Those who speak the Word of
will be hated, but as Elohim did with the brothers of Yoseph, the sovereignty of the Most High will oversee the affects of the resulting persecution. And while it has already been indicated in a footnote, it is of greatimportance to note the sheaf of Yoseph arose and stood upright. This word for upright is
). The Spirit revealing that because Yoseph walked in uprightness, even inthe midst of immense trials and persecution, he was eventually, though not immediately,exalted to
as a sovereign ruler in the courts of Egypt and was, thus, exalted abovehis brothers. Both Yoseph and Daniel are examples of how a throne is established byrighteousness;
both men walked in uprightness before being exalted by Elohim to ruleover others.
When the famine later compelled Ya’acob to send the ten brothers of Yoseph to buy foodin Egypt,
and when those ten bowed before him,
his first dream had still not beencompletely fulfilled as it required all of his brothers to bow before him.
As difficult asit may have been for Yoseph to contain himself, he had to follow the Word of
. Sohe orchestrated the retrieval of Benyamin. In the process, Yoseph worked to bring his brothers to repentance. Even as he had been betrayed with twenty pieces of silver,Yoseph used
(in various forms) to call to account those brothers who had betrayedhim.
When Benjamin finally came to Egypt,
all eleven sheaves bowed beforeYoseph. His first dream had been fulfilled and Yoseph could then reveal himself to his brothers. What a moving occasion this was as they had all come “full circle.” Yosephwas alive! He had been promoted to rule over Egypt! His first dream had been fulfilled!The Word of
had come to pass! Yoseph had risen and stood upright, and
usedthis faithful man to preserve alive the seed of Ya’acob, the descendants of Abraham.
Yoseph’s Second Dream
We begin this section by once more reading and pondering the account of Yoseph’ssecond dream:
9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brothers,and said, Behold, I have dreamed yet a dream: and, behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed down to me. 10 And he told it to his father,and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him, and said to him, What is thisdream that you have dreamed? Shall I, and your mother, and your brothersindeed come to bow down ourselves to you to the earth? 11 And hisbrothers envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.
Proverbs 16:12, 25:5, 29:14, Isaiah 16:5
Psalm 75:6-7, Daniel 4:17, 24-25, 32
Genesis 42:25-35 (money = silver), 43:11-15, 17-22, 44:1-31
(and it did take some convincing! Genesis 43:1-10)
Genesis 45:4-13, 50:19-21