And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold I hear thy father
speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, Bring me venison, and make me
savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the Lord before my death. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I
command thee (Gen. 6-8).
In the above passage from Scripture, Rebekah is the divine intuition in every man who is clothing Jacob for the blessing. You do not get blessed until you are clothed for the blessing. The response you receive is based on the clothing you wear.
I want you to know something about Jacob, and I hope you are ready for it, because some of you are going to discover that you resemble what I’m going to say about him, and it may disturb you: Rebekah prepared him, but Jacob was still the wrong person, even if he had the right feeling. Reverend Ike was the wrong person to be driving a Rolls Royce, but he showed black folks that he had the right feeling to drive that Rolls Royce. He was the wrong person to be living in those neighborhoods in the ‘70s, but he had the right feelings to be in those neighborhoods. He was the wrong person to ride in first class with Bob Hope, and when they landed, why would Bob Hope want to get into a car with a black man? Because that black man had the right feeling.
Some of you are the wrong people. Your family has already written you off. Your job has written you off. Education has written you off. Your neighborhood had written you off. You might be looking at your age, because youth has written you off, too. But know this: you could be the wrong person, but if you have the right feeling, you can right yourself right into the intention of the very thing you desire.
Jacob was the wrong person, but God allowed it. It meant, even if everyone else thought of you as the wrong person, and everyone else had written you off, God never did. It may seem that God chose the wrong person, but the person is only wrong by the world’s standards. According to God’s wisdom, you are the right person after all. You are the right person, and you know this by developing the right feelings. God will place a desire in your heart that cannot be satisfied other than the fulfillment of God’s plans for you. The world may say you’re the wrong person, but God says, “It doesn’t matter, only what I say truly matters.”
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