Unearthing prophecy

I’ve just finished reading Genesis. I was inspired at Christmas to read the Bible from start to finish, having seen that my little cousin had managed to read the Bible in a year. Today I got to the end of Genesis, having discovered several passages I had never come across before. In fact, today I found an amazing bit of prophecy in Genesis 49 where Jacob blesses his twelve sons, saying some to each about what sort of people they will become. What’s interesting is what he says to Judah (who later became an enormous and powerful nation, and the centre of Judaism). First of all Jacob says that Judah will become great and powerful and rule over the other tribes of Israel (which he did). But then Jacob says this: “The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his”. Now, I read that an instantly saw Jesus!! The reign and rule of Judah remained until Jesus came and took the throne (though not in the way the Jews thought he would). Verse 11 goes on to say of this new ruler “He will tether his donkey to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch; he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes”. Here again are references to Jesus: entering Jerusalem on a donkey, his parable about the vine and the branches, the last supper, and the crucifixion! I read this and was simply amazed at how all that had been prophecied 2000 years before it happened, and how I’ve never read it before now! This is so cool! 🙂 Can’t wait for Exodus…

In other news, I’m going to see my friend Billy this afternoon to fit some clear indicator lenses to my Mini. I’ll probably post some pictures on my new PhotoLounge this evening.

One thought on “Unearthing prophecy

  1. It’s very exciting, isn’t it … One of the things we did in our Training course was to go through the whole Bible and pick out some of these details. It’s amazing cos all of a sudden everything begins to fall into place, like one big jigsaw – the big picture is all about Jesus but as you see the different bits fitting together they point to a different aspect, a different part of who Jesus is and what he achieves … Exodus is also a lot of fun!

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