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  • Dr Joel’sBIBLE CLASSICS
  • Jacob had 12 sons & the 12 Tribes of Israel came from them
  • Who were they? Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, D an, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issac har, Zebulun, Joseph & Benjamin Genesis 46
  • But when we come to the end of the Bible, we find that the Tribe of Dan is missing from those saved.
  • From the tribe of Judah 12,000, from the tribe of Reuben 12,000, from the tribe of Gad 12,000, from the tribe of Asher 12,000, from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000, from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000, from the tribe of Simeon 12,000, from the tribe of Levi 12,000, from the tribe of Issachar 12,000, from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000, from the tribe of Joseph 12,000, from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000. …the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel. Revelation 7
  • What happened to Dan? What do we need to learn from this?
  • Before Jacob died, he prophesied about each of his 12 sons
  • This is what Jacob says about his son Dan Gen 49: 16 “Dan will provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel. Gen 49: 17 Dan will be a snake by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that its rider tumbles backward.
  • Dan is the Man Whose Name is Blotted Out When we come to the sealing of the twelve tribes (Revelation 7), Dan’s name is left out. The omission is absolute—the tribe is cut off from its brethren and its name blotted out. A further thought is associated with Jacob’s prophecy of Dan. “I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord.” This is the first mention of salvation in Scripture. But Dan’s history is adverse to the salvation predicted of him. His birth arose out of jealousy and inordinate desire. Dan became the Ishmael of Jacob’s family. Persistent idolatry clung to the Danites from first to last. It was because Dan was likened unto a serpent that some of the early fathers predicted that Antichrist would come from him. “They are not all Israel which are of Israel.” As there was one among the Twelve Apostles, so there was one among the Twelve Tribes who had not the seal of God.
  • Is the prophesy fulfilled? Danites from the Scripture Let’s visit
  • Samson was the first Danite from the Bible • He was a Judge for Israel • He also gave in to enemy in debauchery
  • In his final moments as a prisoner to Philistines…. • He prays for the recovery of his former strength • He doesn’t worry about the restoration of his sight Judges 16:28
  • In contrast, see what King David prays for.. Look on me and answer, LORD my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death. Psalm 13:3
  • secondDanite from the Scripture Let’s visit the
  • In Mark 8, Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida.
  • • Before healing, Jesus takes the blind man by the hand and leads him outside the village. • After healing, Jesus sends him home, saying, “Don’t even go into the Please notice what Jesus does..
  • Why? What’s wrong with the village, the blind man’s home town?
  • Danites settled West of Jordan against God’s command in Deuteronomy 12: 8-14 to cross the river Jordan This blind man comes from Bethsaida, a Danite region in Israel
  • Remember what Jesus says in Matthew 11:21? “Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes
  • He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:2
  • third& an exceptional Danite we meet Philip is the
  • Philip was from Bethsaida ~ John 1:44 Philip was from Bethsaida but followed Jesus as one of His disciples when Jesus called him ~ John 1:44 Greeks come to Philip with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” ~ John 12:21
  • 1. Are you praying for the strength or sight? 2. Are you keeping away from the past life and its entanglements? 3. Are you the one who show Jesus to others? Questions for you & me Finally