In this chapter, Moses deals with the tribes of Gad, Reuben and half tribe of Manasseh (which is half the tribe of Joseph) as they request settlement on the East of Jordan where there is good cattle grazing land.
Also Reference: Joshua 22, Deuteronomy 11:12
Repentance is real, forgiveness is real, God's grace is real. Manasseh was one of the worst of kings, yet when he repented he was pardoned and restored. Yet his son Amon did not repent, and perished. So the call of God goes forth - repent!
This chapter demonstrates exactly why this Book is called "Numbers" because under the Lord's direction, Israel will be literally NUMBERED (that is, counted, as in what we would call a "census")...
But we begin by picking up with the context, which is immediately following the PLAGUE brought on when the men of Israel fornicated with Moabite women who were thrown at them by King Balak under the counsel of the now-condemned and soon-to-die false prophet named Balaam...
Also Reference: Revelation 7:4-8
Genesis 48 - Jacob formally blesses & adopts Josephs sons, that great act of faith spoken of in Hebrews 11:21.
Why did Israel cross his hands & give the younger Ephraim the greater blessing over Manasseh? Such things are considered in this study.
How did Manasseh and Judah so greatly provoke the Lord to wrath upon their nation/church? 2Kings 21:1–16 looks forward to the first serial reading in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these sixteen verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that Manasseh's provocations against the Lord were so great because he not only spurned the Lord's image in man by murder, but even spurned the Lord Himself by idolatry, despite being entrusted with the place and the worship with which the Lord had specifically identified Himself.
We cover the redundant but important chapter of Numbers 7 with an interest in the careful documentation of a very real event in history and the final verse providing a glimpse into the glory of the Lord.
This chapter describes the manner in which the Lord commanded the Tabernacle to be set in the midst of the Camp of the Hebrews with the tribe of Levi encircling the Tabernacle and then three camps to the East, three to the South, three to the West and three to the North. Some believe this formed a CROSS. This serves as a picture of the coming Messiah, Jesus, at His Second Coming. But we also see that God is the author of peace and not confusion, as His instructions here and in Paul's epistles to the churches demonstrate.
Also Reference: Genesis 49, Ephesians 4:11-13
Isaiah was a prophet under five kings of Judah and served God in this capacity for over 50 years before he was martyred by one of the very kings (Manasseh) he was called to counsel.
He was as fascinating a man as his book is to study. Isaiah, the book, is the longest of the books of prophecy and longest one author book in the Bible. It is jam packed with prophecy, including the most messianic prophecy in the Bible. In this lesson we give a brief overview of the time he lived and how Isaiah impacted the world then and continues to impact it to this very day.
MANASSEH'S COUNTER-REFORMATION, PART 3
TEXT: 2 Chronicles 33:1-20; 2 Kings 21:1-18
SUMMARY: The reign of Manasseh, who "seduced Judah to do more evil than the nations whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel," was a repudiation of his father Hezekiah's leadership, a stain on his nation's history, and a rejection of the true and living God; yet at the same time it is a reminder of God's power to work His plan in spite of the destructive presence of sin in the human heart.
I. A CATALOG OF MANASSEH'S CRIMES (2 Ki. 21:2-8; 2 Chr. 33:2-9).
II. A PROPHECY OF MANASSEH'S PUNISHMENTS (2 Kings 21:10-15).
A. The Messengers.
B. The Message.
III. A Record of Manasseh's Captivity and Repentance (2 Chron. 33:10-20).
A. His Captivity (vv. 10-11).
B. His Repentance (vv. 12-13a).
C. His Restoration (vv. 13ff).