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On the way to meet Esau, Jacob organized his family into three groups. He was probably thinking, “All right--you in the first group go on out and meet Esau. He is coming with 400 mighty men, probably to kill me. When you see him, bow down, give him these gifts, and tell him they are from his servant, Jacob.” Jacob still didn't get it! He wasn’t Esau’s servant. Esau was Jacob’s servant. The prophetic word, even before their birth, as stated in our opening verse was that the elder would serve the younger.

You are not a servant of your circumstances. You need not bow or bend in the face of the enemy. There are powerful prophetic words that have been spoken over you by God Himself who has said: “Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy” (Luke 10:19). God said: “And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail” (Deuteronomy 28.13). He has said: “Thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath” (Deuteronomy 28:13). And He has said: “The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways” (Deuteronomy 28:7).

As Jacob organized his family and possessions, he most likely thought: “When Esau kills the first group, perhaps the second and third groups will be able to escape. I will put everyone else in front and I will march behind them. For sure, I should be able to escape!”

But something amazing happened after Jacob's experience with the Angel of God. In Genesis chapter 32, Jacob is organizing his family and possessions and planning to take up a position in the rear. In Genesis 33:3 however, we are told that Jacob passed over before them. Jacob took the lead and went ahead of them to meet Esau. He may have still been wondering if he might die, but he faced his fear in the power of the Lord. Instead of an angry confrontation, Esau ran to Jacob, embraced him, and kissed him.

From this account, we learn that when we view our circumstances in the natural, we may be tempted to retreat, manipulate, or compromise. But when we look at our circumstances through spiritual eyes, recognize who we are in Christ, and acknowledge the power of God resident within us, we will not cower at the rear of the procession. We will take the lead!

God went before Jacob and took care of every circumstance. There was no need to scheme or compromise, no need to be afraid. God had already taken care of the situation before Jacob arrived on the scene.

Today, God has already taken care of every situation you will face before you arrive on the scene. Release the supernatural power of God that is resident within you and march fearlessly towards your divine destiny. Enter into this day knowing that God has already gone before you.


My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.

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