This Sunday's message: The Song of Zechariah

February 14

Today's reading: Genesis 49:1-33

Jacob blesses his twelve sons before he dies. One interesting thing to note here is that the blessings for Judah and Joseph are much longer than the blessings for the other sons.

Jesus comes from the line of Judah and in Jacob's blessing of Judah, there are obvious prophecies that indicate the Messiah is going to descend from him. The most obvious is that in Revelation 5:5, Jesus is called the Lion of the tribe of Judah. We also see references to the colt of a donkey, which brings to mind Jesus riding into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. And Jacob also reveals that his brothers, and eventually the entire world, will bow down to the Messiah. What other pictures of Jesus are present in Judah's blessing?
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