June 19: Jacob’s Trouble – The Nations

Judgment on Edom

God’s judgment on Edom reflects His punishment on any people or nation that treats Israel badly.

From their conception, the twin sons of Isaac struggled in the womb.  The conflict erupted when Esau traded his inheritance for a bowl of soup.  Of course rather than take responsibility for his actions Esau blamed Jacob.

Esau’s descendants never forgave Jacob for “stealing” the blessing and the birthright. They let their anger smolder within them and it continually broke out in unreasonable acts of aggression against Israel.

God warned that any nation who came against the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would suffer God’s judgment.

Ezekiel 35:1-7

Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir and prophesy against it, and say to it, ‘Thus says the Lord God:

“Behold, O Mount Seir, I am against you;

I will stretch out My hand against you,

And make you most desolate;

I shall lay your cities waste,

And you shall be desolate.

Then you shall know that I am the Lord.

“Because you have had an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, therefore, as I live,” says the Lord God, “I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you.  

Jeremiah 49: 10-11

But I have made Esau bare;
I have uncovered his secret places,
And he shall not be able to hide himself.
His descendants are plundered,
His brethren and his neighbors,
And he is no more.
Leave your fatherless children,
I will preserve them alive;
And let your widows trust in Me.”

PRAY FOR THE LEADERS OF YOUR CHURCH AND YOUR NATION TO HEED GOD’S WARNING ABOUT NOT BLESSING ISRAEL.

Yad Vashem

 

by joanie

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