The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. I have loved you, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the Lord: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.(Malachi 1:1-3)
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.(Genesis 12:3)
In the first book of the Bible, there is an account of a very special, and even miraculous family. The story comes after the account in which every nation on earth united in defecting from the Creator, at the Tower of Babel. All nations went their own way, therefore God would create a new nation.
If I was going to create a new nation I would enlist a virile young, healthy couple as a starter and bid them “Be fruitful and multiply”. But God is not a man, He does things differently. He found an aged, idolatrous barren couple in the region we call Iraq today, and promised that they would have children and that one of their children would bless “every family on earth”.
Furthermore God set forth a foreign policy for every other nation on earth, in the 12th chapter of the first book of the Bible, when he told Abraham, “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you…”. I can’t think of France’s seeming current dilemma without considering this ancient but fully verified prophecy.
Abraham had a son Isaac, and he and his wife also had trouble conceiving, but God intervened and Rebecca conceived twins. The pregnancy was a troubled one, so Rebecca sought the LORD, and received the following prophecy;
And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the Lord.And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.(Genesis 25:22-23)
Jacob and Esau, the two struggling babies represented two nations, two completely different manner of people, constantly struggling between themselves, but destined to engulf the entire world into their struggle at the end of time, leading to a period called “the time of Jacob’s trouble”, and forcing the nations to choose one side or another. Neutrality is impossible.
Esau would become, along with Ishmael, the Muslim world, for the modern Arab nations are descendants of Ishmael and Esau. Islam, the religion which developed out of that world, takes up the grievance of both Ishmael and Esau against Esau’s twin, Jacob. The wider Muslim world, consist of the spiritual progeny of these figures, and have an affinity to them, taking up their hatred against Israel.
When Israel was uprooted out of her land and scattered across the World as Moses warned her she would be, for her apostasy, The European continent along with Russia,and the Ukraine became the primary places where Israel would uneasily settle in her long night. In spite of pograms and persecutions, which culminated in the Holocaust of the 1940’s, many Jews remained in Russia, France, England, Belgium, Poland, and have recently been trickling back into Germany.
Europe has always had Jacob living among here, and has always vigorously resisted Esau, turning him back through Charles Martel, Jan Sobieski, and the Battle of Lepanto. It took Spain 700 years to drive Esau out of her borders, but she did in 1492.
But it has become increasingly obvious that France and Germany and the rest of the European nations, do not want Jacob to live among them. Therefore as part of the Judgment of God, they have to have Esau.
Vichy France collaborated in the Holocaust, deporting tens of thousands of Jews to die in Germany’s Nazi death camps. France did recognize Israel in 1948 and about a quarter of a million Sephardic Jews migrated to France in the years that followed. As recently as 2012,France was home to 600,000 Jews.
After the 1967 Six Day War, Charles Degaulle made it a French priority to court the Arab world, building strong ties with it, increasing trade and offsetting the power of the United States and of Russia in the then bi polar World of the Cold War. The Egyptian Jewish author and scholar, Bat Yeor has written extensively about the numerous Franco and Euro Arabian trade treaties which almost always provided for Arab immigration into France, and even cultural exchanges which allowed Arab (Muslim) input into French education for children.
As Arab and North African immigration increased in France so also did Anti-Semitism, although there has always been a deep undercurrent of it among French cultural elites.
Muslims greatly outnumber Jews in France, and Esau is expressing his violent jealousy of Jacob every chance he can. In 2006 a Muslim gang led by an African Muslim kidnapped a French student, Ilam Halimi, and tortured him to death over a period of two weeks. In 2012 in Tolouse an French Algerian slaughtered three Jewish children and an adult in an attack on a Jewish school. In 2015 a Kosher Supermarket in Porte de Vincennes, in eastern Paris was attacked by Muslims with machine guns.
These are just a thumbnail sketch of the incidences piling up in France, of AntiSemitism. Jews make just one percent of the French population, but 51 percent of all reported violent hate crimes are committed against them, leading more than one French jew to say, “It feels like 1938 again.”
One of the ironies of this recent election was that Marine La Pen seemed to really “get it”, i.e. the Islamic threat to France’s existence. Esau is dangerous and needs to be contained. But she is the daughter of Jean Marie laPen, a known AntiSemite and represents a party which was once known for holocaust denial and AntiSemitism.
Of course France is not alone, there is antisemitic cloud gathering all over Europe again, and a corresponding increase in the hordes of Esau’s permitted to enter into the formerly Christianized continent, bringing with them their ancient hatreds, wars, rivalries, and barbaric practices, such as Female Genital mutilation, Honor Killing, and the wanton disrespect of women which always accompanies Islam.
One European thinker has been quoted as saying, “Alas, we didn’t want the six million Jews, now we have to endure twenty million or more Muslims!”.
Esau did not receive the Blessing of the firstborn that he thought was his, God had chosen Jacob instead. But Esau did receive a prophecy, from Isaac, which seems to be clearest in the New American Standard Bible,
Behold, away from the fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling,
And away from the dew of heaven from above.
“By your sword you shall live,
And your brother you shall serve;
But it shall come about when you become restless,
That you will [u]break his yoke from your neck.”(Genesis 27:39-40)
Esau has become restive and is throwing off the Judeo Christian Yoke, in preparation for the final battles.
Could France’s immigration problem and he failure to elect anyone capable of addressing it, be a modern manifestation of the ancient blessing of Abraham? “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you…”.
Pray that France repent., turn to God, and return to a genuine form of Christianity!