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The Pit Before the Palace Part IV – The Cover-up!!

Hey Neighbor! 

-For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters. For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me (Job 3:24)

Jacob’s 10 sons had just human trafficked their little brother, Joseph into a life of slavery!!

How could they possibly go home to their father, Jacob without returning with his beloved son, Joseph??

Well once again, Jacob’s wicked sons conspired together, and concocted their ‘cover-up.’

They decided to send forth Joseph’s tattered coat, dipped in the blood of a ‘kid’ or baby goat, to their father – asking Jacob to confirm whether or not the coat was that of Joseph’s.

Now- Of course these boys knew this coat- they knew it so well, that they could have identified it while wearing a blind fold!!

You see, they had gone back home, deceptively pretending that they had not even set eyes on Joseph- at all!! 

And as they were approaching home, it just so happened that they had found what  ‘may or may not’ be Joseph’s colorful coat along the roadside. 

They callously left it up to Jacob to make the tragic assumptions, after having confirmed the remains of his son’s coat. 

Yes!! Jacob filled with dread and fear, after seeing the blood soaked coat, did assume and confirm the worst.

As a parent myself, I believe this was confirmation of Jacob’s worst fear- that he would have to bury one of his children!! Sadly, there were no bodily remains to bury, only the torn and tattered coat. 

Jacob perceived that his son Joseph had been violently slain and torn to pieces by some ferocious animal, and now Jacob’s heart was torn to pieces as well. 

-And all his sons and daughters attempted to console him, but he refused to be comforted and said, I will go down to Sheol (the place of the dead) to my son mourning. And his father wept for him. (Genesis 37:35)

Scripture says that Jacob refused to be comforted by his sons and his daughters. I would imagine that he accepted no comfort from amongst his wives either.

As Jacob began to mourn the loss of his young son, he fell into a prolonged state of depression and despair. He would not wash his face, nor would he anoint his head with oil.

How could Jacob’s sons bear to see their father this way


How could they continue on with this charade and live out this lie for 15 years, never bowing down to confess how cruel they were to Joseph, nor admitting to their father the truth about Joseph’s potential whereabouts. 

Even Shechem, who was not a ‘son’ of The Promise had repented from his cruel treatment of Dinah and confessed his sin to his own father Hamor and also to Jacob- begging for grace and favor! 

But not Jacob’s wicked sons!! 

They had bequeathed no mercy to Shechem, Joseph, nor to their father in his time of mourning. 

They had made a pact amongst themselves to take their truth to the grave. Their never ending  ‘cover up’ was liken to a window of hope, violently shut before Jacob’s eyes. 

If only they had repented and revealed the truth that Joseph was still alive, then Jacob could have held on to a scrap of hope that one day his longing eyes would once again see his son’s beautiful face.

But No!! 

Jacobs’s sons were contented to leave their father heartsick and broken hearted. 

But Our God is a mender of broken hearts and a Revealer of Truth!!

He binds up our wounds and cures our pains and sorrows!! (Psalm 147:3)

You see, God had a balm of mercy for Old Jacob, and he lathered him down with the Truth, even in the midst of a famine!! 

Yes! There was a lack of food in Jacob’s tent, due to a great famine, but the lack of love in this tent was far greater!!  

But God loved Jacob and cause the truth to revealed – by means of this same famine- that Joseph had been spared by God’s grace, in order that he might spare others, during the Famine. 

Although Joseph’s wicked brothers had spoken cruelly to him, threw him into the pit, and had sold him into slavery, God in His Love and Abundant Mercies had caused all these things to work together for Joseph’s good!!

God had rescued Joseph, sending him ahead of the famine and setting him upon a throne to dispense food to the hungry during a world wide famine. 

Only God’s Truth could remove and destroy the heavy yoke of the Lies that the boys had placed on their father’s neck!!

God was Jacob’s only viable source of Comfort!!

God had wiped the tears from Jacob’s eyes and had awakened him from his extended state of despair!! 

Yes!! Joseph was now ‘Lord of the Land’ in Egypt- living in the Palace- and when hungry men had traveled to Egypt, in search of food, they were required to bow their knee before Joseph, The son of Jacob!!

Amongst the many hungry men who had traveled to Egypt- hungry and desperate for sustenance- were Joseph’s 10 humbled, knee-bowed brothers, as well.

‘The Dreamer’s’ dream had come to pass and had been confirmed before their eyes!!

God had given Joseph a dream of foresight into the future, and unlike his brother’s, God had also given Joseph a Loving and Forgiving Heart. 

Jacob forgave his brothers trespass, as they kneeled before him, saying:

  • Fear not; for am I in the place of God? [Vengeance is His, not mine.] As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are this day (Genesis 50:19)

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God’s ‘Faith-Full’ Daughter – Rebekah!!

I have loved you, says the Lord. Yet you say, How and in what way have You loved us? Was not Esau Jacob“s brother? says the Lord; yet I loved Jacob (Israel), But [in comparison with the degree of love I have for Jacob] I have hated Esau [Edom] and have laid waste his mountains, and his heritage I have given to the jackals of the wilderness (Malachi 1:2)

Hey Neighbor! 

Yesterday, We unveiled our ‘Faith-Full’ Female of the Week, Rebekah- Who learned during her ultrasound with God 😂🤣 that she was pregnant with twin boys.

But Rebekah could not understand why the babies struggled so, and fought with one another in her womb. God told her that the two boys were fighting for the rights of the firstborn son- and contrary to the ordinary expectation-God had chosen her second born son, Jacob!!

You see…God Loved Jacob, but He had rejected Esau!! 

Rebekah believed These Words and Gladly Received them in her Heart!! 

Now for those of you familiar with this story, You may have a few questions about Rebekah – such as….

Did She really believe God’s Words??

If Rebekah had really believed, why did she grow so impatient with God, taking matters into her hands??

Why did she intervene herself into God’s work, and attempt to usurp His timing?? 

Good Questions!!

I also had some of my own questions while reading this…I wondered; 

Was it Rebekah’s intention all along for Jacob to obtain the rights of the firstborn son, by outwitting an older, stronger Esau – instead of waiting on God??

Is this why Rebekah named and called her second born son (Jacob) Trickster/Supplanter??

Who Knows?? 

But Let’s Be Real About This!!

Which of Us believers, in our flesh, has not at some point decided that we were hired in by God, as His Personal Assistant- with a Job Description that read:

Candidate must be active and alert to assist God to meet His Project Deadlines!!

Abraham and Sarah had done this when they hired in the housemaid, Hagar to have a son (Ishmael) for them- instead of waiting on God!!

You see, as God’s assistant 🤣😂 Sarah was convinced that God was running late!! And in her old age, she feared that she and Abraham were running out of time!!

Well Rebekah also believed that Jacob’s time was running short for him to acquire Isaac’s blessing, because Isaac was now about 100 years old and had gone blind. 

Jacob had already successfully manipulated the birthright from Esau’s hands, but without Isaac’s blessing, Jacob still could not inherit the promised covenant, which was previously established between God and Abraham in Genesis 17.

  • And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.  (Genesis 17:6-7)

You see…Abraham, upon his deathbed blessed Issac, passing on this covenant to his son of ‘the promise,’ Isaac- and not to Ishmael-Abraham’s son of the flesh!!

And now Isaac, possessing the established covenant, will now pass it forward, blessing only one of his two sons. 

Now God had promised Rebekah that the blessing was pre-established for Jacob, But her husband, Isaac would have it so that the blessing would be passed on to, and be established through Esau instead.

But Rebekah was not having it!! 

You see Rebekah overheard Isaac call for Esau, requesting deer meat for his last meal,’ presuming that he, Isaac would soon be exiting from this world- and passing on to be with his own father, Abraham.

Isaac’s Words to Esau:

  • Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison; And make me savory meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die (Genesis 27:3)

Can You See Rebekah Fuming 😡, in response, saying underneath her breath:

satan!! You are a Liar and the Father of All Lies!! 

But Not today – and Not in this Tent!! 

So this is where an overzealous Rebekah takes matters into her own hand!! 

What will Rebekah Do?? 

Well Neighbor, I will have to brew a whole new Pot of Tea for Us to finish this story…

So come on by again this Friday- because tomorrow is Trivia Thursday and I have some really good questions prepared for you- plus a Bonus!!

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Super Faith Sunday Answer- ‘Who is She??’

And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright (Gen 25:29-34)

Hey Neighbor! 

It’s Tuesday March 15, 2022 and Today I have Your Super Faith Sunday Answer!! 

Our ‘Faith-Full’ Female of Week is Rebekah, Isaac’s wife and Esau and Jacob’s mother- 

Or is it more correct to say; 

Jacob and Esau’s mother- I guess it depends on who was born first!! 

Or does it??

If I told you a story about 2 contentious brothers who were in a race to win the rights of the first born son, would you believe that the younger brother who was a plain, ordinary, tent-dwelling Momma’s boy -Jacob

Would dominate and prevail against his older twin, who was of superb physical condition, a hunter, and an outdoorsman with great strength and agility- Esau

Well It did happen and it’s True!! 

In Genesis 25:29-34, Jacob did prevail against Esau by means of a bowl of beans- and a little bread!!

The story is right there on the page!!

And of all who would find themselves in shock or awe by this story, their mother would not!!

You see Rebekah had already had a talk with God about these two sons before they were born, because the race for the birthright began early on, during Rebekah’s pregnancy. 

The twin boys, Esau (Red) and Jacob (Trickster) fought and struggled with one another throughout her pregnancy, so much so, that she went to inquire of the Lord regarding the great contention within her womb. 

What was God’s Response??

  • The Lord said to her, [The founders of] two nations are in your womb, and the separation of two peoples has begun in your body; the one people shall be stronger than the other, and the elder shall serve the younger. (Gen 25:23)

Who knew that God performed the first ultrasound- Lol!!!🤣😂

God told Rachel that she was carrying two nations inside her belly- one stronger than the other, but the younger, weaker one would outpace and overtake the stronger. 

I’m sure this answer sounded much like foolishness in the ears and mind of Rebekah, but like Mary- the Mother of Jesus- Rebekah weighed and pondered these things in her heart until she accepted and believed God’s Word as Truth!! 

When it came time for Rebekah to deliver, she anticipated the birth of her twins, yet more eagerly, she awaiting the birth of her second son. He was the son that God Loved, and therefore Rebekah loved Jacob also!!

Now Esau was also loved, only more so, by his Father Isaac. 

Yes! Esau was Isaac’s Favorite son and…

Yes! Jacob was Rebecca’s Favorite son and…

Yes! We did learn that parents openly  expressing favoritism amongst siblings is a very bad idea- as we’ve witnessed with Jacob and his 12 sons. 

But Rebekah could not help herself, she had prayed to God, waited on God, and agreed with God’s plan for her son, Jacob. 

After all she had no ill will towards her son, Esau – nor any expectation for anything adverse to come upon him…but Esau was not the son chosen by God!! 

You see, Rebekah believed that Jacob was the Chosen son, anointed of God’s Promise- not Esau!! 

As was her husband, Isaac who was the  Son of God’s Promise to Abraham- not Ishmael!!

You see, only one of Rebekah’s sons would win the race to now receive Isaac’s blessing! 

Esau had already won the first leg of the race in the delivery room, coming in first place with Jacob- a close second at -his heels!! 😂 

A reinvigorated Jacob, was able to win the second race, at the dinner table, when he acquired the birthright from an excessively fatigued and exhausted Esau!! 

But now Rachel is bound and determined to push Jacob past the finish line to the Final, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, so that He might obtain his father’s blessing and ultimately, receive The Blessing of his Father, God!! 

I love the Book of Genesis!!💕💕

I have so much more to share with you about Rebekah’s Faith, and also her Failures- but let’s pause here today and convene tomorrow and we’ll have a little more tea!! 

No worries- It won’t be too hot 🥵 

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