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The Last will be First, and the First will be Last

Prophetic Ministries · The Last Will Be First, And The First Will Be Last

2020 has been one of the most unprecedented times in history, and the rules that govern the World seem to be changing constantly. But Scripture shows us that G3D has not bound Himself by Man’s Laws and has done as He wishes to manifest His Will.

Primogeniture is the right, by law or custom, of the firstborn legitimate child to inherit the parent’s entire or main estate. It was a long standing tradition before written history, but G3D has ignored this custom over and over.

Starting with Adam and Eve’s first children Cain and Abel, Cain the older brother should have received preference over his younger brother, but because Cain did not bring the finest of the fruits of the soil, and Abel brought the best of his flocks, G3D showed favor over Abel’s offering. This anger over not being recognized lead to Cain killing Abel, but the history of Mankind did not follow Cain’s legacy and instead flowed through his younger brother Seth (ref. Genesis 4).

Abram had been promised decedents as numerous as the stars in the sky (ref. Genesis 15:5), but due to his and his wife Sarai’s advanced ages, they believed they needed to find another way to have children. After Sarai gave her handmaiden Hagar to Abram, Hagar became pregnant and began to despise and torment Sarai who responded with greater unkindness. The illegitimate child was named Ishmael and rather than being a blessing as the first borne of Abram’s family, Ishmael would be “a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers”. After the birth of Isaac through Sarah, Abraham sent Hagar and Ishmael away because G3D told Abraham that though He would “make the son of the slave into a nation also, because he is your offspring” it would be “through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned” (ref. Genesis 21:12-13).

Isaac, the second born of Abraham, married Rebekah who gave birth to a set of twins: Esau and Jacob. While she was still pregnant, the babies wrestled with each other within Rebekah’s womb, causing her extreme fear, but the Lord explained “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.” Esau, the first born, resented his birthright, but was the favorite of his father Isaac because Esau was a skilled hunter and brought his father wild game from the open country. Rebekah knew that her younger son Jacob had G3D’s blessing and loved that he preferred to stay at home, rather than venturing out in the wild like his older brother. Rebekah went so far as to devise a plan to trick her blind husband Isaac so that he would give Jacob the birthright before passing away (ref. Genesis 27: 1-29).

Like his parents before him, Jacob showed favoritism among his wives and children. He loved his second wife Rachel and her sons Joseph and Benjamin, but his first child, Reuben, came from his first wife Leah. But despite being the default leader of the twelve tribes of Israel, Reuben would not inherit the most desired titles: the priestly tribe, which went to his younger brother Levi, and the royal tribe, which was crowned upon Judah. Ironically, neither of these tribes officially received the double portion from the firstborn birthright. Jacob adopted the sons of his favorite child, Joseph, so they could share equally with Jacob’s other sons. The younger son Ephraim, was given favor over his older brother Manasseh, and even when their father Joseph tried to correct his father’s Jacob’s blessing, Jacob crossed his hands to ensure that Ephraim, the younger was given the greater blessing (ref Genesis 48:1-22).

Despite officially receiving the birthright, the tribe of Ephraim was overlooked by G3D who would bring forth the Messiah through the line of David, from the Tribe of Judah.

Judah’s older sons Er, and Onan, were systematically married to a woman named Tamar, but since both were “wicked in the sight of the Lord” (ref. Genesis 38:7), G3D kills them. Because Judah did not give his last and youngest son to Tamar as a husband, Tamar tricked Judah into impregnating her instead. Tamar births a set of twins, Zerah, the official firstborn, and Perez who is the forefather of Boaz and his son Obed, and his grandson Jesse of Bethlehem (ref Ruth 4: 18-22).

When the Lord told Prophet Samuel that He had rejected Saul as King over Israel and would declare a new king, He directed Samuel to Jesse of Bethlehem, informing him that one his sons would be king. Jesse’s oldest son Eliab, a tall and handsome warrior, was thought by Prophet Samuel to be a fit successor to King Saul, but G3D rejected all of Jesse’s sons and instead David, the youngest, was anointed the future King of Israel (ref. 1 Samuel 16:1-13).

When King David was planning on revealing his successor as King, he makes reference to his family’s unlikely history. “Yet the Lord, the G3D of Israel, chose me out of all my father’s house to be king over Israel forever. For He chose Judah as leader, and from the House of Judah He chose my father’s household, and from my father’s sons He was pleased to make me king over all Israel. And of all my sons-for the Lord has given me many sons-he has chosen Solomon my son to sit on the throne of the Kingdom of the Lord over Israel” (ref. 1 Chronicles 28:4-5).

For generations, G3D did not chose those the World thought worthy, nor did He use the systems that the rest of the Nations of Mankind favored. Since the beginning, G3D looked at the heart of Abel and found his offering worthy because he brought his best, likewise David the shepherd boy, was chosen over his accomplished older brother, because David loved G3D. This is one of the most important Prophetic Principles: G3D will not chose His Select based on what the World valued, but on their Hearts.

As the World begins to reorganize and a New Era of G3Dly Administration begins, we must remember that the systems of men are inherently flawed and will ultimately fail. But G3D will chose His Select and ensure that they receive the blessings that He has deemed them worthy of. Those who have been overlooked or forgotten by the World, but who have been faithful to G3D, will be remembered by Him and they will be blessed and given power in this new era.

Prepared by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet & Eric Sepulveda, PMT Administrator

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