Emanna for 01/25/2020
From Prison to Throne in One Day
Gen 41:41 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt. (42) And Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand and put it upon Joseph's hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen, and put a gold chain around his neck. Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made Him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you have crucified.
Words of Ministry
Joseph also typified Christ as the One enthroned with authority. On the same day Joseph was released from the dungeon, he was enthroned to be the actual ruler over the whole land of Egypt. In like manner, after Christ was resurrected, He was enthroned with authority. On the day of Pentecost, the Apostle Peter seemed to be saying to the Israelites who had rejected the Lord, "The One you rejected, put on the cross, and killed, God has raised up from the dead. Not only so, God has made Him the Lord of all." This refers to Christ's enthronement. What a great matter this is! When Christ was enthroned, He received glory (Heb. 2:9). Joseph also typifies Christ in this regard, for when he was released from the dungeon, he received glory. Joseph's opposers not only sold him and despised him, but cast him into a dungeon. Those who put him there did so with the intention that he would be severely distressed. But God lifted him up and not only placed him on the throne, but also gave him glory. His being clothed with fine linen was in contrast with his being stripped by his brothers of his coat of many colors. When people saw him clothed with such beautiful garments and sitting in Pharaoh's chariot, they must have realized that here was a man in glory.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1987, pp. 1450-1451. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 9/9/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.