Saturday, 26 May 2007

Comparison of Joseph & Jesus

I find this totally fascinating. Alas the work is not mine but its good to read it and use it as a study tool and some thoughtprovoking ideas.

Gen 37 v 3 Jacob loved his son Joseph more than all his sons.
Matt 3 v 17 God spoke from the heavens saying “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.”

Gen 37 v 14 Joseph lived in Hebron (a place of fellowship). He was sent by his Father to Shechem to see after the welfare of his brothers.
Philippians 2 v 5-7 Although he existed in the presence of God, humbled himself in the form of a bond servant and took on the likeness of man.
John 3 v 16. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. Jesus grew up in a place of fellowship with his father and was sent by his father to see after the welfare of his brothers.

Gen 37 v 2 Joseph brought back a bad report about his brothers to his father. His brothers hated him.
John 15 v 18 Jesus testified to his father about the sins of his brothers & they hated him.

Gen 37 v 5 Joseph had a dream and revealed to his brothers the exalted position he would receive & his brothers hated him even more.
Matt 24 v 30-31 They will see the son of man coming in the sky in power and glory and all the tribes of the earth will have sorrow and they will hate him.

Gen 37 v 18 His brothers plotted against him to put him to death
Matt 26 v 15 Jesus brothers plotted against him to put him to death,

Gen 37 v 26 – 28 Judah sold Joseph for 20 pieces of silver.
Matt 26 v 15 Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.

Gen 39 Joseph tempted to the utmost and endured.
Matt 4 v 11 Jesus tempted to the utmost and endured.

Gen 39 v 13 -18 Joseph accused falsely
Matt 26 v 59-65 Chief priest tried to claim false testimony from Jesus in order to put him to death.

Gen 39 v 20 Joseph sentenced and condemned along with two criminals.
Mark 15 v 27-28 Jesus condemned along with two criminals.

Gen 40 v 20 – 22 One criminal lived, one criminal died.
Luke 23 v 39-43 One criminal ‘lived’ (in paradise), one criminal died.

Joseph was betrayed in to the hands of the Gentiles. God took this betrayal, turned it on its head so Joseph could save the world.
Jesus was betrayed into the hands of Gentiles. God took this betrayal and turned it on its head so Jesus could save all Israel and all the world.

Gen 41 v 14 Joseph taken from the dungeon, a place of death and raised by the King to a place of glory, in one day; in one instance.
Eph 1 v 19-20 Jesus raised from the dead and seated at the right hand of the God in heavenly places.

Gen 41 v 45 Joseph takes a gentile bride after his exaltation and went forth over the land. He has a new name which means “God speaks, he lives”.
Eph 5 v 23-32 Jesus takes a gentile bride (the church) after his exaltation.

Gen 41 v 42-44 Pharoah took off his signet ring and gave it to Joseph as well as garments of fine linen and a gold necklace and proclaimed second over all Egypt. Every knee bowed to Joseph and he was given all the power and the glory.
Matt 28 v 18 “All authority has been given to Jesus in heaven and on earth”

Gen 47 v 25 Joseph saved lives. He was acknowledged as saviour and ruler.
Philippians 2 v 10-11 Jesus acknowledged to be saviour and ruler.

Gen 41 v 55-57 The whole world had to get their bread from Joseph. There is no other way for people to be saved.
John 6 v 35 Jesus says he is the bread of life.
Acts 4 v 12 There is no other name except Jesus for people to be saved.

Gen 47 v 24-25 Joseph gave all honour to Pharoah and all rule of the land and people and gives him all power, rule and authority.
1 Co 15 v 24 Jesus delivers the Kingdom to God the Father and gives him all power, rule and authority.

Gen 43 v 33 Joseph is aware of the past, sinful history of his brothers.
John 2 v 24-25 Jesus knew what was in men.

Joseph’s brothers did not recognise him at their first coming, but only at their second coming.
Gen 45 Joseph wept and made himself known to them. His brothers wept also.
During the first coming, Joseph uses the Egyptian officials (gentiles) to give bread to his brothers. Only during the second coming does he send the Egyptians away and reveals his true identity.
Zech 12 v 10 They will mourn for him like a son. Brothers didn’t recognise Jesus at the first coming, but will do so at the second coming and they will weep. They realise the one they have betrayed is the exalted one. The Son of Joseph is the Son of David; The suffering servant is the conquering King. When the peoples repent he’ll forgive them.
Jesus us now using gentiles (Christians) to give spiritual food (the bread of life) to his brothers (the Jews). A time will come when he will reveal himself to his brothers.

Gen 37 v 3 Joseph is Jacob’s son in old age; a root out of dry ground.
Isa 53 v 2 He grew up as a root out of dry ground.

Gen 37 v 7 Was told that one day he will rule.
Matt 26 v 64 Jesus said to him, "You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN."

Gen 37 v 19 The dreamer comes
Mark 3 v 21 Jesus has lost his senses; is a dreamer.

Gen 37 v 17 Joseph went willingly after his brothers.
Heb 10 v 9 Jesus willingly does the will of God.

Gen 37 v 18 His brothers conspired against him to slay him
Luke 23 v 21 They called out “crucify him”

Gen 37 v 23 They stripped Joseph of his coat
Matt 27 v 28 they stripped Jesus of his cloak

Gen 37 v 24 Joseph thrown into a pit
Matt 12 v 40 Jesus will be 3 days and 3 nights in the earth

Gen 37 v 32 They took Joseph’s coat to show he is no longer in the pit.
John 20 v 5 They looked at Jesus’ buriel linen to prove Jesus no longer in the grave.

Gen 39 v 1 -2 Joseph did as a servant would
Luke 26 v 24 Jesus did as a servant would.

Gen 39 v 3 the Lord made everything Joseph did prosper.
Isa 53 v 10 and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

Gen 40 v 13 Joseph promised deliverance to a condemned man. Joseph foretold the future accurately
Luke 23 v 43 Jesus promised deliverance to a condemned man, as he does to those who repent. Jesus foretold the future accurately.

Gen 41 v 39 Joseph is regarded a great counsellor.
Isa 9 v 6 Jesus shall be called a wonderful counsellor

Gen 40 v 23 Joseph is forgotten by those he helped.
Luke 17 v 17-18 Jesus forgotten by those he helped

Gen 41 v 46 Joseph is 30 years old when he began his work
Luke 3 v 23 Jesus us 30 years old when he began his work

Gen 41 v 55 It is told of Joseph “Do whatever he tells you”
John 2 v 5 It is told of Jesus “Do whatever he tells you”

Gen 41 v 42 & Gen 42 v 8 Joseph adorned in garments of Egyptian royalty. He became unrecognisable to his brothers.
After the 1st Century, Jesus made King of gentiles. It is forgotten he was made King of Jews and he became unrecognisable to his brothers.

Gen 41 v 45 Joseph given a new name
Jesus was given a new name . A greek name Jesus and not Yeshua.

1 comment:

Senthil said...

Wonderful comparison...we used it in our Church Bible Study...really a blessing to us..
Pastor Senthil & Abigail
Dubai, united Arab Emirates