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Genesis 39-41:16

I’m not sure if my brain is functioning so early this morning, and maybe I’m hallucinating, but again I’m seeing something in the text that I have certainly read but never seen before, which ties into the admonishment in the Book of Isaiah Jesus refers to in today’s New Testament reading:
He said, "Go and tell these people: 'Listen continually, but don't understand! Look continually, but don't perceive!' Make the hearts of these people calloused; make their ears deaf and their eyes blind! Otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, their hearts might understand and they might repent and be healed."
(Isaiah 6:9-10 NET.)

Joseph’s story is a picture of the world of the believer and the traps and temptations that God’s people faced before Messiah and after Messiah. This story also points to the coming salvation of God’s people, Israel and spiritual Israel, the church, and toward the Hope of the world, Jesus Christ (I think what I just said is redundant). One of these illustrations is the suffering servant, for doing right (righteous) and dealing in truth, Joseph is taunted by sin and then sin’s lies has him imprisoned. Jesus came to deal with our sin and paid the price by hanging on a tree, going down into the prison of death, the grave, he conquered it and sin, then rose from the grave. Joseph rose up from his death in the prison.

The number seven, seven cows, seven heads of wheat, represents the fullness of time, when the time was right Jacob showed up to interpret the dream and that interpretation, born of God, would deliver the people from the death of lack of bread. One of Jesus’ name is the Bread of Life.

But when the proper time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born subject to [the regulations of] the Law,
(Galatians 4:4 AMP)

Everything in this narrative relates to Jesus Christ, everything. As we read though the Old Testament, we will see types and shadows of the things to come (for those who are new to reading through the Bible that are alluded to in these couple of chapters. We will read about the sacrifice system (cows) God places in the Temple, we will read about the fruit of the Vine (New Wine-in the New Testament) and the “grain” offering that is given allusion to with Pharaoh’s cup bearer (wine) and his baker (his bread contains yeast, which represents the world’s sin).

All of this stuff may have been written about in commentaries, but I’ve said this before and I’ll probably repeat it often, “Revelation is not revelation until it is revelation to you.”

I am so excited that I can hardly sit still long enough to finish typing this out so again,

Grace and peace,

Matthew 12:48-50

48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

I don't mean to stir up religious debates, but Matthew 12:48-50 clearly stated that Mother Mary had no spiritual privilege. Jesus clearly stated that 'whoever does the will of my (his) Father in heaven is my (his) brother and sister and mother'.

Mike, I do believe that praying for your work establishment and keeping the Faith, the real unadulterated Word of the Living God does have amazing results. Sometimes the things at my work even though there are alot of faith believers at my work, I believe that "the prayer of the righteous does availeth much." There is a few at my work that are very established and know the Word without wavering or shaking in their faith. They know that the Word never lies and that when backed up by the Word of God, it has to come to pass..I believe because of that it turns situations around. This year has been the first year they have had a waiting list in the Kindergarten room, this year has been the first in at least three years where the numbers of enrollment have went up. This year after losing 16 graduates (seniors) and 8 others leaving a school of only (70) we have had a 10-15% increase in enrollment. I believe it is because of the faithful putting their faith into action!

My favorite verse today is in Psalms 17:8 Keep me the apple of your eye! Lord I think that is the prayer (for me at least) to have me as the apple of your eye, is amazing and wonderful and incredible.

Be Blessed!

I would like to know what happen to the Audio feed. I really like to open my bible and follow along with the person reading.This hepls me in my pronunciation of certain words.

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