Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a two-part look at parsha ‘Miketz,’ (Genesis/Bereshiet 41:1 – 44:17): the next installment in the story of the life of Yosef, or Joseph, and the middle of what could rightly be called the “Cliffhanger Series” story of Genesis.
It also really begins to give us a good look into the understanding of the man who is said to foreshadow the then-coming Messiah, as “Meshiach ben Yosef,” a.k.a., the “Suffering Servant.”
First, the Erev Shabbat overview of the entire portion:
During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark begins with the reminder that Joseph has been called the ‘suffering servant,’ and a “type and shadow” of at least one ‘aspect’ of the Messiah, a.k.a., Meshiach ben Yosef. He endured hardships in order to be in place to save many lives, including those who sold him into slavery.
But it’s the patterns and cycles of both history and prophecy that are the focus this week. Often they ‘rhyme,’ but sometimes the OPPOSITE half-cycle is what we see playing out; similar, but OPPOSITE. And that is what should really merit our attention today!
“Miketz: Discernment and Wisdom – or – the Opposite Half of the Cycle!”
The combined two-part podcast is here: