You will need to read the chapter and pray about what I am about to say, in other words, test what is being said.
Jacob was in a time of transition from his father’s house to his uncle’s house. It was a very difficult trip, especially for him. The Bible says, “He came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set.” It was at this place that God spoke to him in a dream. And God just didn’t speak, he gave him incredible promises.
When Jacob woke he said, “Surely God is in this place, and I did not know it…..How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!”
The place where Jacob spent the night could not have been comfortable, in fact he used a stone as a pillow, but he called the place AWESOME. And it was here, at this spot that God chose to speak to him-to reveal powerful things about his future.
God has us in an uncomfortable place, but I believe He is in our midst and it is awesome. I would urge you that this is the very place that God wants to give us revelations, just like Jacob.
I was recently watching the History Channel and they did a program that dealt mostly with, guess who? Jacob. Did you know that the Hebrew word for ladder is better translated, “ramp”? Now I ask you, where do you usually find a ramp?
From this point on, I hope we can view this place, (our transition) as a ramp that leads to the gate of heaven. I believe that God has brought us here and not only has He brought us here, He is here with us!