April 19: Jacob’s Trouble

God’s righteousness demands justice

The subject of this series, Jacob’s Trouble, is one of those subjects that most (probably all) do not fully understand or like.  The context of Jacob’s Trouble is God’s final judgment upon the earth, upon Israel and upon the Gentiles.  In other words, upon ALL people: Jews, non-Jews, men, women, children, old and young. 

Even those who know, love, trust and follow Messiah Yeshua will get caught up in the devastations God will bring to the earth.  No one living during that time will be exempt. (The subject of the Rapture is not part of this series)

Is God to blame because He finally uses His authority to judge and punish His Creation for its rebellion?  Devastation, destruction and death are the consequences of sin, and sin is the result of an act of will.  God does not make any sin, it is a choice of every individual. 

For thousands of years God has withheld His ultimate punishment so that more people would choose to know Him, have their sins forgiven and dedicate their lives to Yeshua.

Romans 3:21-26

 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.


Andree Geulen Brussels, Belgium. As a 20 year old school teacher, she had all her students wear aprons so the Jewish ones wearing the Star of David would not be singled out. Later she worked with the Jewish Defense League to find families to take in Jewish children and she would transport them to these families while keeping detailed records of their true identities.


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