July 2: Never Try to Help God Fulfill His Prophecies

Scripture Reading: Genesis 27:8-10

“…Now therefore, my son, hearken to my voice according to that which I command thee. Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury food for thy father, such as he loveth; and thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, so that he may bless thee before his death.” (Genesis 27:8-10)

Rebekah had a plan. She was so convinced that what God had told her forty years earlier was the truth, that she would not allow anything to interfere. No one, not even Isaac, would keep Jacob from getting the blessing of the firstborn. She would see to that! She would help God fulfill His prophetic word!

Rebekah was a true sister of Laban, who also was a conniver and schemer, and her son Jacob was just like her. The two together were too much for old Isaac in his blind state. He was easy to deceive.

It is a sad thing when God’s children scheme and deceive, lie and cheat, and pull strings in order to fulfill a word of prophecy which they have received — yet many do!

They think they are doing God’s will. Nothing can stop them. They are preempting God’s Divine timetable. God is well able to fulfill His word to you and keep His promises. You do not have to promote yourself or push your way to the front. You only need to follow His guidance.

When Rebekah heard Isaac promise the blessing to Esau, she was disturbed. She knew he was wrong. But she was wrong also, and two wrongs do not make a right.

When your husband (or wife) goes against the will of God, do not try to help God stop him. God can take care of Himself, your spouse and you also!

You may be permitted to speak to him, or her, about it, but never scheme and plot behind his or her back, unless your life is in danger. You will know the difference. God will show you. Then act quickly and wisely!

Rebekah gave her son the wrong advice. For that she would pay a terrible price. She would never see him again the rest of her life.

Mother, be careful that the thing you do to “help” your children will not turn into a curse. It can, if you break the laws of truth, love, and honesty. These are the laws that Rebekah broke.

 

 

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