Emanna for 01/10/2020

Exporting the Riches of Christ

Bible Verses

Gen 49:13 Zebulun will dwell at the shore of the sea, And he will be a shore for ships, And his flank will be toward Sidon.

Words of Ministry

Zebulun dwelt at the haven of the sea, at a seaport. A port is for exporting goods, for sending out ships. This refers to the shipping out of the gospel of Christ. Zebulun was part of Galilee. The Lord Jesus began His ministry of the preaching of the gospel of the kingdom from Galilee. There in Galilee the resurrected Christ met with the disciples and charged them to preach the gospel. The disciples "went into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them," and it was there He said to them, "Go therefore, and disciple all the nations." Zebulun was part of the region of Galilee. Acts 1:11 reveals that the first preachers of the gospel were men of Galilee. In Acts 1:8 the Lord had said to these Galileans, "But you shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit comes upon you: and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." By all this we see that Zebulun signifies the preaching of the gospel. The proper way to send out the gospel is not by donkeys journeying by their own hard labor. The proper way is to export the gospel by sailing ships empowered by the heavenly wind. In Acts 1:8 the Lord told the Galilean preachers to wait until they had received the power from on high, and Acts 2:2 says, "And suddenly there was a sound out of heaven, as of a rushing violent wind--." From that time onward, the ships began to sail.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1987, pp. 1292-1293. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 8/21/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.