Western Civilization & Colonialism In Prophecy | Genesis 28
09/04/19 02:15 PM Genesis
In this chapter God is going to give Jacob a blessing and prophecy that his descendants would grow into a multitude of people forming what we call today - Western Civilization. This chapter is so timely because despite the blessings that Christianity brought to the world we are now being told that Western Civilization and colonialism was nothing but evil white supremacism.
There could be nothing further from the truth and it’s time we stop apologizing for God’s Word and the work He has given to our people to bring the light of the Gospel to the West, East, North, and South.
Let’s get into the Word:
MIXED MARRIAGESGenesis 28:1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
Why not? What’s wrong with Jacob marrying the “daughters of Canaan”?
Well, the daughters of Canaan were pagans. Had Jacob married a pagan then the blessings and the birthright given to Abraham would have been a total waste. Abraham’s seed was to become a blessing to the other nations of the world and that couldn’t happen by interbreeding with them. That would only end up breeding more pagans.
God would later repeat this same warning to Jacob’s descendants in Deuteronomy 7:1-6
“When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them: Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly. But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire. For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.”
Today the world calls this Racism. But I don’t care what Satan calls it, I only care about what God says about it. He has chosen us as His people and we must protect our birthright and blessings. If we allow Western Christian Civilization to keep turning into a multicultural melting pot of false gods and gross immorality we are going to find ourselves trapped in the middle of the kingdom of the Antichrist.
Genesis 28:2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.
Jacob was commanded to marry a woman of his same race. Still a good idea to this day.
BLESSING OF ABRAHAM TRANSFEREDGenesis 28:3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
Note the condition of this blessing is that Jacob must first find the proper wife and not intermix with the pagan peoples before he could receive the blessings of having many descendants.
Think about it, our separatist forefathers who built this nation were fruitful and prosperous. They started out as just a few small Christian settlements that later grew into a multitude of states making a Great Nation such as the world has never seen.
Genesis 28:4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
Now the word “seed” means race. In other words, this blessing was to follow a specific race of people, the Israelites. Today, any talk like this is labeled as “racism” or “White Supremacy”.
Nevertheless, I’m not going to let that stop me from preaching the truth of God’s Word. I won’t apologize for it either. Our so-called racist forefathers were doing something right to cause them to be so blessed by God.
I mean the parallels between Jacob and American pilgrims here are astounding. Both were settlers in a land not inherited yet. Both remained a separate and holy people, and both would later grow into a great multitude and conquer the land that was promised to them. Jacob’s descendants would conquer the land of Canaan and then later on the American pilgrims would conquer what is known today as the United States of America.
Genesis 28:5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
Genesis 28:6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;
Genesis 28:7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram;
Notice, no anger on Isaac’s part for what Jacob and Rebekah had just done to him in tricking him to bless Jacob instead of Esau. I assume Isaac was relieved and was happy that they stepped in and did what they could to stop him from blessing Esau. No doubt he now realizes what a terrible tragedy that would have been.
Genesis 28:8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;
Genesis 28:9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
It’s a little too late for Esau. But he still tries to fix his mistake by marrying a daughter of Ishmael? Ishmael was the un-chosen son that mocked his half-brother Isaac and was banished from the family with his mother years ago. I don’t know how he thought this was going to fix everything for him. Sure, this would be better than marrying a Canaanite woman, but still nevertheless seems like a pathetic attempt to once again please his father.
THE LADDER THAT REACHED TO HEAVENGenesis 28:10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
Genesis 28:11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
Genesis 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Wow! This must have been an amazing sight to behold. Angels going back and forth from heaven to earth on a ladder? I tell you what, this lets us know that heaven and earth are a lot closer to each other than we think. Angels are busy doing things on earth that we don’t see. In the book of Revelation we see angels do things in heaven that directly affect what is happening on earth. Daniel 4:3 talks about angels on earth called the watchers.
In John 1:51 Jesus said, “Hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”
In Matthew 18:10 Jesus also said, “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” Very interesting stuff.
PROPHECY OF WESTERN CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATIONGenesis 28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
Genesis 28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
If you want to properly understand history then you need to understand what this verse is saying. This is looking past Israel’s settlement in the land of Canaan into some future time. It’s a prophetic statement about the Israelites spreading abroad throughout the world as the dust of the earth, to the west, east, north, and south and doing something to bless the entire world.
When did this happen? And what people like this have been a blessing unto the world?
Well, 2,000 years of Western Christian civilization shows that God chose a special race of people (1 Pet. 2:9) to proclaim this truth to the nations. This prophecy can fit no other race other than the White European Christians. These are the people who published the Gospel to the world through printing presses and missionaries. These are the people who colonized much of the 3rd World bringing with them the blessings of advancements in technology, medicine, agriculture, industry, and government. Sure, there were times they weren’t perfect. I’m sure bad leaders rose up at times and abused the people they were supposed to be helping. But overall, they were a great blessing to the nations they went helping lift them out of the darkness of paganism and destructive ways of living.
Author of the website CultureWatch explains this well by saying:
“Western civilisation does not always equal biblical Christianity obviously. However, often the best of the West coincided with the best of biblical Christianity. Many of the great social goods of Western civilisation were in fact the direct outgrowth of the Christian faith. Indeed, much good was done when Christianity and Western civilisation were imported into other cultures. Much of the good we enjoy in western culture is the direct result of Christian influence.” -Bill Muehlenberg
But now we are supposed to think that all of what they did was nothing but evil white supremacy. How dare these people think that their culture and way of life was superior to the native pagan cultures. We must now reverse everything they did and the White Man must pay reparations for all of their evil atrocities. They should have just left these people alone! They act as though these people were living in the Garden of Eden before we came.
And many of our people fall for this lie.
Now instead of having a blessed impact on other nations by spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and making disciples of all nations, we wallow in white guilt and allow non-Christian peoples from the third world to flood our countries bringing with them the doctrines of devils and demons that our ancestors fought so gallantly against. Instead of advancing the Kingdom of God we now bow to the kingdom of the Antichrist under the guise of multi-culturalism, diversity, and progress.
There is nothing progressive about this. It is a regression back into the same darkness that we were called to shed the light upon.
Genesis 28:15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
God will not leave us. His plan for his people will be fulfilled. Would Jacob go through trials? Of course. But eventually his seed would inherit the land of Canaan, as promised, after being slaves in Egypt for a couple hundred years and spending 40 years in the Wilderness.
What are the odds?
When the Israelites went into Egypt it would have been tempting to say, “But God you promised us the land of Canaan? But now we are slaves in Egypt. Did you forsake us?”
While we are here, I want to talk about something. Throughout the decades the liberal church has robbed us of our national calling. The birthrights, promises, and blessings given to Abraham that we’ve been talking about for a number of chapters in Genesis had to do with a special nation, not just a church within a nation. Big difference. Just as Israel of old had priests that were supposed to guide the nation spiritually, the political leaders were called to protect the culture by law and force if necessary. The kingdom of God isn’t just the church. It is a multifaceted thing. Just look at Satan’s Kingdom described in Revelation 12 and 13. It isn’t just a false church either. It is the combination of the Dragon (false god), Beast (political government), and the False Prophet (Religious system). All three of those components make up the Satan’s kingdom.
In Revelation 12 we see a sign in heaven depicting the nation of Israel, all 12 Tribes. But only a remnant within that nation made up the church.
Genesis 28:16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
What did he mean by that? Was this a special geographical location? Why did he receive this special dream here?
Genesis 28:17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
The gate of heaven. Jacob actually saw a portal between heaven and earth. If he didn’t already believe in heaven, he sure does now.
Genesis 28:18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
Many people believe that this stone became the coronation stone that the kings of England are coronated on. I think that is interesting, especially since the European peoples became the birthright holders of the blessings of Abraham to be a blessing to the world through colonization and spreading of Christianity. Perhaps another witness to the idea that what we call White Europeans are actually none other than the biological descendants of Jacob/Israel.
Genesis 28:19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
Bethel means “house of God” Among the cities of Israel Bethel was second only to Jerusalem in the number of times it was mentioned. Later on Bethel became a corrupt city famous for idolatrous sacrifice (1 Kings 13:32, Hosea 10:15, Amos 4:4).
JACOB’S MAKES A VOW TO GOD
Genesis 28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
Genesis 28:21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
Interesting, Jacob put a condition on this, “then” shall the LORD be my God. Wouldn’t it had been better for Jacob to not put any condition on this and simply say
Genesis 28:22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
Today we often hear of the word “tithe” meaning tenth. This is where it comes from. Abraham also gave a tenth of all he had to Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God after returning from a victory in war (Hebrews 7:2).
If you are a part of a good Bible teaching ministry then it is your duty to support it. If not you, then no one will.
CONCLUSION:We saw in this chapter the transference of the blessings that were promised to Abraham and his seed. This family, or race of people were given the promise of growing into a great nation that would use their power and influence around the world as a blessing to other nations. To bring the Gospel and modern civilization to their backwards pagan cultures.
We should not apologize for this divine national calling. I know, Satan is trying to scare us away from our God given destiny by calling us racist, white supremacist, and evil Christian nationalists. But who cares?
Now this isn’t to say that there aren’t real racist people. There are people who think that people of color cannot be saved by the Gospel. But they are such a small minority of ignorant people who know very little if anything about the Bible. We want nothing to do with those people. We are a chosen to help lift other nations out of the darkness of ignorance not shove them deeper into it.
Be a Christian Overcomer!
In His Service,
Pastor Ben Heath