12 sons &
Who were they?
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, D
an, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issac
har, Zebulun, Joseph &
But when we
come to the end
of the Bible,
we find that the
Tribe of Dan
is missing from
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.
What happened to Dan?
What do we need
to learn from
of his 12
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
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?
Samson was the
first Danite from
• He was a Judge for Israel
• He also gave in to enemy
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
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.
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
• 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?
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.
third& an exceptional
Danite we meet
Philip is the
Philip was from Bethsaida ~
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.” ~
1. Are you praying for the strength or
2. Are you keeping away from the
past life and its entanglements?
3. Are you the one who show Jesus to
for you & me
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