Two Manner of People – sermon video audio notes -- The scriptures teach there are different types or Two Manner of People. In the womb of Rebekah there were two manner of people. One would be stronger than the other. One would serve the other. In the church, the mother of us all (Gal 4:26), exists two manner of people. These are the ordinary and the extraordinary. One is stronger than the other. One serves the other.
Two Manner of People – sermon video audio notes
Scriptures: Genesis 25:23-34
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Two Manner of People - sermon notes
Genesis 25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Genesis 25:24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
Genesis 25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
Genesis 25:26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
Genesis 25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
Genesis 25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Genesis 25:29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
Genesis 25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
Genesis 25:31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
Genesis 25:32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
Genesis 25:33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
Genesis 25:34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright
The scriptures teach there are different types of people. In the womb of Rebekah there were two manner of people. One would be stronger than the other. One would serve the other. In the church, the mother of us all (Gal 4:26), exists two manner of people. These are the ordinary and the extraordinary. One is stronger than the other. One serves the other.
The Lord himself said there were different manner of people. Jesus likened people to four different types of soil (Mat 13; Mar 4). Jesus said there are four different types of people who come to hear his Word. There are four kinds of people who come to church every Sunday or Wednesday. Pathway soil speaks of hard people who have been walked on and made hard. They have never learned to forgive and remain hard and critical and mean. Stony soil speaks of people who appear good on the surface, but inside is all manner of hard headedness. These stones could be bad doctrine or bad attitudes or bad teaching. They appear better than pathway soil until a storm comes and washes away the top soil. The stones are easily seen during a storm. Thorny soil speaks of people who can quickly be consumed in the cares of the world and deceitfulness of riches. They appear as good soil, but there are thorny seeds in them that will, in the right season with the right temptation, take root and choke out the word of God. They appear ready to produce good fruit, but suddenly up comes the thorns and away they go consumed in the cares of the world. The good soil speaks of people who produce good fruit for the kingdom of God. What must be remembered is these people were not always good soil. They have simply allowed the plowing and weeding and stone removal of the Holy Spirit. Jesus spoke of four kinds of people. However, these four can be reduced down to two manner of people, the ordinary and the extraordinary.
Ezekiel speaks of four kinds of people also (Eze 1:5). These are the lion, ox (calf), eagle, and the man. The lion is the person who regularly roars at someone or something. He will bite your head off. The lion has little if any patients and is very focused on today’s prey. There is something to be conquered today. The ox is a steady laboring person usually late for everything. He is not extremely motivated and seems to live in a bubble oblivious to the world around. They are wonderful easy going people who rarely offend anyone. The eagle is the person who must see every detail. Every “i” must be dotted and every “t” must be crossed and crossed perfectly. They have an uncanny ability to see into the distance where no other person can see. Often they get so into the minute details and worry they accomplish only a small portion of what they should accomplish. The man is the person who has an idea today and a different idea tomorrow, but rarely finish any idea. They enjoy life to the fullest and love to be with people. The man is the life of the party. In the book of Revelation we first find these four faces around the throne (Rev 4). Then we find them in the throne (Rev 5). The reason is after the Lamb entered the throne, his people are now caught up and made to sit in heavenly places with Christ (Eph 2:6). Once again, though there are four temperaments, these can be reduced down to two manner of people, the ordinary and the extraordinary. The lion can be ordinary or extra ordinary. The ox can be ordinary or extraordinary. The eagle can be ordinary or extraordinary. The man can be ordinary or extraordinary.
People are different. The Bible says we are different. Today I want to talk about two people from the same womb, from the same loins, born only minutes apart, yet one was ordinary and one was extraordinary. Why? Why are some people ordinary and some people extraordinary?
ESAU DESPISED HIS BIRTHRIGHT
God never rebuked Jacob for acquiring the birthright. One of the differences between the ordinary and the extraordinary is the desire to acquire all they can. Yet they have the ability to keep the Lord first.
Genesis 25:31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
Genesis 25:34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
[NIV] Genesis 25:34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread, peas, and stew; so he ate and drank and went on about his business, indifferent to the loss of the rights he had thrown away.
The birthright was to go to the firstborn. All the children received an equal inheritance except the firstborn. The firstborn received a double portion. This is the birthright of the firstborn.
The “oldest” or “firstborn” son had special privileges within the family. He received the special family blessing, which meant spiritual and social leadership and a double portion of the father’s possessions-- or twice what all the other sons received . He could lose this blessing through misdeeds or by selling it .
(from Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words)
Jacob desired to acquire. Jacob not only wanted his portion, but also wanted Esau’s portion if Esau was indifferent about it. A major difference if not the major difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the desire to acquire. This is both in the natural and spiritual.
ORDINARY SOIL BECOMES EXTRAORDINARY / ORDINARY TEMPERAMENTS BECOME EXTRAORDINARY
The reason a person will allow the Holy Spirit to soften the pathway soil, remove the stones, pull out the thorns, and become good soil is so they can receive all the Word of God can offer. The reason an ordinary lion, ox, eagle, or man temperament will become an extraordinary temperament is so they can acquire all they can.
One manner of people is indifferent about life. Their motto is “kay sa ra sa ra” whatever will be will be.” They live in an “Accona motta” world of don’t worry, be happy. They are indifferent to what they could acquire. They even despise those who want the birthright.
Can’t we see Esau today? He is the original “Bubba.” Esau is the original “red neck.” Today Esau would drive a red four-wheel drive pickup complete with a gun-rack and a tool box in the back. Esau would have a hairy beard and long hair. He is rough. He is macho. Esau means rough. Esau is indifferent about nearly everything. Little motivates him. He despises school and those who desire to learn. Esau could not care less about graduating from high school much less about attending college. Esau always has an ordinary life, an ordinary wife, ordinary job, ordinary children, and an ordinary house. Esau will live, breed, and die having changed nothing and leaving little.
The other type of people want it all. They want their part and the birthright. There motto is do not put off till tomorrow what can be accomplished today, no pain no gain, I could have missed the pain but I would have had to miss the dance, do what ya gotta do. Though we cannot applaud some of Jacob’s means, we must stand in awe of his initiative and ambition and enterprise.
Can we see Jacob? He is the original Bill Gates. Jacob talks like Kermit the frog and is complete with a pocket protector full of ink pens and he wears thick glasses. He stays at home working on his computer. His pants are too short. He wears white socks, a plaid shirt, and plaid pants. He is just not into being macho. He would rather be thinking and seaming and conniving ways to acquire what is his and what should be others. If the others are indifferent about it, then Jacob will take it.
LOOK AT SOME SPIRITUAL AND NATURAL PRIVILEGES WE BECOME INDIFFERENT ABOUT
Esau despised his birthright — special privileges, blessings, leadership, and double portion. Jacob not only wanted the financial blessing. He wanted all the birthright gave. Jacob not only wanted what he was to inherit, he also wanted the birthright.
How do we feel about the special privileges we have in the kingdom? Let’s list some:
prayer — are we indifferent even despise to pray? Or do we have a passion to pray?
gifts of the Spirit — are we indifferent even despise the gifts. It is amazing to me how many believers never move in the gifts. The Bible says to covet the gifts. Do we have a passion for the gifts?
our facility — what are we doing to improve the facility? Are we indifferent? Or is there a passion to make it extraordinary?
praise — Are we indifferent about praising the Lord? Or is there a passion to praise him? Those in the book of Revelation have a passion.
Word — do we ever sit down and read the Word? Are we indifferent, ka sa ra sa ra, Aconomatada…
fellowship — Do we want to be in a life group? Or are we indifferent to fellowship?
Those are some spiritual privileges we can become indifferent about. What about some natural things of daily life? Do we become indifferent about some of those too?
family — indifferent or passionate. Relationship with wife or husband?
finances — Are we indifferent? Or do we allow the Lord to give us a desire to acquire and a vision to accomplish it? Jacob allowed God to give him a vision of sticks in the watering trough to prosper. Why? Because Jacob desired to acquire. He did not despise his birthright and neither was he indifferent about it. How did this happen? He slept with his head on a rock (Jesus) and saw the kingdom and angels ascending and descending.
Is there a desire to acquire in you and me wanting to do what we haven’t done before and see what we haven’t seen before?
In the movie At First Sight staring Val Kilmer, there is a great line. Virgil has been blind since he was three years of age. He met Amie and had an operation restoring his sight. Amie had explained the horizon to Virgil. Can you imagine explaining the horizon to a blind person? After the operation, Virgil went blind again, but had seen the horizon. Though Virgil lost his sight after regaining it, he said to Amie, “Though you can’t touch the horizon, it is worth reaching for.”
What I have tried to spark in us today is to reach for something we haven’t touched. Desire to acquire and leave ordinary to become extraordinary.
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