Jacobs Ladder

And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. Genesis 28:12

One of the most intriguing stories, maybe in the whole Bible is known as “Jacobs Ladder”. At this time Jacob was sent away to find a wife. Just as his father Isaac , they didn’t want him breeding with the Canaanites , who were wicked and pagan people.  So Jacob made the journey back to his descendants homeland to find a wife

During his journey, he had a vision of a Ladder going to Heaven and angels were ascending and descending from it. Now it gets more interesting as he sees God standing above the ladder

And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; Genesis 28:13

Now the interesting thing is this scripture says “Yah-weh” stood above it. Meaning Jacob saw God himself standing above the ladder. How is this possible if God is a spirit (John 4:24) and nobody has seen him and lived? This was Jesus Christ standing before Jacob

And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 28:14

Again God reminded Jacob of the blessings through his family line. The same promises he gave Abraham and the same he gave Isaac, he is now passing down those blessings to Jacob. As this is the line that will birth Israel and will bring forth the Messiah

And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. Genesis 28:15

God promises he is with Jacob and he will never leave him. This is wonderful assurance to Jacob who is beginning his journey to staring his family. God is with us in Jesus name Amen!

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