Joseph and the Pre-Tribulation Rapture

Joseph, the son of Jacob, is such an amazing picture of the Lord Jesus. So many facets of the life of Joseph foreshadow the life of Jesus here on earth. Joseph is clearly a type of the Lord Jesus. Some Bible scholars say that there are over one hundred ways that Joseph is a foreshadow of Jesus. I will list here only the more evident ones.

Brother Perry Stone recently pointed out another parallel between Joseph and Jesus, and it is such a blessing to we who look forward to the trumpet call of the Lord Jesus, commonly known as the Rapture.

When Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt the second time, Joseph had them taken to his house where he had a meal prepared for them. They were astonished to find that their seats at the table were in the exact order of their birth. They wondered, “who was this man?” Finally, Joseph could stand it no longer. He had to let his brothers know his true identity. Before he revealed himself to his brothers, Joseph sent all the Egyptians (Gentiles) away. (Genesis 45:1)

Before the Lord Jesus reveals Himself to His Jewish brothers, He will send all Believers (largely Gentiles) away, out of this world! The Lord Jesus is going to send us away before He reveals Himself to the Jews and defeats the wicked of the earth.

Jesus told His disciples that He was going to prepare a dwelling place for them. (John 14:2) The Prophet Isaiah gives us a wonderful picture about these dwelling places and the End Times. The prophet told us to go into our rooms (that Jesus has prepared in Heaven) and shut the door (see Revelation 4:1) behind us, until the anger and wrath of the Lord is past, because He is coming to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their sin and iniquity. (Isaiah 26:20-21)

Praise the name of the Lord! Pray for the lost! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

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