Our hearts glowed with the thoughts of God’s precious promises. That Jesus Christ has promised to return again the second time to rapture His saints & bring them all away to heaven
Our text in this message is Hebrews 11:22
King James Bible
By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
By faith Joseph, when he was dying, referred to [the promise of God for] the exodus of the sons of Israel [from Egypt], and gave instructions concerning [the burial of] his bones [in the land of the promise].
All things in Old Testament points to Jesus Christ
And the Life of Joseph resembles Jesus Christ in many points
Joseph was the favourite of Jacob and Jesus is the Only Beloved Begotten Son of God
Joseph was sold by his brothers for 20 pieces of silver into slavery. Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver
Joseph descended from Canaan into Egypt while Jesus descended from heaven to earth
In Egypt Joseph became a slave in Potiphar house. Jesus took the form of man and made Himself servant of all
Joseph was tempted by Potiphar’s wife. Jesus was tempted by Satan for 40 days in the desert
Joseph went from slavery to prison while Jesus went into prison and then to crucifixion
Joseph was highly exalted by Pharaoh while Jesus is exalted far far above all principalities & powers
Pharaoh told every one to bow the knee to Joseph while all in Heaven, on earth & under the sea will one day bow the knee to Jesus Christ being LORD OF LORDS & KING OF KINGS
In Egypt Joseph was given a wife called Asenath. Jesus is given The Church the Bride of Christ
Joseph revealed himself to his brothers and they got a shock and then cried. Jesus will one day reveal Himself to the Nation of Israel as the Messiah they Crucified. It will be a great shock and a time of great crying in Israel
Joseph saved his world from famine. Jesus comes to save our souls & bodies and give us eternal life
At his death Joseph made mention of the exodus… Israel will leave Egypt for Canaan & told concerning his bones to be carried off from Egypt to Canaan
This was an act of faith
King James Bible
By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
WHAT A WONDERFUL SAVIOUR IS JESUS CHRIST
See His Promise
14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST IS THE OFT REPEATED THEME OF THE ENTIRE NEW TESTAMENT
Out of every 25th Verse One Verse tells of Jesus Christ second coming again to earth
The final words of Jesus are these
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
AMEN! SO COME LORD JESUS!
Now Joseph died and was embalmed
Not Jesus. It was on a Sunday when they came with Spices to embalm the body of Jesus but HE IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD!
Joseph has 4 changes of clothes
The Clothes of many colors his father gave him
The clothes Potiphar’s wife took from him when he fled
The Prisoner’s cothes he wore
The Clothes which Pharaoh adorned him
Until today Joseph’s earth remains await the Coming of the Messiah
He was wrapped in swaddling clothes as a baby
Clothes he wore as a carpenter
Purple robe which soldiers adorned and mocked him
The clothes or napkins in which he was wrapped and buried
But the Garment is a conduit of His Power to Heal (Matthew 9)
20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be ofgood comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Today the Bible is the power of God to touch Jesus through His Righteousness which is the Garment that heals
3. The Purple Robe which the Soldiers used to mock Jesus
2And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, 3And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. 4Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. 5Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
Jesus, the Sinless Son of God which became the Son of Man was crucified & died for our sins with his earthly clothes taken away at the Cross when soldiers cast lots for it
Matthew 27:35 King James Version (KJV)
And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
4. The Linen clothes which Jesus was wrapped with in His 3 days’ death, burial & then Resurrection!
44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:
51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE!!!
And the Empty Tomb & The Linin Clothes were a Testimony of His Resurrection!
24 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
8 And they remembered his words,
9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
10 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
43 And he took it, and did eat before them.
44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Read again in BOLD
ALL THINGS MUST BE FULFILLED, WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES, AND IN THE PROPHETS, AND IN THE PSALMS, CONCERNING ME
THE LAW ( FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES)
AND THE PSALMS
WHOLE OLD TESTAMTN POINTS TO JESUS CHRIST!
Joseph was a type of Christ!
Now look again at the 1st mention of clothes or coverings, or garments, or coats of sin
The LORD God made tunics of [animal] skins for Adam and his wife and clothed them.
There is a special spiritual meaning behind every act or deed God is doing in the Bible
And the first time anything is mentioned in the Bible it is the “KEY” To Unlock Its meaning later
A.W. Pink called it “THE LAW OF THE FIRST MENTION”
Scrioture reveals certain nrincinles needed for the proper and faithful internretation of that book . ..£. .a ..a. ~ .J..
These principles have to be recognized as Bible students seek to properly understand the Word.
One of these principles is caned nthe law of first …mention”. It’s a principle that has received hardly any
attention in books written on hermeneutics, and one can only come to the conclusion that this
principle has falien into disuse~
What is this “Law of First …Mention” or “First …Occurrence Principle”?
The “law of first-mention” is the principle in the interpretation of Scripturewhich states that the first
mention or occurrence of a subject in Scripture establishes an unchangeable pattern, with that subject
remaining unchanged in the mind of God throughout Scripture.
Down through the years this important principle has been recognized by able commentators of the
..4. 1: jJierson caned it “the Divine Law of Firsts.”
Benjarnin rllillis IVe)jJton (Brethren movement, 19th century), wrote about this principle:
If/find in Scripture a principle of interpretation. which I believe ..ifconscientiously
adopted, wil! serve as an unfailtng guide as to the mind of~God as contained therein.
TI,e first 11tetllion of a thing, the ve,:vfirst H’ords ofany subject ofwhich the Holy Spirit
is going IV treat, is the keystone of the wltole matter. ‘f
Arthur Pink wrote in his book “Interpretation of the Scriptures”:
The law of first-mention. Very frequently this is of great help in arriving at the meaning
of a word or expression. Since there be but one Speaker throughout the entire Word, and
He knew from the beginning al) that He was going to say, He has so ordered His
utterances as to forecast. from the outset whatever was to follow ~Thus, by noting its
setting and associations, the initial occurrence of anything in the Scriptures usually
intimates to us how it subsequently ~lin be employed. In other words, the earliest
pronouncement of the Holy Spirit on a subject very frequently indicates, substantially’J
what is found in the later references thereto. This is of real assistance to the exoositor,
supplying him with a kind of key to what follows. So far as we are aware, attention was
originally directed to this canon of exegesis by Lord Bacon ( 1600) , and for more than
forty years this writer has made use of the same, putting it to the test in sc.ores of
instances; and while he has found a few cases where the first mention of a term failed to
intimate clearly its future scope, he has never met with one that was out of harmony
therewith; and the vast majority of them were invaluable in serving to define their
significance and scope ..This will appear from the illustrations which follow.
The first prophecy recorded in Scripture supplies the key to the whole subject of
Messianic prediction, furnishing a remarkable outline and forecast of all that was to
follow ..Said the Lord God to the serpent, I1A..Ild I will put enmity between thee and the
woman, •• and- between –
thyd. seed and her- seed: – ‘” it- shall bruise.
thv+I_Y’ head ..and thou shalt bruise
his heel” ( Gen~ 3: 15) .
First, it is to he noted that those \vords were not addressed to Adam and Eve, implying
that man was not the immediate party in the covenant of recovery; that it depended not
upon anything of, by, or from him,
Second, that this Divine pronouncement was made after the fall, and from this point
onvvards prophecy is always consequent upon human failure, not coming in during the
normal state of affairs, but only when ruin has begun and judgment is impending — the
next oronhecv was throuzh Enoch (Jude 14.. 15) iust before the Flood! In the nroohecv of …t…J.. 2!1 ~ •• ,..,.~ .••..I ..!…”. :::f
Genesis 3: 15, it was revealed that all human hope was to center ill a Corning One. It
made known that the Coming One should be man, the woman’s “seed,’ and therefore of
supernatural birth. It announced that He would be the object of Satan’s enmity. It foretold
that He should be temporarily humiliated – bruised in His heel. It also proclaimed His
ultimate victory!’ for He should bruise the serpent’s head, and therefore must be more than
man. It intimated the age-long strife there would be between the two seeds: the children
of the Devil and those united unto Christ.
And the Lord said unto Cain, “What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood
crieth unto Me from the ground” (Gen. 4:10).
That is the first tune that all-important word “blood” is mentioned in the Scriptures, and
like all the initial occurrences of fundamental terms it well re- pays the most careful
attention and meditation, Profoundly important is this reference, foreshadowing as it does
some of the most essential and outstanding features of the atonement of Christ,
Abel was a shepherd (Gen ..4:2) and was hated, though without cause, by his brother (I
John 3: 12). He did not die a natural death, but met with a violent end: as the good
Shepherd “vas crucified and slain by wicked hands (/\.cts 2:23). In the light of those facts,
how deeply significant are the words “thevoice of thy brother’s blood crieth tIDtoi\1e.tt
That is the all-important hut inexpressibly blessed thing in connection with the blood of
Christ: it is vocal Godwardsl It is “the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than
that of Abel” (Heb. 12:24), for it satisfied every demand of God and procured inestimable
blessing for His people ~
The next mention of “blood” is in Genesis 9:4, where we learn that life is in the blood.
TIle third reference is Exodus 12: 13}where it delivers from the avenging angeL Put the
three together and we have a complete outline of all the subsequent teaching of Scripture
upon u1C blood+ They treat, respectively, of death, life, salvation”,
The law of first-mention opens up Scripture in a wayGod has not treasured up in any of His other
principles of Biblical interpretation. Scripture passages that are otherwise unknown to the Bible
student, present Biblical truths of utter beauty and serve as a basis to open up other passages in
This Law of first mention tells us that God did a very important thing after Adam fell into sin
HE MADE THEM CLOTHINGS OF SKIN
THESE CLOTHES OR GARMENTS ARE A TYPE
A TYPE OF “THE RIGHEOUSNESS OF CHRIST”
VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT
AS NO ONE CAN GO TO HEAVEN UNLESS HE PUTS ON THE GARMENT WHICH IS “THE RIGHTEOUSNESS” OF JESUS CHRIST
WE ARE SAVED NOT BY GOOD WORKS (WILL BE REJECTED BY GOS)
WE ARE SAVED BECAUSE OF WHAT JESUS CHRIST HAS “DONE” FOR US
2 Corinthians 5:21
King James Version
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Once a farmer had an orphan lamb because his mother sheep has died. And it happened that another sheep got a new born lamb that died
So the farmer wanted to let the orphaned lamb to take milk from the sheep whose lamb has died
But she refused to let him suck. The farmer knows that lamb will surely die unless he gets his milk
So he thought of an idea
He took the skin of the lamb that died and put it as a covering over the lamb
The mother sheep now smelled the smell of her dead baby lamb accepted the ophaned lamb
And he lived
SO WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTED BY ALMIGHTY GOD BECAUSE HE ACCEPTS US THROUGH HIS SON WHOSE GARMENTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WE ARE WEARING
All Glory Be To Jesus Christ
Amen! and Amen!
Psalm 45:8 KJV
All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, Out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
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