~~~ Looking beneath the surface ~~~~
One of the main reasons people miss the glorious secrets and deep truths of God’s Word is that they have never learned to look below the surface. On the surface, or the outward words, you will see a story. But this ‘story’ is included in God’s word ONLY because it is showing something much deeper and of a more spiritual subject. God speaks to us through these deep, below-the-surface or hidden secrets or truths. It truly takes an anointing from God for one to ‘see’ these deep and powerful reasons for this ‘story’ to be written in Scripture.
In this message I am going to show you some of the deep hidden secrets inside one of the most interesting ‘stories’ in scripture. Until you learn to see Jesus is all scripture, you have not looked beneath the surface yet; and are missing the true meaning; you are just reading words or a story. God’s word is not meant to just tell a story; that is for children. But instead those who are more mature in God, should be able to see the hidden secrets and expound the real glory of God’s word.
For this lesson I am going to use Genesis 40.
This ‘story’ begins after Joseph has been in prison for a good while, down in Egypt.
Genesis 40 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
40 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt. 2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. 3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. 4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.
5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison. 6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad. 7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?
8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;
10 and in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:11 and Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.
12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days: 13 yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: 15 for indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
When I read this, and God began showing me BENEATH the surface, it went like this: I read where the butler said, “I dreamed a VINE was before me”. I saw right then that this VINE is Jesus; for Jesus said, I am the VINE.
Then, ‘in the VINE were THREE branches’. I stopped right there and asked God, what are the three branches. I knew that Jesus had said, ye are the branches, but somehow I did not think that was the answer. Jesus spoke right back to me and said, ‘it is the three days Jesus was dead’.
I knew then this was the right interpretation. (I later called Wanna and asked her what she thought the three days were; she immediately saw it was these thee days Jesus was dead; two witnesses).
Joseph told them, Interpretations belong to God. This goes for interpretation the Word of God. No man can rightly interpret the word of God except God gives it to him. When anyone simply goes by what some man or church made up or tells, they will not have it right. Until God shows it to you and tells you, and you can prove it with written scripture, you do not have it right.
Now, notice something very striking next:
verse 10— this vine budded.. now remember this is during that three days Jesus was dead.
When a vine buds, it is getting ready to bloom and the blooms turn into fruit.
Next.. HER… notice this switch to the female gender…HER.. blossoms shot forth.
Now what is that? If you study the tree of life in scripture, it is always spoken of as a female. The tree of LIFE is a female. Even other scriptures, in Psalm and others, show that the WIFE is a fruitful VINE and bears CHILDREN.
I wrote a long message which God had revealed to me…called the Wife of God. This is one of the most shocking and deep message God has ever shown me. It comes from the book of Isaiah and proves that Jesus was the wife of God. Jesus is our spiritual MOTHER. But it goes back to his MOTHER, EVE. Eve is this tree of LIFE. Look up her name in the Strongs concordance. It will show you that Eve means RESTORER to life, or life giver.
(too much on that subject for me to go into it here; just wanted to give you that so you can follow this revelation here)
In the three days Jesus was dead and in hell, this VINE budded and HER blossoms shot forth; and the cluster brought forth RIPE GRAPES.
Wow! HER children began to come forth. God had promised HER, Eve, that HER Seed, or a child of hers, would bruise the head of that old SERPENT. This promised SEED or child, is Jesus Christ.
He is the very first ripe fruit on this TREE OF LIFE. He was the first human being raised up from the dead, to IMMORTALITY. So, this RIPE GRAPE is the risen CHRIST. He was THEN in the image of God, his heavenly Father.
This is what the RIPE GRAPES represent. Not the bud; not the blossom, but full RIPE FRUIT = resurrected children of God.
This is how we bruise the head of that old serpent = coming forth, from this dust body, to immortality, where death has no more dominion over us. Jesus was the first one up.
He was HER SEED. He was the first fruit on this TREE OF LIFE, EVE.
Surely you know she is the MOTHER OF ALL LIVING? Living signifies those who have the eternal life of God in them.
Verse 11. Pharaoh here, represents God. His cup was in the hand of Jesus. Jesus had prayed for this ‘cup’ to pass from him, but drank it for it was God’s will. Now after the three days, the budding and blossoming of the TREE, Jesus has this cup of God and is pressing the grapes to give DRINK TO GOD. In other words, beneath this surface, Jesus is now bringing in more RIPE FRUIT to God. He is now ‘fathering’ children and bringing them forth, also in the likeness of his Father.
See it goes on to say that in the thee days, (proving this is the right interpretation)…Pharaoh, (or God, in the types)… raises this ‘butler’ back up and restores him unto his place. He again delivers the cup into the hand of Pharaoh. Jesus was raised back to life in three days, and again is ministering to God and to the people.
Jesus shows next that he had down nothing to cause him to be put into this prison. He went there, to hell, for our sins; not for his own mistakes. His brothers sold him to Egypt and then a lying woman, (harlot church)… caused him to be put into prison, yet he had down nothing wrong.
This is a great message and I am too tired tonight to do anymore on it. I will go ahead and post this much so you all can read it. I hope to get back to some more of this tomorrow.
By: Jo Smith
April 16, 2015