Changing Times
By Warren Zehrung – November 17, 2011

Jesus said,

“Truly I say unto you, ‘This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled’.”  (Matthew 24:34)

This refers to our generation.

When I was a little boy in the late 1940’s, after the Second World War, my dad and I were having a talk... 

I cannot remember what led up to it, but I asked my dad what would happen to one of our military men if an enemy captured and held him prisoner.

My dad was a Navy man of 28 years – having begun his military career prior to WWII.

He told me not to worry about that ever happening because if any enemy every tried such a foolish thing as to capture and unlawfully detain any of our personnel, the USA would use its full force and military power, even going to war if necessary, to save and bring about the immediate release of – even one man. 

My dad knew it, he believed it, and I grew up believing it, too. 

Later, that concept of every American’s life being precious found expression in the credo of the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets) in the Viet Nam war, of leaving no man behind.  I is a part of the U.S. Soldier's Creed.  “I will never leave a fallen comrade.”

Every American was important and we were a nation of honorable men at one time.

How then, in one generation, have we sunk so low as a nation that our President, Barak Obama,  our State Department, Secretary Hillary Clinton, our National Intelligence, CIA director David Petraeus and our Defense Department, Secretary Leon E. Panetta would willfully sacrifice four Americans, including our US Ambassador, to radical Islamic terrorists? 

How could it possibly have happened?

What is going on?

I’m not talking politics – I’m speaking in terms of the great Biblical panorama of events … even national events that are leading up to the end time.

In Benghazi, Libya, Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans’ cries for help were not answered by those whose responsibility it was to come to his aid.

Ambassador Stevens died at the hands of the Ansar al-Shariah fighters who represent al-Qaida in Libya.

It was clearly known by the most senior officials in these departments, in real time, (they were watching as events unfolded) that the deadly assault on US Embassy personnel was an Ansar al-Shariah al-Qaida coordinated militia attack, and yet, our Terrorism Task Force was not even convened. 

Our ever ready Foreign Emergency Support Team was not allowed to deploy to the mission that was under enemy fire in Benghazi, Libya.  Under White House orders, no one was allowed to lift a finger to help.

In-house correspondence is proof that President Barak Obama’s administration, having been warned beforehand, knew, and did nothing to secure the safety and protection of our men on the ground during the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Benghazi compound. 

Brethren, you and I know that it is highly politically in-correct to mention that  President Obama is sympathetic to radical Islamists.  Scores of radical Islamists have made hundreds of visits to the White House.

 In Benghazi there were more than adequate airborne resources overhead that were ordered to “stand down” and not intervene or offer any assistance to those men crying out for help – who fully expected their country to come to their aid.

It was as dastardly an act by our president as when King David sent Uriah the Hittite into battle for the express purpose of having him killed. 

King David wrote a letter to his top military commander, Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

“He wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.”  (2 Samuel 11:15)

The fact of the matter is this:  The United States is no longer the nation it was a generation ago. 

There was a time when God fought our battles for us.

But, Americans have forgotten their God and become an idolatrous nation.  The Commandment states:  "You shall have no other gods (little “g”) before Me,” and it means that idolatry is putting anything at all before God as a priority.

 We are a mortally sick nation. 

The proof of this statement is the fact that half of American citizens would choose a president who favors the ungodly lifestyle and unlawful conduct of abortion, homosexual marriage and socialism.

Socialism is a violation of the eighth Commandment – Thou shalt not steal. (Exodus 20:15

Leviticus 26

The redistribution of property and wealth is stealing – plain and simple.

As a result of our nation’s plunge into the depths of depravity, God says this is what He will do next:

Leviticus 26:13   I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.

We were in slavery… the spiritual type is being in bondage to sin and its penalty.

your yoke  key in on that picture of slavery.

I have broken the bands of your yoke – Israel was once in bondage to slavery – and we were set free.

As Christians we carry this analogy into the Spiritual realm – having been set free from sin and the penalty for sin.

Sin is the Yoke that brings death.

I have broken the bands of your yoke

Never has a people enjoyed so much FREEDOM as we do in America.

America, Britain, and the English speaking nations have enjoyed a supremacy of blessings and freedom and power – more than all the other nations on Earth.

Russia, China, most of the nations in Africa, most of the Mid-East nations and all third-world countries are lacking in freedoms.

Freedom is a great part of our covenant blessings. 

Leviticus 26:14   But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; [10 Commandments]

Leviticus 26:15   And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:

Brethren, It is directly a result of our breaking God’s Laws and Covenant that God is now allowing the radical world of Islam to bring terrorism to our nation and around the world.

Could this be the time of the Gentiles?

Leviticus 26:16   I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

On 9/11/2001 terrorism came to our shores in a big way.  Terrorism has come to stay.

Luke 21:24  And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Gentiles are non Jewish foreigners / heathens who do not worship the true God.

Leviticus 26:17   And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursues you.  [This is terrible.]

They that hate you shall reign over you.

Let me ask you, Brethren, who are the Gentiles, the non Jewish foreigners, the heathens who do not worship the true God who have brought terror to our shores?  It is the radical Islamist people.

Who is this enemy – what is his cause and motivation to slay us?  Why does he want to kill the Israelitish people?

Leviticus 26:18   And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.

Seven times means that God will punish us with ever increasing intensity.

Leviticus 26:19   And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:

your power – That’s the might, and supremacy of blessings and freedom.

The British ruled the seas – then the United States ruled the waves.  After WWII we could have easily ruled the world – if we were that kind of people.

We could have sailed an aircraft carrier into any port in the world and dictated our desires.  But we are not that kind of people.

The Islamic radicals and their ilk are that kind of people.  And God says that they will rule us.

God says that will break the pride of our power!

Do you know how much the US spends on National Defense and National Security?

National Defense at this time is over 530 Billion.

And National Security is almost that much.

That’s an annual budget of about one Trillion dollars – a thousand Billion.

But that is not looking to God for His protection.

That is looking to ourselves for protection – not looking to God for His protection.

A Trillion dollars -- That’s what we spend to keep our country safe.

That fantastic amount of money is not keeping us safe – notice:

Leviticus 26:20   And your strength shall be spent in vain: [your Defense budget shall be spent in vain] for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

That verse tells us what is going to happen to our produce, crops, fruit trees and vegetables, livestock, etc.  Expect increasing disease and blight.

Leviticus 26:21   And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.

God declares that it is going to get worse and worse for us when we wlak contrary to Him.

Leviticus 26:22   I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.

I used to think – there are not enough wild cats, bears and wolves to affect 300 million people

Where could that many wild animals come from???

“Wild beasts” in the Hebrew language can refer to a spreading epidemic.

We’ve seen Anthrax and Mad Cow Disease – but now…

Dangerous New Diseases are coming on the scene that will wipe out tens of thousands of people – if not millions, as well.

There are new diseases springing up every year…  Aids, HIV, MRSA, a dangerous staph infection resistant to drugs…

There are Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and a virus fever similar to the deadly Sars virus, but a type previously unknown and appears to also come from animals and has jumped the species barrier.

It is fatal in 30% of cases.

We must expect an animal-originated pandemic to hit the world within the next five years, (the experts predict) with potentially cataclysmic effects on the human race.

This will be a new strain of super-flu, a highly infectious virus that may originate in some far-flung backwater of Asia or Africa, and be contracted by one person from a wild animal or domestic beast such as a pig and then spread by coughs and sneezes.

I've had a theory for many years that God's food laws would be a strong determining factor in who is going to survive end-time plagues, and who will not survive.

Leviticus 26:23   And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me;

Leviticus 26:24   Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. [more and more – worse and worse]

Tsunamis, wild fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, cyclones, hurricanes, floods, droughts, blizzards…

It is unfathomable just how bad it is going to be – Jacob’s trouble.

** Leviticus 26:25   And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

That shall avenge the quarrel of My covenant – that’s a strange statement.

Avenge what quarrel? – We’ll see the answer to that question in a few moments.

Which people believe that they should have been the covenant people – instead of the sons of Jacob – the Israelites?

Which people wish to bring a sword against the modern Israelitish peoples?

Leviticus 26:26   And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.

What will happen when dumpster diving [searching in trash bins and garbage cans] yields no more scraps of food to feed a furious ravenous deranged people?

God says, you don’t know what furious is!!!

Leviticus 26:27   And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me;

Leviticus 26:28   Then I will walk contrary unto you also in [My] fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.

God is going to chastise us for our sins.

Leviticus 26:29   And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. [widespread cannibalism in America]

It is going to happen right here in America!!!

President Obama, when he was in the Illinois state Senate, voted to deny basic Constitutional protections for babies born alive from an abortion. Four times he voted that way.  That is the kind of leadership that will bring God’s wrath on us.  That is a Gentile trait – not an Israelitish characteristic.  That is not the way we are.

Leviticus 26:30   And I will destroy your high places [centers of religious worship], and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.

Leviticus 26:31   And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors. [That means God will not hear our prayers]

Leviticus 26:32   And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.

What enemies?

When Herbert W. Armstrong died in 1986 there were only three-hundred thousand Muslims in America.

Now the number of Muslims in America is in excess of ten million and growing rapidly.

Speaking of the coming captivity of our strong young people:

Leviticus 26:33   And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste [all of them].

Think of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina – or think of Long Island, New York, Staten Island and Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy.

All this is coming on America because we are not keeping God’s Laws, breaking His Sabbaths and Idolatry – not worshipping the true God.

Leviticus 26:34   Then shall the land enjoy her Sabbaths, as long as it lies desolate, and ye be in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her Sabbaths.

Leviticus 25:4   In the seventh year shall be a Sabbath of rest unto the land, a Sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

That is only one of many of God’s laws that is being ignored.  It is important to God that the land rest – and it is going to happen in spite of man’s unwillingness – even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her Sabbaths.

Turn over to Deuteronomy 28

Deuteronomy 28 is the parallel section of blessings and curses.

** Deuteronomy 28:43  The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

Brethren, do you realize how many people had highly productive, well paying jobs only a few years ago – who are now glad to get a job flipping burgers for minimum pay.

Our unemployment number has grown to 25 million!  Our under-employment number is much higher.

God said that it would happen.

** Deuteronomy 28:44  He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

Our enemies will make and enforce their law in our land.

Can you imagine this land under Sharia Law?

Deuteronomy 28:45   Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:

Deuteronomy 28:46   And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed [children] forever.

Deuteronomy 28:47   Because thou served not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

We’ve have the abundance – more than King Solomon had in his glory.

We have fresh vegetables in the coldest months.

We enjoy delicious fruit 12 months a year in abundance.

We have meat, cheese, nuts, and sweets to our heart’s desire.

We have hot and cold running water – for drinking and baths.

Our “chariots” take us anywhere in the world in less than a day.

We have cool in the hot months and warmth in the cold months.

Everyone has education and scholarship at their fingertips.

We have light at night and instant communication across continents.

Our clothes are soft and our shoes fit comfortably.

When old, our vision and hearing can be greatly aided.

And these examples are just for starters...

But, because we have not  served the LORD our God with joyfulness, this is what we will reap:

Deuteronomy 28:48   Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

A strange people whose dress and language we do not understand will put us in slavery and captivity.

Deuteronomy 28:49   The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand.

Genesis 17

God wrote this for our generation. 

Time is running out. 

If we, as a nation, do not quickly repent of our sins against God, there are going to be significantly more national calamities.  It is about to get rough! 

*Who are these Islamic terrorists that are giving us so much trouble?

Does the Bible identify this enemy.

Who is this stranger – this foreigner who God says is going to be the head – and us the tail?

Esau has sought Jacob’s blessing for almost 4000 years.

Who is Esau today?

Esau is Isaac’s other son – Jacob’s brother.

Let’s look and see how the Bible defines the root cause of today’s troubles.

Genesis 17:15   And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

Genesis 17:16   And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: [Abraham had a son, Ishmael, by Hagar] yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

Genesis 17:17   Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear a child?

Genesis 17:18   And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael [13 years old] might live before thee!

Genesis 17:19   And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed [children] after him.

Genesis 17:20   And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; [somewhere on earth is an exceeding number of Ishmaelites] twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

Where and who are they?

Genesis 17:21   But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

Genesis 18:11   Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

Genesis 18:12   Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, [the pleasure of a bouncing baby boy!] my lord being old also? [Abraham, too, is a very old fellow!]

Genesis 18:13   And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

Genesis 18:14   Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

Genesis 18:15   Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou did laugh.

Genesis 17:19   God said, … thou shalt call his name Isaac:  [laughter]  before he was conceived!!!

Genesis 25

God always has the last laugh.

Genesis 25:21   And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Rebecca his wife conceived.

Here is the origin of the conflict – right here in chapter 25.

Genesis 25:22   And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.

This was unheard of…

Rebecca inquired of the Lord as to why there was so much commotion and tumult going on within her womb.

Genesis 25:23   And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

Esau was born first – then Jacob.  Years pass…

Genesis 27:1  And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.

Genesis 27:2  And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:

Genesis 27:3  Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

Genesis 27:4  And make me savory meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.

Isaac understood that the blessing God promised to Abraham and his children needed to be passed on.  Isaac thought that the sequence of the blessing would be like this: Abraham -> Isaac -> Esau… That is what Isaac was thinking – I’ll bless you, Esau, before I die.

Now we come to the part of the story where Rebecca schemes and connives to steal the blessing away from Esau – and give it to Jacob.

Genesis 27:5  And Rebecca heard [eavesdropping - listening secretly to the private conversation ] when Isaac spoke to Esau his son.  And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

There was some improper favoritism going on here – his son, her son.

Genesis 27:6  And Rebecca spoke unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

Genesis 27:7  Bring me venison, and make me savory meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death.

Rebecca tells Jacob:

Genesis 27:8  Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.

Genesis 27:9  Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savory meat for thy father, such as he loves:

Genesis 27:10   And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.

Genesis 27:11   And Jacob said to Rebecca his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

Genesis 27:12   My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him [be exposed] as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.

Genesis 27:13   And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

Genesis 27:14   And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savory meat, such as his father loved.

Genesis 27:15   And Rebecca took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau,  [that smelled like fresh cut hay of the field] which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:

Genesis 27:16   And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: [Esau was really hairy!]

Genesis 27:17   And she gave the savory meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

Genesis 27:18   And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?

Genesis 27:19  And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou bade me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

Genesis 27:20   And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me. [lying]

Genesis 27:21   And Isaac [skeptically] said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.

Genesis 27:22   And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

Genesis 27:23   And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

Jacob passed the “feel” test – but could he pass the “smell” test – because Isaac was still not convinced that Jacob was Esau.

Genesis 27:24   And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

Genesis 27:25   And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.

Genesis 27:26   And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.

Genesis 27:27   And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment [Esau’s clothes], and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:

Isaac bestows the blessing of Abraham on Jacob:

Genesis 27:28   Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

Genesis 27:29   Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curses thee, and blessed be he that blesses thee.

Genesis 27:30   And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

Genesis 27:31   And he also had made savory meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.

Genesis 27:32   And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.

Isaac’s heart dropped within him – knowing that he had been duped by Jacob.

Genesis 27:33   And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who?  Where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou came, and I have blessed him? Yea, and he shall be blessed.

There could be no revocation of the blessing once bestowed.

Genesis 27:34   And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.  [Esau’s life’s hope has been stolen from him.]

Genesis 27:35   And he said, Thy brother came with subtlety, and hath taken away thy blessing.

Genesis 27:36   And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob [Supplanter]? For he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing, too.  And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

Everything that had belonged to Isaac has been passed on to Jacob as a result of Jacob and Rebecca’s con game.

Genesis 27:37   And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?

Genesis 27:38   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.

Genesis 27:39   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;

That is where the descendants of Esau live today – in the fatness of the earth.

The Muslims have steadily infiltrated every nation – especially the rich and fat nations.

The Muslims are supplanting the religions of Europe – and strongly imposing their Sharia law on all that they come into contact with.

Keep your eyes open – Brethren

Here in America it has become politically in-correct to say anything – against those who espouse Islam --including when they are guilty of murder.

Isaac is telling Esau:

**Genesis 27:40   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.

**Brethren this is so important – we, Jacob/Israel have had dominion over the Muslim people – we  have had the yoke on Esau – but we are losing the dominion to Esau – God said it would be reversed and that Esau would gain the dominion – when thou shalt have the dominion!

Genesis 27:41   And Esau hated Jacob [Israel] 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 [when Isaac dies] will I slay my brother Jacob.

This is the origin of the hate Muslims hold for Israel. Jews and America…

Genesis 27:42   And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebecca: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

Genesis 27:43   Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;

Genesis 27:44   And tarry with him a few days [Jacob was there for a generation], until thy brother's fury turn away;

Genesis 27:45   Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

Genesis 27:46   And Rebecca said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth [Rebecca is conniving again]: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

Genesis 28:1  And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

Genesis 28:2  Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.

Genesis 28:3  And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou may be a multitude of people;

So Isaac knew that the birthright and the blessing had been passed on to Jacob. 

That is why we Israelites are rich nations today – it is in response to God’s promised blessings to Abraham.

Genesis 28:4  And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou may inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

Place your marker here in Genesis 28:

God said unto Abram:

Genesis 12:2  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

Genesis 12:3  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 17:5  Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

God said unto Abraham:

Genesis 22:17   That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

Genesis 22:18   And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Paul says:

Hebrews 6:10  For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

Hebrews 6:11  And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

Hebrews 6:12  That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Hebrews 6:13  For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, He swore by Himself,

Hebrews 6:14  Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

Hebrews 6:15  And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Turn back to your marker:

Genesis 28:5  And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebecca, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

**Brethren, I want to show you, from the Bible, who these people are – the Muslim people who are bringing terrorism to our shores.

Genesis 28:6  When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;

Genesis 28:7  And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram;

Genesis 28:8  And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;   [Isaac would not have his sons marrying the local women of the land – but of his own family ethnic group – “Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.”]

**Genesis 28:9   Then went Esau unto Ishmael [first son of Abraham], and took unto the wives which he [already] had, Mahalath, the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.

We see the lineage of Esau and Ishmael being merged at this point.

Genesis 16:12   And [Ishmael] will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

Islam is a monotheistic [one god] and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of Allāh, and by the teachings of their prophet Muhammad.

Allah – is not the true God, but possesses characteristics of the ancient moon god.

An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim.

Jihad (Arabic for "struggle") is interpreted as the struggle in Allah's cause to be conducted by the entire Muslim community.

The Quran [Bible of Islam] dictates violence and death for Kaffirs (non believers).  And, Islam allows for deceit and treachery to subdue Christians.

Abrahamic religions are the monotheistic faiths tracing their common origin to Abraham.

Luke 21:20  And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

Luke 21:21  Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter there into.

Luke 21:22  For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

Daniel 11

Daniel describes a final major world conflict involving two major entities.

Daniel 11:40  And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

1Timothy 4

1Timothy 4:12   ... but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity[Godly love], in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Philippians 4

Philippians 4:8   ... brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

James 3

James 3:17  But the [Godly] wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

2 Peter 3

2 Peter 3:11  ... what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

2 Peter 3:12  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God.


Sermon:  "Changing Times"