Joseph and Jesus Show Themselves to Their Brothers
Joseph’s revelation is like Jesus’ revelation:
Joseph, like Jesus, set each family of Israel apart when he revealed that He was alive in glory. Each brother was sitting by his tribe at a table prepared by their savior and they did not even recognize that it was the goodness of the brother whom they had delivered over to death that was keeping them alive until the day of his revelation.
Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried,
“Have everyone go out from me.'”
So there was no man with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. He wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard of it.
When they told him [Jacob-Israel] all the words of Joseph that he had spoken to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.
Then Israel said, “It is enough; my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”
Joseph revealed himself to his family with great weeping. Even his father believed when he saw the glory of His lost son.
And it will come about in that day that I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like the bitter weeping over a first-born.
In that day there will be great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo. And the land will mourn, every family by itself; the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself, and their wives by themselves; all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.
Joseph’s revelation is different from Jesus’ revelation:
Do you see a great difference between the day of Joseph’s revelation to his brothers and the day of Jesus’ revelation to His brothers, Israel? When Joseph revealed himself and his glory, it was Joseph who was weeping (crying loudly). When Jesus reveals himself to Israel in His glory, Israel will weep. Joseph’s brothers came only to a partial repentance because they saw the face of Joseph, but they did not see the heart of Joseph. When Jesus returns, Israel will not only see His face, they will finally recognize His heart. They will repent and believe both. They will know the heart of the Savior toward them and finally believe and be saved.
Whether you are Jewish or not, you must come to the same crucified, risen and coming Lord Jesus for salvation. You, however, must come today! Tomorrow is too late.