Many times the enemy will put us in situations that we feel is important to us, not realizing that there is NO temptation taken you such as common unto man that God will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able to endure, (1 Corinthians 10:13) Don’t take the bait!
Esau was a man that was a hunter in the fields, well able to kill and to eat any animal he wanted, but yet he also loved the physical things that he could see with his flesh to kill, eat and when it looked as though he was faint and about to die he took the first thing he saw to sooth his appetite!
Jacob no doubt watched and waited like a hawk for the perfect opportunity to steal what he saw was a diamond of great value from Esau; which was , Esau’s birthright!
Sometimes the enemy around us can see what we ourselves cannot see, and because we lack discernment, the enemy will swoop in and steal what we ourselves do not value!
Not even taking thought to the consequences of what would happen if Esau took Jacob up on his offer to sell his birthright, Esau gave it willingly!
He was more concerned with his belly than he was with his inheritance of his children and what would happen to the next generation!
All he cared about was himself and his belly. The vision and the promises of what could be for tomorrow was of no value to him because of his present circumstances!
People just because you cannot see the value in what God has for you or the gold on the inside of you don’t mean you should be desperate to take the first thing coming!
Desperation*, pressure and frustration causes us to make rash decisions! Satan is the one who pressures us to make decisions; The Holy Ghost is a perfect gentleman and he always gives us a choice and the opportunity to seek God beforehand!
*According to Webster’s dictionary: Desperation is a state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behavior. In addition, it is a loss of hope, surrender to despair, state of hopelessness leading to rashness.
All of which Esau was!
People have gotten married, took jobs, given up children, family, made expensive purchase, left ministry and a host of other things all in the name of desperation!
Proverbs 3:5-7 states, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.”
Esau failed to acknowledge God for help but instead he took it upon himself to act upon his flesh to fill up his belly!
Not realizing that God was able to supply his every need! Jacob was more concerned with the promises of God but Esau the things of the flesh!
Anytime we are driven by sight, flesh and pressure to make decisions that are based upon what we think; instead of believe led by Holy Spirit we are asking for nothing but trouble which is what happened to Esau!
Did God know Esau would give up His birthright? Yes! But, God being a just and merciful God always gives us a way to escape if we would acknowledge him first!
Esau never once took time out to ask God for help he just willingly gave up his birthright to Jacob without any reservations whatsoever!
Something worth having is worth fighting for, people. Some people are like Esau, they run from the warfare where as Jacob ran to it, because he knew what was at stake!
And, this is why he inherited the blessings! Many folks who are spiritual parents and mentors have told you the good things they like about you like Issac did Esau but they are not like Rebekah who was willing to fight for what God had placed on the inside of her son Jacob!
And, maybe that is why The LORD told Rebekah that the eldest son would serve the youngest, because he knew Rebekah would see to it that she would war after the promises and to see that it would be birthed into fruition?
After all, God does work in mysterious ways!
See: Genesis 25
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!