Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
"Meeting with El Bethel"
Oh, the Awesome
Wonder of God is on our Breakfast menu this morning!
Meeting with El Bethel. El, means Almighty and All Sufficient God. Bethel means House of God.
Twenty years ago, Jacob, 'the Supplanter,' met with God at Bethel, "The House of God," in Gen.28:16-19.
Today Israel, 'triumphant with God,' meets with "God Almighty, All Sufficient God - of the House of God! 'EL Bethel'.
At Jacob's first meeting with God, he's alone, in fear for his life, and uncertain of his future. Now he returns to Bethel as Israel, with experience with "..God, Who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone."(Gen.35:3). Now, Israel knows God as "Almighty God, All-Sufficient God" of the House of God.
We first meet God at Bethel; with our messed up life of fear, and uncertainties, like Jacob. God promises to be with us wherever we go, (Heb.13:5), lead us in the Way to a promised land,(John 14:2-6), and multiply us into many nations (John 15:8,16).
As we walk with our Commander, like Jacob did, we gain experience of God's Faithfulness, and All Sufficiency, and all the "idols" we once depended upon, like our education, skills, will power, mischievous works, our self, all are thrown away as trash. (Phil.3:7-8). Jacob told his household to "put away your foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and put on clean garments....." (v.2), we're going to meet with The God of The House of God!
Listen up Warrior! We can only walk with the God of the House of God because He covers us and clothes us with His Righteousness, Sanctification, and Redemption.(1Corin.1:30); as we purify our souls in obedience to the Truth through the Spirit... (1Pet.1:22).
So let us walk with, and meet with, our Commander daily with a grateful heart full of fear and wonder! Oooh Rah!
Warrior at your side