Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

God's faithfulness to Jacob.

Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Why does Jacob have to have to have the land forever?

He has to have life forever or eternal life.

One is prophetical telling us what will happen to these two tribes. Ephraim and Manasseh are going to be tribes in Israel.

Manasseh would die on the vine and become a shriveled-up weak tribe, while Ephraim would become a powerful and great tribe.

Regardless of the circumstances and events that surround your birth, God gave you life at that moment, so that was the right time for you to be born.

God created soul life and imputed it to your soul at your birth.

When you complain about anything related to your birth or your environment, or parents, or home, you are blaspheming God.

The Bible teaches that the parents are not held responsible for how the children turn out, only the children are,EZE 18:20.

EZE 18:20 “The righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.”

ROM 14:12 So then each one of us shall give account of himself to God.

GEN 3:12 “The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate.”

GEN 3:13 “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

Every time you use your environment as an excuse for your bad habits, you are so far out of line that you are disoriented to life.

When you complain about anything related to your birth or your environment, or parents, or home, you are blaspheming God.

Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Ephraim and Manasseh.

EPH 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,

1CO 2:9 but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

Joseph tried to put Manasseh under Jacobs right hand because he was the first born and he was to get all the blessing of the first born.

The right hand is the hand of blessing and wealth. The left hand is “go out and do the best you can.”

God took care of him all the days of his life.

“God shepherded him” all of the time, whether carnal or spiritual, that is the faithfulness of the Lord.

Once you belong to Him, He is faithful no matter what you are like.

Grace is who and what God is like, not what we are like.

Divine faithfulness is Gods grace expression to the believer using His perfect character as the basis for expression.

1JO 1:9 “If we acknowledge our sins, He is faithful and righteous, with the result that He forgives us our sins and purifies us from all unrighteousness.”

1CO 11:31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we should not be judged.

JER 3:13 “Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against the Lord your God And have scattered your favors to the strangers under every green tree, and you have not obeyed My voice,” declares the Lord.

PSA 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to Thee, and my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”; And Thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. Selah.

PSA 38:18 For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin.

Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002

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