Jethro’s Insight | Reading & Message

Jethro’s Insight | Reading & Message May 17, 2020

Jethro says to “provide” 70 men in the King James Version, and these 70 men will have good character traits.  Well, we’ll probably preach on their character traits, but the word “provide” in Hebrew is a prophetic term.  It’s the same term for seeing . . . prophetically seeing visions.

Bob Revnell, Trustee & Elder

Reading | Matthew 9.1-13


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Jethro’s Insight

Pastor Jared | Jethro’s Insight

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Exodus 18.17-21 | a snippet from verse 21

Here’s a snippet from the delivery of the message that turned out a little differently than it did in my notes.  It’s actually a piece that I was sharing with my dad (Vernell Ingle).  Afterwards, I knew I couldn’t deliver this portion of the message any better, so I decided to change up the sermon footage this week.

One of the main commentaries I use is by J.H. Hertz.  Up until the 1940’s, he was the Chief Rabbi of the U.K.  I’ve got a commentary that’s thicker than a phone book by him, and it’s all the Pentateuch and Haftorahs.  So he goes through the entire Pentateuch and commentates.  It is fascinating!  I always go back to it as a starting place, then jump off of there to check other resources.  I also have a copy of the Torah.

Jethro says to provide 70 men in the King James Version, and these 70 men will have good character traits.  Well, we’ll probably preach on their character traits, but the word provide in Hebrew is a prophetic term.  It’s the same term for seeing . . . prophetically seeing visions . . . seeing the Almighty . . . seeing the glory of the Lord.  That’s consistently how it’s used throughout the Old Testament.

I didn’t discover it until I came across Hertz and these Hebrew writers, who know exactly how the term is used.  When Jethro says provide, look for, or see 70 men, he’s saying prophetically see into their lives, see these 70 men who will arise and recognize their calling.

I share a related personal ministry story in the next minute and a half of this portion of the sermon, so take a little time to watch the video.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Pastor Jared

Alexey Komarov | Gulf of Aqaba, Dahab | 03.08.20 | creative commons

This picture looks across the sea in an area not far from where the Israelites could have crossed the Red Sea.  Inland on the other side is one of the possible locations of Mt. Sinai, where Jethro visits Moses and has these conversations.

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