Gen.49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering <yiqqahah> of the people be.
‘Until’ is a 2 part prophesy; ‘until Shiloh come’ is the 1st part – “the gathering <yiqqahah> of the people be” is the 2nd part.
The “gathering <yiqqahah> of the people” is the progressive unfolding 2nd part, starting when Yahshua was here the 1st time during His earthly ministry. Culminating with His return – the 2nd time.
03349. hhqy <yiqqahah>, yik-kaw-haw’
from the same as 3348; obedience: -gathering, to obey.
You can almost see it – *’gathering’ for the purpose ‘to obey’* – If you will.
So now that portion of the verse reads;
“ … and unto him shall the obedience <yiqqahah> of the people be.”
Obedience is not a ‘right-now’ proposition – it is a gradual process, as this verse attests to;
Php.1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Yahshua Messiah:
That ministry started when Yahshua was here the 1st time aprox. 2000yrs. ago. Look at all the believers now (&/or those that claim to) of His New Testament/Covenant ministry – Sunday Christians, Sabbath Christians, etc. – Feast keeping Hebrew Roots, Messianics, etc. – It’s definitely been a process.
And we can’t intelligently burn the bridge we ourselves crossed over on.