HOW TO HAVE POWER WITH (versus “from”) GOD
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And Jacob  went out from
1. Jacob = Heb: heel catcher (supplanter) [Dict. syn: displace, replace, unseat], cheater, deceiver.
a. Commentary: Jacob was a trickster, a type and shadow of our natural man before Christ.
2. (Job 33:14-18) For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, That he may withdraw man from his purpose [Heb: activity: deeds], and hide pride from man. He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
3. (John 1:51) And he [Jesus Christ] saith unto him [Nathanael], Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels [Gk: messengers] [i.e., messages] of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
(Gen 28:16-22) And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. And he called the name of that place Bethel [Heb: house of God]: but the name of that city was called Luz [Heb: (growing there): some kind of nut tree, perhaps the almond] at the first. And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep [Heb: guard, protect] me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth [Heb: the tithe] unto thee.
HOW JACOB WAS BLESSED WITH POWER WITH (versus “from”) GOD
Gen 32:24,25) And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man [“the angel” Hosea 12:4] with him until the breaking of the day. And when he [the angel] saw that he prevailed not against him [Jacob], he [the angel] touched the hollow [Heb: fig. power] of his [Jacob’s] thigh [the strongest muscle in the body]; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint [Heb: dislocated; fig. abandoned: alienated, departed] [i.e., literally the sinew shrank (v32); fig., Jacob’s great pride was diminished into humility], as he wrestled with him [the angel].
(Gen 32:26-32) And he [the angel]
said, Let me
go, for the day [Heb:
dawn] breaketh [Heb: to ascend, mount: arise up] [i.e., “the
(Rev 2:28) is about to ascend]. And
said, I will not let thee go
[Mat 6:48-50], except thou bless me. And he [the angel] said
unto him, What is
thy name [Heb: position,
authority, character]? And he said, Jacob.
And he [the angel] said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob,
1. (1 Thes 5:17) Pray without ceasing.
HOSEA’S PROPHECY, AND ENCOURAGEMENT ON HOW TO OBTAIN POWER WITH GOD
The LORD hath also a controversy with
1. supplication = Heb: to implore (move to favor by petition): beseech, entreat, pray.
Nelson’s Illustrated Bible
The socket of Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as
he struggled with this
mysterious stranger, but he refused to release his grip until he was
blessing. For the first time in the narrative of Genesis, Jacob had
to defeat an opponent. When asked to identify himself in the
he confessed he was Jacob – the heel-grabber. But Jacob’s struggling [praying] earned him a new name.
For his struggle in which he prevailed, his name was changed to
FOOD FOR THOUGHT (A PROGRESSING COMPILATION)
God is Love. The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines, our building blocks. God is Thought. We who are saved, redeemed, imputed for righteousness, born-again, are spiritually ascending and descending Jacob’s ladder (Gen 28:12; John 1:51) in meditation (inner thoughts) and prayer (manifested thoughts). Thoughts are Life (they move). Words are a product of thought. God’s angels are His manifested Thoughts (His Words). God is Spirit. The Holy Spirit of God is the conglomerate of all His Angels (all His Holy Thoughts) who are created as Spirits (Psa 104:4; Heb 1:7). Angels are His manifested Spirit. God is the eternal Spirit from which all things that are the entire manifested universe was/is being created. All S(s)pirits originate as God’s Thoughts. You are a transitional part of God’s Spirit (Eccl 12:7); you will become either an eternal Heavenly Spirit, or an eternal fallen spirit. The Garden of Eden is a type and shadow of Heaven. All the trees in the Garden of Eden are fruit trees (Gen 1:11,12,29; 2:9,16,17) symbolizing Angels (Heb: messengers) whose fruit is God’s message (Gal 5:22,23; Eph 5:9 & Rev 22:2). Men are fruit trees (Mat 7:15-20; 12:33; Luke 3:9). The S(s)pirits of men are A(a)ngels (Rev 19:9,10; 22:8,9).