Last week, Glenn recounted a discussion he had with Penn Jillette on his radio show (I believe it was the first hour of his June 7 show). In it, Beck explained that Jillette had gone to the ‘Reason Ralley,’ where Atheists and Agnostics discussed how they are the fastest growing religion and will soon be in control of society. Beck has an admiration for Jillette and it showed in how respectful he was toward Jillette’s position. However, Beck hit on several important Scriptural subjects that he either isn’t aware of, or chose to ignore. Either way, I can’t let them pass — especially in the face of how often Beck speaks to his audience about Spiritual matters.
First, Beck and Jillette are both correct: Atheism is a religion. They are also correct that the Secular Humanists are growing in influence and, soon, they will control the direction of society. Finally, Beck is correct in saying that this is because there is no apparent difference between those professing to be Christians and those who are either Atheist or Agnostic. But here is something Beck either missed or ignored.
Esau rejected his birthright. In fact, he sold it to his brother, Jacob, for a bowl of stew. Now, many Christians know the story, but there are some important details that get lost in the translation from the original Hebrew. These details are doubly obscured because of the difference between the Hebrew and Western cultures. It is all explained in an excellent book, “Esau Rising.” Therefore, I am going to share the highlights and leave the reader to reference the book for a more in-depth explanation and support of what I am about to explain.
First, Esau’s birthright was not only to his father’s ‘stuff,’ but to God’s blessings and promises to Abraham. So, because he lacked self-control and discipline, and he sought after his material desires more than the things of God, Esau gave all of that away for a bowl of red soup. What’s more, the description of Esau at birth, and the soup in this story are all connected to the Hebrew word(s) for red, man and earth. To the ancient Hebrew, this would have carried an implication of the material world. Spiritually, this all combines to define Esau as the spiritual father of all those who chose the material world over the Spiritual: the things of men over the things of God.
Next, Isaac blessed Esau, and that blessing was a prophecy — a prophecy to which the Church doesn’t pay any attention. This is a mistake! Isaac’s blessing on Esau reads:
“Behold, [a]away from the [b]fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling,
And [c]away from the dew of heaven from above.
40 “By your sword you shall live,
And your brother you shall serve;
But it shall come about when you become restless,
That you will [d]break his yoke from your neck.”
In modern terms, Isaac prophesied that those people who serve themselves (i.e. humanists) would serve those people who serve God (i.e. Jews/Christians) — until the people who serve themselves grow ‘restless.’ At that time, they would ‘throw off the yoke’ (i.e. control) of God’s people and rule over them. Now, Biblical prophecies tend to repeat. There is a pattern to them. So this pattern of humanism dominating over God’s people has happened before, and — as Beck noted — it is happening again today. What’s more, it is happening for a reason. Beck sees the symptom, but he either does not understand or ignored the cause.
There is a legal doctrine in this prophecy. When Jacob assumed the birthright of the first born, he became the Spiritual father of all those who would follow the God of the Bible. The birth right of the first born not only comes with material blessings, but also with duties. The first born assumes the duties of the family line. In this case, this includes the duty to honor and obey God and His commandments. But the Church has forgotten this. Rather than remaining a light in the midst of the darkness but set apart (i.e. in the non-believing world, but separate from its ways), it has mixed itself with the darkness (i.e. become like it, like the world). In the Hebrew culture, it would be understood that, if the first born ignored his duties, then the other children would have a legal claim to the inheritance. So, in simpler words, because the Church has become like the rest of the world, the non-believers now has a claim over the believers, and are shaking off the believers’ control over society.
Now, there is more to this — and the book does not go into this part of this issue. Esau took his wives from peoples with whom God said not to mingle. In fact, he purposely did so, even traveling to his uncle’s land to take his second wife. His uncle was Ishmael. Ishmael is the father of the Ishmaelites. Today, we call them Arabs, and the Arabs gave us Islam.
Esau is connected to the kingdom of Edom and the Edomite people. Spiritually, these people represent those who reject any and all notion of God. Ishmael is connected to the kingdom of Moab and the Ishmaelites. Spiritually, they represent all those who worship false gods. Esau intentionally sought a wife from the Ishmaelites. Spiritually, this joined the kingdom of Edom with the kingdom of Moab. Both regions are — today — in the area of Saudi Arabia and Jordan. And today, with whom is the secular Left joining forces? With Islam!
Now, those who know there Bible prophecy might recall this part of prophecy:
Prophecy against Mount Seir (Edom)
35 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me saying, 2 “Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it 3 and say to it, ‘Thus says the Lord [a]God,
“Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir,
And I will stretch out My hand against you
And make you a desolation and a waste.
4 “I will lay waste your cities
And you will become a desolation.
Then you will know that I am the Lord.
5 Because you have had everlasting enmity and have [b]delivered the sons of Israel to the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, at the time of the [c]punishment of the end, 6 therefore as I live,” declares the Lord God, “I will [d]give you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you; since you have not hated bloodshed, therefore bloodshed will pursue you. 7 I will make Mount Seir a waste and a desolation and I will cut off from it the one who passes through and returns. 8 I will fill its mountains with its slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those slain by the sword will [e]fall. 9 I will make you an everlasting desolation and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
10 “Because you have said, ‘These two nations and these two lands will be mine, and we will possess [f]them,’ although the Lord was there, 11 therefore as I live,” declares the Lord God, “I will deal with you according to your anger and according to your envy which you showed because of your hatred against them; so I will make Myself known among them when I judge you. 12 Then you will know [g]that I, the Lord, have heard all your revilings which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel saying, ‘They are laid desolate; they are given to us for food.’ 13 And you have [h]spoken arrogantly against Me and have multiplied your words against Me; I have heard it.” 14 Thus says the Lord God, “As all the earth rejoices, I will make you a desolation. 15 As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, so I will do to you. You will be a desolation, O Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”’
Mount Seir is the mountain of Edom, just as Mount Moria is the Mountain of Zion. They are interchangeable within themselves (Seir/Edom, Moria/Zion). So God has sworn to utterly destroy Edom. Dear read, as of today, that has not happened! What’s more, if you study Bible prophecy, you will find that there is a prophecy in which God — in the form of Christ — comes from Edom and Moab, the region we know think of as Saudi Arabia, after personally killing everyone there. Again, as of today, this has not happened. However, the signs are all there, and those who believe — the remnant who still struggle to keep God’s commandments — they know the season and that time is short. So, if you do not believe, I beg you, please, seek Him. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you — while there’s still time. If you do so, and you believe in your heart, He will reveal Himself to you. I just pray you will find Him in time….
TO THE NON-BELIEVER: You may think that Bible prophecy is myth, or written so that it can mean anything. This is not true. It is actually very clear, and easily understood — once the Lord shows it to you, that is. The problem is, the Lord intentionally preserved it in a way that makes no sense to those who mock Him. But to those who seek Him and study His word, the pieces fall neatly together. Still, the Lord is loving and gracious, and He has left enough of the peaces in the open, for all to see. The pieces I just explained are but a small part of the story, and they were written thousands of years ago. yet, somehow, they are just as relevant today as when they were first revealed. How is that? How is it that every nation Ezekiel says will be destroyed in the Battle of Gog and Megog is, today, Islamic? How is it that the four horsemen are red, green black and white — the colors of Islam. How is it that the order of the power structure in the region centered around Babylon was so accurately predicted 750 years before Christ? Or that we were told the last empire would be killed off, then brought back to life by the very empire that killed it (Islam, resurrected by the West’s ignorance)? And there is more — much more. Please, I beg you: if you truly believe God’s Word is a fairy tale, ask yourself how it is that all of this was so accurately foretold in the Scriptures?
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