In this pen and ink drawing, Joseph is depicted in prison with his fellow inmates, the Pharaoh's baker and butler, both of whom had offended their royal master. Then the chief butler remembered Joseph, and Joseph was called from the dungeon to give the interpretation. He again gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand. “It came to pass after these things that the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt. "For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. The growth of the branches pictures a restoration of life and responsibilities. INTRODUCTION:  Joseph is 28 years of age at the time of this chapter. The baker is thrilled with the interpretation of the butler’s dream and expects a similar interpretation. 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. In his dream the butler brought nothing of himself. 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. Olivia Nelson-Ododa led a balanced attack with 18 points and No. Genesis 40 Butler and Baker 11/30/2003 7:15 AM Overview This section has two scenes: the first is in the prison in Potiphar’s house, the second in Pharaoh’s palace. Select this result to view Terri L Hamilton's phone number, address, and more. One night, the Butler and the Baker each had a dream. Loran Lee "Butch" Baker, Jr. It was so we might have a picture of Christ where we might least expect it, in an Egyptian prison. Within three days Pharaoh will hang him from a tree (, The third day - the day appointed for the fulfillment of prophecies. A simple memorial feast was spread on a low table on the second floor of a friend’s house. But, as we will see, it is also part of a long drawn out plan. And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. He was called Zaphnath-paaneah which had a double interpretation. In his dream, the butler took the fruit of the vine, squeezed the juice into the royal cup, and brought it to Pharaoh, his lord, for acceptance. Each man had a different dream particular to himself. If we fail to do this, Jesus must feel about us somewhat like Joseph must have felt when the butler didn’t remember him but forgot him. The king's word was: "Without you shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt." Joseph points out that all interpretations belong to God (, It was as though the vine budded and blossoms shot forth and the clusters brought forth ripe grapes (, The butler took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup (, Then the butler gave the cup to Pharaoh (. Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him. God again gave Joseph the interpretation. He interprets their dreams which happen just like Joseph told them. We have discussed how the butler’s presentation is a picture of coming to God on the basis of Jesus Christ. No matter how sweet and attractive those baked goods were, they were just food for the birds and they would bring the baker no nearer to his lord who held his final destiny. Yet even these were not spared by a capricious and absolute monarch. And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand: But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. 3 The third result is Teresa M Wallace age 60s in Parma, ID. The butler and baker of Pharaoh represent two faculties, understanding and will, of the natural mind. 2 Corinthians 6:2. If God had not waited until Joseph was ruling in the prison, Joseph would never have made it to ruling in Egypt. This is a very touching scene in this story of Joseph’s life in the dungeon. 25: After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. He was later sold to Pharaoh’s captain of the guard and there he became overseer of all that this official, Potiphar, owned. Pharaoh had a dream. The man chosen was Joseph. He filled the cup of blessing that brought honor and glory to His Father and brought endless favor and acceptance to everyone who trusts in Him. Virtual. Because it was WHAT they were presenting, what they were coming to Pharaoh on the basis of. “After these things” - This points back to. In both cases a king makes a feast and in both cases a man is killed. He made a simple, poignant request, "This do in remembrance of Me. While in prison he was a servant to the other prisoners, among them Pharaoh's chief butler and baker. The chief butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison, Their dreams interpreted by Joseph. See All...) and is 30 years old when he is exalted (Genesis 41:46And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. Pharaoh was angry with his two officials and placed them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard (where Joseph was held). There is no promise of that for tomorrow. The One who knows the dark secrets of our heart still loves us perfectly and He gave His life to save us from our sins there on the cross. This pictures how God has accepted or rejected men throughout the ages. We let go of law outdated, so you can experience Law Elevated. His journey here on earth led ever downward until He was made a prisoner when He was guilty of no offense. It came to pass after these things that the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt. Sometime later, the king’s cupbearer (chief butler) and baker offended the king. On one occasion Jesus stood near the shore of Galilee and fed a multitude of five thousand men plus many women and children with only five loaves of bread and two fish. A And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. Even in Egypt, Joseph had done nothing worthy of being imprisoned. Jan 14. Pharaoh made a feast unto all his servants. The Butler and the Baker While the account does not specifically say there was a plot to poison Pharaoh, such a conspiracy is implied. They were going to be separated from Him; He was going to die on the cross for the sins of the world and return to heaven above. 3 So he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison, the place where Joseph was confined. The hands of man crushed and bruised Him in death when He paid for our sins on the cross so that we might stand before our Lord, forgiven and accepted. This brief episode in the life of Joseph, recorded in Genesis 40, is very interesting. "Oh, how wretched is that poor man that hangs on princes' favours!" But God had not forgotten him and He arranged a night vision for Pharaoh that would cause the butler to recall Joseph in a grand way. Joseph, the prisoner, became Joseph, the prime minister, and his name was known throughout all Egypt. The removal of bakemeats pictures the loss of life and responsibilities. On the other hand, the baker, in his dream, brought the fruit of his own good works and found it would not gain him acceptance and he was hanged on a tree. Joseph is a type of the Lord Jesus and Jesus is the true revealer of secrets as well as the Savior of the world. Isaiah wrote "He was wounded for our transgression; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed.". Make mention of me to Pharaoh and bring me out of this house. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. A man discreet and wise must be chosen to store up food during the seven good years to prepare for the seven years of famine ahead. One night both of them had a dream and, when Joseph made his morning rounds, he noticed their sadness. He would go from being a prisoner of man to a seat at the right hand of His Majesty on high. And Pharaoh was … One of these men is going to be the way Joseph gets out of prison and into authority in Egypt. In Egyptian it meant "Revealer of Secrets," and in the Hebrew it meant "Savior of the World.". By royal decree he was given unlimited power and God gave him the wisdom to use that power to bring about a universal blessing. The seven thin heads devoured the seven plump and good heads but the thin heads remained thin. When in prison Joseph interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh’s butler and baker, who had been imprisoned for offending him. This is the place where Joseph was bound. They remembered their Lord's request. He was the sinless One, the only One who had the right to stone the woman taken in sin, yet He said "Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more.". And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. Each of these men had a dream and God enabled Joseph to interpret those dreams. In this chapter we have the forgotten prisoner, a dreamer's image of cattle coming up out of a river, the release of the forgotten prisoner by the king himself, and Joseph’s dramatic ascent to power and glory. See All..., 21) but deliverance always seems out of his grasp. He dreamed he pressed the juice from the grapes into his lord's cup and presented the cup to his lord who then accepted it. Those who bring their own works will find to their eternal loss that they are not accepted. 5: 30 PM - 7: 00 PM. He was sold as a slave to a caravan of spice merchants who sold him for profit in a land where he was a foreigner. And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand: But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them”. Browse the most recent Filer, Idaho obituaries and condolences. God is on the throne, working everything after the council of His own good will just as He did in this story. 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