1 Chronicles Chapter 7 – Chronological

Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimrom, four.

And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father’s house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.

And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.

And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.

And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.

The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher.

And the number of them, after their genealogy by their generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour, was twenty thousand and two hundred.

10 The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and Ahishahar.

11 All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle.

12 Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, and Hushim, the sons of Aher.

13 The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.

14 The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:

15 And Machir took to wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister’s name was Maachah;) and the name of the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.

16 And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.

17 And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.

18 And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and Mahalah.

19 And the sons of Shemidah were, Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam.

20 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,

21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.

22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

23 And when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare a son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house.

24 (And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the nether, and the upper, and Uzzensherah.)

25 And Rephah was his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son.

26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son.

27 Non his son, Jehoshuah his son.

28 And their possessions and habitations were, Bethel and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Gaza and the towns thereof:

29 And by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Bethshean and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns, Dor and her towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son of Israel.

30 The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.

31 And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who is the father of Birzavith.

32 And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua their sister.

33 And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath. These are the children of Japhlet.

34 And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.

35 And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal.

36 The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, and Imrah,

37 Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilshah, and Ithran, and Beera.

38 And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.

39 And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.

40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.

49 thoughts on “1 Chronicles Chapter 7 – Chronological

  1. 21.mAnd Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.

    Sounds like this could have taken place right here in Texas…
    What happened to Ezer and Elead?
    They got killed rustlin’ cows!

  2. 1 Chronicles 7

    1 Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimrom, four.

    2 And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father’s house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.

    3 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.

    4 And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.

    5 And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.

  3. 9 And the number of them, after their genealogy by their generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour, was twenty thousand and two hundred.
    The Lord knows everyone of us and the record of our attributes is meticulous.

  4. 6 The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

    7 And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

    8 And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher.

    9 And the number of them, after their genealogy by their generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour, was twenty thousand and two hundred.

    10 The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and Ahishahar.

    11 All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle.

    The tribe of Benjamin not only produced a large amount of warrior type men, but also the first King of Israel. Saul was a mighty man of war and it was honorable above the rest of the tribes when the rest of the tribes revolted away from God. This was a time that stated the line of kings that showed a resilience to keep the faith and not be like the rest of the tribes

    We have to make sure that as a child of the King we keep the lineage of the blood line intact and stay focused on the kingdom of God. We have to make sure that we keep our altars and our tabernacles in shape that where the power of God and his spirit dwells there. Being in the presence of God will keep us covered and keeping our mindset for the greatest revival of the endtime. We have to keep living Jesus to give Jesus.

  5. 5 And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.

    If you ever think that God has forgotten about you, or God may have put you in this situation or you are outnumbered, just remember that God has kept track if every single person that has fought for Him. Every man that is stood beside the man of God has been accounted for by the Lord. There’s an entire book dedicated to the numbering of Israelites. God knows the odds even when they seem to be against you, and he’s still keeps track of everything going on, our God is too large and too in control for us to be outnumbered.

  6. Thank you Jesus for today – let it be known your serve the mighty God . Doesn’t matter it’s about living then giving Jesus

    Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.
    1 Peter 5:8‭-‬9

  7. 2 And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father’s house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.

    Many of these men were recognized as mighty men of valour, except for one whose name went with evil according to a later verse. What will you be recognized and remembered for/by?

  8. iLove the Kingdom of Jesus
    Wow…now I realize all these names were important to the Jewish people and they understand their family trees like no other people on earth…but it’s hard for most of us Gentiles to follow along with enthusiasm. If we would have written out our family trees like the Hebrews did, there would be no need for ancestry.com haha.

  9. This kinda reminds us how we should strive to be, ready for battle whether it be physical or mental. Also in the same category Live Jesus, Give Jesus. We should be walking with Jesus so when we speak we are talking as Jesus would want us to talk. We as blood bought people should be striving to win people to the way of life as we should be living and that is live Jesus and give Jesus.

  10. Afterward Ephraim slept with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. Ephraim named him Beriah because of the tragedy his family had suffered.
    1 Chronicles 7:23 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/1ch.7.23.NLT

    To carry the burden of what happened before you were even born. Now that’s tragic. God gives and takes away. God was merciful and loving. He gave Ephraim another son after he lost two of them. But the Bible says he mourned for a really long time so instead of rejoicing when he was blessed with another child he made that child carry the burden of the loss for his life as well.
    What thoughts, grief, pains, ideologies are we holding onto that we are putting on our children? We are to be raising our children in the beauty and freedom of the fear of the Lord, but too quickly they pick up our pain, our worry, our depressive tendencies. I pray freedom and revelation in every home and the heart of every child in Jesus name ♥️

  11. 21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.

    22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

    Lord knows that many brethren needs our comfort today. There have been so many deaths due to this plague that we must remain faithful, strong, and sensible to the grief of so many of our Brethren. The pain of losing a child can not be compared to any other grief. It doesn’t matter the age of the child, or if you have other children, nothing can console that pain. We can say I understand (not even if you had a loss of a child) for there was only one of him. You want to console your sister or your brother just be there, want to say a word just say I don’t know what to say but I am here and I love you. Make sure your sister or brother is eating at least a little bit. You don’t have to say anything just hold their hand and pray for comfort, for The Peace of God, for them to feel that they’re not alone.

  12. 1 Chronicles 7:11, “All these the sons of Je-di-a-el, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle.”

    “Fit To GO Out For War And Battle”
    2 Timothy 2:3 says, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”
    As I have said before, we are soldiers of Jesus Christ, and as a soldier, we should be people of valour (bravery, courageous, fearless). We must prepare ourselves by putting on the Whole Armour Of God, so that we can be “Fit To GO Out For War And Battle.” “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Eph. 6:12)
    We must be “Fit (spiritualy) To GO Out For War And Battle” and Fight for the souls in our city, Fort Worth.

    LIVE JESUS – GIVE JESUS
    Be Brave, Be Courageous, Be Fearless
    Put On The Whole Armour Of God
    Be Fit To GO Out For War And Battle

  13. 40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.

    Just as the house of Asher, had mighty men. Jesus has chosen this generation to be stronger, because the God we serve is the God of the creation. He wants to prepare us to be together and take this Gospel to all Nations. So let’s be children of valour and stay strong in the Lord.

  14. 1 Chronicles 7
    All the numbers given is 231034 fighting men. they were counted as faithful fighting men. May we be counted with the faithful in Christ Jesus. Live and Love and give Jesus to a dying world

  15. “All these were sons (descendants) of Asher, heads of their fathers’ houses, choice men, courageous men, chiefs of the leaders. Their number, enrolled by genealogies for service in war, was 26,000 men.”
    ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭7:40‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    I cannot tell you the history of my great grandparents. But I can tell you about their religion background. Catholicism. My husband and I are the first Christians, Apostolic, Pentecostals! And Blessed to know that this will continue on for many generations to come.

  16. 1 Chronicles 7:10-11[ amp] The son of Jediael; Bilhan, The sons of Bilhan Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan , Tarshish, and Ahishahar.
    11 ] All these were the sons of Jediael, according to the heads of their father’s houses, mighty men of valor, 17,200, able and fit for service of war.
    Wow what a generation of men to be chosen to be mighty warriors.
    We serve a mighty God of all creation, Put on your whole Armor and pick up your shield.
    We must prepare ourselves and be ready everyday .
    Exodus 14: 3[ amp] The Lord is a Man of War;
    The Lord is His name.
    Give God the glory and honer.

  17. “All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.”
    ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭7:40‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Our children are so important, which is why we need to train them while they are young. Teaching them how to war in the spirit and making sure they have God’s word tucked into their hearts is a great place to start. When this happens, legacies are built because each generation took action to ensure the next generation would have a strong walk with God.

    I thank God for all those who work in children’s and youth ministry! I pray God increases our knowledge, wisdom, and understanding as we reach families, despite what is going on in the world.

  18. Total Men of valiant were 231.034 In that time.
    today
    The UPCI began with 521 churches and has grown, according to their own figures, to more than 42,000 churches (including daughter works and preaching points), 41,000 credentialed ministers, and a total worldwide constituency of around 5.1 million.[2] The international fellowship consists of national organizations that are united as the Global Council of the UPCI, which is chaired by the general superintendent of the UPCI, David K. Bernard.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  19. I Chronicles 7:5 And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.

    Many of these men were mighty men of valor , Issachar’s warriors were known for their strength and military skills and cautiousness.

    Deuteronomy 33:19 They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.

  20. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    A MIGHTY ARMY

    40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.

    We sing the chorus at The POFW “There’s an ARMY rising up”. This verse reminded me of that chorus and how we can establish our names in HISTORY as the choice and mighty men of valor, chief of the princes and heads of the house.

    With the trying and unique times that we live in, we are facing opportunity to rise or fall, stand or lay down, fight on or surrender. Times are tough and life is a challenge.

    We are wise to remember we are on the side of the LORD, the VICTOR, the CONQUERER, the HEALER. the DELIVERER, the SAVIOR, the WAY MAKER, the CHAIN BREAKER, and anything else we need in all in HIM. JESUS our Lord.

    Lets commit again today that our hands are on the plow and we are not looking back, our knees are on the altar and we will not all the FIRE to go out, and our head is in the BIBLE and we will honor and obey all that we read.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  21. I Chronicles 7
    1-5 The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron—four sons. The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Samuel—the chiefs of their families. During David’s reign, the Tola family counted 22,600 warriors in their lineage. The son of Uzzi was Izrahiah; the sons of Izrahiah were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah—five sons and all of them chiefs. They counted 36,000 warriors in their lineage because they had more wives and sons than their brothers. The extended families of Issachar accounted for 87,000 warriors—all of them listed in the family tree.

    Combat-ready warriors
    another translation says Fit for Battle

    These are the days we must continue to be ready for battle. The enemy will not defeat us if we stay fit . We must maintain spiritual fitness , staying in the Holy Ghost power authority of God’s word. Daily exercising in the spirit. The word has to renew our mind daily this will keep our mental battles under submission and fit for battle . Also praying in the Holy Ghost daily will keep our emotional battles . Strengthen in His presence allowing God to seize the moments of when we you feel you are completely emotionally drained. Praying in the Spirit strengthens our emotions to where we can be beneficial to those around us in their time of need. Physically also we can find the refreshing and the rest we need as we are still on God’s presence just breathing in His fresh air filling our lungs with His strength literally He will breathe for us when we feel we cannot go another step. This is being fit for the battle . What ever we train and put into our children’s lives we must make them fit for spiritual battles. Even in the times of struggles and wrong choices we still must pray and renew and encourage our families they are fit and ready for this battle . These families in this chapter were large and they were prepared. We the body of Christ are numerous in numbers and we must be fit and ready to fight the enemy. We are making a difference for the Kingdom . We will stand strong even in the midst of battle. Encourage teach lead your families . We are mighty warriors and can be fit for the Kingdom of God. In Jesus name I pray strength courage and health over each child of God .
    I must live Jesus so I can give Jesus .

  22. In this chapter There were a whole other names! So I decided just to say that everything has a purpose or meaning. You might not know what purpose or meaning that might be but then you will find out. We are all gods people and he needs us to do important stuff for his kingdom! BE THE REASON TO MAKE SOMEONE SMILE TODAY POFW!!

  23. 3 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.
    4 And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.
    5 And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.

    We must teach our children the gospel of Jesus Christ so that they can carry on the torch. We are on the winning side in Jesus name.

  24. I notice in todays lineage that it is said “these were men of valor” or “these were mighty men” and “fit for war or battle.”

    I wonder what kind of generation are we raising? Are we teaching our children to be men and women of faith? Are we teaching them how to grow in Jesus Christ? How to pray? How to do battle in the spirit even at a young age?

    These are things that should the Lord tarry they will need to know in order to sustain their walk with God. God has given us the responsibility of raising our children by example, and leading them. We must take the responsibility seriously. We cannot allow the “world” to teach them about God because that is never going to happen. We can not leave that to their Sunday School Teacher because they only get an hour or two per week. We must do our due diligence and instruct them how to survive spiritually – that is the most important training they will receive.

    Matthew 16:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

    This goes for family as well . What good will it do me to win the entire world, and not invest into my own family what they need to be a good solid, valiant man or women of God?

  25. “All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.”
    ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭7:40‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    It’s amazing how much detail is put in the genealogy. Your name matters and who you belong to matters. It makes me think of the churches in Revelation. Are you going to bring honor to your family/church name? What is the Lord going to say about you?

  26. As we read name after name, it is evident that it’s not just the number that is important, but the name behind that number.

    As we grow as church it’s important that we focus not just on the number by which we’ve grown but the souls behind those numbers!

    40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.

    How will your name be remembered?

  27. v22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

    It is a wonderful thing when a person receives comfort through the mercies of human kindness.
    When we turn our attention to the Lord in times of affliction, we receive many benefits that positively affect others. The positive effect comes when we allow the God of our sorrows to comfort others through us.
    So thankful for God’s promises of abiding comfort and care in every situation.

  28. 1 Chronicles 7
    2 The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel. Each of them was the leader of an ancestral clan. At the time of King David, the total number of mighty warriors listed in the records of these clans was 22,600.

    5 The total number of mighty warriors from all the clans of the tribe of Issachar was 87,000. All of them were listed in their genealogical records.

    7 The five sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. Each of them was the leader of an ancestral clan. The total number of mighty warriors from these clans was 22,034, as listed in their genealogical records.

    9 Each of them was the leader of an ancestral clan. The total number of mighty warriors and leaders from these clans was 20,200, as listed in their genealogical records.

    11 Each of them was the leader of an ancestral clan. From these clans the total number of mighty warriors ready for war was 17,200.

    When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, ‘The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.’” Judges 6:12 (NIV).
    We can all take heart, because in the midst of Gideon’s hopelessness, God shows up in a big way. While Gideon was hiding in a winepress, threshing wheat, the angel of the Lord appears. This was not just any angel. This is understood to be an Old Testament appearance of God Himself declaring:
    “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior” (Judges 6:12).
    “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” (Judges 6:14, NIV)
    Gideon may have looked behind him to see if the angel of the Lord was addressing someone else. After all, he was hardly qualified to save Israel, coming from the weakest clan in Manasseh and being the least in his family. Yet apparently to God, Gideon was a mighty warrior. God sees mighty warriors in each of us too. Imagine going about your daily work, making dinner, paying bills or sorting laundry and God appears to you saying, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.” This would undoubtedly change your life. It doesn’t matter how you were raised as a child, whether you’re rich or poor, God makes victors out of the ordinary and overlooked. God seems to delight in working powerfully through unexpected “warriors” such as Gideon, Rahab and Ruth. Don’t let your past determine your present or your circumstances dictate your worth. God is the giver of new life. God can meet you in the privacy of your home when you’re tending to your family members, thinking no one notices your efforts. You might be caring for a toddler, teenager or aging parent. Or you may be at your job, doing your daily work when God shows up to speak to you. Gideon was a simple man living a normal life, but as he fulfilled his everyday duties, God showed up to do the miraculous. Gideon was teachable because he listened to what the angel of the Lord said. He rose to the daunting occasion of delivering the Israelites. He didn’t do it perfectly, but God’s strength is perfected in weakness. So when you look in the bathroom mirror today, what will you see? Even if you’re hiding in there, you can choose to see a mighty warrior for God.

    • Ephesians 6:11: “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” (King James Version).[1] As a biblical reference, the metaphor may refer to physical armour worn by God in metaphorical battles, or it may refer to vigilant righteousness in general as bestowed by the grace of God (Romans 13:12, King James Version): “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. in Ephesians chapter 6 mention seven pieces of armor:
      belt, breastplate, footwear, shield, helmet, sword, Prayer
      These pieces are described in Ephesians as follows: loins girt with truth (belt of truth), breastplate of righteousness, shoes with the preparation of the gospel of peace (peace), shield of faith, helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit/word of God and prayer which completes the armour as the armour can only be worn by praying to God.

  29. 40Each of these descendants of Asher was the head of an ancestral clan. They were all select men—mighty warriors and outstanding leaders.

    We all have descendants from a long family line. What type of lineage is in your line? There could have been warriors, leaders, or men of God. To have a lineage of preachers or pastors in your family is great, but not everyone does. It’s up to the authority leader of the home to make great future men and women of God.

  30. 40Each of these descendants of Asher was the head of an ancestral clan. They were all select men—mighty warriors and outstanding leaders.

    We all come from a lineage. But who do we have in our lineage? Are there warriors, leaders, preachers, etc. It’s up to each authority figure in the home to make great men and women of God.

  31. “All of them had many wives and many sons, so the total number of men available for military service among their descendants was 36,000. The total number of mighty warriors from all the clans of the tribe of Issachar was 87,000. All of them were listed in their genealogical records.”
    ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭7:4-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  32. “All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.” 1 Chronicles 7:40 KJV

    A friend of mine is into genealogy of friends and family. I never thought much about it until I read the bible. To have the names recorded in the Bible, some good and some bad, the names all mean something. Where will our name be? In the book of life? I pray that Jesus will smile when He sees our names. I think of Jesus and His love and all that He has done for me. Thank you Jesus!!!

  33. In these families in this chapter, they had warriors that were combat ready and were excellent in character and brave in battle—good leaders. What kind of warriors/leaders are we? Are we combat ready? Combat-ready means: sufficiently equipped, trained, and numerically strong to engage an enemy.

    Ephesians 6:10-12 AMP says “In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might. Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.”

    1 Timothy 4:7-8 AMP “But have nothing to do with irreverent folklore and silly myths. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness [keeping yourself spiritually fit]. For physical training is of some value, but godliness (spiritual training) is of value in everything and in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and for the life to come.”

  34. Afterward Ephraim slept with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. Ephraim named him Beriah because of the tragedy his family had suffered. He had a daughter named Sheerah. She built the towns of Lower and Upper Beth-horon and Uzzen-sheerah.
    1 Chronicles 7:23‭-‬24 NLT

    God is so awesome that even after a tragedy, there is always something good that is birthed. We might not see it know but further down the line God has a purpose for everything.

  35. 2And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father’s house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.

    3 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.

    Family is important and a good family will strengthen each other. They will stand strong with you when things go wrong. They will also lift you up in prayer.

    A family that prays together, stays together. They will fight against the enemy on your behalf. We should continue to lift each other up in prayer. While the enemy is busy wreaking havoc, we can be busy winning souls.

  36. And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher.

    9 And the number of them, after their genealogy by their generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour, was twenty thousand and two hundred.

    10 The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and Ahishahar.

    11 All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle.

    They were fit for war and battle. They were ready to protect and defend are we ready and fit for war and battle. Regardless of how long the fight needs to last they would be ready to defend and protect.

  37. 21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.

    22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

    23 And when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare a son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house.

    He let a single big event dictate how he was going to view everything around him. We could easily do that today, with turmoil, disease, fear, and plain unrest. But Jesus is bigger than whatever we might face. We must keep this in mind and not allow the few distractions that are around us to cause us to loose sight of how Big and Good our Jesus really is.

  38. “Then he made love to his wife again, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. He named him Beriah, because there had been misfortune in his family.”
    ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭7:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    I think the important thing here to catch is yes, sometimes life sucks. Sometimes, you’re given a terrible hand, sometimes bad things happen to good people, and it’s ok to mourn. It’s ok to be sad about it, to be upset about it, to cry about it, but it is never ok to cling to the bad things that happen and never allow yourself to heal. Things happen, but at some point we have to allow ourselves to move forward so we can continue to feel, continue to be happy, and continue to live freely without being burdened by the bad things that have taken place.

    He could have chosen to mourn over his son forever but instead he decided to move forward and allow him and his wife to make new memories and be happy again.

  39. 2 And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father’s house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.
    3 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.
    4 And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.
    7 And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

    “. . . they were valiant men of might. . .” val·iant – possessing or showing courage or determination. “. . . five: all of them chief men.” chief – a leader or ruler of a people or clan. “. . . were bands of soldiers for war, . .” sol·dier – a person who serves in an army. “. . . their fathers, mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies. . . “ val·or – great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle.

    23 And when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare a son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house.

    With such a great lineage and good words of those that came before this household, valiant, soldiers, chiefs, valor, and yet still find evil found in this household!?!?? Don’t think that just because your parents or grandparents were so wonderful and amazing means that you don’t have to still work at being a good person and what it takes to make your relationship strong in God.

    40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.

    This group overall had great leaders, management, mighty men, yet a household. . . One household mentioned around all of the great works and great men. One bad thing can change an opinion of all of that good mentioned.

  40. 21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.

    From the earliest years sin had been a problem with humanity. The lust of things and trying to take advantage. I was reading Genesis earlier today and on the 6th day God was done creating these are the exact words as the bible states:

    And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
    Genesis 1:31 KJV

    Behold it was very good…it made me question, but then what happened? Sin entered in. And the iniquity, and self will of man is what caused the downfall of it all.

  41. 1Ch 7:5  And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.

    Let’s be valiant men and women for God and go reach this city in his name. Let’s keep preaching Acts 2:38 and see someone’s life change

  42. “All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.”
    ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭7:40‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Asher means happy. Out of happy we’re choice and mighty men. Out of happy were chief princes. What do you get from your “happy?”

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