Daily Meditation - Monday 25August 2008 - RULES WHICH OBSCURE THE MORE IMPORTANT


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When God knocks on your door
*** are you ready to let him in (Revelations 3:20)?***
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*][LEFT]God offers each of us an open door to his kingdom, [/LEFT]
*][LEFT]but we can shut ourselves out if we reject his offer.[/LEFT]
*][LEFT] What is the door to heaven? [/LEFT]
*][LEFT]When Jacob fled from his brother Essau, who wanted to kill him for stealing his birthright (Genesis 27:41), [/LEFT]
*][LEFT]Jacob sought refuge in the wilderness. [/LEFT]
*][LEFT]There God pursued him and gave him a vision that both changed his life and the life of his people. [/LEFT]
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As Jacob slept on a star-lit hillside God showed him a great ladder or stairway that extended from earth to heaven.
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*][LEFT] This stairway was filled with a multitude of angels ascending and descending before the throne of God.[/LEFT]
*][LEFT] God opened heaven to Jacob, not only to give him a place of refuge and peace, [/LEFT]
*][LEFT]but to offer him the blessing of dwelling in intimate friendship with the living God.[/LEFT]
*][LEFT] God spoke to Jacob and renewed the promises which he had made to his grandfather Abraham and his father Isaac, [/LEFT]
*][LEFT]and now to Jacob and his posterity. [/LEFT]
*][LEFT]God promised not only to bless and protect Jacob, but to make him and his descendants a blessing to all the nations as well. When Jacob awoke he Read on HERE[/LEFT]
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