Jacob becomes Israel
He was the son of Isaac and Rebekah and the grandson of Abraham.
25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she
said, If it be so, why am I like this? And she went to enquire
of the LORD.
25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb,
and two manner of people shall be separated from your body;
and the one people shall be stronger than the other people;
and the elder shall serve the younger.
Jacob was the second twin to come out of his mother Rebekah's womb. Esau was the first
born and was a hunter and Jacob was a mild man dwelling in tents. Isaac loved Esau
because he ate of his game but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Jacob was cooking a stew one day when Esau came home from hunting and was famished,
and asked Jacob for some stew, but Jacob said first swear to give me your birthright. Esau
said I will faint if you don't give me some food, so he swore to him and gave Jacob his
birthright as the first born for he thought little of it, then Jacob gave Esau some stew.
Now later on when Isaac was older and nearing the end of his life, he called Esau in and told
him to go get him some wild game and prepare it the way he likes it. Then I will give you my
blessing for the first born. Rebekah overheard the conversation and told Jacob to go and get
a lamb from the flock and she would prepare it the way your father likes it. Jacob said to his
mother that his father might touch him and feel his smooth skin and not the hair of his brother
and then curse him. But his mother pushed him and said she would bear the curse, and
so they fastened animal skins to his forearms for Isaac to feel. Then he went in and received
See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed:
27:28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the
fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
27:29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be
lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to
you: cursed be every one that curses you, and blessed be
he that blesses you.
When Esau returned he was furious about the deception and begged for a blessing from his
father and this was his blessing from Isaac;
27:39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold,
thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew
of heaven from above;
27:40 And by thy sword you shall live, and shall serve thy
brother; and it shall come to pass when you shall have
dominion, that you shall break his yoke from off thy neck.
So Esau hated Jacob and swore that after the days of morning were over after their father's
death, that he would kill him. When Rebekah heard this, she sent Jacob away to her brother's
house to find a bride.
One night on the way to Laban's house Jacob bedded down for the night and used a rock for a
pillow. While asleep that night;
28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it
reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of
Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land where you lie, to you will I give it,
and to your seed; 28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you
shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and
in thee and in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
28:15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places where you go, and will
bring you again into this land; for I will not leave you, until I have done that
which I have spoken to you.
When he awoke in the morning and made a vow if the Lord be with me and take care of me on my
journey and it is fruitful then the Lord will be my God and I will give a tenth of my increase to Him. So
Jacob took the stone that had been his pillow and made a pillar and placed it on top and poured oil
on it and called the place Bethel. Now he continued his journey to the east to Haran, finally he came
to a well and asked the men who were there where he was. Haran, so he asked if they knew Laban
and if he was doing well, they said he was and that his daughter Rachel was approaching. As she
drew near, Jacob helped her to water her father's sheep and he kissed her and told her who he was.
She bolted and ran back to her father and told him that his sister's son had come to visit. So a place
was made for Jacob and he began to work for Laban. Jacob said he had come for a bride and that
he would like to marry Rachel. A deal was made where by after 7 years of work Laban would give
Jacob his daughter, Rachel.
The Switch, what goes around comes around
The seven years flew by and the day of the wedding had arrived. Laban had noticed that Jacob was
blessed and things that he touched flourished. So Laban had 2 problems, first he didn't want to lose
Jacob and second Rachel was his second daughter, and Leah the eldest was not yet married. So on
the wedding night instead of Rachel, Laban had forced Leah to take her sister's place. In the morning
light Jacob realized he had been deceived this time. Then Laban said he could have Rachel for another
7 years work. So Jacob worked for another 7 years, an Leah began to bear Jacob the first of his 12 sons.
But Rachel was barren, for God saw that Jacob did not love Leah. So Jacob was given her handmaid
Bilhah who bore him 2 sons. Also Zilpah, Leah's handmaid bore him 2 sons, and Leah gave Jacob
a total of 6 sons. Finally God heard the cries of Rachel and she bore Jacob's 11th son Joseph.
Now it was time for Jacob to leave and return home, so he went to Laban to ask for wages for all the
years he had worked for him. Laban asked Jacob what he wanted, and he said all the spotted and
speckled cattle and goats and brown sheep in his flock and for this he would also tend his flocks for
another year. But Laban went through the herds and removed all of these animals and gave them to his
sons, then he went away to graze the animals that Jacob was not tending to. But an Angel told Jacob to
peel some rods taken from the Poplar, Chestnut and Hazel trees. He laid the rods in the drinking troughs
for the herds and then the animals would mate in front of the rods. When the best cattle would mate
he would place the rods by them. All the offspring from the cattle and goats were spotted and speckled,
and the sheep were brown. So Jacob became wealthy and had large flocks.
Then the Lord told Jacob to return to his home and that He would be with him, so he packed everything
up and they left. Now Laban was mad, especially because unbeknown to Jacob, Rachel had taken her
father's idols. Laban eventually caught up with Jacob and complained to him. Jacob said to search his
camp and if he found the idols he could kill the person who stole them, not knowing that it was Rachel.
But Rachel hid all the idols in a pillow and sat on it and when Laben came into her tent she said it was
her time of the month and that she couldn't get up. So Laban found nothing and he made a covenant
with Jacob, for the Lord had warned him not to harm His servant Jacob. So he left in peace.
Esau and the Angel
Now it was time to meet Esau. So he sent messengers ahead of him with gifts to prepare the way.
When they returned they told Jacob that Esau was on his way with 400 men. So he became afraid
and divided his camp in two and prayed to the Lord for help. He sent them across the creek and he
was alone until a man came upon him and they wrestled until daybreak. When he saw that he was
not prevailing against him he touched the hollow of Jacobs thigh and it was dislocated. He asked
Jacob to let him go and Jacob said not until you bless me, then he said what is your name. He
replied Jacob. He answered your name shall no longer be Jacob but Israel, and he blessed him.
So Israel called the place Peniel, for I have seen God face to face and my life is preserved.
32:31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
32:32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not [of] the sinew which shrank, which [is] upon
the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's
thigh in the sinew that shrank.
Now since I was a little child I had known that I would have a bad leg, and as the years have
unfolded They have broken my right leg 3 times now. Twice in the ankle which is a reminder
of what God told Satan long ago;
3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed
and her seed; he shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise his heel.
Also the day I started writing this chapter was the day before Lent began, that evening while
skating I tore the groin muscle in my right leg, They never stop. I have been wrestling with an
Angel/teacher for years now, and there are times I wish I could get a hold of him and that it
would stop and the relationship could change. This is something I pray for everyday.
Esau came to his camp with his men and Jacob bowed low before him 7 times as he made
his way to him. Esau embraced his brother and they made peace, he asked Jacob to come
to his land. But Jacob said he had to rest his young children and flocks and that he would be
along later. But the Lord wanted him to go another way.
Now from the Book of Revelation here are a few verses, in the first
2 Jesus is clearly talking about someone else
2:26 And he that overcome, and keep my works unto the end,
to him will I give power over the nations:
2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter
shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
The Alpha phase will end with the 2 witnesses from the 11th chapter in Revelation.
11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a
thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of
the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
11:11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and
they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither.
And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
Then it will be their turn to rule, the 2 from the 13th chapter in Revelation.
13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them:
and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not
written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
13:10 He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword
must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and
he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.
13:12 And he exercised all the power of the first beast before him, and caused the earth
and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13:16 And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond,
to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark,
or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:
for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
But their time will end and their will be a purification upon the Earth and there will
be around a 1000 year reign of the most Holy Eucharist, Jesus Christ.
19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns;
and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
19:15 And out of his mouth came a sharp sword, that with it he
should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he
tread the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
The name is Chyren Selin 7th, which is from the book Les Propheties by
Michel Nostradamus. Chyren Selin Quatrains