Jacob met with angels and called the place he met the angels Mahanaim. Gen 32:1-31
Mahanaim means Two camps. It means separation; 1 camp being camp of the angels and another being camp of man (Jacob)
God gave him the simple instruction to go back to his country but he made it complicated by wanting to please Esau.
We also make the same mistake by wanting to make everything workout before we take action after God has already promised us.
Jacob means deceiver or supplanter
When Jacob was told 400 men were with Esau, he had several plans to please his brother. As humans, we like to think of the worst case which may likely not happen.
So often we have sent our gift ahead of us and spend the night at the camp. God is not interested in the meeting place but he is interested in you walking and working with him.
Peniel means Facing God and Israel means God Prevails
The socket of Jacob’s rib was because God wanted to take off all his options and leave him with none so that he can fully rely on him.
Brokenness (eliminating the 2 camps) precedes blessings from God
Is your heart still in the camp or on the journey that God has sent you?
Watch full sermon below.
Preacher: Pastor Trevor