The Key of David
By Warder Cresson (Michael Boaz Israel ben Abraham).
The Two Blessings
Of Jacob, i.e. The Jews, and Esau, i.e. The Gentiles
|The Blessings of the Patriarchs upon their offspring, evidently given
under the Inspiration of the Almighty, Adonai, not only pointed out their distinctive
Blessings upon each of their heads, but pre-determined the course of life
that should ever after govern them in this world; therefore the Lord declared of Esau and
Jacob, "the children being not yet born, neither having done any Good or Evil,
the Elder, (i.e. the Gentiles,) shall serve the younger," Jacob, (the Jews,) viz.
Esau well knew that his brother Jacob had obtained the greatest blessing, and that another equally great could not be given him without contradiction; therefore Esau said unto his father, "Hast thou but one blessing? Bless me, even me, O my Father! and Esau lifted up his voice and wept. Gen. 27:38. And why? Because his Father Isaac had told him, "Behold, I have made him (Jacob) thy Lord, and all his brethren have I given him for servants." Ah! this is the reason why Esau wept. Hence we see Esau's blessing far inferior to Jacob's, thus--"And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth and of the dew of heaven from above; and by thy Sword thou shalt live, and shalt serve thy Brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion (as is now the case), that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck." It is very remarkable, that whenever and wherever the Gentiles have obtained a living, it has always been by their "Sword." Look at their first conquest and settlement of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome, down to the separation of the American Colonies--England in China and India, and America again in Mexico. But not so with Israel, for God declares that they were to take possession of their land, but not by the Sword --Josh. 24:12; Psa. 44:3; Deut. 20:4, and Exod. 23:27.
See here how the All-mighty disposer of events and of the destinies of all men, has declared that Jacob, or the Jews, should have the dominion, and that Esau, that is the Gentiles, should serve his brother Jacob, except during the present Esauic government of Daniel's four Gentile Christian monarchies, when he should break Jacob's, or the Jews' "Yoke (of Government) from off his neck." But this is only an exception, as it will be found when the whole time of Esau's dominion shall be compared with the time of Jacob's endless duration of the "Everlasting Age" promised to him (see Deut. 11:21) that has now almost commenced. How very careful, therefore, the Gentile Christians ought to be, not knowing the correct Chronology,* (as time has proved,) nor their limit, when the fullness of their dispensation, or the "fullness of the Gentiles be come in," Rom. 11:25. I say, how very careful should they be lest they be found trying to subvert God's Order, by having the ascendancy over Jacob, when their decreed term is expired, and thus be found having the dominion and ascendancy over Jacob, and hence Fighters against God. This they may do by endeavoring to extend their dominion, and trying to promote their Christian dispensation amongst the Jews, and this too at the very time God intends that Jacob's supremacy over the Gentiles should take place, by giving and "making with the House of Israel and with the House of Judah" the "new covenant" promised to be made with them, and not with Christians, (see Jer. 31:31,) by whom, and in whose fullness, the whole Gentile Christian world are yet to be blessed, (see Ibid. 12:16, and Gen. 22:18)--not the Jews in the Christians, as the silly missionaries foolishly imagine. In this consists the great snare to the Gentile World, and in supposing that their dispensation is to last forever. Even the Prophet Isaiah in 47:7, says, as this "Daughter of Babylon says," I shall be a LADY FOREVER, Rev. 18:7, and thus found "Boasting against the natural branches," and will most assuredly "BE CUT OFF," Rom. 11:18 and 22.
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