Hebrews 11:20 | PAX Christian Church (07/02/23)

This is the Sunday Gathering worship service at 9AM at PAX Christian Church on 07/02/23
We are a non-denominational church in Gardnerville, NV.

The current series is LIVING BY FAITH: Hebrews 11.
This week’s message is titled “Hebrews 11:20″
Speaker: Mandy Lucas | PAX Co-Lead Pastor

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we are in a series of Hebrews from chapter one we are in 11

0:43and we’re in just sit in 11 for the rest of summer so I hope you guys are good

0:49with that because we are breaking it down by faith we are breaking down all these by faith statements in the book of

0:56Hebrews this week where all the Hebrews 11 20. and as I was praying about this week

1:03um and and kind of trying to find an area in my life where this connects and

1:09hopefully an area of your life of a time in our life where he did

1:14something and he he spoke really clearly to Brian and I about our children

1:21friend and I have been married about four years we had intentionally not even

1:26trying to have kids until about four years in because we just thought we’d want this time early in our marriage to

1:32put that foundation and build strong and so right around the four-year Mark we’re like okay here we go like sure whatever

1:38happens and and so when the lawyers lasted Us in his timing then we’ll start

1:44our family and that’s where we were and we um we’re working at a church I was on

1:50staff at a church at the time as a children’s Pastor I was on the executive team of that church and it was a pretty

1:57cushy job I’m not kind of like this three jobs don’t tend to um so thank you very much and this one didn’t

2:04necessarily do that but it had a lot of benefits it had health care it was like important parents start a family it had

2:11retirement just the things that aren’t always available it was a huge blessing

2:16to have that job it was an incredible opportunity well right at this time in our lives the Lord was like okay Mandy

2:22it’s time to resign and we had felt a strong calling for

2:29Brett to start moving forward in his call in Ministry and we just knew that where we were wasn’t it wasn’t where

2:35document is to be and so I had this conversation with my senior pastor I resigned he said what are you doing

2:41where are you going have you already interviewed I said no the Lord just told me now at the time so here we go no job

2:48no prospects the next week we found out we’re going okay it was like

2:57okay and then I got really sick I mean like sticker than you could ever imagine

3:03a pregnant woman be like I was so nauseous I agree and then I started

3:10having pain and so I went to the doctors who went to the emergency room actually

3:15and the ultrasound tech says the pregnancies look normal

3:22and this is our first pregnancy and I’m like

3:29why on Earth would you say pregnancies she’s going through the ultrasound and

3:35she goes here’s healthy pregnancy a and I was like hey

3:43and here’s healthy pregnancy a has a strong a good spinal column here’s the

3:50brain here’s the heart everything you can see in six weeks here’s the heartbeat and

3:57here’s healthy pregnancy

4:03and uh and Brian is just standing there next to it he’s like baby

4:09and I’m sitting there processing and he’s going to be and he’s getting

4:14like progressively louder so this ultrasound tech is just talking and we’re sitting there it’s completely

4:20stopped not really understanding and all of a sudden my sister who has twins popped in my head and I went

4:30and he’s like B twins and he goes B

4:39Twins and the ultrasound tech stocks

4:45you didn’t know [Applause] the crystal sound I’ve ever had you know

4:50so we’re like right there in the midst of it my I get so sick they’re like you’re just gonna be sick because

4:55they’re double everything and I’m like hey I get so sick I had to tell my pastor because I was missing morning

5:02prayer and so I went to him and I said hi Pastor John um

5:07we’re not really telling anyone yet that I’m pregnant and we’re having twins and that’s why

5:12I’ve been late for things and he goes oh my gosh are we staying like do you want to stay longer I was like

5:19no um actually it feels more like confirmation

5:24of what God’s doing and moving Us in this direction right no insurance no

5:29jobs no prospects and it totally seems like the right thing and so when we were

5:35when we were choosing our daughters names once we found out they were girls and we were choosing their names

5:42we wanted to stand in the promise of God we wanted to stand on what he was doing

5:49in our life on the blessing that they would be to us we wanted to Proclaim that and so when we picked their names

5:56collecting Elizabeth Isabella Maurice we have two names whose roots

6:02ultimately meaning promised God beautiful promise one is beautiful voice

6:12and promised of God and one is Isabella which is Elizabeth

6:19beautiful Bella you’re beautiful

6:28that’s what we named that’s what we wanted to claim over their lives that’s

6:33the blessing we wanted to take over them and that’s what a blessing is you know

6:39we we saw what God had done in our lives we were trusting on what because we knew

6:46how he had come through before we were trusting on what he was doing in that moment and we were proclaiming that

6:52blessing over them and over our future and a blessing is soon for that it’s a proclamation that God has good things

6:59for us for our children and for our loved ones that’s what a blessing is and we’re

7:06called to bless others to bless our children to bless our families to bless our loved ones in Jesus would even call

7:12us to bless those who curse us so tonight not just the people we care

7:18about but also everyone to give a blessing

7:23to give a blessing is to Proclaim and stand in faith that God has good things

7:30for us for our children and for our loved ones and relationship for the Lord

7:38and we’re going to be talking this morning about a passage in Hebrews Hebrews

7:43it says by faith Isaac blessed Jacob and

7:49Esau his thumbs in regards to the Future I see Isaac blessed in regards to their

7:57future we’re going to look at what it means for us today to live in that same kind of

8:03space into a walk-in on Santa’s face and we’re going to do it by turning back to Genesis in a moment but first of all the

8:09prayer looking past father God thank you so much for who you are thank you God for the good things

8:16that you have done throughout the history of not only Humanity but this world

8:21through all the time God thank you that you are good and loving and that you care for us thank

8:28you God that you come through and make good on your promises and that we can trust God that you have good things for

8:35us even when we can’t see it even when we don’t understand how it’s going to work even when we don’t know how it’s

8:41going to play out God we understand that you can do these things we claim it today we stand on those promises

8:48and those blessings for you father you know how our weeks have gone you know the distractions we walked in

8:54here today with we pray that those who followed in that in this time in this space we could come to your word and

9:00focus wholly on you open our hearts

9:06to hear your word open our eyes to see in our ears to hear so that we may be changed and encouraged

9:14this morning by what you have for us amen

9:22all right so it says and we’re going to turn back to the Book of Genesis chapter

9:2727. we have a Bible app for these you guys who didn’t remove uh

9:36um we are in the Bible app under events if you guys have the Bible athletes respond to this

9:42um under events it is

9:48the little app that is a Bible that says Bible on it um and then when you go to more

9:57um it’ll pop up the screen that has events you can find us on the map where tax Christian Church you can click on it

10:02our event is live and you can follow along with the scriptures in the Bible app or on the screen behind me as you go

10:09or in your bibles if you brought your Bible today all right

10:17so Genesis 27.

10:27yeah it’s like I get like dry fingers

10:33sorry all right here we go Genesis 27.

10:44it would help if I was being right but I can just read it from my tablet but

10:49there’s something about reading from the word of God okay Genesis 27 when Isaac

10:55was old and his eyes were weak so that he could no longer see he called Esau

11:00his older son and he said to him my son here I am he answered Isaac said I am

11:06now an old man and I don’t know the day of my death now then get your equipment

11:12your bow your Arab sorry your quiver and bow and go out to the Open Country to

11:20hunt some wild game for me prepare for me the kind of tasty food I like and

11:26bring it to me to eat so that I may give you my blessing before I die in faith

11:33not knowing the day or the hour that he would pass from this world to the next Isaac chooses to call Esau his oldest

11:41son and to bless him to proclaim a blessing over his life and

11:48in the ancient near East in the days that they lived a blessing carried legal weight this isn’t just like a warm

11:55sentiment that he’s giving his son this is a time that he is passing on his

12:00inheritance this is a legally binding moment for them this is like going to be

12:05what Esau gets from his father to carry on with his name for his family line

12:13that’s what we’re talking about here when he says I want to bless you in faith Isaac is thinking of the future he

12:19had prepared in advance of blessing for his son he knew and you’ll see how he

12:25says it he knew this moment would come and he was ready for it it seems like a

12:31lovely account at face value right you start reading to I Love The Book of Genesis because it

12:38never takes me where I think I’m about to go right so here we go it seems like this is gonna go well like

12:44easy Isaac says Esau the handsome game bring me the meal that I love and then

12:49I’m gonna bless you good plans let’s see how it goes okay

12:56Genesis 8 10 no wait

13:05Genesis 27 it just

13:15um okay so before we get there because I’m going to summarize a little bit it seems like it’s a good idea and it’s

13:20just gonna go for any time however Rebecca Isaac Swift esos mother okay

13:26she’s listening she overhears what he says and she calls Jacob her other twin

13:32son Esau’s brother in and she’s like hey this is what’s happening your your dad’s

13:39gonna bless your brother that you’re gonna be you’re gonna get the blessings so I want you to go and get feed with me and I’ll

13:46prepare the meal and then you’re gonna go into your father’s room and feed him the meal and then he’s gonna bless you

13:52instead and they go back and forth about it this is Rebecca’s idea they go back and forth about it Jacob it’s like I

13:57don’t want to get hot like he he just sort of says but what if he realizes and

14:02then I get cursed instead of a blessing so blessing and curse are both they both carry illegally by a big thing here if

14:10Jacob gets mad and is like casts him out that is what has to happen after that

14:15and Jacob is like if Isaac gets down if Jacob is like I don’t what about this

14:21what about that and his mom comes up with this plan for him

14:27so in verse 8 it says now my son listen carefully do what I tell you go out to

14:32the flock bring me two Choice young goats so I can prepare some tasty food for your father just the way he likes it

14:39then take it to your father to eat so that he can give you his Blessing this

14:46before he dies and so Jacob does this and I don’t know if you read the Bible and you’re like oh

14:54people but like all these people sometimes you know what is Rebecca doing

15:00why would she even do this and I am not going to justify her actions

15:05I’m not going to say that this is what she would should have done this is what she did and that’s what the Bible says

15:11it does not say either way that she should have or shouldn’t have but this is what she did and I love

15:16that that speaks so much to The credibility of the Bible because they don’t try to shoot it’s not sugar-coated

15:23it’s not changed it’s obvious it’s like she is being deceitful in what she is doing we do also have to view Rebecca

15:31through the lens of what the Lord has told her about her sons so when Rebecca was pregnant she had

15:38this trouble where the babies were jostling in her womb and she seeks the Lord about it and she goes to the Lord

15:45and here’s what the Lord says to her in Genesis 25 23 the Lord said to her two

15:51nations are in your womb and two peoples from within you will be separated

15:57one people will be stronger than the other and the older will serve together

16:06and he spots the older son and Jacob is the younger son now I’m not justifying what she’s doing

16:12I think it does help to remember she has been told this

16:18okay but we’re not here to talk about Rebecca we’re here to talk about Isaac because

16:25in Hebrews and such by faith Isaac blessed

16:30his sons in regard to their future right so we’re

16:36going to keep going in this account and see how this unfolds so they go

16:44and they do all of this stuff Genesis 27-14 they get all the food

16:51ready verse 14. so he went and got the them

16:57the game and he brought them to his mother and she prepared some tasty food just the way his daughter liked it then

17:04Rebecca took the best clothes of Esau her older son which she had in the house

17:11and put them on her younger son Jacob she also covered his hands

17:16and the smooth part of his neck with goat skin they are going for this okay like this

17:24is commitment right here they’re really going then she handed to her son Jacob the

17:31tasty food and bread that she had made he went to his father and said my father

17:37yes my son he answered who is it who is it right away

17:45I think it seems to know that something’s not quite right when he calls to ISA before Esau says here I am

17:51but there’s no question about a Tim but here Jacob comes in he Isaac is

17:56expecting Esau and he goes who is it

18:02so Jacob said to his father I’m Esau your firstborn I have done as you told

18:08me please sit up and eat some of my veins so that you may give me your blessing you know what this reminds me

18:14of as a parent is like when my kids come in and I don’t have my contacts in and they’re like hey Mom and I’m like

18:21yeah who is that but your voices are very similar I’ll

18:28just keep you talking and see if I can figure this out okay

18:33all right so Isaac asked to spend how did you find it so quickly my son

18:40oh sorry Jacob said to his father I may saw your first score I have done as you told me please sit up and eat some of my

18:46name so that you may give me some of your blessing Isaac asked his son how did you find it so quickly my son still

18:53I’m not I’m she’s still not sure here the Lord your God gave me success he

18:58replied then Isaac said to Jacob come near so I

19:03could touch you by saying to know whether you really are my son Esau or not he’s still like

19:11Jacob went close to his father Isaac who touched him and said

19:16the voice is the voice of Jada get on him that’s like a that’s a

19:21powerful moment in my parent book right here he knows his son’s voice The Voice as a son of J is the voice of Jacob the

19:28hands are the hands of Esau he did not recognize him for his hands were harried like those of his brother Isa so he

19:35proceeded to bless him and he said are you really my son Isa

19:40yeah I am he replied then he said my son bring me some of your games to eat so

19:46that I may give you my blessing Jacob brought it to him and he ate and

19:51he brought some wine and he drank and then his father Isaac said to him come here my son and kiss me so he went to

19:58him and he kissed him and when Isaac had caught the smell of his clothes

20:04final test he blessed him and he said and I’m going to reap a blessing in a moment but I

20:10gotta I have to stop here because I know some of you guys you’re sitting there as I’m reading this account you’re like liar

20:17liar liar liar and I am not denying that over and over and over again Jacob lies

20:25his brother later even says he is brightly named Deceiver with this again

20:30today this isn’t about Jacob this is about he’s like

20:43and what Isaac does here is made has Eternal impact for his family

20:49and not only for his family but for every single woman

20:55because it is like that Jesus comes and it is not only through as explained

21:02the Jacob slime and so him proceeding with this blessing

21:07and a moment when things are unknown is huge

21:15it’s huge it’s Faith He blesses his son even though

21:21some things about this team

21:27even though he’s not completely sure like and faith he says in Genesis 27.

21:37it says so he went to him and kissed him and whenever he caught this and all his clothes he blessed him and said ah the

21:44smell of my son is like a smell of the field the floor to supplies

21:50and here’s the blessing may God give you Heaven’s due and Earth’s rich and

21:55richness and abundance of green and blue wine magnations serve you and people bow down

22:02to you be Lord over your brothers and may the sons of your mother

22:10May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed

22:19he and Jacob and your faith is maturing the future he

22:25is standing on what God has done in his life God has blessed Isaac

22:31and Isaac is passing that blessing onto his son and he is giving him the rights

22:37of the firstborn he is giving him the blessing of the firstborn all that he

22:43has is now going to Jacob and his legally minded when he’s done

22:50it is legally blinding there is no one doing what is just done

22:57and there’s a lot of trust that Isaac has in this blessing

23:05this Proclamation by faith of what God is going to do in the life of his son

23:12he is going to be richly and abundantly bless you

23:18may you be richly and abundantly blessed may be Earth revealed to you

23:24may you never want is what he’s saying may God turn by your

23:31entire life God will do this for you I give you this blessing you will be

23:36powerful you will be a nation you will rule over

23:41your brothers all of this household all of my household all of my servants is all under you and I’m trusting God

23:50in that blessing over your life it’s no longer on Isaac

23:58to do these things the Lord is going to do this and he’s proclaiming him and

24:03he’s standing on the ground

24:11[Music] like I guess that they saw maybe I’m just getting home

24:18as a job you guys

24:23and he’s standing on that promise my question today is

24:28a do you trust God with your children

24:35your family with your loved ones enough that when

24:40things are unknown and you can’t see exactly how God is going to come through or provide or do these things could you

24:47trust him enough to make a blessing like a proclamation over them

24:53like that that God will come through

25:01that’s what I think it’s gonna bite me and that’s what it is when we say that

25:07Isaac walked by faith and God is calling us to walk by that

25:12Faith with our feelings with our children with our loved ones who are friends

25:20with the people that we care most about that we hold on to when it seems like their future is uncertain or unsure

25:26we’re not really sure what’s going on

25:31God calls us to bless them that way to not hold on to

25:38their lives and try to make it happen our way

25:45for the people that you love I think it’s a challenge to all of us

25:50and I’m not saying it’s an easy one okay

25:56to trust that God knows what he’s doing

26:02to trust that God [Music]

26:07like is it in faith we can believe that God will fulfill his promises for our

26:12children our families and our loved ones we can bless them even when we are unsure because God is able it’s not

26:19about our ability it is about his ability to come through

26:26but Hebrew says that he blessed both his sons

26:32so let’s keep going and see what happens here so he gives this blessing he gives his

26:39Blessing to his son Jacob Jacob please

26:46and it says that he has scarcely left [Music] and Esau comes in he prepares the meal

26:53he brings it to his father and here’s what happens to Genesis 27 verses 32.

27:00all the way through 40. his father Isaac asked him who are you

27:06I’m your son he answered your firstborn he saw and there’s no question it says Isaac

27:13trembled violently and he says who was it then that hunting game and brought it to me I ate it just before you came in

27:19and I blessed him and indeed he will be blessed he’s legally minded he can’t remember

27:27and when he saw heard his father’s words he burst out with a loud and bitter cry and he said to his father bless me me

27:35too my father but he said your brother came

27:41deceitfully and he took your blessing and Esau said isn’t he rightfully named

27:48Jacob this is the second time he has taken advantage of me he took my Birthright

27:54and now he’s taken my blessing if you don’t know the story Esau sold his

27:59Birthright for a bowl of soup when he was banished okay so it’s in there okay well you can go back and read Genesis

28:06later but took his birthday as well

28:12and then he asked haven’t you reserved any blessing for me

28:19is there something for the other side and Isaac answered Esau I have made him

28:26Lord over you I have made all his servant all his relatives his servants and I have

28:32sustained him with grain and new wine so what can I possibly do to replace

28:40I haven’t given enough Esau said to his father do you have only

28:47one blessing my father bless me too my father then he saw left


28:59and Isaac does something by faith

29:05when it seems impossible when he doesn’t understand really

29:13what else can be done for his son he steps out in faith

29:20Hill and it doesn’t feel that much of a blessing when he starts he says your dwelling will be away from

29:27the Earth’s richness and away from the Dews of Heaven that’s the opposite of

29:33the blessing he gave to Jacob you will live by the sword and you will serve

29:39your brother but when you grow Restless you will throw his yoke off from your neck in

29:48faith when it seems impossible but he can’t undo what’s been done when he doesn’t understand how God’s gonna move he says what makes fun you will stand in

29:56the freedom and the blessing of God and you will throw that yoke off your neck

30:02even when it seems impossible Isaac blessed as Esau

30:08I think he stands in that blessing

30:16he trusts god with Esau’s future

30:24Isaac proclaims blessing over a son when it seems impossible

30:30and we can’t too we can stand in the proclamation of

30:37evidence seems impossible or God will come

30:43in our lives in the lives of our children and realize that our fears in the lives of the

30:51people we love because let’s be honest you guys know our loved ones sometimes we worry then we don’t see how they’re

30:58going to walk out of the situation that they’re in we don’t see how they’re going to make the right choices we don’t see how they’re going to find their way

31:04to God but you know who sees God sees and God loves them and as much as you

31:10love them God loves them more and he has more blessing and more greater things in

31:16their lives than you could ever ever imagine all of your plans all of your strategy for your children for your

31:22loved ones with the people you care about in your lives that are far from God doesn’t it pales in comparison to

31:28what God could do chaos in comparison to what God can do

31:35for them we have to let go we have to let God we have to stand in blessing and

31:41Proclaim that over their lives when we’re looking and we’re saying if you and and I do this too I just don’t know

31:47how I just don’t know when I just don’t know what we just say God will

31:54God will take care of them God will take hold of them God will hold them up out

31:59of the depth he will do it because we’ve seen him do it he’s done it in my life

32:04and you stand on what God has done in the past in the Bible

32:11and in your life and in the lives of people around us why coming to church is so important

32:20because it’s the only place in our world where we go gathered with other people

32:27who aren’t necessarily our family and we get to talk about the good things that

32:32God has done in our lives and share that witness of how good he is of how

32:37faithful he is of who he is and what he’s done in our lives so that in those times when we can’t see

32:45it we can borrow the faith of others we can borrow and stand on the witness

32:52and the testimony of reliable people of milk who’ve had God come through for them

33:02that’s what we did when we named our kids because we just

33:07couldn’t see how God was going to come through for us

33:12and there were moments where we were like I don’t know okay you said they are

33:18a promise and a blessing and we’re going to stand on that and we’re going to walk through wherever

33:24you take us and we are gonna whatever heads are not in shaking at us and telling us we are

33:30just being stupid ah we’re going to continue to follow you in

33:36favor we’re going to stand in that blessing of faith

33:43in things like Isaac we can give that worry to God and ultimately when we do

33:50that we give those people our love to God will deliver them he will save them he

33:58will make a way he has a party done in the heavy lifted for us Jesus has already died for them

34:05salvation is already available so again Romans 5 14-17 says for those who are

34:12led by the spirit of God for those who are led by the spirit of God are the children of God

34:20he is the father who cares for them more than we would ever care for think about

34:26how much we love the person you love the most in your life God bless the Lord

34:32and we’re perfectly

34:38Romans 5 15 says the spirit you receive does not make you slave so that you live in fear again rather the spirit you

34:44received brought about your adoption to sonship we don’t have to live in fear we

34:50have eternal inheritance through Christ Jesus because we have become the sons of

34:55daughters of God our inheritance is that our blessing has

35:01already been spoken God has already said and we get an eternity

35:08with God because of it the spirit you received brought about your adoption through sonship and by him

35:15we cry Abba Father the spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are

35:20God’s children and now if we are children then we are heirs

35:27Heirs of God and co-heirs of Christ if indeed we share his sufferings in order that he may also share that we also

35:33share with his glory we have become co-heirs with Christ Our Birthright is not sellable like Esau’s

35:41was for a bowl of soup our blessing is not being given away to

35:49someone else it was made available through Christ’s death once and for all

35:54the authorities [Music]

36:09and asked and when we do we become Sons and

36:17Daughters of God and we have a father who has a kingdom that is greater than

36:24we could ever imagine and the things that he is waiting for us

36:30are greater than my package and the things he’s waiting for our own

36:35children in our families and our friends and I loved ones are greater than

36:41anything we could ever concoct or build or try to give them

36:54thank you that’s how we walk

36:59by state that’s how we walk in the space of Isaac had and he blessed not one but both of

37:07his sons

37:21than Isaac to be to live and blessing

37:28how much more this light of Jesus I did this before Jesus ever came he stood up

37:35and invading purpose blessing that God would come through how about us this side of Jesus death and Resurrection

37:42when God has come through God has been good on his promises that he would send a favor to this world and not only did

37:48he said him but he raced him from the dead how much more can we stand to trust God

37:56knowing that he went to extraordinary lengths so that we could possibly know

38:03ing full well that many people will reject them

38:10it was still worth it to him because you’re worth it to God

38:18maybe this is the first time you’ve heard that God has a blessing or an

38:25inheritance available to you and you’re sitting there and your heart is burning

38:30and you’re wondering how he did that and I had greatness for you all you have to

38:37do is telling me believe in him ask him

38:42to forgive you for yourself

38:49sometimes the mic cuts out it’s in the most important ones

38:56but all you have to do is ask him to pray before your status and she used to live for him

39:03she’s still laying down striving to worry for holding on


39:15Jesus will do the heavy lifting for you all you have to do is ask

39:23and believe that he’ll meet you and that he makes good on these promises

39:29but Jesus died for you

39:35and all it takes is a prayer of confession to just tell them that

39:40he hears me and then you get baptized and tell the whole world yeah that’s how we do it

39:48here when you believe you get baptized yeah but maybe as I’ve been talking this

39:54morning you are already a Christian and you’ve been walking with the Lord

40:00and you’ve been reminded that God has done great things in your life and that maybe you’re being challenged this

40:06morning that it is time to stand on the blessing that Christ will not for you

40:12it is time to stand and believe that that blessing is good for your children but that blessing is good for your

40:19family and that that blessing is good for your loved ones

40:25I would encourage you if that’s you this morning start releasing it to God every time you find yourself saying but Lord I

40:32don’t know how they transport to your husband or to your spouse or to your best friend I just don’t understand okay

40:37if you just don’t understand you know who understands the Lord understands take it to Jesus let him

40:44let him take over pray for them

40:50release all that anxiety and all that memory of that love and share the

40:55password and that drives those things to God he is more than able to take

41:03or maybe this morning I’m talking about blessing we’ve talked about inheritance we’re talking about all this stuff that

41:08you are facing a future that feels hopeless

41:14and you don’t know you don’t know where God is

41:21you just don’t see him working I want to encourage you he’s working he is for you he is with you there is nowhere on this

41:27Earth that you could go through or not in his presence that’s what the Bible tells us tonight

41:33yeah there’s nowhere you could flee from his presence he is ever with you

41:40he cares for you he loves you he’s still writing this part of their story just keep walking Faithfully with him and in

41:48those moments where Darkness surrounds you Proclaim and blessing that Jesus Christ has already made a way

41:56through this evenness just hold on

42:05I’m going to pray for you this morning and then we’re going to spend some time

42:11asking God just to speak to us and show us where our hearts are this morning and what he would have us do with us

42:20father God thank you father we pray for those who Lord don’t

42:26know you yet God but are wanting to Lord we pray for anyone in this room that that has a burden and a desire in your

42:32heart to know what it means to be loved by you it’s to be a son or a daughter to

42:39be an heir to have full Assurance God but they have an inheritance waiting for

42:46them in heaven with you God we pray and even us who believe God

42:54we we profess our faith we trust you God we admit that sometimes

43:01we don’t do this well but sometimes we hold on and we try to control we we don’t step out on the blessing that

43:07you’ve given us forgive us God help us to be braved and confident in what you’ve done and in Who

43:14You Are give us reminders Lord

43:19give us reminders to turn things over to you to let go and let you take control

43:27of our worthy of our situations our children our families

43:41God We Believe in the Holy Spirit I pray that you who

43:48search our hearts this morning and show us God what we would have us do

43:56because of the faith why is it



WE are called to bless others, our children, our families our loved ones…Jesus even calls us to bless those who curse us…

TO GIVE A BLESSING: is to proclaim and stand in faith that God has good things for us, our children and our loved ones.

Hebrews 11:20 NIV
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.

Genesis 27:1-4 NIV
1 When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he could no longer see, he called for Esau his older son and said to him, “My son.”“Here I am,” he answered. 2 Isaac said, “I am now an old man and don’t know the day of my death. 3 Now then, get your equipment—your quiver and bow—and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me. 4 Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my blessing before I die.”

Isaac blesses his children by faith.

So what does it look like to live by faith the way Isaac does?

Genesis 27:8-10 NIV
8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you: 9 Go out to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, so I can prepare some tasty food for your father, just the way he likes it. 10 Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies.”

Genesis 25:23 NIV
23 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.”

Genesis 27:14-27 NIV
14 So he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and she prepared some tasty food, just the way his father liked it. 15 Then Rebekah took the best clothes of Esau her older son, which she had in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob. 16 She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins. 17 Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made. 18 He went to his father and said, “My father.”“Yes, my son,” he answered. “Who is it?” 19 Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing.” 20 Isaac asked his son, “How did you find it so quickly, my son?”“The Lord your God gave me success,” he replied. 21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Come near so I can touch you, my son, to know whether you really are my son Esau or not.” 22 Jacob went close to his father Isaac, who touched him and said, “The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.” 23 He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he proceeded to bless him. 24 “Are you really my son Esau?” he asked.“I am,” he replied. 25 Then he said, “My son, bring me some of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing.”Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank. 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, “Come here, my son, and kiss me.” 27 So he went to him and kissed him. When Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he blessed him and said,“Ah, the smell of my sonis like the smell of a fieldthat the Lord has blessed.

By Faith Isaac blesses his son even when he is unsure.

Genesis 27:27-29 NIV
27 So he went to him and kissed him. When Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he blessed him and said,“Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the Lord has blessed. 28 May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness—an abundance of grain and new wine. 29 May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may your mother’s sons bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed.”

Genesis 27:32-40 NIV
32 His father Isaac asked him, “Who are you?” “I am your son,” he answered, “your firstborn, Esau.” 33 Isaac trembled violently and said, “Who was it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came and I blessed him—and indeed he will be blessed!” 34 When Esau heard his father’s words, he burst out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me—me too, my father!” 35 But he said, “Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing.” 36 Esau said, “Isn’t he rightly named Jacob? This is the second time he has taken advantage of me: He took my birthright, and now he’s taken my blessing!” Then he asked, “Haven’t you reserved any blessing for me?” 37 Isaac answered Esau, “I have made him lord over you and have made all his relatives his servants, and I have sustained him with grain and new wine. So what can I possibly do for you, my son?” 38 Esau said to his father, “Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!” Then Esau wept aloud. 39 His father Isaac answered him,“Your dwelling will beaway from the earth’s richness,away from the dew of heaven above. 40 You will live by the swordand you will serve your brother.But when you grow restless,you will throw his yokefrom off your neck.”

By faith, Isaac blesses his son when it seems impossible.

Romans 8:14-17 NIV
14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Romans 5:8 NIV
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

So what does it look like to live by faith the way Isaac does?

1. To Proclaim Blessing when you are unsure

2. To Proclaim Blessing when it seems impossible.

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