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ETUDIONS LA BIBLE 21EME SESSION

(THE JOURNEYS OF JACOB) /JACOB A MAN OF DESTINY

FRIDAY AUGUST 12TH, 2022

BY PASTOR MARC E SIMEON

VERSET DU JOUR: GENESE 28:16

Ge 28:16 ¶ Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.”

 16 ¶ Jacob s’éveilla de son sommeil et il dit: Certainement, l’Éternel est en ce lieu, et moi, je ne le savais pas!

QUI, POURQUOI, COMMENT

  1. Who allowed Jesus to use his boat to preach after having spent all night fishing with no catch?
  2. To how many parties Esther invited the king and Haman before making known her request?
  3. Who asked to be called Mara when she returned to Israel because of all her misfortune in life?
  4. Who died instantly for having touched the Arch of the Covenant?
  5. What happened to the first tablets of the Commandments that Moses brought down from the mountain?
  6. In what occasion a divine hand began writing on a wall in Daniel’s time?
  7. What is the name of the place where Jesus prayed his last prayer with some disciples before the crucifixion?
  8. In what way the Shunammite woman extended her hospitality to Prophet Elisha and his servant?
  9. Where is this verse located? “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in…
  10. Why were the three young Hebrews thrown in the fiery furnace?

ETUDIONS LA BIBLE 21EME SESSION

(THE JOURNEYS OF JACOB) /JACOB A MAN OF DESTINY

RECAP

In the last few weeks, we’ve introduced to you the man in question in this series of Bible study.

Jacob needs no more introductions for those who’ve followed our lessons in the last few weeks.

  • Jacob as we said it was a man of destiny
  • We zeroed on the birth of Jacob
  • The rivalry between Jacob and Esau
  • The deceptions of Jacob
  • The invisible hands of God in the life of Jacob
  • We stopped at the point where Jacob was about to leave father’s house
  • That too had some deceptions in it

INTRODUCTION

  • The human element is so vivid in the story Jacob that it may obscure to the view the mighty intervention of God.
  • We are preparing to take the first journey with Jacob.
  • There are lies and tricks involved in that one also as we mentioned.
  • Rebecca saw that this schism between her two sons were about to turn bloody.
  • Her mother’s instinct kicked in; she had to come up with a plan to get her beloved son out of the situation.
  • Remember that we are talking about a blind husband and a smart woman who is determined to get her way at all cost.

Genèse 28:1-5

1 ¶ Isaac appela Jacob, le bénit, et lui donna cet ordre: Tu ne prendras pas une femme parmi les filles de Canaan.

 2 Lève-toi, va à Paddan-Aram, à la maison de Bethuel, père de ta mère, et prends-y une femme d’entre les filles de Laban, frère de ta mère.

 3 Que le Dieu tout-puissant te bénisse, te rende fécond et te multiplie, afin que tu deviennes une multitude de peuples!

 4 Qu’il te donne la bénédiction d’Abraham, à toi et à ta postérité avec toi, afin que tu possèdes le pays où tu habites comme étranger, et qu’il a donné à Abraham!

 5 Et Isaac fit partir Jacob, qui s’en alla à Paddan-Aram, auprès de Laban, fils de Bethuel, l’Araméen, frère de Rebecca, mère de Jacob et d’Ésaü.

  • The first journey was more a running away than a planed adventure.
  • Nonetheless, it was an important journey.
  • Nonetheless, it was a journey of destiny.
  • Nonetheless it was an obligatory journey. 
  • There are puzzles in one’s destiny that will never be discovered except in a journey.
  • Jacob was full of fear and doubt on his first journey, but he had no chance but to take it.
  • The first journey of Jacob seemed risky and vague, but it was precisely in the will of God.

THE JOURNEYS OF OUR LIVES

  • There are times in life, when it becomes essential for each person to take a journey.
  • A journey offers a new perspective
  • A journey offers a new exposure
  • A journey offers a chance for a new adventure
  • A journey offers a chance to start over
  • A journey offers an escape from the territorial demons that have been threatening one’s life.
  • A journey offers a chance to emancipate.
  • A journey offers a chance for independence.
  • A journey offers a chance for a self-discovery.
  • A journey offers a chance to catch-up with one’s purpose and assignment in life.
  • A journey offers a chance to enhance one’s intimacy with God
  • A journey offers a chance for one to choose his environment, his friends, and his family.
  • A journey offers a chance to disassociate oneself from some old acquaintances who would otherwise be toxic and detrimental to one’s future
  • A journey offers the chance to remove oneself from the clutches of over- domineering parents and family members.

THE FIRST JOURNEY OF JACOB

  • The first journey of Jacob affords him a close encounter with God that could not have happened in any other way.
  • Jacob was introduced to the spiritual world.

Ge 28:10 ¶ Jacob partit de Beer-Schéba, et s’en alla à Charan.

 11 Il arriva dans un lieu où il passa la nuit; car le soleil était couché. Il y prit une pierre, dont il fit son chevet, et il se coucha dans ce lieu-là.

 12 Il eut un songe. Et voici, une échelle était appuyée sur la terre, et son sommet touchait au ciel. Et voici, les anges de Dieu montaient et descendaient par cette échelle.

 13 Et voici, l’Éternel se tenait au-dessus d’elle; et il dit: Je suis l’Éternel, le Dieu d’Abraham, ton père, et le Dieu d’Isaac. La terre sur laquelle tu es couché, je la donnerai à toi et à ta postérité.

 14 Ta postérité sera comme la poussière de la terre; tu t’étendras à l’occident et à l’orient, au septentrion et au midi; et toutes les familles de la terre seront bénies en toi et en ta postérité.

 15 Voici, je suis avec toi, je te garderai partout où tu iras, et je te ramènerai dans ce pays; car je ne t’abandonnerai point, que je n’aie exécuté ce que je te dis.

 16 ¶ Jacob s’éveilla de son sommeil et il dit: Certainement, l’Éternel est en ce lieu, et moi, je ne le savais pas!

 17 Il eut peur, et dit: Que ce lieu est redoutable! C’est ici la maison de Dieu, c’est ici la porte des cieux!

 18 Et Jacob se leva de bon matin; il prit la pierre dont il avait fait son chevet, il la dressa pour monument, et il versa de l’huile sur son sommet.

 19 Il donna à ce lieu le nom de Béthel; mais la ville s’appelait auparavant Luz.

  • All journeys are risky, all journeys involve doubts
  • Jacob was reassured that he was on God’s GPS
  • It is as if God was telling Jacob, “Nothing in your life so far has happened by accident.
  • Abraham the forefather of the Jewish nation has had his personal encounter with God
  • Isaac one the patriarch of the nation of Israel has had his own revelation
  • This time it is Jacob’s turn.
  • There is no more doubt, there is no more running away
  • The partnership, the covenant between Jacob and God had been officially established.

KEY ELEMENTS IN THE PROPHECY

  1. God is real
  2. God has chosen Jacob and has made a covenant with him.
  3. God will give the land of Canaan to the descendants of Abraham.
  4. Jacob will have a safe journey to Paddan-Aram.
  5. Jacob will proper in that land.
  6. Jacob will return back in the land of Canaan safe and sound.
  7. Jacob had made the first execution as heir of the land, when he declared: This will be called Bethel (the House of God).
  8. Jacob contracted himself with God when he said: Here will be the house of the Lord.

THE DOUDTS ARE STILL THERE EVEN WHEN GOD REVEALS HIMSELF TO US

  • God always uses us beyond our wildest dreams
  • There is no way to easily grasp the promises God when considering the gulf between the insignificant us of the now versus the mighty us of tomorrow that God wants to transform us to.

Le Vœu de Jacob

Genèse 28:20-21

20 Jacob fit un vœu, en disant: Si Dieu est avec moi et me garde pendant ce voyage que je fais, s’il me donne du pain à manger et des habits pour me vêtir,

 21 et si je retourne en paix à la maison de mon père, alors l’Éternel sera mon Dieu;

 22 cette pierre, que j’ai dressée pour monument, sera la maison de Dieu; et je te donnerai la dîme de tout ce que tu me donneras. 

THE SUCCESS OF THE FIRST JOURNEY OF JACOB

  • He meat God in the way
  • He made a safe arrival
  • He found the house of his uncle Laban
  • He found a sweet heart whom he fail madly in love with
  • He started a family
  • He accumulated a lot of riches and cattle, and sheep and camels and gold and silver
  • And then the mood swings,
  • Jacob is feeling that his welcome is expired in that land
  • That’s what the first journeys do.

The song “slip sliding away, slip sliding away; until you reach destination, you get to slip sliding away.

  • You have to know when to slip slide, otherwise you will find yourself in the wrong place and at the wrong time.
  • The second journey in one’s life is as important as the first journey
  • The first journey is about self discovery
  • The first journey is about getting in the game
  • The first journey is about learning to survive
  • The first journey is about creating for oneself a little space in the universe
  • The first journey is about getting established, making a name for oneself
  • The first journey is about self preservation
  • Next week God willing, we will expand some more on the first journey of Jacob.
  • We will see the development of Jacob away from the shell of his mom.
  • We will see how Jacob turned himself to a mighty man with the grace of God.
  • We will see how Jacob used his people skill to survive in a hostile environment.
  • We will see how the blessings of Abraham continued to evidence in the life of Jacob.
  • We will also see how Jacob had become sharper in the art of deception while living with Laban.

AMEN

QUI, POURQUOI, COMMENT

  1. Who allowed Jesus to use his boat to preach after having spent all night fishing with no catch? ( Peter / Pierre)
  2. To how many parties Esther invited the king and Haman before making known her request? (2)
  3. Who asked to be called Mara when she returned to Israel because of all her misfortune in life? (Naomi)
  4. Who died instantly for having touched the Arch of the Covenant? (Uzza)
  5. What happened to the first tablets of the Commandments that Moses brought down from the mountain? (Moses destroyed them in anger)
  6. In what occasion a divine hand began writing on a wall in Daniel’s time? (feast of the false gods by Belshazzar king of Babylon, when the vessels taken from the house of God were used)
  7. What is the name of the place where Jesus prayed his last prayer with some disciples before the crucifixion? (Garden of Gethsemane)
  8. In what way the Shunammite woman extended her hospitality to Prophet Elisha and his servant? (she built an upper room just for the prophet)
  9. Where is this verse located? “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in… (Revelation 3:20)
  10. Why were the three young Hebrews thrown in the fiery furnace? (Refusal to worship the golden statue of Nebuchadnezzar)

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