Gen. 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!
I have been thinking about Jacob’s dream about the ladder that went into heaven ever since last Sunday. Jacob saw angels coming up and down the ladder showing a connection between the two worlds. When Jacob awoke from his sleep he realized he was in the presence of the Lord. He called the place Bethel which means the house of God. Last Sunday it seemed as if we had unusual access into the presence of God all throughout the day. There was a greater than usual awareness of heaven in the house. That is how Jacob felt after seeing his vision, God was there and history was taking place.
Adam Clarke says that this dream speaks to us about three distinct things. First, he says it speaks of the sovereign plan of God. The Lord was showing Jacob that he had him in this life changing moment. For Jacob, his future was in the hand of the Lord. Secondly, Clarke says that this speaks to us about the connection of the two worlds by the ministry of angels. Christianity is supernatural. Times of visitation like Jacob was experiencing confirms that. The open portal we are experiencing at Victory Fellowship also assures us of the supernatural involvement of the Lord in the details of our lives. Finally, Clarke said that this ladder is a type of Christ. This is how Clarke expresses that;
“Nothing could be a more expressive emblem of the incarnation and its effects; Jesus Christ is the grand connecting medium between heaven and earth, and between God and man. By him God comes down to man; through him man ascends to God. It appears that our Lord applies the vision in this way himself, 1st, In that remarkable speech to Nathanael, Hereafter ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man, secondly, in his speech to Thomas: I am the Way, and the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”
So God is amongst us, revival is in our midst. God’s timing is perfect, Summer Saturation should be very powerful beginning this Sunday.