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
[this is part two of, Looking beneath the surface]
I will now pick back up with more of this message: (part two)
[THE BIRTH OF GRACE]
16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head: 17 and in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head. 18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days: 19 yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. 21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: 22 but he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. 23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.
Let’s go back to verse14: Joseph told the butler, think on me when it shall be well with thee and show kindness, and make mention of me to Pharaoh and BRING ME OUT OF This house = dungeon or prison.
Remember that Abigail had said this to David, when she stopped him from going to avenge himself of her wicked husband. She said when you are king, or it is well with thee, remember me. Later, after her husband died, David took her for a wife.
This is also showing that the thief on the cross recognized that Jesus would someday be king, and said, remember me when you come into your kingdom. That is what this is about. Watch it unfold as the other dream is interpreted.
There is a lot of background truth which needs to be brought in here, in order for the depth of this to be made clear. But I truly do not know how to show this to anyone who is unfamiliar with the deep truths which God has given to me in the last few years. One needs to know that Genesis one is NOT about the creation of the universe. It is totally about Jesus and his kingdom.
That is also what these two dreams are about. We know that Jesus was born, naturally, under the LAW SYSTEM. That is ONE DAY with the Lord. = LAW.
We also know that Jesus nailed that LAW to his cross, taking it out of the way. This then brought in a NEW DAY; A NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH = GRACE. That is another DAY WITH THE LORD = GRACE.
In Genesis one, day three is about this new day of GRACE being born. In this DAY OF GRACE, this FRUIT TREE of the vine of Jesus’ kingdom, began bearing its fruit, or true children of God. There were no children, or sons of God, under the old LAW system.
This is the budding and blossoming of that tree of life, Eve, the Holy Mother of all LIVING. She brought forth her first pure SEED CHILD, the day Jesus rose from the grave. This TREE then began bearing other SEED CHILDREN like unto Jesus. This began on the DAY of pentecost. (another DAY with God, see?)
This Holy Seed was in this tree, called Jesus, because God had given this seed of life to him. As the Father has LIFE in himself, so has He given to ME TO HAVE LIFE IN MYSELF. So, this tree has the seed of life in itself. This tree then brought forth more trees with this seed of life in itself. It became a full kingdom, of which Jesus is the HEAD.
On the third DAY, Pharaoh lifted up the HEAD and set Jesus on the throne of God. He is the HEAD of this body or kingdom. Jesus was brought out of that prison or grave, on this THIRD DAY, OR THE BEGINNING OF GRACE. Praise my God. The real prison was that old LAW.
Noah’s ark had three levels or stories. They stayed in that UPPER story. The chief baker saw THREE WHITE baskets on his head. White in scripture shows righteousness. The disciples were in an UPPER room, when they received the Holy Ghost and were thus filled with RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Watch how all of ties together, in this man’s dream.
Remember that the sheet with all manner of animals was let down to Peter three times and he was told to rise, kill and eat.
At first, Peter did not wish to do such a thing, for he saw it as carnal, or natural. But after he understood its true meaning, he saw that Jesus had now cleansed this entire world, we are all one, and we must all be one kingdom; not divided anymore. No Jews or Gentiles; No male or female; no bond or free; but all EQUAL in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Abraham is the ‘father’ of the righteous. With Abraham began a new age or day with God. This was a day of innocence. Then Moses came along and gave the LAW. This was day two.
Then Jesus nailed that law to the cross, took it out of the way, and gave us GRACE. This is day three.
Now I know there is more to this, but for now that is all I am dealing with.
Now to the baker’s dream: v16..I had three white baskets on my head.
Three brought it to the day of grace. White brought it to righteousness. on his head, shows it was on the head of the body, Jesus Christ.
In that UPPERMOST basket, (or that upper room), was all manner of bake meats for Pharaoh. This is the glorious message of grace brought to us by Jesus and his apostles. It began in that upper room. At the time of these baskets, the BIRDS did EAT these meats, or FLESH out of the basket on my head. It is saying that the true children of God, saw what Jesus had done for us, and came and ATE the glorious message he had given to us = his flesh, or spiritual FOOD.
We are referred to as birds; eagles and such in Scripture. Jesus himself is called a ravenous bird from the east. Jesus had said, except you EAT my FLESH, you have no life in you. So in this uppermost basket was this food of life.
In order for one thing to be born, seems another must die. flesh must die so spirit can live. OT Law system must die so Grace can live. Romans 7, we must be dead to law, in order to be married to Christ or Grace.
So all of this is fully established with written scripture = a sure interpretation.
Joseph said, the three baskets are THREE DAYS. Within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
He is speaking to The OT law system. In many scriptures, this law system is spoken of as a living being. It speaks to God and God speaks back to it. That is what this baker is showing. You must hang on that cross with Jesus and DIE. Then the ‘birds’ can come and eat that holy flesh of Jesus’ message of Grace.
v20.. It came to pass the THIRD DAY, was Pharaoh’s birthday, and he made a feast unto all his servants.
This is speaking of the birth of EMMANUEL, NOT THE BABY JESUS. It is speaking of the birthday of GRACE. This was the day God raised Jesus from the dead and restored him to his headship. Then his little ones could come and eat that FEAST he had made for us. Come and DINE.
Eat that holy FLESH to have eternal life. Jesus has made a feast for his servants. It is in that uppermost basket on his head.
Pharaoh lifted up the heads of both these men on that day. He RESTORED the butler to his former position and again this man ministered to God and the people.
He hung that old law system, or natural man, and brought in the Christ, in the image of God. These dreams came to pass exactly as Joseph had interpreted to both of them. Yet in spite of this, when the butler was restored, he forgot about Joseph and did not mention him to Pharaoh at that time. (you have forgotten your first love; there shall be a great falling away; but he will restore all things).
End of part two.