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Genesis 28 - AMP

2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father, and take from there as a wife one of the daughters of Laban your mother's brother.

3 May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you until you become a group of peoples.

4 May He give the blessing Abraham to you and your descendants with you, that you may inherit the land He gave to Abraham, in which you are a sojourner.

5 Thus Isaac sent Jacob away. He went to Padan-aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob and Esau's mother.

6 Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him to Padan-aram to take him a wife from there, and that as he blessed him, he gave him a charge, saying, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;

7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Padan-aram.

8 Also Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan did not please Isaac his father.

9 So Esau went to Ishmael and took to be his wife, to the wives he had, Mahalath daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth.

10 And Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran.

11 And he came to a certain place and stayed there overnight, because the sun was set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down there to sleep.

12 And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!

13 And behold, the Lord stood over and beside him and said, I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; I will give to you and to your descendants the land on which you are lying.

14 And your offspring shall be as the dust or sand of the ground, and you shall spread abroad to the west and the east and the north and the south; and by you and your Offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed and bless themselves.

15 And behold, I am with you and will keep (watch over you with care, take notice of) you wherever you may go, and I will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done all of which I have told you.

16 And Jacob awoke from his sleep and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it.

17 He was afraid and said, How to be feared and reverenced is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and ``There is an open way between heaven and earth for each of us. The movement of the tide and the circulation of the blood are not more regular than the intercommunication between heaven and earth. Jacob may have thought that God was local; now he found Him to be omnipresent. Every lonely spot was His house, filled with angels" (F. B. Meyer, Through the Bible Day by Day). When Jacob found God in his own heart, he found Him everywhere.this is the gateway to heaven!

18 And Jacob rose early in the morning and took the stone he had put under his head, and he set it up for a pillar (a monument to the vision in his dream), and he poured oil on its top .

19 And he named that place Bethel ; but the name of that city was Luz at first.

20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go and will give me food to eat and clothing to wear,

21 So that I may come again to my father's house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God;

22 And this stone which I have set up as a pillar (monument) shall be God's house , and of all that You give me I will give the tenth to You.

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Sam McCormick avatar
Shared by: Sam McCormick on Dec, 2016
Summary: Jacob, following an amazing dream in which he saw a ladder or stairway extending between heaven and earth, with the Lord standing above it, exclaimed "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."
Howard Strickland avatar
Living Under Open Heavens
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Nov, 2016
Summary: Most christians don't realize the benifits of their redemption, nor can they over night, but we can all grow.
David Taylor avatar
The Fugitive Encounters God’s Grace
Shared by: David Taylor on Oct, 2016
Summary: The Patriarchs The Fugitive Encounters God’s Grace Genesis 28:10-22
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Aug, 2016
Summary: We must understand God in here now.
Bill Bowdle avatar
Shared by: Bill Bowdle on Jul, 2016
Summary: Sermon compares postmodern "Stairway to Nowhere" to Jacob's Stairway to Heaven in Genesis which climbs to God. Postmodernism climbs nowhere toward relativism w/o universal truth. Christianity climbs to God, the author and anchor of TRUTH.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 766
Larry Turner avatar
Making God "Iffy"
Shared by: Larry Turner on Apr, 2016
Summary: Jacob put conditions on God and made unnecessary vows when faith was all that was needed.
Larry Turner avatar
Isaac's Turmoil
Shared by: Larry Turner on Apr, 2016
Summary: From jealousy to deceitfulness, Isaac's life was in urmoil.
Paul Basehore avatar
Jacob: The Beginning of a Nation
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2016
Summary: God will still fulfill his promises, even in the middle of difficulty
Paul Basehore avatar
Joseph: The Beginning of Hardship
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2016
Summary: Even through bad situations God is in control, and will turn them for His glory
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Jacob at Bethel
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-29:1
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 284
Ian Humphrey avatar
How To Turn Pillows Into Pillars :
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: How To Turn Pillows Into Pillars :
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 722
Rev. Clarence Eisberg avatar
Israel’s Experience with Human Kings Where does God Dwell
Shared by: Rev. Clarence Eisberg on Oct, 2015
Summary: I do not believe that we can understand the New Testament; And I do not believe that we can understand Jesus, apart from this question; Where does God dwell?
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-17
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 465
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Jun, 2015
Scripture: Genesis 28:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 424
Ajai Prakash avatar
Recognizing God
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Mar, 2015
Summary: Many a times we have wondered what would it be like if God showed up? In fact God is looking for that time alone with you so that you would voluntarily shut yourself out from the busyness of life and respond to His attention. Will we?
 Bishop Perry Newton Sr avatar
The Power of a Seed
Shared by: Bishop Perry Newton Sr on Jan, 2015
Summary: This is a powerful sermon giving clear enforcement to the Biblical concept of sowing and reaping. The words enshrined in this sermon will help you to engender more trust in the word of God.
Scripture: Genesis 1:1-28:29
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,484
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Power To Get Wealth: Climbing Jacob's Ladder
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Jan, 2015
Summary: The flesh of man by nature binds mankind to the earth and the world, which denies the spiritual responsibility to worship God.
Rick Pendleton avatar
Back to Bethel
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Dec, 2014
Summary: WHERE ARE YOU PRE-BETHEL Life a mess, running from self BETHEL Coming to Christ POST-BETHEL Drifted away PENIEL Messed up again… Wrestling with God Come back to Bethel
Scripture: Genesis 28:13-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,737
Troy Luttrell avatar
Not Home Alone
Shared by: Troy Luttrell on Nov, 2014
Summary: You can have all the blessings, material benefits, and all the land and children, but if you do not have God’s presence you are nothing.
Jimmy Haile avatar
This Bed Is Hard As A Rock!
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Nov, 2014
Summary: First he had manipulated the birthright from his brother Esau. Then he stole his father’s blessing. Jacob was on his way to greatness. It was as exactly as his mother had told him She had been told by the Lord that the elder would serve the younger.
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 344
Craig Benner avatar
You Just Can't Afford to Forget
Shared by: Craig Benner on Oct, 2014
Summary: Practice the art of remembering the wonderful things that God has spoken to you. Many are promises that you can see fulfilled in your lifetime.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,614
Kranthi Kumar Medida avatar
Shared by: Kranthi Kumar Medida on Jul, 2014
Summary: Jacob flees from Esau and during his flight he sees a dream in which God appears to him above a ladder and blesses him. This narrative sermon shows that God remains faithful to His promise in spite of Jacob's unfaithfulness because of Jesus Christ.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 25:19-28:22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,422
Monty Newton avatar
Nowhere Places
Shared by: Monty Newton on Jul, 2014
Summary: It doesn't matter where you've been or are going; it only matters that God is with you whrever you are, however you are and whatever you are.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-19
Views: 2,726
Christian Cheong avatar
Blessed By Grace
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jul, 2014
Summary: God treats you with GRACE. He comes to ASSURE you, of His presence and promise. He wants to BLESS you.
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 613
Daniel Habben avatar
The Invocation (sermon adapted from Brent Merten)
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Mar, 2014
Summary: The Invocation reminds us of where we are and who we are.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 28:16-17
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 845
Michael McCartney avatar
Rest in God's Will
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Dec, 2013
Summary: Thesis: To know God’s will for your life comes from you knowing God personally, having an encounter with God like Jacob, Moses and Nehemiah did and then taking step one.
Series: Rest in
Jimmy Haile avatar
Surely The Lord Is In This Place
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Oct, 2013
Summary: We have access to God and God has access to us!
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,297
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 27:41-28:22
Shared by: John Shearhart on Oct, 2013
Summary: God confirms the promise to Jacob and makes the eternal covenant personal to him.
Scripture: Genesis 27:41-28:22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 655
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Scoundels Included
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct, 2013
Summary: Jacob obtains a blessing by trickery, but is still included in God’s chosen people.
Scripture: Genesis 27:1-28:17
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 512
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Church, a Place of Beauty, Goodness, Truth
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jul, 2013
Summary: We need to understand both meanings of church, and how the beauty found in a church can attract unbelievers to Christ.
Series: Vatican II
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 1,335
John Lowe avatar
Finding God for Yourself
Shared by: John Lowe on Jun, 2013
Summary: All the way through the Old Testament we find that God does not want the godly to marry with the ungodly. And the New Testament tells Christians that they are not to be unequally yoked. For example, it says in 2 Corinthians, “Do not be unequally yoked to
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,349