Preparing to Meet Esau 32 1Jacob went on his way, and God’s angels met him. 2When he saw them, Jacob said, “This is God’s camp.” So he called that place Mahanaim.[C] 3Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom. 4He commanded them, “You are to say to my lord Esau, ‘This is what your servant Jacob says. I have been staying with Laban and have been delayed until now. 5I have oxen, donkeys, flocks, male and female slaves. I have sent this message to inform my lord, in order to seek your favor.’ ” 6When the messengers returned to Jacob, they said, “We went to your brother Esau; he is coming to meet you—and he has 400 men with him.” 7Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; he divided the people with him into two camps, along with the flocks, cattle, and camels. 8He thought, “If Esau comes to one camp and attacks it, the remaining one can escape.” 9Then Jacob said, “God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, the Lord who said to me, ‘Go back to your land and to your family, and I will cause you to prosper,’ 10I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness You have shown Your servant. Indeed, I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become two camps. 11Please rescue me from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid of him; otherwise, he may come and attack me, the mothers, and their children. 12You have said, ‘I will cause you to prosper, and I will make your offspring like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’ ” 13He spent the night there and took part of what he had brought with him as a gift for his brother Esau: 14200 female goats, 20 male goats, 200 ewes, 20 rams, 1530 milk camels with their young, 40 cows, 10 bulls, 20 female donkeys, and 10 male donkeys. 16He entrusted them to his slaves as separate herds and said to them, “Go on ahead of me, and leave some distance between the herds.” 17And he told the first one: “When my brother Esau meets you and asks, ‘Who do you belong to? Where are you going? And whose animals are these ahead of you?’ 18then tell him, ‘They belong to your servant Jacob. They are a gift sent to my lord Esau. And look, he is behind us.’ ” 19He also told the second one, the third, and everyone who was walking behind the animals, “Say the same thing to Esau when you find him. 20You are also to say, ‘Look, your servant Jacob is right behind us.’ ” For he thought, “I want to appease Esau with the gift that is going ahead of me. After that, I can face him, and perhaps he will forgive me.” 21So the gift was sent on ahead of him while he remained in the camp that night. 22During the night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female slaves, and his 11 sons, and crossed the ford of Jabbok. 23He took them and sent them across the stream, along with all his possessions.   Jacob Wrestles with God   24Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 25When the man saw that He could not defeat him, He struck Jacob’s hip socket as they wrestled and dislocated his hip. 26Then He said to Jacob, “Let Me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me.” 27“What is your name?” the man asked. “Jacob,” he replied. 28“Your name will no longer be Jacob,” He said. “It will be Israel[D] because you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed.” 29Then Jacob asked Him, “Please tell me Your name.” But He answered, “Why do you ask My name?” And He blessed him there. 30Jacob then named the place Peniel,[E] “For I have seen God face to face,” he said, “and I have been delivered.” 31The sun shone on him as he passed by Penuel[F]—limping because of his hip. 32That is why, to this day, the Israelites don’t eat the thigh muscle that is at the hip socket: because He struck Jacob’s hip socket at the thigh muscle.[G]
Andrea Sullivan
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October 2014 God is pulling out of me that fight I have of controlling this celebration place. I cannot wrestle with people until I wrestle with God. Let's wrestle this thing through God! I'm scared! But I trust you. I will not let go until the blessing comes. Wrestle in marriage. Even Beth Moore does, off and on. Passionate. Let's wrestle this thing through God! Dust is flying, he is forming me out of the dust, from the first moment he was down in the dust creating us. It's humbling and God raising up. God can use a crippling defeat to bring about our greatest victory.
danielaza7
Tu Jacob????? Y este es el hombre que Dios va a usar... Sólo me Muestra&nbs... Read More
Tu Jacob????? Y este es el hombre que Dios va a usar... Sólo me Muestra su gracia y su misericordia. DESPUES de cuantos intentos vas a comenzar a confiar en Dios???   Quizás seré acepto!!!    Y La palabra de Dios no le inspira toda la confianza a Jacob. El plan de Dios es mas grande que mi pesimismo.  Dios usa las circunstancias para hacernos ver lo que hay en nuestro corazón...
Chitz Legaspi
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Jessy24
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I'm blessing you in your brokenness  Jacob means manipulator Or con man Move from the encounter with God an have an experience with GOD What do you do when your greatest advisory is God.   I rather be fighting with God then fighting against God God wants to develop you in the struggle  You gotta learn how to survive the Jabok  He breaks him to reconnect him  God changes his from Jacob to Israel  Peniel means the place or face of God  
Rev. Julius
Contender; expectant, hopeful, one (contends) or fights for a crown.
Contender; expectant, hopeful, one (contends) or fights for a crown.
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