God made a covenant with Abraham of blessings and greatness. That blessing was passed down to his lineage, through to Jacob and then to Jacob's sons. God used Joseph to rescue the nation of Israel. Jacob adopted Joseph's two sons into his own family and thus in to the lineage of the blessing. This blessing is the reason for the greatness, wealth and power of some major nations today. Why is this important to Christians and to Biblical prophecy?
Joe Dobson pastors the United Church of God congregations in the Kansas City and Topeka, KS and Columbia and St. Joseph, MO areas. Joe and his wife Pat are empty-nesters living in Olathe, KS. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four wonderful grandchildren.