Along his journey Jacob received a special revelation from God; God promised Jacob lands and numerous offspring that would prove to be the blessing of the entire Earth. Jacob named the place where he received his vision Bethel (“House of God”).
Jacob and Esau, sons of Isaac and Rebekah, focusing on Esau‘s loss of his birthright to Jacob and the conflict that ensued between their descendant nations because of Jacob’s deception of their aged and blind father, Isaac, in order to receive Esau’s birthright/blessing from Isaac.
Genesis 25:19. According to the Old Testament, Jacob was the younger twin brother of Esau, who was the ancestor of Edom and the Edomites.
As it turned out, Jacob, by means of an elaborate double deception, managed to obtain his older brother’s birthright from their father.
One second! The story is convoluted; we seek to straighten it out. ALL is Known, The Story has been Written.
Angels do not always appear with wings…
The offspring of Jacob:
Jacob is said to have had twelve sons by four women, his wives, Leah and Rachel, and his concubines, Bilhah and Zilpah, who were, in order of their birth, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin, all of whom became the heads of their own family groups.
Joseph was 11th of 12 sons of a wealthy nomad Jacob and his second wife Rachel. His story is told in the book of Genesis 37-50. Joseph was very much loved by Jacob because he had been born to him in his old age. … Joseph’s coat of red and purple reinforced the message to his brothers that he was Jacob’s favourite.
The nation of Israel generated from the loins of he who wrestled a messenger of God – a supernatural being. Mind you, at any moment ‘it’ could have ended the wrestling match. The “angel” in question is referred to as “man” and “God” in Genesis, while Hosea references an “angel”. The account includes the renaming of Jacob as Israel. In the Genesis narrative, Jacob spent the night alone on a riverside during his journey back to Canaan.
It IS all Known.
The apostle John’s final written work, the book of Revelation, concludes the collection we call the New Testament. It is also known as the Apocalypse, from the Greek term apokalypsis, meaning “the revealing” or “the unveiling” (in this case, of things to come). Because it is filled with strange visions, blood and smoke, terrifying warfare, fearsome beasts, and evil rulers, much of the book reads like a nightmare of the worst kind, though it eventually resolves in a new, peaceful world that is eternal. There are many who question the book’s authorship. But conservative scholars, basing their opinion on the earliest traditions, believe Revelation to be an authentic work by the apostle John. Its themes extend John’s Gospel and his three pastoral letters and provide the Church with an essential perspective on end-time events and the transformation of this Age of Man.
The Story has been told. Your part? Pray it up and follow The Direction of The Holy Spirit.