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Types of Christ in The Old Covenant: Joseph Pt 2

Joseph Reveals Himself To His Brothers


Gen 42:3 So Josephs ten brothers went down to buy grain in Egypt. (NKJV)

When Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt to buy corn for food, although Joseph recognised his brothers, they did not recognise him!

 This is a type (prophetic picture) of The Lord Jesus Christ. When He came the first time for the Jewish people, they not only didn’t recognise Him, they crucified Him.

 Jn 1:11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. (NKJV)

 It was the second time the brothers went down to Egypt that they recognised Him. Not because ‘they‘ recognised Him, but because He revealed Himself to them.

 When Jesus comes again the second time, the Jewish people will recognise Him as their Messiah, not because ‘they‘ will recognise Him, but because He, will reveal Himself to them!

 On the third day after the death of Jesus! two of His disciples were walking along the road to the town of Emmaus discussing the events of Jesus death. They were distressed at what had taken place. Suddenly Jesus drew near and walked beside them

 Lk 24:16 Jesus came up and walked along with them. But they were not able to recognise who he was. (MSG)

 It was only when He revealed Himself to them did they recognise Him.

 When you and I realised our need of Christ to be our Saviour, Christ revealed Himself to us and we invited Him to come into our lives.

 Now we know Christ as Saviour, He no longer needs reveal Himself to us.

 BUT When we go through the difficulties, pressures and testings of life, we can allow the pain of those things to cause us to lose sight of Him.

 He is there with us in the midst of our problems but He becomes obscured by the pain so that we don’t recognise Him!

 Why is Jesus obscured by our pain? It’s because pain forces our mind to think of nothing else except what is happening to us. The pain crowds out all other thoughts, hence we crowd out Jesus too!

 Is this you today. Are you in emotional, physical or spiritual pain. Have you crowded Jesus out of your life.

 Be encouraged! Jesus says to you and I today: I will never leave you, never abandon you (Heb 13:5 NET).

 All we need do is recognise Him in the midst of our pain, and invite Him in to help us, and He will.

 Isa 43:1-3 Now, this is what the Lord says, the one who created you: “Don’t be afraid, for I will protect you. I call you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I am with you; when you pass through the streams, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not harm you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your deliverer. (NET)

 There are times when Jesus delivers us from the testings of life, but that is the exception not the rule.

 The rule is that Jesus wants to deliver us in the testings! He wants us to come to know Him in the midst of what we are going through.

 It’s here that intimacy, relationship and maturity take place between Saviour and saved.

 Meditation Point: Prayer – “Holy Spirit, remind me in the pain to turn to Jesus and look to Him to deliver me, not from, but in the tests of life.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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