Q. I have been watching a beautiful study on the typology of Joseph, specifically how his brothers killed the goat to put blood on Joseph’s tunic and even though they meant it for evil God only saw the blood and counted it as a sacrifice for what they had done. Fast forward to the Pharisees yelling “let His blood be on our hands and our children” likewise they meant it for evil but The Sacrifice was applied to them. This is very interesting to me because I see God had to choose a people to carry out His will and blinded them to do so. It seems that in the fulfilling of God’s will He made sure the Jewish people were counted among the saved. I don’t know if this is the case but I hope it is.
A. It’s a nice thought, but I believe this person is reading into the Bible things that God never intended. When Joseph told his brothers what that they intended for evil God intended for good, he was talking about the fact that selling him into slavery was intended for evil but God used it to elevate Joesph to the number two position in Egypt making it possible for many people including the whole family of Jacob to be saved from the famine (Genesis 50:20).
When the people demanded that Jesus be crucified and shouted, “Let His blood be on us and on our children” (Matt. 27:25) they were calling down a curse on themselves and their descendants that has lasted 2,000 years. In Joel 3:21 God said at the 2nd Coming when they do accept Him, He will forgive the blood guilt that He has not yet forgiven, which I believe to be a reference to the crucifixion.
This is another approach to dual covenant theology that claims the Jewish people have a different path to salvation from ours and don’t need to accept Jesus as their Savior, and contradicts the Lord’s statement that no one comes to the Father but through Him (John 14:6).