Summary: Jesus said whatsoever you ask in my name I will do it. We must ask it wrapped up in His name.
Scriptures: Genesis 25:21-25. “And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she [was] barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If [it be] so, why [am] I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD. 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. And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, [there were] twins in her womb. And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau’.
Gen 27:1-5, 15&16, 21-23. “And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, [here am] I. And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me [some] venison; And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring [it] to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt [for] venison, [and] to bring [it]. 15&16 “And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which [were] with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: 21-23. “And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou [be] my very son Esau or not And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice [is] Jacob’s voice, but the hands [are] the hands of Esau And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed him”..
John 14:13. “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son”.
Opening: Someone may be wondering just how all these scriptures go together, well if you give me about 4 or 5 hours I promise I will break them down for you.
There is a saying that goes the Old Testament is the New Testament hid and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. Thank God for revelation.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 says “The thing that hath been, it [is that] which shall be; and that which is done [is] that which shall be done: and [there is] no new [thing] under the sun”.
Matthew 5:17 says “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill”.
Therefore, with these verses we are going to see something done in the Old Testament, the benefits that it produced, and then be told how to do it in the New Testament. We are living in the New Testament right now.
In MY Name
IN - According to the dictionary the word “IN” is a function word that indicates inclusion, location, and position. It also indicates by means of as well as limitation, qualification, purpose, power, operation, and circumstance.
MY – according to the dictionary means of or relating to me or myself as possessor, agent, object, or an action, a familiar person.
NAME – according to the dictionary is that which constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing. In other words it says who I am.
Something about that NAME.
TEXT:- Isaac’s wife Rebekah was barren. Isaac prayed for God to remove the curse of her barrenness and allow her to become pregnant. Understand that there was a certain stigma associated with a woman that was barren it was believed that she had sinned against God and this was the punishment that God placed upon her. So Isaac prayed that the curse of barrenness be removed and the stigma associated with it would be gone. Rebekah become pregnant, not with one child but with twins 25:23. Talk about doing exceeding abundantly above all you ask or think.
Vs #25 says “And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau “. The first came out red and hairy and they name him Esau. This is very important as a matter of fact it’s the essence of this message. Understand that the first born son was a place of honor and respect. In some cultures this is still true today, but in this day and time it was the norm. The first born son received a double portion of inheritance because by being the first born son, if something happened to the father it was his responsibility to ensure the family and the business of the family was carried on in a proper manner. He literally became the head of the family and of the house. Any son born after the first born only received a portion, but the first born son received a double portion.