Prophecy – Jesus Christ Was a Descendant of Jacob
Date: 1450 B.C
I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. The star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will arise out of Israel . . . Numbers 24:17 (NIV)
This prophecy indicates the “star” will come from Jacob. The star is a a scepter. It was symbolic of a king. The prophecy states that a king would come from Jacob or Israel. The king was not near at hand but a long way off in time. The Messiah would have to be a descendant of Jacob. Jesus was a descendant of Jacob and He was and is the king of Israel.