Prophetic Typology:

Joseph: A Type of Christ

Pastor Longinus Ekeh, February 1, 2016 07:00MST.

Joseph was the beloved of his father; Jesus is the beloved of the Father.

Joseph was hated by his brothers; Jesus was hated by His brothers (fellow Jews).

Joseph was sold by his brothers to slave traders, who took him to Egypt, and there he was resold to the general;
Jesus was sold by His disciple (Judas) into the hands of sinners.

Joseph was taken to Egypt; Jesus was taken to Egypt.

Joseph was falsely accused by the wife of Potiphar; Jesus was falsely accused by the religious leaders.

In the prison Joseph interpreted the dream of the baker and the butler. One was saved and the other was killed; even so Jesus had two thieves on the cross with him, one was saved and the other was damned for not believing in Him.

When Joseph was blessing his sons (Ephraim and Manasseh) he crossed his hands such that the blessing of the first born came on the younger son (Ephraim) and said that God crossed his hands; similarly, Jesus through the cross (typical of crossing of hands) transferred the blessing of the Jews (salvation and heirs of the Kingdom) to the Gentiles.

When Joseph left the prison he was exalted such that no one could see the King without him; so also Jesus was exalted after the cross that no one can come to the Father except through Him.

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The economy of Egypt prospered under the administration of Joseph; so shall the economy of the earth prosper under the rulership of Jesus Christ when He rules for 1,000 years.

Everywhere Joseph went they sounded a trumpet to announce his arrival, and every knee bowed when they heard the sound of the trumpet; similarly, Jesus has been exalted that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow.

Joseph was spotless, there was no error found in his life; Jesus is spotless, there is no sin found in Him.

Joseph in Egypt was given a Gentile bride; similarly, Jesus shall pick a Gentile Bride before His return to the Jews.

When Joseph asked for his brethren to appear, his love was set on little Benjamin; similarly, when Jesus appears He will set His eyes on the Jewish remnant.

The Gentile bride was in the palace when Joseph made himself known to his brethren; so also the Gentile Bride will be in the Palace (Marriage Supper of the Lamb) when Jesus reveals Himself to the Jews (the 144,000 Jews).

The scene of Joseph and his brethren is about to be repeated, because Jesus is coming soon.

"But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.” (Matt.24:43-44).

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“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father..." (John 14:12).