God appeared in a dream as an angel March 1, 2008Posted by mercedescoleen in God.
Tags: About Angels, Angels, Angels at Work, Angels of God, Archangel Gabriel, Archangel Michael, God, Heaven, The Archangels
God appeared as an angel to Jacob in a dream. Jacob was in an unhappy situation in which he worked for his father in law Laban, who had been robbing him of wages. Additionally, Laban’s sons accused Jacob of robbing their father because Jacob had increased in wealth as a result of instructions about the mating of the flocks which were given to him in a dream (Gen 30).
Jacob explained the reason for his wealth increase to his wives, saying that God had appeared to him in a dream telling him how to mate the flocks so that they bore (Gen 31: 11-13).
“And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seenall that Laban doeth unto thee
I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.”
Here are the clues:
God was very direct with Jacob, letting him know directly who was speaking to him
He personalized Himself – for I have seen …. I am the God of Bethel
He reminded Jacob of the vow that he had made at Bethel as he ran from Esau (Gen 28: 11-16). God had appeared in a dream in which angels ascended and descended from heaven on a ladder, and had promised to multiply his offspring and to bless him in his father’s homeland.
We never know when God Himself can appear to us in the form of an angel. He sees us and cares about our circumstances and will remind us of the vows which we need to keep.
He is faithful to His word and keeps His promises to His saints, as He did to Jacob.
God will reveal to us the means for the acquisition of wealth since He has all knowledge and wisdom.
Let’s trust Him. Blessings and enjoy the weekend.