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Vayishlach "Ya'akov Then Sent" Genesis 32:4-36:43    
Published Mon Dec 19 2011    
  • Genesis 32:4 Ya'akov then sent messengers before him to
    his brother Esau to the land of Seir, to the field of Edom 5 He
    commanded them, saying, "You should say this to my Lord
    Esav: "Thus said your servant Ya'akov, I dwelt with Laban
    and delayed until now
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The epitome of the classic struggle between good and evil or more acuurately...between the lie and the truth.
After many years apart, Ya'akov the gifted and dedicated Torah Scholar returning to confront his evil brother Esav
who is Rome. Esav had previously sworn to kill Ya'akov (Gen 27:41). Ya'akov was very blessed, and was given
experiences were to develop his knowledge in HaShem. Knowing who and where HaShem is in the world is
another matter, and this requires Torah study. Physical fear is a natural human reaction and we all experience
butterflies and so forth when we are experiencing situations. He did not know what Esau was going to do but had
only to believe that HaShem would not guide him to a violent death after instructing him through intermediaries.
Ya'akov as we read, still made tactical plans in preparing for the meeting and so this surely is a good lesson..
preparation and organization of his people. Jacob's steps to protect those he loves and cares for, and also to
prepare for Esau's meeting, seem rational and logical. HaShem through his creation has demonstrated that he
is not a God that has direct involvement with our every step and word. The Laws of Nature were instituted at
creation, and provided we live within the Torah, even with evil in the world, we can improve our lives. Nerves and
fear and other feelings are HaShem's way of explaining to us or heightening our awareness that something is
going on. We need to stop, and deal with this logically and rationally. "In his image"...Thinking intelligent. Cool
under pressure which is what the scholar Jacob was. Or through good education and training we instinctively
react well, if quickness of thought and action is needed. The evil have no soul, they do not strong or hard
decisions but evil ones. They cannot feel and experience what Ya'akov in and guidance from above

  • 32:8 Ya'akov became very frightened and was distressed. He divided the people who were with him, the
    flocks, herds and camels, into two camps 9 He said, "If Esav comes to one camp and destroys it, the
    remaining camp will escape"

Did Ya'akov still lack faith and trust enough in HaShem to make instinctive decisions to defend and protect his
household if needs be. He had been told to go home by HaShem and was offered divine protection which he had
been getting all along. His relationship with the Ruach HaKodesh was growing, but is the Torah teaching that we
must step forward also still under the mantle of Torah and face up to the reality of the world in which we live.
Ya'akov in a state of anxiety about the situation does start to make preparations. He prays for deliverance and
guidance and recalls the revelation that was given him, pointing out he is now two camps. HaShem was with
him and although not asking for prayer, Ya'akov prays. Prayer may allow the individual comfort in times of stress
or discomfort but is not asked for by HaShem. Our daily walk in Torah study and observance is our daily bread
and prayer. Christians who worship and blabber about people as gods hold hands, close their eyes and sing
ring a ring a roses. Ya'akov was about to meet his arch enemy, an enemy that has remained the persecutor of
Biblical Israel throughout the age...Esau and Rome, the whore of Babylon (British Christians). Ya'akov
demonstrates that he is not acting out with HaShem, but ensuring that he has the blessing still. HaShem does
not redirect him,

  • Gen 32:10 And Ya'akov said, "O God of my father Avraham and God of my father Isaac, O LORD who said
    to me, 'Return to your country and to your kindred, that I may do you good,' 11 I am not worthy of the least
    of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, for with only
    my staff I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two camps. 12 Please deliver me from the hand of
    my brother, from the hand of Esav, for I fear him, that he may come and attack me, the mothers with the
    children. 13 But you said, 'I will surely do you good, and make your offspring as the sand of the sea, which
    cannot be numbered for multitude

Previously, Ha-Shem revealed the Divine forces at the encampment (32:1-3). Although the angel of death was
upon him, he was unflinching in doing HaShem's will. He was alone...but if one great light shines then others
will see it and walk with it. Ya'akov's fears come to the front as he dreams concerning them. He is confronted by
the angel of death when he readies for his meeting with Rome. The laws of nature and our perceptions and
feelings do indicate much that goes on around us

  • 32:24 And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. 25 When the
    man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of
    joint as he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, "Let me go, for the day has broken." But Jacob said, "I will
    not let you go unless you bless me." 27 And he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob."
    28 Then he said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God
    and with men, and have prevailed." 29 Then Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." But he said,
    "Why is it that you ask my name?" And there he blessed him. 30 So Jacob called the name of the place
    Peniel, saying, "For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered."
We have been blessed with intellect, and not wait as puppets throughout the age. Rather use our
inherent qualities and abilities under the cover of the Torah as Jacob was doing, and come to the
front. Jacob continues, with a humble and subservient approach to Esav and offers gifts

  • 33:3 He went before them and bowed down to the ground seven times until he reached his

Jacob's approach to Esau incredibly produced one of the most moving moments in scripture. Esau
became emotional and it is the most relevant point for us we see a flicker of how the
most wicked hearted are in the image of God, and it is them who chooses to be evil. The tyrant
Esau showed tears for his brother. Ultimately Esau had turned his heart to evil and Jacob new as

  • 33:4 Esau ran toward him, fell upon his neck, and kissed him; then they wept

Jacob although highly diplomatic in his approach, new that he could not trust Esau given his
previous oath and ongoing activities. When Esau offered to travel with Jacob, he declined the offer
preferring to remain as detached as possible.

  • 33:15 Esau said, "Let me now leave with you some of the men who are with me." But he
    said, "Why do this? Let me find mercy in the eyes of the Lord."

deals harshly with crimes against the person and also against HaShem. Dinah "went out" from her
house and amongst foreign or idolatrous people

  • Gen 34:1 Dinah, the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Ya'akov, went out to look
    about among the daughters of the land

Of course it is not excuse for people to treat her badly because she did not stay among her people.
Likewise Dinah could hardly be accused of bad behaviour for doing it. Did she act in any way
improper other than leaving her people to go to others regarding immoral or improper actions by
her. Even if she did to go out to lure or entrap men, there is still a responsibility on men to act
properly and morally and most definitely taking by force is not acceptable and against the spirit of
HaShem and the laws of nature

  • Gen 34:2 and Shekhem, the son of Hamor the Hivvite, the prince of the land, saw her, took
    her, lay with her and raped her

Ya'akov probably hoping that his command to return home would bring peace and tranquility after
all those years of tribulation regarding his own life thus far, was now showing to be something
else. Unknown to him, his two sons and brothers of Dinah Simeon and Levi took justice into their
hands by planning to kill all those responsible for an evil crime. They did not just kill Shekhem the
prince, but every male in the city and completely plundered it. Nations and peoples are responsible
for its governments and leaders. If they are wicked then the people support the wicked. If the guilt
are protected and left alone for having done and evil crime then those responsible for inaction are
to blame also. And so all are to blame as if they had committed the actual act. The women were
spared so might conclude that it was considered that they to had been the subject of enslavement
and abuse (Gen 34:25-29). Ya'akov was concerned that they had done this and thought that
haShem would punish them for it. They were not however. The final word on the matter came the
justification from Shimeon and Levi when confronted by Ya'akov

  • Gen 34:31 and they said "Shall he, then, treat our sister like a harlot"

Ya'akov through the laws of nature is instructed by HaShem to move to Beth El and set up a Torah
school. His new household likewise have idols to get rid of after the oppression that they had lived
under. Adornments and false gods come with an array of unnecessary accoutrements. Following
HaShem means Torah observance and this is how you find and understand him; meeting on the
Mo'eds and other precepts written by Moshe for us to be guided by

  • Gen 35:4 They gave Ya'akov all the foreign gods that were in their hands, and the rings that
    were in their ears, and Ya'akov buried them beneath the oak tree which is near Shekhem

Ya'akov becomes Yisrael: Through much hardship and Torah study, Ya'akov comes of age and is
given a new name "Yisrael" Gen 35:10.

Benjamin Born Rachel Dies: Rachel dies at the point of delivering the youngest of the sons
Benjamin (Gen 35:16-21)

Yitzak Dies: At the age of 180 years Yitzak dies Gen 35:28

Ya'akov wrestled with his nemesis the angel of death the protector of his evil brother Esav and
Rome. So must we stand firm to the Torah against Goliath in this world...the western anti semetic
powers of evil and Christianity. Ya'akov was injured because he fought with Rome and stepped up
to the mantle.  He wanted the blessings of  HaShem and of Torah. Although we read of the war
against immorality, idolatry and all things that are not for the Torah, HaShem uses his laws of
nature to support and encourage and indeed save his people from the evil one. Ya'akov displayed
faith and trust as did his fathers but his calling was an even greater display of Torah scholarship
and understanding. Esav seemed to like his father Isaac and wanted to please him but the truth
lies in Torah and seeking HaShem. As Ya'akov was injured fighting for the truth and the blessing
we understand that this Holy war that rages is the most perverse and brutal. Yisrael will prevail in
the end and as the Edomites will be destroyed in the end of days we may be the people of
HaShem in those days who are living and standing for that same truth that Ya'akov did. Today as
we speak in 2012, Edom in Britain is making war against the Torah and House of Yisrael (Ya'akov)
and pretending that it is G-d Almighty....the Illuminati and Zionist Christianity and this Satanic
deception is positioned at Buckingham Palace

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