Don’t Spill Your Seed

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PRAYER:

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  John 14:26


Genesis 38: 1-8

“And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.

And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.

And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.

And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan.

And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him.

And Judah said he unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 


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Ice Breaker: 

Skill sets learned from volunteering and working with others must be used to glorify God.

Brief Bio: I once lived as the Prodigal Son: Lesson learned

Experience is not the best teacher, learning from others is …………

I am no Stranger to the System ………… After volunteering to Clean Bathrooms in Prison the Correctional Officers gave me bags of fried chicken Sunday morning to distribute to others who were helpful around the dorm.

After volunteering as a Street Sweeper in Manitou Park, Mayor Zimmerman asked me to be a Policeman.

then after volunteering to vacuum the church I got a job at Sears Carpet Cleaning.

Currently, the author is the Owner of BFC Carpet and Furniture Cleaning and President of Bread Day Ministries: a 501(c) 3 charitable organization.


P.O.V. s

  • Everybody wants to have nice things but few are willing to work for it

  • An important part of working for it is making your ground good by keeping someone else’s goods. 

  • A good attitude and having Faith in God, (Hebrews 11:1, 6) are essential building blocks for good success.

  • God will give you a strategy when you are faithful over another’s wealth.


Sub text:

Matthew 25:14 “For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.”


God at work Subject:

Maturity: a fullness, something you can’t rush to be it unfolds into perfection in a particular season.


Other Titles:

God Loves the Obedient Stewart

Making your Election Sure by Gaining Good Ground.


Key Scripture:

Genesis 38: 9

And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.”


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Theme: Golden Rule     

  • How you treat people is a reflection of the type of person you are

  • Not the person who’s receiving the comment whether good or bad.

  • Don’t respond according to how you are treated.

  •  Respond from a point of integrity from righteousness.

 


 Question:

Matt 5: 46 -48 For if you love them which love you, what reward have ye? (ANSWER) Do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if you salute your brothers only, what do you more than others? Do not even the sinners so? (NO DIFFERENCE).

48 Be ye therefore perfect (MATURE), even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect (ALL SUFFICIENT).


Beatitudes:

Matt 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matt 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.


Second Sub text:

Genesis 37 – 48  We know the story of Joseph in the Bible of how he was thrown in the pit by his brothers who called him a dreamer.  He later was taken out of the pit and ended up in jail falsely accused long story short he solved a problem for the Pharaoh and became second in command.

Joseph didn’t respond according to how he was treated

Joseph went from Pit, to Prison, to the Palace.  We know the story of Joseph in the Bible of how he was thrown in the pit by his brothers who called him a dreamer.  He later was taken out of the pit and ended up in jail falsely accused of making advances against his boss’ wife.  Joseph later gained authority in Egypt surpassing all in command but the Pharaoh

Nestled in this section in chapter 38 in Genesis is the story of a relationship of a Family a husband wife three sons and a Daughter in Law.

Namely Judah, Shuah and his 3 sons and Tamar:

Judah was the fourth born son of Israel (God’s first born).

Judah was the brother that influenced his brothers to spare the life of Joseph when he was in the pit (Gen. 37: 26-27).

Don’t respond according to how you are treated.


Third Sub Text: Good Samaritan Luke 10th

 Respond from a point of integrity from righteousness.

And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Don’t respond according to how you are treated.

 


Scripture Text: Genesis 38: 1-8

Verse 1.

And it came to pass at that time that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite (refuge city between Jerusalem and Laschish, ancient Canaanite royal city, David hid here with his men 1 sam 22:1 2Sam 23:13), whose name was Hirah (became Judah’s friend, a kind man who lived 1900 BC).

Directional: Went down doesn’t imply a spiritual descent but a geographical change a change in atmosphere (compare Samaritan).

What he did accomplish was the effective separation from his brothers.

Verse 2

And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah (prosperity) and he took her, and went in unto her.

While in the house of the Adullamite he met and later married a woman named Shuah.

Shuah became Judah’s wife but later died verse 12.

Verse 3

And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er (Watcher).

Verse 4

And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan (Vigorous).

Conceived again mean that these boys where no twins, (as Cain and Abel, Jacob and Esau Manasseh and Ephaim, Pharez and Zerah ) by mentioning one conception there must have been a 9 month interval between the conceptions.  Scripture doesn’t tell us that Judah went back to be with the other brothers or stayed among the Canaanites.

Verse 5 not

And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah (promised but not given): and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

Altogether three sons

And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him.

And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.


P.O.V.s

  • Respond from a point of integrity from righteousness.

  • Especially regarding another’s possessions

  • Be a good steward.


Onan disobeyed his Fathers instructions and the Lord Slew Him.

LEGAL AND CUSTOMS: The keeping of ordinances the primogenitor had exclusive rights to the inheritance of the Father.  “Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.” Ex 13:2

Er: Watcher – Wicked

Onan: Vigorous not given – Spilled Seed

When you are subject to work for to the benefit of another and you know that they were wicked be faithful.  Give it your best.  Put your best foot forward.  Know that this is your finest hour. Excel (out the box). Don’t spill your seed. Be effective where ever you are.  Make your ground good.

Tamar disappointed because Shelah was not given to her.

She dressed as a prostitute and when to receive her Father in Law when Shuah (prosperity) died twins born Zerah (shining, risen w/red cord) and Pharez.

It took Judah’s fourth son Pharez (breach) ancestor of Christ that would become the linage from which the Lion of the tribe of Judah would hail.


Black LionAside:

Jacob gives a blessing to all of his son Genesis 49:8-10 King James Version (KJV)

Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.

Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.


Revelation:

RESPONSIBLE: (response-able) an honorable attribute that refuses to take the path of least resistance.

Everything that looks good is not for you (Shuah) prosperity

All money is not good money (i.e people, even parking spaces)

Respond from a point of integrity from righteousness.


RBC Ministries PhotoPrayer:

For forgiveness for spilled seed including anything wasted in the past.  Covenant to use resources to glorify God.   Give your self away and get lost in God; thereby, finding your purpose touching destiny.

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