- Category: Prophecy
- Published on Wednesday, 15 August 2007 18:00
"Jacob's Trouble" may have more to do with Y-O-U than you may suppose, or more than what you've been taught. If you're a protestant Christian, you've likely been taught that you're going to be "raptured" out of here before "Jacob's Trouble" even begins. Christian and Jewish teachers are missing a huge part of the equation. See Seven-Eights of the Bible Misunderstood.
Well, where does the idea of Jacob's Trouble come from?
"Oh! For great is that day, there is none like it. And it is the time of Jacob's Trouble, but he shall be saved out of it."
Many people don't read the previous six verses or they have no historical context to make sense of some of the details. The House of Judah (Jew-dah) may have been the primary receipent of Jeremiah's prophetic mission, but still had the exiled Northern Kingdom (Lost Ten Tribes) on His mind and illustrated that fact by referencing them via Jeremiah's mouth on numerous occasions (see Who are the Joes?). Look how both Kingdoms are mentioned below:
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from , saying,
2 “Thus spoke Elohim of Israel, saying, ‘Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you.
3 ‘For look, the days are coming,’ declares , ‘when I shall turn back the captivity of My people Israel and Judah declares , ‘and I shall bring them back to the land that I gave to their fathers, and let them possess it.’ ”
4 And these are the words spoke concerning Israel and Judah.
5 “For this is what said, ‘We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
6 ‘Ask now, and see if a man is giving birth. Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins like a woman in labour, and all faces turned pale?
Jeremiah lived during the time of Judah's captivity, but saw well into the future, far beyond Judah's return from Babylonian Captivity in 537 BCE. And clearly, Ephraim's "multitude of nations" (Genesis 48:19), NOT JUST THE JEWS, will feel Jacob's labor pains. And many, if not most of those nations, are unsuspecting "Christian" nations. Some are even non-Arab Muslim countries, like Kashmir, Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan. And many of them, when the Trouble becomes too great, will fall prey to the False Son of David, the false-messiah.
7 ‘Oh! For great is that day, there is none like it. And it is the time of Jacob's Trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
8 ‘And it shall be in that day,’ declares of hosts, ‘that I break his yoke from your neck, and tear off your bonds, and foreigners no more enslave them.
9 ‘And they shall serve their Elohim and David their sovereign, whom I raise up for them.
10 ‘And you, do not fear, O Jacob My servant,’ declares , ‘nor be discouraged, O Israel. For look, I am saving you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity. And Jacob shall return, and have rest and be at ease, with no one to trouble him.
11 ‘For I am with you,’ declares , ‘to save you. Though I make a complete end of all nations (goyim) where I have scattered you, yet I do not make a complete end of you. But I shall reprove you in judgment, and by no means leave you unpunished.’
Ahhh YES. The "nations". This is indeed a great mystery (see The Mystery of the Gentiles and Are you a "GENTILE"?). The Hebrew word "Goyim" (transliterated here) is usually translated as "nations" and sometimes as "gentiles" in English bible translations. My question is: Are these nations in Jeremiah 30:11 destroyed politically, yet sparing many of the citizens themselves? It would seem so. It would seem brings them to an end without completely destroying the people themselves (Ephraim's scattered and numerous descendants), although they are clearly punished corporately and deserving of it. Yet, the False Prophets of Ephraim are telling him he is going to be "okay" and "don't worry, things will continue as they always have been". But the true Prophets of Old indicated only a "Remnant" would be saved/delivered. Ephraim will not be excluded from Jacob's Trouble. See The Re-Gathering and Preservation of Israel.
Some will say Jeremiah's prophecy above was meant for the people of the 5th Century BCE. And they may say it is another proof that Israel and Judah have already re-united in antiquity. But if that is so, if that is the reality, why did Jeremiah's prophecy mention "David's" future rule? At that time, King David had been dead for 500 years. Did David come out of the grave and rule in the 5th Century BCE? Or was it a figurative mention of the future Anointed (Messiah/Mashiach), the Son of David?
If you're banking on escaping "Jacob's Trouble", you better first find out for certain who your ancient ancestors were or who you're a "companion" to (see Ezekiel 37:16). It would be prudent to make sure they aren't Israelite of accounted for as "Israelite" in the mind of the "Hunters" (Jeremiah 16:16). Whether you believe it or not, Jacob's Trouble is coming like a freight train. The train will be just and unsympathetic to the moaning of ignorance-pleading. And it isn't going to strike the House of Jew-dah alone.
11 ‘For I am with you,’ declares , ‘to save you. Though I make a complete end of all nations where I have scattered you, yet I do not make a complete end of you. But I shall reprove you in judgment, and by no means leave you unpunished.’
Punished? Punished for what?
How about 2700 years of idolatry and abomination? How about the relatively recent murder of hundreds of millions of unborn children? How about the beacon of torahlessness, wickedness, and selfishness portrayed to the entire world, abominations we've flaunted before the face of ?
Oh yes. Make no mistake, we will feel our Creator's hand of punishment, but He promised NOT to utterly destroy us, even though we certainly deserve it.
With love and tears,
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