Squandering Our Birthright

This sermon had been taken from Your Heritage, and prepared into a PDF file by Clifton A. Emahiser’s Watchman Teaching Ministries with added critical notes.

by Bertrand L. Comparet

Genesis chapter 25 tells us Jacob and Esau were twin brothers, sons of Isaac and in line to inherit the wonderful blessings Yahweh had promised to Abraham, Isaac and their descendants. It also tells that Esau was the first bom and therefore entitled to the birthright of a double measure of blessings. Yet Yahweh told the prophet in Malachi 1:2, “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith Yahweh: yet I loved Jacob and I hated Esau.” The birthright was lost by Esau and inherited by Jacob our ancestor, whose name Yahweh changed from Jacob to Israel, meaning ruling with God and to whom Yahweh confirmed all of His promises and prophecies.

In all the world’s history, no-one was ever offered such marvelous blessings as were in this birthright. To lose it was a most terrible loss, yet Esau and his descendants lost it. We now have it, yet today we are in great danger of losing it the same as Esau lost it. Genesis 25:34 tells us Esau despised his birthright and therefore lost it. Today our politicians and our churches are in an evil contest to see which can teach our people to despise our birthright the most. If we do not swiftly repent of this, we too can lose our birthright.

What is this birthright? It is all the blessings promised by Yahweh to Israel. However, every coin has two sides and every blessing has the corresponding duty on our part to do the things which Yahweh has told us to do, they are both promises and commands. Let’s briefly list these major promises Yahweh made to Abraham, Isaac and Israel, our ancestors.

Genesis 22:17 reads, “I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven and as the sand of the seashore.” Genesis 12:2Genesis 35:11 continues, “I will make nations of thee, a great and mighty nation and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in thee.” Genesis 28:14 promises, “Thou shalt spread abroad, to the west and to the east, and to the north and to the south.” Isaiah 54:2-3 continues the blessings. “For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the nations and make the desolate places to be inhabited.” Genesis 22:17 says, “Thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies.” Jeremiah 51:20 tells us, “Thou art My battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations and with thee will I destroy kingdoms.” states, “I will make of thee a great nation and I will bless thee and make thy name great.”

Isaiah 54:15-17 tells us, “Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by Me; whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh and their righteousness is of Me, saith Yahweh.” Isaiah 43:10 states, “Ye are My witnesses saith Yahweh and My servant whom I have chosen.” Amos 3:10 tells us, “You only have I known, of all the families on the face of the earth.” Genesis 27:28-29 promises us, “Therefore, Yahweh give thee of the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth and plenty of corn and wine: let people serve thee and nations bow down to thee; be Lord over thy brethren and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee; cursed be everyone that curseth thee and blessed be he that blesseth thee.”

A pretty impressive list isn’t it, why would Esau be willing to lose it? Because it carried duties he wasn’t willing to bear. He was to keep the race line pure, to be strong, to spread abroad in colonies and rule the backward people, to develop the rich natural resources of the earth. To destroy in battle all satanic nations who oppose Yahweh’s plan, and to be Yahweh’s witness to the truth of our religion. Esau was of too weak a character to assume these duties. He lost the birthright when he polluted the race by marrying Canaanite and Ishmaelite wives, this is recorded in Genesis 26:34-35 & 28:8-9. His sale of the birthright for a bowl of stew was only a formal ceremony expressing what was already a fact.

Where do we come in? Yahweh has fulfilled His part of the bargain by giving us all the promised blessings. However, we are now backing out of our part, refusing to do the things Yahweh said we should do for this same birthright. Our politicians and our churches teach us to violate Yahweh’s commandments, for the evil profit they can make from our enemies, both from within and from without our nation. The command was that we should be strong and rich with the fatness of the earth, not that we should make Yahweh’s enemies rich and strong with it. Yahweh gives these blessings to those who worship Him, not to those who worship devils. We are to be Yahweh’s witnesses that prosperity and power are His gifts and obtainable only from Him. We are now told we must share all this equally with the have not nations, reducing ourselves to their level, meanwhile we make them rich and strong. We are told we must dissipate Yahweh’s gifts to finance the Congo natives in their cannibalism and worship of witch doctors and voodoo devils. We are also told that we must give up our right to determine our own independent course to become helpless pawns in the hands of the United Nations, where the cannibals alone outvote us 24 to 1.

Yahweh expressly commanded us to be colonizers, He did not say you may, but said thou shalt. Today, how our politicians and our preachers denounce imperialism. Franklin D. Roosevelt said that his great ambition was to be known in history as the man who broke up the British empire. Our financial pressure forced Britain to pull out of India and Egypt, so those two nations now vote regularly, in the United Nations, with the Red bloc against us. We brought Cuba and the Philippines the greatest liberty and prosperity they ever had, then we became ashamed of our good works and pulled out. What is Cuba today? The Philippines have lost their prosperity and are in great danger of losing everything to communism. Our government forced the Dutch out of Indonesia and have made it a Red submarine base to be used against us. We forced European influence out of China and made it what it is today, we forced Belgium, France and England out of Africa. The Congo demonstrates what we are thereby accomplishing.

Do we expect Yahweh’s approval when we destroy civilization in half of the world? Not content with this, it has now become our policy to waste our wealth, despising Yahweh’s blessings. We finance uncivilized, pagan, God hating governments, even including the enemy communist governments of Yugoslavia and Poland. Our president tells us that we have not done nearly enough, that we must grind our taxpayers into the dust to raise hundreds of billions of dollars for those who hate us and our God. Do you expect Yahweh to bless us when we try to strengthen His enemies?

Yahweh commanded us to be His battle axe and weapons of war, to destroy the satanic nations when they threaten peace. Yet our president said that we should apologize for merely watching what preparations Russia is making to destroy us, and we should try to negotiate coexistence on terms Russia will approve. In all history, surrender to Satan has never avoided war, instead it has brought wars as our well earned punishment.

Yahweh commanded us to be His witnesses. Yet, when we should be witnesses for Yahshua, what do we do find? The blasphemous spectacle of Jewish rabbis invited to preach in Christian churches, in the name of brotherhood! Brotherhood with what? With anti-Christ! II John 7-11 warns us, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh; This is a deceiver and an antichrist ... Whosoever transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ hath not God ... If there come any unto you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” Yahshua said in John 15:23, “He that hateth Me hateth My Father also.” Esau despised his birthright, because he lacked the moral courage to accept its duties. We have been betrayed by those we should be able to trust, our political leaders and our clergymen. We have been led to despise the duties of our birthright. After Esau realized how much he had lost, he tried in vain to regain it. Hebrews 12:17 states, “For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.” Before we find ourselves in that same disaster, let us stop committing the sin of Esau, despising our birthright.

Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: I will repeat here what I said in a brochure that I wrote by the title Did Esau Receive The Birthright & Blessing Instead Of Jacob?: “Instead of a glorious future, as many false prophets today claim for the present-day [bad-fig variety] of ‘Jews’ they are slated by Yahweh for total destruction. A yet future prophecy about Edom is predicted in Obadiah 18: ‘And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau, for Yahweh hath spoken it.’”