Now then, get your equipment—your quiver and bow—and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me. 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.
Genesis 27: 3 – 4
Isaac had different classes of animals among his flocks if it were to be a matter of have taste for something different. He had the option of varieties: Cow, Goat, Sheep, Horse, Rams etc. He had a rich stock of all these, but not so, Isaac esoteric taste for the wild games of the open country set him up for deception. As a matter of fact, Rebekah his wife knew how to prepare him a better tasty meal than Esau, because she eventually did, and Isaac ate what she prepared without knowing it wasn’t Esau’s wild games.
The misery of sin is that it entices with the quest for the forbidden and ensnares with insatiable desire for enjoyment and the unusual.
We are many; a righteous folk like Isaac, who have lost taste for the “God kind” of affection and have hired hunters –prophets and pastors after the order of Esau, to prepare for us a kind of tasty food we like, fetched in the “Open Country” –World System. Genesis 27:4
See, you’ve got a taste. This is great!
But haven’t you realized that your taste is driving you wild, and you are now a victim of it? Especially on spiritual matters, you have a kind of “tasty food you like” and your appetite is for wild, spectacular and extraordinary experiences.
Isaac said to Esau: now then, get your equipment—your quiver and bow—and go out to the open country to hunt some wild games for me. 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. Genesis 27: 3 – 4
Isaac lost the glory of God that was a patriarchy heritage to a selfish taste of the wild, such that, he lost the visions of God and His covenant, passed down by Abraham. At the cardinal threshold of generational transfer, he was betrayed by his indulgence, and sold by his love for the forbidden.
Nowadays, do you notice that you easily get distasteful and full of dissatisfaction with God? And if something is not spectacular, amusing, and Jaw dropping, it is too ordinary to be God. God must always dazzle, impress, excite, and intimidate your mind. Like Isaac, you love and always look out for supernatural stunts and stunts men [Super Apostles, Fabulous Teachers, Extraordinary Pastors, and Hyper Prophets]. Yet you overlook the simplicity of Christ and Divine nature easily.
Yes, God did and still does many spectacular and supernatural things. He raised the dead, He parted the sea, He opened the eyes of the blind, and He brought water forth from the rock.
Quite unfortunately, God’s people now look to the world to benchmarks for success, definition of progress, model of marriage, pattern for the family and lifestyle, and object of semblance.
Consequently, we have greatly lost genuine appetite for divine flavour and savour for godly disposition, and all together we resent God’s ways and become discontent with His principles.
Tasting something different wasn’t the issue for Isaac; it was rather a problem, a problem of affection for WILD pleasures, and love for STRANGE taste; something outside the frame of convention and godly values, something extraordinary, unusual, non-traditional, and spectacular.
Isaac had different classes of animals among his flocks if it were to be a matter of having a taste for different flavours. He had the option of varieties: Cow, Goat, Sheep, Horse, Rams etc. He had a rich stock of all these, but not so, Isaac strange indulgence for the wild experience and pleasure of the world around him set him up for delusion.
The character of God is that, he does Great things and performs miracles as signs to the World that He is the Lord Almighty; doing wonders. Halleluyah!
But as for His children, those who have come to know Him by covenant relationship, those who have faith in Him through Christ, He expects them to produce spiritual virtues and no longer wait to see spectacles. He wants them to mature, so that they can handle strong meat – Hebrew 5:13, and not remain babes, depending only on bread and milk; for miracles and spectacles are children’s bread – Matthew 15:26.
God has so enriched you with many blessings; His Holy Spirit to guide you, His grace to aid you, His word to encourage and instruct you, and his church to build you up. Yet you are never contented, you are always longing for wild desires and strange aspirations, and you hunt in the world to satisfy your immoral appetite to your detriment.
Stolen waters (pleasures) are sweet [because they are forbidden]; and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. Proverb 9:17
Isaac said “go out to the open country”; from this you can also see that his attention shifted from the flock “Within” to the games “Without” in the open country. He lost appetite for inner inspiration but aspired for an untamed and destructive ambition.
As a matter of fact, Rebekah [the one with the genuine call for such ministry], being his wife knew how to prepare him a better tasty meal than Esau [the agent of the world hired within the household], because she eventually did, and Isaac ate what she prepared without knowing it wasn’t Esau’s wild games, and he was provoked to pronounce blessings having being deceived.
When you, like Isaac, becomes discontent with the vision or blessings from above, and go after strange and wild ambitions, you will “no longer be able to see” spiritually and ultimately you will become ensnared by deception and sorrow. Genesis 27:1
Many believers no longer know or depend on the Holy Spirit anymore, but rather depend on wild “prophetic” instruction from so called “prophets”. We no longer consider vital the leading of the Holy Spirit within. In fact, many of you have quenched the gentle voice of the spirit and are now hunting in the “open country”, hopping from church to church, seeking wild games [strange visions, extra ordinary manifestations and ultimately satanic manipulations].
But the scripture cannot be broken. It clearly stated:
“A time will come when people will not listen to accurate teachings. Instead, they will follow their own desires and surround themselves with teachers who tell them what they want to hear. People will refuse to listen to the truth and turn to myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4
Dearly beloved, it is time that you come to the reckoning and realization that this “Open Country” – world, has nothing to offer than destruction, sorrow, and eternal death.
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1:20
For although we profess to know God, we neither glorify him as God nor really worship him, but our thinking has become futile of reality and our foolish hearts are darkened. We claim we are wise and have more light of revelation, we became fools by exchanging the glory of the immortal God for images of Men. We exchange the truth of God for lies, and worship and serve created things [money, fame, clergy men (bishops, prophets, and pastors), clothes, houses, cars etc.] rather than the creator – who is forever praised. Amen.
However, since we no longer think it worthwhile to retain the true knowledge of God, God himself gave us over to a depraved mind and degenerated consciousness, to be doing what ought not to be done. We have become filled with every kind of wickedness, invented new ways of sinning and full of all kinds of greed, evil, and depravity. Some of us have become Murderers [“fall down and die” intercessors], and no longer interested in genuine intercession aimed at soul winning and men’s deliverance from the grip of sin. While some of us have perfected various godless chatters and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge. All because we have become lovers of self rather than lovers of God, need driven rather than Christ centered, and worldly focused rather than kingdom consciousness.
Although we know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, yet we do not only continue to do these very things, but we also approve others who practice them.
Dearly beloved, it is that we all come to the reckoning and realization that this “Open Country” – world, has nothing to offer than death.
Which area of your life, or what aspect of your ministry have you gone wild and develop strange appetites?
- Is it your quest for power or authority?
- Is it your desperation for wealth and riches?
- Is it your reaction against evil, wickedness, and forces of darkness – within and without?
- Is it in your marriage; extramarital affairs?
- Is it in your search for miracles, healings, and deliverances?
- Is it in your ambition for acceptance, fame, and relevance?
Jesus said: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Mathew 11:28.
There is a sure promise of rest for you today. Cry out to God!
I will love you to Sing or Read this hymn with me. It really was a blessing to me and I know it will bless you as well.
Hear the blessed Savior calling the oppressed,
“Oh, ye heavy-laden, come to Me and rest;
Come, no longer tarry, I your load will bear,
Bring Me every burden, bring Me every care.”
Come unto Me, I will give you rest;
Take My yoke upon you, hear Me and be blest;
Come, My yoke is easy, and My burden’s light.
Are you disappointed, wandering here and there,
Dragging chains of doubt and loaded down with care?
Do unholy feelings struggle in your breast?
Bring your case to Jesus—He will give you rest.
Stumbling on the mountains dark with sin and shame,
Stumbling toward the pit of hell’s consuming flame;
By the powers of sin deluded and oppressed,
Hear the tender Shepherd, “Come to Me and rest.”
Have you by temptation often conquered been,
Has a sense of weakness brought distress within?
Christ will sanctify you, if you’ll claim His best;
In the Holy Spirit, He will give you rest.