For some reason... and I'm not sure why... many seem to have a difficult time understanding who ISRAEL is... Israel is JACOB and his twelve sons... I'm sure we'll be speaking of the twelve sons which are the twelve tribes listed for us in the holy scriptures... Associated with this is perhaps the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.. Why Twelve...? Because in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory.. His (resurrected) Apostles shall also sit in twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.. Something else to consider is the slight difference in tribes as compared in Genesis and Revelation 7. There is so much in the scriptures which teach us about Israel (JACOB)... so let's search the scriptures and see what the word of God has to say concerning Jacob, who wrestled with the man all night and then in the morning of that Day, the sun rose upon him and his name was changed... to.. I S R A E L . . .