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THE BIRTHRIGHT NATIONS


 

In the bible there is a lot said about the firstborn or the birthright, letís look at who they were given to and what happened to these people.

 

Godís plan for the firstborn has been changed due to Satan intervening and trying to change or ruin Godís plans.  Satan has tried to get the birthright promises to those he wanted instead of those who God chose.

 

Letís look at Ishmael and Isaac.

 

God told Abram that he would have his own children and they would eventually be uncountable like the stars.

 

Gen 15:4  And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir."

Gen 15:5  Then He brought him outside and said, "Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them." And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be."

 

Years went by after Abram was given this promise, but still Sarai had not conceived.  Their ages were also a concern for them.  They could not see any other way for Abram to have an heir other than to go to the handmaid Hagar.

 

Sarai told Abram to have a child through Hagar.  Even though we can understand the thinking of Abram and Sarai regarding their ages, it was still not the right decision to go to Hagar.  This decision was probably influenced by Satan, in his attempt to ruin Godís plan regarding the firstborn birthright.  Abram and Sarai should have waited on God rather than try to take matters into their own hands.

 

Gen 16:1  Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar.

Gen 16:2  So Sarai said to Abram, "See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her." And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.

 

Gen 16:15  So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram named his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

Gen 16:16  Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

 

Thirteen years after the birth of Ishmael, Abraham was 99 years old, God spoke to him.

 

Gen 17:7  And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.

 

Sarah was promised a child at this time.

 

Gen 17:15  Then God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

Gen 17:16  And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her."

 

Abraham doubted that Sarah would conceive.

 

Gen 17:17  Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?"

 

Abraham asked if the blessing could come through Ishmael.

 

Gen 17:18  And Abraham said to God, "Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!"

 

God told Abraham that the blessing would come through Isaac and Isaac only even though he was not the firstborn of Abraham.

 

Gen 17:19  Then God said: "No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him.

 

Ishmael was blessed because he was a son of Abraham and also Abraham asked God if he could be blessed.

 

Gen 17:20  And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

 

God told Abraham that the covenant was to be established with, Isaac even though he was not the firstborn, Ishmael did not receive the birthright promises.

 

Gen 17:21  But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year."

 

God did not acknowledge Ishmael as being Abrahamís son, notice the following.

 

Gen 22:2  Then He said, "Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you."

 

Heb 11:17  By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

 

Even though Ishmael was the firstborn, God did not acknowledge him at all as being even a son of Abraham, and told Abraham that the covenant was to go through Isaac.

 

Even though Satan tried to get the promises to go to Ishmael by going through Hagar instead of Sarah, this attempt was foiled by God, and God gave the promises to Isaac.

 

Now to Jacob

 

Esau and Jacob were twins, but Esau was born first and had the birthright.

 

However he did not value it, and was happy to sell it to his brother Jacob for a single meal.

 

Gen 25:31  But Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright as of this day."

Gen 25:32  And Esau said, "Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?"

Gen 25:33  Then Jacob said, "Swear to me as of this day." So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.

 

Esau even despised his birthright.

 

Gen 25:34  And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

 

God took a dim view of the attitude of Esau when he sold his birthright.

 

Heb 12:16  lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.

 

Jacob did get the best blessing from Isaac but this came about by deceit.

 

Gen 27:18  So he went to his father and said, "My father." And he said, "Here I am. Who are you, my son?"

Gen 27:19  Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn; I have done just as you told me; please arise, sit and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me."

 

Jacob should have waited and let God sort out the blessings, because Esau was always going to serve Jacob, this was determined before they were born.

 

Rom 9:11  (for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls),

Rom 9:12  it was said to her, "THE OLDER SHALL SERVE THE YOUNGER."

Rom 9:13  As it is written, "JACOB I HAVE LOVED, BUT ESAU I HAVE HATED."

 

Joseph


Now to the 12 tribes of Israel.  Jacob had 12 sons, the firstborn was Reuben.

 

Gen 35:23  the sons of Leah were Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun;

 

However due to the fact that Reuben slept with his fatherís concubine, the birthright went down through Joseph.

 

Gen 35:22  And it happened, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine; and Israel heard about it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

 

All Josephís brothers hated him.

 

Gen 37:4  But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peaceably to him.

 

They wanted to kill him.

 

Gen 37:18  Now when they saw him afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him.

 

Neither Judah nor Reuben wanted to kill Joseph.

 

Gen 37:26  So Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is there if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?

 

God had a plan for Joseph and he was sold and taken to Egypt.

 

The following scripture shows clearly that the blessings went down through Joseph.

 

Gen 49:26  The blessings of your father Have excelled the blessings of my ancestors, Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. They shall be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.

 

Ephraim and Manasseh


Manasseh was the firstborn of Joseph.


Gen 41:50  And to Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him.

Gen 41:51  Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: "For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father's house."

 

Jacob adopted Ephraim and Manasseh.

 

Gen 48:5  And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

 

Joseph brought his two sons to Jacob to receive their blessings.

 

Gen 48:1  Now it came to pass after these things that Joseph was told, "Indeed your father is sick"; and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

Gen 48:2  And Jacob was told, "Look, your son Joseph is coming to you"; and Israel strengthened himself and sat up on the bed.

 

Ephraim received the best blessing even though he was not the first born.

 

Gen 48:18  And Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head."

Gen 48:19  But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations."

 

The reason Ephraim was greater than Manasseh, was because Manasseh was a waring nation and split into two tribes, which included Gilead.

 

Deu 3:13  The rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I gave to half the tribe of Manasseh. (All the region of Argob, with all Bashan, was called the land of the giants.

 

Manasseh was divided into two tribes.

 

Num 34:14  For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to the house of their fathers, have received their inheritance; and the half-tribe of Manasseh has received its inheritance.

 

Machir is the son of Manasseh, and has a lot to do with the half tribe.

 

Gen 50:23  Joseph saw Ephraim's children to the third generation. The children of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were also brought up on Joseph's knees.

 

Gilead is the son of Machir, and they grew into a family known as Gileadites.

 

Num 26:29  The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites; and Machir begot Gilead; of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites.

 

Manassehites are men of war.

 

Jos 17:1  There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph: namely for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, because he was a man of war; therefore he was given Gilead and Bashan.

 

Machir was not pure Israelite.

 

1Ch 7:14  The descendants of Manasseh: his Syrian concubine bore him Machir the father of Gilead, the father of Asriel.

 

Gilead is separated from Manasseh, but is still the half tribe of Manasseh, and is still loved by God.

 

Psa 60:7  Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet for My head; Judah is My lawgiver.

 

Jair is a Manassehite, and is from the half tribe known as the Gileadites.

 

Num 32:41  Also Jair the son of Manasseh went and took its small towns, and called them Havoth Jair.

 

Jdg 10:3  After him arose Jair, a Gileadite; and he judged Israel twenty-two years.

 

It seems quite probable that America is only the half tribe of Manasseh, and the other half, known as the Gileadites, are still separated to this very day.  Their genealogy is given from Manasseh to Machir to Gilead to Jair.  The Gileadites are men of war.

 

The reason that they lost the birthright may well be, because God knew that they would fight each other.

 

The ĎJair mení of years ago could well be the German {Jairman} of today.  Is this the reason that God transferred the firstborn status from Manasseh to Ephraim?

 

Gen 48:14  Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn.

 

Jer 31:9  They shall come with weeping, And with supplications I will lead them. I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters, In a straight way in which they shall not stumble; For I am a Father to Israel, And Ephraim is My firstborn.

 

Some Germans call themselves Jair men [according to the internet] Germans have always been part of the colonization of Great Britain, Australia, and America.

Germans have fought latter day Joseph in the world wars, trying to get the riches of the covenant, which was taken from them at the blessing.

 

Ishmael and Esau are fighting and plotting to this very day, to get their hands on the birthright promise.  It seems very likely that the half tribe of Manasseh {Gileadites} still want the firstborn status, as they have fought Great Britain in two world wars, to try and gain prominence over that country.  The half tribe, known as America, have never aspired for greater status than Great Britain.  America has fought Britain for independence only.  Germany has fought Britain to try and gain prominence over them.

 

Germany had been instrumental in the colonization of America and Australia.  Ach Tung is on signposts in Dan {Ireland}.  Normal Germans did not hate Great Britain in the wars.  The Nazis were the ones full of hate and cruelty.

 

This article is not proof positive, but there has to be some reason why God took the firstborn status from Manasseh.

 

It is most probable that Russia is Assur [both sound the same, and Russians are white, as the Assyrians are.]