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    • Joseph – Life in the Prison 2 Cor. 3 v.17 – 18 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
    • Social Services Report: Joseph Bar-Israel The prisoner was born into a highly dysfunctional family. His father had 4 wives of which two were no more than servant girls therefore had no rights whatsoever over their children. The prisoner’s mother died when giving birth to his only true brother. This meant he had 3 step-mothers.
    • Social Services Report: Joseph Bar-Israel (2) He had 10 older half-brothers who were known for their violence. Their jealousy caused them to sell the prisoner to people traffickers. He was transported by force into an alien land and sold into slavery. The prisoner was a hard and diligent worker but is accused of sexually harassing his master’s wife.
    • Court Summary: The prisoner was imprisoned without trial. Psychologist’s Report – Joseph Bar-Israel Strongly convinced of his own importance. Has a deep sense of rejection and not belonging, Believes there is only one God
    • Potential emotional response of the prisoner Bitterness Rage Anger Brawling Slander Malice Desire for revenge
    • The internal walls of our external prison become the mirrors that enable us to see the prison bars which hold our soul in captivity. Eph.4 v.31 “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.” V.32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
    • Was it possible for Joseph, a wrongfully imprisoned young man, to have compassion and forgive: Potiphar’s wife Potiphar himself His older brothers His parents Those who represent the system
    • Psalm 66 v.10 – 12 “For you, O God, tested us; you refined us like silver. You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs. You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, But you brought us to a place of abundance.”
    • Genesis ch.39 v.20b – 23 v.21 “The Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favour in the eyes of the prison warder.” v.23. The Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.”
    • Gen. 40. v.6 he saw they were dejected Why are your faces so sad today? We both had dreams Do not interpretations belong to God?’ v.4 Joseph attended them. Tell me your dreams.
    • Gen.40 v.14/15 – “But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison. For I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon.” Within 3 days The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him. - - - Gen. ch.41 v.1 “When two full years had passed”
    • Isaiah 61 v.1b “He has sent me: to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom to the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,” 2 Cor. 3 v.17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 1 Thess.5 v.19 RSV “Do not quench the Spirit” And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory,”