A PROPHETIC VOICE
Today's Reading: Genesis 49-50
Key Verse: Genesis 49:10
The scepter shall not
depart from Judah,
Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
Until Shiloh comes;
And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.
Judah is the name from which the term "Jew" is derived, and all of the descendants of Jacob are now known as Jews.
Judah was the fourth son of Jacob. He became the ancestor and a type or picture of Jesus. From his father Jacob, Judah received a prophetic word which can only fit the person of Jesus. His brothers will praise Him.
Verse eight also indicates that He will judge the world. Romans 14:10 tells us that, "We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ."
Judah is given the names "Lion" and "Shiloh" (peace). In Jesus is this fulfilled. Jesus both wins ultimate victory over His enemies and establishes peace in the hearts of all who follow Him.
Judah is told that others will bow to him; this prefigures the worship due to Jesus Christ. Jacob goes on the say, "He washed his garments in wine." Jesus took the wine and said, "This is My blood" (Matthew 26:28).
To Whom, other than Jesus, could the personal pronouns in the prophecies refer?
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, I worship You. May I live in Your victory and in Your peace. Thank You for Your blood which cleanses me from all sin (1 John 1:7-9). Amen!
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