When we first heard about the parallel of Joseph to Jesus and the seven years of famine that served as the background story to the savation and redemption of Israel; Genesis 41-45 seem to indicate the Rapture would take place mid-Tribulation.
Joseph is a Christ like figure. Everywhere you see Josephs name, you can substitute by adding Jsus holy name. Beginning in Chapter 41 and following, a faithful remnant will survive and the bloodline of Jesus Christ is preserved.
29 Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, 30 but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land. 31 The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. 32
Fourteen years is the real time frame here, not seven. The 70th week of Daniel began in 2008, when we hit the midpoint in 2012 Jesus will appear in the clouds of great glory to save and redeeem the church. The second half of the Tribulation begins in 2012 it will be known as the Great Tribulation, because of the desperation and starvation.
Joseph Makes Himself Known / (Jesus comes at the Rapture and is seen by many)1 Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, “Have everyone leave my presence!” ( Jesus separates the wheat from the chaff )So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers. 2
3 Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still living?” But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence. ( we shall all be terrified, because of His Holiness and our utter wickedness. All creation will be convicted, humbled and silenced by God's glory)
4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” ( at the Rapture ) When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! ( who you betrayed me to death on a cross )5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. 6 For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping. 7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant ( the faithful Bride ) on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.[a]
8 “So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt. 9 Now hurry back to my father and say to him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay. ( the Rapture of the Church )10 You shall live in the region of Goshen ( Heaven ) and be near me—you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have. 11 I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.’
12 “You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin, that it is really I who am speaking to you. 13 Tell my father about all the honor accorded me in Egypt and about everything you have seen. And bring my father down here quickly.”
Genesis is also remarkable for 130 years Jacob lived. If we subtract 130 years from 2010, we come to 1880, its no coincedence that the first wave of Jewish immigrants came from Europe to settle in Israel in 1880! Wow,wow and more wow!