“Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, ‘Cause every man to go out from me.’ And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. And Joseph said unto his brethren, ‘I am Joseph; doth my father yet live?’ And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence. And Joseph said unto his brethren, ‘Come near to me, I pray you.’ And they came near. And he said, ‘I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and He hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.” Genesis 45:1-8  (KJB)

The revelation was that of Joseph to his brothers.  “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.”  They had reckoned him to be as good as dead.  That was the lie they told their father Jacob/Israel.  They might have figured he had died several years before this.

I do not know about you, but I love Joseph’s statement in verse 8, “So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and He hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.”  I am sure you have noticed in reading the previous chapters that Joseph’s brothers did not like his dreams of their bowing before him; but now they have.  Blessed event; the fulfillment of God’s promises, His word.

Jesus Christ was likewise sold to the world, by Judas, and the Roman Empire, was unjustly accused, tried, and found guilty, sentenced to death by crucifixion.  Then after He was buried, He arose and came out of the grave, and one day He will come and those who tried, and convicted Him will look upon Him whom they pierced, and they will believe on Him.

Believe on Him now before it is too late.

 

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