JOURNAL WEEK TWO -JOSEPH MAN OF THE DOUBLE
Joseph was the O.T. type of Christ in His fullness or double. His name means "God wants to do it again and again." His son's name is Ephraim meaning "God has given me double fruit in the land of my affliction". His story is full of repeats and a life of lived to the fullest because God was always with him and prospered everything he put his hand to, because everything he put his hand to was what God had told him to do beforehand. Acts 7:13 It was in the brothers second visit that he makes himself fully known to them, where he says to them, I am Joseph, I am Joseph your brother. Although there was an intense yearning in his bowels he chose to forcibly restrain himself from showing who he really was, but when the revelation finally was made he tells them to quickly go back and bring everyone and everything they had so that they could be near to him. This reflects on John 14 where Jesus says that he will not leave us alone but he will come back again but in the meantime He would send His Holy Spirit to dwell in them, and that in doing so He and Father would come and dwell in them. The Holy Spirit would reveal Jesus by degrees of glory and that we would by those revelations be changed into His image (2 Cor. 3:17). Only those that love Him, desire Him, seek Him would be able to receive these deep revelations. (1 Cor.2:9-10). Paul our N.T example and Joseph our N.T example represent the intense longing that he has for His brethren to be in their presence, to see them face to face. This desire is the same word is also used for inordinate desire, an obsession. The only obsession we are to have is a intense desire to be with Him, the same desire He has for us. We are to be "love sick" for Him. Song of Solomon 2:5 and 5:8. Oh how He loves us.