Genesis 25:24-33 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, [there were] twins in her womb. And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac [was] threescore years old when she bare them. And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob [was] a plain man, dwelling in tents. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of [his] venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he [was] faint: And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red [pottage]; for I [am] faint: therefore was his name called Edom. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. And Esau said, Behold, I [am] at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
1Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Birthright is a promise.
Gene 25:27 And the boys grew: and
Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob [was] a plain man,
dwelling in tents.
Hebr 11:9-10 By faith he sojourned
in the land of promise, as [in] a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles
with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked
for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God.
LOSING BIRTHRIGHT AND BACKLSIDING
2Pet 2:20-22 For if after they have
escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the
latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for
them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known
[it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened
unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit
again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
MEANING OF BAPTISM
Hose 12:3-5 He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God: Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him [in] Bethel, and there he spake with us; Even the LORD God of hosts; the LORD [is] his memorial.
Gene 32:28 And he said, Thy name
shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power
with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
Josh 5:13-15 And it came to pass,
when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold,
there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and
Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, [Art] thou for us, or for our adversaries?
And he said, Nay; but [as] captain of the host of the LORD am I now come.
And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him,
What saith my lord unto his servant? And the captain of the LORD'S host said
unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou
standest [is] holy. And Joshua did so.
2Tim 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded,
of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Amalekites (thorn in Israel's
side) came from Esau.
MEN WHO FOUGHT IN THE SPIRIT
Roma 15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in [your] prayers to God for me;
Ephe 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Colo 4:12 Epaphras, who is [one]
of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for
you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete
in all the will of God.
Hebr 6:6 (6:5 it is impossioble..) If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.
Hebr 6:12 That ye be not slothful,
but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Sinner, will you stay in the
world and not strive but faith?
Hope is fuel for striving.
MODERN DAY ESAU'S WHO DO NOT FIGHT FOR THEIR BIRTHRIGHTS
Hebr 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling
of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]:
and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
1Pet 5:8-10 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom
in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are
accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who
hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have
suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [you].