Daughters of Issachar

Daughters of Issachar

 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.  (Hebrews 11:6)

Who is Issachar? 
Issachar is the 9th son of Jacob and 5th son of Leah who is Jacob's first wife.

The name Issachar means "There is a Reward."

Thank you Father for allowing me to be a part of something significant such as shaping the life of these beautiful ladies. I pray that you will always fill them with your overflowing love, joy, peace which comes from an intimacy and personal relationship with you. May you always allow them to remember you and your love, especially in times that they do not feel loved. in Jesus name, Amen
They understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, and all their kinsmen were at their command. (1 Chronicles 12:32)
Throughout the history of ancient Israel, the tribe of Issachar is portrayed as a family that was destined to flourish both physically and spiritually.

They were not only "mighty men of valor" but were also called to serve the other tribes in the areas of finance and the ministry of God. (1 Chronicles 7:1-5)

Mature believers able to discern and understand the sign of the times and know what God's chosen people should do and respond to them in a Biblical fashion. Issachar is prevailed by scrupulous scholars and is the most influential in witnessing and conversion. 

Issachar are religious teachers. If I am an Issachar, God is my Zebulun.
  • They excelled in the words of the law.
  • They were endued with wisdom.
  • They were obedient to their command. 
  • Their understanding of God's word caused them to become the first cultivators of Israel's divine treasures, and their counsel and interpretations of Scripture were received as authoritative.
  • Their knowledge of the Torah and their understanding of the times made them keepers of the biblical calendar. 
  • They were the ones who made known the scheduled times and seasons of when Israel should observe the feasts of the Lord (Leviticus 23).
  • They had an anointing which gave them an unparalleled insight into God's timing of things - past, present and future.

Issachar's share of the Promised Land primarily consisted of the richest farmland in all Israel, which also had access to the Mediterranean Sea. This is the valley of Jezreel. 

Rejoice, Issachar, in your tents. They will convene peoples to the mountain, and there offer sacrifices of righteousness; they will feast on the abundance of the seas, on the treasures hidden in the sand. (Deuteronomy 33:18-19)
They drew out the abundance of the sea and the hidden treasures of the sand. In their abundance, God called them to provide food to the whole of Israel as an "indentured servant" to their brethren among the other tribes.
When you cross the Jordan River, the tribes of Issachar must stand to proclaim a blessing over the people. (Deuteronomy 27:12)
Issachar's spiritual prosperity was also evident among Israel.
They were one of the six tribes to stand on Mount Gerizim as part of the sacred blessing ceremony.

During Israel's first civil war, when God was transferring the kingdom of Israel from Saul's rulership over to David, only the tribe of Issachar were united to the point "all their relative" joined to fight.

The sons of Issachar were able to commit themselves, because they understood that it was time for God to fulfill His prophetic word given by Samuel 17 years earlier (1 Samuel 15:28).

The Lord granted them an anointing to understand the prophetic timing for when He would seize the kingdom of Israel away from rebel and give it over to his servant David (1 Samuel 15:22-28).

The End-Time Tribe of Issachar

As we approach the end of time and the hard times associated with it, we must become more and more like the tribe of Issachar in its ability to understand the times and know what to do. 

We must learn how to draw, on God's prophetic word, to guide us through the chaos of the last days, in preparation for His return. (2 Peter 1:19)

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