JOSEPH IS THE PROMISE OF MOSES
Lehi testified to his son Joseph of the coming Messiah, a latter-day Prophet named Joseph, a Moses who would come to deliver his people.
It is this deliverer who comes among his brethren who reveals himself. It is then that they finally realize something that Joseph has wanted to reveal to them from the very beginning but could not until the time of the great unveiling. Only through the understanding of Multiple Mortal Probations can we unlock the mystery of this end time deliverer.
“For behold, thou art the fruit of my loins; and I am a descendant of Joseph, which was carried captive into Egypt (that’s my family he says in other words) And great was the covenants of the Lord, which he made unto Joseph (speaking of Joseph of Egypt); wherefore Joseph truly saw our day. And he obtained a promise of the Lord that out of the fruit of his loins, the Lord God would raise up a righteous branch unto the House of Israel; not the Messiah, but a branch which was to be broken off; nevertheless, to be remembered in the covenants of the Lord, that the Messiah should be made manifest unto them in the latter days (and we’re in the latter days) in the spirit of power, unto the bringing of them out of the darkness unto light; yea, out of hidden darkness and out of captivity unto freedom.” – 2 Nephi 3:4-5
IN THE LATTER DAYS A MAN BY THE NAME OF JOSEPH WOULD BE RAISED AND HE WOULD BE A “SEER”
“For Joseph truly testified, saying: a seer shall the Lord my God raise up, which shall be a choice seer unto the fruit of my loins… And his name shall be called (Joseph) after me; and it shall be after the name of his father. And he shall be like unto me; for the thing which the Lord shall bring forth by his hand, by the power of the Lord shall bring my people (whose people? Joseph’s people) unto salvation;
yea, thus prophesied Joseph. I am sure of this thing, even as I am sure of the promise of Moses: for the Lord hath said unto me, I will preserve thy seed forever.
And the Lord hath said, I will raise up a Moses; and I will give power unto him in a rod; and I will give judgment unto him in writing (he will be a translator, a writer of scripture)
Yet I will not loose his tongue, that he shall speak much: for I will not make him mighty in speaking. But I will write unto him my law, by the finger of mine own hand; and I will make a spokesman for him.” Joseph of Egypt’s prophecy -2nd Nephi 3:6,15-17
IT IS JOSEPH THAT GOD WAS SPEAKING OF WHO WOULD COME AS MOSES TO DELIVER HIS PEOPLE
“God made Aaron to be the mouthpiece for the children of Israel, and He will make me to be God to you in His stead, and the Elders to be mouth for me; and if you don’t like it, you must lump it.” -Joseph Smith TPJS p.363
JOSEPH OF EGYPT IS FINALLY REVEALED TO HIS BROTHERS
“Behold, I am he of whom Moses spake, saying: A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me: for him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass that every soul which will not hear that prophet, shall be cut off from among the people.
Verily, I say unto you, Yea; and all the prophets from Samuel, and those that follow after, as many as have spoken have testified of me….
and they shall believe in me, that I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and shall pray unto the Father in my name.
Then shall their watchmen lift up their voice; and with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye. (now they will know)
Verily, verily, I say unto you, That my people shall know my name; yea, in that day they shall know that I am he that doth speak.” – 3 Nephi 20:23-24,39
“Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, “Send everyone away from me!” So none of them were with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers.
But he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh’s household soon heard of it.
Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But they were unable to answer him, because they were terrified in his presence.
Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near me.” And they did so. “I am Joseph, your brother,” he said, “the one you sold into Egypt! – Genesis 45:1-4
Interestingly enough, in the Berean Study Bible Zechariah 13:5 the prophecy reads as follows:
“He will say, ‘I am not a prophet; I work the land, for I was purchased as a servant in my youth.’”
But in King James Zechariah 13:6 the prophecy continues:
“And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.”
That scripture in Zechariah 13:6 sounds like the prophecy of the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ to His brethren and it is! That scripture in Zechariah 13:5 sounds like this deliverer isn’t recognized even by his own closest family just like Joseph and it’s true! They won’t recognize Him!
If you look back at when Jesus came to Mary after the crucifixion you will understand that even she didn’t recognize her Lord. She thought he was the gardener but He was more than that. He was our Lord who had died, laid in the tomb for three days and rose again on the third day! That is the good news of our coming deliverer and that is the fulfillment of the promise of Moses, a coming deliverer in the name of Joseph.
GOD’S HOLY DAY FOR THE GENTILE TO COME AND WORSHIP HIM WILL BE THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES- A DAY OF TRIBUTE
While October 31st might be a day of darkness and wickedness, God will have His day in the very time that He has appointed, not as man appoints.
It will be a day for the heathen, those who do not know the Lord God, the Gentile, whom the Lord terms “The family of Egypt” to come and worship the Lord and keep the feast of tabernacles which happens in the time of the fall harvest. Today, being the 31st of October, is not that day. The Feast of Tabernacles for this season has already passed.
“And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem, shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
And it shall be that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain (the next year you will not have a harvest)
And if the family of Egypt (the heathen) go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
In that day (God’s appointed day) shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the Lord’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar.” (Zechariah 14:16-20)
Man may come up with their own traditions, but God has not appointed them and He will not honor them because they are not by His word. They do not know Him but yet they will come up at His appointed times and seasons not only to worship Him but also to be tithed of their increase for the Lord has said:
“From whom do the kings of the earth receive custom or tribute? From their sons, or from strangers?
Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.”-Matthew 7:25-26
JOSEPH WILL TAX THE EGYPTIANS
“And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh’s.” Genesis 47:26
The priests which are consecrated to the Lord are tax exempt by the same definition the Lord gave to Peter.
This is how Joseph’s family was taken care of and how Egypt became one of the richest nations in the world. Likewise, this is how Jerusalem will prosper as a kingdom over the whole earth and Joseph will be her king.
TWO CLASSES OF PEOPLE
Those who are the children of the kingdom will have a place within the walls of the Holy City and those who are not the children of the kingdom will dwell outside as described in Revelations:
“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
For without are dogs (gentiles), and sorcerers (priestcrafters), and whoremongers (adulterers of man and beast, makers of corrupt mixtures and potions), and murderers (haters of those who do good), and idolaters (lazy and indolent, idol worshippers), and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie (lawyers and politicians).” (Revelation 22:14-15)