| EB 7-8
| EB 11
Now let us see whether this people or the first people hath the
inheritance, and whether the covenant had reference to us or to them.
---In this thread, Barnabas reveals the first to receive the inheritance.
Hear then what the scripture saith concerning the people; And Isaac
prayed concerning Rebecca his wife, for she was barren. And she
conceived. Then Rebecca went out to enquire of the Lord. And the
Lord said unto her; Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples in
thy belly, and one people shall vanquish another people, and the
greater shall serve the less.
---The two nations here are Israel and the Arabs (Ishmaelites).
Romans 9 as a reference:
10 Not only that, but Rebekah’s children were conceived at the same time by our father Isaac. 11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done
anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: 12 not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will
serve the younger.” 13 Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”
14 What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! 15 For he says to Moses,
“I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,
and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.
See this thread: Overcoming Babylon
Ye ought to understand who Isaac is, and who Rebecca is, and in whose
case He hath shown that the one people is greater than the other.
And in another prophecy Jacob speaketh more plainly to Joseph his
son, saying; Behold, the Lord hath not bereft me of thy face; bring
me thy sons, that I may bless them.
And he brought Ephraim and Manasseh, desiring that Manasseh should be
blessed, because he was the elder; for Joseph led him by the right
hand of his father Jacob. But Jacob saw in the spirit a type of the
people that should come afterwards. And what saith He? And Jacob
crossed his hands, and placed his right hand on the head of
Ephraim, the second and younger, and blessed him. And Joseph said
unto Jacob, Transfer thy right hand to the head of Manasseh, for he
is my first born son. And Jacob said to Joseph, I know it, my son,
I know it; but the greater shall serve the less. Yet this one also
shall be blessed.
---We find this story recurring throughout scripture. There are always two. One younger and the other older. The twins theme runs through most
sections of the Bible. This reflects the double nature of man. It is symbolic for many hidden mysteries revealed in scripture, even the fact that
there are two Adams.
Mark in whose cases He ordained that this people should be first and
heir of the covenant.
If then besides this He also recorded it through Abraham, we attain
the completion of our knowledge. What then saith he to Abraham when
he alone believed, and was ascribed for righteousness? Behold I
have made thee, Abraham, a father of nations that believe in God in
---"Just when Isaac finishes blessing Jacob and Jacob leaves him, Esau returns only to discover that Jacob had “stolen” his blessings. “Your
brother,” Isaac tells him, “came with deceit and he already took your blessing.” Esau lets out a very loud and bitter scream. “Isn’t he
truly named Jacob (Yaakov). He went behind my back (akav) twice. First he took my birthright and now he took my blessing.”
Jacob (Yaakov) is so named as the heel. When Esau and Jacob were born, Esau was the first born. The wrestled in the womb and then Jacob held the
heel of Esau. Jacob means heel. AKAV means heel (Ekev). Compare this to the heel in Genesis 3 and the seed of the woman. Then compare this to 1
1 John 4
11 For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 12 Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered
his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous.
Keep one central fact in mind. Esau traded his birthright, not because he was tricked, but because he thought he was going to die that night. He
said, “Here I’m about to die, what good is a birthright to me?”
What was he missing in his reasoning? You must be born again!
Consider the seed of the woman and the fall of mankind when Eve was deceived. Does Satan have seed on earth and what does this have to do with Cain
as the firstborn from Eve? What does the term "Sons of Cain" represent? It is interesting to note that Enoch is a son of Cain. As we follow the
path to the new seed of Christ, consider what was said by Enoch to open our Ears. How would Barnabas see this? Consider what all of this means to
the preservation of the Seed of Able and Seth compared to that of Cain. All of this is very complicated to manage in the mind.
If you do the research into the genealogy, you get some interesting facts. Of all that Barnabas has outlined, I must admit that this is beyond the
scope of what I can understand currently. Beyond the simplicity of understanding that both twins are expressed within each of us today, the
significance beyond this is very complicated. I will leave it to others to unwind. Additionally, it is up to each of us to overcome our own internal
divisions. The pattern for accomplishing this is found within the pages of the Bible.
Here are few good links:
Information from K-House
A Thread from the Bible
For sure, you can find any number of views on this division between the two seed-lines. As it turns out, Barnabas expresses this idea from beginning
to end of his epistle. What will we find next?
If you really want to open wide and dive deep, reflect this chapter of Barnabas to this thread and document from the Dead Sea Scrolls:
Note the Title: EYES wide open!
"All that is now and ever shall be originates with the God of knowledge. Before things come to be, He has ordered all their designs, so that when they
do come to exist—at their appointed times as ordained by His glorious plan—they fulfill their destiny, a destiny impossible to change. He controls
the laws governing all things, and He provides for all their pursuits.
He created humankind to rule over the world, appointing for them two spirits in which to walk until the time ordained for His visitation. There are
the spirits of truth and falsehood. "
Which Spirit do you follow?
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