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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Jacob to Israel What it means to "prevail" with God.

Listening to a 3 CD teaching on "Jacob" by Art Katz for the "I don't know how many-eth time" and was given this little insight. Jacob whose name means "cheater" had his name changed to Israel which means, "He who wrestles with God and prevails." Well he did wrestle with God but he got his hip permanently moved out of socket and walked with a limp the rest of his life, so I was having trouble with the whole 'prevails' thing... when this thought came in, the only way we 'prevail' with God is by wrestling with Him long enough and desperately enough to LOSE. To LOSE to God is to win! To be broken by God is to 'prevail.'

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