“The Ladder of Life…”

Ladder

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And he had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth
with its top reaching to heaven;  and behold,
the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
And behold, the Lord stood above it and said,
I am the Lord.”   Genesis 28 : 12-13.

When Jacob was fleeing from his brother Easu
on his way to his uncle Laban’s home, –
he had a dream about the longest ladder in the universe.
Its end rested on the earth, while the top reached heaven.
There were a multitude of angels travelling up and down it –
and the ‘Lord ‘stood above this ladder,’
This dream was to remind Jacob that the Lord was with him,
to bring hope and help to him when he was alone.

Several years later when Jesus was here on earth,
He rebuked a place called Bethsaida, because of its unbelief.
But out of it came three of His leading disciples;
Simon Peter, Andrew and Philip. They were fishermen.

Philip showed quality by bringing Nathanel  to Christ.
He did not pressure him nor did he argue with him.
When Nathanel heard that Christ was from Nazareth he said-
“Can any good thing come out of that town?”

Philip answered- “Come and see for yourself-
I am telling you what I have seen and experienced in Him.”
It was his personal testimony-which was the greatest witness for Christ.

The central object in Christianity is Jesus.
‘Come and see!’  ‘ Taste for yourself.’
Listen to His voice and talk to Him through His Word.
The only safe way up this ‘ladder,’  is by looking to the Lord.
To look at anything else will lead to discouragement.

Christ is this ladder
The angels ascending and descending bring us hope and help.
Without it we will be disconnected from God, our only link to heaven.

And He said { to Nathanael}
Truly, truly, I say to you,  you shall see the heavens opened,
and the angels
of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
 
John 1 : 51

Help me to focus on You  Lord – so I am not distracted by  the world.

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