Warning – Joseph is coming
For the advanced believer; we will now play an in-depth study on types/antitypes and have some fun with this so soon to arrive, radical World/Life changing event. But firstly we need to go back in History and read the Original to get the pattern; so we will need to read the original story in the Bible. In Genesis Chapter 41 it gives us the whole story, critically worth a re-read. Now in Genesis 47:13-26 we have the end results of this catastrophe, Joseph gathered up all the money from all the people. Then he gathered up all their houses and all their lands, and all flocks, herds and livestock, and all their-well everything, everything the people ever had; now everything but everything now belonged to Joseph. The only thing they had left was their lives, and that was only valid on the basis that Joseph fed them, as Joseph controlled all the food and everything, Joseph now had total control of the nation and all the population. Joseph then gifted the whole land and everything contained therein, which included the whole population, who are now his servants/slaves, over the Pharaoh and his Government.
That anciently was the “Type,” and we are just about to go into the “Anti-Type,” or the duplication of this exact same event. There are laws on the statute books from way back, and all the new ones have already been enacted and installed into legislation over some years now, so that the Governments of this world now have total rights to everything you have and are, they do not actually own you, but they have all the powers to totally control you, or exterminate you legally as those who do not toe the line are legally called “Terrorists,” and all the Anti-Terror laws have a “Death Penalty,” attached to them, and in most cases have a “No Trial Necessary,” clause added to them. No problem, it is all set and ready, and it will happen overnight, we will go to bed in one world and awake in another totally different world, just like the night the Berlin Wall went up, no warning, it was not there one minute, and then just there in another minute, and that was that, and the barrel of a gun made a point and the ruling, there is to be no discussion and there will be no protest, just instant total Dictatorial vice grip control of everything.
So, how is your relationship with Jesus Christ, is it that unshakeable, is your life so knit with heaven that, that what is on this earth you can so easily walk away from and not look back, or are you “Mrs Lot,” and cannot leave and therefore lose your eternal life as this world is too precious to give up. Jesus Christ gave us this counsel and advice for our times as found in Matthew 6:19-20 “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:”
James gives us this advice along the lines of Matthew, as found in James 4:4 “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” Or Matthew 6:24 “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
We will so soon discover the answer to this verse as found in Mark 12:17 “And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him.” Who actually has your life, your property, your affections and your all? That’s your master, what you serve, and will sort you as a Sheep or a Goat; is your affections and whole being Heaven Centred, serving God, or earth bound.
When Governments demand you serve Mammon; and against God’s rules, then you must decide whom you serve, and stand like Martin Luther; I stand for God, and that is the only safe place to be, and I will not bow to the State, just like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego at the firey furnace. They chose God over life, and got to spend time with Jesus Christ, what will be your decision? Decisions usually come from being on a path, and confirming that decision, few switch paths at the last moment, so please confirm your decision today for God and Heaven by preparing your heart and life.
Matthew 24:6-10 “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these [are] the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.”
Revelation 13:11-18 gives us a look at what power this Joseph wields, and we have this in Revelation 13:15 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” This Power is not going to tolerate “Bible based Believers,” it is either fold to what I say or death, but we Believers only listen to the voice of God.
So what is God’s Plans, well he does what he always does; show us his might and power and with a strong and mighty hand, delivers his faithful from the firey furnace of Egyptian bondage, and Exoduses us to “The Promised Land,” resurrecting his faithful sleeping Saints (Dead in Christ) and Translating the living and we all leave sin and sorrow forever behind and soon to be forgotten. Joshua 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”