Return to Bethel 35 1God said to Jacob, “Get up! Go to Bethel and settle there. Build an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.” 2So Jacob said to his family and all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods that are among you. Purify yourselves and change your clothes. 3We must get up and go to Bethel. I will build an altar there to the God who answered me in my day of distress. He has been with me everywhere I have gone.” 4Then they gave Jacob all their foreign gods and their earrings, and Jacob hid them under the oak near Shechem. 5When they set out, a terror from God came over the cities around them, and they did not pursue Jacob’s sons. 6So Jacob and all who were with him came to Luz (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan. 7Jacob built an altar there and called the place God of Bethel[S] because it was there that God had revealed Himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother. 8Deborah, the one who had nursed and raised Rebekah,[T] died and was buried under the oak south of Bethel. So Jacob named it Oak of Weeping.[U] 9God appeared to Jacob again after he returned from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him. 10God said to him:   Your name is Jacob; you will no longer be named Jacob, but your name will be Israel.   So He named him Israel. 11God also said to him:   I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation, indeed an assembly of nations, will come from you, and kings will descend from you.[V] 12I will give to you the land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac. And I will give the land to your future descendants.   13Then God withdrew[W] from him at the place where He had spoken to him. 14Jacob set up a marker at the place where He had spoken to him—a stone marker. He poured a drink offering on it and anointed it with oil. 15Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him Bethel.   Rachel’s Death   16They set out from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth, and her labor was difficult. 17During her difficult labor, the midwife said to her, “Don’t be afraid, for you have another son.” 18With her last breath—for she was dying—she named him Ben-oni,[X] but his father called him Benjamin.[Y] 19So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). 20Jacob set up a marker on her grave; it is the marker at Rachel’s grave to this day.   Israel’s Sons   21Israel set out again and pitched his tent beyond the Tower of Eder.[Z] 22While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard about it. Jacob had 12 sons:   23Leah’s sons were Reuben (Jacob’s firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun. 24Rachel’s sons were Joseph and Benjamin. 25The sons of Rachel’s slave Bilhah were Dan and Naphtali. 26The sons of Leah’s slave Zilpah were Gad and Asher.   These are the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan-aram.   Isaac’s Death   27Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had stayed. 28Isaac lived 180 years. 29He took his last breath and died, and was gathered to his people, old and full of days. His sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
"Creation"  Genesis 1:1-3:24 -the presence of God filled the earth  -all creation "did... Read More
"Creation"  Genesis 1:1-3:24 -the presence of God filled the earth  -all creation "did their thing" as they worshiped -God would come and walk with Adam and Eve Ingredient #1 THE PRESENCE OF GOD "The alters" Genesis 4:1-5 Cain and Abel Genesis 8:15-20 Noah Genesis 12:7,22:13,14 Abraham Genesis 35:6-7 Jacob Ingredient #2 * an offering to God* "The tabernacle" Exodus 26 The ark of the covenant, Alters Wherever they traveled, it was set up.,. To worship  "The temple" 1 kings 6 Holy of Holies, Altars Established place for worship "Jesus" John 4:20-24 worship in spirit and in truth Matthew 12:6 greater than temple is here Matthew 9:13 I desire LOVE, not just sacrifice Matthew 15: 8,9 hearts are far from God  Ingredient #3 a heart/ love for God "We are the temple" 1 Cor. 3:16 and 1 Cor 6:19 We houSe his presence  "Our lives are the offering" Romans 12:1 We are the offering Everywhere we go, his presence is there. Everything we do, can be done as an offering to him, with a heart of love for him, as an act of WORSHIP of him!!
Do you remember how you felt when Jesus saved you?  Everything thrilled you&... Read More
Do you remember how you felt when Jesus saved you?  Everything thrilled you beyond words.  For many of us the excitement has waned, the thrill is gone.  For some the things of God really don't thrill us anymore; choir rehearsal is a chore, bible study is boring and we can find other things to do with our time.  It sad but many are in that shape today.  It can be seen on Wednesday bible study and during Sunday school.  Things doesn't have to stay the way they are.  Jacob was ordered back to the place where he first met God.  God is calling you back to Beyhel.  He is the God of another chance.  Bethel is the house of God, that's what it means.  It symbolizes the place of spiritual commitment.  We were in chapter 28 with the adversity but now we need a chapter 35 experience because we forgotten!  We need to get back to a chapter 35 experience.  God deserves better than what He is getting from most of us.  Jacob had forgotten his vow!   Caught up in the work of God and forgotten about the God of the work.  There is a place in my soul that is barren.  I need God to impregnate me with something.   Although he hasn't walked with God for 20 years yet he can still hear his voice.    After 20 years , he hears the voice of God cause God is always calling into us, whether we are at the altar or in the alley, on crack or in Christ, he is always calling out to us.  The most miserable person in this world is a believer who once walked with the lord and is no longer walking but could hear the voice of God.  Look at Adam.    You can come home right now.  This is your opportunity to get back to Bethel.  All you have to do is hear his voice and out everything behind you.  The question then can you hear him calling?   He is speaking to you right now.  Point 1... When it was time to get back it was the father who determined it is time to get back to church.  Jacob made him get back to church.   Men will,have to give an account for leading their family.  How to get back to bethel...
Cuando hacemos a un lado lo que esta en el lugar de Dios y le damo... Read More
Cuando hacemos a un lado lo que esta en el lugar de Dios y le damos el lugar primero a Dios, Dis nos pone en alto lugar y los que nos rodean nos temen por su causa, algo vengan uno que no entienden peoque no se meten con uno.
Jacob is commanded to go to Bethel and make an altar to God
Jacob is commanded to go to Bethel and make an altar to God
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