What’s so different about Grace Baptist Church, Jonesboro, GA? This assembly of believers has been meeting together since the summer of 1975. During that time the Lord has allowed the focus of the church to be in the serious study of his dear word. There are no other “activities”. There are no other aims. There are just three services per week with singing, prayer and a one-hour preaching session. The Lord’s Day services are at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. The morning service is preceded by a half-hour teaching session with two separate classes; one for the adults and another for the children. There is also a 7 PM. Wednesday evening[Read More…]
And humanly speaking, none of these events would have taken place if Jacob had kept his vow and went up to Bethel! Bethel means, “house of God.” But Jacob, instead, built a house for Jacob! And this was even contrary to the entire ‘personality’ of the Patriarchs!
It is far more that one just directing his physical eyes to a more upward position. In the bible it means to have revealed to one that which they had not previously considered, or seen, in this present clearer light. Let us consider some of these occurrences.
So Jacob is left alone, in order to realize that his wrestling is with God and not with Laban or Esau! For scheming Jacob cannot progress in the deeper things of the Spirit until he becomes limping Israel.
The true believer will spend his lifetime resisting the pressures of the world, which never cease to strive to press him out into it’s image! Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. That is the believers word…trans-formed, not con-formed!