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Genesis 35:18 And as her soul was departing (for she died), she called his name Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin

Genesis 35:18 And as her soul was departing (for she died), she called his name Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin.

Genesis 35:18 And as her soul was departing (for she died), she called his name Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin.

The birth of Benjamin typifies the bringing forth of Christ as the Son of affliction and the Son of the right hand. The birth of Benjamin and the death of Rachel occurred simultaneously; this means that Jacob gained a son by losing Rachel. Rachel was Jacob’s natural choice according to his heart’s desire. The death of Rachel, the loss of Jacob’s natural choice, was a deep and personal dealing for Jacob. Jacob lost Rachel, but in the process he gained Benjamin, who is a type of Christ (Genesis 35:18-19). In the same manner, God will eventually take away our natural choice so that we may bring forth Christ for His expression. God’s goal is not to make His chosen ones suffer loss; it is to bring forth Christ through them. [Outline, Crystallization-Study Genesis (3), msg. 4]

 

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  • December 5, 2014 - 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Such a touching and profound passage. Here’s the song I wrote to this:The Way from Bethel: http://youtu.be/B26P5KKvYDo

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