Tuesday, January 25, 2011

He Prevailed

Gen 32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
Gen 32:25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
Gen 32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
Gen 32:27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
Gen 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

Have you ever had something ahead of you that you greatly feared? Jacob feared meeting his brother Esau. He just could not face his brother who had said that he would kill him for stealing his birthright. Perhaps you have something that you greatly Fear? Something coming up? Jacob wrestled with an angel, he sought to prevail with God until he knew that he would be blessed.

If we are in Christ Jesus we already have prevailed with God. He has overcome every obstacle that we face. Go through what you fear with trust. Trust and believe God that in Christ Jesus we are victors. When you get through your fearful encounter you will rejoice, for he was with you and you have overcome that which you greatly feared.

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