And the children of Reuben, Israel’s eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.
Numbers 1:20-21 KJV
The census of Reuben today reminds us of the fathers pronouncements on him In Gen.49. Reuben had slept with the father’s concubine, Bilhah. Jacob had given the place of his birthright to Joseph. There is a noticeable reduction in their numbers, and the fact that no one of importance rose from the tribe. They were meant to have a double portion of Jacob’s blessings. Instead, they got a curse. They were not to excel. That was until Moses noticed that and spoke a concluding remarks on them: ” Let Reuben live and not die; and let not his men be few ”( Deut.33:6 ). I can hear you saying: In the Name of Jesus! Moses should have spoken more. But at least he went out to put a stop to the reduction trend. In their census today, read that again. They could muster over forty six thousand. The devil thought he had you cornered. A new speaking reversed the trend. There’s a new speaking this first day of the month. It is spoken by a Priest King. That’s who Moses was. A Priest king has a combined office. He was a sacerdotal ruler who rules as king by his priestly office as well as a vice regent of a diety ( Miriam Webster ) Now you already know who was the next Priest King: Jesus Christ. His word are stronger than that of your parents. You are no more under the curse. He took the curse on himself.( Gal.3:13 ). Now you can dance. Praise God!