Posted by: biblestudyseattle | May 10, 2014

Joseph Overlay

Another possible overlay in prophecy is the story of Joseph and the first half of the Millennium. In his case we’d have 250 years of plenty followed by 250 years of famine. 500 years is the approximate duration of the resurrection of the first and second born, i.e. All of humanity. If this is the case, Jesus would reveal himself corporately to the Jews 9/14 of the way through 500 years, or about 320 years in. This roughly matches the first dry day in the story of Noah’s flood, the 313th day. We think that Jesus’ revealing to the Jews will happen before the resurrection of the second born because Jacob’s house had not yet moved in with Joseph when he revealed himself to his brothers. So the overlay in this post is not the preferred possibility. But it’s ok to ponder prophecy and the future. And it’s ok to be wrong. Jesus said, “keep asking, keep seeking, keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” Granted, some of those doors will not be opened until our second life.

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