What’s in a name? – A lot !

Did you know that the names of the twelve sons of Jacob, are pointing to the Christ?

Jacob had twelve sons and their names together reveal the Gospel.
It is amazing how God hid all these wonderful truths in simple names and stories.

Here are the names and their meanings:

Reuben – Behold, A Son is born to us
Simon – One who hears
Levi – Attached
Judah – Praise the Lord
Dan – He judged
Naphtali – My Struggle
Gad – Good fortune
Asher – Happiness
Issachar – Reward
Zebulun – Honor
Joseph – Add to my family
Benjamin – Son of righteousness

This is what it says:

BEHOLD, A SON IS BORN TO US, ONE WHO HEARS us, and who is ATTACHED to us. PRAISE THE LORD, HE JUDGED MY STRUGGLE and brought us GOOD FORTUNE, HAPPINESS, REWARD, HONOR; he ADD TO MY FAMILY through the SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Jesus the Christ is not just a name that is mentioned in the Bible. He is the content, the context, the text, paragraph, remark, the mark and the outline of the entire Bible. 
How awesome is our God.

Therefore: 
Cultivate the habit of talking to the Lord whenever you can. 
During the day, at work, and at home.
Continually petition Him for help, for light, for strength, and for knowledge.
And read your Bible daily.

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