Twins! The Struggle Between the Flesh and Spirit

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“The Lord said to her,

Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.”

John Morgon, Pastor of Family Christian Center in Chicago spoke today at Faith Life Church about twins.  An eye opening message which was about the struggle between the flesh (soul) and the spirit.

The culture of grace and faith is what was given to Jacob after he tricked his father in order to obtain the birthright and blessing which God had already promised him long before he was ever born.  Isn’t that the way we are sometimes?  We try to work for or manipulate God to give us what He has already promised…long before we ever even ask about it.

John made the amazing point when God had spoken to Rebekah after she became pregnant after being barren for twenty years.  She wanted to know what was going on inside of her, why the war… God told her two cultures were there, two nations, something that was so much bigger than she could hope for or imagine.  Rebekah was worried about being barren, but God had already set in motion the seed long before Rebekah was ever in the picture.  It is sad for me to think about this story.

John pointed out how Isaac loved Esau because he was a hunter and he loved his food, while the Scripture simply says, Rebekah loved Jacob.  No reason except she simply loved him. God gave His only son, simply because He loved us…not for any reason or thing we have done.  We must simply sit in His presence in order to receive His love.

Esau worked to gain his father’s love, while Jacob simply sat in his mother’s presence and received it.  God had already promised to give

24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. 25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.[d]26 After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob.[e] Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.

The war continued and Jacob fled fearing his life.  He never saw his mother again, nor his father.  Thankfully, he did make amends with his brother.

The culture of grace, John says, “Grace is done…we don’t have to do.”  John Morgan helps build churches and is a pastor, teacher, evangelist and mentor. Visit his website at http://johnmorgancommunications.com

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