil – unique – Resurrection.
|07-Hatred of his
||Jacob’s love brought
||Christ – He revealed
His father’s heart and He exposed man’s enmity , Pharisee – hypocrisy
exposed hated Him . (Psalm 2:12).
|08- Joseph was hated
because of His words
I) They hated him because of Jacob’s special love for him.
II)They hated him because of his words.
||Person: John 5:18
Word: Luke 4:28,29.
John 6:41, John 7:7.,John 10:30,31, John 8:40.
|09- Joseph was to
enjoy a remarkable Future
||(Dreams) Note his
father words in Gen. 37:11.
||Is 9:6,7 ; Luke
|10- Joseph foretold
his future (Sovereignty).
||Double Dream –
Gen. 37:7 Field – Earthly
Gen. 37:9 Stars – Heavenly
||Math 26:64 all
|11- Joseph was
envied by his brethren.
||Gen. 37:11 –
||Mark 12:6,7; John
12:18,19; Math 27:17,18.
|12- Joseph sent
forth by his father.
Brethren away from the father.
Jacob sent forth Joseph.
Obeyed, not indifferent.
||I John 4:10 Father’s
will.Heb. 10:7 Son obeyed.
|13- Joseph seeks the
welfare of his brethren.
||Gen. 37:14.”Go I
pray thee, see it be well with thy brethren
||Sent with a definite
objective – seek his brethren. John 1:11;John 3:17.
|14- Joseph was sent
forth from the valley of Hebron.
Hebron means fellowship, communion.
Valley means peacefulness, rest.
||Jesus was sent forth
from Heaven, from the fellowship of Father.
|15- Joseph came to
Shechem means shoulder, burden bearing, suggests service and subjection,Shechem – Gen. 34:25-30, Place of sorrow, sin, evil passions, and blood
shedding (history of earth).
||He took the
servant’s place (Phil 2:6,7)
|16- Joseph now
became a Wanderer in the field
||The field = world,
John 7:53; 8:1.
|17- Joseph seeks
until he finds his brethren.
He did not return to Hebron, Un wearied lover.Joseph went after his
And found them in Dothan.
Dothan = Law or customs.
||Peter cried ‘ spare
thyself’ He would not until it was finished.
The Gospel story, synagogues, streets, Galilee, Samaria, Capernahum etc..
He found them under bondage of the Law. Mark 9:8
|18- Joseph Conspired
Conspiracy “before he drew near unto them”.
||This is what
happened when Jesus was born, Herod.
Same in His ministry (Math. 12:14).
|19- Joseph’s words
||They mocked at Him –
Come down from the cross.
They secured the Sepulcher, sealed, watched.
Even today, do you really believe His words?
John 3; 18, John 3:36.
|20- Joseph is
||Math 27:27,28; John
|21- Joseph is cast
into the pit .
Zech 9:11; Math. 12:40.
|22- Joseph taken out
alive in his body
||Resurrection = Touch
and see Me.
brethren mingle hypocrisy with hatred
|24- Joseph is sold
||Judah made the
Judah – Hebrew , Judas – Greek.
Judas sold Jesus for 30pieces of silver
|25- Joseph’s blood
sprinkled Strained Coat.
||They presented to
his father blood sprinkled coat.
||The blood of Jesus –
the blood of animals – anticipation.
|26- Joseph becomes a
Son = Slave in Egypt.
||Jesus became a
servant John 13:1-17
|27- Joseph was a
|28- Joseph’s master
was well pleased with him
||Is 11:2; John 8:29.
|29- Blessings to
house of Egyptian =
||Jesus Christ is a
blessing to the world.
|30- Goodly Person
Joseph was a goodly person. Not his position but his person.
||SOS 2:3,8 ; S
OS 5:10,11 ; REV. 4:3
|31- Tempted and
Sinned Not Gen. 39:7-12.)
||Compare Gen. 38 and
The unchastely of Judah in 38.
The chastity of Joseph in 39.
Unfaithfulness placed before faithfulness.
Three temptations Gen. 39:7,10,12.
Joseph was not tempted in Canaan but in Egypt by the wife of a Captain.
Joseph resisted Psalm 105:19.
He left his Garment (The pleasure of the world) Gen. 29:12; II Tim. 2:22.
suffered by Jesus were not from his brethren but from Satan.
|32- Joseph was
||No True Charge Math.
|33- Joseph attempted
||No appeal, no
murmuring, He reviled not (Is 53:7).
|34- Joseph was cast
||Jesus unjustly was
||suffered at the
hands of the Gentiles.
||Jesus was suffered
at the hand of Herod and Pilate (Acts 4:26,27).
|36- Joseph, the
Innocent one, suffered Severely.
||Acts 7:9,10; Psalm
||Who can convict me
of sin? Jesus is innocent ,sinless and spotless
|37- Joseph won the
respect of his Jailer
||Jesus – Roman
Centurion (Luke 23:47).
|38- Joseph was
numbered with transgressors
Joseph was not alone butler and baker was with him in prison.
||Jesus was also
crucified and with Him, two thieves.
|39- Joseph was the
means of Blessings to one, Judgment to other.
||Butler was lifted
up. He had the cup in his hand.
Baker means human Labor, no deliverance is for such people.
||Precious blood of
the Lamb through which all will be delivered.
|40- Joseph evidenced
his Knowledge of Future
predictions came true
||So, it is with every
word of God.
|42- Joseph desired
to be Remembered
||“This does in
Remembrance of Me”.
|43- Joseph in due
time delivered from Prison
||Acts 2:24 compare
|44- Joseph was
delivered from Prison by the Hand of God
||Acts 2:24; 2:32;
|45- Joseph is seen
now as the Revealed of Secrets
||John 17:8; 8:28;
|46- Joseph Warned
Danger and Urged to make Preparations.
||Joseph warned of a
coming danger and urged his hearers to make suitable provision to meet it.
||Jesus has gone to
prepare a place but asked us to WATCH and PRAY.
|47- Joseph next
appeared as the Wonderful Counselor.
|48- Joseph’s Counsel
was commended by Pharaoh and his officers
13:54; John 7:46.
|49- Joseph is
exalted and Set over all Egypt
||I Peter 3:22.
|50- Joseph is
exalted and Set over all Egypt
||He rules over the
He is seated on His Father’s throne.
|51- Joseph was
exalted to the Throne because of His Personal Worth.
||Joseph was given his
place of exaltation in Egypt because of is personal worth and actual
service rendered by him in Egypt.
|52- Joseph was
invested with INSIGNIA
||Acts 5:31; Heb 2:9;
Authority and Glory are publicly Owned
Have you recognized the exalted dignity of Christ (Phil 2:10)?
|54- Joseph received
from Pharaoh a new name (SAVIOUR) .
This name He bore while on earth but it was held as a pledge and promise(Math. 1:21).God Exalted Him (Acts 5:31).
|55- Joseph has a
wife given to him
Joseph was having a wife before his age is mentioned.
Asneth – Gentile-Church.
Joseph + Asneth = Ephraim Manasseh=Children=fruitfulness.
Ephraim means Stranger, Manasseh means Forgetfulness.
How could Asenath the Egyptian marry Joseph?
It was after Israel was redeemed they became Separated from all nations.
Asenath was daughter of priest and must be some thing before the Lord.
Two Sons = Two Kingdoms.
||You have to
carefully notice the order.
Jesus’ age = Joseph’s age.
Jesus was mentioned before beginning his ministry. “Behold the Lamb of
Without the Lamb, sins can’t be removed. The orders of verses in the Bible
are very important.
Wife is mentioned in 45 but Joseph’s age is mentioned in 46. Wife is
mentioned before his ministry.
God has chosen us before the Begging of the world.
In the beginning the church was Jewish in nature but than Gentiles were
We were strangers to the Kingdom of God and now we became one family.
marriage was arranged by Pharaoh.
|57- Joseph was 30
yr. old when he began his life’s work
||Jesus was there in
temple at 12 but He started His ministry when He was 30 yr. Old.
|58- went from the
presence of Pharaoh.
Here we don’t see Pharaoh’s nature but as a figure head as a King only.
The voice of Father came and Jesus started His ministry. We have to die
and be raised than our ministry will be fruitful and we can serve in the
Power of the Holy Spirit.
|59- Active Service
Joseph went to all the land of Egypt.He did not remain in his palace but
worked for Pharaoh.
||Math. 4:22; 9:35.
You have to go everywhere not with in a certain group or denomination.
Exaltation was followed by a season of plenty
||II Corinthians 6:2.
= Our dispensation of Grace.
The present dispensation is by far the longest. What a period of Grace.
How few were saved from Abel to the Flood!
How few were saved during the times of Patriarch!
How few among Israel from the days of Joshua!
How few during the ministry of Christ!
But 120 in the upper room.
The earth is now bringing fruit in abundance (Joel 12:24) much fruit.
Exaltation was also followed by a period of famine).
Prosperity was only in Egypt (only in some places the God is worshipped in
spirit and truth).Famine all over the
||Just as the 7 yr. a
complete period points to Grace so the 7 yr. of famine look to that which
shall follow Rom 11:25, Tribulation, Jacob’s trouble.
Daniel 12:1; Mk 13:19,20.
In Anti Christ’s time all over the world will be under his control.
Amos 8:11,12; Rev.3: 10; Is 55:6.
There are two types of Famine.
Literal Famine and Spiritual Famine.
What will one do when the Holy Spirit will depart from this world?Famine
in word means there will be no word of God.
|62- Joseph is seen
dispensing bread to the perishing world
||This rejected should
be the only Savior of the World.
Jesus is the Passport to the Favor of God.
His brothers rejected him. Rom. 11:11 When Paul wrote this verse he was
having the type in his minds. You have to keep types in your mind.
|63- Joseph alone
dispensed the bread of life (Gen. 41:55).
||Joseph was the
appointed Savior, whosoever hungry goes to Joseph.
||Acts 4:12; Math
We can’t go into the presence of Father directly we have to come to Jesus.
Mary told the people in Cana “Do what He Says”.
|64- Joseph became a
Savior to all People (Gen. 41:57).
||Joseph gave to
everyone alike, No distinction. .
||Salvation is the
gift from God
|65- Joseph had
illimitable (Gen. 41:49).
||Joseph was having
limit less resources to meet the need of all.
||Eph 1:7; 2:7; 2:4; I
peter 1:3; Eph 3:8; Col. 2:9; Rom. 10:12.
There is infinite value in that precious blood, infinite power In Jesus.
brothers are driven out of their Land
||Danger of dying =
journey to Egypt = Roman Emperor Titus drove them out of their land in
Israel rejected Jesus and they were driven out.
|67- Joseph was
unknown and unrecognized by his brethren .
Joseph had been exalted but Jacob knew it not. All the years he was
thinking Joseph was dead.
||This is true about
Israel they don’t know the exaltation of Jesus. He is exalted to the right
hand of the Father and they still don’t know.
|68- Joseph however
saw and knew his brethren .
||Joseph Saw his
brethren, his eyes were open to them even they knew him not.Jer. 16:7;
|69- Joseph punished
his brethren .
||Why the Jews are
suffering (Hosea 9:17).
They rejected Messiah Math. 23:38,39, 35,26.
|70- Joseph made know
to them a way of deliverance through substitution.
||On the 3rd day he
cause Simeon to be bound in the place of his brethren that by this means
they may all be delivered in the 3rd day.
Third day is the day of resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Jesus’ case is more superior He released Himself and also us from the
bondage of death on the 3rd day.
|71- Joseph made
provisions for the Brethren while they were in strange land.
on his brethren were tempered to mercy. He ministered their need.
Jer. 30:11; Ezek 11:16.
|72- Joseph was made
known to his brethren at the Second Time
First time they did not know him
Joshua & Israel-Spy-no. Num. 13.
David – I Sam. 17:17-18,28.
Later they owned him as their King.
will come for the Second time Israel will accept Him.
brethren confess their guilt in the sight of God
||Ezek 20:42; 42;
Hosea 5:15; Acts 3; 19,20.
God’s word is so rich.
brethren were also, at first troubled in his presence
|75- Joseph Acts with
his brethren in marvelous Grace
||Zech. 13:1; Is.
|76- Joseph was
revealed as Man of Compassion
||Gen. 45:1-2 , 7
times we read of Joseph weeping (perfection).
Gen. 42:24, 43:30; 45:1-2; 45:15; 46:29; 50:1; 50:15-17.
|77- Joseph revealed
himself to Judah & his brethren before he was made known to the rest of
||Judah was their
spokesman. He sold Joseph to Ishmaelite.
brothers go forth proclaiming his glory
||Is 66:19; Micah 5:7.
Gentiles will not preach in millennium but Jews are the future
God’s work will not stop after the rapture of the Church. The Jews are
having very bright future but first they have to undergo tribulation.
|79- Joseph makes
ready his Chariot and goes forth to meet Jacob
reveals himself in splendor and kingliness to his people. He meets Judah
in Goshen. First, he meets his father, then household of Jacob.
||The coming of Christ
in Glory. Is 66:15.
|80- Joseph settles
his brethren in a land of their own
||Goshen was the best
part of Egypt. So Palestine, the best land in Millennium Israel shall
possess. Of course, there will be Geographical changes in the world before
that. Now they can’t settle in anyway.
brethren prostrate themselves before him as the Representative of God.
realized the Dream.
brethren dwelt in a land where was no corn.
||Nothing to sustain,
brethren wished to pay for what they received
||(Gen. 42:3).The word
“buy” occurs no less than 5 times in this chapter. They thought of
||Natural man in his
mind never reaches to the level of receiving a Gift from God.
brethren assume a self-righteous attitude as they come before the Lord of
||It is thus God
begins His work to the sinner. He wounds before. He heals, conviction,
condemn, sinner reacts, denies, He is self-righteous.
We are true men-boasts.
brethren were carry into prison for 3 day
||God thus deals to
the lost. The sinner must be made to realize what is his past de. He must
be taught that he deserves nothing but punishment. He must be shown in the
place of condemn & shame. He must be abused before exalted.
brethren were now sinners in their conscience
They said to one another-not before God.
||Not yet taken the
place of a lost sinner before God.
|87- Joseph makes it
known that deliverance is by Grace
||The bread of life
can’t be purchased it must be accepted as a free gift.
brethren soon had their superficial peace disturbed .
||God will not allow
the awakened Soul to rest (43:1,2). Hunger of the Soul is the most acute.
brethren continue to manifest a legal Spirit
Double money redoubles his efforts to please God.
How literal men knew Joseph-Governor.
||Christ is the one
who spread the feast. Luke 14:17-provider.The sinner is the receiver.
brethren are now made happy again
||Not yet right
relationship been established, nevertheless they could be “merry”- God’s
saving work goes much deeper than emotions.
|91- Joseph is
detailed. To bring his brethren out into the light. .
||No fellowship until
the wrong had been righted. He is Holy & sinless our sins must be
confessed and put away before we can reconcile to Him.
brethren, At last, take their true place before God (Gen. 44:4).
||“true men” this is
the design of the Spirit’s work.
|93- Joseph made
himself known to his brethren.
||“Then” None must
come between the needy soul & the Redeemer. Away ye
priests-ritualistic-human interferes, let every man go out.
|94- Joseph invites
his brethren to come near to him
||All distances are
done away.He desires His redeemed to be near to Him
|95- Joseph tells his
brethren of full provision made for them
||What is in the heart
of blessed Savior? . He promises to sustain them.
|96- Joseph gives
proof that he is fully reconciled to his brethren
The kiss taken- they were forgiven.It
speaks of Love-Prodigal-Notice.
It was Joseph who kissed them-Prodigal’s father kissed him.
||God Always takes the
initiative at every point.”After his
brethren talked to him” Their fears were gone (fellowship).
|97- Joseph’s joy was
shared by others
||Luke 15. Joy in the
presence of God.
brethren now go forth seeking others
|99- Joseph gives a
word of admonition a they go forth
||The flesh is still
in us you have to crucify your self. (II Tim. 2:24).
Don’t fall out by the ways. Our business is to repeat His words.