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Jacob Wrestles With God

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Why being ALONE with God is vital to finding your destiny in God! 

Jabbok! It may not have meant anything to you before now - but after you hear this message it should become one of the most important words in your spiritual vocabulary.

Jabbok is the place where Jacob wrestled with the Lord. It is where he made his total surrender to God. It is where he got his new character, and new name - Israel. It was the place where he cast down his last idol, and won his greatest victory.

"And he rose up that night... and passed over the ford Jabbok..." (Gen. 32:22).

Jabbok means "a place of passing over". It also stands for struggle; to empty and pour out. What a glorious truth is revealed in this place called Jabbok. It has everything to do with us today. It is the place where God's people discover the secret of power over every besetting sin. It represents a life and death crisis - one that leads to absolute surrender.

There can be no glorious victory over self and sin until you go to Jabbok. There comes a time we must "have it out with God". We must face ourselves and be emptied of all evil desires and selfish ambitions.