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Esau and Jacob – Conclusion

Two issues were presented in last month’s Wake Up Report! that require a short review. First, to appreciate the context of Jacob’s actions, we need to remember that Jacob was about seventy years old when he deceived his father, Isaac. In other words, Jacob’s deception was not a youthful indiscretion. Jacob covered himself with animal…

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The Story of Esau and Jacob

Part I Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah. (Genesis 25:20) After twenty years of marriage, they still had no children because Rebekah was barren. Distressed and impatient, Isaac prayed and asked the Lord to open Rebekah's womb. The Lord answered Isaac's prayer and Rebekah became pregnant, but her pregnancy was troublesome. It…

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Abraham and Isaac – Seven Prophetic Samples

 A Recent Prophetic Sample From time to time, God graciously gives mankind prophetic samples of things to come. For example, a few weeks ago on July 19, an unexpected asteroid impacted Jupiter. The crash created an impact crater approximately 6,000 miles wide! Fifteen years earlier, a comet, named Shoemaker-Levy 9, broke apart and impacted Jupiter….

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The Mystery of Mary Magdalene

Since the four gospels were canonized in the fourth century, there has been an on-going debate among Christians about the identity and character of Mary Magdalene. Was she a prostitute, was she the woman caught in adultery in John 8, or was she the woman with "a sinful past" who washed Jesus’ feet in Luke…

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The Rich Man and Lazarus

Mr. Wilson: I recently landed on your website while doing a Google search. After reading some of the articles on your website, I have a question. You say there is no eternal burning hell, so please explain the story of the rich man and Lazarus. Sincerely, Robert Hello Robert: Thank you for your e-mail. Before…