Typology of Joseph

In continuance of my typological look at Exodus I’m posting this similar study on the life of Joseph and how closely it resembles the life of Christ. A coincidence? Perhaps the Chris we know of was constructed from previously existing myths of the Old Testament? I think not. I believe real people acting on their own will played a part in God’s bigger picture – His plan of redemption. Included in His plan of redeeming mankind were many previews of Jesus and His salvation. One of which is greatly portrayed by the life and conduct of Joseph.

Joseph Typology by Daniel Grove

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8 thoughts on “Typology of Joseph

  1. One striking feature of the typology of Joseph is that although Joseph was ruler over all of the realm, he was still never Pharaoh. In the same way, though Jesus will preside over God’s realm, but will ever remain non-God. As Jesus ever proclaimed, he could do nothing originating from himself.

    Jesus is the “heavenly Joseph.”

    • Thanks for the comments WoundedEgo, nice to meet you on here.

      The human Jesus is a physical extension of the nonphysical God since He was from Mary but the Spirit brought the divine side to the conception. Jesus Christ is God but He was also a human. He could not do things unless God commanded it showing us an example of submission and reliance on God. How could He do something He did not want to do? He couldn’t, Jesus did what His Father commanded and not what the Father did not command, thus He as a human never sinned. In short, Jesus is God.

  2. >>>Thanks for the comments WoundedEgo, nice to meet you on here.

    You are welcome. Thanks for the opp, and a pleasure to meet you as well.

    >>>The human Jesus is a physical extension of the nonphysical God

    The concept of an immaterial god comes from Plato, not from Moses. In the scriptures, God is essentially a man who lives in the sky; a suzerain, or ancient eastern king.

    >>>since He was from Mary but the Spirit brought the divine side to the conception.

    Adam was from the dirt, and the breath of God brought the divine side of things. He was called the son of God as well. What the breath brought in relation to Jesus was non-Adamically linked *flesh.*

    >>>Jesus Christ is God but He was also a human.

    Jesus is God’s *son.* You seem like a smart guy, but alas, you are completely deluded by Catholic tradition. Sigh.

    >>>He could not do things unless God commanded it

    Don’t you hear your own words?

    • It is more than that. Notice that God *teaches* Jesus what to do:

      John 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

      Some things God has *not* revealed to Jesus:

      Acts 1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

      Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father

      But later, he reveals it to him:

      Rev 1:1 ¶ The Revelation of Jesus Christ, ***which God gave unto him***, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

      Jesus is no more God than you and I are.

      Clearly God is greater than Jesus:

      John 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

      And consider this:

      1 Cor 15:
      24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
      25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
      26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
      27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
      28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

      • Some interesting statements there WoundedEgo!

        What do you think of the implications of this passage Isaiah that seems to clearly say the son given to the Jews will be called Mighty God.
        For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
        Isaiah 9:6

        And also when individuals asked if He was God He gave no denial or correction?

  3. >>What do you think of the implications of this passage Isaiah that seems to clearly say the son given to the Jews wil be called Mighty God.

    Apparently you are working *much harder* than the writers of the NT to give some support to the Emperor’s credo.

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