Dear Praying Friends in Jesus,

The entire Bible points to Christ. And Joseph’s 4 changes of garments depict Christ’s Garments


  1. Joseph’s Multi colored garment given by his father Jacob

King James Bible (Genesis 37:3)
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.


This was taken away by his jealous brothers when they sold him to be a slave in Egypt


2. The garment that Pothipar’s wife took from him (Gen. 39)

12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,

Joseph was falsely accused and sent to prison

20 And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

21 But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.

23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the Lord was with him, and that which he did, the Lord made it to prosper.

“Our fathers chained in prison dark. Yet in heart & conscience free”


3. The garment that the jailer gave Joseph in prison

This was taken away and changed when Pharaoh called for Joseph

14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.


4. The garment that Pharaoh gave Joseph

42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;

43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.

44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.


Joseph well favoured by his father was betrayed and sold as a slave to Egypt

He descended down to Egypt to be a slave. And then as a slave he descended lower into prison. And from slavery & prisoner God exalted him to be the Prime Minister

From Prison to Palace after 4 changes of life with 4 changes of clothing



  1. In Swaddling Clothes when God took the form of man and born as a baby

Luke 2:7 King James Version (KJV)

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
God took the form of man to let man bind him in swaddling clothes
From eternity to time; from Omnipotent to helplessness; from glory of heaven to a lowly manger. “God so loved the world…He gave His only begotten Son”
Where was Jesus born? Not in the best Mansion or Palace on earth but a manger worthy of animals. That was how earth received him
“He came unto his own and His own received him not. But to as many who received Him He gave them power to be sons [and daughters] of God
2. The Carpenter’s Garment when he worked with his hands as a man
King James Bible (Matthew 13:55)
Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
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

John 19:

2And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe3And 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.



And the Empty Tomb & The Linin Clothes were a Testimony of His Resurrection!

Luke 24:

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.

And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

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?

He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

And they remembered his words,

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.


Calvin comments:

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.


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all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.


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Joseph was a type of Christ!


Now look again at the 1st mention of clothes or coverings, or garments, or coats of sin

King James Bible (Genesis 3:21)
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.


Other Translations

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord God made for Adam and his wife garments of skin, and clothed them.

Contemporary English Version
Then the LORD God made clothes out of animal skins for the man and his wife.

Amplified Bible
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


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,
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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\
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


Calvin comments:


This Law of first mention tells us that God did a very important thing after Adam fell into sin








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


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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