Sunday, October 20, 2013
2013 Preview & 2007: Vision of Jacob's Ladder Sunday School Lesson
2013 Preview of the Sunday School Lesson for October 27, 2013:
Vision Dreams ... Devotional Reading: John 4:1-15; Background Scripture: Genesis/Bereshith: 27:19-29; 28:1-4,10-22; 32:22-30; 35:9-15 & Sunday School Lesson Text: Genesis/Bereshith 28:1a,10-22
Genesis/Bereshith 24: Abraham sendeth his servant to get a wife for his son Issac: he obtaineth Rebekah; Issac meeteth her.
Genesis/Bereshith 25:9 Issac and Ishmael bury Abraham in the cave of Mach-pe-lah
Genesis/Bereshith 25: The sons of Abraham by Keturah: his age and death. The generations of Ishmael. The birth of Esau and Jacob. Esau selleth his birthright.
I have not checked the links as of 2013, that I have shared in this article. But at the time they were accurate and Christian links.
10-14-07 Sunday School Lesson
Background Scripture: Genesis 27:41-28:22, Lesson Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
10-21-07 Sunday School Lesson --- Story of Love - Jacob & Rachel (Background Scripture: Genesis 29:1-35) Lesson Scripture: Genesis 29:20-35.
Before I go unto the lesson I know that you know what Issac & Ishmael (Abraham's sons) did together.
Genesis 25:9 -- Abraham's sons "Issac" & "Ishmael" buried Abraham in the cave of Machpelah.
Esau(Edom) had three (3) wives ... Genesis 36:1-3.
To be honest I do not know how to tell anyone how to deal with dreams ... I would say it would have to line up with the Word of God-Bible.
Can you pay close attention to a dream-vision? Maybe yes or no. Joel 2:28 & Acts 2:17.
Something that was on my mind -- now I am not saying that it relates to the sunday school lesson but it was on my mind ---
http://whatofthewatchman.org/pr02.htm -- 8/01 -- A Prophetic Call to Sound the Shofar (Abrabram's Son -- Issac's Descendant)
http://www.praiseteamegypt.com --- Praise Team in Egypt -- Christian Arabs --- Abraham's Son -- Ishmael Descendant) ( http://www.praiseteamegypt.com/index.pl/family -- 3 or 4 years if not longer)the end........ now I will go back to the sunday school lesson.
Key Verse -- And, behold, "I" am with thee, & will "keep" thee in all places whither thou goest, & 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)
Mediums & Methods of Revelations -- Dreams & Their Interpretations -- Jacob's Dreams
"I" -- Genesis 13:14 -- The Hebrews God's Chosen People -- Canaan Promised
"keep" -- Genesis 48:16 -- Angels, God's angels, The Angel of the LORD, OR, of God -- Identified with God
"bring" -- Genesis 35:6 -- Sacred Places -- Altars & Holy Places -- Patriarchal (In Biblical Times -- Father, Ruler, Founder of a Family or tribe) Altars
"I" -- I Kings 8:57 -- Duties to God -- Pleading in Prayer -- By Good Works to Come
"until" -- Numbers 23:19 -- Works of God -- The Purposes of God -- God's Purposes, Eternal & Immutable (unchangedable)
How long is Eternal? Forever ... unlimited TIME ...
Verse 10 -- And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, & went toward Haran.
Civil & Social Life -- Travelling -- Sleeping Out of Doors
Beer-sheba -- Jacob comforted there (Genesis 46:1) Haran -- mountainous. Jacob flees there (Genesis 28:10)
Leave/flee/run. Think twice before you trick someone. Jacob had to leave/flee/run away from home for he was afraid of what Esau would do to him since he tricked their father into giving him the birthright/blessing. Mother's love their children and will do all they can to protect them/provide for them.. she learned that Esau had plans to harm her favorite son, so she had him to flee/run. Jacob had to flee/run to save his life.
Issac told Jacob to find him a wife in Haran. Haran -- was the same place where Rebekah came from.
Question -- Food for Thought --- Have you ever wondered why sometime that there will be available females to marry in the same place that a male is in and he will go and get a wife from away from his home and or local area?
Verse 11 -- And he lighted upon a certain place ... & tarried there ... all night ... & he took the stones of that place ... & put them for his pillows ... & lay down in that place to sleep.
Civil & Social Life -- Travelling -- Sleeping Out of Doors
"certain place" ........ stones was his pillow that Jacob laid his head on outside
Verses 12, 13, 14, 15 --- Mediums & Methods of Revelations -- Dreams & Their Interpretations -- Jacob's Dream
And he dreamed ... and behold a ladder set up on the earth ... & the top of it reached to heaven ... & behold the angels of God ascending (came down/coming down) ... & decending on it.
And ... behold ... the LORD stood above it ... & said ... I am the LORD God of Abraham thy Father ... and the God of Issac ... the land whereon thou liest ... to thee will I give it ... & to thy seed.
And thy seed (children, children's children, etc.) shall be as the dust of the eart ... & thou shalt spread abroad ... to the east ... & to the north ... & to the south ... & in thy seed shall ... all ... the families of the earth ... be blessed.
And, behold I am with thee ... & will keep thee in all places whither thou goest ... & 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.
God's angels, messengers of God, good angels, move at God's command
Can you imagine how Jacob felt? Looking up at the top of a stairway/ladder & see the LORD standing fromn heaven to earth? God spoke to Jacob and told him who HE was .. God made it plain.
Abraham & Issac was promised the land that he was lying on ... had slept on. His family line would be too great to count -- compared to dust on earth.
God spoke & said that they would return to their land -- home.
Food for Thought --This is a personal question. Have you ever had to flee/leave/run away from home? Jesus said a prophet is without honor in his own country.
Jesus Christ --- seed of David, seed of Jacob (Galatians 3:16 -- Prophecies concerning Jesus Christ/Yeshua)
Verses 16,17,18 -- Sacred Places -- Altars & Holy Places -- Memorial Pillars of Stone -- To Mark the Place of a Vision
And Jacob awaked ... out of his sleep ... & he said ... Surely the LORD ... is in this place ... & I knew it not.
And he was afraid ... and said ... How dreadful is this place? ... this is none other than the House of God ... & this is the gate of heaven.
And Jacob rose up early in the morning ... & took the stone ... that he had put for his pillows ... & set it up for a pillar ... & poured ... oil ... upon the top of it.
After Jacob woke up he knew he had been in God's presence. He found out that the LORD was where he was -- In this place
Wisdom -- Proverbs 9:10 --- The fear of the LORD, is the beginning of Wisdom.
Jacob recognized where he was -- it was the house of the LORD.
Jacob dedicated the place he slept at ... for holy purposes ... holy ground. Jacob poured "oil" on the ground as to anoint it.
holy anointing oil -- Exodus 30:31 -- Sacred Rites & Forms -- Inauguration of the Hebrew Sacrifical System -- The Holy Anointing Oil
Joel 2:28 -- The Pentecostal Beginning, Promised
Acts 2:17 -- The Pentecostal Beginning, Realized
Acts 2:17 -- It shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: & your sons & your daughters shall prophesy, & your young men shall see visions, & your old men shall dream dreams:
Verse 19 -- he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of the city was called Luz at first.
Other Nations -- The Canaanites -- Gentile Names of Places in Canaan
Bethel -- house of God (Genesis 28:19 -- Jacob's vision there; II Kings 2:2, 3 -- prophet's dwell there)
Luz -- almond tree, ancient name of Bethel
As you noticed there was no worship house/church/temple where Jacob slept -- where Jacob dreamed for he was outside on the ground.
Verses 20, 21, 22 -- Sacred Rites & Forms -- VOWS -- Instances of Vows by Jacob
And Jacob vowed a vow ... saying, If God will be with me ... & keep me ... in the way that I go ... & will give me bread to eat ... & raiment to put on,
So that I come again ... to my father's house in peace ... there shall the LORD be my God.
And the stone ... which I have set for a pillar ... shall be God's house ... & of all that thou shalt give me ... I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
VOW -- promise. Be careful what you promise the LORD, this is serious business.
Question -- Food for Thought --- What did Jacob promise the LORD?
Jacob did not ask the LORD for riches, fame, nor fortune ... he asked God for bread (food to eat) & raiment (clothing to wear). Jacob promised to give God a tithe (10th - 10 percent) back to the LORD.
Jacob was telling the LORD if you keep your arm/hand of protection on me then you will be my God. (Daniel in the Lion's Den knew that God could deliver him -- God would have still been God if HE did not deliver Daniel as well)
Scripture reference taken from:
KJV, Topical Reference Bible, Bible Crusade Publishers, Mt. Juliet, TN
KJV, Precious Promise Bible