07.03.2010 Until Shiloh (Messiah) Come

This morning, July 3, 2010, I awoke hearing:

“a lawgiver from between his feet

until Shiloh come”.

This is a portion taken from the following passage of Scripture:

Genesis 49:10 (KJV)
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him
shall the gathering of the people be.

I haven’t read, heard, or even thought of this Scripture in a very long time.  Reading Jacob’s blessings of his twelve boys isn’t something I read on a regular basis–in fact, I can’t even remember the last time I read it–but the instant I heard it, I knew it was a passage from God’s Word and I knew that He was referring to His return.  Jesus will reign upon King David’s throne, and of His kingdom there will be no end.

This passage is part of the prophetic blessing that Jacob (son of Issac, who was the son of Abraham) spoke over one of his twelve sons–Judah.  As you read the blessing in its entirety, you will see that Jacob was prophesying that the kings that would rule over all his sons and their descendants would come from the loins of Judah.  Judah would be the “kingly” tribe, as the tribe of Levi (another of Jacob and Leah’s sons) was chosen by God to be the “priestly” tribe.  You will also notice that this blessing is also prophetic of Jesus coming as Messiah, and also as king.  Jesus came into the earth as the perfect sacrificial Lamb.  He will return as the Lion of the tribe of Judah–KING JESUS!

Genesis 49:8-12 (KJV)
8 Judah, thou
art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.
9 Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

In verse 10, the word SHILOH in Hebrew is “MESSIAH”.   Also, notice that it speaks of the people being gathered unto him.  This word “gathered” is “obedient” in Hebrew.

The first half of verse 11 “Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine” was fulfilled when Jesus made his last entry into Jerusalem just prior to Passover and the crucifixion. Israel has always been referred to as the “choice” or natural vine chosen by God.

The second half of verse 11 “he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:”could be speaking of either one or possibly two prophetic events of Jesus.  It could be speaking of when Jesus was beaten and crucified, and it could also be speaking of the prophetic end-time event spoken of in Revelation 19:13

And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood:
and his name is called The Word of God.”

This is not speaking of His own blood, but rather the blood of His enemies that He has trampled.

Revelation 19 is describing the marriage supper of the Lamb and of Jesus returning to earth to defeat His enemy in battle and reign as King–when Jacob’s prophesy over Judah will be fully realized.

Revelation 19:1-21 (KJV)
1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
2 For true and righteous
are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed
are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See
thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him
was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes
were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he
was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies
which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on
his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all
men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which
sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

When I awoke hearing this Messianic portion of Scripture this morning, I knew the Lord was speaking of His soon return.  Shiloh’s return is near–very near–when Messiah will gather His people to Himself!

  • Are you watching?
  • Are you ready?
  • Are you about our Father’s business?
  • What will He find you doing when He comes?

Behold He Comes!

The King is Coming!

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