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52 Weeks Discussion > Week 3, Day 4 thoughts - Genesis 46-50 - Jacob's Blessing

Really enjoyed today's study. I loved the way the author showed how Jacob's blessing to Joseph's sons was a picture of Christ, and the way he showed the "opposites" that it presented in our comparisons to Christ. It's something I had never really spent much time thinking about before. Cool!

It was also interesting in how he spoke of Jacob's blessing to all his children and the illustration it gives of a graphic picture showing what the judgment seat of Christ will be like. Not sure if he's saying that the Old Testament saints will be at that judgment or not by what he says, but it's interesting. Most people understand the judgment seat of Christ as being only for believers in the church age. True - the Old Testament saints will surely have some kind of judgment for their lives similar to the judgment seat of Christ (though one isn't specifically mentioned as far as I know), but the Old Testament saint's judgment probably won't be at the same time as the judgment seat of Christ for church-age believers. I say, "probably," because there are many varying opinions on this. My opinion is that the Old Testament saints will be resurrected immediately after (or together with) the resurrection of the tribulation period saints (Rev. 20:3-5) at the end of the tribulation period, at Christ's second advent. Upon this resurrection, they will then enter the millennial kingdom.

But in regards to the picture Jacob's blessing to his brothers - you can see that some get honored greatly, and others don't. That is indeed a picture of what the judgment seat of Christ will be like. The question for us is - "What kind of judgment do we want to receive from Christ at His judgment?"

March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPastor Ken