When Satan with his , hate disfigured face hovers over a man , he becomes obssesed by dark thoughts and feelings , anxiety , horror , fear …
Therefore the devil took advantage of a bad relationship in the past that Jacob exerted to his brother Esau .
When Jacob returned from the far away into his homeland , a word came to him that his brother Esau is coming to meet him.
Satan led Jacob’s thoughts in the direction of Esaus rebellious qualities , so that he believed that his brother is coming for revenge .
Jacob, in his fear, lost sight of their years of separation , the time in which the Holy Spirit has changed Jacob’s character , and did not consider that possibility with his brother Esau .
Hearing that Esau is coming to meet him, Jacob’s heart fulfilled with horror , fear and ferarfulness . He suffered .
He longed for peace and good relations between people , therefore he was not ready for war.
He sent people Towards his brother with rich gifts , and took his large family to refuge, in it’s judgment in the safest place possible.
As the day has already passed, Jacob who was left alone , went to pray from God protection for his family.
While in the agony of fear and anxiety he referred to God while praying for the protection of his family, servants , maids , assistants … he observed a man near by.
In his spiritual darkness and darkness of the night he didn’t recognize God’s prophets whom he, Heavenly God has sent as an answer to his prayers for comfort and encouragement .
Thinking that the enemy came to threaten his loved ones, he grabbed the angel and began to wrestle with him with all his forces , in order to overcome him and protect all the people in his camp.
Fighting fiercely against this ” stranger ” Jacob noticed that dawns , that the struggle has been going on for hours.
Then the angel has spoken, and striked him a with painful blow in the area of the hip, so that Jacob has dislocated hip.
I Genesis 32; 26-28
26And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh.
Just one strike and Jacob finally realized that he’s fighting with unbeatable . Clutching angel he replied :
26 …I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
Jacob was looking for a guarantee of peace and security . He got an answer:
27And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
28And 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.
People ‘s misfortune is so close like it is their brother. Satan is constantly leading our minds into the darkness of fear, anxiety , and sadness, but we should reject all that!
On experiences like Jacob’s, we deeply believe that God is committed to the welfare of those who long for peace and his blessing .
Jacob was a rich man , but his wealth meant nothing in moments of danger. All that treasure that was scarcely gained , he was ready to give enemies to appease them , but he knew that all his wealth , together with his family , enemy could take alone. Therefore Jacob went to God in prayer .
All the wealth of the world to Satan does not mean anything , he seeks for a spiritual and physical ruined man.
For this purpose it serves overt or covert manner. That’s why we should do everything we can for ourselves and our families . We need to take a necessary precautions and invest efforts in the safety and security of your home, but most important is that we seek God’s protection .
Do not look back at the time that goes into serious efforts and struggle, just don’t let your effort to be without God, in the daily study of the Bible wisdo , in our tireless and continuous prayer to God , the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, we are the WINNERS .
Satan will use a variety of life circumstances to completely get closer with us into our downfall, but then we have to remember the Unbeatable . Jesus Christlaid down his life and shed blood to guarantee our lasting happiness. We do not seek to receive some ” blow” , so that God witness of his proximity .
Longing for peace and good relations among people, by working on it , God will work for us. God will work in the hearts of our enemies so that we would become dear brothers, that we will be able to say as Jacob said to Esau:
Genesis I, 33; 10
10…for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.