You know sometimes you read a story over and over and never really see what you are meant too, until the HOLY SPIRIT shows you.
This was the case for me with Jacob when he wrestled with the man.
He was just about to meet his brother, and you can bet he was terrified. He had done his brother wrong. He was a deceiver. BUT this is more than a story about Jacob. This story is REVALATION. This story is about redemption. This story is about repentance.
It says he sent over all his possessions. All that comforted him, over the pass of Jabbok. BUT he sent gifts first. Gifts to the first born son!
Genesis 32:23-24 KJV “And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two women servants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok. And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had. And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.”
Now he rose up that night (Leviathan) to battle with. Jacob was about to have a fight with his fear of meeting his brother, and he crossed into the clef, into a piercing, like a ship wrecked, broken asunder, like a bursting of lightening, to be scored with letters, from peace, and to meet with the waters of wrath of emotions, Jabbok, to be emptied of everything, cleaned of everything. GOD makes u void before HE inhabits you…..You go to Tarsus in the Greek….to troubled waters, to be made new!
Jacob sent over all that gave him comfort, and now the deception only was left it says. The supplanter, subtilty, the enemy that is to be tied up, it says, near kin, a relative, the flesh, was left alone to go to destruction, to perish, to be separated. This is how it reads.
And here it says Jacob wrestled with a man. The word “man” is rendered sick man, the weak man, the wicked man, the incurable man, diseased in the mind and heart, mankind, was made VOID, EMPTY, through pounding and made small, like dust, like vapour, made humble as the light approaches, the breaking of the day!
When the weak man, the sick man saw that he could not prevail against (JACOB) deception, the supplanter, the weak man struck deception (JACOB) in the socket of the thigh, or the softness, the base, the shaft where the candle stick divided into three branches. It is also rendered curtains, or covering. It says deception’s flesh (all sin) was impaled and hanged (hung out to dry up lol) NOW we see the SPIRIT of it, the REVELATION of IT!
JESUS went to the Cross.
Then the weak sick man said let me go for the dawn is coming………Deception said I will not let you go until you kneel and bow and drink from me. JESUS tasted death and bowed to it, after becoming that weak sick man (HE became the servant, became flesh and took all sin and deception. Darkness covered the face of the earth.) BUT THEN the LIGHT CAME!
And the sick man said what is thy name, thy nature? And Deception said, Jacob, I am a supplanter, subtle, the heel catcher.
Your nature shall no more be this, but you shall be Israel, GOD HAS PREVAILED.
And deception called the nature of the abode, FACING GOD, Paniel! The Day STAR arises. The gathering together of pools of water, the word “HOPE” in the Hebrew.
And as he passed over he was turned. He was repented. Turned to another direction. A different attitude of heart. A change of the mind away from confusion. Genesis 32:31 KJV “And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.”
JESUS is the one who did it! On the CROSS at CALVARY that is where repentance was born. HE IS IT! HE HALTED UPON HIS THIGH. HE ROSE UP AND THEN HE BENDED FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD! AMEN LORD OF LORD AND KING OF KINGS
I WILL GIVE THEM MY NEW NAME, GOD HAS PREVAILED
And so the children will not eat of the chords of bondage (the sinew in the hollow). They have been set free because of JESUS, the HOPE of GLORY!
All Glory and Honour is Yours Almighty Father through your SON, JESUS CHRIST!
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