Jacob (Israel - Father of the 12 Tribes) gives a blessing to each of His children in Genesis 49. The last blessing he gave was to Joseph (a type of
Christ). Before you read the blessing and warning, note that Joseph was sold into slavery by the 12 brothers. Parallel to this, Christ was given
over to pay the Genesis 9 blood penalty. Here is the penalty:
Genesis 9 (Words of Elohim Father, not Yahweh Son)
Whoever sheds human blood,
by humans his blood will be shed,
because in his image, Elohim made humans.
These words were to Yahweh for two things. 1) His past shedding of Adam's blood to make Eve and forever divide mankind against itself by Yahweh's
creation of the Snake (Satan), 2) His future shedding of blood as accuser of mankind and Lord and Adversary of man. He is the prince that rules with
his divine council (of which, Satan is a part). Yahweh is Adonai, the same Adonai that hung on the cross at the hands of the Sadducee Pharisee. Paul
was one of these Herodians. Why does this fit into the blessing of Joseph (type of Christ)?
26 The blessings of your father are greater than
the blessings of the oldest mountains
and the riches of the ancient hills.
May these blessings rest on the head of Joseph,
on the crown of the prince among his brothers.
---Joseph is the one that receives the crown from both Pharaoh and Israel. While Pharaoh raised him, Israel was his true father. He was sold into
slavery by the brothers, but blessed by the Father. By this, one slave subjugates his own family into slavery in Egypt. He plays both sides of the
fence so to speak. By this slavery in Egypt, the family is refined and restored to their own homeland (promised land), of which, they first came. In
other words, they were already there before being made slaves. Just like today, Israel has returned to find out who Joseph is (Jesus / Messiah).
Jesus plays both sides of the equation. He rules both Rome and Israel. Yahweh did the same by ruling Israel as Yahweh and Babylon as Marduk. See
this thread: Cyrus Calendar Seal
Israel (Jacob) also had a warning for Jesus / Yahweh in his future incarnation:
Genesis 49:27 “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf.
In the morning he devours his prey.
In the evening he divides the plunder.”
Matthew 7:15 - "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
Ezekiel 22:27 Your leaders are like wolves that tear their prey into pieces. They murder and destroy people to make excessive profits. 28 Your
prophets cover up these things by seeing false visions and by prophesying lies. They say, “This is what Adonay Yahweh says.” Yet, Yahweh hasn’t
spoken. 29 The common people oppress and rob others. They do wrong to humble people and to poor people. They oppress foreigners for no reason.
---Here we are warned in two places against those who prophesy lies. Paul was one who oppressed early Christians by likely killing them. He later
professes to be a follower of Jesus.
Then Paul, knowing that some of them were Sadducees and the others Pharisees, called out in the Sanhedrin, "My brothers, I am a Pharisee, descended
from Pharisees. I stand on trial because of the hope of the resurrection of the dead."
---Even thought Jesus condemned the Pharisees, Paul, knowing his plight as a Roman citizen, proclaims his friendship to the world (Rome / Experts in
the Law). Paul had the opportunity to repeat the words of Jesus against both Rome and the Pharisees, but he refuses to rise to the words of Jesus.
6 The Pharisees left, and with Herod’s followers they immediately plotted to kill Yeshua.
"Be careful," Jesus warned them. "Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod."
---Here, we see Jesus warning of those connected to the Herodians and to the Pharisees. Note the words of Paul in Romans:
Romans 16:11 Greet Herodion, who is Jewish by birth like me. Greet those Christians who belong to the family of Narcissus.
---Note Jesus words about the Pharisees:
13 “How horrible it will be for you, experts in Moses’ Teachings and Pharisees! You hypocrites! You lock people out of the kingdom of heaven. You
don’t enter it yourselves, and you don’t permit others to enter when they try.[a]
15 “How horrible it will be for you, experts in Moses’ Teachings and Pharisees! You hypocrites! You cross land and sea to recruit a single
follower, and when you do, you make that person twice as fit for hell as you are.
Words of Paul:
2 Corinthians 11:26
26 on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in
the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers;
In this thread, I have shown the possibility that a case against Paul might be made. What I would like to see in this thread are more artifacts as
witnesses (either for Paul or against).
My own conclusion: I believe that the Bible is BOTH a document of good and a document of evil. From the knowledge of both, we can rightly divide.
By knowing the error from the truth, we are set free. My own search has shown that Genesis 1 is true. Beyond this, the error deceives us all by
dividing us into nations, then attempting to rule by many names, languages and philosophies. Our enemy is clever. If he can continue to divide us by
counterfeit knowledge, he can continue to rule. By revealing the error, we set ourselves free from it. Love is the key. How can error reveal this?
By showing us both sides. By this, we rise above and overcome what does not belong.
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