of the Patriarchs
Jacob and Esau
in the Millennium
of the Eternal State
Meaning of the Number,
1. Inheritance is the conveyance
of Spiritual riches from God the Father to His children, who are believers.
2. The inheritance includes Divine blessing for
Time and Eternity. It includes abundance in the Spiritual life with
prosperity, success, and rewards.
3. God creates man and blesses him with an inheritance
in Grace (Gen 5:2).
4. The inheritance was preordained in eternity
past before the foundation of the world.
5. The inheritance for Time is generally conveyed
at Spiritual Maturity and Spiritual Rapport.
6. The inheritance for Eternity is conveyed at
the Resurrection and in the Eternal State (Heaven).
7. The inheritance is received on the basis of
faith. Those who disbelieve will lose their inheritance and die,
like Esau and the Exodus generation.
8. Receipt of the inheritance is great blessing
for winners, whereas, the loss of the inheritance is terrible cursing for
9. The inheritance of the patriarchs was their
children. The inheritance of Israel was the oracles of God and the
Promised Land, which had to be conquered. The inheritance of the
Church is the Royal Family of God and the Priesthood. And the inheritance
of the saints is the Millennial Kingdom.
10. The double blessing is a double portion of the inheritance
that was given to the firstborn.
a. The double blessing
is symbolized by the Tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh.
b. The sign of Gemini
and the nation of Israel symbolize the double blessing.
Creation and Inheritance
first created man, and then He blessed him (Gen 5:2).
After God created the Garden, He created man. This was creation.
Then man was made ruler of the world. Thus, man inherited the rulership
of the world (Gen 1:26, 28).
2. God created the Right
Woman and brought her to the man (Gen 2:22). This could be called
an inheritance for man (Prov 19:14).
3. Later God gave children
as an inheritance (Gen 4:1; 33:5; 48:4; Josh 24:3, 4; Psa 113:9; 127:3).
of the Patriarchs
1. Abraham received the inheritance of the Abrahamic
Covenant through which he became the father of the nation of Israel Gen
12:3; 13:15-16; 15:18; 22:16-18; 32:12; 26:3-4; Ex 6:2, 8).
a. Abraham was promised
the inheritance of the land of Canaan (Gen 15:18-21; 17:8; Ex 32:13; Acts
b. Abraham received his
Right Woman, but they did not have harmonious rapport until they reached
Spiritual Maturity (Gen 17:5, 15).
c. The inheritance of
the child of the promise, Isaac, came through RM-RW (Gal 4:22, 23, 28).
d. The inheritance of
Abraham was given to the child of the promise, and the child of the bondwoman
was excluded (Gal 4:30).
e. Receipt of the inheritance
required circumcision and Spiritual Maturity (Gen 17:10-14).
f. The Covenant was confirmed
at Spiritual Rapport (Gen 22:15-18).
2. The inheritance of Abraham was passed down to
Isaac and Jacob (1 Chron 16:14-18).
a. Isaac and Jacob received
their Right Woman.
b. The Covenant was given
at Spiritual Maturity and confirmed at Spiritual Rapport.
c. Jacob's name was changed
d. Jacob became the father
of the Twelve Tribes.
- Judah inherited the rulership of the tribes.
- Joseph inherited the double blessing through his sons Ephraim and Manasseh.
e. Jacob's Right Woman,
Rachel, died from her sin when he reached Spiritual Rapport.
Jacob and Esau
1. Esau was the older twin brother of Jacob; therefore,
Esau was in line to receive the double blessing.
2. However, Jacob bought Esau's birthright for
a mess of pottage (Gen 25:31-33; Heb 12:16).
3. Thus, Esau despised his birthright (Gen 25:34).
4. Esau was an unbeliever and a reversionist.
He turned away from God and his birthright and pursued his own carnal desires.
5. When Esau realized that his father would not
bless him, he became very bitter (Gen 27:34; Heb 12:17) and sought to kill
Jacob (Gen 27:41).
6. After Jacob received the double blessing from
his father, he had to leave the country to escape the wrath of Esau.
7. Thus, although the double blessing is a great
blessing for the recipient, it can also bring cursing. When the winner
receives the double blessing, the losers are left with little or nothing.
8. This is the will of God, for the Lord says,
"Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated" (Rom 9:13). The Lord gave the double
blessing to Jacob, but He left Esau with nothing but cursing. Esau
was an unbeliever and was not qualified to receive a blessing from God.
9. Jacob symbolized the blessing of Mt. Gerizim,
and Esau symbolized the cursing of Mt. Ebal (Deut 11:29).
1. The nation of Israel was delivered from bondage
in Egypt by the hand of the Lord (Ex 13:3, 9, 14; Deut 26:8; Psa 136:10-15).
2. The nation of believers crossed the Red Sea
as a symbol of Positional Sanctification (1 Cor 10:1, 2). They were
to be a holy nation (Ex 19:6; Deut 7:6; 14:21; 26:19).
3. The Law was given to Moses (Nu 20:21 ff; 2 Chron
33:8; Neh 10:29).
4. The Law governed the temporal and Spiritual
life of Israel.
5. Those who disobeyed the Law died in the wilderness
(Num 14:29, 37; 26:65; 1 Cor 10:5; Heb 3:17; Jude 5).
6. In fulfillment of the promise to Abraham, the
nation of Israel conquered the Promised Land, and the Tribes of Israel
received allotments as their inheritance (Gen. 15:18; Num 26:52-57; 27:8-11;
34:1-2; Deut. 30:1-9; Josh 1:3-4; Acts 13:19).
7. The Levites did not receive an allotment of
the Land as an inheritance (Num. 18:20; 26:62; Deut. 12:12; 14:27; Josh.
14:3) because the Lord was their inheritance (Deut. 10:9; 18:2; Josh. 18:7;
13:33). This was the highest honor. They were given cities
with surrounding pasture in which to live (Num 35:1-5), and they and their
families were allowed to eat portions of the sacrifices offered to the
Lord, including meat and grain (Num 18:18-19).
8. The Law was the basis for the unfolding of the
Spiritual Plan of God for the ages.
of the Kings
1. Israel rose to worldly glory through the period
of the kings.
2. Saul was anointed by Samuel as the first King
a. He inherited the rulership
of Israel in the permissive will of God.
b. Saul reigned for 40
years and did evil.
3. David was anointed King by Samuel after Saul.
He inherited the kingdom from Saul.
a. David conquered all
the enemies of Israel and rose to great glory through the Grace of God.
b. David was given the
Davidic Covenant, which promised him a son who would rule forever (2 Sam
7:8-16; Psa 89:3-4, 20-37; 132:11-12; 2 Chron 21:7; Isa 55:3; Acts 13:34).
This foretold the reign of Jesus Christ in the Millennium.
c. David ruled for 40
4. Solomon was anointed King after David.
He inherited the kingdom from David.
a. Solomon inherited blessing
because his father had reached Spiritual Maturity and Spiritual Rapport.
b. The glory of the Solomon's
reign was the greatest in the history of Israel.
c. Solomon's reign symbolized
the rule of Christ from the Throne of David in the Millennium.
d. Solomon built the first
permanent Temple for the Lord.
e. But Solomon failed
the prosperity test.
5. After Solomon the nation of Israel split into
the Northern and Southern Kingdoms, both of which were eventually destroyed.
However, a remnant was preserved and the nation was repopulated.
of Jesus Christ
1. Jesus Christ came into the world, born of a virgin,
as the Savior of all mankind and future King.
2. Jesus Christ was the uniquely born Son of God
with two natures, Divine and human, combined in Hypostatic Union (Psa 2:7).
3. Jesus presented Himself as the Savior and called
out disciples. His followers were given as an inheritance from the
Father (Jn 17:6, 9).
4. Jesus Christ presented Himself as Messiah to
the Jews, but they rejected Him (Jn 1:11).
5. He went to the Cross, where He died as a substitute
for the sins of the world (1 Cor 15:3; 1 Jn 2:2).
6. His death on the Cross was the victory over
Satan, the author of sin and ruler of the world (Eph 1:20-21; 4:8; Col
7. He rose on the third day with a Resurrection
Body as the victor over death (1 Cor 15:52-57; Heb 2:14).
8. His inheritance from the Father included being
seated on the Throne of God (Mk 16:19; Jn 5:22; Heb 1:3) and designation
as King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Tim 6:15). And the Church was
called out as His Royal Family. He became the Mediator of the New
Covenant to the Church (Heb 8:6).
9. Jesus Christ will receive the inheritance of
the Millennial Kingdom from the Father (Psa 2:8; Luk 22:29).
of the Church
1. When Jesus Christ arose from the dead, He was a
King without a royal family. The Church was called out by God to
be His Royal Family. The Church is the inheritance of Christ (1 Cor
3:23; Gal 3:29).
2. Church Age Believers (CAB's) have an inheritance
from God the Father, and they share the inheritance of Christ (Acts 26:18;
Rom 8:16-17; Eph 1:14; Col 1:12). Thus, they have a double inheritance.
3. God the Father also has an inheritance in the
saints (Ex 19:5; Deut 4:20; 14:2; 32:9; Eph 1:18 cf. Rom 5:8-10; Titus
4. CAB's are qualified to receive an inheritance
from God because they are children of God (Rom 8:15; 9:8; Gal 3:26; 4:5;
5. CAB's are kings and priests (1 Pet 2:9; Rev
a. They are members of
the Royal Family of God.
b. They are all priests,
who can represent themselves before God (1 Pet 2:5).
6. The Spiritual life of the CAB is patterned after
that of Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union.
a. They are baptized with
the Holy Spirit at Salvation whereby the Holy Spirit enters them into union
with Christ (Rom 6:3; Gal 3:26).
b. They are filled with
the Holy Spirit.
c. They are indwelt by
the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
d. The Spiritual life
of the Church is the highest of all human history (1 Cor 10:6, 11).
7. Conveyance of the inheritance begins at Salvation
(1 Cor 7:17), including:
a. Spiritual regeneration
b. Baptism of the Holy
c. Indwelling of the Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit
d. Adoption of sons into
Royal Family of God
e. Filling of the Holy
f. Conveyance of Spiritual
8. Escrow blessings have been placed on deposit
from Eternity past for conveyance in Time and Eternity (Rom 9:23; Eph 1:3;
1 Pet 1:4), and the spoils from the victory of the Cross are available
for distribution (Eph 4:8).
a. Per the pattern of
the Patriarchs and conquering the Promised Land, the inheritance of the
CAB is conveyed at Spiritual Maturity and Spiritual Rapport (Psa 37:9,
11; Heb 6:12).
b. Those who reject the
Spiritual life will die the Sin Leading to Death (Heb 4:1-11).
c. The blessings of God
are beyond the imagination (1 Cor 2:9).
d. Humility is required
to learn Bible Doctrine to develop capacity for blessing (Matt 5:5).
e. Those with faith and
endurance will inherit the promises of God (Heb 6:12). They will
advance to Spiritual Maturity and Spiritual Rapport.
f. The CAB has been redeemed
from the futile way of life inherited from his ancestors (1 Pet 1:18).
9. The Spiritual life of the CAB has great power
over the Cosmic System (1 Cor 16:13; Eph 3:16; 6:10, 12; Phil 4:13; Col
10. The CAB has historic, national, and international
impact through the Spiritual life (Matt 5:13).
11. God supplies all needs of the CAB (2 Cor 9:8;
12. After physical death, the believer will inherit
Eternal Life (Matt 19:29; Heb 9:15).
13. The CAB will inherit a Resurrection Body with
eternal rewards at the Evaluation Throne of Christ (2 Cor 5:10; Col 1:27;
2 Tim 4:8).
14. Inheritance of rewards is based on:
a. Doing one's job
as unto the Lord (Col 3:23-25).
b. Capacity for
Life, persevering under testing – Crown of Life (Jas 1:12; Rev 2:10)
c. Capacity Righteousness
– Crown of Righteousness (2 Tim 4:8).
d. Faithful pastors
– Crown of Glory (1 Pet 5:4)
e. Overcoming the
world (Rev 2:7, 11, 17; 3:5)
f. Obedience in
Spiritual Warfare – authority over nations (Rev 2:26; 3:21), Order of Morning
Star (Rev 2:28).
g. Historical impact
h. Divine Good production,
completed Edification Complex of the Soul (1 Cor 3:12-14).
15. The CAB inherits blessing and has Spiritual
impact in the RM – RW relationship and Christian Marriage (1 Pet 3:7).
16. The inheritance of the CAB includes Spiritual
children in addition to blessing in personal relationships (Gal 4:27; 1
in the Millennium
1. Believers who survive the Tribulation will inherit
the Millennial Kingdom (Matt 25:34).
2. All believers in Resurrection Bodies will have
their inheritance in the Millennial Kingdom of God (Matt 5:10; 19:14; Mark
10:14; Luke 6:20; 12:32; 22:29; Jas 2:5).
3. Unbelievers will not inherit the Kingdom of
God because they do not have Eternal Life or Righteousness (1 Cor 6:9-11;
1 Cor 6:9; 15:50; Gal 5:21; Eph 5:5).
4. The Father will give the inheritance of the
Millennial Kingdom to the Lord Jesus Christ (Luk 22:29).
of the Eternal State
1. Believers of all Dispensations will inherit Eternal
Life in the Eternal State (Heaven) (Matt 19:29; Heb 1:14; 9:15).
These are the Elect (Eph 1:4; 2 Thess 2:13).
2. All believers will be in Resurrection Bodies
with their inheritance (1 Cor 15:50; 1 Pet 1:4).
3. Heavenly dwellings await the believer in the
Eternal State (Matt 14:2-4).
4. The Church will reside in the Heavenly (or New
(Rev 3:12; 21:10)) Jerusalem with the Lord Jesus Christ (Galatians 4:26;
2 Tim 4:18; Heb 12:22; 13:10-14).
5. Israel will reside outside the Heavenly Jerusalem.
1. Under the laws of primogeniture the firstborn received
the double portion of the inheritance (Deut 21:17).
2. Job received twofold blessing when he reached
Spiritual Rapport (Job 42:10).
3. Double Blessing in Israel:
a. Reuben, Simeon, and
Levi lost the inheritance of the firstborn because of sin.
b. Instead, the sons of
Joseph received the double blessing, and Judah received the rulership.
c. Thus, including Ephraim
and Manasseh, there were 13 Tribes of Israel.
d. The number, 13, stands
for the double blessing.
e. Israel is located in
the region corresponding to the double blessing.
f. The sign of Gemini,
the Twins, symbolizes the double blessing.
4. Instead of shame and humiliation, Israel will
have double blessing in the Millennium (Isa 61:7).
5. Hannah's husband gave her a double portion of
meat to sacrifice because he loved her even though she was barren (1 Sam
6. When Elijah was called to Heaven, Elisha asked
for a double portion of the Enduement of the Holy Spirit that was upon
Elijah (2 Ki 2:9).
Meaning of the
1. The number 13 signifies the
double blessing, since the 13 Tribes of Israel came about due to the double
blessing of Joseph (Gen 48:13, 14, 20; 49:22-26).
2. Although 13 is not a number
for cursing, it has a sinister side. Like the crossed-hand blessing
of Jacob, it may be accompanied by strange twists of fate. And cursing
may be associated with the number.
Double blessing for one person means others are left with little or nothing.
This was the case with Jacob and Esau. The double blessing separates
winners from losers. The winners are blessed, and the losers are
left empty-handed, which is tantamount to being cursed.
Double blessing is like Mt. Gerizim with the curse of Mt. Ebal standing
by (Deut 11:29).
Attacks upon the double blessing or its recipients may bring cursing from
The Abrahamic Covenant, which predicts the child of the promise (double
blessing), has a cursing clause: "I will bless those who bless you,
and the one who curses you, I will curse" (Gen 12:3).
Since the double portion signifies the best and highest part, it may be
associated with the high ground. Seizing the high ground signifies
a doubly difficult fight to achieve a great victory. Thus, trouble
may be associated with achieving the double blessing.
3. Ishmael was circumcised
at 13. This symbolized sanctification of the phallus for procreation
of the child of the promise (or double blessing of the firstborn).
4. The 13 bulls offered on
the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles symbolized the double portion
of the fat of the land during the time of harvest – i. e. a bountiful harvest
5. The 13 cities allocated
to Simeon, the Levites, and Gershonites symbolized the double portion (Nu
19:6; 21:4, 6, 19, 33; 1 Chron 6:60, 62).
6. The length of the gate
of the Millennial Temple was 13 cubits to symbolize double blessing (Ezek
1. Whereas, winners inherit great
rewards, and the double blessing, losers inherit cursing, punishment, and
death (Psa 37:9-11, 18, 22, 34; 78:62; 106:39, 40; Prov 3:35; Isa 57:13;
2. Losers inherit the wind
(nothing) (Prov 11:29).
3. Losers leave their wealth
to the Righteous (winners) (Prov 13:22).
4. The naïve inherit
foolishness (Prov 14:18).
5. "An inheritance gained
hastily in the beginning, will not be blessed in the end" (Prov 20:21).
This was the case with the prodigal son (Luk 15:11-12, 13-32).
In addition to the life that God gives
everyone, the inheritance is part of the Spiritual life. Examples
1. General Inheritance for
all Church Age Believers, e. g. Royal Family Status, priesthood, double
blessing from the Father and sharing inheritance of Christ, Spiritual gifts.
2. Right Man, Right Woman
(Gen 2:22; Prov 19:14).
3. Spiritual Children (Gal
4:27; 1 Pet 3:6).
4. Love relationships (Eph
3:19; 2 Thess 1:3; 1 Pet 1:8, 22; 1 Jn 3:14)
5. Spiritual Warfare conquests
over the Evil King and Prostitute of Babylon (1 Jn 2:13, 14).
Advance to Maturity like conquering the Promised Land (Psa 37:9; Heb 6:1).
Fighting the good fight of Faith (1 Tim 1:18; 6:12; 2 Tim 4:7).
Running the course of life (1 Cor 9:24-25; Gal 2:2; 2 Tim 4:7; Heb 12:1).
Winning rewards (1 Cor 3:14; Phil 3:14; Col 2:18; 2 Tim 4:8; Rev 2:10;
Conflict with Satan and demons (Eph 6:11-13).
Attaining spiritual freedom (Rom 6:18; 8:2; 1 Cor 7:21-22; Gal 5:1; 1 Pet
6. Spiritual growth (Ps 92:12–14;
Jer 17:8; Eph 4:13; Col 1:28; 1 Pet 2:2).
7. Prosperity and success,
e.g. what Job had before and after Satan's testing (Col 1:10-12; 2 Tim
2:21; 3:17; 3 Jn 1:2).
8. Opportunities to receive
rewards (Jas 1:12; Rev 2:10).
9. Spoils from victory of
the Cross (Eph 4:8).
10. Blessings in the activities
of daily life (Psa 1:1-3).
11. Happiness (Phil 4:4;
1 Thess 5:16; 1 Pet 1:4-8).
1. Larry Wood. Biblical
Concordia Shipwreck," Dec. 27, 2012.
Author: Larry Wood, Released - December
27, 2012 - Revised Mar. 10, 2013