The record of Joseph’s life is a revelation of the rulership of the Spirit, for the rulership of the Spirit is the reigning aspect of a mature saint; the rulership of the Spirit (a life of reigning in life, being under the restriction and limitation of the divine life in the reality of God’s kingdom) is higher than any other aspect of the Spirit—Romans 5:17, 21; 14:17-18; cf. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; 2 Timothy 4:22; Revelation 4:1-3.
Although Joseph was full of human feelings and sentiments toward his brothers, he kept himself with all his feelings under the rulership of the Spirit; he dealt with his brothers soberly, wisely, and with discernment, disciplining them according to their need in order to perfect them and build them up that they might be a collective people living together as God’s testimony on earth—Genesis 42:9, 24; 43:30-31; 45:1-2, 24. (2014 Summer Training, msg. 8 outline)