Deuteronomy 26:50 -
These are the families of Naphtali according to their families: and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and four hundred.
In today's message the Lord talks of Naphtali. There were some things very interesting to note of Naphtali about the prophecy spoken to him and was fulfilled by Jesus - that godly words will be spoken in Naphtali and most of the time Jesus preached in the territory given as inheritance to Naphtali.
Why was such a prophecy given unto Naphtali and why did Jesus take that effort to fulfil it? What is the benefit such a prophecy?
In the Bible the Lord does not do anything without spiritual understanding and purpose for the salvation of man.
The word Naphtali means 'wrestling' and the prophecy is to do with this understanding which helps us in our salvation.
The Lord is telling us we need to become wrestlers. Wrestlers, does not mean physical wrestlers but spiritual wrestlers. We need to wrestle with our inner-man and nail him down. The Lord is telling us even if we are not fully successful but at the process of nailing our inner-man the Lord will give His Word unto us.
We wonder why some people get revelations or why the Holy Spirit talks to them and not to us. They may not be fully perfect people but still we see them in communication with the Lord. The only reason of this is that they are wrestling with their inner-man. They may sometimes even have failures but at the end the Lord will work with them to overcome their inner-man.
You want the Lord to talk to you or do you want to have revelations coming to you start becoming wrestlers.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You have never asked us to fight the battle ourselves but always reiterated that You will be party with us in our battles. You ask us to wrestle but it is You Who becomes our strength. It may be us in our body but in us it is You Who do everything to help us nail our inner-man and overcome our Adam nature and this world. Lord, we want to hear You in auditable voice like Moses did and see You in visions like the other Anointed Men. Help us to wrestle our inner-man and be in communication with You and experience your power in us...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Genesis 49:21 - Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.
3 For what if some were without faith? shall their want of faith make of none effect the faithfulness of God?
4 God forbid: yea, let God be found true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy words, And mightest prevail when thou comest into judgment.
5 But if our unrighteousness commendeth the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who visiteth with wrath? (I speak after the manner of men.)
6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
7 But if the truth of God through my lie abounded unto his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?
8 and why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), Let us do evil, that good may come? whose condemnation is just.
9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we before laid to the charge both of Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin;
10 as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one;
11 There is none that understandeth, There is none that seeketh after God;
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