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Genesis 40, verses 9 through 19 gives the accounts of the dreams told to Joseph while he was in prison and his interpretation of them.

9And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;10 And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes: 11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.

Note here that the butler was charged with pressing the grapes and testing the wine that Pharaoh drank. Wine in scripture usually represents life or the Spirit of God.

12And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days: 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head, and restore you to your place: and you shall deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when you were his butler.

Joseph tells the butler that in three days he would be resurrected and restored to his former place of honor. This is a revelation of the life which is acquired through the blood of Jesus. His blood cleanses all of us who identify with him in the Spirit and makes us acceptable to God the Father. He spent three days in the grave so that we will be able to enjoy eternal life.

16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head: 17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket on my head. 18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days: 19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head from off you, and shall hang you on a tree; and the birds shall eat your flesh from off you.

Pharaoh had them in prison because something had happened and they were under investigation. The baker was guilty of whatever crime had been committed. He knew that he was guilty but hoped to escape judgment. When he heard the good news for the butler he reckoned that he would be able to escape the punishment due for his crime. Joseph told him that he would be executed because he would be found guilty of the transgression. We are all guilty of the transgression of sin and need the blood of Jesus for our salvation.

Bread is often used in scripture to represent the flesh of Jesus. He took on the form of sinful flesh in order to fulfill the law and overcome the curse of our flesh. His flesh was destroyed just as all flesh is cursed and will die. His resurrection from the grave also brought judgment on sin and left no excuse or way of escape from the destruction of the flesh. His fleshly body experienced death for all. Our place is to crucify this body of flesh in which we reside. We will suffer in the flesh for the cause of Christ if we are his representatives.

The baker was executed because he was guilty. Jesus entered the prison of hell (which is represented here as the jail) to provide a way of escape for us. Since he was innocent death could not hold him just as the prison could not hold Joseph. We who accept the atoning power of his blood have been resurrected and delivered from the power of sin and death.

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