The Family Altar
21 How Joseph was a perfect type of Christ. How Moses was a type of Christ. Moses the law-giver, the priest…How that Joseph was the prince of prosperity. Everything he did prospered. When he was here on the earth, put him in the dungeon, everything prospered, put him in Pharaoh’s place, everything prospered. Wherever he went, he was the prince of prosperity.
And when He comes again in His glory, the desert shall blossom as a rose, and we’ll have no more deserts; and everything will prosper in the great Millennium when the prince of prosperity arrives. How wonderful.
Notice how that Joseph was loved of his father, hated of his brethren, sold for almost thirty pieces of silver, throwed into a pit to be dead, taken up, and set at the right hand of the greatest commercial city in the world. No man could come to Pharaoh only through Joseph.
Jesus sold for thirty pieces of silver by His brethren and was taken up, setting at the right hand of God, and no man can come to the Father except by the Son.
22 And when Joseph went forth, there was a proclamation signed, brothers went before saying, “Bow the knee; Joseph is coming.” Oh, every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess the Lord Jesus Christ. Whether you do it now or your works go on before you, whatever it is. Someday, you’ve got to bow the knee to the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Notice it, how beautiful. How that in Moses, the law-giver, how that he was both a priest and a law-giver. And how he led the people. That was God in Joseph; that was God in Moses.
Look at David when he was dethroned and rejected in his city, and he climbed out up the Mount of Olives, and rejected by his own son. And his people had turned him down. And as he went up the hill, he went up weeping, looking back over Jerusalem, weeping. What was it? It was the Spirit of Christ in him.
When the Son of David came, some eight hundred years later, he set on the same hill, rejected of His own, and wept over Jerusalem and said, “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how oft would I have have hovered you as a hen covers her chicks, and you would not.”
All the Old Testament just a foreshadow of the New Testament, the things to come.
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Rev. William Marrion Branham