This is the history of how

Jacob meets with God!

2 - Angels in Action

Genesis 28 :
10. So Jacob left Beer-sheba and journeyed toward Haran.
11. That night, when he stopped to camp at sundown, he found a rock for a headrest and lay down to sleep,
12. and dreamed that a staircase reached from earth to heaven, and he saw the angels of God going up and down upon it.
13. At the top of the stairs stood the Lord. "I am Jehovah," he said, "the God of Abraham, and of your father Isaac.
The ground you are lying on is yours! I will give it to you and to your descendants. .....
16. Then Jacob woke up. "God lives here!" he exclaimed in terror. "I've stumbled into his home! This is the awesome entrance to heaven!" ......
19. He named the place Bethel ("House of God"), though the previous name of the nearest village was Luz.

Sometimes dreams are actual spiritual experiences we have while asleep. This was the case with Jacob that night in Bethel.

In his dream Jacob saw a staircase linking earth and heaven with angels going up and coming down on it. This tells us that in Bethel there was free access between earth and heaven for angels on assignment.

So what kinds of assignments do angels have on the earth? The book of Hebrews, chapter one, tells us this about them:
7. God speaks of his angels as messengers swift as the wind and as servants made of flaming fire; ......
14. ..... for the angels are only spirit-messengers sent out to help and care for those who are to receive his salvation.

That night God allowed Jacob to see His angels - His spirit-messengers - carrying out their assignment of helping and caring for him - Jacob.

But notice Jacob didn't get carried away with the angels and begin worshipping them. No, Jacob kept his focus on God, the One whose servants the angels are.

We need to keep our focus on God also, even though we know that He sends His angels to help and care for us.

When we can keep our faith focused on God like that, then THAT'S FAITH!

Father, thank You that the angels are under orders from You and they are Your servants.
Thank You for allowing me the privilege of being ministered to by them and help me to keep my focus on You, the God of the angels,
in Jesus' name I pray,

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Sol Wise.

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