The Doctrine Of Dispensations, Part 40. More Lessons From Deception Through Divine Viewpoint. Pastor Robert McLaughlin.


October 4, 2021

Our Lord promised to Abraham and Isaac, he also promised to Jacob under the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit according to Heb 11:20.

 

  1. In Gen 25:20-26, we have the birth of Isaac’s two sons, Esau and Jacob.

 

Esau was known as a hairy man and a hunter and the favorite of Isaac where as Jacob was known as a peaceful,  gentle and dear man, and was a momma’s boy, the favorite of Rebecca.

 

The children were loved on the basis of how they pleased their parents or how they possessed the same interest as their parents.

 

  1. At age 100 Isaac was in great sorrow because of the failures of Esau especially marrying Canaanite women which was forbidden by God according to Abraham’s guidance and direction.

 

He finally reached spiritual maturity and he was a strong believer when he was deceived by his wife Rebecca and by his younger twin son Jacob.

 

  1. Rebecca loved Jacob and she came up with a plan of how she and Jacob could deceive Isaac into giving Jacob the divine blessings that Esau should have had, being the first-born in the family.

 

  1. Isaac felt the boy when he came to bring him the food for the blessing and he felt the boy and he felt the hair and he said, you sound like Jacob but you feel like Esau.

 

This is Jacob, another individual who God made promises to.

 

HEB 11:20  By faith [by means of doctrine] Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come.

 

The reason why he trembled violently is because he realized the serious mistake he was going to make by blessing Esau and not Jacob.

 

Esau obeys his father, goes out hunting and brings back a delicious meal like Isaac loves. He speaks the truth and he does not lie.

 

 

 

Jacob never leaves the house, willfully lies and deceives his father,

substitutes a goat for the venison, lies to his father and even uses the Lord’s name to do so, and yet Jacob receives the blessing.

 

HEB 11:20  By faith [by means of doctrine] Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come.

 

Even though Isaac was old and blind, he was spiritual and his spiritual eyes were now opened to the fact that God had overruled and Esau was not God’s choice.

 

 

Through doctrine resident in the soul he recognized that giving the blessing to Jacob was the will of God.

 

It takes a great man to learn from being deceived that something was the will of God and not to get bitter about it.

 

He could have gotten bitter toward his wife Rebecca and his son Jacob, but he did not.

 

ROM 9:16 So then it does not depend on the man who wills [Isaac] or the man who runs [Esau], but on God who has mercy.

 

The repentance here was not on the part of Esau trying to repent, but Esau yelling and crying but not being able to change Isaac’s mind.

 

EXO 9:27,   Then Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “I have sinned this time; the Lord is the righteous one, and I and my people are the wicked ones.

 

EXO 10:16Then Pharaoh hurriedly called for Moses and Aaron, and he said,   “I have sinned against the Lord your God and against you.

 

JOS 7:20   Achan said “Truly, I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel, and this is what I did”

 

1SA 15:24   Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned; I have indeed transgressed the command of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and listened to their voice.

 

Judas Iscariot in MAT 27:4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? See to that yourself!”

 

This is a prophecy from Isaac that Esau would not participate in the blessing of the earth’s richness and the dew of heaven as Jacob would.

 

He lost for a bowl or a pottage of lentils according to Gen 25:34 and Heb 12:16.

 

  1. In Isaac’s acceptance of the disappoint­ment of Jacob getting the blessing over his favorite son Esau, Isaac shows us the way in which we ought to bear the conse­quences of making wrong decisions.

 

  1. Many times the Lord will allow people who are close to us to hurt us even if it’s unintentionally on their part, but to guide us into the correct path.

 

PSA 23:3  He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

 

GEN 50:20 “And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.

 

  1. The Lord can turn the curse of deception and the wrath of man into praise toward Himself, PSA 76:10 For the wrath of man shall praise Thee;

 

2CO 13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.

 

Isa 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.

 

As EXO 1:12 says concerning the Egyptians trying to stop the people of God through affliction, “But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out.”

 

  1. Esau only saw the deceiver Jacob and vowed to be revenged, Isaac saw God in the matter and trembled because he almost made the wrong decision.

 

 

  1. We should be able to bear the pain inflicted upon us by others when we see that they are merely the instruments of a divine blessing or divine chastisement.

 

  1. Isaac was born about 2061 B.C., Abraham was about 100 and Sarah was about 90.

 

 

  1. Around 2021 B.C. when he was about 40 years old, father Abraham decided to help him out and so he sent one of his trusted servants to go and pick up a wife for him, Gen 24.

 

  1. The servant found a magnificent beautiful woman named Rebekah, her name in the Hebrew is Rivqah which means to chain or shackle by beauty.

 

 

 

 

ECC 7:26  And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her.

 

  1. At forty years old he finally marries according to GEN 25:20, Isaac was in reversionism at this time living in the Negev and he was very lonely because mom had died.

 

  1. After 20 years of being married, which is a good time to have children if you’re going to have any, about 2001 B.C., Rebecca had some children. – She gave birth to twins, Esau and Jacob.

 

  1. In Gen 26, Isaac repeated the reversionistic trend of his father Abraham, he lied about his wife Rebecca who was very beautiful and he claimed that Rebecca was his sister.

 

TLJC came through rescued Rebekah and in a startling procedure, he even blessed Isaac illustrating His grace and His faithfulness to the Abrahamic covenant.

 

2TI 2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself.