A filler between programs on official PA TV taught Palestinian viewers that the most holy site for Jews – the Western Wall – belongs only to Muslims. Referring to the wall with its Muslim name, the Al-Buraq Wall, PA TV explained that it is an Islamic waqf – an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law, and therefore Jews have no rights to it.
Opinion: The previous US president would have agreed. The progressive left in the US and EU act like they agree, and the UN will give it a standing ovation.
God raised up a prophet named Malachi who prophesied that in the last days the sons and daughters of Edom would return to reclaim that birthright.
“Even though Edom has said,
“We have been impoverished,
But we will return and build the desolate places” Malachi 1:4 NIV
God has a different plan:
“They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the Lord. 5 You will see it with your own eyes and say, ‘Great is the Lord—even beyond the borders of Israel!’ Malachi 1:5 NIV
From the beginning Isaiah 46:10:
- Genesis 25:23 Rebekah, Isaac’s wife is told by the Lord that two nations are in her womb and the older twin would serve the younger
- Genesis 25:24 The larger twin almost killed the younger twin with his heel
- Genesis 25:25 The boys grew, Esau was a hunter favored by his father and Jacob was a homebody favored by his mother
- Genesis 25:29-24 Esau sells his blessing for a bowl of soup and the bitterness of that loss has passed through the generations
In Genesis 27 two blessings are given. The first to Jacob, who with his mother’s help, unnecessarily tricked Isaac into giving the oldest son’s blessing to the younger.
“May God give you heaven’s dew
and earth’s richness—
an abundance of grain and new wine.
29 May nations serve you
and peoples bow down to you.
Be lord over your brothers,
and may the sons of your mother bow down to you.
May those who curse you be cursed
and those who bless you be blessed.” Genesis 27:28-29 NIV
Upon hearing that the blessing was given, Esau in anguish, asked for another. Like the offering of Cain, the blessing was far less:
“Your dwelling will be
away from the earth’s richness,
away from the dew of heaven above.
40 You will live by the sword
and you will serve your brother.
But when you grow restless,
you will throw his yoke
from off your neck.” Genesis 27:39-40 NIV
In a fit of rage over the loss of the promised land, Esau vows to kill Jacob (Genesis 27:41). His offspring are still trying.