And he came near and kissed him; and he smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him and said: “Surely, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field which the Lord has blessed.” Gen 27:27
Last night our revival continued with Nigerian Pastor Kola Emiola delivering a powerful message. He pointed out some things I never heard nor thought before.
It concerns the blessings of Jacob.
Isaac sent Esau, the hunter, to kill fresh game, cook it, and bring it to him to eat. Isaac would then bless his firstborn.
Rebecca heard the conversation and devised a plan for Jacob to get the blessing.
“Go now to the flock and bring me from there two choice kids of the goats, and I will make savory food from them for your father, such as he loves. Then you shall take it to your father, that he may eat it, and that he may bless you before his death.” Gen 27:9-10
She took the choice clothes of her elder son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son. And she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck. Gen 27:15-16
There was no time to tan the skin; no time to dry it out. Jacob had to wear the skin of the freshly killed kid goats. The blood of the goats would have stained Jacob’s neck and arms as he wore the skins.
Any hunter that has field dressed large game knows that smell.
The father, Isaac, knew that smell.
The Father God knows that smell.
It is written the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul. Lev 17:11-12
Also you shall burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the Lord; it is a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the Lord. Ex 29:18
Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.
Though he deceived his dad for the blessing, Jacob received it because the blood covered him.
The day comes when you will stand before God the Father. You will only receive His blessing when you are covered by The Blood of the Lamb!