The Sons of Jacob :: Asher (and Jesus Christ)


Asher was eightborn of the sons of Jacob. He was born to Zilpah, Leah’s servant and Jacob. Asher  means “blessed or happy”. He was so named by Leah at his birth for she was happy.

Points to ponder:
The Bible tells us that those who are in Christ Jesus are blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3). Jesus was born on earth (his own creation) so that we could be born again into heaven. Are you blessed? Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD and whose hope the LORD is (Jeremiah 17:7).

Genesis 30:12-13 (KJV)
12 And Zilpah Leah’s maid bare Jacob a second son.
13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 (KJV)
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

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The Sons of Jacob :: Gad (and Jesus Christ)


Gad was seventhborn of the sons of Jacob. He was born to Zilpah, Leah’s servant and Jacob. Gad  means “A troop comes”. He was so named by Leah.

Points to ponder:
Gad means a troop comes and from him arose the tribe of Gad.

When Jesus comes back to rule and reign, he will come with his troop – with his army of mighty angels. Are you ready to face Christ return as King with his host (troops)? We can only face Christ as King, if we accept him now as our Savior and be accepted into his kingdom now. Are you be willing to be in Jesus’ troop?

Genesis 30:9-11 (KJV)
When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
10 And Zilpah Leah’s maid bare Jacob a son.
11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.