Jesus Through the Word: Numbers
Week Five: Numbers
Preparations to Leave—Numbers 1-10
From Sinai to Kadesh—Numbers 10-20
From Kadesh to Moab—Numbers 20-25
Preparations to Enter—Numbers 26-36
Numbering and Arrangement
Organizing the Tribes—Numbers 1-3
Organizing the Levites—Numbers 3-4
Feasts, Sacrifices, and Vows—Numbers 28-30
Promised Land Portions and Cities—Numbers 32-36
Complaint about Food—Numbers 11
Miriam and Aaron Oppose Moses—Numbers 12
The Spies and People Fear the Canaanites—Numbers 13-14
A Man Breaks the Sabbath—Numbers 15
Korah Rebels—Numbers 16
Moses Rebels—Numbers 20
Baal Worship—Numbers 25
Victories and Promises
Arad Defeated—Numbers 21
Sihon Defeated—Numbers 21
Og Defeated—Numbers 21
Promise of Balak’s Defeat and Judah’s Ascendency—Numbers 22-24
The Kings of Midian are Defeated—Numbers 31
Where is Jesus?
Unbroken Bones (Numbers 9:12—John 19:36)
The Rock was Christ (Numbers 20—1 Corinthians 10:4)
Fiery Serpent (Numbers 21—John 3:14-15, 12:32-33)
Balaam’s Star (Numbers 24:15-19—Revelation 22:16)
Joshua (Numbers 27:16-17—Mark 6:34)
What is this book about?
Not at all a stand-alone book, Numbers continues the story of Israel’s development as they transition from a nomadic people into a nation standing on the borders of the Promised Land, having been sustained by God despite their feckless rebellion.
How does it point to Jesus?
Apart from faith in the Father, no man can see or understand the nature of deliverance, and outside of Christ our King, our General, our Morning Star, being lifted up and drawing all men to Himself, true faith in the Father is impossible.