Genesis 28:10-13c…10 Then Jacob departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran.
A distance of about 600 miles. Abraham’s father, Terah, moved to Haran with his family from Ur, now Iraq, (Gen. 11:31-32). Then Abraham, his wife Sarah, and his nephew Lot relocated to Canaan. By Jacob’s time, the family remaining in Haran were there to help him and ultimately to treat him with deceit.
11 He came to a certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it under his head, and lay down in that place.
On his journey, Jacob covered maybe 60 miles and stopped to rest.
12 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.
God revealed Himself to Jacob in a dream by the appearance of angels on a ladder to heaven.
13a-b And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac;
God spoke directly to Jacob in the dream and identified Himself as the Lord in all uppercase letters indicating the covenant name Yahweh and is God’s desire for a personal relationship with His people. [All sites do not support small capital letters, so when doubt of whether it is Lord or Lord go to your Bible.]
God further identified Himself as the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. This reminded Jacob of his ancestry, both physically and spiritually and Moses added Jacob’s name to this list in Exodus A.This all pictures the coming of the Messiah in a new way about 1800 years later; “they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” ” B
Today we have the Bible to show us His will, and the presence and glory of God, the Holy Spirit to teach, guide and convict us. The Omnipresent God is present in all believers at the same time!