Thursday, January 25, 2007

Isaiah9 - Out of the darkness, a great light

Out of the darkness, a great light

Isa 9:1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.

The tribe of Zebulan, the first born of Leah and Jacob. Jacob's blessing to Zebulan:

Gen 49:13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

Gen 30:7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.
Gen 30:8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

The tribe of Naphtali; Jacobs blessing to Naphtali:

Gen 49:21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

Judg 5:18 Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.

The northern tribes of Zebulan and Naphtali will be the first to be invaded by Assyria, at the sea of Galilee.

Isa 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

This is similar to Isaiah 60:1:

Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

Out of the darkness, a light will arise. In the region of Galilee the Savior will come. Jesus spent most of his ministry near the Sea of Galilee. God would bless this region: the first to be invaded and the first to see the Messiah.

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