Daily Devotional 26 February 2018 by Steve Ogan – How Moses Reversed The Curses Jacob Had Placed on His Firstborn

Daily Devotional 26 February 2018 by Steve Ogan – How Moses Reversed The Curses Jacob Had Placed on His Firstborn

HOW MOSES REVERSED THE CURSES JACOB HAD PLACED ON HIS FIRSTBORN

Monday, 11 Adar, 5778 = Monday, February 26, 2018

“Let Reuben live and not die, nor let his men be few” (Deuteronomy 33:6)

While all the patriarchs were born at Nisan and died at Nisan, Moses, the great deliverer of Israel from bondage in Egypt, was born in Adar the twelfth month and also died in Adar. One of the fundamental tasks Moses performed before his death was to reverse the curse Jacob had placed on Reuben in the first month of Nisan. In Deuteronomy 33:6 he said. “Let Reuben live and not die, nor let his men be few.” As a result of Jacob’s curse on Reuben, the Reubenites had the generational problems of:

1. Living below Full capacity: “Let Reuben Live…”

2. Premature Death: “…And not die…”

3. Limited Population Size: “…Nor let his men be few…”

Daily Devotional 26 February 2018 by Steve Ogan – How Moses Reversed The Curses Jacob Had Placed on His Firstborn

Reuben, as firstborn, should have had a larger population of descendants than others. His offspring began the process of procreation before the other siblings. Unfortunately, because of the curse upon Reuben, the other tribes were much bigger in size than the tribe of Reuben.

Again, whenever Israel went to war, many people died from the tribe of Reuben than from the other tribes. There was the law of sin and death operational in the tribe of Reuben because of the curse pronounced on their forefather for incest. No wonder, in order to reverse these negative trends of inability to live to full capacity, premature deaths and limited population size, Moses declared, “Let Reuben live and not die, nor let his men be few.” The curse pronounced by Jacob in Nisan at the point of his death was reversed by Moses in Adar, at the point of his death. This changed the destiny of Reuben and the Reubenites forever. Before this time, Reuben had been stripped of his birth right as firstborn.

“Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father’s bed, his birth right was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birth right.” (1st Chronicles 5:1).

Daily Devotional 26 February 2018 by Steve Ogan -KEY PRAYER FOCUS

1. INTERVENE AND DESTROY THE SPIRIT OF PREMATURE DEATH OF THE FIRSTBORN CHILDREN OR THE PROJECTS THEY PIONEER: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4).

2. INVOKE THE GRACE OF GOD UPON PROPHETIC VOICES TO REVERSE EVERY OTHER TYPE OF CURSES PROCLAIMED ON PEOPLE, PATTERNS AND PLACES IN THE TWELFTH MONTH SEASON OF ADAR: “And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. And he said…Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few” (Deuteronomy 33:1, 2, 6).

Thanks for reading Daily Devotional 26 February 2018 by Steve Ogan – How Moses Reversed The Curses Jacob Had Placed on His Firstborn.

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