Joseph Is Revealed

Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. Genesis 45:1-2

Joseph couldn’t wait any longer, he finally revealed himself to his brothers. He was so overtaken with emotion that be broke down crying so loudly that everyone heard him. Imagine the rush of emotions going through everyones minds. Everyone thought Joseph was dead and now hes standing before them the ruler over Egypt

Do you see the shadows of Christ here? Jesus who many thought was a blasphemer and false prophet, eventually Risen and stood before them as the Messiah, the Son of God. Imagine the shock for the hundreds who saw Jesus after the resurrection

And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence. Genesis 45:3

Notice it says they were troubled by the presence of Joseph. Why? Because here is there brother, they sold into slavery, they told their father he was killed, they figured he was probably dead by now also. Now they have to confront their sins as Joseph stands right before them. Not only that, they are now bowing to Joseph as ruler over them, just as he prophesied as a young boy

Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. Genesis 45:5

Notice Josephs response to his brothers, he told his brothers not to grieve over what they did to him because God saved them through this tragedy. Do you see the foreshadows of Christ and the cross? Even while Jesus was dying on the cross he said “Father Forgive them for they know not what they do”(Luke 23:34)

The sins that put Christ on the cross actually saved us from our sins!

And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. Genesis 45:18

Because of what Joseph did for his brothers and he found favor in the eyes of the Pharaoh, Israel will now be giving the best land. Compare that to what Jesus did for us, because Christ redeemed us and was exalted at the right hand of God, we can inherit the New Heavens and Earth!

And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob’s heart fainted, for he believed them not. Genesis 45:26

When Jacob was told that Joseph is alive, he originally didn’t believe them. Compare that to when the disciples told everyone that “Jesus Is Risen”, still many don’t believe even today! And they also noted that Joseph is ruler over all of Egypt, compared to Christ the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

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