Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Joseph: a prophetic picture of Jesus

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The Word for today:  Genesis 38, 39
There is no one in the entire Old Testament who is more closely a type of the Lord Jesus Christ than is Joseph.
(A type of Christ in scripture is a prophetic picture of the Christ to come--or a prophetic picture of the conditions of his coming kingdom.)
There is so much resemblance between Joseph and Jesus that we've constructed a chart which will alert you to some of these parallels.   As you read, be on the lookout for these remarkable prophetic illustrations of Jesus!

Joseph—a type of Christ:

Joseph              Parallels                                         Jesus
37:2       A shepherd of his father’s sheep           John 10:11, 27-29
37:3       His father loved him dearly                      Matt. 3:17
37:4       Hated  by his brothers                              John 7:4,5
37: 13,14     Sent by father to seek his brothers   Heb. 2:11
37:20      Others plotted to harm him                      John 11:53
37:23       Robes taken from them                            John 19:23,24
37:26       Taken to Egypt                                         Matt. 2:14,15
37:28       Sold, by his own, for the price of a slave    Matt. 26:15
39:7         Tempted                                                      Matt. 4:1
39:16-18  Falsely accused                                         Matt 26:59-60 
39:20       Bound in chains                                         Matt. 27:2
40:2,3      Placed with two other prisoners (one saved, one lost)   Luke 23:32
41:41       Exalted after suffering                                Philemon 2: 9-11
41:46       30 years old at beginning of public recognition      Luke 3:23
42:24; 45:2,14,15; 46:29    Both wept                         John 11:35
45:1-15    Forgave those who wronged them           Luke 23:34
45:7          Saved their nation                                       Matt. 1:21
50:20        What men did to hurt them, God turned to good  1 Cor. 2:7,8
*Miraculous births; 
*Coat of many colors set him apart--Christ separate from sinners; 
*Joseph ruled over brethren;
*Christ presented Himself as Messiah and was ridiculed; 
*Both raised out of the pit (grave); 
*Both mocked; 
*Delivered to the Gentiles; 
*“Numbered with the transgressors;” 
*Seemingly died (or so his father thought) and was “brought to life” again as a triumphant king instead of a suffering servant. 
*Both had Gentile “brides.”


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