The morning Manna will be provided at 6am. Thanks.

Studying Genesis in the series Lesson 12, may the Holy Spirit be the speaker to your heart.

The Topic today is: "Joseph and Benjamin"

The Opening Hymn will be 229 "Spirit of the Living God"

The Sabbath School Quarterly, downloadable from in the Teacher's Edition is on page 153 and for the laymen edition or Standard Edition, on page 99.

The site allows anyone, anywhere to read the lesson in their own language. Choose your own language to see God speaking also to your heart.

---The banquet that the brothers got from Joseph was kind of a testing situation to see if their characters are still the same as before.

---They past the test that they changed in character and Joseph could see that.

---He needed to test them to the utmost, but letting the drinking cup play a stolen role.

---Would they leave Benjamin there and never come back?

---They did their utmost to protect Benjamin and this was painful but beautiful to Joseph's eyes.

---They changed in character.

---Before the end of time at some point when Jesus completed His High Priestly Ministry in Heaven, also we will be tested in character to see if we can withstand really the evil.

---It is also a test of character. Our characters needed to be pure in intention and motivation and with silent support from heaven, we will be able to shine in darkness, refuse worldliness and secular thinking.

---Those who deny Last Generation Theology, will probably suffer during this time.

---Shortly after Revelation was written and John died, the Didache was written. In the last chapter verse 7 it says that those who awaits the Second Coming, have to be perfect.

---Later church fathers dropped the idea.

---The Adventist theology of the Sanctuary, Door of Mercy and standing perfect before the Second Coming is not imagination but biblically based and supported.