Genesis 28:12 “And he dreamed and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.”

…From yesterday…

Jacob was very smart and spiritually intelligent, note that he “set up a ladder on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven”, even though he was going to Haran, he started by connecting the ladder to heaven!

What does this mean?

Here is the gist; where you want to go on earth is horizontally connected to where you are but what guarantees the success of that trip is your vertical connection to God!

Your dreams, aspirations, visions, fulfillment, success, assignment and your future are all horizontally located. By that I mean they are all available here on earth. You don’t need success, cash, assignment and so on in heaven, all of those things are meant to be on earth.

The only challenge is that many people neglect the vital relationship that makes the horizontal possible, it is the connectivity to the Divine. Hear this:

Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Matthew 6:33 “Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things.” (GNB)

Matthew 6:33 “Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” (MSG)

Matthew 6:33 was already a reality in the life of Jacob. When he had the opportunity to set up his ladder, he didn’t link it to Haran, he linked it to heaven. He knew that every other thing in Haran will take care of itself once this one is settled.

Friend, thank God for your dreams, goal setting and plans but truth be told it will fail if the vertical vital connection is not properly and firmly in place. A ladder also represent PRAYER!

Jacob did that and he returned to that same spot years after and “all these things were already added unto him”. Selah!

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