EXPRESS IMAGE GLORY MINISTRIES
THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 2, No. 48 – Monday, 27th November, 2017
(Gen.27, esp 38-40, Gen.32:6, Gen.33:1-10, Gen.36:1-5, 9-30, Luke 8:43-48)
THE MYSTERY OF ESAU’S SINGULAR BLESSING (Part 1)
The expression: ‘life is not a bed of roses’ is not a new-found theory of astuteness. Rather, it is an age-old statement of fact expressing one of the truest realities of life.
The express connotation of this expression therefore syntaxically epitomises the moral philosophy that no crown or laurel of life can ever be won except there is first a ‘fight’. Unfortunately, no ‘fight’ to attain the best will ever start except there is first and foremost an understanding of the mystery of Esau’s blessing.
The implication of this points to the unquestioned reality that an understanding of Esau’s blessing is the sole panacea and catalyst for the attainment of any good in life. It is thus the key. Tempered to the context of today’s subject, there are questions about Esau.
Some of these questions include but are not limited to: did Esau indeed obtain any blessings from his father, Isaac? The unequivocal response unarguably is yes. That Esau was blessed by Isaac is not just the issue summarizing the existence of Esau. Father Isaac’s blessing made Esau far larger than life in the many years that followed the rift with his brother, Jacob. Is it not rather shocking to state here the fact that indeed, in the comparison between Jacob and Esau, the better beneficiary of blessings and birthright is Jacob.
Albeit, Esau is the sole beneficiary of the key to blessing. Why? Because Esau got the ultimate blessing. Owning an entire house full of gold and diamond is good news. What if the owner of such treasures has no access to those treasures?
This is where I contend that Esau at least for a moment was better endowed than Jacob. Indeed, as we read later in Gen.32:6 and 33:1-10, Esau, having received and appropriated this all-important key was in population and in wealth far better than Jacob.
The further and relevant questions at this juncture are: How did Esau actualize his blessings? What indeed is the ultimate blessing obtained by Esau? How does this ultimate blessing apply to Christians today? (To be continued next week)…
Altar call: Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
Hymn: When The Power Of God Descended