Jacob vs Jesus (pt.2)

Monday Morning Moment / Key Takewaway:
Addition by subtraction = He lost the battle but won the victory! A.W. Tozer said, “The Lord cannot fully bless a man until He has first conquered him.” God conquered Jacob by weakening him. the only way to victory was through surrender.
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Scripture(s):
  • Genesis 32:24-30
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Speaker:
Will Robinson
Date:
06/16/2024

Jacob met the Lord (Gen. 32:22-26)

Jacob met himself (Gen. 32:27-32)

Jacob met Esau (Gen. 33:1-20)

Life lessons for us from Jacob’s encounter – Genesis 32:24 – 30 24 Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.

25 When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; so the socket of Jacob’s thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him.

26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” But he said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

27 So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”

  • “What is your name?” meant, “Are you going to continue living up to your name, deceiving yourself and others; or will you admit what you are and let Me change you?” In the Bible, receiving a new name signifies making a new beginning (17:4-5, 15; Num. 13:16; John 1:40-42), and this was Jacob’s opportunity to make a fresh start in life.

28 He said, “Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed.”

  • Philippians 1:6 (NASB) 6For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:13 (KJV) 13For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

29 Then Jacob asked him and said, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And he blessed him there.

30 So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved.”

  • Addition by subtraction = He lost the battle but won the victory! A.W. Tozer said, “The Lord cannot fully bless a man until He has first conquered him.” God conquered Jacob by weakening him. the only way to victory was through surrender.
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