The Problem With Liars? They Always Try to Rewrite History

The Voice of Elijah®, January 2006

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Just to make sure you get the point as to why God hated Esau, let me say this: Esau had certain inherent rights just because he was born first. One of those rights had to do with the fact that he was first in line to inherit the promise. The fact that his father had the right to hand down the promise to whomever he wanted is immaterial. When Esau sold his right of firstborn to Jacob, he tacitly said he did not see any value in the promise. That is why God hated him. God’s hatred was not because of any arbitrary decision on God’s part but because God knew—before Esau was born—that Esau would not believe the promise. Unfortunately, Esau was but one in a long line of scoffers and skeptics. The majority in our day will, likewise, reject the Truth simply because it is easier not to believe than it is to believe. Those of you who are “The Many” who know the Truth will quickly discover you can do absolutely nothing to convince them. The Apostle Paul puts it this way:

I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed, {separated} from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the {temple} service and the promises, whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen. But {it is} not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are {descended} from Israel; neither are they all children because they are Abraham’s descendants, but: “through Isaac your descendants will be named.” That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants. For this is a word of promise: “at this time I will come, and Sarah shall have a son.” And not only this, but there was Rebekah also, when she had conceived {twins} by one man, our father Isaac; for though {the twins} were not yet born, and had not done anything good or bad, in order that God’s purpose according to {His} choice might stand, not because of works, but because of Him who calls, it was said to her, “the older will serve the younger.” Just as it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”
(Romans 9:1–13)

“The Problem With Liars? They Always Try to Rewrite History,” The Voice of Elijah®, January 2006, p. 9

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Author Larry Dee Harper
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