This is the introduction to an interesting article which may be subtitled “Independence from God” from the website OmegaTimes
Pastor Brian Hay
Editorial: “Your Name Shall Be Called Jacob”
Brian Hay, 3rd Jan 2012
In the Hebrew language the word ‘Jacob’ or ‘Yachov’ as it is pronounced, has several derivatives with slightly differing meanings. The one that relates to Jacob here means ‘usurper’ or ‘surplanter’. The original meaning however, with all its derivatives and variants in the Hebrew, is most interesting and incredibly colourful. It is deep with rich meaning … so let me attempt to give some clarity and background understanding to it. I believe the first time the word is used is when in Genesis 3:15 where Satan tempts and beguiles Eve causing her and then Adam to fall from God’s grace by their sin and disobedience. The greatest sin demonstrated here is the issue that covers all sin – great and small – which is the foundation of all sin … INDEPENDANCE from God.
“You can be as God himself so you don’t actually need him at all.” In this setting in the Garden of Eden God comes down and, as a result of Adam and Eve’s sin, places restrictions and penalties in four separate instances. He metes out judgements on:
- The Earth
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Pastor Brian Hay is a Director of Signpost Ministries International and of The Omega Times. As a prophet and teacher, Pastor Brian ministers to the nations of the world as The LORD leads him.