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Jesu, Juva

War room

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And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my wrestling and limping and weeping in prayer in my war room are 130 years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojourning.” And Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from the presence of Pharaoh. (Genesis 47:9-10 Scott Nonstandard Version)

“It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior.” (Hebrews 7:7 ESV)

Often faith allows you to pass through evil and trials, because it is a far greater, more glorious, and more life-giving victory to pass through them than it is to have them removed (Hebrews 11). Jacob’s trials literally brought salvation to the whole world through Joseph (Genesis 41:57).

Written by Scott Moonen

September 7, 2015 at 8:50 am

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  1. Hey, this is really good. I might have to get my own copy of the SNV.


    September 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm

  2. […] from conversion and loyalty to God’s people? Ruth and Naomi remind me as well of of Jacob’s blessing Pharaoh in spite of the few and evil days of his life. Isn’t it equally remarkable that these […]

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