Contributed on Mar 19, 2009
In part 1 of this series on the 12 stone memorial set up by the children of Israel after crossing Jordan, we look at the mothers of the 12 sons of Jacob and reflect on the type of the church that each represents. Each of the stones is for each of the tri
Background: *These stones were taken out of the midst of the Jordan right where the Ark was present. They represent God’s power and authority and ability to deliver His people. They also represent all that God has brought His people through leading up to this point. *These stones represent ...read more
Contributed on Mar 26, 2009
In part 2 of this series, we look at Jacob’s first 2 sons, Reuben and Simeon and what they symbolize in and for the church.
We continue to look at the 12 stone memorial that was set up by the Israelites after crossing the Jordan. Each stone was for each of the 12 tribes of Israel. We are going to look together at the first two sons born to Jacob and the significance of what God was doing in and through these ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2009
In part 3 of this series, we look at the births of Levi and Judah and what we can learn from them and what God can teach the church.
n The 12 stone memorial that God instructed the children of Israel to erect after they crossed the Jordan was to serve as a reminder of what God had done and what God had brought His people through. n Each of the 12 stones represented the 12 tribes of Israel. Each was significant in what it stood ...read more
Contributed on Apr 16, 2009
In part 4 of this series, we look at the two sons born to Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid. Dan declares vindication and Naphtali declares victory.
n Leah had given birth to 4 sons and then stopped for a time. n Rachel continues to feel more and more pressure as she continues to be barren. In the culture of that day, a woman was looked at with disdain and disgust when she was barren. n Rachel’s declaration was “Give me children or I ...read more
Contributed on Apr 29, 2009
In part 5 of this series, we look at the sons born to Zilpah, Gad and Asher. We consider the need for the army of God to arise and the power of being blessed of God.
n Sons number 7 and 8 were born to Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid. n In response to Rachel giving her handmaid to Jacob and bearing sons through her, Leah now does the same thing with her handmaid. n The last son Leah had borne prior to this was Judah, which we founds means “praise”. Here, we see ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2009
In part 6 of this series, we revisit Leah and the birth of her final two sons, Issachar and Zebulun.
-- We once again return to Leah giving birth to two more sons (her 5th and 6th). -- Now that the family has been through a time of trying to make things happen on their own through their maidservants, they get back to producing the final four sons through Leah and Rachel. -- These 2 final sons ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2009
In part 7 of this series, we look at Rachel and the birth of her two sons. After the other 10 had been born, Rachel’s womb is finally opened.
-- Rachel is the one that Jacob loved from the beginning, but she is the last one to give birth to any children. -- Rachel had to stand by and watch 10 sons be born to her husband with none of them coming from her directly. You know that was messing with her mind! -- Rachel dealt with the shame, ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2009
In the 8th and final part of this series we look at what these stones represent for us as believers.
-- It was customary to set up some type of stone monument at the site of God’s miraculous intervention. -- The monuments would serve several purposes, but the primary purpose was to remind future generations about God’s ability to save and deliver. -- The stones would remind future ...read more