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Summary: GOD PROVIDED A WAY TO CONNECT TO HIM.

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CONNECTION WITH GOD

OBSERVATION:

GENESIS IS THE BOOK OF BEGINNINGS. ADAM AND EVE FAILED TO OBEY GOD IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN AND GOD CAST THEM OUT. THE REST OF THE BIBLE SPEAKS TO GOD’S DESIRE TO REACH OUT AND RESTORE THAT WHICH WAS LOST IN EDEN. THIS WAS DONE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. THIS TEACHING ADDRESSES JACOB FLEEING FROM HIS BROTHER ESAU WHO SOUGHT TO KILL HIM. JACOB’S NAME (SUP PLANTER) IS A TYPE OF THE FLESH. IT WAS CHANGED TO ISRAEL (HAVING POWER WITH GOD).

INTERPRETATION:

READ GENESIS 28: 10-12. FOCUS ON GENESIS 28:12 (NKJV) THEN HE DREAMED, AND BEHOLD, A LADDER WAS SET UP ON THE EARTH, AND ITS TOP REACHED HEAVEN; AND THERE THE ANGELS OF GOD WERE ASCENDING AND DESCENDING ON IT.

POINTS TO PONDER:

JACOB WAS A WEARY, HOMELESS, REGRETFUL, APPREHENSIVE, DISAPPOINTED WONDERER!

THE DREAM OBVIOUSLY AFFECTED JACOB. THE LADDER WAS A VISIBLE SYMBOL OF REAL FELLOWSHIP BETWEEN GOD IN HEAVEN AND EARTH BOUND MAN. THE ANGELS WERE MESSENGERS BETWEEN GOD AND MAN.

GOD ASSURED JACOB RECONCILIATION WOULD REDIRECT THE REST OF HIS LIFE. GOD ASSURED HIM THAT THE LOVE OF GOD WAS FAR SUPERIOR OVER THE HUMAN DARKNESS, SIN AND EVIL.

JACOB PRAISED GOD BY SETTING UP A MEMORIAL STONE AT BETHEL (GOD IS IN THIS PLACE).

APPLICATION:

READ JOHN 1: 51 JESUS IS THE LADDER, THE LINK BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH. HE IS THE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MAN. HE CAME TO EARTH THROUGH THE LINEAGE OF JACOB SO YOU COULD HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.


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