A vision from August 23, 2016
I then asked about Asenath, the wife of Joseph who was sold into Egypt. For me, this was like watching a beautiful love story. Asenath was the daughter of the Egyptian priest of Heliopolis. The amazing part of the story is the Lord’s mercy in bringing her to Joseph when the time was right.
Pharaoh greatly loved Joseph for his devotion and integrity. He wanted to reward Joseph for how he saved the Kingdom of Egypt and was loyal to Pharaoh. Pharaoh instructed Joseph to take a bride from the most beautiful maidens in all of Egypt. Joseph was hesitant. Who would be worthy to wed if they were an idol worshiper?
The daughter of Potepherah was a unique beauty in the land. She was one of which had been titled a rare jewel of the Nile, by the people for her beauty. Her hair was very long and chestnut brown. (Very uncommon) The Lord told me that she was the adopted daughter of the priest. She was the daughter of Dinah, the older sister of Joseph, who was given to the Amonites after her birth. She was the daughter of Shechum who was killed by the Hebrews. Somehow she was given to Potepherah and his wife to raise as their own. The Lord knew how this story would end.
To make this more interesting, Pharoah had three sons who would claim leadership in the Throne. The oldest had a crush on Asenath and wrote sonnets of love for her. In his heart he planned to marry her.
When the word that Joseph was seeking a wife began to spread Aseneth hoped in her heart that he would choose her, but she felt unworthy. An angel appeared to her and poured honey over her head and called her blessed. She was told she would be Joseph’s bride and that the God of the Hebrews had a hand in her life.
Her father Potepherah had a similar dream regarding Aseneth and gave her his blessing when she came to tell him. Aseneth felt unworthy and wondered how Joseph would possibly want to marry her, a daughter of an Egyptian priest?
Aseneth fell into a deep sleep during the day and while she slept she was covered in bees that did not hurt her. The staff of the house was afraid and thought she had been cursed and perhaps it was caused by the God’s of Pharaoh. When Potepherah arrived the bees were gone and Aseneth was covered in honey. The only place she was stung was once on the top and lower lip of her mouth.
Joseph had a dream where he saw a large golden bee land on the top of his staff. The bee turned into a large blooming red rose. He heard of the miracle of Asenath and they talked with her about her past, her conversion with the angel, and the miracle of the bees. The Lord said that the bees were a symbol of His anointing of her as the mother of many nations and an elect woman of God. She was in the image of Sarah, the wife of Abraham. Both Asenath and Joseph were 4th estate beings and bonded in love to each other.
When Asenath gave birth to the twins, Ephraim and Manasseh, Ephraim had red brown hair, and Manasseh, dark black brown hair. By her loins would the earth be blessed in spreading the Gospel like the bees spread out to gather pollen and bring it back to the hive.
The son of Pharaoh was embarrassed by the unexpected marriage of Asenath and Joseph. His distaste for the Hebrews was passed to his sons and the anti-Hebrew sentiments eventually led to the enslavement of their posterity. Joseph and Asenath retired after the old Pharaoh died and his son took over. Joseph and Asenath lived quietly until their deaths. Joseph spent his later years writing his witness of God and blessing his family.