Saturday, July 14, 2018

Life will have issues

We will all have trouble in this life. Many people think that if they have money then everything will be well. This is not true.

Jacob just finished his working days with Laban. Laban was his father-in-law. He will be on a trip to where God wanted Jacob to be.

Jacob had money but he still had issues. He will soon face Esau. Jacob and his brother had issues because Jacob took the birth right from Esau so Jacob feared death.

I am sure that Jacob was wondering if God would help him out. We all know situations when we face difficult times and think that we will die. God always proves that He is faithful.

God has many tools to help His people. God has His angels to help people in this life because there is an spiritual warfare for mankind's soul. God desires to have people to know Him but the devil wants to bring people to hell and have them reject Jesus as Lord and Savior.

I am confident that the devil and Jacob's sin nature was working overtime. Jacob began to worry so God had mercy on Jacob's soul.  He sent His angels to helped Jacob.

God opened Jacob's spiritual eyes and Jacob saw the camp of God. The angels of God helped Jacob to see reality.

We need to know that God is in control. Jacob was learning this idea that God was teaching him.
I am still learning this topic but I know more now.

Jacob called this place "Mahanaim" which means two camps.  There were the camp of Jacob of weak, sinful people that struggle and will lose on their own and camp of God.
The camp of God is strong and God's purpose will always occur.

Weak mankind needs to join forces with the camp of God. We face many issues in this life and we will die and suffer but we don't have to.

Many times, I don't want to enter the camp of God because of pride then I get destroyed by life. I wondered if you have done this. May we learn to depend on life by the Bible, prayer and faith to keep moving forward for Jesus.

Genesis 32:1-2
Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him. When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God!” So he named that place Mahanaim.