Joseph Jesse

Text: Genesis 45:25-26.

“And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob’s heart fainted, for he believed them not”.

Previously, we treated the first part of this topic and got a number of divine insights for our benefit. Now we are hitting peak.

Joseph is alive could relate very well with Jesus our saviour and hope of glory is alive forever. Just the way Joseph was said to have died having been supposedly killed by some strange animals, the saviour also had to die on the cross with every trait of shame, but resurrected and is alive today and ever more.

What many people may need to be reminded of is the fact that Joseph had to die to several things to be alive.

A. Joseph had to die to the flesh in order to remain alive. The wife of Potiphar tried to no avail to truncate his destiny. Had he allowed the flesh to rule him, he would have been reduced to a piece of bread. God have mercy.

B. He had to die to pride and position-consciousness, that is why he related with other prisoners even when he was in charge of the operations of the prison.

C. Joseph had to die to covetousness and embraced contentment for him to still be alive when it was announced to his father. Had he soiled his hands in the management of the prison, he would not have made it to the palace.

Similarly, Jesus was tempted in all areas while still on his earthly ministry yet no sin was found in Him. He said in John 14:30 that: “Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.”


A. In the light of this fact you are emboldened to face tomorrow, the living word is very emphatic about it.

B. In the light of your connection with the righteousness of Jesus who lives forever (Isaiah 3:10), this assures me that it shall be well with you. Surely it shall be well with you!

C. Furthermore, because Jesus lives forever, death has lost its sting. The one who conquered death is our saviour. You are now free to live for God to the fullest, and fulfil destiny even in the presence of your antagonists! Let’s celebrate Jesus.

D. Jesus is alive means He is available and accessible to us at every time. We are free to call Him, confide in Him and share our deepest thoughts with Him alone. With this we can access help quickly and speedily (Hebrews 12:2, Psalm 46:1).

Beloved reader, you are made better in every area today because Jesus is alive. Glory goes to God!


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