Good day Brethren. How are you and the families doing today?
Let’s check God’s words in Genesis 32:24-30
‘’ And Jacob was left alone, and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day’’
‘’And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him’’
‘’And he said, ‘’Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said I will not let thee go, except thou bless me’’
And he said’’ Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a Prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed’’.
And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.’’
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel? For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
Jacob was a man who has his own fair share of challenges in his life.
In the above scripture Genesis 32:24-30, Jacob had left his Uncle Laban and was heading home, not knowing His fate as he was going to be encountering his vengeful brother Esau. While he was on his way, he had an encounter with God and he wrestled with God as a way of prayer till dawn, and when the Lord wanted to leave, he held Him and said,’ I won’t let you go until you bless me
You see, Jacob was not about to settle for less, he was not about to accept defeat. He held onto God, and said,’’ you must answer me today, I won’t wait till tomorrow’’.
And when you read from verse 28 of that scripture, you will know that God gave him a new name and blessed him. From that encounter, Jacob now, Israel was blessed. When we don’t give up on God, He doesn’t give up on Us.
How did Jacob receive his blessings?
1.He looked onto God for his blessings.
2.He prayed seriously(wrestled) to receive answers from God
- He refused to take ‘’NO’’ for an answer
- He demonstrated a very strong faith in God
- He said to himself, ‘’ I will not stop praying until something happens”.
- He troubled heaven to stand still for him.
- He was expecting and got what he wanted.
Brethren, what is your prayer request to God today? If only you can develop Jacob’s attitude towards prayer. Remember, nothing is impossible with God.
I pray for you today, your deepest desires from God will receive heavenly attention today in Jesus’ name.
I pray for you again, the Lord will change your name and your story will change to glory in Jesus’ name.
Remember, in everything you do, Matthew 6: 33 ‘’ But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.’’
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments; for this is the whole duty of man’’-Ecclesiastes 12:13
God bless you.