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Twelfth Day of Christmas: 12 Tribes of Israel
The 12 tribes of Israel were the family groups descended from the biblical patriarch Jacob. The tribes are important because God worked through the tribes to fulfill his purposes–especially his purpose of bringing from one of the tribes, Jesus the Savior.
- In the book of Genesis, we see God blessing and working through a family: Jacob and his 12 sons. (God renames Jacob as “Israel.”)
- Then God works through a nation: Israel–the descendants of Jacob’s sons arranged into 12 tribes. God brings them out of Egypt ad into the Promised Land.
- In the New Testament, we notice God working through a different group of 12: Jesus’ 12 disciples. They spread the good news of salvation.
- In the book of Revelation, we are reminded of a remnant of 144,000 people sealed by God–12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel.
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