Sunday, January 16, 2022

God’s Timeline – Part 58 The Death of Joseph


God’s Timeline – Part 58

The Death of Joseph

Pastor Bruce A. Shields

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 -         Creation Week

o   Adam, Eve, and the Fall

-         Cain and Abel

o   Evil Fills the World

-         Noah Did All God Commanded Him

o   The Flood

o   God’s Covenant with Noah

o   Noah’s Sons and Ham’s Sin

o   Nations of Noah’s Sons

 -         Tower of Babel

 -         God calls Abram

o   Abram and Lot part ways

o   Rescue of Lot


-         The Lord’s Covenant with Abram for Isaac

o   Hagar and Ishmael Born Abram 86 years old

o   Sarai and Isaac

o   The Three Visitors

o   Abraham Pleads for Sodom

 -         Birth of Isaac (Abraham 99 years old Sarah 90-Hagar and Ishmael sent away)

o   The Lord tests Abraham

o   Sarah Dies 127 years old

 -         Isaac marries Rebekah

 -         Jacob and Esau are born

o   Abraham dies at 175

o   Isaac receives the Birthright and his father’s blessing

o   Esau marries two Hittites at 40

o   Esau marries a daughter of Ishmael

o   Jacob travels to his grandfather’s family to find a wife

o   Jacob’s Dream at Bethel

o   Jacob marries Leah then Rachel

§  Levi is born

§  Joseph is born

§  Benjamin is born

o   Jacob fled Laban and is pursued

o   Jacob Prepares to meet Esau

o   Jacob Wrestles with God & Becomes Israel

o   Jacob Meets with Esau after 20 Years

o   Jacob’s Daughter Raped by Shechem

o   Jacob Returns to Bethel

o   The Deaths of Rachel and Isaac

 -         Joseph’s Dreams (Joseph is seventeen at the time)

o   Joseph Sold by His Brothers

o   Joseph Imprisoned

o   Joseph interprets dreams while in prison

o   Joseph Interprets the Pharaoh’s Dream

o   Joseph enters the service of Pharaoh

o   Joseph’s Brothers Go to Egypt

o   Joseph’s Brothers Return Home from Egypt

o   Benjamin’s Silver Cup

o   Joseph reveals himself to his brothers

o   Jacob Travels to Egypt

o   Joseph and the Famine

o   The 12 Tribes Complete

o   Jacob blesses/prophecies over his sons

o   The Death of Jacob - 147 years old

o   The Death of Joseph – 110 years old




Genesis 50:22-26

“Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his father’s family. He lived a hundred and ten years 23 and saw the third generation of Ephraim’s children. Also the children of Makir son of Manasseh were placed at birth on Joseph’s knees. [counted as his]

24 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land to the land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” 25 And Joseph made the Israelites swear an oath and said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this place.”

26 So Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.”




Today we will look at the scriptures and see the death of Jacob.



    I.            JOSEPH STAYED IN EGYPT

a.      Joseph returned to Egypt after he buried Jacob

                                           i.      He promised the Pharaoh he would return, and he did


                                        ii.      He continued to serve Egypt as the second in command until his death at the age of 110


                                     iii.      Joseph lived in Egypt 93 years


                                      iv.      His father’s descendants lived there 215 years


                                         v.      This man Joseph, who was sold as a slave, became the richest, most powerful man on the face of the earth. Without a doubt, one of the most perfect types of Christ we have as an example of the Lord’s works.



b.     Jacob witnessed up to the 3rd generation of Ephraim’s children

                                           i.      When this faith was passed to Joseph, he, in turn, passed it on to the rest of the Israelites and the future tribes of his brothers.


c.      The children of Makir were counted as Josephs

                                           i.      Makir was the son of Manasseh


                                        ii.      Just as Jacob, the grandfather of Manasseh and Ephraim, adopted Joseph’s two sons to replace Joseph and Levi for the twelve tribes, we see Joseph, the grandfather of Makir receive his sons at birth upon his knee (symbolic of counting them as his own sons).


                                     iii.      This would ensure Joseph’s line continued in Egypt after his death since his sons were now counted among the tribes of Israel.




a.      We are not told why he died before his brothers

                                           i.      All we can do is guess


                                        ii.      The scriptures do not tell us why


                                     iii.      Traditional Jewish teaching states Joseph’s life was shortened because he became prideful in his position.

1.      Again, this is conjecture

2.      They believe this because he returned to Egypt after his father’s burial.

3.      He never left Egypt again.

4.      He made plans to adopt His great-grandchildren as his own to carry on his Egyptian presence



b.     The passing of the covenant

                                           i.      We further read at the end of Genesis 50, Joseph tells his brothers, “surely God will take you up, out of this land (Goshen in Egypt) to the land He promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”


                                        ii.      He then made the Israelites swear an oath


                                     iii.      We are not told what they swore, but inference tells us they swore to the covenant, to listen to God, and follow His leading.



c.      The last promise

                                           i.      Genesis 50:25, “And Joseph made the Israelites swear an oath and said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this place.”


                                        ii.      Joseph did not want his bones left in Egypt.


                                     iii.      When the children of Israel left Egypt approximately 122 years later, Moses was careful to “take the bones of Joseph with him,” Exodus 13:19


                                      iv.      And it would be 40 more years of wandering in the wilderness before they were laid to rest.

1.      162 years from when Joseph died, Joshua, no doubt, attended the burial of those very bones.




a.      Through Genesis we have seen God work His promise out

                                           i.      There are 5 covenants God has made with man

                                        ii.      God made these covenants with humankind because of the fall

                                     iii.      These are designed to reconcile man to God

                                      iv.      These are GOD’S covenants WITH man

1.      Noah’s Covenant

2.      Abraham’s Covenant

3.      Moses’ Covenant

4.      David’s Covenant

5.      The New Covenant



b.     The Covenant is forever with God

                                           i.      God never breaks His promise or covenant


c.      Only we quench the work of God’s Holy Spirit

                                           i.      God has made a way

                                        ii.      Jesus gave us the Great Commission which explains the way

1.      Go into ALL the world and preach the Gospel

2.      Baptize in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

3.      THEN, teach them to obey ALL that Jesus commands



The book of Genesis begins with life and ends with death.


It starts with Creation and ends with a coffin.


It begins with a living God and ends with a dead man.


It is all because of the fall, and it is all explained from beginning to end in this book.




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