The story of Jacob
“But Jacob said, “First you must swear that your birth right is mine.” So Esau swore an oath, thereby selling all his rights as the firstborn to his brother, Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew. Esau ate the meal, then got up and left. He showed contempt for his rights as the firstborn.” Genesis 25:33-34 NLT
Jacob bought the future
6. Jacob anticipated the transition, he saw the opportunity and ceased it in the life time of that opportunity
7. He made Esau to swear before he could give him the soup. Make sure that whatever you buy, is done legally. I know people whose houses especially the RDP’s were lost, they just exchanged money without involving the legal experts. However, if you die and that property is not in your name, your family will forfeit your hard earned so called investment.
8. Jacob had a vision for the future while his brother was caught up in the instant gratification behaviour.
9. Esau fell into the trap of impulsivity. Impulsivity is defined as the tendency to choose an immediate small reward at the expense of a larger reward later.
Jacob became very rich in Haran, working for his Uncle Laban. He understood that his sons will not enjoy the inheritance in someone’s land. The sons of Laban were already complaining that Jacob had stolen their father’ wealth.
Abraham was already wealthy when he was in Haran, but God said to him places is limiting your growth, so leave it. Jacob had to leave Haran for the same reason. God told Jacob that he would give the land of Canaan to him and his descendants just as he promised Abraham.
Your comfort zone is limiting you, vacate that space immediately.
When the Lord spoke to me about building my houses debt free, I was challenged as I wanted to live in Haran and get a home mortgage with easy payments. Now that I am enjoying the benefit of obedience, I don’t have any mortgages and it feels good knowing that my family will inherit bond free properties. Living your family properties that are paid for is way better. Especially as your children will also grow to build things debt free, which means the next generation will be wealthier than the previous generation.
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