Watchman's Teaching Letter #141 January 2010
This is my one hundred forty-first monthly teaching letter and continues my twelfth year of publication. In lesson #’s 137 & 138, I was presenting an overview of the seven stages of the marriage, divorce and remarriage of Yahweh to Israel. Then I realized that it was imperative to address the fallacy of the trinity, which I addressed in lesson #139. With lesson #140, I finished the overview for the seven stages: (1) the courtship, (2) the marriage, (3) the honeymoon, (4) the estrangement, (5) the divorce, (6) the reconciliation, and (7) the remarriage. Then in the last 80% of lesson #140, I started to address the courtship stage of The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, which I will continue with this lesson:
THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD, Part 5
“THE COURTSHIP” continued:
Paul addressed the subject of marriage in respect to both Yahweh’s marriage to the twelve tribes of Israel, and the marriage of a man and woman. The laws that affect these two types of marriages are the same. At the end of the last lesson, concerning the courtship stage of Yahweh’s marriage to Israel I had quoted Deut. 14:2 & 26:17-18 thusly:
Deut. 14:2: “For thou art an holy people unto Yahweh thy Elohim, and Yahweh hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.” Is this not the same procedure by which a young man chooses a young woman to become his wife? Does not this chosen woman become a peculiar treasure to this young man? If she doesn’t, they shouldn’t be getting married!
More marriage ceremony language is found at Deut. 26:17-18 thusly: “17 Thou hast avouched Yahweh this day to be thy Elohim, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: 18 And Yahweh hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments ...”. Notice the similarity of the language used here to a marriage ceremony we are familiar with today! Notice also the mutual pledge given by each of the two parties! The words “treasure” and “peculiar people” are descriptive adjectives which refer to one particular seed from the race of Adam that Yahweh courted as He sought them out to become His bride. This is the major theme throughout Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Yahweh’s courtship with this particular people commenced before the world began. If one is an Israelite today, that one was chosen in Yahweh’s mind before the foundation of the world. Also, if one is an Israelite today or in any period, past or future, such a one has no choice in the matter, for traditionally the man seeks out the woman, not the woman the man! Likewise, one cannot choose the Almighty, but He chooses us. Therefore, no one other than the seed of Israel is chosen. Thus, Israel is His “darling”; His “sweetheart”; His “beloved”.
At Amos 3:2 we read these meaningful words: “You only have I known of all the families of the earth ...”. Furthermore, at Jeremiah 31:3 we observe in part: “... I have loved thee with an everlasting love ...”, the greatest love relationship that has ever existed in all of eternity, past, present or future. Another passage along this same line is found at Deut. 7:6-8, where it is stated: “6 For thou art an holy people unto Yahweh thy Elohim: Yahweh thy Elohim hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. 7 Yahweh did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: 8 But because Yahweh loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath Yahweh brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.”
No Adamite ever loved as Yahweh loved Israel! When we compare the unalterable Scriptures in the New Testament concerning Christ and His ekklesia, that relationship of Christ (the head) to His “called out ones” (the body) is identical to that found in the Old Testament under the Old Covenant; it’s the same God and the same bride! It’s a relationship of the only true living God to His elect. In the Old Testament we refer to the wife as Israel, whereas in the New we call the bride by various terms, “the assembly”, “redeemed Israel”, “His elect”, “His ekklesia”, and Christ (the Husband) is no other than the manifestation of Yahweh in the flesh. This love is expressed and can only be understood in terms of the greatest exclusive Covenant that Yahweh ever made with a select people! While Yahweh made allowances for other people, such as Ishmael, He didn’t take them unto Himself in marriage as He did Israel!
This love Covenant by Yahweh to Israel is a superior Covenant of the highest order, as it supersedes all other covenants. And just as Yahweh’s love Covenant to Israel should be held in high esteem, so too should a love covenant of marriage between a man and a woman be held in a high degree of honor! It was this same love Covenant by Yahweh to Israel that drove Christ to offer Himself upon the cross. This is true redemption! Churchianity falsely proclaims that redemption is salvation from the original sin. The original sin was race-mixing, for which there is no forgiveness, as once committed, it can never be corrected. There is no such thing as redemption for race-mixing, as it requires a pureblooded kinsman to redeem! This love Covenant supersedes all other covenants. It supersedes but does not supplant (1) the Edenic Covenant, (2) the Adamic Covenant, (3) the Noahic Covenant, (4) the Abrahamic Covenant, (5) the Mosaic Covenant, (6) the Palestinian Covenant, (7) the Davidic Covenant, (8) the Solomonic Covenant, and (9) the New Covenant. At this point, there may be some who are wondering how Yahweh’s marriage Covenant could supersede the New Covenant. The answer is, Yahweh’s marriage Covenant to Israel made the New Covenant possible. Actually, by Yahweh in the flesh coming at Yahshua Christ and dying on the cross, it widowed the tribes of Israel allowing them to return to their “first husband”, Hosea 7:2. Otherwise, the New Covenant would be of no effect. Therefore, it took the death of Yahweh as Christ to nullify Yahweh’s divorce of Israel! Otherwise, Israel was forever separated from Yahweh without any hope of ever being reconciled! This is also the true meaning of the term “Gospel” (good news), that Yahweh in the flesh had died for Israel, making it possible for their remarriage, as the law concerning divorce and remarriage had been satisfied by Christ’s death! And if Yahweh and Christ were not the same person, that death would not have fulfilled the law. Dan Gayman didn’t develop this necessary phase of the love story as I have detailed it here.
For more on this Covenant that supersedes, but does not nullify the other nine covenants, let’s go to the apostle Peter to bring more light on this subject at 1 Peter 1:1-2: “1 Peter, an apostle of Yahshua Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Yahshua Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.”
Now, we need to take special notice of verses 18, 19 and 20 of this 1st chapter of 1st Peter, where he states: “18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you ...”
Peter here is addressing Israelites, descendants of the same people we call Israelites in the Old Testament. Their heirs are at this point standing before Peter. By Peter stating “your fathers”, he was acknowledging that these people had roots going back to the Israelites of the Old Testament. And when Peter referred to “... a lamb without blemish and without spot ...”, he was speaking of Yahweh in the flesh (Christ) “... Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world ...” This is from whence this love Covenant for Israel that supersedes the other nine Covenants emanates! Not only this, but the “lamb” spoken of at this passage is representative of the lambs that were sacrificed at the first Passover in Egypt! Thus, all of this concerns Yahweh’s courtship of Israel! Inasmuch as all of this was “... foreordained before the foundation of the world ...”, it substantiates that this love and marriage Covenant of Yahweh for Israel was in existence before the other nine covenants that He would make with Adam-man at later times and places as the need arose. All of this confirms that Yahweh, before creation, by election, established a means by which Israel, His beloved, His darling, His wife, His bride, His virgin seedline should come into a marriage relationship with Him! This is why it is stated at Isaiah 54:5-8:
“5 For thy Maker is thine husband; Yahweh of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. 6 For Yahweh hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy Elohim. 7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. 8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith Yahweh thy Redeemer.” Since Yahweh has foreordained it, who can annul it?
As we observe this beautiful relationship, it would be well to consider 1st Peter 2:5-9, especially verse 9, where it reads: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (RSV). For this verse the Revised Standard Version is much better than the KJV, as the KJV uses the misunderstood rendering at verse 9, “a chosen generation”, rather than the more correct rendering of the RSV, “a chosen race”. This is almost the identical language as found at Exod. 19:5-6: “5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. ...”
Then in the next verse, at 1st Peter 2:10, we read: “Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”
Read the prophet Hosea at 2:23: “And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.”
Let us at this time turn to Titus 1:1-2: “1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Yahshua Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; 2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began ...” Notice the word “elect”, meaning “chosen race”. We must remember that this love Covenant for Israel existed in the mind of Yahweh before the creation of the world! One can only surmise how many eons ago that might have been, and how many thousands or millions of years make up an eon.
We see this beautiful relationship in the courtship with this noble seedline even before Yahweh came in the flesh as Yahshua Christ, and was therefore in Spirit only, and invisible to man’s eye, Col. 1:15. For confirmation that Yahweh’s relationship with Israel began even before the creation of the world, we will now reference Ephesians 1:4: “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love ...” Remember, and forget not that Paul’s Ephesian letter was written to the “saints at Ephesus”, redeemed Israel, who were descendants of the Old Testament Israelites! We can say that the Ephesians were “redeemed Israel”, for it was Christ’s substitution on the cross that redeemed them, ushering in Israel’s widowed status and opened the door to their redemption which couldn’t be offered until after the crucifixion, and Paul was the instrument to take the good news to the Israel nations, of which the Ephesians were a part.
Let’s now consider the inspiring passage of Scripture found at 2nd Timothy 1:9: “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Yahshua before the world began ...”
Remember, and forget not what Paul recorded at Romans 8:28-31, where he stated: “28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Again, it is very clear that Yahweh has had a long-range plan for this chosen seed with whom He desires to establish a love Covenant of marriage! Not only that, but He has planned it in such a way that it will not fail, as this passage very distinctly confirms.
Thus far we have concerned ourselves with a chosen race, an elect people whom Yahweh planned to court and marry eons before the world was created. But there are a people living on this earth who are excluded from any fellowship whatsoever, forever removed from having any association with Yahweh, and we find them mentioned at Rev. 17:8: “The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” The “beast” spoken of here is not in the scope of our subject, so I will not elaborate on this beast in this series of The Greatest Love Story Ever Told. Suffice it to say that Yahweh has a chosen seedline, and all others are excluded!
IDENTIFYING YAHWEH’S COURTED SEEDLINE
We come now to probably the most important phase of this series. If I find something of equal or greater significance, I will point it out, but at the moment I cannot foresee any aspect or consequence of greater weight! The matter which we are about to explore may seem very hard and cruel to some, but I didn’t write the Book. So, with trepidation I will proceed and do my best to explain this phase of our love story.
The first group of people that must be excluded from being under Yahweh’s love Covenant of marriage are those who have not the “chay” breathed into Adam-man, for which I will cite 1st Thess. 5:23: “And the very Yahweh of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Sovereign Yahshua Christ.” The non-Adamic peoples are void of the Yahweh-“chay” breathed into Adam, therefore we are speaking of a living essence, a fundamental nature or quality only found in Yahweh and Adam-man! Now some may argue that this is utterly unfair, but who are we to contradict the Almighty? Not only is the “chay” in Adam to be preserved, but also his entire being. Thus, as Christ was the first born of many brethren to be resurrected from the dead, so shall we also be resurrected in like manner preserving our body, soul and spirit. Hence, the non-Adamic races will not be resurrected as they are but walking zombies. Brethren, we are more than just matter, we have a spiritual dimension as well as a soul and a formed physical body – Genesis chapters 1 & 2.
To understand the glorious courtship of Yahweh toward Israel we must envision it by perceiving a view of the earth before the fall of Adam, at which time the archangel Satan had usurped Yahweh’s rightful sovereignty. Not only did our adversary rebel against Yahweh, but he (Satan) influenced one-third of the angels to rebel with him, as recorded at Rev. 12:7-9: “7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Many falsely place this event in the future, whereas it happened in the remote past! If this passage is pointing to a future event then Christ was giving false witness when He said at Luke 10:18: “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” It is at Rev. 12:3-4 where it reveals the number of angels who fell with Satan: “3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth ...” From this verse, we can see that two-thirds of the angels stayed faithful to Yahweh and followed Him, whereas one-third of the angels joined Satan in his rebellion against Yahweh. All of this rebellion started in the remote past, but it is still going on as I write about it here. As I stated before, one can only surmise how many eons ago that this may have happened, or how many thousands or millions of years make up an eon.
I wrote about this rebellion of Satan and his angels in Watchman’s Teaching Letter #3 thusly: The story all started in ages past in the heavens when Lucifer and a third of the angels followed him in rebellion against Yahweh. Then Yahweh placed his own son and daughter in the Garden of Eden. At this point, Lucifer decided he must destroy the sons and daughters of Yahweh before they could grow great in the earth. Lucifer decided also that he must plant seed (children) of his own in the earth to counter the children of Yahweh. Therefore, he (Satan) must seduce Eve and cause her to have children by him. Lust played only a secondary role in this matter, as to produce progeny of himself was his main goal. Ever since that time he has been breeding up his own kind, while at the same time, trying to kill or crossbreed down the children of Yahweh. This is why, at every critical period of history, Satan’s children are right there ready to do Satan’s bidding. That is why Herod an (Edomite-Canaanite) descendant of Cain and Esau was Johnny-on-the-spot to kill all the little boy children in order to kill the promised Messiah. Remember? – it was Rachel who was weeping for her children, not Leah. Herod wanted to kill the heir to the house of David who would have been of Judah who was mothered by Leah, but he ended up killing a lot of Benjamite children instead. Remember? – Rachel had two sons: Joseph and Benjamin? When you come to understand that there is a war between Yahweh’s children and Satan’s children, then the events of history become evident. Right now, Satan’s children are trying to crossbreed Yahweh’s children out of existence and you don’t have to look very far to see it (and you have to be blind if you don’t see it)! – End of quote.
We now have an overview of how Satan gained dominion over this world. Upon Satan gaining this dominion, Yahweh created Adam and Eve to take back that dominion from Satan under Himself. Everything was proceeding along quite well until Satan sexually seduced Eve, bringing forth the birth of the half-breed Cain as the firstborn child. With the creation of Adam and Eve, Satan lost his dominion, but with the birth of the half-breed Cain, Cain regained that dominion back for Satan, and the descendants of Cain have held that dominion ever since, even to this very day. Upon the conception of Cain by Eve, Adam had a choice: He could have divorced Eve on the grounds of unfaithfulness and requested Yahweh to create for him another wife, but loving Eve, he opted to keep her, and in the process became the legal stepfather of Cain. By Adam doing the latter, Cain became ruler over Abel whom he slew, and the descendants of Cain have been murdering the descendants of Adam ever since, including Yahshua Christ, which was an act of deicide. At this juncture, it might appear that Yahweh has lost the battle for the dominion over this earth, but this is not the end of the story. And the birth of Cain was not the last attempt by Satan and his angels to forever destroy every last descendant of Adam and Eve.
Had not Eve been sexually seduced by Satan, producing Cain, Abel would have been the firstborn child, and would have been in line to receive the dominion. Because of the murder of Abel by Cain, Adam and Eve had another son in place of Abel named Seth, and here our story takes a different turn. It is recorded at Genesis 4:25-26: “25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. 26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of Yahweh.”
It is at this juncture we can begin to identify the particular seedline with whom Yahweh would enter into a courtship with, and eventually marry. During this great love story, the providence of Yahweh was in a continual state of vigilance, as He consistently preserved, sustained and protected His godly seedline throughout their history! The road ahead for Yahweh’s courted seedline would not be an easy one, for at every turn it would encounter the enmity of the Cain-Satanic-seedline of Genesis 3:15!
As we then look at Adam-man, we have ten generations from the creation of Adam to the death of Noah. These ten generations covered twenty-six hundred years of history according to the Septuagint text; not two thousand years as the corrupted Masoretic text errantly shows. Of these ten generations, Adam was the first one courted by Yahweh. Abel would have been the second one courted had it not been for Satan’s sexual seduction of Eve, resulting in Cain usurping from Abel his rightful position. It was not until the birth of Seth that he became the second courted by Yahweh. Seth then had a son named Enos who became the third courted by Yahweh. This same process then continued with (#4) Cainan, (#5) Mahalaleel, (#6) Jared, (#7) Enoch, (#8) Methuselah, (#9) Lamech, and, (#10) Noah. During this time, Yahweh was cultivating a relationship as He was courting His people. Without a corrupting foreign influence, molded within this race is an innate genetic propensity to worship Yahweh, which the incident of Enos bears out.
When we come to Noah, we find a time when this godly seedline nearly perished from off the face of this earth, but Scripture informs us that Noah found grace (favor) in the eyes of Yahweh. Noah was a just and righteous man and perfect in his genealogy (family tree). We are told at 1st John 3:9: “Whosoever is born of Yahweh doth not cTO THOSE WHOM THE COVENANT BELONGSbackground: whiteommit sin; for his seed (sperm) remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of Yahweh.” Noah was righteous for this same reason, “for his seed remaineth in him”, meaning that he did not mix his race with the non-Adamic peoples. This is still true of righteous men and women today! When a man and a woman of the same race marry, the two become one, and in that sense, Noah’s “seed remaineth in him”. No other explanation need be given to the wise!
The important thing to grasp here is the fact that from Adam through Noah, for ten generations, Yahweh was courting a specific genetic seedline with the intention of marriage. And if one cannot trace their lineage to that seedline, he will not be among the body of the bride at the “marriage supper of the Lamb”, Rev. 19:9. Not only does this hold true for the first ten generations, but also every generation thereafter. For example, these same ten named patriarchs had many other White Adamic children, but the other children are not counted among Yahweh’s courted ones. Of those other White Adamic children, if they kept their genetics pure, no doubt they will be resurrected, but they will not be among the courted ones for marriage. We will see several examples of this very same thing as we proceed in this series, The Greatest Love Story Ever Told.
As we continue with this love story, we find that immediately after the flood, Noah was reestablished in a Covenant relationship. Therefore, Yahweh’s courting of a specific seedline did not end with Noah, for Yahweh continued to court this godly seedline, His beloved, His darling, His only one. Here is the special seedline that Yahweh was, and still is, calling forth!
Following Noah, we have Shem, Ham and Japheth. At that point in time, Shem became Yahweh’s courted seedline, while Ham and Japheth were excluded. So it becomes very important in relation to the covenants that one’s ancestral line be of Shem rather than Ham or Japheth. There is one exception though: a Shemite male could take a wife of the house of Ham or the house of Japheth, but a female Shemite dare not become the wife of a Hamite or Japhethite, for the seedline always goes through the male. As we continue on with this study, we’ll see several examples of this situation also. So, with all of the White nations that proceeded from Ham or Japheth, they were not part of the courted seedline. And after this, with only one of Shem’s sons! Again, it is paramount here to understand that not all of Shem’s sons became Covenant seed! Only the son named Arphaxad became the courted seedline of Yahweh. And after Arphaxad came Kainan, Salah, Heber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, Terah & Abram (Abraham), in that order. Each of these named patriarchs, in their own turn, then became a member of Yahweh’s courted seedline. While, at the same time, any of the brothers of these named patriarchs were excluded. They were not removed from prior covenants, however, they were not the focus of Yahweh’s plans for Adam-kind, nor are they included in subsequent covenants.
Now when we come down to the man Abram, and you’ll remember that Abram was the son of Terah who also had two other sons, Haran and Nahor. Yahweh did not choose the descendants of either of these two sons! He selected; He elected; He predestined; He foreknew Abram, the son of Terah to be that Covenant seedline whom He was courting, and through whom He would build His great Kingdom on the earth!
At Romans 9:6-7 we have two case-in-point verses where Paul states: “6 Not as though the word of Yahweh hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.”
When we consider this man Abram, who was later renamed Abraham, we must remember that he produced a seedline through the Egyptian woman Hagar, in the person of Ishmael. He also produced six sons through the woman Keturah. But we know that the Covenant seedline whom Yahweh was courting since the time of Adam came through Isaac. This is indisputable, as Genesis 21:12 states in part: “... in Isaac shall thy seed be called.” Then Romans 9:6-7, in referrence to all the children that Abraham had begotten through Hagar, Sarah and Keturah verifies Genesis 21:12, where it repeats: “... In Isaac shall thy seed be called.” Let’s now reconsider what the apostle Paul is saying to us in Romans chapter 9. Paul was pointing out that Abraham had fathered three seedlines: (1) the Ishmaelites by Hagar who were White at the time, but later mixed to become arabs, (2) Isaac, who fathered Jacob who in turn fathered the Israelites, and, (3) children by Keturah, who were White at the time, and whose offspring are thought to be the Brahmans, who later mixed and are now using a caste system. What it all boils down to is this, Paul, at this passage is telling us that of all of Abraham’s children, only Isaac and his seed are Yahweh’s courted seedline; that the offspring by Hagar and Keturah are excluded! (Moses’ wife being an exception, of course, since the male Israelites were always permitted to take wives of the other pure White Adamic families.)
The next generation after Isaac came Esau and Jacob, and again, one son became the object of Yahweh’s courtship for marriage and the other was entirely excluded. Dan Gayman completely overlooked Esau in the “courtship stage” of his nine audio-cassette series on this subject. Because space will not allow it, I can give only a short, concise narrative of how Esau was rejected:
Esau was the older of twin sons born to Isaac and Rebekah, who by birth was in line to receive both the birthright and blessing. While Rebekah was yet carrying the twins in her womb, she inquired of Yahweh why they were struggling within her. In reply, Yahweh informed Rebekah that “the elder shall serve the younger”; just the opposite to the usual inheritance, Gen. 25:22-23. Other passages indicate that Esau was rejected by Yahweh before he was ever born!
To make a long story short, Jacob (the younger of the twins) became a mama’s boy, staying pretty much at home and learning the culinary arts, while Esau became a daddy’s boy, going hunting in the field with Isaac. What we have here is a Christian mother, Rebekah, being informed of Yahweh that Jacob should receive the birthright and blessing, and, Isaac, a Christian father, determined to give the birthright and blessing to Esau. Evidently, Rebekah taught Jacob the culinary arts quite well; any woman who can cook mutton to taste like venison has to be quite a gourmet. How can anyone, then, condemn Rebekah for helping Jacob in a conspiracy to deceive Isaac into giving Jacob the blessing rather than Esau, when it was revealed to her by Yahweh that Jacob should be the one to receive it? Has anyone ever asked what would have happened had not Rebekah interceded for Jacob in the manner that she did? Why her name would have become a curse throughout history down to this very day! Rebekah knew what was right, and she did it, and it was the Christian thing to do!
I also have a strong hunch which I cannot prove, but according to Rebekah’s later scheme with the blessing, she may have been in collusion with Jacob to entice Esau to sell his birthright. If Rebekah would go to the bother of cooking mutton to taste like venison, she would be capable of helping Jacob to entice Esau to sell his birthright. No doubt, she could have told Jacob something like this: “Now Jacob, when Esau goes out on his long hunting trips, he always gets so wrapped-up in his hunting that he neglects to eat, and by the time he guts out the deer, and carries or drags it home, he is thoroughly exhausted and famished with hunger, so every time he goes hunting, put on a pot of those red lentils, as the more they cook the better they taste, and then bargain the lentils for his birthright.”