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In the last couple of articles, we've continued to look at this particular passage, while we'd touched on a few other things in regards to it: "The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people." -- Genesis 49:10 -- For we'd taken a closer look at the "royal scepter" and what it truly represented to the Israel nation.
We also took a look, at how the tribe of Judah was able to have, and maintain representation of that very same royal scepter -- as they continued to be held in captivity by the Babylonian Empire for 70 years.
We'd also took a closer look at the "lawgiver" that Jacob had mentioned from within his prophecy, and how the council of the Sanhedrin ended up being a representation of it. I also pointed out, that after the representation of the "royal scepter" had ended, the Sacred Record points out, how the "lawgiver" (at that time) finally comes into play -- which was basically, a continuation of the very same royal representation, that Jacob had spoke about in his prophecy to Judah:
"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes..."
Now I also pointed out, how the council of the Sanhedrin had stayed in power, all the way up, to the death and resurrection of Jesus (Yeshua) Christ. For I'd pointed out, that the Sanhedrin had willing given their authority, along with the nation they'd represented, over to the Roman Empire:
"But they cried out: 'away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!' Pilate said to them, 'Shall I crucify your King?' Then the chief priests [Council of the Sanhedrin] answered: 'We have no king but Caesar!'" -- John 19:5
Understand that after this event had taken place, the ruling power of the Sanhedrin, would begin to slowly dissipate for the next seventy years. And it would be found, that in the year (70 A.D.) the city of Jerusalem, and the temple of the Lord, would be destroyed. And because of this, the Jews would be captured and scattered abroad.
Nonetheless, it's time to move forward... for it's at this time, that we will take a closer look, at the last part of Genesis 49:10: "...and to Him shall be the obedience of the people." Now understand that different Bible translations, have interpreted this part in different ways:
NIV: "...and the obedience of the nations is His."
KJV: "...and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be."
NKJV: "...and to Him shall be the obedience of the people."
NLT: "...the one whom all nations will obey."
BBE: "...and the peoples will put themselves under his rule."
Now basically, each translation points to the same thing, even though they differ slightly, when it comes to their wording. I also want you to notice, how this part of the Scripture, doesn't specify who the people were, in which it mentions. Now the reason why this was, deals with the simple fact, that the "people" that's being mentioned from within the Scripture, basically deals with those who are considered to be Gentiles.
Also know, that it's the Gentiles who are a representation of the people (who at the time) were found to be outside of God's Promise Covenant -- a covenant in which He'd made, with the Jewish Nation back in the days of Abraham. Notice how Jesus had spoken about this, a little before His death and resurrection had taken place:
"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come." -- Matthew 24:9-14
Now let's use this moment, to take a closer look at something else, that Jacob's Prophecy had stated...
"Binding his donkey to the vine, and his donkey's colt to the choice vine, He washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes. His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk." -- Genesis 49:11,12
Now understand, that the prophecy at this point, basically goes into a little further detail, when it comes to how the "Shiloh" will die. For we would later learn, that Jesus (Yeshua) Christ would indeed, fulfill this part of Jacob's prophecy: "Binding his donkey to the vine, and his donkey's colt to the choice vine..."
Now for your convenience, I've placed the record, that deals with that particular fulfillment:
"They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him [Jesus] on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: 'Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!' And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, 'Who is this?' So the multitudes said, 'This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.'" -- Matthew 21:7-11
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