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Offline Creflo

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What I said about Jacob and Esau
« on: May 14, 2009, 05:40:40 PM »
As soon as Jacob's name was mentioned in Season 3:

TPTB stated that (every?) name is important.  Rather than go through every possible implication of the character being named after the Biblical Jacob, here's a few:

- One of twins.  Esau was the "bad twin".
- The name Jacob means "holds the heel", because his was so gripping Esau who came out first
- Jacob had the vision of the ladder leading to Heaven
- Jacob wrestled an angel to a draw
- The 12 sons represent the 12 tribes of Israel (his new name Israel given after wrasslin the angel...means "Struggled with God")
- His son Joseph (number 11 out of 12) was an interpreter of dreams
- His other son (number 12 out of 12) was named Benjamin



I believe that Jacob and Esau answer to an even higher authority.  They battle over the birthright.  Esau uses deception (The Long Con) and Jacob uses free will.

When he whispers "they're coming", he's not talking about an army of men.  He means the mothership.

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Re: What I said about Jacob and Esau
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 05:44:14 PM »
When he whispers "they're coming", he's not talking about an army of men.  He means the mothership.

I LOLed a little when I read this. But that aside, I think you have some brilliant points.

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Re: What I said about Jacob and Esau
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 05:48:47 PM »
Kudos to you Creflo! You knew it all along!

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Re: What I said about Jacob and Esau
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 05:49:01 PM »
Hey man, your posts have always showed that you and I agree quite a bit on the show and how to approach it, and this post is no exception.  Well done.

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Re: What I said about Jacob and Esau
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 06:04:25 PM »
Fab point in regards Man #2 Cref...though I do not agree on mothership. The eye at the end reflected jungle, and I think they got blown "Back to the Future", command z'd, and they are them that are coming...
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