It is not necessarily a bad thing to wrestle with family, friend, or stranger. When I was growing up, the boys in the neighborhood would just wrestle for the fun of it, and not for the fight of it. It was just something that we did all the time when we were not able to get to our Xboxes. Oh, we didn’t have Xboxes, or any other consoles to play with at that time. We did have plenty of cardboard boxes to slide in down the hill thanks to the nearby Piggly Wiggly. lol. Wrestling is just another form of chest where one tries to plan ahead the move needed to be made in order to checkmate ones wrestling mates, or opponent’s King in chest. And once my childhood friend Henry, got one of us in his famous headlock, it was all over. And now, I have it from a very reliable source that when it comes to wresting, the Father will represent or be represented. Genesis 32:24-28, “And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. 27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. 28 And 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.” You do know that we wrestle with the Father more than we realized because our wrestling is more of the mental kind than of the physical kind. We have to use Twizzlers, or Red Vines in Cali, a lot at times to help us while we ponder over and over the situation as we have let God go too early before we have prevailed. A word to the wise, don’t let God go too early before you have prevailed, no matter how hard he may try to let you go. Ready To Wrestle With The Father?
I know that if I was running up a big Twizzlers or Red Vine tally on my pondering that was being influenced by who was prevailing in my wrestling matches with Father, I would want to know how the two were related. You know, that’s just me: I come from a business schooling, with a major in Marketing from the great University of , and I have spent most of my professional career in fortune companies. They look to know how changing certain situations will reduce the problems that bring them major implications when it comes to operating the business. So it is just natural for me to look for the needs pay off that will reduce the great consumption of licorice intake. That’s all I’m saying. So how are the two connected? You know, the licorice consumption, and the wrestling matches with the Father, or with the Father’s representative? Let’s say that we mirror the steps of Jacob in the above scripture in Genesis 32: 24; and we can walk with him in his shoes as we walk along in our own shoes. Here we go: Genesis 32:24, “ And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.” Okay, that’s easy to walk in as we are also left alone as we try to bring to pass that which we hope for. And here is where we also wrestle with the Father or the Father’s other representative members of the Godhead. Jesus wrestled with the Father concerning his Will in the garden of Gethsemane until the breaking of the day. We know that Jonah wrestled with the Word to go and prophecy the doom to the city of Nineveh. And in a good way, we know that Elijah wrestled with the Holy Ghost to produce rain as he prayed seven times: now that is how you wrestle. You just don’t stop or let go of it before the breaking of day. Now can you see yourself going back and forth with each member of the Godhead as God tries to get you to see things his way. And you know that the whole wrestling bit is about seeing things in the way that the Father sees things. As soon as Jonah saw things the right way, he prevailed from the whale. As soon as Jesus said not my will, but your Will be done, the hour was at hand. And in good way, Elijah was not to be denied, he would still be praying or wrestling with the Holy Ghost to work that miracle of rain right now if that’s what it took. What are you wrestling with, and with which member of the Godhead are you doing the wrestling with? Ready To Wrestle With The Father?
I asked you what are you now wrestling with the Father about, or with the Father’s representative about? I asked you this question in order to give you reason as to why I said, what I said, earlier in the first paragraph. I said don’t let God go too early before you have prevailed, no matter how hard he may try to let you go. Does that make any sense? God trying hard to let one of us go? Let’s look at that for a minute in scripture just to make sure that we have the truth, and nothing but the truth. And this is also where that licorice consumption will kick in if you allow God to let you go. Something to think about isn’t it: ok, go get the licorice! lol. Anyway let’s first answer the question as to what is Jacob wrestling with the Angel, the representative of Father, about at this time? And as we mirror Jacob, we can ask ourselves the same question: what are we wrestling with the Father, or the Father’s Godhead member, about at this time? Jacob first: Genesis 32:25, “And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.” So what did the Angel see to let him know that he was not prevailing against Jacob? And whatever it was in which the Angel did see, it made the Angel weakened, or handicap Jacob as they continue to wrestle. Now as we continue to mirror ourselves to Jacob, what is it that the Father is seeing to let him know that he is not prevailing against us? In other words, how does he know that his Will is not being done in our lives in the manner as his representative the Word as come to us to do? Whatever it is that the Father does see to let him know that he is not prevailing over us, Father will weakened or handicap us as he did Jacob as we continue to wrestle. Now back to Jacob. In order for us to know what it was that the Angel saw to let him know that he was not prevailing against Jacob, we have to do what the Bibles directs us to do in order to know Jacob: 1 Thessalonians 5:12, “And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;” So let’s go know Jacob, a little bit more; and later on you have to read all of Genesis chapter 30 for yourself. Everything you need to know about Jacob is right there in that chapter. However, I just need a little bit here to finish my post: Genesis 30:32 & 43:” I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire. 43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.” The thing that I now know about Jacob after reading all of chapter 30, and more is that Jacob was very smart, clever, and more than strong enough to endure all that he must to receive that which he loves. The angel saw that Jacob was depending on his smarts, cleverness, strength, and all else in which Jacob was always so good at in his life in achieving what he wanted. When the angel saw that Jacob was depending on Jacob ways, and not on the ways of God, the Angel then touched all of that so that Jacob could not rely on his own strength to be blessed. In the mirror, what is that we depend on to get us through in which the Father has realized that he can not prevail? Ready To Wrestle With The Father?
We must now realize that the wrestle is about us letting go our ways of doing things, and letting the Father have his way in doing things. It is when we do not let him prevail or have his way that he will try to let us go to that which we want to do most. However, the Father touches our strengths in order to see what we will do when we can no longer do it on our own. If we continue in our own way, even after we have been touched and weakened, then we still have a lot to learn, and to know about ourselves. Genesis 32:26, “And he (the Angel) said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.” Now after we have been touched or weaken, if we realize while still wrestling, we can do what the Father wanted us to do all along, and that is to let him prevail by doing things his way. It is up to us to hang on at this point and show him that we will not let him go. And if we are going to remain lost in our own ways, then the Father will need us to go on with our bad selves, and with our weakened ways. Here is where the licorice consumption will come into play as we ponder over what just happened. So wrestling with the Father is the process where he finds out if you love you more, or if you love him more, and he is going to know before the breaking of the blessing. Ready To Wrestle With The Father?
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.