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The Reconciliation of the Brothers Genesis 45:1  NET Joseph was no longer able to control himself before all his attendant...
The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>No one remained with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers.   2   H...
The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>3   Joseph said to his brothers, &quot;I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?&q...
The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>4   Joseph said to his brothers, &quot;Come closer to me,&quot; so they came ne...
The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>5   Now, do not be upset and do not be angry with yourselves because you sold m...
The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>6   For these past two years there has been famine in the land and for five mor...
The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>7   God sent me ahead of you to preserve you on the earth and to save your live...
The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>8   So now, it is not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me an adviser ...
The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>9   Now go up to my father quickly and tell him, 'This is what your son Joseph ...
The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>God has put the right person, in the right place, to do the right job.  Remembe...
The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>Through Joseph, God is not only saving many lives, including Abraham’s family, ...
Jacob goes to Egypt   <ul><li>Genesis 46:1  NET   So Israel began his journey, taking with him all that he had. When he ca...
Jacob goes to Egypt <ul><li>2   God spoke to Israel in a vision during the night and said, &quot;Jacob, Jacob!&quot; He re...
Jacob goes to Egypt <ul><li>3   He said, &quot;I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for...
Jacob goes to Egypt <ul><li>God promises Jacob Egypt is where he will become a great nation. </li></ul><ul><li>He promises...
Jacob goes to Egypt <ul><li>4   I will go down with you to Egypt and I myself will certainly bring you back from there. Jo...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Now we come to the end of Jacob’s life.  As seems to be the custom he calls in his sons to ...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Genesis 48:11  NET   Israel said to Joseph, &quot;I never expected to see you again, but no...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>12   So Joseph moved them from Israel's knees and bowed down with his face to the ground.  ...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>he put Ephraim on his right hand across from Israel's left hand, and Manasseh on his left h...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>14   Israel stretched out his right hand and placed it on Ephraim's head, although he was t...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Crossing his hands, he put his left hand on Manasseh's head, for Manasseh was the firstborn...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>15   Then he blessed Joseph and said,  &quot;May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>16   the Angel who has protected me from all harm — bless these boys. May my name be named ...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>May they grow into a multitude on the earth.&quot;   17   When Joseph saw that his father p...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>So he took his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.   18   Jose...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Put your right hand on his head.&quot;   19   But his father refused and said, &quot;I know...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>In spite of this, his younger brother will be even greater and his descendants will become ...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>20   So he blessed them that day, saying, &quot;By you will Israel bless, saying, May God m...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>21   Then Israel said to Joseph, &quot;I am about to die, but God will be with you and will...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Genesis 49:1  NET </li></ul><ul><li>Jacob called for his sons and said, &quot;Gather togeth...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>2   “Assemble and listen, you sons of Jacob; listen to Israel, your father.   </li></ul>
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>3   Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength, outstanding in...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>4   You are destructive like water and will not excel, for you got on your father's bed, th...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Reuben as the first-born had a right to a double portion of all that the father had;  see  ...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>In this sense it has been understood by all the ancient Targumists.  </li></ul><ul><li>Targ...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>The Targum of Onkelos paraphrases it thus:  “Thou shouldst have received three portions, th...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>“ But because thou hast sinned, the birthright is given to Joseph, the kingdom to Judah, an...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>1 Chronicles 5:1  NET  </li></ul><ul><li>The sons of Reuben, Israel's firstborn — (Now he w...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>his rights as firstborn were given to the sons of Joseph, Israel's son. So Reuben is not li...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>5   Simeon and Levi are brothers, weapons of violence are their knives!   6   O my soul, do...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>my heart, for in their anger they have killed men, and for pleasure they have hamstrung oxe...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>7  Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their fury, for it was cruel. I will divid...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Simeon & Levi are the ones who slaughtered the men of Shechem after their sister Dinah was ...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>This is the reason for their “blessing” if you want to call it that.  The last part of vers...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>The tribe of Simeon received only cities and towns in the land of Judah. </li></ul><ul><li>...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>This was the land assigned to the tribe of Simeon by its clans.   9   Simeon’s assigned lan...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>for Judah's territory was too large for them; so Simeon was assigned land within Judah.   <...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>scattered throughout the possessions of his brethren.  ( Josh 21:1-40 )  But the scattering...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Of this transformation of the curse into a blessing, there is not the slightest intimation ...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>8   Judah, your brothers will praise you. Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies, yo...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>9   You are a lion's cub, Judah, from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He crouches and l...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>10   The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, u...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Verse  10  is a prophecy that the Messiah would come from Judah. </li></ul>
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>11   Binding his foal to the vine, and his colt to the choicest vine, he will wash his garm...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>12   His eyes will be dark from wine, and his teeth white from milk.   </li></ul><ul><li>Do...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Isaiah 55:1  NET   &quot;Hey, all who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Acts 22:16  NET   And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and have your sins...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Revelation 22:14  NET   Blessed are those who wash their robes so they can have access to t...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>your brothers will praise you… will bow down before you.   </li></ul><ul><li>Judah’s mother...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>King David and his descendents were of the tribe of Judah.  </li></ul><ul><li>All the tribe...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>13   Zebulun will live by the haven of the sea and become a haven for ships; his border wil...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Zebulun means “dwelling,” to which there is an allusion in the first clause of the verse. “...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>It probably possessed some havens for shipping near the promontory of Karmel: and its north...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>14   Issachar is a strong-boned donkey lying down between two saddlebags.   15   When he se...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Issachar will be known for their strength.  They will patiently labor, like a donkey, in a ...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>16   Dan will judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel.   17   May Dan be a snake be...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>so that its rider falls backward.   </li></ul><ul><li>18   I wait for your deliverance, O L...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Dan, whose name signifies judgment, was the eldest of Jacob’s sons by Bilhah, Rachel’s maid...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Some Jewish and some Christian writers understand this prophecy of Samson, who sprang from ...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>19   Gad will be raided by marauding bands, but he will attack them at their heels.   </li>...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>This brief character agrees with his after history. He is reckoned among the valiant men in...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Asher shall have a soil abounding in wheat and oil. He occupies the low lands along the coa...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>We cannot tell whether they were older, or for what other reason they occupy this place. It...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>21   Naphtali is a free running doe, he speaks delightful words.   </li></ul><ul><li>The be...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>and the meaning of the prophecy seems to be that the tribe of Naphtali would be located in ...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>22   Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough near a spring whose branches climb over t...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>24   But his bow will remain steady, and his hands will be skillful;  because of the hands ...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>25   because of the God of your father, who will help you, because of the sovereign God, wh...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>blessings from the deep that lies below, and blessings of the breasts and womb.   </li></ul>
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>26   The blessings of your father are greater than the blessings of the eternal mountains o...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>They will be on the head of Joseph and on the brow of the prince of his brothers.   </li></ul>
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>a fruitful bough, etc. — denotes the extraordinary increase of that tribe.  (compare  Num 1...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>and then he proceeds to shower blessings of every kind upon the head of this favorite son. ...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>27   Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning devouring the prey, and in the evening div...
The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Benjamin is described as a wolf who is engaged morning and evening, that is, all day long, ...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>Now we jump ahead to find Moses living in Midian. </li></ul><ul><li>Exodus 2:23  NET </...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>They cried out, and their desperate cry because of their slave labor went up to God.   ...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>25   God saw the Israelites, and God understood….   3:1   Now  Moses was shepherding th...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to the mountain of God, to ...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>He looked — and the bush was ablaze with fire, but it was not being consumed!   3   So ...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>Why does the bush not burn up?&quot;  4   When the LORD saw that he had turned aside to...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>&quot;Moses, Moses!&quot; And Moses said, &quot;Here I am.&quot;   5   God  said, &quot...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>6   He added, &quot;I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, ...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>7   The LORD said, &quot;I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egyp...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>8   I have come down to deliver them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them u...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the region of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amori...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>9   And now indeed the cry of the Israelites has come to me, and I have also seen how s...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>10   So now go, and I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out ...
The  Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>God has begun the process of fulfilling the promise He made to bring the descendents of...
I Am The LORD <ul><li>Through the process of bringing the slaves out of Egypt God continually hardens Pharaohs' heart. </l...
I Am The LORD <ul><li>Exodus 10:1  NET   The  LORD said to Moses, &quot;Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and t...
I Am The LORD <ul><li>2   and in order that in the hearing of your son and your grandson you may tell how I made fools of ...
I Am The LORD <ul><li>and about my signs that I displayed among them, so that you may know that I am the LORD.&quot;   </l...
He Is The Lord!! <ul><li>That is why!! </li></ul><ul><li>So that generations might know of his power and wonders so all wo...
Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>God instructs the Israelites to camp beside the sea because he wants to reinforce the fact t...
Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>Exodus 14:4  NET   I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will chase after them. I will gain ...
Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.&quot; So this is what they did. </li></ul>
Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>Exodus 14:10  NET   When Pharaoh got closer, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Eg...
Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>The Israelites cried out to the LORD,   11   and they said to Moses, &quot;Is it because the...
Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>What in the world have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt ? </li></ul><ul><li>12   I...
Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>'Leave us alone so that we can serve the Egyptians, because it is better for us to serve the...
Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>13   Moses said to the people, &quot;Do not fear! Stand firm and see the salvation of the LO...
Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>for the Egyptians that you see today you will never, ever see again.   14   The  LORD will f...
Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>Stand firm and see the salvation of the LORD </li></ul><ul><li>Isn’t this what it all boils ...
Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>Galatians 5:1  NET   For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be sub...
Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>1 Thessalonians 3:8  NET   For now we are alive again, if you stand firm in the Lord. </li><...
Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>Once we are grounded on The Rock, Jesus, we need to stand firm on That Rock and we will see ...
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Our little Church is using a Chronological Bible Reading Schedule by Skip Andrews. It can be found here: http://www.churchofchristduluthga.org/
Each Sunday a lesson is given from some of that week's reading. This lesson covers Jan 27-Feb 2, 2008.

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  1. 1. The Reconciliation of the Brothers Genesis 45:1 NET Joseph was no longer able to control himself before all his attendants, so he cried out, &quot;Make everyone go out from my presence!&quot;
  2. 2. The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>No one remained with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers. 2 He wept loudly; the Egyptians heard it and Pharaoh's household heard about it. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>3 Joseph said to his brothers, &quot;I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?&quot; His brothers could not answer him because they were dumbfounded before him. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>4 Joseph said to his brothers, &quot;Come closer to me,&quot; so they came near. Then he said, &quot;I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>5 Now, do not be upset and do not be angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me ahead of you to preserve life! </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>6 For these past two years there has been famine in the land and for five more years there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>7 God sent me ahead of you to preserve you on the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>8 So now, it is not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me an adviser to Pharaoh, lord over all his household, and ruler over all the land of Egypt. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>9 Now go up to my father quickly and tell him, 'This is what your son Joseph says: &quot;God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not delay! </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>God has put the right person, in the right place, to do the right job. Remember He promised Abram his descendents would be slaves for 400 years. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Reconciliation of the Brothers <ul><li>Through Joseph, God is not only saving many lives, including Abraham’s family, from the famine, but also putting Abraham’s descendents in place to become slaves as promised. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Jacob goes to Egypt <ul><li>Genesis 46:1 NET So Israel began his journey, taking with him all that he had. When he came to Beer Sheba he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Jacob goes to Egypt <ul><li>2 God spoke to Israel in a vision during the night and said, &quot;Jacob, Jacob!&quot; He replied, &quot;Here I am!&quot; </li></ul>
  14. 14. Jacob goes to Egypt <ul><li>3 He said, &quot;I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Jacob goes to Egypt <ul><li>God promises Jacob Egypt is where he will become a great nation. </li></ul><ul><li>He promises to go with Jacob into Egypt, and to bring him out from there. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Jacob goes to Egypt <ul><li>4 I will go down with you to Egypt and I myself will certainly bring you back from there. Joseph will close your eyes.&quot; </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Now we come to the end of Jacob’s life. As seems to be the custom he calls in his sons to proclaim blessings on them. </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Genesis 48:11 NET Israel said to Joseph, &quot;I never expected to see you again, but now God has allowed me to see your children too.&quot; </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>12 So Joseph moved them from Israel's knees and bowed down with his face to the ground. 13 Joseph positioned them; </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>he put Ephraim on his right hand across from Israel's left hand, and Manasseh on his left hand across from Israel's right hand. Then Joseph brought them closer to his father. </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>14 Israel stretched out his right hand and placed it on Ephraim's head, although he was the younger. </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Crossing his hands, he put his left hand on Manasseh's head, for Manasseh was the firstborn. </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>15 Then he blessed Joseph and said, &quot;May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked — the God who has been my shepherd all my life long to this day, </li></ul>
  24. 24. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>16 the Angel who has protected me from all harm — bless these boys. May my name be named in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. </li></ul>
  25. 25. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>May they grow into a multitude on the earth.&quot; 17 When Joseph saw that his father placed his right hand on Ephraim's head, it displeased him. </li></ul>
  26. 26. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>So he took his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head. 18 Joseph said to his father, &quot;Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn. </li></ul>
  27. 27. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Put your right hand on his head.&quot; 19 But his father refused and said, &quot;I know, my son, I know. He too will become a nation and he too will become great. </li></ul>
  28. 28. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>In spite of this, his younger brother will be even greater and his descendants will become a multitude of nations.&quot; </li></ul>
  29. 29. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>20 So he blessed them that day, saying, &quot;By you will Israel bless, saying, May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.' &quot; So he put Ephraim before Manasseh. </li></ul>
  30. 30. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>21 Then Israel said to Joseph, &quot;I am about to die, but God will be with you and will bring you back to the land of your fathers. </li></ul>
  31. 31. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Genesis 49:1 NET </li></ul><ul><li>Jacob called for his sons and said, &quot;Gather together so I can tell you what will happen to you in the future. </li></ul>
  32. 32. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>2 “Assemble and listen, you sons of Jacob; listen to Israel, your father. </li></ul>
  33. 33. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>3 Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength, outstanding in dignity, outstanding in power. </li></ul>
  34. 34. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>4 You are destructive like water and will not excel, for you got on your father's bed, then you defiled it — he got on my couch! </li></ul>
  35. 35. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Reuben as the first-born had a right to a double portion of all that the father had; see Deu. 21:17 </li></ul><ul><li>The eminence or dignity mentioned here may refer to the priesthood; the power, to the regal government or kingdom - </li></ul>
  36. 36. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>In this sense it has been understood by all the ancient Targumists. </li></ul><ul><li>Targum, T`ARGUM, n. A translation or paraphrase of the sacred Scriptures in the Chaldee language or dialect. Of these the Targum of Jonathan, and that of Onkelos, are held in most esteem by the Jews. (Webster’s) </li></ul>
  37. 37. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>The Targum of Onkelos paraphrases it thus: “Thou shouldst have received three portions, the birthright, the priesthood, and the kingdom:” and to this the Targums of Jonathan ben Uzziel and Jerusalem add: </li></ul>
  38. 38. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>“ But because thou hast sinned, the birthright is given to Joseph, the kingdom to Judah, and the priesthood to Levi.” </li></ul><ul><li>That the birthright was given to the sons of Joseph we have the fullest proof from 1 Chronicles 5:1 . (Clarke) </li></ul>
  39. 39. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>1 Chronicles 5:1 NET </li></ul><ul><li>The sons of Reuben, Israel's firstborn — (Now he was the firstborn, but when he defiled his father's bed, </li></ul>
  40. 40. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>his rights as firstborn were given to the sons of Joseph, Israel's son. So Reuben is not listed as firstborn in the genealogical records. </li></ul>
  41. 41. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>5 Simeon and Levi are brothers, weapons of violence are their knives! 6 O my soul, do not come into their council, do not be united to their assembly, </li></ul>
  42. 42. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>my heart, for in their anger they have killed men, and for pleasure they have hamstrung oxen. </li></ul>
  43. 43. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their fury, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel! </li></ul>
  44. 44. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Simeon & Levi are the ones who slaughtered the men of Shechem after their sister Dinah was raped. Remember Jacob was very upset with them for doing this. </li></ul>
  45. 45. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>This is the reason for their “blessing” if you want to call it that. The last part of verse 7 indicates neither of these sons will inherit their own land. </li></ul>
  46. 46. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>The tribe of Simeon received only cities and towns in the land of Judah. </li></ul><ul><li>Joshua 19:8 NET as well as all the towns around these cities as far as Baalath Beer (Ramah of the Negev). </li></ul>
  47. 47. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>This was the land assigned to the tribe of Simeon by its clans. 9 Simeon’s assigned land was taken from Judah's allotted portion, </li></ul>
  48. 48. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>for Judah's territory was too large for them; so Simeon was assigned land within Judah. </li></ul><ul><li>Levi also received no separate inheritance in the land, but merely a number of cities to dwell in, </li></ul>
  49. 49. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>scattered throughout the possessions of his brethren. ( Josh 21:1-40 ) But the scattering of Levi in Israel was changed into a blessing for the other tribes through its election to the priesthood. </li></ul>
  50. 50. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Of this transformation of the curse into a blessing, there is not the slightest intimation in Jacob's address; and in this we have a strong proof of its genuineness. (K&D) </li></ul>
  51. 51. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>8 Judah, your brothers will praise you. Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies, your father's sons will bow down before you. </li></ul>
  52. 52. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>9 You are a lion's cub, Judah, from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He crouches and lies down like a lion; like a lioness — who will rouse him? </li></ul>
  53. 53. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs; the nations will obey him. </li></ul>
  54. 54. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Verse 10 is a prophecy that the Messiah would come from Judah. </li></ul>
  55. 55. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>11 Binding his foal to the vine, and his colt to the choicest vine, he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes. </li></ul>
  56. 56. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>12 His eyes will be dark from wine, and his teeth white from milk. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t verses 11 & 12 convey the idea of being washed by the blood of Christ. </li></ul>
  57. 57. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Isaiah 55:1 NET &quot;Hey, all who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come! Buy and eat! Come! Buy wine and milk without money and without cost! </li></ul>
  58. 58. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Acts 22:16 NET And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and have your sins washed away, calling on his name.' </li></ul>
  59. 59. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Revelation 22:14 NET Blessed are those who wash their robes so they can have access to the tree of life and can enter into the city by the gates. </li></ul>
  60. 60. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>your brothers will praise you… will bow down before you. </li></ul><ul><li>Judah’s mother Leah named him properly. </li></ul><ul><li>His name signifies praise. </li></ul>
  61. 61. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>King David and his descendents were of the tribe of Judah. </li></ul><ul><li>All the tribes praised him and served him as King, hence bowed down before him. </li></ul>
  62. 62. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>13 Zebulun will live by the haven of the sea and become a haven for ships; his border will extend to Sidon. </li></ul>
  63. 63. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Zebulun means “dwelling,” to which there is an allusion in the first clause of the verse. “At the haven of seas.” This tribe touched upon the coast of the sea of Kinnereth and of the Mediterranean. </li></ul>
  64. 64. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>It probably possessed some havens for shipping near the promontory of Karmel: and its northwestern boundary touched upon Phoenicia, the territory of Zidon. He is placed before Issakar, who was older, because the latter sank into a subordinate position. (Barnes) </li></ul>
  65. 65. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>14 Issachar is a strong-boned donkey lying down between two saddlebags. 15 When he sees a good resting place, and the pleasant land, he will bend his shoulder to the burden and become a slave laborer. </li></ul>
  66. 66. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Issachar will be known for their strength. They will patiently labor, like a donkey, in a land good for agriculture. </li></ul>
  67. 67. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>16 Dan will judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel. 17 May Dan be a snake beside the road, a viper by the path, that bites the heels of the horse </li></ul>
  68. 68. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>so that its rider falls backward. </li></ul><ul><li>18 I wait for your deliverance, O LORD. </li></ul>
  69. 69. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Dan, whose name signifies judgment, was the eldest of Jacob’s sons by Bilhah, Rachel’s maid, and he is here promised an equal rule with those tribes that sprang from either Leah or Rachel, the legal wives of Jacob. </li></ul>
  70. 70. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Some Jewish and some Christian writers understand this prophecy of Samson, who sprang from this tribe, and judged, or as the word might be translated avenged, the people of Israel twenty years. (Clarke) </li></ul>
  71. 71. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>19 Gad will be raided by marauding bands, but he will attack them at their heels. </li></ul><ul><li>Gad also shall be subject to the assaults of the enemy. But he shall resist the foe and harass his rear. </li></ul>
  72. 72. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>This brief character agrees with his after history. He is reckoned among the valiant men in Scripture. 1Chr. 5:18 (Barnes) </li></ul><ul><li>20 Asher's food will be rich, and he will provide delicacies to royalty . </li></ul>
  73. 73. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Asher shall have a soil abounding in wheat and oil. He occupies the low lands along the coast north of Karmel. Hence, the products of his country are fit to furnish the table of kings. Gad and Asher are placed before Naphtali, the second son of Bilhah. </li></ul>
  74. 74. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>We cannot tell whether they were older, or for what other reason they occupy this place. It may be that Naphtali was of a less decisive or self-reliant character. (Barnes) </li></ul>
  75. 75. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>21 Naphtali is a free running doe, he speaks delightful words. </li></ul><ul><li>The best rendering we know is this, “Naphtali is a deer roaming at liberty; he shooteth forth goodly branches,” or majestic antlers, [Taylor, Scripture Illustrations ] </li></ul>
  76. 76. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>and the meaning of the prophecy seems to be that the tribe of Naphtali would be located in a territory so fertile and peaceable, that, feeding on the richest pasture, he would spread out, like a deer, branching antlers. (JFB) </li></ul>
  77. 77. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough near a spring whose branches climb over the wall. 23 The archers will attack him, they will shoot at him and oppose him. </li></ul>
  78. 78. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>24 But his bow will remain steady, and his hands will be skillful; because of the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, </li></ul>
  79. 79. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>25 because of the God of your father, who will help you, because of the sovereign God, who will bless you with blessings from the sky above, </li></ul>
  80. 80. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>blessings from the deep that lies below, and blessings of the breasts and womb. </li></ul>
  81. 81. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>26 The blessings of your father are greater than the blessings of the eternal mountains or the desirable things of the age-old hills. </li></ul>
  82. 82. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>They will be on the head of Joseph and on the brow of the prince of his brothers. </li></ul>
  83. 83. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>a fruitful bough, etc. — denotes the extraordinary increase of that tribe. (compare Num 1:33-35; Jos 17:17; Deu 33:17 ) The patriarch describes him as attacked by envy, revenge, temptation, ingratitude; yet still, by the grace of God, he triumphed over all opposition, so that he became the sustainer of Israel; </li></ul>
  84. 84. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>and then he proceeds to shower blessings of every kind upon the head of this favorite son. The history of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh shows how fully these blessings were realized. </li></ul>
  85. 85. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>27 Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning devouring the prey, and in the evening dividing the plunder.&quot; </li></ul>
  86. 86. The Blessings of Jacob <ul><li>Benjamin is described as a wolf who is engaged morning and evening, that is, all day long, in hunting after prey. He was warlike by character and conduct Judg. 20–21 , and among his descendants are Ehud, Saul, and Jonathan. </li></ul>
  87. 87. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>Now we jump ahead to find Moses living in Midian. </li></ul><ul><li>Exodus 2:23 NET </li></ul><ul><li>During that long period of time the king of Egypt died, and the Israelites groaned because of the slave labor. </li></ul>
  88. 88. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>They cried out, and their desperate cry because of their slave labor went up to God. 24 God heard their groaning, God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob, </li></ul>
  89. 89. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>25 God saw the Israelites, and God understood…. 3:1 Now Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian, </li></ul>
  90. 90. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to the mountain of God, to Horeb. 2 The angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from within a bush. </li></ul>
  91. 91. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>He looked — and the bush was ablaze with fire, but it was not being consumed! 3 So Moses thought, &quot;I will turn aside to see this amazing sight. </li></ul>
  92. 92. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>Why does the bush not burn up?&quot; 4 When the LORD saw that he had turned aside to look, God called to him from within the bush and said, </li></ul>
  93. 93. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>&quot;Moses, Moses!&quot; And Moses said, &quot;Here I am.&quot; 5 God said, &quot;Do not approach any closer! Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.&quot; </li></ul>
  94. 94. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>6 He added, &quot;I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.&quot; Then Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God. </li></ul>
  95. 95. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>7 The LORD said, &quot;I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt. I have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. </li></ul>
  96. 96. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>8 I have come down to deliver them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up from that land to a land that is both good and spacious, </li></ul>
  97. 97. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the region of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. </li></ul>
  98. 98. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>9 And now indeed the cry of the Israelites has come to me, and I have also seen how severely the Egyptians oppress them. </li></ul>
  99. 99. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>10 So now go, and I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.&quot; </li></ul>
  100. 100. The Call of the Deliverer <ul><li>God has begun the process of fulfilling the promise He made to bring the descendents of Abraham, now a great nation, out of slavery. </li></ul>
  101. 101. I Am The LORD <ul><li>Through the process of bringing the slaves out of Egypt God continually hardens Pharaohs' heart. </li></ul><ul><li>Why would he do this and delay His peoples freedom? </li></ul>
  102. 102. I Am The LORD <ul><li>Exodus 10:1 NET The LORD said to Moses, &quot;Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, in order to display these signs of mine before him, </li></ul>
  103. 103. I Am The LORD <ul><li>2 and in order that in the hearing of your son and your grandson you may tell how I made fools of the Egyptians </li></ul>
  104. 104. I Am The LORD <ul><li>and about my signs that I displayed among them, so that you may know that I am the LORD.&quot; </li></ul>
  105. 105. He Is The Lord!! <ul><li>That is why!! </li></ul><ul><li>So that generations might know of his power and wonders so all would know </li></ul><ul><li>HE IS THE LORD!! </li></ul>
  106. 106. Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>God instructs the Israelites to camp beside the sea because he wants to reinforce the fact that </li></ul><ul><li>HE IS LORD. </li></ul>
  107. 107. Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>Exodus 14:4 NET I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will chase after them. I will gain honor because of Pharaoh and because of all his army, </li></ul>
  108. 108. Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.&quot; So this is what they did. </li></ul>
  109. 109. Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>Exodus 14:10 NET When Pharaoh got closer, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians marching after them, and they were terrified. </li></ul>
  110. 110. Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>The Israelites cried out to the LORD, 11 and they said to Moses, &quot;Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the desert? </li></ul>
  111. 111. Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>What in the world have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt ? </li></ul><ul><li>12 Isn’t this what we told you in Egypt, </li></ul>
  112. 112. Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>'Leave us alone so that we can serve the Egyptians, because it is better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!' </li></ul>
  113. 113. Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>13 Moses said to the people, &quot;Do not fear! Stand firm and see the salvation of the LORD that he will provide for you today; </li></ul>
  114. 114. Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>for the Egyptians that you see today you will never, ever see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you, and you can be still.&quot; </li></ul>
  115. 115. Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>Stand firm and see the salvation of the LORD </li></ul><ul><li>Isn’t this what it all boils down to? </li></ul><ul><li>How many times does Paul tell us to stand firm? </li></ul>
  116. 116. Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>Galatians 5:1 NET For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery. </li></ul>
  117. 117. Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>1 Thessalonians 3:8 NET For now we are alive again, if you stand firm in the Lord. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 16:13 NET Stay alert, stand firm in the faith, show courage, be strong. </li></ul>
  118. 118. Salvation of the LORD <ul><li>Once we are grounded on The Rock, Jesus, we need to stand firm on That Rock and we will see the </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation of the Lord. </li></ul>
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