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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Esau or Jacob Spirit?

Our society, like Esau of old, despise our birthright; a Godly heritage going back several hundred years. The founders of this nation were fleeing persecution from the established church. They were strong believers in the ingathering of Israel at some future date. They recognized that God controled the nations. For the most part, they were God fearing men.Here we are today, like Esau, (even the church) despising our birthright for instant gratification; a bowl of soup, RIGHT NOW!

Our society despises walking according to the dictates of a holy God; "to much trouble" or it "takes too long to achieve results" and "that is just your opinion" when one points to Scripture which gives direction.

When we purchase a home, we want an immedaite $50,000 line of credit. When we go through the drive through, we want our sandwich ready before we give our order. When we commit to fight a war we want it to be won and withdraw in one month or less.When we go to church we want a 20 minute ditty that will make us feel good and get us through the week. When we feel ill we want a drug immediately to ease the discomfort.

Scripture says " Those who WAIT UPON THE LORD shall renew their strength, they will mount up on wings as eagles..." Society says "WAIT?" I want it NOW!

It has been established before the earth was created that nothing comes immediately, nothing of substance, anyway.Gold is not mined from the earth as a wedding ring or a necklace; it goes through a process of digging, refining, burning, selection and great smelting.Precious jewels come from deep within the earth where it has been formed over the ages, some estimate millions of years.

Proverbs 17:3 says " The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts. " Yet we want to be "precious stones" in the signet ring of our Father in heaven? No refining, no heat, no smothering in the elements, no refining process? It will not happen. We want to be a precious stone NOW!

He is God; He changes NOT. Western culture is crumbling down around us. For a small bowl of instant gratification we have dispised our birthright and inheritance. Those who know the ways of God and who submit themselves to His ways will shine as the stars in this time of turmoil.

We must allow Him to work His graces in us so we can perhaps rescue the multitudes the enemy is seeking to destroy for all eternity. We must point to the Son of God and pray that He extends His forgiveness to the masses who will be in total confusion and dispair.

As King David of old chose his method of judgment; either war, or pestilence, or let God chose, David chose God because He shows mercy in judgment. Our Father is not willing that any should perish, but that ALL should come to eternal life.

Over over 300 million Americans will be devestated by judgment from the Almighty. As they awake from the deep darkness and stupor with which our society of merchantizers and marketers have seduced them, they will have a decision to make quickly; either chose God or destruction.

God loved Jacob but hated Esau's spirit of instant gratification. God, give us Jacob's spirit! A spirit willing to wrestle and fight even an angel, for the spiritual inheritance You have promised us through our forefathers.

Dear Father, work your graces deep within my soul and in judgment, remember mercy.

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