HEB 11:20 By means of doctrine resident in the soul Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau,
TLJC has as one of his greatest titles that He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
MAT 22:32 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'
ACT 3:13 "The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus,
They all followed the same pattern, they were all born again and they all had colossal failures.
Don't you ever go by any verse which says "I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob" without thanking God for the glorious grace He has given to us.
MAL 3:6 "For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.
"things to come" is the pres-act-part, mellonton, translated things destined to be"
The present tense is a futuristic present denoting an event which has not yet occurred but is certain that it will occur and therefore it's regarded as already coming to pass so they put it in the present tense.
The unconditional covenants include: the Abrahamic, Palestinian, Davidic, and New Covenants to Israel.
All unconditional covenants have an eternal life "clause" based on the fact that Israel has a future both in time and in eternity.
- The Abrahamic Covenant defines the race for client nation Israel. Abraham became a Jew at age 99; circumcision was the sign, Gen 12:1‑3, 17:10-11.
- The Palestinian Covenant defines the land for client nation Israel, Gen 15:18; Num 34:1‑12; Deu 30:1‑9; Jos 1:3‑4.
- The New Covenant defines the restoration of the client nation Israel at the Second Advent, Jer 31:31‑34. This part of the contract is not operational until the Second Advent or the Second Coming.
Abrahamic Covenant defines the race,
Palestinian Covenant defines the land,
The Davidic Covenant defines the dynasty,
The New Covenant defines the restoration.
The Jewish race is going to keep on being.
There is no way that the Jewish race can ever be eliminated.
It's God's way of saying; "Because I am the God of grace, if I can keep the Jewish race going, I can take care of your problems!"
Why do you think that He recorded their failures for us?
He did so, so that we could see His faithfulness and His integrity.
He blessed Jacob in the covenant, Esau out of it.
Isaac was a weak man all of his life but he became strong and decisive especially when facing the crisis of deception and that's because he was prepared by the intake of doctrine.
Only spiritual growth and maximum doctrine resident in the soul gave Isaac the objectivity and courage to stick with a major command decision.
Psa 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy doctrine: and nothing shall offend them.
In his dying days, laughter comes into the picture as his contemporaries and peers would laugh at Isaac for being deceived by Jacob and Rebekah.
Isaac lived 43 more years with Esau complaining and crying and telling anyone he could about how he was robbed of his blessing.
You are not subject to investigation by other believers including your pastor; that is a part of the privacy of the priesthood.
1Co 11:28 But let a man examine himself,
2CO 13:5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you‑‑ unless indeed you fail the test?
GAL 6:4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.
You do not have the right to examine other believers because you do not have the power to know all things and look inside their soul to examine what God examines, i.e. -their motivation.
People did not know why Isaac allowed the deception to prevail, but God did and that's all that really matters.
- EPH 5:18b "be filled with the Spirit"
- GAL 5:16 "Walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh."
1TH 5:19 Do not quench the Spirit;
EPH 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
He eats good food and He drinks, hangs out with prostitutes and publicans and sinners, goes to the best restaurants, even takes money from women, Luk 8:3.
John comes and they played a happy tune and they said he didn't dance, he acts like he's at a funeral.
"You can never ever scrutinize, figure out, and appraise and judge a spiritual man!"
They could laugh at laughter, Isaac, all they want, however, a mature believer could care less about what people are saying about him. (
PSA 19:12 Who can understand his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.
If you dislike the person then there's a tendency to believe evil about them and if they're going through something then they're under divine discipline.
If you like them then you refuse to believe any evil things about them and if they're going through something they're being tested by the Lord.
PHI 2:12 work out your salvation with fear and trembling;
ROM 14:4 Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and stand he will, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
ROM 14:10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God.
Only the apostle John is the one who records this.....just like only the apostle John is the only disciple who calls himself the disciple whom Jesus loved, Joh 13:23.
1PE 4:15 By no means let any of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a busy-body in other people's affairs.