Judah was the 4th son of Leah.She named him Judah which means “Praise”.

Why?

“Once again Leah became pregnant and gave birth to another son. She named him Judah, for she said, “Now I will praise the LORD!” And then she stopped having children.”-Gen 29:35

So let’s move ahead to the prophecy of Jacob concerning Judah.

It can be categorized into four:

1)His brethren would praise and worship him because he would be their messiah…Gen 49:8.

2)He was described as a lion’s cub that would mature into an old lion over time…Gen 49:9

3)His descendants would be the ruling tribe in Israel…Gen 49:10

4)He and his descendants would be immensely rich in asses,vineyards,clothing,flocks and milk…Gen 49:11-12

This prophecy became reality in those who were descendants of Judah like David and Jesus Christ.

Let’s see how it was fulfilled in Christ Jesus:

1)”…That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth…”Phil 2:10

2)”…See,the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed.”-Rev 5:5

3)”He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David“-Luke 1:32

4)”…this grace was given,to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ”-Eph 3:8

Can you see how Jacob’s proclamation resonated to the time of Jesus and it is still being fulfilled now?

#Don’t joke with prophetic unction#

The next post will be on Dan and Gad…