So what is going on with Esau and what is the purpose for those that are descended from him by blood but are born of God by the spirit? What will happen to the remnant of Esau when it is time for the lost tribes to exit the USA and elsewhere for the North Country and ultimately, the land of Israel?
Jacob Have I loved, Esau have I hated
1 מַשָּׂא דְבַר־יְהוָה אֶל־יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּיַד מַלְאָכִֽי׃
2 אָהַבְתִּי אֶתְכֶם אָמַר יְהוָה וַאֲמַרְתֶּם בַּמָּה אֲהַבְתָּנוּ הֲלֹוא־אָח עֵשָׂו לְיַֽעֲקֹב נְאֻם־יְהוָה וָאֹהַב אֶֽת־יַעֲקֹֽב׃
3 וְאֶת־עֵשָׂו שָׂנֵאתִי וָאָשִׂים אֶת־הָרָיו שְׁמָמָה וְאֶת־נַחֲלָתֹו לְתַנֹּות מִדְבָּֽר׃
4 כִּֽי־תֹאמַר אֱדֹום רֻשַּׁשְׁנוּ וְנָשׁוּב וְנִבְנֶה חֳרָבֹות כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאֹות הֵמָּה יִבְנוּ וַאֲנִי אֶהֱרֹוס וְקָרְאוּ לָהֶם גְּבוּל רִשְׁעָה וְהָעָם אֲשֶׁר־זָעַם יְהוָה עַד־עֹולָֽם׃
5 וְעֵינֵיכֶם תִּרְאֶינָה וְאַתֶּם תֹּֽאמְרוּ יִגְדַּל יְהוָה מֵעַל לִגְבוּל יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,
3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.
5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be magnified from the border of Israel.
Yes this is correct. The hostility that Esau harbours for his brother Jacob will ultimately be punished by the Lord with complete destruction of his entire race!
Obadiah 1:18, 21
18 וְהָיָה בֵית־יַעֲקֹב אֵשׁ וּבֵית יֹוסֵף לֶהָבָה וּבֵית עֵשָׂו לְקַשׁ וְדָלְקוּ בָהֶם וַאֲכָלוּם
וְלֹֽא־יִֽהְיֶה שָׂרִיד לְבֵית עֵשָׂו כִּי יְהוָה דִּבֵּֽר׃
21 וְעָלוּ מֹֽושִׁעִים בְּהַר צִיֹּון לִשְׁפֹּט אֶת־הַר עֵשָׂו וְהָיְתָה לַֽיהוָה הַמְּלוּכָֽה׃
18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them;
and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.
21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S.
Hmm -ultimately pretty grim for Esau. However there is a destiny for the remnant of Esau that are called by the name of the Lord as we shall see.
Twins irreconcilably struggle for Dominion
21 וַיֶּעְתַּר יִצְחָק לַֽיהוָה לְנֹכַח אִשְׁתֹּו כִּי עֲקָרָה הִוא וַיֵּעָתֶר לֹו יְהוָה וַתַּהַר רִבְקָה אִשְׁתֹּֽו׃
22 וַיִּתְרֹֽצֲצוּ הַבָּנִים בְּקִרְבָּהּ וַתֹּאמֶר אִם־כֵּן לָמָּה זֶּה אָנֹכִי וַתֵּלֶךְ לִדְרֹשׁ אֶת־יְהוָֽה׃
23 וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה לָהּ שְׁנֵי גֹיִים בְּבִטְנֵךְ וּשְׁנֵי לְאֻמִּים מִמֵּעַיִךְ יִפָּרֵדוּ\\t
21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
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.
And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels;
Later we read that hairy Esau is the “man’s man”, the man of the field, the outdoorsy sportsman hunter type. Smooth Jacob in contrast is a bit of a mummy’s boy. But Jacob will grow into a real man, a man of God in fact, while Esau will just increase in this world by natural talent and then just grow old having no relationship with the Lord. Esau is a force of nature so to speak, a self-made man but like a shooting star he is only a temporary man. Meanwhile Jacob is still being formed and is God formed and God made and ultimately eternal.
But while Jacob is young his relationship to his brother is one based on fear. Jacob supplants and tricks Esau and is consequently afraid for his life. It takes many years for the Lord to straighten Jacob out and teach him to trust the Lord instead of trying to make things work out through trickery and manipulation.
The enmity and irreconcilable ways of doing things do not stop with the death of Jacob and Esau, but continue through their descendants.
War between Israel and Edom occurs in the time of King David. This time Israel prevails.
The destruction of the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel do not end the interaction between Esau and Jacob, but they continue till today. Just as the Israelites have migrated and many have lost their identity so does Esau move about and serve Jacob as we shall discuss later.
Reconciled by the gospel
6 וַיֹּאמֶר נָקֵל מִֽהְיֹותְךָ לִי עֶבֶד לְהָקִים אֶת־שִׁבְטֵי יַעֲקֹב וּנְצִירֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לְהָשִׁיב וּנְתַתִּיךָ לְאֹור גֹּויִם לִֽהְיֹות יְשׁוּעָתִי עַד־קְצֵה הָאָֽרֶץ׃\t
6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
The church contains Edom, Amos 9:11-12
13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
And now let us compare that quote with that in Amos 9:11-12…
11 בַּיֹּום הַהוּא אָקִים אֶת־סֻכַּת דָּוִיד הַנֹּפֶלֶת וְגָדַרְתִּי אֶת־פִּרְצֵיהֶן וַהֲרִֽסֹתָיו אָקִים וּבְנִיתִיהָ כִּימֵי עֹולָֽם׃
12 לְמַעַן יִֽירְשׁוּ אֶת־שְׁאֵרִית אֱדֹום וְכָל־הַגֹּויִם אֲשֶׁר־נִקְרָא שְׁמִי עֲלֵיהֶם נְאֻם־יְהוָה עֹשֶׂה זֹּֽאת׃
11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.
In the Acts 15:17 quote from Amos 9:12, “remnant of Edom”, אֶת־שְׁאֵרִית אֱדֹום, is translated as “residue of men”. So this is both an inspired reinterpretation and a gloss that hides the fact that Esau is being gathered into the ‘church’ or congregation of Israel if you don’t like that word.
Pretribulation Messianic Kingdom of David
(where Israel possesses the remnant of Edom)
King David shall Reign again! The following verses refer to King David and do not refer to Yeshua. The Lord God of Israel can spell. David means David. The Lord is going to raise up King David over a reunited Israel and Judah. He will be the King of a United Kingdom once more. Yeshua however will return later as King of Kings at the end of the tribulation.
9וְעָבְדוּ אֵּת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵּיהֶם וְאֵּת דָוִד מַלְכָם אֲשֶר אָקִים לָהֶם׃
10וְאַתָה אַל־תִירָא עַבְדִי יַעֲקֹב נְאֻם־יְהֹוָה וְאַל־תֵּחַת יִשְרָאֵל כִי הִנְנִי מֹושִֹֽיעֲךָ מֵֹּֽרָחֹוק וְאֶֹֽת־זַרְעֲךָ מֵּאֶרֶץ שִבְיָם וְשָב יַעֲקֹב וְשָקַט וְשַאֲנַן וְאֵּין מַחֲרִיד׃
9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
10 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.
וַהֲקִמֹתִי עֲלֵּיהֶם רֹעֶה אֶחָד וְרָעָה אֶתְהֶן אֵּת עַבְדִי דָוִיד הוּא יִרְעֶה אֹתָם וְהוּא־יִהְיֶה לָהֶן לְרֹעֶה׃
וַאֲנִי יְהוָה אֶהְיֶה לָהֶם לֵּאלֹהִים וְעַבְדִי דָוִד נָשִיא בְתֹוכָם אֲנִי יְהוָה דִבַרְתִי׃
23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
24 And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
24וְעַבְדִי דָוִד מֶלֶךְ עֲלֵּיהֶם וְרֹועֶה אֶחָד יִהְיֶה לְכֻלָם וּבְמִשְפָטַי יֵּלֵּכוּ וְחֻקֹתַי יִשְמְרוּ וְעָשוּ אֹותָם׃
25וְיָשְבוּ עַל־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶר נָתַתִי לְעַבְדִי לְיַעֲקֹב אֲשֶר יָֹֽשְבוּ־בָהּ אֲבֹותֵּיכֶם וְיָשְבוּ עָלֶיהָ הֵּמָה וּבְנֵּיהֶם וּבְנֵּי בְנֵּיהֶם עַד־עֹולָם וְ דָוִד עַבְדִי נָשִיא לָהֶם לְעֹולָם׃
24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.
5אַחַר יָשֻבוּ בְנֵּי יִשְרָאֵּל וּבִקְשוּ אֶת־יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵּיהֶם
וְאֵּת דָוִד מַלְכָם וּפָחֲדוּ אֶל־יְהוָה
וְאֶל־טוּבֹו בְ אַחֲרִית הַיָמִים׃
3 And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee.
4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:
5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return,
and seek the LORD their God, and David their king;
and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.
David is raised up. Along with his resurrection there is a regathering of the remnant of Edom that is possessed by a regathered Israel under a reunited kingdom ruled by King David. This is because Esau is destroyed when the Kingdom is the Lord’s as we are told in Obadiah 1:21. The time when the Kingdom is the Lord’s is detailed in Revelation 11:15 when all other kingdoms come under his dominion and Israel is finally over all nations under the King of Kings.
Remnant Messianic groups forming along tribal lines,
- Coalescing into Israelite and Edomite tribes
“Esau” - What’s in a Name?
Esau throwing off the Yoke
No matter who we are there are choices we can make, and we are answerable for our free will choices. None of us can choose our ancestry, but we can all choose what we do. A wise man once said, “as for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord”, Joshua 24:15.
America is Esau/Edom
America is the new Rome / proto Babylon
Although the American military complex is Edomite and controlled by Rome, there is still a remnant of Esau that has not thrown off the light Yoke of Yeshua and His commandments. This remnant is to be loved by Israel, Deut 21:7 because the God of Israel is their Father too!
Notable Edomites in the bible, some bad, some good
The elder shall serve the younger
Genesis 25:23 (continued…)
וּלְאֹם מִלְאֹם יֶֽאֱמָץ
וְרַב יַעֲבֹד צָעִֽיר׃ 23 …
and the one people shall be stronger than the other people;
and the elder shall serve the younger.
We see in Genesis 33 that Esau is the stronger twin as he is already a militarily man when he meets Jacob with 400 men. It is only the fact that Jacob wrestled with the man, the angel of the Lord and Penial that delivers him. It is his relationship with God that enables Jacob to prevail. The number 400 is related to the Promised Land and the struggle to secure it. In Gen 23:16 it was 400 silver shekels that Abraham purchased the tomb in the Promised Land. And Nabal, a descendant of Esau through Caleb dies after King David visits with 400 men as described in 1 Samuel 25. Then in 1 Samuel 30:17 it was 400 Amalekites that escaped king David. The Amalekites are descendants of Esau and are diametrically opposed to Israel and the true called out ecclesia of congregation (‘church’) in our day.
Military might is what Esau the hunter naturally relies on since he gave away or lost his birthright and blessing to Jacob. Jacob prised the unseen God while Esau’s portion was in this world. Continuing in the Genesis 25:23 we also (amazingly) read that Esau will serve his brother. How strange? -the one that is stronger will serve the one that is weaker. Esau will serve Jacob even though he hates him and is stronger than him! Obviously Jacob has an Ace up his slave, and that is the favour of the good Lord, Jacob is chosen!
Now here is the crunch. These promises in Genesis concerning the fate of the two twins, Jacob and Esau continue to our day. They are not limited to just bible times way back when. So Esau is still stronger than Jacob, and he is still a military man and he is still serving Jacob! The verses in Genesis concerning Esau are being fulfilled throughout the last 2000 years of the church. Indeed Esau has a prominent role within the church.
The binding of Isaac, the gospel and the remnant of Edom
Ye have come to the Heavenly Jerusalem & Mt Zion.
22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Our Lord is patient and He is also a perfectionist and promises to make just men perfect. Down here that perfecting comes with plenty of afflictions and heart aches along the way. It’s not so much where we come from but where we are going that counts.
Mt Zion - First Heavenly & then Earthly
As this age draws to a close a remnant of Esau and the other nations will join with the House of Israel and Judah as friends (or ‘companions’ in the KJV, Ezek 37:16) and return to the land. Just as there was a mixed multitude in the first exodus from Egypt so will it be in the second exodus from the North Country and elsewhere.
As we are told plainly in Acts 15 the Lord will build the tabernacle of David afterwards and the remnant of Men (lit. “Edom”, Amos 9:12) will call upon the Lord. In a sense the Lord has already been building a spiritual tabernacle these past 2000 years as we have come into the heavenly Jerusalem by faith. But soon there will be a literal return to the physical Jerusalem and the physical Mount Zion
16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
17 That the residue of men <“Edom”, Amos 9:12> might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
At a certain time the Lord will complete the spiritual house above to the stage when the “fullness of the gentiles” be come in, Romans 11:25. This is not the Jews as is commonly thought but the remnant of Ephraim, Gen 48:19 who’s seed is promised to be the fullness of the gentiles (translated “multitude of nations” in the KJV).
So we are awaiting the regathering of 10 lost tribes of Israel and the joining with them of Judah (Jews). Along with them will be the remnant of Edom as we are told and the rebuilding of the tabernacle of David, which means the Davidic throne, temple and Levitical Priesthood.
This occurs before the tribulation but after an outpouring of the Holy Spirit during world war when there will be “palm trees of smoke”, Joel 2:30. Esau/Edom is still alive at this time.
-Regathered from destroyed America and western world after WW3
Palmtrees of smoke
So America must be judged by the Lord via the NWO and WW3. This is not the tribulation; it’s just the end of the western world and Torah averse Sabbath breaking church. And yes all western nations will be on the chopping block. Out of the wreckage a remnant of Esau and Jacob (Jews and lost tribes) will escape to the ‘North Country’ and ultimately the real Promised Land, the mountains of Israel.
But for now they cannot return to the land because believers in Yeshua are barred. Even Jews have a hard time living in the mountains of Israel and Judah – what is called the ‘west bank’. Israel does not yet truly have the upper hand. When Israel and Jerusalem are down, Esau and Babylon are up and are ruling. At present the Jews are not in complete control of Israel. A sovereign nation does not need to get the approval of Uncle Sam before it makes a policy decision. The Jews are in the land of their fathers, but Jacob is still bowing down before Esau. But slowly, slowly, slowly the nation is getting materially stronger. Ultimately the battle will be for Jerusalem where the Pope would love to rule the world from.
(However the Jesuits do not want to just destroy Protestantism. Catholicism has also had its day. The inner paganism within Catholicism needs new vestments. It will be reorganized as the religion of Babylon in Iraq after Rome burns in WW3. Catholicism and Islam and other religions will merge then after WW3. The lost tribes of Israel will come together nearby in the North Country.
This is where history is going. No red carpet to the Promised Land from the USA. Much blood and sweat and tears and Palm trees of smoke and a great worldwide migration of peoples after the worst carnage the world has ever seen. And it’s not the tribulation, but world war 3 and the awakening of Israel and the emergence of last days rebuilt Babylon. And a remnant of Edom is coming with us.
Edom comes under Judah
Edomite antipathy towards the priesthood of Levi.
Doeg vs the Priests
Herod vs John the Baptist