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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,
Ramona

yes i love your revelation knowledge you give Ramona. Thanks for all your encouragement and making the Word more revealing and not as foggy.. lol . love it

Comments and QOTD: You asked Mike if God still intervenes at the work place and has people and places blessed because of your faith..(rewording ) I truly believe God does bless the workplace and intervenes to bless the place in regards to your faith. I know when you do the will of the Father, you are obedient, humble, a light and seek to be a helper. I have been told that I have superb qualities as the work flows easier because I get things done. I know God is doing it through me.

Gen 39:1-41:16
I love the life of Joseph-his attitude, him humble and meekness. This is a child that came from Jacob(Israel) a sneak at one time and most of his life, and a mom-who fought over status with her sister most of her life over trying to up another and steal household gods from the home of Laban.
Joseph's attitude and behavior was a representation of Christ-He walked faithfully all his life with the Lord. The Lord was with Joseph and rather he was in Potiphars house, prison, or wherever God was with him. I love that he kept the faith.
Matthew 12:46-13:23
First part of this section on Jesus, I think of a sermon I listened to my Pastor Jesse Duplantis called "The Insanity of Jesus",-most didn't understand what Jesus was saying, he spoke in parables to help most common people understand when His literal mom was @ the place outside when Jesus was preaching to the people told him, she needed to speak to Him, he said, "Who are my mother and brothers?" "Then pointing to His disciples, he said, these are my mother, these are my brothers-anyone doing the will of my Father in Heaven is my brothers, my sister and my mother."
Nope, that wasn't confusing at all. Most probably were like what? All of Jesus quotes and words had a spiritual meaning not literal-Like our pastor says: It means what it means not what it says.

Then we read of Jesus preaching and speaking parables beside the lake. He speaks of a farmer planting seeds and 3 different sowers, very shallow roots of a believer, didn't last long, some fell on rock/among thorns and the weeds choked the Word and uprooted it, and some fell on fertile soil.

Jesus knows the hearts and minds of people-Some will hear, won't listen or listen but be immersed with cares of this world and lose their foundation but some will go in fertile soil, how blessed are they who have ears to hear and eyes to see. One day all eyes will be open and all will be revealed.

Psalm 17:1-15

At first David, is frantic speaking to the Lord. He desperately needs justice and help and isn't ashamed to go to the Father and ask for it. He knows He is innocent-he declares it with the Lord and sometimes we get tired when good things happen to bad people and good things happen to bad people. By following the Lord's commands, it has kept David from following cruel evil people-He knows when he prays that the Lord hears-David had a hard time as his children got older and were old enough to reign, he constantly had foes chasing after him to kill him. I love Ps17:14, "the power of your hand, O Lord, destroy those who look to this world for their reward." makes me think of our current state of affairs -so many voted for wrong reasons and don't see the spiritual aspect or biblical Christian world view-Lord-rescue and keep us safe who trust in you.

Prov 3:33-35
The Lord curses the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the upright. I pray I stay upright in all thy ways and surrender fully unto you Lord. Amen

I work in a ministry and I know that God blessed me by getting me the job, even when I know I didn't deserve it. The spirit convicts me when I am not walking in God's will. So I am learning to listen more to the spirit. Pray for me that temptation will not overtake me.

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