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A profile of Jacob, the sign in Revelation 12:1. Part 3.

Friday, July 12, 2002

GEN 25:32 “Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?”

They hear what Adam and the woman heard in the garden, “words from the serpent,” - GEN 3:4 “You surely shall not die!”

MAT 4:9 “All these things will I give You, if You fall down and worship me.”

2TI 2:4 No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.

LUK 8:14 these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

If he had purchased the birthright from Esau, why did he have to deceive his father Isaac to get what Esau sold to him?

Jacob superimposed his own dishonesty and deception on Esau, who would have cheated him out of the birthright that he had already sold him.

Josephs brothers assumed in arrogance that once their father Jacob died, Joseph would take revenge on them for selling him into slavery.

It was the brothers themselves who had motivational and functional revenge in their souls.

Transference arrogance = the fragmented life which takes ones own flaws and transfers them to someone else.

How many times have you, aware of your own flaws and sins, assumed that these are the faults of others as well?

Traveler - helek = a traveler, a wanderer, or even a stranger; the interlocking systems of arrogance which are now residing in Davids seared conscience.

wayyichar-'aph = the nose of David became hot; it is the word for explosive anger.

ISA 3:9 The expression of their faces bears witness against them.

PRO 30:13 There is a kind - oh how lofty are his eyes! And his eyelids are raised in arrogance.

David assumed that Nathan was teaching about a real case, but he did not associate the case with himself = blind arrogance.

He has entered into the arrogance of hypocrisy, authority arrogance, and he is very self-righteous.

Here is a supergrace believer who has become very self-righteous.

Self-righteous arrogance is quickly aroused to anger against others for doing the very same things that the self-righteous do themselves.

Transference arrogance = taking ones own flaws and transferring them to someone else.

It was Esaus antagonism and threats toward Jacob that caused Jacob to flee to his uncle Laban in Haran.

The Abrahamic family stopped at Haran which is on the Euphrates river.

Laban was a deceiver, a cheat and a con-artist! Esau was a deceiver, a cheat and a con-artist. Jacob was smarter than them both.

EXO 3:6 “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.”

3. He deceitfully and fraudulently obtains his fathers blessing.

4. Esau seeks to kill him so he escapes to Padan-aram.

5. In Padan-aram, Jacob receives the vision of “Jacobs ladder” where God confirms the covenant of Abraham to Jacob.

The experience at Bethel, the house of God, occurred when he left the family home at Beersheba to travel to Haran, the residence of his uncle Laban.

6. He lived in Haran with his uncle Laban for over 20 years.

7. There he served fourteen years for Leah and Rachel, the two daughters of Laban.

8. After being deceived by Laban concerning his first daughter, he deceived and screwed Laban out of flocks and herds.

9. He became dissatisfied with Labans treatment of him and he returns to the land of Canaan.

10. On his way back to the promise land, he dreads meeting his brother Esau so he sends ahead presents to try and buy him.

11. On his way back to Canaan, he wrestles with an angel, TLJC, and his name is then changed to “Israel.”

For his struggle “with God and with men” in which he had prevailed, his name was changed to Israel - Prince with God.

12. There is his reconciliation with Esau.

13. Then his daughter, Dinah, is raped.

14. There is the incest of his son, Reuben, with his concubine, Bilhah. 15. He loses his favorite son Joseph and his grief over the loss of Joseph causes him to age.

16. Then he hears that Joseph is still alive so he moves to Egypt. 17. Pharaoh receives him, and is blessed by Jacob.

18. The land of Goshen is assigned to Jacob and there he prospers.

Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002

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