Again, I’ve got to give props to Tony Robinson for pointing this out. What I’m writing about takes place during the famine in Egypt. (Genesis 47:13-27) I’ll list some events below; see if they remind you of anything.
- All the money of the people (from the lands of Egypt and Canaan) was given to Joseph to pay for food. Joseph then gave the money to Pharoah.
- All the livestock of Egypt was sold to Joseph for food. Joseph then gave the livestock to Pharoah.
- All the land in Egypt was sold to Joseph for food. Joseph then gave the land to Pharoah. (The land of the priests was exempt)
- Joseph resettled the entire nation of Egypt.
- Joseph obtained the people of Egypt as serfs for Pharoah.
- The people of Egypt are thankful to Joseph for saving their lives and they willingly give their lives in service to Pharoah.
Do you see any theme that is consistent throughout Joseph’s actions? That’s right! All of his actions are directed towards service to Pharoah. Anything he acquires, he gives to the person in authority over him – Pharoah. Do you see it? Pharoah is a ‘type’ of Yahweh in that he was the supreme authority over Egypt,and Joseph. Joseph is second in command next to Pharoah, is Pharoah’s faithful servant, and gives all he has to the king. Yeshua is second in command to the Father, sits at His right hand, yet is under His authority.
Resettling the nation. Can you think of another instance where Yahweh’s children will be resettled? That’s right – the New Jerusalem!
The people are willing to give up their lives and become Pharoahs’ servants because Joseph, Pharoah’s second in command, preserved their lives from famine. Does this theme of preserving life sound familiar? Do we not willingly give our lives to Yahweh because Yeshua has preserved ours?
This just amazes me how Yahweh reveals Himself through historical events in the Torah! Who says the bible isn’t Divinely inspired?!!