The Family Altar
20 ... I look back there, see Joseph, when he was born of his father by—and loved of him, rejected of his brethren. And his father give him a coat with many colors. Seven colors is a—only seven colors, original colors. And this coat went over his little body, just exactly like the rainbow was given over Jesus after His death, burial, and resurrection. When John saw Him He had a rainbow around Him to look upon as jasper and sardius stone, and that was the stones of Ephraim, and or the—of Benjamin and Reuben. And—and how that the—the first and the last…The rainbow around Him, which meant a covenant, the covenant of the Blood, Jesus got—Jesus gave to the Church as a covenant. And the rainbow is always the sign of the covenant.
21 And Joseph then, when he went to see his brothers he was rejected and supposingly to have been killed.
Now, that’s what the Jews did when he came to own, his own received him not. They didn’t like him, why? Because he was a seer, because he was a prophet, because he was more spiritual than the rest of them. And they was going to kill him, and one of them called out and said, “Don’t kill him, he’s our brother.”
But they threw him in a ditch. And then they took him…He was taken up out of the ditch, and was taken to the greatest city in the world at that time in Egypt, and become the right hand man to Pharaoh. Just as Jesus was rejected of his brothers, killed and put into the ditch, raised up again, and now setting at the right hand of the greatest city in all eternity, heaven.
22 And no man could come to Pharaoh, only through Joseph. And no man could come to God, only through Jesus (See?), just perfect.
And another thing you notice I…we just got to hurry, but placing the background here.
But notice in his temptation when he was in the—when he was in prison, through the great gift that he had, there was two men. And one of them was a butler, and the other one the butcher, or the baker. And one of them was lost, and the other one was saved. Is that right?
And look at Jesus on the cross. There was two come to Him, and one was lost, and the other one saved, on the cross, just perfect. And then I noticed another thing that when Joseph was rejected of his own people, he was given a bride from the Gentiles. Is that right?
Pharaoh give him a bride. Well, it’s just the same thing…that Jesus being rejected by the Jews comes to the Gentile church and picks out a Bride. And we are Mrs. Jesus this afternoon. That’s right. Amen. I like that. Sure.
53-1115A - Speak To The Rock
Rev. William Marrion Branham