Shlach L'kha - Numbers 13:1-15:41
Shlach L'kha (Send on your behalf) - The Twelve Spies
Most of us are familiar with the story of the Twelve Spies - how Moses sent twelve men to spy out the Land. Two of the men gave a good report - Joshua and Caleb encouraged the people that God would help them take the Land. Ten of those men gave a bad report of the Land, and led a rebellion against Moses to return to Egypt. Because of their disobedience, they had to wander in the wilderness for forty years until all that generation had died, except for Joshua and Caleb.
In this teaching, we take an unusual approach to the story. We will study the Hebrew meaning of the Twelve Spies - the meaning of the Tribe, the meaning of the name of each spy, and the name of their father. By interpreting these Hebrew names, we find interesting prophetic insights into the Restoration - especially how they relate to the 144,000 of Revelation 7. Could it be that we can find an order of events for the Coming of Messiah and the End Times?