Jacob vs Jesus (pt.3)

Monday Morning Moment / Key Takewaway:
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):
  • Daniel 1:8
  • Ezra 7:10
  • Genesis 32:24-30
  • Romans 10:13
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Speaker:
Will Robinson
Date:
06/23/2024

Ezra 7:10 (KJV) 10For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

Daniel 1:8 (KJV) 8But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank…

Romans 10:13 (KJV) 13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

God meets us at whatever level He finds us in order to lift us to where He wants us to be.

Hosea 12:3 – 4 (NLT) 3 Even in the womb, Jacob struggled with his brother; when he became a man, he even fought with God.

4 Yes, he wrestled with the angel and won. He wept and pleaded for a blessing from him.

    There at Bethel he met God face to face, and God spoke to him—

    2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASB) 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

    Acts 26:20 (NLT) 20 I preached…..that all must repent of their sins and turn to God—and prove they have changed by the good things they do.

    Luke 19:9 (NLT) 9 Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham.

    Addition by subtraction

    Gen. 32:30 So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved.” 31Now the sun rose upon him just as he crossed over Penuel, and he was limping on his thigh.

    • 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.

    2 Corinthians 12:9 – 10 (NASB) 9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

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