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The Conflict of Two Natures, Two Kingdoms

Updated on December 23, 2010

Jacob must become Israel to do the Will of God

Jacob's nature is changed from supplanter and thief to Israel, Prince of God Most High
Jacob's nature is changed from supplanter and thief to Israel, Prince of God Most High

God must change you in order to use you.

What is Jacobs Trouble? It is a reference to the Jews of a today coming into the Kingdom at the end and accepting Jesus Christ as their Messiah. I will present a different point of view, in the light of present truth. There are points of view that confuse this to be wrapped in the Tribulation of the Church and catching away of the saints before that great and terrible day. Firstly the Great Tribulation from Jesus teaching already occurred in AD 70 when Jerusalem was under siege by the Romans soldiers, history records that event as a very gruesome event and a warning just prior to that event was given to the Ekklesia they were warned to flee Jerusalem and many lived through that destruction.

So now let me unravel what was Jacobs trouble, Firstly when you are presenting an answer there are particular timelines that must be taken into consideration in order for the answer not to appear to contradict itself. We can not begin with the conclusion that Jacob is Israel, and Israel is Jacob, no, because there are particular events in the Life of Jacob that ascribes his nature, which constitutes his name- Jacob which means supplanter, or heel grabber. Remember the Hebrews named their child because of the prophetic nature of their identity, so the The time of Jacob troubles, ends when God makes a Covenant with him in Gen 31:43 and he buries the love of his life Rachel, and changes his name to Israel. Thereafter scripture calls him Israel. He now does not live for himself (Jacob) anymore but lives to see the same covenant that was made to Abraham, Isaac, now extended to him. God zooms out to show you the application over a nation, not a man anymore.

So then "The Time of Jacob's Trouble" occurs from Genesis 25, Deceiving Esau to Genesis 31, Covenant with God resulting in the name change. I will break this down into two parts, Biblical events and spiritual application.

Biblical Events: Jacob flees his Fathers House and find himself praying at Bethel after he sees the spiritual portal between the Kingdom and the earth, he then promises God that he will give to him a rock and a tenth of all his future wealth, should God protect and bless him, what a trade off? Can you see his nature, the nature of an orphan and slave. He then meets Laban, his father-in-law, who happens to be just a schemer as he is. He promises Rachel to him, who he loved very deeply, should he work for seven years for him but on the night of the honeymoon, Laban pulls a switch and Jacob goes in to Leah instead the elder of the two sisters, the deceiver has just been deceived. So an agreement is made with Laban again for Rachel for another seven years but on this occasion he gets the love of his life but then finds out the she cannot bare children, hopes dashed. In the mean time Leah produces four sons for him,Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah but still Rachel has Jacobs heart. (this stuff is like a soap opera,very exciting) Rachel allows her maidservant Bilhah to go into Jacob and Rachel shadows the delivery and Dan and Naphtali are born. Then more sons are born through Zilpah, Leah's maidservant in the same manner,Gad & Asher are born but still no attention is given to Leah. Then God sees Leah desperation for love and he reopen her womb and she bears 2 more sons Issachar & Zebulan and Dinah a daughter. Finally God sees Rachels plea and opens her womb and she produces Joseph and later Benjamin but dies in the delivery.

We hear of how Jacob had to work for another 6 years for his flock and how Laban changed his wages 10 times over. Through all these event God is with him and he as angelic visitation with regards to the speckelled and stripped livestock, God prospers him. Eventually Jacob could take this no longer and decides to hightail it out of there in the middle of the night, taking his wives, his children and his livestock with him. Rachel does something absurd and steals the House Idol of Laban, you see Laban was a heathen. He gets up to find his children and grandchildren gone the Idol also missing. He then is on the hot pursuit of Jacob and eventually catches up with and demand the return of the Idol which Jacob as no knowledge of, pregnant Rachel hides it under herself and gets away with it. In Genesis 31:36, Jacob is highly angry at the deception of Laban and tell him like it is. They eventual make up and and cut a covenant and share a meal together at Mizpah and all is forgiven, they go their separate ways.

Just when you thought is was safe to come out of the closet. Jacob discovers that Esau is on the hunt for him with 400 men and becomes very afraid. He then send out a gift of the flocks to Esau, so that maybe this will ease his anger and he will not destroy his family but he staggers the gifts into mini gifts along the journey, hopeing that this will soften Esau before his arrival. Jacob then has to cross the Jabbok river and after he had sent all over, he was alone and wrestled with God and before day break, the Angel dislocated his hip and permanently gives him a limp. Jacob finally meets Esau and there is a reunion between the brothers, gifts are exchanged, tears are shed and hugs exchanges and the love is reinstated and Esau leave in peace.

Jacob comes to Shechem, purchases land and sets up camp. Unfortunately things dont just stay peaceful. Dinah has been seen by the prince Shechem, and he is very attracted to her and lays with her against her will, he rapes her, this brings more disgrace and shame to Jacobs household and Jacobs sons are not very displeased with the outcome. The prince now wants Dinah for his wife, a deal is made with him and the men of Shechem that they should be circumsided in order for this marriage to be legitimate, this is done. But while the men are recovering from this, Simeon and Levi attack and kill every male in the city and loot the city because Dinah was defiled. So they immediately leave there to go back to Bethel.

Jacob now brings his entire Household under order, see Genesis 35, removes foreign gods build an Alter to God and calls it El-bethel, because he has a revelation of God there. God then make a promise to Jacob and changes his name to Israel, and delivers a great promise and prophetic destiny to him, Genesis 35: 11-12. In the meantime Rachel is in labor and delivers another son but dies during delivery and was about to name him Ben-oni, which means son of my sorrow but Jacob intervenes and renames him, Benjamin meaning Son of my Righthand.

Spiritual Application: These events in the life of Jacob was God changing his nature (soul nature). Moving him from Jacob which means Surplanter and thief to Israel, Prince of God most High. The Father will take the events in your life to change your nature too. The many "wasted years" of hard labor, working for something that you never expected and being deceived by a man, your own family, being rejected by his brother Easu and afraid of his life. Parting with his hard earned wealth just to have a relationship restored. Facing the shame of the rape of a daughter. Wresting with heaven over your spiritual identity, crippling your natural walk, and finally, reinstating your purpose and destiny for what you where called to do on the earth, which is the Fathers Will. Reconnecting him with the divine purposes of Abraham and Isaac (Spiritual). Paul calls this the Baptism of Fire, through much suffering and tribulation you finally undersatnd who you are and that your inheritance is nothing that you work for, it has always been yours for the taking if only you would conform to the pattern and the image of the firstborn Son and take your righful place as a prince in the Household of the God the Father in the Kingdom.

Only when you are completely stripped of every notion that you can help God the Father, by your religious activity then will He give you the right to rule as a Son in His Household. You must encounter a change in your character so that you can fully represent Him in image and likeness. He will frustrate very attempt of your hands to produce after the flesh and the soul, until he so changes you that you know that you know that your hands have not gotten you the blessings and ultimately your destiny. He does this by requiring of you to trust in Him for your provision and protection, that means ceasing from your labor and laboring to enter His rest. You must lay down your life, and that is all that you have built up to that point that means life to you. YOU MUST DIE, LET GO OF EVERYTHING. Jesus would require this of the rich young ruler to sell all and give it the poor and take up his cross and follow him. This is the pathway of Sonship,

When I discovered this truth, I knew that anything less than that is not worthy of the the Call of the highest life imaginable. Both Jennifer, I and the four children, took the plunge into letting go of everything, house, cars, business and fully trusting the Father for our provision and protection. Many want to have a fully funded walk of faith, thats not faith. The "Just shall live by Faith". became my new reality. I had to learn to stop trying to work but to enter into the finished work of my Father and to do His work. He goes ahead of me and prepares the way and I just afford Him the right of the incarnation of my body in time, to put on display his love to whomever He send my way. I learned how to live from the Throne of my Father, because as a Son I have an inheritance. Sowing and reaping an harvest are for orphans and slaves, not Sons. The Father appointed for me a spiritual father, that walked with me through this process and I have learned to live from an alternate dimension of existence, the forth dimension of the spirit, the all in all. This position is only found in Christ in you, the hope of glorious expression of the Father. Choose this day, to enter into his rest.

Grace, mercy peace and love.


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    • Leon Elijah profile image

      The Elijah Tribe 8 years ago from The Household of Sam Soleyn - Durban - South Africa

      Hi LaShonda

      Thanks for the encouragement, God is raising the level with who is allowed to speak for Him in these last days, In Hebrews 1 its that is days of old GOD spoke through the prophets and the fathers but in the latter days He has spoken through His Son. The message of Sonship is the Gospel of the Kingdom and if one has not attained his spiritual maturity, his sonship, then his words are empty and it voice silenced. I have read your article on the wheat and the tares, and really enjoyed it, it speaks of the separation of the sons of the Kingdom and the sons of Disobedience which happens to be sitting in the pews in Church. There is a stirring in the spirits of the sons of God to be separated from that church culture, because the culture of the Kingdom facilitates a relationship with Father and reinstates the Order of the Kingdom, the Household of God. Because in the Kingdom at the end LaShonda all that will remain is Father and sons. Please read my other hubs it is the current speakings of the voice of the Son. Love you my, Dear.

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      Lady LaShonda 8 years ago from Atlantic City, New Jersey

      Hello Elijah,

      I just wanted to stop by and say this hub was (without question) God inspired. You sure have the impeccable knowledge and wisdom of God's holy word. It is only through a true prophet of the Lord to write what the Lord delcares through his word. I am proud to have a co-writer that can bring to life God's word being taught by you.

      All I can say is teach...teach...teach....

    • Carrie Bradshaw profile image

      Carrie Bradshaw 9 years ago from Manhattan

      Thank you!! I see this as a prayer that Arabic nations will be united with Hebrew nations through Mashiach, their Messiah! When the Spirit prays, it is the perfect will of our Father. AMEN.

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      The Elijah Tribe 9 years ago from The Household of Sam Soleyn - Durban - South Africa

      Arabic or Urdu, is a language of the Muslim people and yes, your tongue may have incorpurated that syllybols. On the night that I received my baptism in the spirit and spoke with tongues, my friend also broke out in a full Arabic tongue, it was amazing. Allah is the Arabic word for God, but also He is God, and the muslims will never see him as their Father. They dont have that perspective of Allah, it is haram or unclean to associate a mortal with a Deity, in the Koran. This will change when they realise that we dare to call Him Father and our relationship with Jehovah God, Abba Father is one of father and son, not one of Deity and worshipper. Muslim converts should only beleive in the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 9 years ago from Manhattan

      I understand, and we are peaceful, praise God! I do want to ask you about Allah. Don't Arab Christians refer to God as the One true God translated Allah? I did some research on this when I first spoke in tongues. My first words were Allah Mashiach (God-Messiah). You are more familiar with the language, I think?

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      The Elijah Tribe 9 years ago from The Household of Sam Soleyn - Durban - South Africa

      Carrie, I love the scripture ref. of Jeremiah & Zechariah, but first Jerri, The word is given to Israel & Judah, notice they are separated. In present truth context, Israel is natural Israel and Judah is the Body of Christ,(read hub on The 42nd Immortal Generation) becasue Jesus Christ comes from the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the birth pangs is renforced with 1 Thess 5 :3,about the confussion and turmoil that will befall the earth, all will be subjected to this, but those that have learned to live and overcome the dessert will have by now built an alternated reality and see the hand of the Lord in all of this because they have put their trust in the Lord.

      Zach - Refiners Fire, is the Baptism of Fire that every son of God, (The Church) must endure. (See Hub on the Transforming Power of Fire Baptism). then, they shall call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, The Lord is my God." It is those that are not prepared with fire that will not stand the days ahead and will turn away. We will not be rescued, we must endure to the end. (read hub on Overcoming the World).

      Here is something to consider, the only thing that would soften the heart of the unsaved Jews, is when the Muslims start coming into the Kingdom and begin to call on Jehovah, as their God, refuting Allah, this will send the Jews into a jealosy, and then they will turn. Beacuse the Muslims will hand over land that was being fought over for decades becasue they now see that, all the earth is Lords and as son of God they too share in that inheritance.

      We have different persepectives on this issue, and thats okay, I used to beleive like you too. It was fun preparing this hub, thanks.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 9 years ago from Manhattan

      Hi LeonElijah!  I want to say a huge THANK YOU for all your hard work and for so much awesome information!!  This is quite a lot to cover in the Word.  I think through the confirmation of four witnesses thus far, the following appears to explain what I was in search of:

      Jeremiah 30:4-7--"These are the words that the Lord spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah. For thus saith the Lord, We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, like a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it; it is even the time of Jacob's trouble."  During the tribulation mankind will experience agony like the excruciating pain of childbirth.

      Zechariah 13:8-9--"It shall come to pass that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts in it shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left in it. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them as gold is tested; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, The Lord is my God." 

      During the tribulation two-thirds of the Jewish people will die, but the other third will be redeemed. Israel's rebelliousness will be purged away and they will believe in Christ.

      Israel's future contains a time of distress without a historical equal. It's known as the time of Jacob's trouble, the seventieth week of Daniel, or the Great Tribulation. Yet during that time, this third of Israel will receive unique assistance (the wilderness spoken of in Revelation 12).


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