Shadows in the Old Testament

And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. – Gen 45:18

~ This scripture is a shadow of how our Heavenly Father treats us and spoils us. Joseph’s family was asked to come into Pharaoh’s land and they would feed of the best of that land. They didn’t do anything to deserve that kind of treatment but simply because they were part of Joseph’s family.

Now join this with the New Testament and you will see the original image of what God was projecting in His word. When we shine a light on who the people in the Old Testament represent we will be able to see more clearly the symbolism that is used.

Pharaoh represents God the Father, ruler over all. Joseph, represents Jesus, second in command over all. Joseph’s family represents all of us. The ones who can partake in the Father’s blessings just because we are part of Jesus’ family. The Father invites us to have the best of His land because He accepts us, loves us and wants to protect us. Great imagery and truth! Thank you Jesus for blessing us!