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Joseph the ruler

Joseph rules in Egypt and is reunited with his father Jacob.
Contributed by MYELLOVE
Just as God had told Joseph when He explained Pharaoh’s dreams, after 7 years with plenty of food there were 7 years of famine. – Slide 1
Joseph had stored grain during the years of plenty and the people of Egypt had food during the famine. Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt and sent all his sons, apart from Benjamin, to buy grain. – Slide 2
Joseph recognised his brothers but they did not recognise him. Once out of their sight he wept. Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain and to put the money they had paid back in their sacks. He also kept one of the brothers, Simeon, in Egypt and told them that the next time they visited they must bring Benjamin with them. – Slide 3
Some time later Jacob and his family needed more food from Egypt. They knew they had to take Benjamin with them. They took with them the money they had found in their sacks and gifts for the ruler of Egypt. – Slide 4
When Joseph saw his brothers they still did not recognise him. Joseph released Simeon from prison and prepared a meal for them all. When Joseph saw his brother Benjamin he had to leave the room and weep in secret. <br/>Joseph gave orders for his silver cup to be put in the sack of grain given to Benjamin. As the brothers left the city, Joseph sent soldiers to arrest them and bring them back. They opened Benjamin’s sack and Joseph’s cup was found inside. The brothers were very afraid that Benjamin would be kept in Egypt as a prisoner. They bowed down before Joseph, begging for mercy.  <br/>Joseph then told them who he was. ‘I am Joseph! God has looked after me all these years. Is my father still living?’ <br/>He threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and they both wept. He kissed all his brothers and wept over them. – Slide 5
Joseph sent his brothers back to his father Jacob to tell him that he was alive. <br/>At first, he did not believe them but when he saw the carts Joseph had sent to bring him to Egypt he said, ‘I’m convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.’ – Slide 6
Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet Jacob. As soon as they met, he threw his arms around his father and wept for a long time. Jacob said to Joseph, ‘Now I am ready to die, since I have seen for myself that you are still alive.’ – Slide 7
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