Genesis and the New Covenant, chapter 27

To: Spiritual Israelites, “Family of God, people being made temples of His spirit” God’s Church 8/16/18, God’s 6th month, Elul 5, 5778 until sunset.

Hopefully we see the correlation of Genesis and The New Covenant with Believers IN Jesus. Because of the Israelites gossiping among themselves, saying; “the Lord delivered us out to this wilderness to die.” Their stubborn unbelief ‘lack of trust’ in His promises. The Lord God thought to destroy them and build a trusting people through Moses.” But Moses pleaded on their behalf and the Lord God forgave: saying “But I won’t be with them against the people of the land.” Their arrogance caused them to want to show God they did believe. (Num 14:44-45; But they dared to go up to the crest of the hill, although neither the ark of the covenant of the Lord nor Moses departed from the camp. So the Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in that hill country swooped down and attacked them as far as Hormah.”)

Moses had sent out spies to investigate the lands across the Jordan. (See Numbers 13”26-36; They reported the land was fruitful. Descendents of Anak were there; Amalekites in the land of Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.” Pagans: and lands God promised Abraham’s descendents. All but Caleb and Joshua gave erroneous reports. Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses, saying, “Let us go up and occupy the land, for we are well able to conquer it.”

Isaac and Jacob’s spiritual descendents are, “people of promise - Christians” heirs with Abraham. (See Gal 3:29) Blessing Isaac pronounced on Jacob and his heirs are as God promised Abraham and extends into Jesus’ millennium kingdom.” (“May God give you the dew of the sky and the richness of the earth and plenty of grain and new wine. May peoples serve you and nations bow down to you. You will be lord over your brothers and the sons of your mother will bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed, and those who bless you be blessed.” Gen 27:28-29)

      People new to the holy scriptures may scoff at such responsibilities and promises; “righteous judgment among ourselves in this age and the age to come.” Jesus taught it through His apostle Paul. (“Do you not know that the Saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits? Do you not know that we will judge angels? Why not ordinary matters!” Corinthians 6:2-3)

(Gen 27:30-36; “Isaac had just finished blessing Jacob and Jacob had scarcely left his father’s presence, when his brother Esau returned from the hunt. He also prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Esau said to him, “My father, get up and eat some of your son’s wild game. Then you can bless me.” His father Isaac asked, “Who are you?” “I am your firstborn son, Esau!” he replied. (33) Isaac began to shake violently and asked, “Then who else hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it just before you arrived, and I blessed him. He will indeed be blessed!” When Esau heard his father’s words, he wailed loudly and bitterly. He said to his father, “Bless me too, my father!” But Isaac replied, “Your brother came in here deceitfully and took away your blessing.” Esau exclaimed, “‘Jacob’ is the right name for him! He has tripped me up two times! He took away my birthright, and now, look, he has taken away my blessing!” Then he asked, “Have you not kept back a blessing for me?”)

       Remember Rebekah had been told that the older would serve the younger. (Jacob the weaker to the two, but it was in the will of God to make Jacob strong through his weakness.) Called out people need to know: “God primarily calls the weak.” (Jacob as we followers of Jesus, could not boast except in God’s grace.) Again Jesus’ apostle Paul explains.

       (1Cor 1:26-31; “Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, so that no one can boast in His presence. He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”) God chose to give Jacob and his heirs blessings that are yet to be fulfilled. Even New Jerusalem’s gates are named for the twelve tribes.

       (Gen 27:37-40; “Isaac replied to Esau, “Look! I have made Jacob lord over you. I have made all his relatives his servants and provided him with grain and new wine. What is left that I can do for you, my son?” Esau said to his father, “Do you have only that one blessing, my father? Bless me too!” Then Esau wept loudly. (39) So his father Isaac said to him,(“Indeed, your home will be away from the richness of the earth and away from the dew of the sky above. You will live by your sword but you will serve your brother. When you grow restless, you will tear off his yoke from your neck.”

Christians need to understand; (“Now in Christ Jesus you who used to be far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, the one who made both groups into one and who destroyed the middle wall of partition, the hostility, when He nullified in His flesh the law of commandments in decrees. He did this to create in Himself one new man “people” out of two, thus making peace, and to reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by which the hostility has been killed. And Jesus came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near, so that through Jesus we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer foreigners and non-citizens, but you are fellow citizens with the Saints and members of God’s household, because you have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Cornerstone. In Jesus the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” Eph 2:13-22)

SO, the question; “are we there yet?” Called followers of Jesus are! but the world isn‘t. General populations won’t be until Jesus returns, binds Satan and destroys all forms of paganism.

(Gen 27:41-45; “So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing his father had given to his brother. Esau said privately, “The time of mourning for my father is near; then I will kill my brother Jacob! (42) When Rebekah heard what her older son Esau had said, she quickly summoned her younger son Jacob and told him, “Look, your brother Esau is planning to get revenge by killing you. Now then, my son, do what I say. Run away immediately to my brother Laban in Haran. (44) Live with him for a little while until your brother’s rage subsides. Stay there until your brother’s anger against you subsides and he forgets what you did to him. Then I’ll send someone to bring you back from there. Why should I lose both of you in one day?”)

God often turns seemingly bad decisions: “to work for His purpose.” The lesson for us is: “Jacob “Israel’s” life was preplanned and Christians are spiritual Israelites.” His name changed to “Israel” he would father 12 sons representing the 12 tribes and whose names are inscribed on the 12 gates of New Jerusalem. Prayerfully study Revelations 21:, and ask for discernment.

Contemplate mankind’s creations, likened to God’s

       Creators of art, tools, buildings etc. have mental pictures of what they want their creation to resemble and accomplish. We’re gifted with various degrees of creative ability “an inkling of our Creator God’s.” He’s the Alpha and Omega and foresees the final result of His creations: He often speaking of the future in past tense regarding outcome, because “when He plans something its as done.” (Things good as done are; “Jesus’ return, the resurrections, binding Satan, fulfilling promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, destruction of evil and New Jerusalem coming down with God the Father present.” Preplanned, ‘good as done’ so God may speak of them as past. We believers IN know the awesomeness of God’s preplanning. To unbelievers God’s planning is unfathomable, “as is creation its self.” SO, consider and meditate on where your own creativity came from.?”

Jesus gave His prophet Daniel prophetic words He repeated “as recorded in Matthew 24.” Knowledge to humanity has increased as foretold, but “the vast majority remain naïve to it’s types.” (Laypeople can quickly discover the origin of paganism and how religious hierarchy deliberately kept people in the dark.) Jesus and Daniel’s prophetic words are for our day.

(Daniel 12:1-4; “At that time Michael, the great ’angelic’ prince who watches over Your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress unlike any other from the nation’s beginning up to that time. But at that time Your own people, “all those whose names are found written in the book” will escape. Many of those who sleep in the dusty ground will awake – some to everlasting life, and others to shame and everlasting abhorrence. But the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavenly expanse. And those bringing many to righteousness will be like the stars forever and ever. “But you, “Daniel” close up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will dash about, and knowledge will increase.”)

Not long ago, people couldn’t have imagined the availability of knowledge at our finger tips through Google. Truth regarding the world’s populations being enslaved to pagan practices is available.

After Jacob and his mother’s deception and Esau’s anger, Jacob left. Esau had already taken two pagan wives: Isaac and Rebekah didn’t want Jacob taking a wife from among them.

(Gen 27:46; “Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I am deeply depressed because of these daughters of Heth. If Jacob were to marry one of these daughters of Heth who live in this land, I would want to die!” (28:1-2; “So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him, “You must not marry a Canaanite woman! Leave immediately for Paddan Aram! Go to the house of Bethuel, your mother’s father, and find yourself a wife there, among the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother.”) Now Isaac has more prophetic words for Jacob and we Believers.

(Gen 28:3-4; “May the sovereign God bless you! May He make you fruitful and give you a multitude of descendants! Then you will become a large nation. May God give you and your descendants the blessing He gave to Abraham so that you may possess the land God gave to Abraham, the land where you have been living as a temporary resident.”)

History confirms that Jacob did indeed return to these lands for a short time. When Jacob’s youngest son was still a child, God used a drought that stripped the family of their wealth and so they went to Egypt for food. Promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s descendents were partially fulfilled under Moses and Joshua’s leadership, “but only for the planned duration.” These promises are yet to be fulfilled in their entirety. Jesus revealed to His apostle Paul that Abraham’s heirs include Believers in Jesus.

(Galatians 3:23-29; “Now before ’Jesus’’ faith came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners until the coming faith would be revealed. Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. (as was Abraham) But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For all of you who were baptized “immersed” into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to the promise.”)

(Gen 28:5-9; “So Isaac sent Jacob on his way, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean, brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau. Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him off to Paddan Aram to find a wife there. As he blessed him, Isaac commanded him, “You must not marry a Canaanite woman.” Jacob obeyed his father and mother and left for Paddan Aram. Then Esau realized that the Canaanite women were displeasing to his father Isaac. So Esau went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Abraham’s son Ishmael, along with the wives he already had.”) Abraham’s son by Hagar, “Ishmael” and Isaac’s son “Esau” became practically one people.

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