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Shadowland: Beginnings: Week 35

משחק בינגו

The Battle of the Brides

Genesis 29:31-30:24

The names of the 12 tribes are given in great detail, as the mothers prophecy over their children. Let's look at two thing they point toward: the history of a believer, and the history of the sons of Israel.

Leah's sons - the Egyptian bondage and deliverance (Exodus)

Bilhah - the Wilderness Wanderings (Numbers)

Zilpa and Leah - the Conquest of Caanan (Joshua)

Rachel - the Coming Messiah

The History of the Believer

  1. Reuben - See! A Son! Behold the Lamb of God. John 1:29
  2. Simeon - Hearing. Faith comes by hearing. Romans 10:17
  3. Levi - Attached. We are joined unto His Son. 1 Corinthians 6:17
  4. Judah - Praise. Joyous gratitude for the riches of Grace which are are ours in Christ. Epehsians 1:6
  5. Dan - Judgment. I am crucified with Christ, never the less I live.
  6. Naphtali - Wrestling. The Spirit wars against the flesh. Colossians 3:5
  7. Gad - Troop, or Company. The fellowship of the believer. Acts 2:42
  8. Asher - Happy. The result of restored fellowship with God and man. Acts 2:46
  9. Issachar - Hire. The service of the believer. Romans 1:1
  10. Zebulon - Dwelling. Christ dwells in us. Ephesian 3:17
  11. Joseph - Adding. Rewards shall be added to Spirit filled service. 1 Peter 5:4
  12. Benjamin - Son of my right hand. At Thy right hand are pleasures forever more. Psalm 16:11