People that hinder us: JANNES AND JAMBRES-1
Galatians 5: 7 “Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?”
In the Old Testament we read of the account of the magicians that came and performed magic to imitate the miracles that God did through Moses. We didn’t really know much about them until Apostle Paul decided to write about them and even mention their names.
These folks according to bible scholars and historians were two of the magicians who resisted Moses. We are not sure of where Paul obtained their names from but it is believed as a scholar he must have studied ancient history.
It is also believed by many historians such as Pliny, Eusebius and Numenius, that the names of these two magicians were handed down from generation to generation because they were probably the most pronounced among the magicians. In order words they were the chief magicians or the most distinguished.
With that background, let’s go into our meditation. We are still dealing with the topic “People that hinder us” and we are looking at the characteristics of these two magicians (Jannes and Jambres) and how it relates to us.
Hear Apostle Paul:
2Timothy 3:8 “Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.”
Paul apparently referring to what these magicians did way back in Egypt. He said they withstood Moses.
Exodus 7:11 “Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.”
Exodus 7:12 “For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.”
These folks also belong to the category of people that hinder us. They are also out to frustrate our journey in life and destiny only that their strategy is quite different from that of Eliab.
How do they act?
They operate by strategically and deliberately withstanding us. To withstand means to oppose, resist or stand against.
To be continued…
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