Letter From God 6
Jacob's Family in the Promised Land
Joseph as the Ruler of Egypt
WRITING “LETTER FROM GOD” 6
The study guide was written for the young people
of the Bible Doctrine Church in Allendale, Michigan and for those who
desire to eat from our Tree of Life.
In Book 6 we followed the life of Jacob as he
fled from his brother Esau. He found a home with his relatives in Haran.
Twenty years later when Jacob left to return to the promised land, he
had a huge family and great wealth.
It was exciting to study about Jacob’s
wrestling match with the Lord and his strained meeting with his twin brother
Esau. We felt Jacob’s sadness when he lost his favorite wife Rachel
while she gave birth to her second son, Benjamin. Finally, back in Canaan,
the promised land, we were happy to see Jacob reunited with his father
Jacob’s eleventh son Joseph was interested
in God and His messages (his soil/soul was prepared). We learned about
the revelation-dreams that Joseph received from God. These dreams showed
him that God had a plan for his life. We were shocked when we learned
that Joseph’s brothers wanted to kill him and, instead, decided
to sell him to slave traders on their way to Egypt.
It was fascinating to see how God promoted Joseph
from the slave block in Egypt to the chief servant in charge of everything
that Potipher (the captain in charge of the palace guard and homeland
security) owned. We followed Joseph when he was unjustly put in prison
and from there go on to become the ruler of the great land of Egypt.
discovered why Joseph was happy and content wherever he was and how he
made the right decisions to stay in God’s plan and wait for God’s
timing — no weeds-plants growing in his soil/soul. We followed the severe famine that brought Joseph’s brothers to
Egypt and their tearful reunion with Joseph. Book 6 ends with all of Jacob/Israel’s
family living in the land of Egypt.
The “Letter From God” series were
written to encourage you to store and use God’s messages. “Wisdom
(God’s letter) is a tree of life to those who eat her fruit and
happy is the man who keeps on eating from it,” Proverbs 3:18. We,
who eat from the Tree of Life on earth will, as winner believers, receive
passes to eat the fruit from the eternal “Tree of Life” in
the King’s garden in the new Jerusalem. Also as part of our rewards,
we will receive invitations to the fabulous events held in the gazebo
in Abraham’s city. Believers, let’s stay in the plan that
God has for our lives and meet under the “Tree of Life” during
the reign of the King, our Lord Jesus Christ.