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The Story of Joseph In Egypt

The Many Lessons and Warnings It Gives Us


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INTRODUCTION

The Holy Scriptures are a truly inexhaustible source of wisdom, teachings and warnings. In essence - humanity would not need another book or text to navigate through Time if the treasures from the Holy Scriptures were dispensed through individuals who were intent in serving God (and thus humanity) instead of themselves.

Take the apparently well known story of Joseph in Egypt. A close friend of The M+G+R Foundation shared with us the view of Joseph's story through a very different lens – a different, but not a distorting, lens.

This angle of Joseph's story is so important that we have chosen to transform it into a full fledged document.


DETAILS

Below we will reproduce exactly what we received. In the DISCUSSION portion of this document we will comment upon it.

Our correspondent said:

I reread the chapters in question, and find ambiguities in Joseph's role that I had not noticed before.
 
The relevant parts of the chapters are below, with bold added by me. Comments are in bold green and within brackets []. It appears that Pharaoh and Joseph used the occasion of the famine in Egypt to put the whole economy under State control, and to enslave the people.

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Chapter 41 of Genesis

Joseph interpreteth the two dreams of Pharao: he is made ruler over all Egypt.

[1] After two years Pharao had a dream. He thought he stood by the river, [2] Out of which came up seven kine, very beautiful and fat: and they fed in marshy places. [3] Other seven also came up out of the river, ill favoured, and leanfleshed: and they fed on the very bank of the river, in green places: [4] And they devoured them, whose bodies were very beautiful and well conditioned. So Pharao awoke. [5] He slept again, and dreamed another dream: Seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk full and fair:

[6] Then seven other ears sprung up thin and blasted, [7] And devoured all the beauty of the former. Pharao awaked after his rest: [8] And when morning was come, being struck with fear, he sent to all the interpreters of Egypt, and to all the wise men: and they being called for, he told them his dream, and there was not any one that could interpret it. [9] Then at length the chief butler remembering, said: I confess my sin: [10] The king being angry with his servants, commanded me and the chief baker to be cast into the prison of the captain of the soldiers:

[11] Where in one night both of us dreamed a dream foreboding things to come. [12] There was there a young man a Hebrew, servant to the same captain of the soldiers: to whom we told our dreams, [13] And we heard what afterwards the event of the thing proved to be so. For I was restored to my office: and he was hanged upon a gibbet. [14] Forthwith at the king's command, Joseph was brought out of the prison, and they shaved him, and changing his apparel, brought him in to him. [15] And he said to him: I have dreamed dreams, and there is no one that can expound them: Now I have heard that thou art very wise at interpreting them.

[16] Joseph answered: Without me, God shall give Pharao a prosperous answer. [17] So Pharao told what he had dreamed: Methought I stood upon the bank of the river, [18] And seven kine came up out of the river exceeding beautiful and full of flesh: and they grazed on green places in a marshy pasture. [19] And behold, there followed these, other seven kine, so very ill favoured and lean, that I never saw the like in the land of Egypt: [20] And they devoured and consumed the former,

[21] And yet gave no mark of their being full: but were as lean and ill favoured as before. I awoke, and then fell asleep again, [22] And dreamed a dream: Seven ears of corn grew upon one stalk, full and very fair. [23] Other seven also thin and blasted, sprung of the stock: [24] And they devoured the beauty of the former: I told this dream to the conjecturers, and there is no man that can expound it. [25] Joseph answered: The king's dream is one: God hath shewn to Pharao what he is about to do.

[26] The seven beautiful kine, and the seven full ears, are seven years of plenty: and both contain the same meaning of the dream. [27] And the seven lean and thin kine that came up after them, and the seven thin ears that were blasted with the burning wind, are seven years of famine to come: [28] Which shall be fulfilled in this order: Behold, there shall come seven years of great plenty in the whole land of Egypt: [30] After which shall follow other seven years of so great scarcity, that all the abundance before shall be forgotten: for the famine shall consume all the land,

[31] And the greatness of the scarcity shall destroy the greatness of the plenty. [32] And for that thou didst see the second time a dream pertaining to the same thing: it is a token of the certainty, and that the word of God cometh to pass, and is fulfilled speedily. [33] Now therefore let the king provide a wise and industrious man, and make him ruler over the land of Egypt: [34] That he may appoint overseers over all the countries: and gather into barns the fifth part of the fruits, during the seven fruitful years, [35] That shall now presently ensue: and let all the corn be laid up under Pharao's hands and be reserved in the cities.

[36] And let it be in readiness, against the famine of seven years to come, which shall oppress Egypt, and the land shall not be consumed with scarcity. [37] The counsel pleased Pharao and all his servants. [38] And he said to them: Can we find such another man, that is full of the spirit of God? [39] He said therefore to Joseph:Seeing God hath shewn thee all that thou hast said, can I find one wiser and one like unto thee? [40] Thou shalt be over my house, and at the commandment of thy mouth all the people shall obey: only in the kingly throne will I be above thee.

[41] And again Pharao said to Joseph: Behold, I have appointed thee over the whole land of Egypt. 42[42] And he took his ring from his own hand, and gave it into his hand: and he put upon him a robe of silk, and put a chain of gold about his neck. [43] And he made him go up into his second chariot, the crier proclaiming that all should bow their knee before him, and that they should know he was made governor over the whole land of Egypt.

[44] And the king said to Joseph: I am Pharao; without thy commandment no man shall move hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. [45] And he turned his name, and called him in the Egyptian tongue, The saviour of the world. And he gave him to wife Aseneth the daughter of Putiphare priest of Heliopolis. Then Joseph went out to the land of Egypt:

[ Note: Joseph was made second-in-command over a totalitarian theocracy, which Egypt was, and was given dictatorial power, and the title of "the savior of the world.']

[46] (Now he was thirty years old when he stood before king Pharao) and he went round all the countries of Egypt. [47] And the fruitfulness of the seven years came: and the corn being bound up into sheaves was gathered together into the barns of Egypt. [48] And all the abundance of grain was laid up in every city. [49] And there was so great abundance of wheat, that it was equal to the sand of the sea, and the plenty exceeded measure. [50] And before the famine came, Joseph had two sons born: whom Aseneth the daughter of Putiphare priest of Heliopolis bore unto him. [51] And he called the name of the firstborn Manasses, saying: God hath made me to forget all my labours, and my father's house. [52] And he named the second Ephraim, saying: God hath made me to grow in the land of my poverty.

[53] Now when the seven years of the plenty that had been in Egypt were past: [54] The seven years of scarcity, which Joseph had foretold, began to come: and the famine prevailed in the whole world, but there was bread in all the land of Egypt. [55] And when there also they began to be famished, the people cried to Pharao for food. And he said to them: Go to Joseph: and do all that he shall say to you

[ Note: A confirmation of the total power given to Joseph ]

 [56] And the famine increased daily in all the land: and Joseph opened all the barns, and sold to the Egyptians: for the famine had oppressed them also [57] And all provinces came into Egypt, to buy food, and to seek some relief of their want [Note: Joseph had gotten the grain in the first place by levying a 20% tax on the harvest for 7 years. Now, he sold back to the people what he had taken as taxes.


Chapter 47 of Genesis

[13] For in the whole world there was want of bread, and a famine had oppressed the land: more especially of Egypt and Chanaan. [14] Out of which he gathered up all the money for the corn which they bought, and brought it into the king's treasure. [15] And when the buyers wanted money, all Egypt came to Joseph, saying: Give us bread: why should we die in thy presence, having now no money.

[16] And he answered them: Bring me your cattle, and for them I will give you food, if you have no money. [17] And when they had brought them, he gave them food in exchange for their horses, and sheep, and oxen, and asses and he maintained them that year for the exchange of their cattle. [18] And they came the second year, and said to him: We will not hide from our lord, how that our money is spent, and our cattle also are gone: neither art thou ignorant that we have nothing now left but our bodies and our lands. [19] Why therefore shall we die before thy eyes? we will be thine, both we and our lands: buy us to be the king's servants, and give us seed, lest for want of tillers the land be turned into a wilderness. [20] So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt, every man selling his possessions, because of the greatness of the famine. And he brought it into Pharao's hands:

[Note: Joseph centralized the means of production in the hands of the government, and drove a hard bargain, making the people slaves in return for the grain they needed to live. There is a parallel with Dostoyevsky's Grand Inquisitor, who (in the tale) is honored for feeding the people with the bread that he had taken from them. ]

[21] And all its people from one end of the borders of Egypt, even to the other end thereof, [22] Except the land of the priests, which had been given them by the king: to whom also a certain allowance of food was given out of the public stores, and therefore they were not forced to sell their possessions. [23] Then Joseph said to the people: Behold as you see, both you and your lands belong to Pharao: take seed and sow the fields, [24] That you may have corn. The fifth part you shall give to the king: the other four you shall have for seed, and for food for your families and children. [25] And they answered: Our life is in thy hand: only let my lord look favourably upon us, and we will gladly serve the king.

[Note: In return for their survival, the masses accepted their enslavement]

[26] From that time unto this day, in the whole land of Egypt, the fifth part is paid to the king, and it is become as a law, except the land of the priests, which was free from this covenant. [27] So Israel dwelt in Egypt, that is, in the land of Gessen, and possessed it: and grew, and was multiplied exceedingly. [28] And he lived in it seventeen years: and all the days of his life came to a hundred and forty-seven years. [29] And when he saw that the day of his death drew nigh, he called his son Joseph, and said to him: If I have found favour in thy sight, put thy hand under my thigh; and thou shalt shew me this kindness and truth, not to bury me in Egypt: [30] But I will sleep with my fathers, and thou shalt take me away out of this land, and bury me in the burying place of my ancestors. And Joseph answered him: I will do what thou hast commanded.

[31] And he said: Swear then to me. And as he was swearing, Israel adored God, turning to the bed's head.


DISCUSSION

In a document (1) published long ago, we outlined what the World Masters were (and are) intent in achieving in the world, and how:

Step 1: The whole world, country by country is brought into great turmoil. Propitiated by political, financial, ethnic or religious confrontations or whatever is the best means in each country to achieve the desired purpose: Generalized chaos. In Summary: "Bring the world up to its boiling point".

Step 2: A nuclear conflagration may be started  (although it is no longer necessary) through one of the many dangerously unstable nations throughout the world. The nation to be used as the "trigger" will be changed many times before the non stoppable chain reaction commences.

Step 3: This will lead to complete global chaos - wars, revolutions, financial collapses, religious upheavals and persecutions with the intent of an eventual world wide domination by the humanist ideology originally spawned by the Soviets for decades. 
In essence, Step 3 sets the stage for the eventual manifestation of the False Christ.

As with the seven year drought in Egypt, the man made collapse of the global socio-economic system will require "a savior", just like Joseph was to the Egyptians. This "savior" was given to the Egyptians by a man who pretended to be god-on-earth: the Egyptian Pharaoh. Who is and has been pretending to be "Sweet Christ on Earth" for centuries, in preparation for these times, if not the occupant of the Chair of Peter?


CONCLUSION

Our document commenting on the symbolism of Benedict's Caritas in Veritate (2)  should serve as the first part of the CONCLUSION to this brief document.

The second part, we published on April 23, 2013, and from it we quote:

We have been made aware of the homily Francis delivered at the Mass he officiated on the Feast Day of St. George (3). The key points follow:
[our highlights]

It is not possible to find Jesus outside the Church: this was Pope Francis' message as he marked his name day, the Feast of St. George, this Tuesday celebrating Mass in the Pauline Chapel with the Cardinals present in Rome.

And so the Church was a Mother, the Mother of more children, of many children. It became more and more of a Mother. A Mother who gives us the faith, a Mother who gives us an identity. But the Christian identity is not an identity card: Christian identity is belonging to the Church, because all of these belonged to the Church, the Mother Church. Because it is not possible to find Jesus outside the Church. The great Paul VI said: "Wanting to live with Jesus without the Church, following Jesus outside of the Church, loving Jesus without the Church is an absurd dichotomy." And the Mother Church that gives us Jesus gives us our identity that is not only a seal, it is a belonging. Identity means belonging. This belonging to the Church is beautiful.

And let us think of the consolation that Barnabas felt, which is "the sweet and comforting joy of evangelizing." And let us ask the Lord for this "parresia", this apostolic fervor that impels us to move forward, as brothers, all of us forward! Forward, bringing the name of Jesus in the bosom of Holy Mother Church, and, as St. Ignatius said, "hierarchical and Catholic." So be it.

First of all I must thank God for having Francis made our work easier.

As we clearly explained over thirteen years ago (4), even the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under Ratzinger's watch, had to back down from such heretical claim in a special insert dated September 6, 2000, in the L'Osservatore Romano (5). Not even Ratzinger could get away with claiming that there was no Salvation outside the Roman Catholic Church.

Now, Bergoglio, not only resurrects such claim but continues to peddle the idea that the Church is our Mother - a theological error and a mystical scandal - which we have exposed elsewhere.

The Church - the Mystical Body of Christ -  is made up of each and every soul seeking Christ; the clergy and Hierarchy are the Administrators; and Mary - by an act of the same Paul VI he quotes - is the Mother of the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ - that is, our Mother.

Hasn't the poor man realized that all that "inter religious dialogue" he is so fond of is sheer foolishness if "they" are already lost since they, according to Bergoglio's home spun theology, are outside the only vehicle of Salvation?

It seems that now Bergoglio is pandering to the traditionalists whose elitist spirit demand to be the only members of the elite. Never mind the fact that we are quite confident that most of them are not counted amongst the Elect (6).

We are sure that in a homily directed to the Ecumenical groups he will then promote inter religious dialogue. It seems that Cafeteria Catholicism continues to reign supreme and most poor disoriented and un Evangelized Catholics continue to feed from the "food" served at such Cafeteria.

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(1) The establishment of a New International Order
(2)  The Symbolic Manifestation of Step No. 4 and Announcement of Steps Nos. 9 and 10
(3) Source
(4) There IS Salvation outside the Roman Catholic Church
(5) Scan of Special Insert
(6) The selection of the Elect




Published on September 8,  2010 - The celebration of the Birth of the Virgin Mary
Updated on September 2,  2013

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