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BIRTHRIGHT

Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom) Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

Genesis 25:29-34




This may seem like a strange story in our day and age, but in the time in which Jacob and Esau lived, it was customary that the firstborn male would receive the family inheritance of a double portion (Deut.21:15-17). Esau exhibited a rash and impulsive decision maker type of behavior. He sold his birthright to his brother for a bowl of stew because he did not want to wait. He said that he was going to die because he was so tired and hungry, so he was willing to give up his position in the family to get immediate gratification. As we enter into the month of December and prepare to celebrate the designated time of the birth of the Messiah, I could not help but to think about the inheritance that we have as human beings made in the image of God.


The Creator created us in a very specific and intricate way in order that we would always have something inside of us that would seek Him out (Ecc. 3:11). We are thinking and vulnerable beings with an incredible ability to survive. Molecular biologists continue to be amazed as they discover how remarkable natural life-forms are. Inside every cell is an entire system of information allowing for the creation of new life at the cellular level. Human beings have the ability to change their physiology just by the way that they think (The God Shaped Brain, Dr. Jennings). It is our thoughts that also make it possible for us to communicate not only with each other, but with the Creator as well.


We are undoubtedly privileged to have been created in the image of the Creator, but that image can be marred to the point of not being recognizable. No other creature on the planet or in the heavens was invited to inherit the Kingdom as His children. No other creature was created in the image of God. Unfortunately, our inheritance was stolen in the garden of Eden and there has been a battle that rages for the soul of each and every person alive ever since. The Messiah (Yeshua), however, made it possible for humanity to enter into that intimate relationship with the Creator once again. The one stipulation is that people come to accept that the only way to this salvation and to escape from the clutches of the enemy is to understand that Jesus is the only way to the Father (John 14:6) and to enter into His peace and the shalom that only he can give us.


Our mortal enemy, the devil, will stop at nothing to keep us from finding the true peace that we all long for. Humans are very vulnerable without the protection of the Holy Spirit and the discernment that comes only from the Creator. The tactics of the enemy are very cunning and deceptive. We live in the most perilous times that humanity has ever seen. Our thoughts and communication with God have always been sacred, but today, there exists technology that is not only able to cross the blood brain barrier to insertt nano-sized robotics that will read your thoughts and with the ability to implant messages into your brain, but there is also a technology that can delete and overwrite your genetics, your human genome (see Karen Kingston’s Substack). All of this can be and is currently being implanted into humans through a syringe unbeknownst to the victim.


The days are very dark and the enemy is fighting for keeps, but so is our Savior, Jesus of Nazareth. He promises to protect us from the enemy because he knew the battles that we would eventually face (John 10:28-29). It is up to each individual to seek God’s face and spend time in His Word in order that we each come to know Him. If we do not know who God is, then we will fall prey to the deceptions of the enemy who is waiting to devour and destroy all of us (1 Pet. 5:8). Who is influencing your thoughts? Are they godly people, or do they blindly go along on the path of least resistance and try to convince you to do the same? Jesus told us that the way to life would be difficult (Matt. 7:13-14).


We may think that we are a long way from Esau and his impetuous decision to sell his birthright so quickly; but what happens when we allow for government entities to coerce us to accept genetically altering (mRNA) medical devices disguised as medicine, because we believe everything that they say? Does wisdom tell you that they are godly? Do your political leaders value human life, or do they advocate for the death of the vulnerable? Do these officials and gatekeepers of information have the best interest of humanity in mind, or do they exhibit self-centered lifestyles that align themselves with ungodly ideologies?


Seek wisdom only from God and understand that the enemy is a liar and a deceiver and operates in ways that will coerce you into exchanging your birthright for a false sense of security or conveniences that they stole from you. Chose God’s way. Read and understand the Book of Revelation. Do not take the events of our day lightly. Jesus warns all of us to watch for the signs (Matthew 24). The mark of the beast is very real (WO2020 060606) - do not be deceived. Trust only God.

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