Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
A great sign appeared in Heaven. Part 4. Rev 12.
Wednesday, July 3, 2002
Blessed - aor-act-ind -eulogesen = to bless for success, power, and prosperity.
While Esau was the eldest twin and should have received his fathers blessing and inheritance, it was Jacob the younger twin who became the heir through deception.
1. Even though Isaac loved Esau who was his favorite, he would never reverse the decision though Esau worked on him for years, HEB 12:16-17.
2. This was an act of supergrace nobility based on doctrine resident in the soul and is similar to the test of Abraham in Gen 22, although not as great as Abrahams test.
3. In addition to the principle that the elder should serve the younger, there was a second principle by which Isaac held to his decision - ROM 9:6-14, Esau was an unbeliever.
Love and hate are anthropopathisms expressing Gods approval of the regenerate and disapproval of the unbeliever.
An anthropopathism ascribes to God a human characteristic which God does not actually possess, but is used to reveal and explain Gods policy toward mankind in terms of human frame of reference.
Even though the unbeliever, Esau, is genetically related to Abraham, he is not spiritually related to Abraham through regeneration, and so was rejected from the new racial species.
It was obvious to Isaac as a mature believer that unregenerate Esau could not inherit or perpetuate the doctrinal principles of the Abrahamic covenant.
As much as he loved Esau, Isaac knew from divine viewpoint that the unbeliever Esau, his eldest and favorite son, was excluded from the Abrahamic covenant.
They both demonstrate the worst characteristics in the family, cheating, deceiving, whining, complaining, bitterness, terrible implacability.
A real man always sees the true issue and never allows his pride to interfere.
HEB 11:20 By means of doctrine resident in the soul Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau,
Turn to EXO 3:15
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,
MAL 3:6 “For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.”
“Things to come” - pres-act-part - mellonton “things destined to be.”
The unconditional covenants include: the Abrahamic, Palestinian, Davidic, and New Covenants to Israel.
1. 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; GEN 13:15-16; GEN 15:18; GEN 22:15-8; GEN 26:3-4; EXO 6:2-8.
4. The New Covenant defines the restoration of client nation Israel at the Second Advent and its millennial modus operandi, JER 31:31-34. This part of the contract is not operational until the Second Advent.
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