Summary: I personally think that Joseph is the best type & picture in the Bible of Jesus the Saviour of the world, as far as a person is concerned.

JOSEPH; A TYPE OF JESUS CHRIST--# 2 JN. 5:39 1-24-09

Today we’ll continue our look at Joseph, a son of Jacob and Rachel as an O.T. type of the Lord Jesus Christ. I personally think that Joseph is the best type & picture in the Bible of Jesus, the Saviour of the world, as far as a person is concerned.

Listen as I read today’s text found in

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Ø 1st of all, let me say that Joseph typified Christ in his name;

Gen.30:22-24 22And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. 23And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: 24And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.- “Joseph” [Hebrew adding]

The name “Jesus” means, Saviour, MATT. 1: 21-- and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

The ministry of Jesus would be a ministry of “adding too” All whom He saves are “subtracted” from the “sons of disobedience”

Ephesians 1:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

And “added” to the “sons of God”

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Ø Joseph also typified Christ in being a shepherd; he was occupied in “feeding the flock.”

Genesis 37:2 --Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren;

Christ is the Shepherd of God’s sheep;

Psalm 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

1 Peter 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Ø Joseph typified Christ in testifying of the evil deeds of others; Joseph brought a bad report of [his sinful brothers] to his father.”

Genesis 37:2--and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.

Jesus Christ confessed, “I testify of [the world] that its works are evil”

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

Ø Joseph typified Christ in being especially loved by his father ; “Israel loved Joseph more than all his children.”

Gen.37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age:

The Father loves Christ so much that of Him alone does He say,

Matthew 3:17 “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”

Matt.17:5 5While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him

Ø Joseph typified Christ in his relation to his father’s age, we’re told that Joseph was a son of Jacobs old age in; Genesis 37:3

Jesus Christ is, in a manner of speaking, the Son of His Father’s old age, having been begotten by Him in eternity. Listen as I read you

Proverbs 8:22 –30 22The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 23I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. 24When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. 25Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: 26While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. 27When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: 28When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: 29When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: 30Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight,

Psalm 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD* hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee

Ø Joseph typified Christ in being honored by his father through the presentation of a special coat.

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