In the days before the global flood of Noah, and then the Tower of Babel’s judgment, there were not many hindrances to Satan’s Global Influence. Yes, the flood filtered out the wicked, but the descendants of Noah soon found a way to fall under Satan’s global influence again at Babel’s tower, which brought God’s interference to slow the spread of Global evil. Today, Satan’s global influence has returned in full force through technology and the internet. The wishes of Hell are rapidly spread throughout earth at an unprecedented speed. One particular evil is the so called “transgender identity.” Our youth are succumbing to it, and others are advocating it or at the least tolerant of it. The position of God against this evil and the evil of Satan’s influence is that the righteous stand against it and make God’s view and influence known; be the salt of the earth and light of the world for those who will repent.
A World of Trouble
Jacob is buried in the Promised Land. Joseph’s brothers still cannot believe that he has forgiven them, so in an emotional and touching scene, he reassures them of their well being. At last Joseph himself leaves this life faithfully.
The days of Jacob are closing. He summons his twelve sons and gives his final rebukes and blessings. He whitewashes nothing, mixing into his words the past, future predictions and blessings in the end for them all.
After a long life of failure, lapses of faith, and great sorrows, we find Jacob sick and nearing death, yet still praising God, and blessing men. Here he blesses his son and his son’s sons with an unmistakable faith and tenderness.