I have told you before that Joseph is a type of Christ. In the story of Genesis 44-45 he is a type of our Father and Judge.
The priesthood was assigned to Levi ultimately through his descendant Aaron. This priest was weak in his advocacy because he likewise needed an advocate. The ultimate advocate, the ultimate High Priest, had to rise from an unlikely lineage. Out of the tribe of Judah. This is depicted in type by our story. Judah had to plead for the life of his brother, offer himself as surety both to show love for his father, brother, and to satisfy the claims of sin.
In this type story Joseph could no longer restrain his love once the advocate gave himself. I wonder at some of the ignorance of God’s children when they address God. Yes God is as severe as Joseph in power to the infinite, but He fully accepted the Judah-Priest as sufficient. The floodgates of love were now free to be released toward his brothers.
We no longer have to plead for justice, mercy, or God to show His power. The Judah-Priest took on this role and was accepted. Now we are to take the provisions He has given us and go collect our families. The Kingdom of God is advancing daily and we are empowered with all Kingdom authority to possess the best.
When I first prayed about the injustice of mortgage fraud, God did not say sit back and watch lightening strike the bankers. He made it clear that my found interest was His own. I cared about it because He was already an advocate for His brethren during the famine. I was dispatched with all the supplies I would need to go and gather.
When my critics talk of how God is judging me for sin they show their ignorance of the revelation within this story. I am not judged glory to God. I never will be. I have a surety advocate High-Priest that is perpetually accepted. Love gushes towards me. So much so that when the battle rages as I’m about gathering God’s family I am at total peace. I am about the most powerful’ business initiated by His decree, equipped with all I need, and loved with an overflowing love.
Failure and defeat are an impossibility under these conditions. Any who talk of such are ignorant fools who boast foolishly thinking themselves wise. I have hardly touched the surface of the potent revelation within this story. Perhaps God will give you more with gleaning review.
The brethren were subject to the famine but not subjects of it. You may have suffered loss and had to make adjustments for lack but it all is temporary. The wagons to collect will be given you soon enough.