In the Old Testament the firstborn son of every family enjoyed the birthright, which was composed of three blessings: a double portion of the land, the priesthood, and the kingship. As New Testament believers we also may enjoy the birthright--Christ as our good land, the realization and experience of the genuine priesthood, and the experience of reigning in life over many negative things such as the flesh, the self, and Satan. In this fellowship to the young people a word of encouragement is offered, as well as a word of warning. On the positive side, if we are faithful to enjoy the birthright today, we will enjoy it in full in the coming kingdom. Conversely, if we indulge in the enjoyment and pleasures of this age, we may lose the enjoyment of the birthright in the next age.
Our Enjoyment of the Birthright