CHILDREN OF SPIRIT VERSUS CHILDREN OF THE FLESH (Continued)
Genesis 25: 29-34
29 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. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
According to The Companion Bible, there are three major parts of the birthright. They include the following:
(a) The Father’s Supremacy and Blessing
Went to Jacob (Genesis 27) and Judah (Genesis 49:8);
1 Chronicles 5:1,2
(b) A Double Portion
Went to Joseph (Genesis 48)
(c) The Domestic Priesthood
Which aftergoing to the firstborn of each family was vested in Levi for the whole nation(Numbers 3:6, 12).
As noted previously, the carnal man (Esau) is satisfied only by flesh. The Companion Bible also states that the word “birthright” is translated “ware” or merchandize. All the merchandizing in the church today is a symptom of a much larger problem! Adam, Esau, or Edom all speak to the earthy man. The birthright and the blessing are contingent upon each other. Birthright means firstborn. Spiritually, that means conforming to the image of the Son of God, the Firstborn of many brethren. (Romans 8:29). The carnal man knows at heart that he is unable to live up to the responsibilities inherent in the birthright. Some of these responsibilities include walking or living in the spirit, believing on Him Whom God hath sent, receiving His grace, and living by faith, hence his lustful soul has to die if he is to be an obedient son. Just like the carnal ones that would come after him, the idol of Esau’s heart demanded a celebration, and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way, thus despising his birthright.
Neither be ye idolaters, as [were] some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. _ 1 Corinthians 10:7