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Naphtali was the sixth son of Jacob with Bilhah, a handmaiden of Rachel.  His name means “wrestling”.

Genesis 30:7-8 – And Rachel's servant Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son. Then Rachel said, “In my great struggles, I have wrestled with my sister and won.” So, she named him Naphtali

Leah was not overlooked or unloved by God. 

God rewarded her with children, which was a highly important honor for a wife in those days.

Both Leah and Rachel children’s names clearly express the tension between the sisters, their feelings and fears.

God is a specialist in taking ordinary lives and doing extraordinary things, and that what he does! Even the names are blessings in his hands.

Let´s see the mosaic blessing:

Deuteronomy 33:23 - Concerning Naphtali he said: “Naphtali is abounding with favor, full of the blessing of the LORD; he shall take possession of the Sea and the south.”

Isaiah also prophesied of Naphtali.

Isaiah 9:1-2 – Nevertheless, that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever. The land of Zebulun and Naphtali will be humbled, but there will be a time in the future when Galilee of the Gentiles, which lies along the road that runs between the Jordan and the sea, will be filled with glory. The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.

In Matthew, we see this prophecy fulfilled:

Matthew 4:12-14 – When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali - to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

The bible says that our fight is not against the flesh, against the powers of this dark that controls the human beings.

We are in a battle in life, and our real enemies are not humans.

But we do not have to be afraid because, Yeshua, our high priest came to bring the light of God’s love and truth into dark places.

With him, we can fight the good fight!

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