In this chapter we are going to see that the bloodline of the Messiah runs through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the protection of it takes place because Satan tries to find all kinds of ways to defile the bloodline.
The parable below shows the mentality of Satan: he seeks to destroy any initiative to continue the Messianic bloodline. From the days of Abraham when the Messiah was announced through Abraham's bloodline Satan focused on preventing the fulfillment of this prophecy. The spiritual war had entered a new phase.
Listen to another parable. There was someone, a lord of the house, who planted a vineyard. He put a fence around it, dug out a winepress box in it, and built a tower. And he rented it out to farmers and went abroad.
34. When the time of fruit approached, he sent his servants to the farmers to receive his fruit.
35. And the farmers took his servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.
36. Again he sent other servants, more in number than the first, and they did the same with them.
37. Finally, he sent his son to them, saying, Before my son they will be in awe.
38. But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and keep his inheritance for ourselves.
39. When they had seized him, they cast him outside the vineyard and killed him.
40. When then the lord of the vineyard shall come, what shall he do with those farmers?
41. They said to Him, He will cause those evil-doers to die an evil death, and will rent the vineyard to other farmers, who will give him the fruit in their time.
Spiritual attacks on Isaac regarding the Messianic bloodline:
Isaac was a faithful believer in God as was his father Abraham. He married Rebekah, related to Abraham, with pure genes. Isaac prayed for offspring and God prophesied about it:
Then the LORD said to her:
There are two peoples in your womb:
and two nations will be separated from your body.
One people will be stronger than the other,
and the superior will serve the inferior.
"The elder will serve the younger."......
Just as Canaan would serve Shem and Japheth, Esau would serve Jacob. Jacob would continue the bloodline of the Messiah.
God already knew that Esau would not care about Him. Despite this, against his better judgment, Esau favored Isaac because he liked to eat "game" and Esau was a hunter?!
In Genesis 25:33 Esau gave away his firstborn right to Jacob, simply because he did not value it (the firstborn right on which, through the bloodline of the Messiah, the salvation of all mankind depended!). And that for a bowl of soup!
Esau's sin against Isaac was reminiscent of Cain's sin:
Genesis 25:34 ....This way Esau despised the firstborn right.
Esau knew full well what this birthright meant. It was rebellion against God.
Esau was not a believer..... His hatred of Jacob led him to the same sin as Cain at the time:Genesis 26:34
34. When Esau was forty years old, he took Judith, the daughter of Beëri the Hittite, and Basmath, the daughter of Elon the Hittite, to wife.
35. They were a bitter torment to Isaac and Rebekah.
In doing so, Esau mixed his genes with the genes of the Nephilim and was useless for the Messianic bloodline, to the torment of Isaac and Rebekah.
Rebekah deceived Isaac to protect the Holy Seed:
Isaac was old and not so bright anymore and lost his ambition for the bloodline. He still had a preference for Esau. In doing so, he was following his own feelings and not the way of the Lord (which he knew!...Genesis 25:23). But Rebekah had not lost sight of all this. Her favorite son Jacob led her to deceive Isaac about the blessing that would be inherited from Isaac. Here we see a sinful act *(deception) that nevertheless served God's plan. Rebekah had not forgotten Genesis 25:23 either!
Ezau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning over my father are drawing near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.
42. When Rebekah was told these words of her eldest son Esau, she sent a messenger and sent for Jacob, her youngest son, and said to him, Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself over you with the thought that he will kill you.
43. Now then, my son, listen to my voice: Arise, flee to Haran, to my brother Laban,
44. and stay with him for some time, until the anger of your brother is appeased.
45. When your brother's anger is calmed and he has forgotten what you have done to him, I will send a messenger and have you brought back from there. Why should I let myself be robbed of both of you in one day? "
46. Rebekah said to Isaac, I have an aversion to my life because of the daughters of the Hittites. If Jacob takes a wife from the daughters of the Hittites like these two, from the daughters of this land, what good is my life?
Esau wanted to kill Jacob (since the Noahide covenant from Genesis 9 is punishable by death: Rebekah would lose both her sons) and Rebekah wisely sends Jacob temporarily to her family (with pure genes) because she is afraid that if Jacob flees he would marry a Canaanite woman with polluted genes.(Hittites, daughters of Heth, the worst of all Nephilim). After all, then the bloodline was defunct and Rebekah knew this!!....zie Genesis 27, verse 46. Rebekah recognized the need for salvation through the Messiah....
Rebekah thus protects the bloodline of the Messiah!
We see here the same deception and rebellion that Satan used with Cain and Abel. Hatred and manslaughter or attempted manslaughter to disrupt the bloodline. Satan is NOT original!
Finally, Isaac takes responsibility for the bloodline and instructs Jacob not to take a wife from Canaan.
Genesis 28:1 Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him; and he commanded him and said unto him, Take no wife from the daughters of Canaan.
God confirmed that the Messianic blessing would be through Jacob:
Arise, go to Paddan-Aram, to the house of Bethuel, your mother's father, and from there take a wife for you from the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.
3. And may God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful and numerous, so that you may become a multitude of nations.
4. May He give you the blessing of Abraham, you and your descendants with you, so that you may possess the land where you are strangers, which God has given to Abraham.
Isaac recognizes Jacob as the one who will continue the bloodline and then also gives him the blessing of Abraham with the promise that the land of Canaan will also belong to him one day.
See also Genesis 28:10-17...here God provides and supernatural assurance that the bloodline would run through Jacob....
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Himself, and said of him, Behold, truly an Israelite in whom is no guile.
49. Nathanael said to Him, Whence do You know me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
50. Nathanael answered and said to Him, Rabbi, You are the Son of God, You are the King of Israel.
51. Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to thee: I saw thee under the fig tree, believe; thou shalt see greater things than these.
52. And He said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you all: From now on you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.
Jacob falls in love with Rachel but, just as he deceived himself, is also deceived by Laban. He marries both of Laban's daughters and has 11 children by them and 2 concubines. (The 12th is born later).Then he has not forgotten the blessing of Abraham and wants to return to the land that God has promised him. Jacob takes the protection of the bloodline "very seriously" and puts it above his wealth: he divides his family in two and sends them to a remote city. Furthermore, he sends much of his wealth to Esau.
And finally, before the confrontation with Esau, he is all alone:
But Jacob was left alone, and a Man wrestled with him until the dawn.
25. And when the Man saw that He could not overcome him, He touched his hip joint, so that Jacob's hip joint became dislocated as He wrestled with him.
26. And He said, Let Me go, for the dawn has come. But he said, I will not let thee go, unless thou bless me.
27. And He said unto him, What is thy name? And he answered, Jacob.
28. Then He said, Thy name henceforth shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for thou hast fought with God and with men, and hast conquered.
Here Jacob discovered the essence in his life: he expected everything from God. And his name changed to Israel.
The sexual assault of Dina: Jacob's sons protect the Messianic bloodline:
Dina, a daughter of Leah, is raped by a Hevite, a Nephilim. Satan was now trying to bring the genes into the future nation of Israel through a daughter of Jacob. Dina's brothers made a proposal to circumcise everyone when the Hevite wanted to marry Dina. This circumcision of all the men of the city weakened their strength in the first days causing Simeon and Levi to kill everyone. The danger of defiling the bloodline had passed.
And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went out and slept with Bilha, his father's concubine; and Israel came to know of it. Jacob had twelve sons.
The bloodline would normally run through the firstborn. But Satan tempted Reuben with sexual desires (as he often does and is one of his strongest weapons) and Reuben slept with Bilha, Jacob's concubine and mother of Dan and Naphtali. As a result, Satan threatened God's plan for salvation of mankind.
1 Chronicles 5:1
The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel - For he was the firstborn, but because he had violated his father's bed, his firstborn right was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, but not so as to be entered in the genealogical register as the firstborn,
2. for Judah became mighty among his brothers, and one from him became prince, but the firstborn right was Joseph's -
The firstborn right of Israel passed to Joseph, the firstborn of Rachel! After the success of the deception of Reuben, Satan tried the same with Joseph, however without success (Potiphar's wife).
Joseph, the foreshadowing of Jesus Christ, the Messiah:
Joseph was the darling of Jacob and, since the miscarriage of Reuben, the holder of the firstborn right. The older brothers didn't like that. In addition, God gave Joseph prophetic dreams that made him even more hated: jealousy (as well as sexual lust as a weapon of temptation) made them want to kill him. But ironically, it was Ruben who prevented this: they sold Joseph to nomads. Reuben had become humble since he had lost his firstborn right.
But Satan had not counted on Joseph's faithfulness to God. His sexual temptation by Potiphar's wife was resisted by Joseph (Joseph did not fall into the trap Ruben fell into).
The result was innocent condemnation and through supernatural interpretation of dreams, Joseph comes to a position that will save all the people of Israel. What a picture of the Lord Jesus!
Judah took Canaanite women: he endangered the tribe that Jacob had prophesied would produce the Messiah:
In the middle of the story of Joseph, between the free sale to the nomads and the stay in the house of Potiphar, suddenly comes the story of Judah and Tamar: Genesis 38
Once again Satan is trying to bring the polluted genes into the people of Israel: Judah sees a beautiful woman in Addulam, the heart of Nephilim territory, but she is a Canaanite. He marries her and has children. The Lord hated these children because a descendant of Abrham had mingled with uncleaned genes from the Nephilim. God killed them both.
Tamar, the wife of his slain son, was a woman of pure genes, was left because she had no more brothers-in-law to marry her and give her children. In her desperation she dressed up as a prostitute and seduced unrecognized Judah who slept with her.
Judah wanted to condemn her for her whoredom but then it turned out that he himself was the whoremonger. Tamar was pregnant with Judah: twins, but both with pure genes. Jacob had prophesied that the bloodline of the Messiah would run through Judah. The oldest of the twins born of Tamar, Perez, is therefore in the bloodline of Jesus, the Messiah (Matthew 1).