Saturday, August 15, 2009

Words of Encourage / Prophecy from the DeSilvas

The follow was a word given to me right after the School of Administration.

Ladder(as in)
Jacob's Ladder : Bethel,where angels ascend and descend
Steve said that I have Jacob's ladder. And that I bring it with me wherever I go.
Jacob's ladder referring to the account in the Book of Genesis of the vision Jacob had when he was on the run from Esau. It could be taken to mean the Presence of God.
So I guess at one level it could be be said : "Peter, God's presence is with you and will be with you wherever you go." But what are the implications? Dun want to read too much into it though.

Then there's the verses he gave after that:

Gen. 35:1 Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.” Gen. 35:2-3 So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods which are among you, and purify yourselves and change your garments; and let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone.”

They are not the reference to Jacob vision of the ladder. It's the one later on when Jacob return to his homeland, after 20 years of self imposed exile.I've spent the last 15 years out of youth ministry and even more out of children ministry, almost like a self imposed exile. Where is my Bethel? Where is the place where God appeared to me?