In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The Book of Numbers (c. 1444-1405 BC) is the fourth of the five books known as the Law in the Holy Bible. In Leviticus, God teaches Israel how to fulfill their holy calling during a period of one month near Mount Sinai. In Numbers, God prepares Israel to enter the land promised to the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. What should have taken weeks to accomplish unfortunately took forty years because of Israel’s rebellion against God. God denied the original generation entry into the Promised Land and instead preserved it for the next generation. It took forty years for this first generation to pass away in the wilderness. Numbers refer to the census of two generations. The first numbering was taken on the original generation at Mount Sinai after the completion of the tabernacle. The second numbering was taken forty years later on the plains of Moab as God prepared the second generation to enter into the Promised Land.

The important lesson for us today is that only the blood of Jesus Christ, the Messiah secures our salvation and inheritance with Him so long as we keep the faith and do not depart from it. Although we are not perfect, His blood will continue to cleanse us if we sincerely confess our sins.

The First Generation:

Numbers 1-10: The organization and preparation of Israel for the Promised Land

Numbers 10-12: The murmurings of Israel and God’s patience

Number 13-25: The momentous rebellion of Israel and God’s judgment on the original generation

The Second Generation:

Numbers 26-30: The reorganization and preparation of Israel for the Promised Land

Numbers 31-36: The plan on the plains of Moab for the conquest and division of Canaan