Dec 13, 1996 is Fri, Tevet 3, 5756 Sunset: 5:31pm
Torah: Gen 41:1-44:17, Haftorah: 1 Kings 3:15-4:1
Mi Keytz, means "from the end" or "completion". It was the end of two full years, from the time the butler and baker were released from prison till Par’o dreamed and the wine bearer remembered his promise to Yoseph.
Yoseph’s experience in prison must have been akin to what we feel when we have the call of G-d on our lives and have to wait, sometimes years, to carry it out. He demonstrated for us the best way to spend our time, producing the best we can for our masters.
The pay off was big. Although it took several years, Yoseph went from slave to prisoner to head of Par’o’s kingdom. The transitions were overnight. It looked to him as though it would never come but when it finally came, it seemed instantaneous.
The same thing happened to others. Daniel Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (Shadrach Meshach and Abednego) all experienced similar situations. As a result of their faithfulness, they were in due time advanced to leadership in the kingdoms of their anti-types.
For us, their bondage and hardship equates to the flesh. The release from bondage is the springing to life of the spiritual work they were called to do.
Even though Yoseph was now doing things which were more enjoyable (serving Par’o and Mitzrayim), he always remembered the dreams. Can you imagine how he must have felt when his brothers came groveling at his feet seeking his aid?
The temptation to take maximum advantage of the situation was irresistible. I wonder what we would do under the same circumstances?
Do you think that Yeshua had the same thing in mind when He instructed us to remember his death until he comes? (1 Cor 11:26) If we are not forced to remember we will forget. Repeatedly the Bible warns us not to forget. Remember the covenant. Remember the bondage of our fathers in Mitzrayim. Remember that we have been redeemed from our evil ways. Remember what it was like before we were redeemed. Forget the leaks and onions, the cucumbers and the fish you ate in Egypt and remember how hard it was under Par’o. Then you will appreciate the life you now have through Messiah Yeshua.
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