“And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.” (Genesis 35:5) When a saint of God walks in the flesh, he brings shame to himself from the outside enemy, as … [Read more...]
Genesis means “beginning” or “origin.” The Book of Genesis begins with God. The first Book of the Bible unfolds the story of the beginning of the world, of human history, of family, of civilization, of salvation. It shows the tragedy and consequences of sin; and the promise and assurance of salvation. It is the story of God’s Purpose and Plan for His People.
“Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments” (Genesis 35:2) Jacob had been commanded of God to “Arise, go up to Bethel.” God said: Return, Jacob, to the starting place and revive the beginning of My … [Read more...]
“Arise, go up to Bethel…” (Genesis 35:1a) Jacob had previously visited Luz on his way to his uncle Laban’s (his mother’s brother) to find a wife of his people; and to flee from Esau’s wrath. In Genesis 28:13-22, the writer of Jacob’s history relates … [Read more...]
Text verses: Genesis 35:1-5 Who needs revival? All of God’s saints who have gotten side-tracked in their dedication to God. Some of the side-tracked saints are hiding their idols, their strange gods; some are sight-walking and not … [Read more...]
“And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I … [Read more...]
Text verses: Genesis 33; Proverbs 16:7 “When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.” (Proverbs 16:7) Genesis 33 presents two clear pictures for God’s People to see – first, the change in Esau toward Jacob; … [Read more...]