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On the way to Egypt Jacob-Israel stopped at Beer-sheba (Beer-sheba means well of oath) and offered sacrifices to Father Yahweh. Jacob-Israel had concerns about entering Egypt. This is because this is the same place where his Grandfather Abraham lied about his wife; Gen 12:10-20, and where his father Isaac was commanded not to go; Gen 26:2. But it was here at the well of oath Father Yahweh told Jacob that he will make of him a great nation inside the land of Egypt.
At this point in time there was 5 more years until the famine of Egypt would be over. If you notice this was not enough time for Jacob to establish himself as a great nation inside of Egypt before his death, so he obviously knew he was going to die there because God told him that Joseph will put his hand upon his eyes in death v.4. This of course means his descendants would be there for a long time.
Along with Jacob coming to Egypt, was his kin that numbered 66 people, including Joseph, his wife and his two children the total was 70. In Acts 7:14 Stephen the first maryter stated that there were 75 Israelites total that entered Egypt. With this number Stephen was quoting this number from the Septuagint, the number of 75 is also backed up by the Dead Sea Scrolls. It's commonly believed that the five extra of the 75 included five Grandchildren of Joseph that was added at a later date.
In v.10 it's written in way to lead you to believe that one of the people coming to Egypt was the son of Simeon and a Canaanite woman by the name of Shaul. I have heard before that this verse shows that Simeon may have had a racially mixed child, and this would mean it would be OK for anyone that is an Israelite to engage in miscegenation with Canaanites or other races. This argument may sound good on the surface however, we must realize that Simeon and Levy were also the ones that killed all the males in the land of Shechem in Gen 34. Using this analogy, if it's OK to fool around on your wife and produce bastardized children, (a bastard is defined as a racially mixed person according to Strong's Concordance #4464) and Simeon was such a great role model, then we should be fine if we slay a city full of men like Simeon and Levy did in Genesis 34, right? Wrong of course. I just hope we don't read somewhere in the bible that Simeon jumped off a bridge, other wise many Christians may be in trouble.
Judah was sent ahead to meet with Joseph where he was directed to go directly to Goshen, While Joseph met with his approaching Father Israel. Joseph told his brothers and father that when they meet with the Pharaoh, tell him that their trade is in cattle so that they will be able to go into the land of Goshen where they will be a separate nation from the Egyptians. This is because the Egyptians believed that shepherding was an abomination and wanted nothing to do with them.
It's important to notice that Israel was going to be a separate nation inside of Egypt and was not going to mix culturally and marry with the Egyptians. Another more common term for this separation is segregation.
Next in Genesis 46:35 we read that Father Yahweh immediately chastised Joseph and Jacob-Israel for their racist and bigoted ways for wanting to be segregated from the Egyptians...
Wait a minute, your bible doesn't say that? Well to be honest neither does mine. I only put that in to show the vanity of those who promote the new religion of the multicultural Israel replacement theology (MIRT), and shame on those who preach such things Jeremiah 23:1-2, Isaiah 56:10-11. The bible is replete with verses that promote being separate from other people. This doesn't mean that Israelites are to mistreat races of other people that happen to sojourn into the lands of the Israelites; Levitcus 19:33-34.
Other verses that support the concept of not mistreating the stranger (foreigners), that sojourn among the Isralites are Exodus 12:48, Numbers 9:14, Numbers 15:14. Sojourn means to pass through or to temporarily lodge at most, sojourn does not mean to live with permanently!
In Deuteronomy 28 we read about the curses that Father Yahweh will give us if we do not follow his word. It's not by coincidence that all the curses of Deut 28 are now upon the United States. In verse 13 it talks about how we are to be the head and not the tail. It's now that Israel as a nation has become the tail and is becoming trampled underfoot in our own lands, can anyone say Barry Soetoro, Eric Holder, or even Ferguson, Missouri?
“In half a lifetime, many Americans have seen their God dethroned, their heroes defiled, their culture polluted, their values assaulted, their country invaded, and themselves demonized as extremists and bigots for holding on to beliefs Americans have held for generations.”
Pat Buchanan “The Death of the West”
It's not that the evil forces that work in this world are to strong, it's that the Christians are weak and diluted in their belief systems which are in diametric opposition to the form of Christianity that this nation was founded on from the 1600's.
Only when we humble ourselves and seek direction in God's word will anything change at all in our lives or in our country; 2 Chronicles7:14. Praise the Lord!