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To: chuckles
This was revealed to Rebekah while they were in the womb and she followed the desires of God. Jacob did NOT steal his blessing.

God informed her of the fact of Jacob's blessing without also revealing the method He would use to accomplish it. Rebekah was presumptuous in deceiving Isaac--God never commanded her deceptive assistance.

6 posted on 05/26/2024 3:31:01 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 ("The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed." Romans 8:19)
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To: Hebrews 11:6
I agree, but it showed she was convinced she had to be the one to make God's will happen. This happened before when Sarah gave Hagar to Abraham as concubine because she couldn't give Abraham a son. Ishmael was born from the Law, not promise. Sarah wanted God's prophesy to come true and thought she could control the circumstances. Rebekah knew Jacob would be the child of promise, but the Law required the first born to get the inheritance, so she put her thumb on the scale.

This happened again when Judah got Tamar pregnant to keep a Gentile out of the line to David. Read Gen 38 for the whole story and how complicated it was to get Tamar pregnant with a Jewish child including killing Judah's Gentile children t make Judah available for Tamar.

This should be a lesson when we are convinced that God is hamstrung to get His will accomplished. God is always in control even when we can't see it. Maybe Rebekah was the tool God used to get Jacob blessed, but even if Rebekah died or was somehow prevented from interference, God would have placed Jacob over Esau somehow.

7 posted on 05/28/2024 10:15:43 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Hebrews 11:6
My personal testimony goes along this same line. My Mother in law had a terminal case of aplastic anemia. The doctors all agreed she would die and there was no cure. 2 years later she went home to live another 10-12 years before dying from heart disease.

At the time, I believed in science and the doctors. My wife prayed for her before a hip operation and she was cured immediately and never had aplastic anemia again. God is in control and will do what He wants no matter what the circumstances. I was born again after watching a simple prayer to receive one stem of Jesus's bone marrow cure my mother in law.

The reason we know what will happen in prophesy is because God will do whatever it takes to make it happen. We are constantly trying to substitute what we think believing it must be explainable in carnal terms. We always seem to be confused into thinking things must follow natural rules when God is supernatural and acts so when needed.

8 posted on 05/28/2024 10:42:49 AM PDT by chuckles
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