The Prophecy Over Esau

And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my
father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his
voice, and wept. 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;And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy
brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion,
that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.And Esau hated Jacob
because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said
in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I
slay my brother Jacob. (Genesis 27: 38-41)

We have been looking at what the Biblical prophets have to say about
the future of the Arab world. Ishmael and Esau are actual historical
people indeed, but also their lives are of prophetic import. Both, are
children of Abraham, both are closely related to Israel, and both
stories involve applicable prophecies to our current situation.

The Grievance began by the situation with Hagar and Ishmael, has
festered into something called “the perpetual hatred”, in the Arab world
even to this day. Islam nourishes it, with it;s insistence that Ishmael
is the chosen one, and that it is Isaac who is to be disenfranchised.

As we saw in the last article, the “perpetual hatred” has been
intensified in the case of Esau, against his twin, Jacob.  Jacob tricked
his near blind father Isaac, to bless him, instead of Esau. Therefore
Esau hated and vowed to kill his brother.

When Isaac discovered that he had been tricked into passing on the
Abrahamic blessing to Jacob and not Esau, he realized that God’s
election had prevailed over his own carnal choice of his profane son.
Isaac told the stunned Esau, “I have blessed your brother and indeed he shall be blessed!”. There could be no undoing of it, for God had chosen Jacob, and not Esau.

But Jacob did grant Esau a ‘blessing’ in response to his tearful entreaties,
And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my
father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his
voice, and wept. 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;And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve
thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the
dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.(Genesis
27:38-41)

* Behold your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth – Sounds good in the King James version, but what this literally says is you will dwell away from the fatness of the earth , away from the dew of the heavens..,

Here from the New American Standard bible ,

Behold, away from the fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling,
And away from the dew of heaven from above.

Esau, or Edom would dwell in a harsh , arid, brown environment.
Geographical Edom is in the area around the dead sea and in southern
Jordan, a dry, parched wilderness. Spiritual Edom, the Arab/Moslem world
is also parched. North Africa and the Middle east appears even from
space, to be brown as opposed to the lush green of the rest of Africa.
The Arabian peninsula is an arid place.

* You shall live by your sword– Edomites
were a fierce, warlike tribe, ever at war with their neighbors and with
each other. Modern Islamic terrorists make the boast often that “We will
prevail over the west, because we love death, and they love life!”.

Esau ever lives by the sword , therefore Esau dies also by the sword.
According to the world’s one billion Muslims, the best man who ever
lived, lived by the sword as a pirate, raider, and terrorist.

* And you shall serve your brother- But for
all of the exaltation of the sword, Esau must serve Jacob. We know that
King David put the Edomites into subjection, by military conquest, and
cultural superiority.

But in another, better way,  the descendants of Esau have served
Jacob. There are millions of Arab christians, sons of Ishmael, and of
Esau, Moab, and Ammon, who have believed in the Gospel of the seed of
Jacob, and worship the God of Jacob. Remember that in the earliest years
of church history, all of the middle east and north Africa was
christian.

* But when you shall become restless, you shall break his yoke off of your neck – This also is from the New American Standard Bible,

“But it shall come about when you become restless,
That you will break his yoke from your neck.”

The prediction is that in later times Esau would become restless and
break the yoke that joined Jacob and Esau off of his neck. History has
borne that out in part, by the expansion of Islam in what was once a
christian middle east. They have replaced an easy yoke with a heavy and
intolerable one, Islam.

This is what we are seeing in the Arab world, a restless Esau,
throwing off the yoke of any subservience to the  Judeo Christian world ,
and  asserting once again the wild, violent independent spirit of Esau.

Esau is a spiritual type of the Arab Muslim world which has carried
on the ancient grievance over the birthright. They hate with a passion
Israel, and would wipe her out if given the chance. This hatred will
lead the whole world into “the time of Jacob’s (greatest) trouble  and
Israel’s true night of wrestling first and then clinging to Her God
until the dawn.

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