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Joseph a Typology?

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Q:
They are some who are using the typology of Joseph to Jesus. They are saying  in Egypt  he was called by another name by pharaoh and was not known by that name by his brothers in Israel but it still the same
 
Joseph by another name. So they are saying the name Jesus is a Gentile
 
name given to Yahshua by the Gentile translators and this name : God
 
accepted the name for the Gentiles and is used to cast out demons.
 
But later it will be revealed that the man who is called  Jesus is the
 
man who is called Yahshua by the Jews. How do you explain this?
 
 
 
A:
 Greetings -- This is very good reasoning -- or so it seems on the surface -- Just in case someone does not know what “typology” means:
 
 
Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: : TYPOLOGY
 
1 : a doctrine of theological types;  especially   : one holding that things in Christian belief are prefigured or symbolized by things in the Old Testament
 
 
While the example you give is a good one and seems very reasonable, the record shows that the Children (Israel) of the God YaHWeH did not recognized Joseph as the brother they rejected, the one they threw into a well and later sold as a slave to a passing caravan headed for Egypt.  Trouble came in the form of a famine in the land of Canaan leading to the brothers going to Egypt to seek help.  Little did they realize they would be facing the brother they had, so many years before, sold.  Oh, and at that time they had lied to their father, Jacob (Israel) saying poor Joseph had been eaten up by a wild animal.  Years go by and here they stand, before the one they reject, the one they hoped to rid themselves, and why?  Because Joseph had a dream that one day all the brothers would bow before him.  They saw Joseph as a brash braggart, insulting them and at the same time jealous about the favortism their father and his mother showed toward this younger borther, and the jealousy was strong enough that they all, excluding Benjamin, the direct blood brother to Joseph, binding this boy up and then worried about what to do with him, not wanting to be guilty of shedding his blood, thus, as luck would have it, an Egyptian trading party was passing by and this gave them opportunity to sell him.  No, here they stood pleading their case and asking for help for relief from the famine.  It had become common knowledge that Egypt had food in reserve, that some genius leader had foreseen this coming famine and stock piled food.  The children of Jacob (Israel) were not the only people to come, hat in hand, asking to buy some food.  What did Joseph do?   Seeing they did not recognize him, and why should they, here stood Joseph, with an Egyptian name and dressed as a grand visor, second only to Pharaoh, Joseph would help them but not before he would make certain demands and threaten them and to their horror, holding the youngest of them, Benjamin as a ransom, their fathers most favorite among the brothers since Joseph was killed by the wild animal, or so Jacob (Israel) thought for all those past years.  
 
 
All sorts of parallels, or typologies, could be drawn from this account.  The similarities to that of modern Christians calling on the Savior of the Bible by a different name and not recognizing the True Savior is evident in this typology that you are presenting, proving not that it is all right to call on him by any name we chose but that He is not recognized by those claiming to His followers.   Look at the account again.  
 
 
If we continue to use typology concerning Joseph and the chosen people of our Creator God then we must consider the whole record.  But in this case we will only touch on the surface to set straight the misapplication of this account trying to make the use of a different name for our Savior, as opposed to using His true Birth Name, as being perfectly all right, which, when seen and understood is not right.
 
 
Certainly Joseph was Joseph by any other name but look at what happened, the People of the Living God did not recognize him – they thought he was someone else – just like today as Christians call on someone they do not recognize and misidentify Him.  But what happened when it was revealed to them, when this person by another name was revealed to them?  Once the truth was uncovered and they saw it was Joseph, and a brother with great authority they immediately feel before Him in great fear, for He was the one they had rejected.  The brother, having restored His true Name before them, and they groveled before him in tears and repentance, even in fear of their lives.  The comparison is one of Identity, not one of accepting all other names, expecially when those other names are lead away from His True Identity, the one we are to confess and not other.  

Along with this we can see a parallel to a prophetic announcement, found in Zechariah, that a time is coming when the people of Israel will see Him, the one they rejected, and they will cry out and mourn and repent for their treatment of Him (Zech 12:10).  This time is coming when Israel will be raised and will see the one they rejected and they will repent and call on Him only by the Name given to Him, not some pagan reference, but His true Identity.  There is the similarity, the Typology.  I know that this method, called Typology, was not developed to explain why we need to follow the truth but as a way to explain away the truth.  
 
 
Look at how the brother responded once their sin had caught up with them:  Once it was revealed to them that this Egyptian prince was their brother Yoseph. (YeH-o-safe, or YaH-o-safe) they did not deny him, they begged his forgiveness – he became their savior.  They realized their error and the sin they had committed against their brother.  Before this revelation they were merely asking for help, once the revelation of his true identity was made known they then came into true repentance.  

There are many things wrong with a believer in the true Messiah calling on Him by any other name than His birth Name.  Let the world call Him what they will, and use Him as they see fit, applying a Name to Him that is not His true identity, but for the Children, for His brothers and sisters in His Spirit this should not be the case, especially to those to whom He has revealed Himself – this should be an obvious choice for those who see this.  Let the world do as the world does and argue all it wants in defense of a false name, a name that never existed until about 400 years ago – a type of deception -- let those seeming to be wise in the word as they preach and teach “another” messiah in “another” name continue in their self-delusion, for it is not for us to force them to understand what they do not see or do not want to see, only our Lord can open the mind to this truth.  Following our Savior’s last command –
 
 
(Rev 22:11) Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy."
 
 
This pretty much says it all – mind your own business.  Our Lord calls whom He will and opens the eyes and minds of those He calls or honors with this revelation to those true seekers, but to the rest?  Let them be, let them be whatever they think they are or whatever life style they have chosen.
 
 
When someone outside of the Body of the Messiah uses the Scriptures and mistakenly calls on Him by another name we know who they are talking about, even in this error, but when we then call on Him and refer to Him by His true identity many of those outside of the Body become confused and defensive, even to the point of denying Him by His true Identity.  It is strange, however, how often someone will defend the use of a name that is of recent invention in favor of a Name that is available and has been available from the time of our Lord’s birth in the flesh and is a name that has existed from the very beginning of the Biblical narrative.  Once we know this truth we are obligated as believers to own up to this truth and put away the world view.  

It is proven over and over again that by accepting His true identity in our prayer life and bible studies a whole new and deeper understanding of the Word becomes evident.

Also, one more thing to consider as a professing believer -- If we have a name from the world, a name applied by the English translators to the text, a name that is of modern invention -- used by gentiles, as you say -- then why would we follow in their footsteps when we have the corrected and true identity revealed to us?  It is not that the bogus name JESUS is the only choice, not at all, for the truth is His birth name has been with us from the beginning, as stated before, and is with us to this day, so why use a different name?  
 
 
The one name, JESUS, a world view name invented by the KJV translators around 1611 AD (actually IESVS) did not exist when He walked this earth and it is most certainly not the Name the Apostles baptized in or preached in -- that name never existed then but the Name YaHushua, or Yehoshua, or the Old English transliteration, Joshua did exist -- even down to today.  It seems our Savior saw this in advance and as a point of sarcasm said the following –
 
 
(John 5:43)  I am come in my Father's name, and you receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.
 
 
Once you restore His proper identity you will see verses come to light and life, verses such as the
following then take on a dramatic meaning –

 
His Name Restored:
 
 
(Rom 10:9)  That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord YaHshua, and shall believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.
(Php 2:9-11)  Wherefore also God (the Father) highly exalted him, and gave unto him the
name which is above every name; that in the name of YaHshua every knee should bow, of
things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth, and that every tongue should
confess that YaHshua the Christ (Anointed) is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Act 4:12)  And in none other is there salvation: for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, wherein we must be saved.
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is but a sampling of what you will find for yourself if you will begin to restore His Name, His Birth Name, a Name given to Him by His Heavenly Father.  Certain verses and their true implications will jump off the pages.  
 
 
One final thought:  It is not that the translators did not have a choice, they did but chose instead to present a name inherited from the Roman Catholic Church, IESVS, later becoming JESUS for Protestants.  They had a choice as is evident in the Hebrew Scriptures, you know, that portion of our Bible we know as the Old Covenant, or Old Testament.  In this Old Covenant we find the Old English transliteration of the Name given to our Savior, JOSHUA (YaHshua).  The Book of Joshua bears His Name, a name of a man that led the Children of YaHWeH into the promised land, into the Kingdom of God on Earth.

Our Savior was named this very same Name and you find this Name in every English translation of the Old Testament.  It is right there for all to see but when it came to the New Covenant, the New Testament, what did they do?  They changed His Name from Joshua to JESUS (pronounced by many as, HeyZeus).  Back in the day the letter “J” was pronounced as we pronounce the Hebrew “Yod” or “Y”.  If you take the time to look up the Hebrew translation for JOSHUA you will find it as YeHoshua, some say YaHushua and others YaHshua and all three bear the Name of our Heavenly Father, but the bogus name, Jesus, does not and it is not a transliteration, nor even a close equivalent of any of the three choices.  
 
 
With this understanding let’s read again --
 
 
(John 5:43)  I am come in my Father's Name, and you receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive
 
 
Than that is exactly what has happened and all sorts of fancy excuses and twisting of theological ideas have been used, even invented, in order to cover up the truth, that our Messiah came in only one name.  Not forgetting the Name most popular among Christians never existed until about 400 years ago.  Important?  I believe it is.

CJB:  (Act 4:11) "This Yeshua is the stone rejected by you builders which has become the cornerstone. There is salvation in no one else! For there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by whom we must be saved!"  

 
 
 
 
 
 
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