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Genesis 28:16

due to my lack of originality, an exact quote from my friend Hallie Hottle (FAPC) that touched my heart…

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending the night at our church for our Youth Group overnight. It was exhausting, yes, but it was also one of the most energizing experiences I’ve had lately. There was hide and seek and movie watching, but we also read the story of Jacob’s dream from Genesis 28. We read about Jacob having a dream that angels were walking on a stairway to heaven, and when he awoke he said, “The Lord is in this place and I didn’t know it.” We asked ourselves what things in our lives prevent us from knowing God is always with us. Do we know God is always in this place?

Contemplate this question during the next few weeks of Lent, and thank God for the places we feel God the most!

Blessings,
Hallie Hottle
FAPC Youth Director

and now for what the Bible says in Genesis 28 (KJV), especially Genesis 28:16

1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother’s brother.
3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother. 6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;
7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram;
8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;
9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.

10 And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.
11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
12 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.
13 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;
14 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.
15 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.

16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
17 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.
18 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.
19 And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
21 So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
22 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 unto thee.

in all, the importance of seeing the Lord where we deny ourselves to see Him!

  • thanks Hallie for allowing me to post this, beautiful words, great job and good future minister…

2 responses to “Genesis 28:16

  1. Fisher Hands 03/04/2012 at 18:57:48

    What a message from you friend Hallie!! By chance does she have a blog?

    • Frank "The Christian Noob" Olvera 03/06/2012 at 10:13:22

      She’s now at Chaplain at Morton Plant Hospital, FL. I don’t think she’s got a blog.

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