It is recorded in Scripture for our learning and understanding how a severe famine in the land of Egypt and the middle east in general brought the whole population sell themselves to Pharaoh King of Egypt. There are parallels playing out today.
12. And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father’s household, with bread, according to their families. 13. And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.
There was severe famine/food shortage in all the land but Joseph provided for his own family of 70 including the aging patriarch Jabob and the other 11 sons of Israel. The lesson here is that God shall provide for those who come under the shadow of His wings – even in famine. Please do not let your anti Yew perspective cloud your heart and make you angry. I am speaking of God favouring those who trust in Jesus Christ the Jewish Messiah and Saviour of all the world -not just those who were blinded and rejected Him two thousand years ago.
14. And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house. 15. And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth. 16. And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.
The money in Egypt came to an end failed (tamam) and was spent. The money was said to (‘âphês) that is to disappear, to cease – be clean gone and brought to nought -ie – FAIL!! Food shortages through not being able to grow enough crops to live off—led to having to use all their money to buy what the central government had. All good.
17. And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.
All their wealth and savings were in their only solid assets – Cattle. Those assets had to be given to the Central Government in exchange for bread to live on. No cash- but food in exchange for their assets.
18. When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands: 19. Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate. 20. And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh’s.
Then because the famine prevailed over them – they were forced to sell their land to the central government in exchange for food. No private property ownership. All money, assets and land now owned by the Central Government.
21. And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof. 22. Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.
All people relocated from the regional areas to the cities. Easier to feed and manage them in the cities. These people had nothing left but their skin. Pharaoh had it all.
23. Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land. 24. And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth(20%) part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.
They are reminded that they are now the property of the Central Government–The State OWNS THEM. Also the State controls the seed and gives it only to those in it’s care. The establishment of a mandatory 20% taxation system to the central government.
25. And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh’s servants. 26. 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.
The people adopt the broken humble spirit of a slave to their owner to stay alive.
27. And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
But Israel dwelt in Goshen and prospered under the good hand of God. When they came out of Egypt 400 years later and the Law was given through Moses they only had to give 10% to the priests rather than 20%. All of this was fine and dandy in that particular time in Egypt because that Pharaoh had a soft and kind heart. But if another hard hearted king was in his place things might not go so smoothly! Through the use of weather weapons today since the early 1970’s and fine tuned nowadays famines and droughts are being engineered to drive people and nations to their knees so they submit to the Pharaoh and sell all to him. Jesus said that the thief does not come except to steal and to kill and to destroy- but that He has come that you may life and that more abundantly. People are prepping for a time like I have described above from the Bible. They store up their food and gold and silver and ammunition etc etc in the vain hope of getting through the “tribulation”. I call it a vain hope- forgive me if this upsets you. You are better off entrusting your ALL to Jesus Christ the ever-present help in time of trouble and need.
Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. 6. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. 7. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 8. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
This is the plan of the evil one all over again dear reader. To cause famines and droughts–to dry up your supplies–to shut off the money—to control the seeds—to kill the regions and drive you into the cities—to burn the forests with satellite borne lasers–to send humungus hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, droughts, and tornadoes through Tesla scalar-wave interferometers.
The way to get through this is to found hidden inside Jesus inside of God.
You came into this physical world as a spirit/soul living in a human body. You owned nothing and possessed nothing. When your body dies and you find yourself looking down at it you also leave with nothing. But if you during your short life here find Jesus Christ –and come to Him believing and calling on His name – you will not leave with nothing! You will be enriched with THE FULLNESS OF GOD dwelling in union with your spirit. All those gray misty ghosts around you in that unseen realm are those who have not Jesus….but you who have surrendered to His love here shall be lit up light a light bulb. This is the true reality of things.
The pressures or as it is called -Tribulation – can be your opportunity to come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.
If you want it to…..?