Parsha Vayigash – And came near -
Yechezk’El 37:15 -28, Luke 6:9-15
Daniel ben Ya'acov Israel
The parsha's title "Vayigash" is named after Yehudah's action. The word is based on the Hebrew word "nagash" to come near. In fact the action describe Yehudah coming closer to Yosef on behalf of Benjamin. As I have written in the last parsha Benjamin had been assimilated to the tribe of Yehudah, called the House of Yehudah after the split of the Kingdom at Sh'lomo's death. Benjamin is the brother from Yoseph both having the same mother Rachel, the wife loved by Ya'acov. Today the House of Yehudah is known in the all world as "Jews" a term which doesn't make any difference between those forming the House of Yehudah, namely Yehuda, Levites, and Benjamin. Today's parsha give us hints concerning the conditions how and when Yoseph who is a picture of Messiah the Saviour will reveal himself to our brethren from Yehudah.
The Parsha Vayigash is about the re-gathering of Ya’acov’s sons as a whole in the land of Egypt (Mitzaryim). Egypt is a metaphor of the world today, unfortunately because of the rejection of the Torah, people cannot recognize the parallel between Egypt and the Word we are living nowadays. We will once again get help from the book of Yasher to have more information as we go through the Parsha and avoid any misinterpretation. When we study the parsha, our focus is to see behind the P’shat (literal) level, what יהוה want us to see. This is not for lazy people or for those people who follow rather the doctrines of men than the truth. We are now living in the last days and come closer to the returning of our Master יהושע who will establish יהוה’s Kingdom on earth. Are you ready, do you know what will happen in the coming years?
The prophet Daniel writes:
Dan 11:32 “And by flatteries he shall profane those who do wrong against the covenant, but the people who know their Elohim shall be strong, and shall act.........
The Hebrew word for “strong” is “Chazaq” strong’s # H2388 prevail, harden, be courageous, be firm, be resolute, to press............
So we could say: “the people who know their Elohim shall prevail, be courageous, resolute and firm and shall act.”...................
This is a description for those living in the last days when the man of perdition will deceive many because they don’t love the truth. We see new pressure in the world’s system today and those who are prepared will know what to do and listen to the small voice of the Ruach HaQodesh (Set Apart Spirit). We have seen many times that the P’shat level teaches us the life of our forefathers, so that we can have the testimony. Of course it is good to know and to understand the principle taught by the patriarchs. We have seen that already before Noach, Torah was taught among those who followed יהוה.
Yasher (The Just) told us that יהוה waited patiently that all righteous men died and only Noach and his household remain before bringing the Flood.............
Let see what the book of Yasher says about the men of old:
Yasher Ch.2:2. And Seth lived one hundred and five years, and he begat a son; and Seth called the name of his son Enosh, saying, because in that time the sons of men began to multiply, and to afflict their souls and hearts by transgressing and rebelling against Elohim. 10. and Enosh lived ninety years and he begat Cainan; (Cainan was the third generation from Adam; they are ten generation from Adam to Noach) 11. and Cainan grew up and he was forty years old, and he became wise and had knowledge and skill in all wisdom, and he reigned over all the sons of men, and he led the sons of men to wisdom and knowledge; for Cainan was a very wise man and had understanding in all wisdom, and with his wisdom he ruled over spirits and demons; 12. and Cainan knew by his wisdom that Elohim would destroy the sons of men for having sinned upon earth, and that YHWH would in the latter days bring upon them the waters of the flood. 13. and in those days Cainan wrote upon tablets of stone, what was to take place in time to come, and he put them in his treasures. 14. and Cainan reigned over the whole earth, and he turned some of the sons of men to the service of God. ..........
We can see that already things were written down to be kept for the following generations. I wrote in the last Parsha concerning Moshe and his writing, asking: how could Moshe knew in so much details the creation and all what happen to Abraham, Itzahk and Ya’acov. Here we have a clue of what has been available to Moshe. Many years have I not understood why men were living 1000 years and how things have changed after Noach. I have read a lot of books and teaching, and so came to understand how Elohim change the earth axis in order to bring seasons,(until Noach there was no season B’reshit 8:22), and shorten the life span of man by reducing the air (oxygene) composition. This will be soon reversed so that again we can have life for 1000 year on earth before eternal life start with the new heaven and new earth. Today the earth axe is moved 23.5 degrees from its original axis. This was not so before the flood when the earth stood on a 72.5 degrees axe. It is said that the earth was move to its new position by the passing by of a huge planet which caused the earth to move into another position. Have you read about Planet X, it is said that this planet will pass by the earth in the year 2012 and bring dramatic change and reverse the earth position, may be it will be another year, but change will come for sure at the right time. But let us go back to the book of Yasher to see that some of them were following the Torah (instructions) from יהוה.
Yasher Chapter 3
1. and Enoch lived sixty-five years and he begat Methuselah; and Enoch walked with Elohim after having begot Methuselah, and he served YHWH, and despised the evil ways of men. 2. and the soul of Enoch was wrapped up in the instruction of YHWH, in knowledge and in understanding; and he wisely retired from the sons of men, and secreted himself from them for many days. 3. and it was at the expiration of many years, whilst he was serving YHWH, and praying before him in his house, that an angel of YHWH called to him from Heaven, and he said, Here am I. 4. and he said, rise, go forth from thy house and from the place where thou dost hide thyself, and appear to the sons of men, in order that thou mayest teach them the way in which they should go and the work which they must accomplish to enter in the ways of Elohim. 16. and Adam died because he ate of the tree of knowledge; he and his children after him,as YHWH Elohim had spoken. 17. and it was in the year of Adam's death which was the two hundred and forty-third year of the reign of Enoch, in that time Enoch resolved to separate himself from the sons of men and to secret himself as at first in order to serve YHWH. 18. and Enoch did so, but did not entirely secret himself from them, but kept away from the sons of men three days and then went to them for one day. 19. and during the three days that he was in his chamber, he prayed to, and praised YHWH Elohim, and the day on which he went and appeared to his subjects he taught them the ways of YHWH, and all they asked him about YHWH he told them. 20. and he did in this manner for many years, and he afterward concealed himself for six days, and appeared to his people one day in seven; and after that once in a month, and then once in a year, until all the kings, princes and sons of men sought for him, and desired again to see the face of Enoch, and to hear his word; but they could not, as all the sons of men were greatly afraid of Enoch, and they feared to approach him on account of the Godlike awe that was seated upon his countenance; therefore no man could look at him, fearing he might be punished and die. Yasher 4:16. and all the sons of men departed from the ways of YHWH in those days as they multiplied upon the face of the earth with sons and daughters, and they taught one another their evil practices and they continued sinning against YHWH (sin is the transgression of the Torah 1 Yochanan 3:4). Yasher 5: 21. and all the sons of men who knew YHWH, died in that year before YHWH brought evil upon them; for YHWH willed them to die, so as not to behold the evil that Elohim would bring upon their brothers and relatives, as he had so declared to do. 22. In that time, YHWH said to Noah and Methuselah, Stand forth and proclaim to the sons of men all the words that I spoke to you in those days, peradventure they may turn from their evil ways, and I will then repent of the evil and will not bring it. 23. and Noah and Methuselah stood forth, and said in the ears of the sons of men, all that Elohim had spoken concerning them.24. But the sons of men would not hearken, neither would they incline their ears to all their declarations. 25. and it was after this that YHWH said to Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me, on account of their evil deeds, and behold I will destroy the earth.
So we see that from Adam to Noach they were men knowing and obeying the Torah יהוה gave to Adam. Later Shem, Noach’s son will also teach the Torah to Abraham and so the Torah will go from generation to generation to lift up the name of יהוה and instruct Elohim’s people in the righteous life. Yoseph also has been taught by his father Ya’acov and stay in the right way in spite of being separated from his family, while living among idolaters. How it is with you, are you not like Yoseph living among idolaters in the "modern Egypt"? Have you not chosen not to defile yourself by following the world system?
Yehuda is the fourth son born to Leah, Ya’acov’s first wife. It is interesting to see that the Yehudin (Jews), the tribe of Yehuda will reject Messiah in the fourth day, the year four thousand. Once again we can see how יהוה reveals hidden truth to those who seek. The number four in the scriptures is the number for: change test and challenge, but also for signal, a whole and completion (Greg Killian). It was in the fourth day that the sun the moon and the stars were created. Yehuda says to Yoseph. “you are like Pharaoh" (verse 18). Here Pharaoh is a picture of “Elohim* on earth”. *Elohim is a title and not a name: Mighty One and also used for the g-ds of the nations. We shall make the difference with Pharaoh in Moshe’s time which is a picture of HaSatan, a wicked king who didn't recognized יהוה Elohim. Here we have seen that since Yoseph has been chosen by Pharaoh, favours abound to him and later to his family. So keep in mind that Pharaoh can reflect a different picture, depending the time of history. Yoseph (the forerunner of Messiah) is in charge over Egypt (Mitzaryim) as, later יהושע will be over the world. Let’s look what יהושע told the people:
Joh 5:22 “For the Father judges no one, but has given all the judgment to the Son,
Joh 5:27 and He has given Him authority also to do judgment, because He is the Son of Aḏam.
Joh 5:30 “Of Myself I am unable to do any matter. As I hear, I judge, and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own desire, but the desire of the Father who sent Me. .....................
Now let us compare with Yoseph’s situation at Pharaoh’s court to see the interpretation from Yoseph, representing the “P’shat” (literal) to יהושע who incarnate the “sod” (mystery) of the Torah.
Gen 41:38 and Pharaoh said to his servants, “Could we find another like him, a man in whom is the Spirit of Elohim?” Gen 41:39 Then Pharaoh said to Yosĕph, “Since Elohim has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. Gen 41:40 “Be over my house, you yourself, and at your mouth all my people shall kiss – only in the throne I am greater than you.” Gen 41:41 and Pharaoh said to Yosĕph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Mitsrayim.”
Can you see the duality in the life of Yoseph and the life of יהושע? Both, natural and spiritual are directly related. This is also for us to understand that our commitment to יהוה .....Elohim in Messiah יהושע will determine our reward in the Kingdom according to the “good works”, which are the fruits of the Torah. "Only in the throne I am greater than you", this are the words Pharaoh spoke to Yoseph. Look now what יהושע says in the book of Yochanan:
Joh 5:26………."but has given all the judgment to the Son, Joh 5:27 and He has given Him authority also to do judgment"...............
Can you see the parallel between Yoseph and יהושע, who has the Father over him?
Gen 44:18 and Yehuḏah came near (Vayigash) to him and said, “O my master, please let your servant speak a word in my master’s hearing, and do not let your displeasure burn against your servant, for you are like Pharaoh. .......Gen 44:19 “My master asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father or a brother?’ .....
Yehudah recalls what Yoseph asked of him, telling him to bring Benyamin! We should remember that Benjamin is the only brother from Yoseph through their mother Rahel. Benjamin has been assimilated to Yehudah after the Kingdom under Sh’lomo has been split up between king Yeroboam and Rehoboam.(1 king 12:18-21, 2nd Chronicle 11:12, Rom.11:1). In this parsha we see that the first who will recognize Yoseph to be his brother, is Benjamin, today many others are those spiritual Benjamin (may be also natural, time will tell) who many so called, “Jews” (rather Yehudin) like Avi Mordechai, Monte Judah, Ed Neddle, Greg Killian, Ariel in Yerushalayim having recognized יהושע to be Messiah are taking part to the re-gathering and the House of Israel, Ephraim, but let us go further before we read more.
Gen 44:20 “And we said to my master, ‘We have a father, an old man, and a young child of his old age, and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother’s children, and his father loves him.’ Gen 44:21 “And you said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me, and let me set my eyes on him.’ Gen 44:22 “And we said to my master, ‘The boy is not able to leave his father, for if he leaves his father, his father shall die.’
22. It means if the son is separated from the father there is no possibility of reconciliation. His “father will die”. To die means to cease to exist!
Gen 44:23 “But you said to your servants, ‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you do not see my face again.’ Gen 44:24 “And it came to be, when we went up to your servant my father, that we told him the words of my master. Gen 44:25 “And our father said, ‘Go back and buy us a little food.’ Gen 44:26 “But we said, ‘We are not able to go down. If our youngest brother is with us, then we shall go down, for we are not able to see the man’s face unless our youngest brother is with us.’
Verse 26: In Hebrew the idiom “to go down” means “to humble one else” Yoseph is asking for them to bring Benyamin. Yehudah told his Father (picture of the whole Israel) that they cannot “go down” (humble themselves) to Yoseph (Messiah) if not Benyamin Yoseph direct brother be also with them. It is very interesting that יהושע says:
“For whoever does the desire of My Father who is in the heavens is my brother and sister and mother.” (Matt.12:50)..................
The disciples were telling יהושע about his natural family members. We can connect both natural and spiritual. Today יהושע (Yoseph)’s brother, Benyamin (part of the “Jews” following Messiah יהושע) is doing the will (desire) of the Father (have turned to the Torah through Messiah יהושע) and thus open the way for the whole reconciliation...............
Gen 44:27 “Then your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons, .......................
Let us try to see in the “sod” the meaning of the text. Yoseph (Messiah) required to Yehudah (the Jews) that Benyamin (assimilated Jews) comes before him before he let them all go. Benyamin is direct related to Yoseph through Rahel their mother. Yehudah tells Yoseph (messiah) that his Father Ya’acov (the House of Ya’acov or Israel) had two sons Yoseph and Benyamin. Verse 28 one Yoseph (Messiah) has been “torn to pieces” (killed) and now if this should happen to Benyamin (son of the right hand), this would be the end of Ya’acov prosperity as patriarch verse 29 “to go to the grave” which is in Hebrew “sheol” the underworld, place of no return, also figuratively the exile.(Brown, Driver Brigg’s Hebrew definitions). We know that Ya’acov household will later be sent into exile and so for two days (2000 years) the House of Ya’acov will be in exile “sheol”.
Sheol: Strong's # H7585 שׁאול sheh-ole' From H7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates: - grave, hell, pit. ...........
To get understanding we have to know that we were also dead before following יהושע the same death Adam was condemned......
Eph 2:5 even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with the Messiah, (by favour ye are saved) Benyamin is the “link” for the reconciliation between the House of Yehudah (Jews) and the House of Ephraim (Yoseph).
What link was Sh'aul?
Php 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
Rom 11:1 I say then, Hath YHWH cast away his people? By no means. For I (Sha'ul) also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin......
Sha'ul was called by יהושע
Act 26:14 and when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul,. Act 26:15 and I said, Who art thou, Master? And he said, I am Yehoshua whom thou persecutest.............
Gal 1:15 but when it pleased YHWH, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his favour, Gal 1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen (nations); immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:.......................
Do you think that it was hazard for Sha'ul to be called to bring the good news first to his brethren from Yehudah, then to those from among the nations?
Act 28:23 and when they (The Jews) had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of YHWH, persuading them concerning Yehoshua, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening. Act 28:24 and some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not…………Act 28:28 be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of YHWH is sent unto the Gentiles (nations), and that they will hear it. Act 28:29 and when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves................
Sh'aul a Benjamite recognized יהושע (Yoseph) to be the Messiah (Saviour). Now the time has come for יהושע to be recognized of Benjamite (Sha'ul) first and his brothers Yehudin. Unfortunately at this time when he came, many rejected him, preferring to follow their traditions. Can you see that the scriptures reveals its perfect harmony and that we can discover beautiful truth has we learn more and more. Yehudah and his brothers do not recognize Yoseph (Messiah) because they are in Mitzrayim (Egypt) and therefore cannot one second imagine that their brother Yoseph (Messiah) can rule over a “pagan world” which is a picture of יהושע today standing at the right hand of the Father (Pharaoh in the Parsha) ruling among the House of Israel in the world today. But what the Scriptures say?
Isa 49:5 and now, saith YHWH that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of YHWH, and my Elohim shall be my strength. Isa 49:6 and he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant (Messiah) to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee (Messiah) for a light to the Gentiles (nations), that thou mayest be my salvation (Heb. y'shuati) unto the end of the earth. Isa 49:7 Thus saith YHWH, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him (יהושע) whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of YHWH that is faithful, and he Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
Isa 49:8 Thus saith YHWH, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee (יהושע) for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; Isa 49:9 that thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places. .................
.Our brethren from the House of Yehudah (Jews) don’t recognize us as their brethren, even knowing that the “lost tribes” must come back to fulfil the prophecy and all Israel enter together the Olam Haba, Eternity. "Jews" today all around the world have become like many others, religious people and have more love for their traditions, "Talmud" and "rabies" than the truth, following Judaism.
HaSatan has lift up his "tool" (Jesus) through the Roman Catholic Church in order to bring confusion to the Yehudin (Jews) who cannot accept a lawlessness Messiah. Remember when Yehudah and his brothers came to Egypt, Yoseph (Messiah) is wearing the same clothes than the Egyptians they cannot recognize him. How it is today with you and me, can our brethren recognize us in our “pagan” clothes? You see how important is, to go back to the Torah’s instructions. Woman to be clothed decently, not wearing men’s clothes, men to give their best to be what the Torah says (beard) and hairs, not like women, to keep the Shabbat and to honour the Moedim as rehearsal, to reject all pagans feasts like Christmas, Easter, Saint Valentine, birthday celebration, Sunday worship and eating unclean food pork and alike.
Deu 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto YHWH thy Elohim.
Do you think it is different today?
Mal 3:6 for I am YHWH, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.............
Gen 44:28 and the one went out from me, and I said, “Truly, he is torn, torn to pieces!” And I have not seen him since. ...........
“Truly he (Yoseph / Messiah יהושע) was torn to pieces”:
Isa 53:5 but He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our crookednesses. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Isa 53:6 We all, like sheep, went astray, each one of us has turned to his own way. And יהוה has laid on Him the crookedness of us all. Isa 53:7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, but He did not open His mouth. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, but He did not open His mouth. Isa 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment. And as for His generation, who considered that He shall be cut off from the land of the living? For the transgression of My people He was stricken.
Isa 53:9 and He was appointed a grave with the wrong, and with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was deceit in His mouth.
Gen 44:29 ‘And if you take this one from me too, and harm comes to him, you shall bring down my grey hair with evil to the grave.’
Gen 44:30 “And now, if I come to your servant my father and the boy is not with us – since his own life is bound up in his life – Gen 44:31 then it shall be, when he sees that the boy is not with us, that he shall die. So your servants shall bring down the grey hair of your servant our father with evil to the grave. Gen 44:32 “For your servant went guaranty for the boy to my father, saying, ‘If I do not bring him back to you, then I shall be a sinner before my father forever.’
Gen 44:33 “And now, please let your servant remain instead of the boy as a slave to my master, and let the boy go up with his brothers. Gen 44:34 “For how do I go up to my father if the boy is not with me, lest I see the evil that would come upon my father?”
It is interesting to see that it is Yehudah who stand before Yoseph (Messiah) on behalf of Benyamin who is Yoseph’s brother, but read:
The book of Yasher gives us more inside about the position of Yehudah, how he stands on behalf of Benyamin. Remember that Yoseph told Benyamin that he will reveal himself if their brothers are worthy, but let us read some verses from Yasher:
Yasher chapter 54: 3. and Judah spoke before Joseph, and his brethren were there standing before them; and Judah said unto Joseph, Surely when we first came to our Master to buy food, thou didst consider us as spies of the land, and we brought Benjamin before thee, and thou still makest sport of us this day. 4. Now therefore let the king hear my words and send I pray thee our brother that he may go along with us to our father, lest thy soul perish this day with all the souls of the inhabitants of Egypt. 5. Dost thou not know what two of my brethren, Simeon and Levi, did unto the city of Shechem, and unto seven cities of the Amorites, on account of our sister Dinah, and also what they would do for the sake of their brother Benjamin? 6. And I (Yehuda)with my strength, who am greater and mightier than both of them, come this day upon thee and thy land if thou art unwilling to send our brother. 7. Hast thou not heard what our Elohim who made choice of us did unto Pharaoh on account of Sarah our mother, whom he took away from our father, that he smote him and his household with heavy plagues, that even unto this day the Egyptians relate this wonder to each other? so will our Elohim do unto thee on account of Benjamin whom thou hast this day taken from his father, and on account of the evils which thou this day heapest over us in thy land; for our Elohim will remember his covenant with our father Abraham and bring evil upon thee, because thou hast grieved the soul of our father this day.
8. Now therefore hear my words that I have this day spoken unto thee, and send our brother that he may go away lest thou and the people of thy land die by the sword, for you cannot all prevail over me. 9. And Joseph answered Judah, saying, Why hast thou opened wide thy mouth and why dost thou boast over us, saying, Strength is with thee? as Pharaoh liveth, if I command all my valiant men to fight with you, surely thou and these thy brethren would sink in the mire.
We see that Yehudah is making clear to “the man of Pharaoh” (Yoseph) whom he does not know that the Elohim of Abraham is able to release Benyamin. The problem of Yehuda to think that Elohim will act because of Abraham, Itzahk and Ya'acov was still recurrent in יהושע's time and is still today:
Mat 3:6 and were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. Mat 3:7 but when he (Yochanan) saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees (Yehudin) come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Mat 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:Mat 3:9 and think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that Elohim is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. Mat 3:10 and now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. ..............
Read what our brethren from Yehudah pray today. Here an excerpt from the Seder book used during prayer time "Shemoneh Esreh": "Blessed are you HaShem our God and the God of our forefathers, God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob; the great, mighty and awesome God, the supreme God, who bestows beneficial kindness and creates everything, who recalls (remember) the kindness of the Patriarchs and brings a redeemer to their children's children for His Name's sake, with love".......
What was Yoseph waiting for, was he waiting that his brethren call on the righteousness of their fathers, or was he waiting that they repent? Ask: Can we recall on the righteousness of Abraham or should we look to live a righteous life to see Elohim act for us?
11. and Joseph answered and said unto him, Surely strength belongeth not alone to thee; I
am stronger and mightier than thou, surely if thou drawest thy sword I will put it to thy neck and the necks of all thy brethren. 12. and Judah said unto him, Surely if I this day open my mouth against thee I would swallow thee up that thou be destroyed from off the earth and perish this day from thy kingdom. And Joseph said, Surely if thou openest thy mouth I have power and might to close thy mouth with a stone until thou shalt not be able to utter a word; see how many stones are before us, truly I can take a stone, and force it into thy mouth and break thy jaws. 13. and Judah said, God is witness between us, that we have not hitherto desired to battle with thee, only give us our brother and we will go from thee; and Joseph answered and said, As Pharaoh liveth, if all the kings of Canaan came together with you, you should not take him from my hand. 15. Elohim forbid that our brother Benjamin or any of the seed of Abraham should do this thing to steal from thee, or from anyone else, whether king, prince, or any man.
The rhetoric(good speech) goes on and on between Yehudah and Yoseph. Yehudah want to demonstrate to this “pagan” King hat he his powerful and Yoseph resist him.
23. and Judah said, Surely thou art a king, and why speakest thou these things, giving a false judgment? woe unto the king who is like unto thee. 24. ad Joseph answered and said, There is no false judgment in the word that I spoke on account of your brother Joseph, for all of you sold him to the Midianites for twenty
pieces of silver, and you all denied it to your father and said unto him, An evil beast has devoured him, Joseph has been torn to pieces. ................
Yoseph refresh their thoughts to what they did to their brother twenty years ago!
Psa 51:3 for I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. ……
When David sinned against Elohim with Bethsebah he was “mark” by his sin and wrote: “my sin is ever before me” asking Elohim to clean him from his unrighteousness (51:7). Messiah will be sold by Yehudah Iscariot also for thirty pieces of silver. If we look today to Israel, we will see that the land has also become part of Egypt with all its pagan traditions and sins, false worship, immorality, homosexuality, secular government who seek the help of men (USA) instead of seeking יהוה's face. Those from among the Yehudin who believe that יהוה will restore the Land still follow man's traditions and thus are still in bondage, only few from among Benjamin (?) have recognize their brother יהושע......Yehudah offers himself as a substitute for Benyamin, he has learned from his past sin......56. and Joseph said unto Judah, Surely you speak truth and have this day verified your assertions concerning your strength, and may your Elohim who delighteth in you, increase your welfare; but tell me truly why from amongst all thy brethren dost thou wrangle with me on account of the lad, as none of them have spoken one word to me concerning him. 57. and Judah answered Joseph, saying, Surely thou must know that I was security for the lad to his father, saying, If I brought him not unto him I should bear his blame forever.
58. Therefore have I approached thee from amongst all my brethren, for I saw that thou wast unwilling to suffer him to go from thee; now therefore may I find grace in thy sight that thou shalt send him to go with us, and behold I will remain as a substitute for him, to serve thee in whatever thou desirest, for wheresoever thou shalt send me I will go to serve thee with great energy…………………….
66. and Joseph said unto his brethren, Surely you said that your brother was either dead or lost, now if I should call him this day and he should come before you, would you give him unto me instead of his brother? 67. and Joseph began to speak and call out, Joseph, Joseph, come this day before me, and appear to thy brethren and sit before them. 68. and when Joseph spoke this thing before them, they looked each a different way to see from whence Joseph would come before them. 69. and Joseph observed all their acts, and said unto them, Why do you look here and there? I am Joseph whom you sold to Egypt, now therefore let it not grieve you that you sold me, for as a support during the famine did God send me before you. 70. and his brethren were terrified at him when they heard the words of Joseph, and Judah was exceedingly terrified at him. 71. and when Benjamin heard the words of Joseph he was before them in the inner part of the house, and Benjamin ran unto Joseph his brother, and embraced him and fell upon his neck, and they wept. ....................
Yoseph tell his brothers verse 69 that it was Elohim who sent him before to Egypt because of the famine to come. Can you imagine Yoseph's wisdom and mercy toward his brothers? Twenty years’ time of his life, he couldn’t see his father and mother and was living in a pagan world. In spite of that he was able to recognize the hand of Elohim. Elohim had finish his work in Yoseph’s life, the young and arrogant young man was vanished away, now the mature and wise man, the pure vessel was there to be filled with יהוה’s presence. Can you also see what Elohim is doing in our life, by refining the vessel you are dwelling in? Are you like Yoseph patient in all your tribulation, can you recognize the hand of יהוה
teaching you His way?
Zec 12:9 “And it shall be in that day that I seek to destroy all the gentiles (nations/goyim) that come against Yerushalayim. Zec 12:10 “And I shall pour on the house of Daviḏ and on the inhabitants of Yerushalayim a spirit of favour and prayers. And they shall look on Me whom they pierced, and they shall mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son. And they shall be in bitterness over Him as bitterness over the first-born. (Some text read: And they shall look upon Me because of Him (יהושע) whom they have pierced and they shall mourn for him…)..............Many from Benyamin are today in Eretz Israel (the land of Israel) and follow יהושע. The day will come soon when יהוה will bring the nations to surrender Yerushlayim and will be destroyed. In that day Zecharayahu will be fulfilled they will look upon יהוה and mourn.
To understand the whole, we need to know the context of this battle which will be in Yerushalayim. The whole world today is looking at the Palestinians, in many countries they are manifestations of people who go through the streets accusing Israel “to kill” the Palestinians and to steal “their land”. Rulers of the world community (U.N) try to put pressure on Israel in order to make “peace for land” with the wicked Hamas (in Hebrew the word "hamas" means "violence") who have written in their charter (fundamental law) “Israel must be destroyed”. Pagans do not know and do not understand that “their peace” do not come through their leaders but through יהושע Messiah and all Israel been reunited. They are “blind sheep” Today Yehudah (the Jews) accept those from “Benyamin” as their brethren but still reject יהושע as Messiah, they follow rather the doctrines of men, the Rabbis.........Nothing has changed:
Mat 15:3 But He answering, said to them, “Why do you also transgress the command of Elohim1 because of your tradition? Mat 5:20 “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees (Rabbis), you shall by no means enter into the reign of the heavens. Mat 23:15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees (Rabbis), hypocrites! Because you go about the land and the sea to win one convert, and when he is won, you make him a son of Gehenna twofold more than yourselves. Messiah was warning the Yehudin (Jews) of his time of the danger to teach the tradition of men instead of Torah (takanot, ma’asim, gerezot). .Today the Yehudin follow the tradition and instructions of men (Talmud) first and go to the Rabbis instead to seek יהושע....
Beware do not think we are better and remain humble, because it is יהוה’s will. The day will come when we will be again together. We should pray for our brethren that we love one another, and as it is written in the book of Yeshayahu, that Ephraim will not envy Yehudah and Yehudah will not trouble Ephraim:
Isa 11:12 and He shall raise a banner for the nations, and gather the outcasts of Yisra’ĕl, and assemble the dispersed of Yehuḏah from the four corners of the earth. Isa 11:13 and the envy of Ephrayim shall turn aside, and the adversaries of Yehuḏah be cut off. Ephrayim shall not envy Yehuḏah, and Yehuḏah not trouble Ephrayim. .............
Now the time of reconciliation has come, Yoseph (Messiah) to make known himself to his brothers. Read Rom: 11:25-26; Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles (goyim/nations) be come in. Rom 11:26 and so all Yisra’ĕl shall be saved, as it has been written, “The Deliverer shall come out of Tsiyon, and He shall turn away wickedness from Yaʽaqoḇ, . Do not read “gentiles” because the Greek word used in the Brit Chadasha is Strong’s # H1484 Etnos from H1486 Ethos meaning “tribe”, “nation”. .....Gentile means: pagan, idolaters, lawless people”. The Hebrew word is “goy” meaning “a troop”, “foreign nation”.....This feed with the context. “Gentiles" has been put into the Hebrew and Greek translation to bring confusion to those who shall not be saved. If you are in Messiah you are “Elohim Household”, “The House of Ya’acov” (Luke 1:33, Eph. 2:19) no more stranger but fellow citizens with the saints (Set apart Ones).....In Roman Chapter 11, Sha’ul (Paul) explains that “blindness” in part is happened to Israel, in this case Yehudin until the fullness of the “nations” or “tribes” (not gentiles);has come in (into the covenant) and so all Israel (the all House of Ya’acov) will be saved. The Greek word for “Blindness” is quite interesting and gives a better picture or understanding, let us look at it:............
Blindness: Strong’s #4457 pōrōsis po'-ro-sis From G4456; stupidity or callousness: - blindness, hardness. G 4456: Poroo, to petrify, that is, (figuratively) to indurate (render stupid or callous): - blind, harden. We see that it was the heart attitude that renders the people “stupid”, “to endure” יהוה’s anger, because they preferred to follow the Rabbis traditions and doctrines. Callousness = insensitivity, heartlessness, cruelty. In the book of Romans many Christians author have speculated in vain because of the lack of Torah understanding, replacing Israel against the "church" which of course is heresy. I say it already and repeat it, יהושע never came to create a new religion or a new entity but to restore the all House of Israel unto יהוה
Rom 11:25 For I do not wish you to be ignorant of this secret, brothers, lest you should be wise in your own estimation, that hardening in part has come over Yisra’ĕl, until the completeness of the gentiles1 has come in. Rom 11:26 and so all Yisra’ĕl shall be saved………Who is the Israel Sha'ul is speaking? We need to go back in the book of Romans to understand the context of his letter:
Rom 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to YHWH for Israel is that they might be saved. Rom 10:2 for I bear them record that they have a zeal of YHWH, but not according to knowledge. ..............
At this time, Yehudin and those from the House of Israel, Ephraim were separated, so that when Sha'ul is saying Israel he speaks of the Yehudin living in Jerusalem thus brethren: Rom 10:12 for there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek* (read Hellen): for the same Sovereign over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
* The original Greek text speaks of Hellen the inhabitant of Hellas and not of Greek, so that this believers were not automatically Greek but were living in Greece, this make a difference, they were from the lost tribes (nations) scattered in the four corners of the earth.
Rom 11:1 I say then, Hath YHWH cast away his people (the Jews)? By no means for I also am an Israelite (a Jew), of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
Of course Yehudah is also part of Israel and it is why Sha'ul says: "am an Israelite". The tribe of Benjamin been since many centuries assimilated to the Yehudin; Jews are both Jew and Israelites while Ephramites are Israelites from among the other Ten tribes; can you see the difference? You can be a Jew and be an Israelite but you can also be an Israelite without been a Jew just because you belong to another tribe! Now we can understand what Sha'ul writes " that hardening in part has come over Yisra’ĕl………….and so all Yisra’ĕl shall be saved
The hardening of the Yehudin (Israel) was יהוה doing in order for Ephraim the other part of Israel to come back into the fold and so all Israel shall be saved.........This is a teaching from the Brit Chadasha (N.T.): Joh 7:35 then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles (nations), and teach the Gentiles? Joh 10:16 and other sheep I have, which are not of this fold (the Jews): them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. ...............
Remember in the last Parsha that Yoseph had already made himself known to Benyamin asking him to see in the map with the stars if he can recognize where is brother is. The stars display everything and we all know that the wise men coming to Herod had learned of the birth of Messiah seeing the star:
Psa 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of El; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Psa 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. Psa 19:3 there is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Mat 2:7 Then Herodes, having called the Magi(wise men) secretly, learned exactly from them what time the star appeared.
It is said that these wise men were shepherd watching at their flock in the night and they were doing what was taught by the prophet Daniel who knew the mystery of the stars. They watched the stars to see when the conjuncture will be seen which confirm the birth of Messiah. During almost 500 years this tradition was taught from generation to generation until the time of fulfilment came. Today people get tired after some few years. Remember that Moshe learned from the descendants of Noach who themselves knew Adam!
Gen 45:1 and Yosĕph was unable to restrain himself before all those who stood by him, and he called out, “Have everyone go out from me!” So no one stood with him while Yosĕph made himself known to his brothers.
Gen 45:2 and he wept aloud, and the Mitsrites and the house of Pharaoh heard it. Gen 45:3 and Yosĕph said to his brothers, “I am Yosĕph, is my father still alive?” But his brothers were unable to answer him, for they trembled before him.
Gen 45:4 then Yosĕph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” And when they came near, he said, “I am Yosĕph your brother, whom you sold into Mitsrayim. Gen 45:5 “And now, do not be grieved nor displeased with yourselves because you sold me here, for Elohim sent me before you to preserve life. ...............
Yoseph (Messiah) is free from hatred because he knew that it was Elohim’s doing and plan to save Ya’acov household from the famine. We know that the opening of the seal bring famine and destruction to the world.
Gen 45:6 “For two years now the scarcity of food has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there is neither ploughing nor harvesting. Gen 45:7 “And Elohim sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to give life to you by a great escape. ................
6-7. “Two years the scarcity of food has been in the land” and “still five years in which there is neither ploughing nor harvesting” but “Elohim sent me (Yoseph/Messiah) to preserve a remnant and give life to you”!..............
This text is very amazing to me and if we dig in the “sod” we will see the deep meaning. Yoseph as a picture of Messiah “plays” his role to mark what will be in the future. All his actions are a shadow of things to happen to the House of Ya’acov. If it is true that every man can be save by coming to Messiah יהושע, they also must recognize themselves to become part of Ya’acov Household, in other words to become “Israelite”, not “Christians” or “believers” but real Israelites, because Elohim’s plan is for His people, the descendants from Abraham, Itzahk and Ya’acov, alone. Scarcity of food is the Hebrew word “ra’ab” meaning “famine” “hunger”. The spiritual aspect is the lack of the Torah for Two thousand years. Yoseph (Messiah) says that it is Elohim who has sent him to preserve a “remnant”,
Remnant: strong’s #7611 she'êrîyth sheh-ay-reeth' From H7604; a remainder or residual (surviving, final) portion: - that had escaped, be left, posterity, remain (-der), remnant, residue, rest.
The famine of food is a picture of the scarcity of people following the Torah. Yoseph (Messiah) says that a remnant, a remainder, those that escape will receive from him, Yoseph (Messiah).The 2000 thousand years are the time from the first advent from יהושע up to his second advent. The five years represent the time when the Torah (five books) will be restored to the all earth on the seventh day. Verse 6: “Ploughing and harvesting”: These two words have also their spiritual meanings which can be seen in the Hebrew language.
Ploughing: Strong’s # H2758 חרישׁ chârîysh khaw-reesh' From H2790; ploughing or its season: - earing (time), ground.
H2790: chârash khaw-rash' A primitive root; to scratch, that is, (by implication) to engrave, plough; hence (from the use of tools) to fabricate (of any material); figuratively to devise (in a bad sense); hence (from the idea of secrecy) to be silent, to let alone; hence (by implication) to be deaf (as an accompaniment of dumbness): - X altogether, cease, conceal, be deaf, devise, ear, graven, imagine, leave off speaking, hold peace, plow (-er, -man), be quiet, rest, practise secretly, keep silence, be silent, speak not a word, be still, hold tongue, worker.
Harvesting: Strong’s #7105 קציר qâtsîyr kaw-tseer' From H7114; severed, that is, harvest (as reaped), the crop, the time, the reaper, or figuratively; also a limb (of a tree, or simply foliage): - bough, branch, harvest (man).
H7114: qâtsar kaw-tsar' A primitive root; to dock off, that is, curtail (transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively); especially to harvest (grass or grain): - X at all, cut down, much discouraged, grieve, harvestman, lothe, mourn, reap (-er), (be, wax) short (-en, -er), straiten, trouble, vex. Verse 6 Yospeh is saying that during the coming five years there will silence, leave off speaking the word, be quiet, speak not the word and hold the tongue therefore people will be discouraged and troubled...............
Amos 8:11 told us that the last famine will be to hear the Torah! The Hebrew word for famine is the same word “ra’ab”.
Amo 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Sovereign YHWH, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of YHWH:
The last two thousand years under Messiah יהושע, he will keep a remnant until the time he will come back to establish the Kingdom of the Father. Read:
Joh 1:11 He came to His own, and His own (the Jews) did not receive Him. Joh 1:12 but as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of Elohim, to those believing in His Name, Joh 1:13 who were born, neither of blood nor of the desire neither of flesh nor of the desire of man, but of Elohim. Joh 3:17 “For Elohim did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world through Him might be saved........
Rom 9:27 and Yeshayahu cries out on behalf of Yisra’ĕl, “Though the number of the children of Yisra’ĕl be as the sand of the sea, the remnant shall be saved. Rom 11:5 So therefore also, at this present time a remnant according to the choice of favour has come to be. Rev 12:17 and the dragon (HaSatan) was enraged with the woman, and he went to fight with the remnant of her seed, those guarding the commands of Elohim and possessing the witness of יהושע Messiah. ……Gen 45:8 “So then, you did not send me here, but Elohim. and He has set me for a father to Pharaoh, and master of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Mitsrayim. .............
Read and compare:
Php 2:9 Elohim, therefore, has highly exalted Him and given Him the Name which is above every name, Php 2:10 that at the Name of יהושע every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, Eph 1:20 which He (יהוה) wrought in the Messiah when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenlies,
Eph 1:21 far above all rule and authority and power and mastery, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
Eph 1:22 and He (יהוה) put all under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all, to the assembly,
Eph 1:23 which is His body, the completeness of Him who fills all in all. Gen 45:9 “Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Yosĕph, “Elohim has made me master of all Mitsrayim. Come down to me, do not delay. Gen 45:10 “And you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and be near to me, you and your children, your children’s children, your flocks and your herds, and all that you have. Gen 45:11 “And I shall provide for you there, lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty, because five years of scarcity of food are still to come.” ’ .................
Spiritual interpretation verse 10-11: "you shall dwell in the land of Goshem". The place was chosen for the folds of Ya'acov's children. Goshem was a place in the lower place of Egypt east of the Nile with abundant pasturage.
The word Goshem means: "draw near" Messiah will feed " provide for you there", those who believe in him “draw near to him” with Torah during the last Famine mentioned in Amos 8:11. ...............
Gen 45:12 “And look, your eyes and the eyes of my brother Binyamin see that it is my mouth that speaks to you. Gen 45:13 “And you shall inform my father of all my esteem (glory) in Mitsrayim, and of all that you have seen. And you shall hurry and bring my father down here.” Gen 45:14 and he fell on his brother Binyamin’s neck and wept, and Binyamin wept on his neck. Gen 45:15 and he kissed all his brothers and wept over them, and after that his brothers spoke with him. Gen 45:16 and the report of it was heard by the house of Pharaoh, saying, “The brothers of Yosĕph have come.” And it was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of his servants.
A thought: bring my father down here (verse13), if we read in the Brit Chadasha (N.T) we see when the Father comes down: .....
Rev 21:3 and I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of YHWH is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and YHWH himself shall be with them, and be their Elohim. Rev 21:22 and I saw no temple therein: for YHWH El-Shaddai and the Lamb are the temple of it. Rev 21:23 and the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of YHWH did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. ........................
Remember the Torah is a progressive revelation which will be completed when we will live in the presence of יהוה and יהושע
17-28. Yoseph (Messiah) send his brothers including Benyamin to get his father (Ya’acov)'s Household. Remember in Roman 11 Sha'ul say that ALL Israel will be saved. ...........To Benyamin verse 22 Yospeh (Messiah) gives three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments. Silver is a picture of redemption and the five garments are garments of holiness through the Torah represented by the number five which include “mercy”. Gen 45:17 And Pharaoh said to Yosĕph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your beasts and go, enter the land of Kenaʽan,
Gen 45:18 and take your father and your households and come to me, and I give you the best of the land of Mitsrayim, and you eat the fat of the land. ..................
During centuries and even more the descendants of Ya’acov have been blessed in the world, they have received the “best of Mitsrayim” (the world) even without been aware of it. Now because of rebellion they receive the curse and only a remnant will be saved. Have you not heard many believers saying that because we are in Messiah we are “blessed people” and we will receive all blessing? What about what Moshe told the Children of Israel:
Deu 30:1 and it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee,the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither YHWH thy Elohim hath driven thee, Deu 30:2 and shalt return unto YHWH thy Elohim, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; Deu 30:3 that then YHWH thy Elohim will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither YHWH thy Elohim hath scattered thee. Deu 30:4 if any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will YHWH thy Elohim gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: Deu 30:5 and YHWH thy Elohim will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.
Deu 30:6 and YHWH thy Elohim will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love YHWH thy Elohim with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. …………….
Moshe says that A) blessings, B) curses will come upon the Children of Israel when they are in captivity (scattered in the four corners of the earth)……………..
Are we blessed today? Yes but read our blessing:
Eph 1:3 blessed be the Elohim and Father of our Master Yehoshua the Messiah, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in the Messiah:
Can you see where our blessings are? In the heavenly places in the Messiah!
Does this mean that there is no blessing on earth for יהוה’ people?
Php 4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. Php 4:19 but my Elohim shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by the Messiah Yehoshua.
Gen 45:19 ‘and you, you have been commanded, do this: Take wagons out of the land of Mitsrayim for your little ones and your wives. And you shall bring your father, and come. Gen 45:20 ‘And do not be concerned about your goods, for the best of all the land of Mitsrayim is yours.’ ” Gen 45:21 and the sons of Yisra’ĕl did so. And Yosĕph gave them wagons, according to the command of Pharaoh, and he gave them food for the journey. Gen 45:22 He gave to all of them, to each man, changes of garments, but to Binyamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.
Gen 45:23 and he sent to his father this: ten donkeys loaded with the best of Mitsrayim, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain, and bread, and food for his father for the journey.
19-23. Yoseph (Messiah) send food to all his family out of Egypt (the world system). Nowadays Messiah is feeding us also spiritually in our exile in Egypt (world system). Yoseph sent food to his Father in Canaan which is Israel today.
Gen 45:24 So he sent his brothers away, and they left. And he said to them, “Do not quarrel along the way.”
“do not quarrel along the way” has been translated in the King James with “fall out by the way” this is an allusion of rejecting Messiah the Hebrew word for “quarrel” or “fall out” is “ragaz” meaning: to be perturbed, to excite oneself,. Rejecting Messiah and turning back to the tradition of the “Jews”:
Heb 10:26 for if we sin purposely after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a slaughter offering for sins, Heb 10:27 but some fearsome anticipation of judgment, and a fierce fire which is about to consume the opponents. Heb 10:28 Anyone who has disregarded the Torah of Mosheh dies without compassion on the witness of two or three witnesses. Heb 10:29 How much worse punishment do you think shall he deserve who has trampled the Son of Elohim underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was set apart as common, and insulted the Spirit of favour? Heb 10:30 For we know Him who has said, “Vengeance is Mine, I shall repay, says יהוה.” And again, “יהוה shall judge His people.” Heb 10:31 It is fearsome to fall into the hands of the living Elohim. Heb 10:32 but remember the former days, when, after you were enlightened, you endured a great struggle with sufferings. Heb 10:33 On the one hand you were exposed to reproaches and pressures, and on the other hand you became sharers with those who were so treated,
Gen 45:25 and they went up out of Mitsrayim, and came to the land of Kenaʽan to Yaʽaqoḇ their father. Gen 45:26 and they told him, saying, “Yosĕph is still alive, and he is governor over all the land of Mitsrayim.” And Yaʽaqoḇ’s heart ceased, for he did not believe them. Gen 45:27 but when they spoke to him all the words which Yosĕph had spoken to them, and when he saw the wagons which Yosĕph had sent to transport him, the spirit of Yaʽaqoḇ their father revived. Gen 45:28 and Yisra’ĕl said, “Enough! My son Yosĕph is still alive. Let me go and see him before I die.” ...................
25-28. All who have seen Yoseph (Messiah) go back to Canaan (Eretz Israel) to spread the good news: Yoseph (Messiah) is alive! Can you see the double meaning here when the talmidin proclaimed having see יהושע: Mat 28:8 and they left the tomb quickly, with fear and great joy, and ran to report to His taught ones. Mat 28:9 and as they were going to report to His taught ones, see, יהושע met them, saying, “Greetings!” And they came and held Him by the feet and did bow to Him. Mat 28:10 then יהושע said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go, report to My brothers, to go to Galil, and they shall see Me there.”
Chapter 46. Ya’acov (Israel) and the remnant of the family go all to Mitzrayim (Egypt, world system) to be fed by Yoseph (Messiah). This is a picture of the Millennium when Messiah will be King over all the earth and has gathered all the children of Israel unto himself (Matt.24:29-31).
Verse 26 Ya’acov left Canaan they were sixty six. We can say: 66= 6X10 + 6 or 6X11.....Six is the number of man. Ten the number for the sum of all number, designating a complete whole, representing the whole direction which Elohim exercise. Testimony as the Way, the Word (dabar) as Ten Commandments. Those who have the Testimony of יהוה, (Those that know the way). (Greg Killian)... 11 is the number for Judgment, disorder, or a location of judgment......We know that all Israel will be judge during his exile in the four corners of the world.
1Pe 4:17 because it is time for judgment to begin from the House of Elohim. And if firstly from us, what is the end of those who do not obey the Good News of Elohim? 2Th 1:4 so that we ourselves boast of you among the assemblies of Elohim for your endurance and belief in all your persecutions and afflictions which you are bearing, 2Th 1:5 clear evidence of the righteous judgment of Elohim, in order for you to be counted worthy of the reign of Elohim, for which you also suffer, Gen 46:1 and Yisra’ĕl set out with all that he had, and came to Be’ĕrsheḇa, and brought offerings to the Elohim of his father Yitsḥaq. Gen 46:2 and Elohim spoke to Yisra’ĕl in the visions of the night, and said, “Yaʽaqoḇ, Yaʽaqoḇ!” And he said, “Here I am.” Gen 46:3 And He said, “I am the Ěl, Elohim of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Mitsrayim, for I shall make you there into a great nation.
Gen 46:4 “I Myself am going down with you to Mitsrayim and I Myself shall certainly bring you up again. and let Yosĕph put his hand on your eyes.” ..............Can you see the hint in these words to what יהוה has done with יהושע Messiah?...............;Eze 34:11 for thus saith the Master YHWH; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. Eze 34:12 as a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. Eze 34:13 and I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. Eze 34:14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. Eze 34:15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Master YHWH. Eze 34:16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment. Eze 34:17 and as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Master YHWH; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats. Eze 34:18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet? Eze 34:19 and as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet. Eze 34:20 Therefore thus saith the Master YHWH unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.
Eze 34:21 because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;Eze 34:22 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle. Eze 34:23 and I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
Eze 34:24 and I YHWH will be their Elohim, and my servant David a prince among them; I YHWH have spoken it..........Is it not what יהושע was saying? Joh 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. Joh 10:15 as the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. Joh 10:16 and other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Joh 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
Can you see how יהושע was sent by the Father to be the shepherd over His flock and to feed them? Is no יהושע called "son of David"?
Gen 46:5 and Yaʽaqoḇ rose up from Be’ĕrsheḇa and the sons of Yisra’ĕl brought their father Yaʽaqoḇ, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to transport him. Gen 46:6 and they took their livestock and their property which they had acquired in the land of Kenaʽan, and came into Mitsrayim, Yaʽaqoḇ and all his seed with him.
Gen 46:7 His sons and his sons’ sons, his daughters and his sons’ daughters, and all his seed he brought with him to Mitsrayim. Gen 46:8 and these were the names of the children of Yisra’ĕl, Yaʽaqoḇ and his sons, who came into Mitsrayim: Re’uḇĕn was Yaʽaqoḇ’s first-born. Gen 46:9 and the sons of Re’uḇĕn: Ḥanoḵ, and Pallu, and Ḥetsron, and Karmi. Gen 46:10 and the sons of Shimʽon: Yemu’ĕl, and Yamin, and Ohaḏ, and Yaḵin, and Tsoḥar, and Sha’ul, son of a Kenaʽanite woman. Gen 46:11 and the sons of Lĕwi: Gĕreshon, Qehath, and Merari. Gen 46:12 and the sons of Yehuḏah: Ěr, and Onan, and Shĕlah, and Perets, and Zeraḥ – but Ěr and Onan died in the land of Kenaʽan. And the sons of Perets were Ḥetsron and Ḥamul. Gen 46:13 and the sons of Yissasḵar: Tola, and Puwʽah, and Yoḇ, and Shimron. Gen 46:14 and the sons of Zeḇulun: Sereḏ, and Ělon, and Yaḥle’ĕl. Gen 46:15 these were the sons of Lĕ’ah, whom she bore to Yaʽaqoḇ in Paddan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the beings, his sons and his daughters, were thirty-three. Gen 46:16 and the sons of Gaḏ: Tsiphyon and Ḥaggi, Shuni and Etsbon, Ěri and Aroḏi, and Arĕli.
Gen 46:17 and the sons of Ashĕr: Yimnah, and Yishwah, and Yishwi, and Beriʽah, and Seraḥ, their sister. And the sons of Beriʽah: Ḥeḇer and Malki’ĕl. Gen 46:18 these were the sons of Zilpah, whom Laḇan gave to Lĕ’ah his daughter. And these she bore to Yaʽaqoḇ: sixteen beings. Gen 46:19 the sons of Raḥĕl, Yaʽaqoḇ’s wife: Yosĕph and Binyamin.
Gen 46:20 and to Yosĕph in the land of Mitsrayim were born Menashsheh and Ephrayim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him. Gen 46:21 and the sons of Binyamin: Belah, and Beḵer, and Ashbĕl, Gĕra and Naʽaman, Ěḥi and Rosh, Muppim and Ḥuppim, and Ard. Gen 46:22 These were the sons of Raḥĕl who were born to Yaʽaqoḇ: fourteen beings in all. Gen 46:23 and the son of Dan: Ḥushim. Gen 46:24 and the sons of Naphtali: Yaḥtse’ĕl, and Guni, and Yĕtser, and Shillĕm. Gen 46:25 these were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laḇan gave to Raḥĕl his daughter, and she bore these to Yaʽaqoḇ: seven beings in all. Gen 46:26 all the beings who went with Yaʽaqoḇ to Mitsrayim, who came from his body, besides Yaʽaqoḇ’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six beings in all. Gen 46:27 and the sons of Yosĕph who were born to him in Mitsrayim were two beings. All the beings of the house of Yaʽaqoḇ who went to Mitsrayim were seventy. Yoseph’s sons were born in Egypt:
1Pe 1:1 Kĕpha, an emissary of יהושע Messiah, to the chosen, strangers of the dispersion in Pontos, Galatia, Kappadokia, Asia, and Bithunia, (World system) 1Pe 1:18 knowing that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your fathers, not with what is corruptible, silver or gold, 1Pe 1:19 but with the precious blood of Messiah, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, 1Pe 2:9 but you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a people for a possession, that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light, 1Pe 2:10 who once were not a people, but now the people of Elohim; who had not obtained compassion, but now obtained compassion.........
Verse 2:9 fulfilment of Sh’mot 19:5-6.....
Verse 2:10.The reverse from Hoshea chapter 1:9.........
Gen 46:28 and he sent Yehuḏah before him to Yosĕph, to point out before him the way to Goshen. And they came to the land of Goshen. Gen 46:29 and Yosĕph made ready his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Yisra’ĕl. and he appeared to him, and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a long time. Gen 46:30 and Yisra’ĕl said to Yosĕph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive.” ................
Yoseph “went up to Goshem” The word “Goshem” in Hebrew means:” drawing near”. We see that After Yoseph has made himself known to his brethren, he take a step to go toward his Father (a picture of the all House of Ya’acov). Once Messiah has started to make himself known to the renewed Benyamin, he also will “draw near” to the whole House of Ya’acov!
Gen 46:31 and Yosĕph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I am going up to inform Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘My brothers and those of my father’s house, who were in the land of Kenaʽan, have come to me. Gen 46:32 ‘And the men are shepherds, that they have been men of livestock, and they have brought their flocks and their herds, and all that they have.’ Gen 46:33 “And it shall be, when Pharaoh calls you and says, ‘What is your occupation?’ Gen 46:34 that you shall say, ‘Your servants have been men of livestock from our youth even till now, both we and also our fathers,’ so that you dwell in the land of Goshen, for every shepherd is an abomination to the Mitsrites.”
Verse 34. Egyptian considered Shepherd as an abomination. The Hebrew word for Shepherd is the word “ra’ah” and means “pastor” “shearing house, wander, to tend a flock, the flock of Elohim. People from the world are more interested to eat “pork” as to look for sheep grazing grass which represent the word of Elohim and meditation. From grazing grass comes the white milk which is the picture also of the pure word of the Torah.
1Co 3:2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food, for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able,
1Pe 2:2 as newborn babes, desire the unadulterated milk of the Word, in order that you grow by it,
Porks eat everything they are called “omnivore” meaning “eating everything” feeding on all doctrines of the world bringing death. Today in west countries, people deny the scriptures but feed on doctrines of demons: Buddhism, Humanism, some turn to other religions honour the Daly Lama go to India for so call "meditation" among the "Gurus" and the list is endless................
Chapter 47 : During the “Millennium” age of Messiah, those who today live a “Qadosh” (Set Apart) life will feed the flock of Elohim and the people of the world will come and “sell” themselves to Messiah יהושע in order to live. They will be taught to keep the Torah and the Feast of יהוה:
Isa 66:23 “And it shall be that from New Moon to New Moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” declares יהוה. Isa 66:24 “And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me1 for their worm shall not die and their fire not be quenched and they shall be repulsive to all flesh!”………..
Zec 14:16 and it shall be that all who are left from all the gentiles (nations) which came up against Yerushalayim, shall go up from year to year to bow themselves to the Sovereign, יהוה of hosts, and to observe the Festival of Booths. Zec 14:17 and it shall be, that if anyone of the clans of the earth does not come up to Yerushalayim to bow himself to the Sovereign, יהוה of hosts, on them there is to be no rain. Zec 14:18 and if the clan of Mitsrayim does not come up and enter in, then there is no rain. On them is the plague with which יהוה plagues the gentiles (nations) who do not come up to observe the Festival of Booths. Zec 14:19 this is the punishment of Mitsrayim, and the punishment of all the gentiles (nations) that do not come up to observe the Festival of Booths………..
We see that the prophet Zecharayahu make a difference between Egyptians (Mitzrayim) and the Gentiles? In that day Elohim (here Pharaoh verse 6 from chapter 47) will give the best place to His people represented here by the land of Goshen “drawn near”.
Gen 47:1 Then Yosĕph went and spoke to Pharaoh, and said, “My father and my brothers, their flocks and their herds and all that they possess, have come from the land of Kenaʽan. And see, they are in the land of Goshen.” Gen 47:2 and he took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh. ........Gen 47:3 and Pharaoh said to his brothers, “What is your occupation?” And they said to Pharaoh, “Your servants are shepherds, both we and also our fathers.” Gen 47:4 and they said to Pharaoh, “We have come to dwell in the land, because there is no pasture for your servant’s flocks, for the scarcity of food is severe in the land of Kenaʽan and now, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.” Gen 47:5 and Pharaoh spoke to Yosĕph, saying, “Your father and your brothers have come to you. Gen 47:6 “The land of Mitsrayim is before you. Settle your father and brothers in the best of the land, let them dwell in the land of Goshen. And if you know of capable men among them, then make them chief herdsmen over my livestock.” Gen 47:7 and Yosĕph brought in his father Yaʽaqoḇ and set him before Pharaoh. And Yaʽaqoḇ blessed Pharaoh. Gen 47:8 and Pharaoh said to Yaʽaqoḇ, “How old are you?” Gen 47:9 and Yaʽaqoḇ said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my sojournings are one hundred and thirty years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not reached the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojournings.” Gen 47:10 and Yaʽaqoḇ blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
Gen 47:11 So Yosĕph settled his father and his brothers, and gave them a possession in the land of Mitsrayim, in the best of the land, in the land of Raʽmeses, as Pharaoh had commanded. Gen 47:12 and Yosĕph provided his father, and his brothers, and all his father’s household with bread for the mouth of the little ones. Gen 47:13 Now there was no bread in all the land, because the scarcity of food was very severe, and the land of Mitsrayim and all the land of Kenaʽan became exhausted from the scarcity of food. Gen 47:14 and Yosĕph gathered up all the silver that was found in the land of Mitsrayim and in the land of Kenaʽan, for the grain which they bought. And Yosĕph brought the silver into Pharaoh’s house. Gen 47:15 and when the silver was all spent in the land of Mitsrayim and in the land of Kenaʽan, all the Mitsrites came to Yosĕph and said, “Give us bread, for why should we die in your presence? For the silver is gone!”
Gen 47:16 and Yosĕph said, “Give your livestock, and I give you bread for your livestock, if the silver is gone.” Gen 47:17 so they brought their livestock to Yosĕph, and Yosĕph gave them bread in exchange for the horses, and for the flocks they owned, and for the herds they owned, and for the donkeys. Thus he fed them with bread in exchange for all their livestock that year. Gen 47:18 and when that year had ended, they came to him the next year and said to him, “We do not hide from my master that our silver is all spent, and my master also has the livestock we owned. There has not any been left before my master but our bodies and our lands. Gen 47:19 “Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for bread, and let us and our land be servants of Pharaoh. And give us seed, and let us live and not die, and let the land not lie waste.” Gen 47:20 and Yosĕph bought the entire land of Mitsrayim for Pharaoh, because every man of the Mitsrites sold his field, because the scarcity of food was severe upon them. And the land came to be Pharaoh’s. Gen 47:21 and as for the people, he moved them into the cities, from one end of the borders of Mitsrayim to the other end. Gen 47:22 only the ground of the priests he did not buy, for the priests had portions allotted to them by Pharaoh, and they ate their portions which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore they did not sell their ground. ...........................20. This is a picture of Messiah who finished the work for the Father:
Joh 4:34 יהושע said to them, “My food is to do the desire of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.
Joh 17:4 “I have esteemed You on the earth, having accomplished the work You have given Me that I should do.
22. We see here an allusion during the Millennium for those who will be called to be priest unto יהוה:
Rev 5:9 and they sang a renewed song, saying, “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals, because You were slain, and have redeemed us to Elohim by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,Rev 5:10 and made us sovereigns (Kings) and priests to our Elohim, and we shall reign upon the earth.”1
Gen 47:23 and Yosĕph said to the people, “Look, I have bought you and your land today for Pharaoh. Look, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.
Gen 47:24 “And it shall be that in the harvest you shall give one-fifth to Pharaoh. And four-fifths is your own, as seed for the field and for your food, for those of your households and as food for your little ones.”
Gen 47:25 and they said, “You have saved our lives. Let us find favour in the eyes of my master, and we shall become Pharaoh’s servants.”
Gen 47:26 and Yosĕph made it a law over the land of Mitsrayim to this day, that Pharaoh should have one-fifth, except for the ground of the priests only, which did not become Pharaoh’s.
Gen 47:27 and Yisra’ĕl dwelt in the land of Mitsrayim, in the land of Goshen. And they had possessions there and bore fruit and increased exceedingly.
23-27. The all earth shall be יהוה’s in this account represented by Pharaoh.”the G-d” of the earth.
In Yoseph time Pharaoh represent “God on earth”. Elohim the Hebrew word means “ruler, judge” This ruler tolerated the children of Israel and we will see that when Yoseph died, another Pharaoh will raise who do not know Yoseph, he will reign over Egypt and hate and oppress יהוה’s people, the same way as it is today.
יהוהwill send a “Saviour” in the person of Moshe who is also a type of Messiah, to deliver his people and bring them to the promise land. Today this deliverance will come when יהושע comes back to establish יהוה’s Kingdom on earth and bring his followers to enter it. The greatest Exodus from all time will be seen.Yoseph bought the people and the land for Pharaoh (47:23):------
Psa 24:1 the earth is YHWH's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
Today’s Haftorah come from the mouth of Yechezk’el who proclaim the time when the House of Yehudah and the House of Ephraim the seed of Yoseph will be brought back in the same Olive tree. Nothing will be able to stop what יהוה has proclaimed by the mouth of the prophets. יהושע says: I am come but for the children of Israel, you and me, who have been grafted back into the Olive tree by the blood of Messiah and obedience to the Torah.
No more two nations but ONE and the all world will soon know who you are and will bow before the King of Kings. Today they still boast of their “power”, soon this power will disappear and the whole world will cry!
Eze 37:15 and the word of יהוה came to me, saying, Eze 37:16 “And you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it, ‘For Yehuḏah and for the children of Yisra’ĕl, his companions.’ Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Yosĕph, the stick of Ephrayim, and for all the house of Yisra’ĕl, his companions.’ Eze 37:17 “Then bring them together for yourself into one stick, and they shall become one in your hand. Eze 37:18 “And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, ‘Won’t you show us what you mean by these?’Eze 37:19 say to them, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I am taking the stick of Yosĕph, which is in the hand of Ephrayim, and the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, his companions. And I shall give them unto him, with the stick of Yehuḏah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand.” ’
Eze 37:20 “And the sticks on which you write shall be in your hand before their eyes. Eze 37:21 “And speak to them, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I am taking the children of Yisra’ĕl from among the gentiles, wherever they have gone, and shall gather them from all around, and I shall bring them into their land. Eze 37:22 “And I shall make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Yisra’ĕl. And one sovereign shall be sovereign over them all, and let them no longer be two nations, and let them no longer be divided into two reigns. Eze 37:23 “And they shall no longer defile themselves with their idols, nor with their disgusting matters, nor with any of their transgressions. And I shall save them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and I shall cleanse them. And they shall be My people, and I be their Elohim, Eze 37:24 while Dawiḏ My servant is sovereign over them. And they shall all have one shepherd and walk in My right-rulings and guard My laws, and shall do them. Eze 37:25 “And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Yaʽaqoḇ My servant, where your fathers dwelt. And they shall dwell in it, they and their children and their children’s children, forever, and My servant Dawiḏ be their prince forever.Eze 37:26 “And I shall make a covenant of peace with them – an everlasting covenant it is with them. And I shall place them and increase them, and shall place My set-apart place in their midst, forever. …………
Read: Rev 21:3 and I heard a loud voice from the heaven saying, “See, the Booth of Elohim is with men, and He shall dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and Elohim Himself shall be with them and be their Elohim. Eze 37:27 “And My Dwelling Place shall be over them. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. Eze 37:28 “And the gentile (nations)s shall know that I, יהוה, am setting Yisra’ĕl apart, when My set-apart place is in their midst – forever.” ’ ”Luk 6:9 then יהושע said to them, “I ask you, is it right to do good on the Sabbath, or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?” Luk 6:10 and looking around at them all, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored sound as the other. Luk 6:11 But they were filled with folly, and were speaking with one another what they should do to יהושע. Luk 6:12 and in those days it came to be that He went out to the mountain to pray, and was spending the night in prayer to Elohim.
Luk 6:13 and when it became day, He called near His taught ones and chose from them twelve, whom He also named emissaries: Luk 6:14 Shimʽon whom He also named Kĕpha, and his brother Andri, Yaʽaqoḇ and Yoḥanan, Philip and Bartholomi, Luk 6:15 Mattithyahu and T’oma, Yaʽaqoḇ the son of Alphai and Shimʽon, the one called the Ardent One (Iscariot)
Are you also among the “emissaries” to speak the truth every time יהוה gives you the opportunity? Soon it will be too late, people’s heart will be seal and they will be doomed. Now it is still time to speak with boldness. Show yourself a good “emissary” (sent one) and pray for boldness to speak whenever and wherever the opportunity is given you. May יהוה bless you as you keep the way following the steps of Messiah יהושע