The Lost Tribes in Biblical Blessings and Symbolism
Â Abraham begat Isaac and Isaac begat Esau and Jacob.
In Genesis 27 and 28 we are told how Jacob and Esau were twins. Esau was born first and Jacob came after him. Esau was also known as Edom because he was reddish and hairy.
Jacob bought the right of the Firstborn from Esau (Genesis 25:33). It may be that Isaac was NOT aware of this.
When Isaac was about to die he wished to bless Esau. Rebecca the mother of Jacob and Esau had been told through Prophecy that Jacob was the one the Almighty had chosen to receive the Prime Blessing.
She persuaded Jacob to dress himself up as Esau and pretend to be him. Isaac was blind and accepted the imposture of Jacob as being Esau. Isaac blessed Jacob. Just as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob and Jacob had gone out the real Esau arrived. Isaac was shocked when he realized that Jacob had received the blessing. Nevertheless, Isaac acknowledged that GOD hadÂ so desired it and Jacob would be blessed.
30 Now it came about, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had hardly gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. 31 Then he also made savory food, and brought it to his father; and he said to his father, 'Let my father arise and eat of his son's game, that you may bless me.' 32 Isaac his father said to him, 'Who are you?' And he said, 'I am your son, your firstborn, Esau.' 33 Then Isaac trembled violently, and said, 'Who was he then that hunted game and brought it to me, so that I ate of all of it before you came, and blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.'Â
We see here that Isaac CONFIRMED the blessing to Jacob, "Yes, and he shall be blessed!" Later Isaac AGAIN Confirmed the blessings to Jacob:
Â 3 May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples. 4 May He also give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your descendants with you, that you may possess the land of your sojournings, which God gave to Abraham.
We see above (Genesis 28:3-4) that Isaac CONFIRMED THE BLESSINGS TO JACOB.
Isaac had blessed Jacob that God should make him fruitful and multiply him, and that he should be a company of peoples. The blessing of Abraham should be his. The Land promised to AbrahamÂ also should become his.
This is the blessing Jacob had received when pretending to be Esau.
Genesis (NASB) 27:22 So Jacob came close to Isaac his father, and he felt him and said, 'The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.' 23 He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him. 24 And he said, 'Are you really my son Esau?' And he said, 'I am.' 25 So he said, 'Bring it to me, and I will eat of my son's game, that I may bless you.' And he brought it to him, and he ate; he also brought him wine and he drank. 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, 'Please come close and kiss me, my son.' 27 So he came close and kissed him; and when he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said,
[Jacob had to disguise himself as Esau. This hints at Jacob having to change his garments and disguise his identity. This happened when the Northern Israelites became the Lost Ten Tribes. They changed their identity and became similar superficially to Esau/Edom meaning the Gentile Nations.]
'See, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed; 28 Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth,And an abundance of grain and new wine; 29 May peoples serve you,And nations bow down to you; Be master of your brothers, And may your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be those who curse you, And blessed be those who bless you.'
Here Jacob was promised a fertile land and climate with agricultural bounty.
Other peoples were to be subject to him. His brothers (i.e. Ishmael and Esau, etc) would also serve him.
They who seek his good would be blessed.Â They who try to do him wrong would be cursed.
The Commentary "Beis Yisroel" (Beit Yisrael) from Rabbi Yisrael AlterÂ (1895-1977),Â the fifth Rebbe of the Hasidic dynasty of Ger,Â from 1948 until 1977, on Genesis "Toldot," Year 5713, Genesis 27: 28:
#..... Jacob merited to overcome Esau and to receive the Birthright. Due to this he also later received the Blessing including the Blessings of Abraham (Genesis 28:4).Â The power was given to the Children of Israel to prevail against Esau. This is a constant ongoing war. ...Jacob bequeathed this ability to his offspring in each generation that they may be able to defeat Esau... the deeds of the forefathers are symbols for their descendants, as the Radak says on the verse in Hosea 12:33Â "He took his brother by the heel in the womb, And in his strength he struggled with God." This indicates to us that in the Last Days, even during the time of Exile, "And Saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S" (Obadiah 1:21). This will come about by virtue of our forefather Jacob, as it goes on to say in Hosea 12: 6 "So you, by the help of your God, return; Observe mercy and justice, And wait on your God continually. "Â From this we learn that even NOW we have the ability to return to God Almighty and to be saved.... #
This is what the Bible says.
The Ten Tribes were to receive the Blessings of Jacob when they lost their identity and became like Esau, i.e. like the Gentiles.
The Ten Tribes are now to be found among Western Peoples. The English-speaking nations are especially important since they represent Joseph.
The first born rights were to go to Joseph.
Jacob was to bless Joseph,
6 "The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of JOSEPH, and on the crown of him that was separated from his brethren."Â
Geneaology of the Blessings. Development of the Promises to the Patriarchs of Israel from One Generation to Another.
In the End Times the Ten Tribes will reveal their identity or rather it will be shown unto them.
They will re-unite with Judah.
Judah will also be rewarded for having been faithful with the Almighty.
The brothers of Judah will acknowledge him (Genesis 49:8-10) and so will the Gentiles (Isaiah 60:14). See 23 Identifiers.