Monday, November 11, 2013

Ya'acob's Ladder

A ladder involves effort. Messiah is not an escalator.
We must make the effort to move forward with him - through tehillim/prayer.
Through Tehillim/prayer, we become one with YHVH's thoughts.

This past Shabbat, we enjoyed reading in Bereshith (Genesis), chapter 28.
The hidden, deeper meanings of Scripture 
never cease to amaze us when they are revealed...
nor should they ever. 

"And he came upon a place and stopped over for the night, for the sun had set. 
And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head,
and he lay down in that place to sleep." - verse 11

Did you know that the Hebrew word for 'stone' in this passage is "eben"?
Interestingly, 'ben' is the Hebrew word for son.
A stone... This stone Ya'acob laid his head to rest on
was a picture of Mashiach (Messiah)...
and Ya'acob (Jacob) rested in him.

"And he dreamed and saw a ladder set up on the earth,
and its top reached to the heavens, and saw messengers of Elohim
going up and coming down on it." - verse 12

A ladder... rolled out like a vertical scroll (like a Torah scroll)... 
from the earth to the heavens,
connecting man and his Creator.
Yet another picture of Mashiach (Messiah).

"And he was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place!
This is none other than the house of Elohim,
and this is the gate of the heavens!" - verse 17

The gate... This gate, opening, door of the heavens...
Another picture of Mashiach (Messiah).
He is the door of the sheep... the way unto the Father.

"And Ya'acob (Jacob) rose early in the morning,
and took the stone that he had put at his head,
set it up as a standing column, 
and poured oil on top of it." - verse 18

The anointed... The stone, a picture of Mashiach (Messiah),
is anointed with oil... a prophetic picture.

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Mashiach (Messiah) in the Torah? 
You betcha!

Ya'acob (Jacob) rested in Mashiach...
had a vision of Mashiach...
and anointed Mashiach. 

May we do likewise.


The ladder - We're either going up or down.

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