The inspiration behind the name “Jacob’s Ladder”
A few years ago, when l was working as a primary school teacher in Cologne, Germany, we went on a Year 6 school trip to England.
At our residential activity center, our school children were given various team-building exercises to navigate, one of those being to climb a 6m wooden frame with rungs placed at irregular intervals. The aim was to get as many members of your team to the very top – however, the varying distances between the rungs made it virtually impossible to scale the ladder without the assistance of your teammates to give you a boost or lend you a hand.
This experience brought an analogy to my mind: In the same way that the children could at best reach the higher rungs of the wooden challenge by helping each other, so can we similarly strengthen ourselves most effectively in our spiritual walk by helping and supporting each other. Each of us has something to share, and we all have something of value to contribute.
What is the vision behind Jacob’s Ladder Blog?
Our tagline is “unlimited God – unlimited Life”. On our platform, we have a vision to lift, encourage, and support one another as we discover a deeper understanding of God and His Word.
We believe that God loves you unconditionally and has a wonderful plan and purpose for your life. In John 10:10 Jesus states, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Join us, as we experience encounters with God that enable us to live our lives to the fullest of our capacity!
Jacob’s Ladder in the Bible
And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.“
In Genesis 28, Jacob was on a journey from Beer-sheba to Haran when he had an encounter with God. In a dream, he saw a ladder set up on the earth with the top of it reaching all the way up to heaven. God came to Jacob and promised to be with Him wherever he went and gave him a revelation of the impact that his progeny would have on the world.
Jacob knew that he had encountered God at this place that he named Bethel saying, ” “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” (Genesis 28:17)
The ladder depicted in Jacob’s dream signifies the divine connection between God and the earthly realm. This connection is declared again in the New Testament through the death of Jesus Christ. Trough the shedding of His blood on the cross of Calvary, Jesus became the metaphorical bridge that spanned the gap between Heaven and Earth, thereby enabling a re-connection of our relationship with God, which had been previously severed by sin.
Who is Jacob’s Ladder Blog for?
This blog is for anyone who wants to live a joyful, impactful life filled with the promises, power, and blessings of God. This blog is for you if you want to pursue a loving, intimate relationship with God by gaining a deeper understanding of Him, experiencing how He changes people’s lives and discovering a revelation of the Bible.
If you are a Christian and have a personal relationship with God, we welcome you! We hope that during your time with us that you experience fellowship, insight, and encouragement that will deepen your spiritual walk.
Alternatively, maybe you don’t know who God is and you are interested in finding out more about Him. Thank you for visiting our site! We hope that you will find information, inspiration, and encouragement that will help you in your decision to enter into a relationship with God.
Perhaps you’re stuck in a rut and know that things can’t keep going on as they are. Or, you have already given your life to God, but you’re feeling like you’re not making spiritual progress due to setbacks and hardships. If so, know that this platform is a safe place for you.
We all have a story – Jacob certainly did. Before his encounter with God, Jacob had stolen his brother’s birthright for the price of a bowl of soup. As a consequence, he aroused his brother’s wrath, who was intent on killing him. Jacob was alone, on the run, and basically destitute when he lay his head down under the open sky on the road to Haran.
And yet, it was when he was at his lowest that he had a dream of a ladder, which prompted a turning point in his walk with God.
Don’t we all want a turning point in our walk?