THE WOMEN THAT CHANGED THE RULE

Bible In One Year-Day 93 (Thursday, April 3, 2014)

Commentary: Joshua16-18. When God blesses, it is for every member of the family. The distribution of inheritance used to be from father to the sons while female children were left out because they believed that the name of their father would be forgotten if given to them. There was a man among the descendants of Manasseh named Zelophehad, who had no son but daughters. This daughters changed the rule of distributing inheritance;

Numbers 27:1 Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.”

When these daughters went to Moses in protest, Moses in his usual attitude went to God and God told him what the new rule was;

Numbers 27:6-8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father’s brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.”

This is a lesson to the children of God that through fervent prayers the rule can be changed. These daughters of Manasseh changed the rule in the spirit realm first through prayer, before the actual realization in Joshua17. For the mere fact that you are not seeing result now does not mean you have been denied. The rule was changed in the time of Moses but the result came in the time of Joshua. If those ladies had kept quiet, the unfair rule would still be there. This is the reason why you should pray without ceasing; in difficulties, pains, sickness, hardship, even in comfort. Let not the rod of your prayer be broken and the fire on the altar of your prayer not burn out. There is only one thing that God will mark as “speak right” before Him and that is prayer that is made in righteousness. Our next reading is Joshua19-21. Keep the fire burning and alive. JESUS IS AT THE CORNER

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