Here is a fascinating story I found this week. Who knew that the spotted and striped sheep from the Biblical account of Jacob and Laban have genetically survived for three thousand years? A flock of Jacob sheep in Canada is preparing for a move to Israel. The owners believe they will be part of the redemption of Israel and be used in the rebuilt third temple. Here is the reference from Genesis.
Let me pass through all your flock today, removing from there all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown ones among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and these shall be my wages. Genesis 30:32
A Jewish couple from Israel, now living in Canada, plan to bring their flock of 70 sheep to Israel. Gil and Jenna Lewinsky hope to open a Heritage Park.
According to Gil, Jacob Sheep, “are one of the oldest sheep breeds in the world, with genetics that go back 3,000 years to Laban and Jacob.” In addition to their rare spots and speckles, unlike most sheep breeds, both male and female Jacob Sheep have horns, often more than one pair… There will be a woolery at the Heritage Park which will turn the raw wool (the sheep produce 5-6 pounds of it per sheep per year) into religious clothing such as tzizit (prayer fringes), shirts and prayer shawls. The horns can be crafted into shofars.” Breaking Israel News
Blow the trumpet (shofar) in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of Yehovah is coming, for it is at hand: Joel 2:1
The fact that these sheep are coming from Canada may even be referenced in this verse in Jeremiah:
Lift up your eyes and see those who come from the north. Where is the flock that was given to you, Your beautiful sheep? Jeremiah 13:20
Even though it seems like the world is on fire, it is exciting to see God faithfully fulfilling His eternal promises to His people. Praise the Lord, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (READ MORE)