Friday, March 16, 2012

Numbers 1 & 2: Judah and the Eastern Side

Numbers 1:26-27
Amplified Bible (AMP)
“Of the sons of Judah, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all able to go to war: Those of the tribe of Judah numbered 74,600.”

Many years ago, Jacob (Israel) blessed his sons. His blessing upon Judah was that he would be praised by his brothers. (Genesis 49:8)
The Tribe of Judah also has the greatest number of males twenty years of age and upward, all able to go to war. God desires us to war with praise!
Also, the placement of the Tribe of Judah within the camp of the Israelites is on the east side toward the sunrise. Judah is blessed to positioned to see the sunrise (son rise). Also, think about the star announcing the birth of Jesus.

Matthew 2:2
“Where is He Who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east at its rising and have come to worship Him.”

The most awesome aspect about the eastern direction is that’s where Jesus will be when He returns.

Matthew 24:27
"For just as the lightning flashes from the east and shines and is seen as far as the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be."

I love it when His Spirit takes one part of one verses and ties it into various parts of the Bible!
BTW. I live on the eastern side of the Susquehanna River. ;)

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