Days, seasons, celebrations…
TRUE definition ALL-WAYS – our Father in Heaven.
So, the 1st family of The Creator were the people of Israel. This is complicated!
Jacob was chosen by God before his birth, even before the foundation of the world (Gen. 25:22-23), according to the foreknowledge of God. It was God’s desire to transform Jacob into His image, to deal with him until he was transformed into Israel, the prince of God.
Story of Jacob: Jacob in the Bible begins at 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.
Wrongdoing, right? Furthermore, Rebecca then instructs Jacob in an elaborate deception through which Jacob pretends to be Esau, in order to steal from Esau his blessing from Isaac and his inheritance—which in theory Esau had already agreed to give to Jacob.
It goes on…And Jacob 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. And, behold, The LORD stood beside him, and said: “I am The LORD, The God of Abraham – Abraham left Ur, in Mesopotamia, because God called him to found a new nation in an undesignated land that he later learned was Canaan. He obeyed unquestioningly the commands of God, from whom he received repeated promises and a covenant that his “seed” would inherit the land. Your father, and the God of Isaac – Isaac, in the Old Testament (Genesis), second of the patriarchs of Israel, the only son of Abraham and Sarah, and father of Esau and Jacob. … Later, to test Abraham’s obedience, God commanded Abraham to sacrifice the boy. Abraham made all the preparations for the ritual sacrifice, but God spared Isaac at the last moment..
Well, we are into His-story…we will start from the beginning in a different share…
As we shared – wrongdoing! Was it? Is it? We are all born for a reason. Try not to flee your cause, but seek it, find it and live it.
God – The Creator is ALL; Knows ALL. has Planned ALL..
YOU are here for a reason…
As stubborn as Jacob was, he proved himself – 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.
Stubbornness with/to your Creator; your Reason Why you are alive? Does not end well for you. We ALL have a reason/cause, find it!
Isreal had children; this only scratches the surface. He was huMan, he had a favorite son – Joseph.
He was Rachel’s firstborn and Jacob’s eleventh son. Of all the sons, Joseph was preferred by his father, who gave him a “long coat of many colors”.
Born: 1 or 27 Tammuz
Died: 1445 BCE or 1444 BCE (AM 2317 or AM 2318) (aged 110)
Other names: Zaphnath-Paaneah (צָפְנַת פַּעְנֵחַ)
Jacob, Joseph’s father, adopted Joseph’s two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, to share in Jacob’s inheritance equally with Jacob’s own sons (Genesis 48:5). He is counted as the father of the Israelite Tribe of Manasseh, one of the twelve Israelite tribes. Jacob also blessed Ephraim over his older brother (Genesis 48:20).