THE LORD’S VENISON
This month of November the Lord is guiding us through a deeper revelation of Him, with the theme, ‘The Lord’s Venison’. What is a venison? The word venison is a Hebrew word ‘tsedhah’, which means “the spoils of the chase”, referring to that which the hunter brings home in joy. In this teaching, we will examine the life of the Lord’s venison.
The Lord’s venison is His Joy: We know that the wisdom of God is revealed in His character. The character of God to bless, is provoked through His Joy over us. Isaiah 12:3 says, ‘Therefore with joy you will draw water from the well of salvation.’
In Genesis 27:3-4, Isaac told his son, Esau, “Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, …and take me some venison; And make me savoury meat, … that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.” To transfer the Abrahamic covenant of blessing to his children, Isaac first demanded that his soul be filled with joy, with a meal prepared with a venison, which represents a sacrifice from his son, Esau. Isaac understood that, true blessings are released through the Spirit of Joy in the soul.
Esau never got the blessing, but Jacob did because the race was not about the individual, but about who would bring joy to the Father’s heart first. For anyone who wants to provoke God’s blessing today, the door is open. Be the first to overwhelm God’s heart with joy, through obedience. Be The Lord’s venison.
The Lord’s venison is His living sacrifice (Romans 12:1): Beloved, to become the Lord’s venison, you must die to self and sin; your old man crucified in Christ, your soul sanctified, that you become no longer a slave to sin but alive in Christ through His righteousness. Christ Jesus is our example. He defeated death and sin, through obedience (Philippians 2:9-10) and surrender to the will of God as a living sacrifice (Matthew 26:39). It is in this grace that you can become the true witness of Christ to the dying souls in the nations of the world.
Finally, the Lord’s venison is His jealous jewel: The Lord is jealous of his venison and he cannot be put to shame. The Lord’s venison, though weak and feeble is stronger than a mighty army, surrounded by the host of heaven.
As you walk through this month, becoming the Lord’s venison, be assured that you will not be put to shame, even as your obedience become complete.
Pastor Isaac A. Ogazi