Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.


In these few verses, we can appreciate how God is Lord of History, intervening, to bring liberation, redemption to his own and Judgment to non-believers. Liberation can be geo-political as it did in Exodus (or as it will happen in Revelation), or spiritual as when Jesus manifested in the first century.

Through prophecy, He announces his active and unleashing participation of the Times and gives clear indications for men to recognize their touch in history.
In Genesis 49. About 1800 BC. In Egypt, in the Land of Goshen [1], the Patriarch Jacob, already very old and knowing that his time was over he gathered his sons and said to them, "Come together around me, and I will tell you what will happen to each one Of you in the days to come. "

When Judah's turn came, Jacob said:

"Judah, your brothers will praise you. You will grab your enemies by the neck. All your relatives will bow before you.9 Judah, my son, is a young lion who has finished eating his prey. He crouches like a lion and stretches himself; Like a lioness, who dare to awaken it? 10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the rod of command of his descendants, [2] until he come to whom it belongs, [3] to whom all nations They will honor.11 He ties his colt to a vine, raising his donkey to a chosen vine. He lays his clothes in wine, his garments, with the juice of the grapes.12 His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth , Whiter than milk. " NTV.9 Rejoice, O people of Zion! [D] Shout for triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is just and victorious, [e] but he is humble, riding on a donkey: riding on a donkey's calf. NTV.

From verse 10 Jacob prophesies that the scepter, that is to say, the symbol of sovereignty and the power to rule, would be in Judah's power, until he comes to whom he belongs, (Silo the Envoy-that is, the Messiah) The one to whom all nations will honor. The prophecy contains a geopolitical (for us historical) data: Judah would no longer be a sovereign state for when the Messiah manifested. In the first century, Judah was a province of Rome [4].

 11 He binds his colt to a vine, the brood of his donkey to a chosen vine. Prophecy that is repeated by Zechariah about 520 BC. (Zechariah 9: 9):
The fulfillment of the same approximately in 30 AD: when Jesus approaches Jerusalem. As he passed through the neighboring village of Bethphage, he ordered his disciples to take a donkey that was with his offspring (Matthew 21: 1). According to tradition, kings entered Jerusalem on donkeys - not because of humility, but because the horse represents war.

He washes his clothes in wine, his garments, with the juice of the grapes. This second part of verse 11 refers to the second coming, Isaiah also has a vision about 800 BC. Of this scene that will be fulfilled at the End of Time, when the Lord comes to establish the Millennium:

1 Who is this that cometh out of Edom from Bozrah, with red garments? Is this beautiful in his garment, marching in the grandeur of his power? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
2 Why is your garment red, and your garments as one who treads in a winepress?
3 I have trodden the winepress alone, and none of the people have been with me; I trampled them with my anger, and trampled them with my fury; And his blood sprinkled my garments, and I stained all my clothes.
4 For the day of vengeance is in my heart, and the year of my redeemed has come.
5 I looked, and there was none to help, and marveled that there was no one to support; And my arm saved me, and held my wrath. RV60

As John also saw in Revelation 14:20 (about AD 90): "And the winepress (of the wrath of God, my household) was trodden out of the city, and out of the winepress came blood unto the bridles of the horses , For sixteen hundred stadia "RV60.

God announces himself and prophesies, so that he who seeks proof that He is, find, believe and be saved. In the few verses of Genesis 49: 8-12 Jacob prophetically touches three distinct Times, in the near 49.8 and 9; For the First Century at 49.10 and 11 A (ie 1900 years later); And for the End of the Times in 49.11 B and 12.

God is manifested in history, so that we can recognize it. That is why it is important that you understand the times of history and prophecy. If you are a Christian, it is important that you stop looking silly when you are told about dates and prophecy. If you are not a Christian, you must know that Week 70 (the last Week of Years of Time) is approaching, Grace is about to end. Do not stay outside.


[1] In Genesis 45:10, Goshen seems to have been the area of ​​Egypt near the palace of Joseph's Pharaoh, in the Nile Delta, who resided a part of the year in Memphis. Kenneth Kitchen wrote that Joseph's family was assigned land in Goshen (later named Ramses by Pharaoh (Genesis 47: 6,11).
[2] 49: 10a In Hebrew from between his feet.
[3] 49: 10b Or until tribute is rendered and the peoples obey; Traditionally translated until Silo comes.
[4] Judea, or Iudæa in Latin (in inscriptions, IVDÆA), was a Roman province in the Roman region of Oriens, ie East (now part of the Middle East), on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. The Roman Empire changed the name of Judea to Palestine or Province Syria-Palæstina in the year 135, like way to erase all Jewish memory of the region, after crushing the rebellion of Bar Kojba. Geographers Strabo and Ptolemy describe the province of Judea as encompassing Galilee, Samaria, Golan heights (Gaulanitis), the eastern bank of the Jordan River, in addition to the territory of the ancient kingdom of Judah, etc. The New Testament uses the name Judea in two senses: first, only the territory of the ancient kingdom of Judah; And secondly, the entire territory of the Roman province of Judea. https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judea_(provincia_romana)


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