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17 May 2017 Genesis (Program #117)

Genesis (Program #117) – The Spiritual Significance of Dan, Gad, Asher, and Naphtali

Quite a lovely picture as Jacob gathered his 12 sons together to deliver a blessing.  Today we are going to focus on the group of Dan, Gad, Asher and Naphtali.  Regarding Jacob’s speaking of these blessings, Jacob is not giving moral exhortation and surely he is not engaging in an exercise of eloquence or natural speaking ability.  In sharp contrast, Jacob is prophesying by speaking forth blessings upon his 12 sons.  In order to speak with blessings in this way, we need to reach a stage that we are mature in the divine life.  This speaking is full of life, is full of insight.  It is profoundly accurate and amazing in the way it unveils as a whole God’s economy with His people…

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16 May 2017 Genesis (Program #116)

Genesis (Program #116) – The Manifestation of Maturity (5)

Jacob says “I have waited for Thy salvation, O Jehovah”, meaning Dan was such a problem, he didn’t know what else to say but to cry out for God’s salvation.  The good part is God heard it.  So you have a man who is all of a sudden victorious.  Where did the victory come from?  It came from the prayer.

We have Jacob’s speaking to his 12 sons….

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23 Jan 2016 Numbers (Program #28)

Numbers (Program #28) – Fighting (7)

One of the great moments in all of the Old Testament history was when the children of Israel finally participated in the distribution of the good land.  In principle, it was to be distributed not according to their choice, but according to God’s direction.   Yet two of the tribes, Reuben and Gad and later joined by the half-tribe of Manasseh.  Because of their own particular situation thought they knew what they needed, so they made request of Moses and the high priest to give them the land just before the Jordan river on the east side.  God agreed and these tribes got what they had chosen and what they had asked for.  But as we will see, our own choice, if we take it before the Lord’s choice most often carries a big price.

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