Don’t Give Up Your Birthright

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Genesis 25:19-34
2017 is our unlimited year.

The only limitations you will ever have are the ones you put on yourself. – Kristinna Habashy

Esau chose limits.

He never considered the big picture

What does a birthright give you? Authority, double portion, priestly service.

That’s all he saw. But for him, birthright carried extra weight.

Did anyone tell him about the covenant his grandfather made with God? That Abraham had angelic visitations? That his family was to set an example for all the families of the world?

Has anyone told you your story lately? You are a child of God. You were chosen from the beginning of time. You are valued and loved by Him. You are the righteousness of God. Because of Jesus you triumph over sin and death. When you use the name of Jesus demons have to flee. You are more than a conqueror. You can do all things.

There is more at stake for you. Don’t accept the limitations of the devil as if you are like everyone else. You aren’t.

His birthright was more than just stuff. More than power. More than spiritual authority.

Hebrews 12:16 Make sure that no one is immoral or godless like Esau, who traded his birthright as the firstborn son for a single meal.

Trading his birthright was sinful.

Hebrews 12:23 You have come to the assembly of God’s firstborn children, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God himself, who is the judge over all things. You have come to the spirits of the righteous ones in heaven who have now been made perfect.

Romans 8:29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

Because of the Cross, we are all firstborn sons and daughters.

Treating his birthright lightly would set a precedent for us to treat the Cross lightly.

We treat the Cross lightly and limitations slam on our lives.

The limits you accept will be harder for your children to break free from. And your grandchildren.
He didn’t even put up a fight

Esau never asked to be born first. It was his destiny.

I feel like I never asked to be a pastor. 

Just because I didn’t ask for it doesnt mean I shouldn’t guard it. Just because I didn’t ask for it doesn’t mean I should give it away to someone who wants it. Wants it more than I do.

Genesis 25:32 “Look, I’m dying of starvation!” said Esau. “What good is my birthright to me now?”

I’m a single mum what good is my dream?
I’m a failure what good is my dream?
I’m retired what good is my dream?
I have a child with a disability, what good is my dream?

There will always be people stirring the pot telling you, “That dream is no good, give it away.”

But I will not let go. I will fight for my destiny. I will fight for my birthright.

I refuse to accept the limitation of my age.
My health.
My marital status.
My educational level.
My mental illness.
My child’s disability.

Whatever it is for you, refuse the limitation. Don’t give up your birthright.

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