Who Has Prophetic Gifts?
How did you lose your gifts? A person who has realized that he has lost his gifts to the enemy is going to want to know how he can get them back. If you have repented to the Lord for sinning against Him, you are entitled to get what you lost through sin. Adam lost his ability to enter into God's presence when he partook of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil that God had forbidden him to partake of. He lost his birthright to the enemy! It is the enemy who could from then onwards enter into God's presence in the place of Adam.
How God Will Force Your Gifts Out of the Enemy's Hands
When Adam lost his birthright, you and I lost the ability to enter into God's presence. We are all born with the inability to enter into God's presence. However, our birthright has not only been restored through the Lord’s death, but we are now destined to be with the Father in His abode in heaven forever. 1Corinthians 15:22: “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive”. Likewise, if you have lost gifts to the enemy, you can only get them restored through Christ. A person who attempts to get back his stolen gifts through the enemy will only be deceived by the enemy to lose more of his God-given gifts. How does a person recognize that he has lost gifts to the enemy? If you have been unable to: get married, have a home, have children, have grandchildren, health, peace, and inability to access the Lord’s presence, you have lost these God-given gifts to the enemy! A person who has recognized that he has lost gifts to the enemy will have to go and repent in ashes for the Lord to heal him. A person who has repented to the Lord and had lost his gifts to the enemy will have them restored back to him by the Lord. A person may ask: how will I benefit from gifts that I have not known were stolen from me? For such a person, he should understand that these gifts are what he needs to live comfortably on earth. Without them, he will continue asking the Lord for gifts that the Lord already gave to him. If a woman was supposed to have a husband and yet she has not yet married, she will have to meet the person she was supposed to marry. If she has repented, she will marry the person the Lord intended her to marry. A person who was supposed to own a particular house but lost it to the enemy will eventually own that house through the Lord. What about a situation where a person repents but is unable to get back a gift that he lost as a result of entanglements? That person will still have to get that gift back as a result of his repentance to the Lord. For instance, if you were supposed to have a home and lost it through sinning against the Lord when you repent, a person who was given your home by the enemy will lose it for you to have it.
Why You Should Protect Your Gifts From the Enemy
If you have been losing your beauty because of sin, someone else has been given the beauty that you are losing. When you repent, the Lord will restore your beauty back to you and the person that the enemy blessed with your beauty will lose it. Why are the gifts that are from God irreplaceable? This is because these gifts are specifically designed by God for the bearer; they are supposed to be protected by the recipient. The Lord is not going to make another gift for you! If you lose it, know that there is no other gift like that. Let us study the example of Jacob and Esau from the scriptures.
Gen 25:19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham begat Isaac:
Gen 25:20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
Gen 25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Gen 25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
Gen 25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Gen 25:24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
Gen 25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
Gen 25:26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
Gen 25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
Gen 25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Why God Wants You to Know Your Birthright
Abraham had a birthright that was given to him by God. He had a prophetic birthright as a result of God's purpose for him. His sons did not all have the same gifts. Ishmael had the same birthright but was not God's choice for His purpose. He was a child from an agent of the enemy. He was not supposed to receive the gifts of God's birthright. He had the enemy's gifts because he was not God's will for Abraham. Isaac was God's promise to Abraham through which the nation of Israel was to be born. He was blessed with gifts from God's birthright. He had gifts that are prophetic and they were for one of his sons, not both. Jacob was God's choice for the prophetic gifts that Isaac had. These gifts could only be passed by Isaac's blessing and not otherwise.