Prophecy is very important in Christianity. The purpose of prophecy is to show the Lord Jesus is God and all things he says will come to pass. Unfortunately, prophecy has been used to make some people a lot of money. They have used to predict the day of the Lord’s coming. Jesus even said only My Father knows the day. Moses Maimonides, a famous Jewish philosopher, said, “and in all these things and related matters man will not know how they will come about until they come about.” Of course he wasn’t a believer in Jesus but, he certainly was a very intelligent Jew. This should be a lesson for all those preaching prophecy. Prophecy should be comforting to Christians and to convert non-Christians.
There is a very important prophecy written in the Book of Matthew. As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us, “They said, “When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and at the end of the age? (Matthew 24:3) The first thing Jesus said was, “Watch out that no one deceives you.” Jesus also mentions that there will be earthquakes in divers places. Certainly we’ve seen earthquakes hit where they have never hit before. Interestingly the Greek word used for earthquakes is seismos. It not only means an earthquake but also a commotion or gale of wind. Jesus describes these as birth pangs and that they will increase.
There are many other prophecies. I can’t name them all but I can tell you they are starting to come to pass at an alarming rate. What should we know? We should know what’s in the bible and weave everything together and we will get our answer.
This certainly seems to reflect today’s society. It seems like we are fighting some kind of invisible force. Indeed, we are fighting an invincible force. The apostle Paul warns us in Ephesians 6:12, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” These powers are becoming more powerful at an increased rate.
We all know that Abraham had two sons. The first son he had was Ishmael whom he had with Haggar the maidservant. Finally he did have a son with his wife Sara named Isaac. Of course the birthright was given to Isaac. The Arabs are descendants of Abraham and Haggar. You will see the spiritual conflict is not with the Arabs but at even closer relative.
This is a review of the story of Esau and Jacob. I know many of you already know the story of these twins. I believe most think the conflict of the day is between Muslims and Jews. It is my intent to prove that the conflict is between the Esau and Jacob. There is some additional information I found interesting at a Jewish website concerning the story. In other articles I’ve written you will find the Edomites have not fallen of the face of the earth. Learn how they have blended into the Jews. The deception goes deeper than you might imagine. Jesus said let no man deceive you. It takes a lot of weaving of information to put this puzzle together and prepare for the up and coming events.
The children struggled within her; and she (Rebekah) said, “If it is thus, why do I live?” So she went to inquire to the Lord. And the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples, born of you, shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the elder shall serve the younger. When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold there were twins in her womb. The first came forth red, and all his body like a hairy mantle; so they called his name Esau. (Genesis 25:22-25) This passage is one of the most important in understanding the strange events of today.
It’s important to note that the Lord tells Rebekah that two nations are within her womb. Certainly we can see the twins will go their separate ways. Then, we see something unusual in Jewish custom. The younger somehow receives the birthright. At the time of the birth Esau was the first born of the twins and received the birthright. It’s important to note that Esau is red and hairy.
The two boys grew up very differently. Esau was a hunter and Jacob was quiet staying in the tent usually. Now remember that Esau received a birthright through Isaac. Unfortunately, he didn’t think it was that important. Do you know what price Esau paid for a meal of red pottage and bread? One day Esau come in from the field and was very hungry to the point of being famished. Jacob was boiling some red pottage. When Esau asked Jacob for some of the red pottage, Jacob said he could have the pottage and the price would be Esau’s birthright. Esau agreed and sold his birthright to Jacob for a meal of red pottage and bread. The prophecy of the Lord had come true. The elder will now serve the younger.
The following is information I read from ‘Jacob Receives Isaac’s Blessing’ from a site named ‘Our People: A History of the Jews.” The website is www.chabad.org.
Did you know what Esau was doing while Jacob study at an academy where he studied the teachings of God? Esau was a hunter and was outdoors most of the time. Jacob went to the academy to study the teachings of God. Esau refused to go. Esau, however, was a very loyal son to his father Isaac and would do anything for him except to read and study. This would be considered Godless behavior. Isaac was very old and was confined to his tent. He didn’t recognize what was transpiring. Rebekah, the wife, noticed the pleasing nature of Jacob, but was alarmed at the nature of godless nature of Esau.
Now Isaac had grown very old and determined it was time to pass on his blessing to his sons. Isaac being old did not recognize the true nature of Esau and prepared to give Esau the blessing. He instructed Esau to go kill a deer and prepare it to eat.
Did you know who plotted the scheme to trick Isaac into giving the blessing to Jacob? After hearing these instructions Rebekah took action. She told her son Jacob of the forthcoming blessing and informed him of her plan. Jacob was reluctant but mother prevailed. She told Jacob to prepare some meat and take it to his father. During this time Esau was out in the field looking to kill a deer. He had no idea what was transpiring.
Rebekah then instructed Jacob to dress up in Esau’s garments. She then covered Jacob’s neck and hands with the hairy skins of the animals and sent him to his father. Remember it was important to remember that Esau was born hairy.
Isaac was surprised at the quick hunting trip of Esau. He even mentioned, “you have the voice of Jacob and the hands of Esau.” After the meal Isaac gave Jacob the blessing, “And may the Lord give you the dew of the heavens and (of) the fatness of the earth and an abundance of corn and wine. Nations shall serve you and kingdoms shall bow down to you: you shall be a master over your brothers, and your mother’s sons shall bow down to you. Those who curse you shall be cursed, and those who bless you shall be blessed.” It’s important to see that God told Abraham that those who curse you shall be cursed, and those who bless you shall be blessed. Isaac only passed this blessing on to Jacob and not Esau.
Are you aware of the reaction Esau had when he heard the scheme had worked and he would answer to Jacob? Shortly after this Esau returned and prepared the deer for his father. Esau then found out what had happened and was irate. Isaac gave Esau the same blessing he gave Jacob. Isaac told Esau he could throw off the yoke of his brother anytime Jacob leaves the path of God. Of course Esau refused to read or study the Bible and he would never know when Jacob would stray from the Bible. Because of this Esau hated Jacob. Jacob quickly left the area and went to study with Eber to avoid the wrath of Esau.
Jesus does tell us from ‘what culture’ the antichrist will come. I’m not saying where they will come from associated with geography. The Bible is very clear stating it will come from the antichrist will come from the Secludian Empire. I can assure you the antichrist is not Muslim. All we have to do is to weave all the information available and it will become evident as to what is going on to set the stage for the seven year rule of the heathen Messiah that we know as the antichrist. We can start with a Bible verse from the Book of Revelation. The verse is 2:9, “I know they works, and tribulation, and poverty, and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” While reading this you will find out exactly who God is talking about in this verse. They do appear as Jews but they are not Israelite Jews who have received God’s blessing. Those who appear to be Jews and are not are setting the stage for the antichrist’s seven year rule. In John chapter 8 Jesus reveals who these sons of the devil actually are.
We know that Esau hates Jacob for ‘stealing’ his birthright. Jacob, fearing for his life, goes to Eber to continue his studies. Esau goes back to an area known as Seir. This is a mountainous region in the area of the Dead Sea. He then got married to several wives who were Canaanites. Their descendants would be called Edomites. There don’t appear to be any Edomites living today. Esau later does get married to another woman who is from Ishmael. Their children were not cursed. The curse is not through Ishmael but through the Edomites.
The Canaanites were very bad people in the eyes of the Creator God. You might be interested in knowing that Canaan was the son of Ham and the grandson of Noah. Ham received a curse for staring at his father Noah when he was drunk and naked. The Nelson’s Bible Dictionary tells us Noah was furious because Ham had seen him naked, and he placed a prophetic curse on Canaan , the son of Ham. His descendants would be come to known as Canaanites. You can read the following in Deuteronomy 20:15-18. God says, “Thus you shall do to all the cities which are very far from you, which are not cities of the nation here. But the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes, but you shall utterly destroy them, the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Per’izzites, the Hivites and the Jeb’usites, as the Lord you God has commanded.”
Like the Israelites the Canaanites also had temples. In the Canaanite temples, unlike the Israelite temples, were sacred prostitution both male and female, snake worship and child sacrifice. Canaanites could be described as a fertility cult. To quote Nelson ‘Compact Bible Dictionary,’ theirs was a depraved (cult) for worship that appealed to the base instincts of the sinful human nature.”
As Israelites made a covenant with the true God the Canaanites didn’t make the same decision. Their covenant was made with Baalberith. Baalberith is the Canaanite Lord of the covenant who was later made is described by Christians as a devil. Contrary to some opinion Baalberith is not the same as Beelzebub. From early Christian writings it is clear that Satan and Beelzebub are not the same.
It would not to be unusual to believe that Baalberith is like a cartoon or a fairytale character. I do believe most people believe that there is more to our existence than we see with our eyes. I’m sure we have all heard of exorcisms. Many of us have seen the movie, ‘The Exorcist.’ I actually have heard Peter Kreeft speak at a conference. Kreeft is considered the foremost expert on exorcisms. He was involved with the exorcism for which the movie ‘The Exorcist’ was made. This was a true story. It actually happened to a young boy in St. Louis. In case anyone wonders the demon entered him through an Ouija Board. It might also be interesting to know that Lutherans and Orthodox Christians also haveperformedexorcisms.Exorcisms are for real and there is plenty of evidence. Another world certainly does exist.
We can read in Judges 8:33 And it came to pass as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a-whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god. There exists a devil named Baalberith and he is the savior of the Canaanites. Remember the Canaanites made a covenant with Baalberith while the Israelites just went a-whoring but their covenant was still with the Creator God. Obviously the Creator God was not very happy. The Israelites had severely backslidden.
Is there a real being named Baalberith? Yes, there is and it was confirmed during an exorcism. There were several nuns possessed at Aix-en-Provence in France. Several priests subjected them to Satan. The nuns were possessed because of vile actions that two priests took against them. Those priests were later executed.
According to a book written by Father Sebastian DeMichaelis titled ‘Admirable History’ Fr. Sebastian gives an account of his encounter with Baalberith while exorcising a demon from Sister Madaleine. During the encounter the demon gave his name Baalberith and named all the other demons possessing the nun. Baalberith is pictured as a soldier wearing red clothes and riding on a red horse. Even his skin appears to be red. He is wearing a gold crown. He is the same as whom the Jews call Berith. The Jews described Berith as a red soldier riding on a red horse. He can answer all questions of past and future. He also has legions of fallen angels under him. Baalberith was described when he sat among the princes of hell the pontiff.
Baalberith is also known as the chief secretary of hell, head of the public archives, and the demon who led men to blasphemy and murder. He is not ‘the’ devil. ‘The’ devil is Satan. We can remember that Esau was called the red child. Note the color red is associated with the color for Baalberith. Also the name of the descendants of Esau and his Canaanite wives the Edomites also relates to the color red. The exorcism actually lasted for four months.
It would be of interest to know the Hebrew encyclopedia Baal-berith was the god of the Canaanite city, who later became viewed as the demon Baalberith by Christian demonology.
David Steinberg writes. "The Idumeans (Edomites)were hostile to the Maccabean Revolt.In 112 BCE John Hyrcanus, a Maccabean king, conquered Idumea and, in the words of Josephus -
“Hyrcanus took also Dora and Marissa, cities of Idumea, and subdued all the Idumeans; and permitted them to stay in that country, if they would circumcise their genitals, and make use of the laws of the Jews; and they were so desirous of living in the country of their forefathers, that they submitted to the use of circumcision, and of the rest of the Jewish ways of living; at which time therefore this befell them, that they were hereafter no other than Jews.” Antiquities of the Jews - Book XIII chap. 9