Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Genesis 32 - 33:16)
“Conquered By God’s Love”
Text: Genesis 32:28
“And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”
“Conquered By God’s Love,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
The wrestling that took place at Penuel was a “struggle with God and with man;” it was a Choice of Who Jacob would put his Faith, Trust, and Hope in:
God and His promises - or in
Jacob himself, and his self-reliance, Deceitfulness, cleverness, and manipulations.
God was in effect saying to Jacob: “ OK Jacob, what’s it going to to be? My Way and My Promises to You - or Your Way and your self-reliance, and Deceitfulness?”
And God and Jacob wrestled all night, and then at dawn the wrestling was over when Jacob was Conquered By God’s Love that touched his body! Jacob’s confidence in himself had been shattered by the touch of God’s Love!
Listen up Warrior! You can’t conquer sin until you are Conquered By God’s Love! Then you will prevail over sin with God’s Love.
God’s Love not only Conquered Jacob’s self-reliance, but also Marked Jacob forever with a new name, Israel; Prince with God. The unbeliever and deceiver was now a Prince with God!
Unlike Abraham who was never called Abram again; the names of Jacob and Israel were both used by God when speaking to his people. When His people were faithful and obedient they were called Israel. When they were unfaithful and disobedient they were called Jacob.
Listen up Warrior! It’s good for us to return to our First Love, (Rev.2:4-5), our “Penuel” where God touched us, conquered our heart, and Marked you and I with His Love.
The Righteous Warrior has been Conquered By God’s Love! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,