My Visitation From God
” And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken. For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him". All Sarah’s adult life she was depressed because she could not bear children, and to make matters worse, God comes alone and promises her husband a son, but Sarah could not produce the child. And one day God visited Sarah and repaired her body and she bore a son at the age of Ninety years of age. God is the same today, yesterday, and forever, what He did in Sarah’s life, He will do today. We could look at Genesis Thirty-nine and see and man by the name of Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, he had Joseph imprisoned for attempting to rape his wife. God visited Joseph in that prison, gave him favor with the warden, who placed Joseph over the whole prison. While God was there visiting Joseph He gave him the interpretation to two dreams that got the attention of Pharaoh, who sent for Joseph to interpret his dream. God gave Joseph the interpretation to Pharaoh’s dream, and he set Joseph second in command of all of Egypt. One visitation from God can set us up for life.
Consider a man by the name of Jacob. The name Jacob means supplanter, or deceiver, he did not always do the right thing toward people. Jacob took advantage of his brother Esau and took his right to a double portion of his father’s property, as well as the spoken blessing from the father. For this Esau promises to kill Jacob. In Genesis Thirty-two, Jacob is returning home after working twenty years for his uncle. Esau is coming to meet Jacob with four-hundred armed men ready for war. Jacob tells God; ” O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee: I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands. Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children. Jacob is desperately in need of God’s intervention.
The bible goes on to say that; “Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 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. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. 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. This man that is wrestling with Jacob in none other than the Angel of the Lord, he is wrestling with Jacob to deliver him from that deceitful heart, deliver him from that supplanter’s heart. The changing of Jacob’s name insures us that God accomplished His mission. Jacob was delivered and God also changed Esau’s heart and the brothers became friends, all because God visited Jacob in his time of trouble.