Genesis Chapter 35 – Chronological

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Genesis 35

And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

But Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.

And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.

10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

13 And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.

14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.

15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel.

16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.

18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.

19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave unto this day.

21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.

22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:

24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:

25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:

26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid: Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.

27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.

29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

45 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 35 – Chronological

  1. 6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

    7 And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

    First the kingdom in revealing-

    Elbethel: El Bethel = “The God of the House of God”
    the place where God revealed Himself to Jacob

    Sometimes we have to go back to where we were the most afraid in circumstances and build an altar of God. Jacob was sent to Bethel, a place that had so much controversy in his life. A place where he fled for his life after he deceived his father and his brother. God said get out of the place where you are and get back to the beginning to where I can be first. I find that we have to some times find where we are is not where God wants us and he has to take us back to the beginning where we were the most passionate and on fire for his kingdom.

    We have to sometimes rebuild an old altar and remind ourselves where God has brought us from. We have to renew our passion for the kingdom and put God first in our lives. When God reveals himself to us we have to be ready for the fresh visions, fresh anointing, and most of all fresh fire on a new altar.

    Seek first the kingdom and all his righteousness when we build an altar to see the freshness of God. This can be a daily occurrence and not something we do when it is the worst moments of life. Go back to the beginning and let God operate like when you first met him at an altar. He will reveal himself to you!

  2. 10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
    11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

    Every encounter with God that we have to draw us a little bit closer to him. A shift and a change in our spirit should take place. If you read throughout the Bible there are many instances where someone’s name was changed along with their direction in life. The closer we get to God it should be every Christians goal to let go a little part of their sinful old man. All things passed away behold all things become new!

  3. 10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

    In verse 10 God changes Jacob’s name to Israel, he states that he should be called Israel from this point on. However, in the verses to follow he jumps back and forth and is called Jacob & Israel.

    Verse 20-Jacob builds a pillar on Rachel’s grave.
    Verse 21-Israel journeys and sets tent
    Verse 22-Israel enters the land but Jacob has 12 sons
    Verse 26-Jacob’s sons
    Verse 27-Jacob greets Issac
    Verse 29-Jacob and Esua both bury Issac

    20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave unto this day.
    21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.
    22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
    23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:
    24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
    25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
    26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid: Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.
    27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
    28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.
    29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

    In each of these verses, Jacob is referred to as Israel when he is not dealing with his family. When he is doing something not directly related to family he is called Israel. Is this a nod to John 15:19 —
    “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”
    Could this be the point trying to be made in this chapter or did they not actually accept his new name transition.
    Did Jacob’s family not agree or take to the new name? Being every time he was directly interacting with his family his name was written/addressed differently.

    Either way we could learn from this. We should set ourselves apart from the world. But we should also know that sometimes when we have found the favor of the Lord and His hand is upon us, some people do not like it, do not recognize it, or do not accept that into our lives. So they still see us as the old person that they once knew. They see an old soul and sometimes don’t understand that transition and the change that has occurred. Sometimes we can bring them to church with us just as Jacob brought them to the altar and made a sacrifice. But that doesn’t mean they will accept it and understand. They know you have changed but cannot wrap their mind around it. He even told them to put away their God’s and they took off their earrings to go to the sacrifice. Jacob hid those things under a tree, but they did not understand why or the process.

  4. Genesis 35:2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

    Get rid of
    ‎הָסִ֜רוּ (hā·si·rū)
    Verb – Hifil – Imperative – masculine plural
    Strong’s Hebrew 5493: 1) to turn aside, depart 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to turn aside, turn in unto 1a2) to depart, depart from way, avoid 1a3) to be removed 1a4) to come to an end 1b) (Polel) to turn aside 1c) (Hiphil) 1c1) to cause to turn aside, cause to depart, remove, take away, put away, depose 1c2) to put aside, leave undone, retract, reject, abolish 1d) (Hophal) to be taken away, be removed

    Today; Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    Genesis 35:3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

    Exodus 19

    John 4:1-19 KJV
    [1] When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, [2] (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) [3] He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. [4] And he must needs go through Samaria. [5] Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. [6] Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. [7] There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. [8] (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) [9] Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. [10] Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. [11] The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? [12] Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? [13] Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: [14] But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. [15] The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. [16] Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. [17] The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: [18] For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. [19] The woman saith unto …

    Heart feelings Alter; A specific place for God to God where we can lay it down and instant change happens.
    Nothing simple about building an alter. Going to the alter is what is simple.
    I feel it takes specific directions from God because of the hidden things in my heart
    (God is working on me)
    No Relationship/ No alter /No direction
    Not my will to be done

    Isaiah 41:10 KJV
    [10] Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

    Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    Matthew 16:18 KJV
    [18] And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

    My inward temple is a place in heart that I build an alter and name, the alter may be a place I may not want to go but God says Candace build an alter either to sacrifice, let go, forgive, worship, praise the Lord
    many times I have had to rebuild an alter but God has been faithful to give me a fresh set of direction to direct me through the process
    Thank God for the alter at church
    Exodus 20:24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.

    Exodus 20:25-25 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon. And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.

  5. 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
    3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

    At God’s command, through every stage of life Jacob endured, he built an altar. The most important thing is to never let the fire on your altar go out – keep it burning. Even in the rough times, faith it, and seek God.

  6. iLove the Kingdom
    Gen 35:29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

    Death is not the end…Once Isaac gave up the ghost, he was “gathered” unto his people. This is exactly what Jesus was talking about when he said in Mark 12:26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
    Mar 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

    I know this chapter is sad because Deborah, Rachel, and Isaac all die here, but the truth of the matter is they are not dead…just as Jesus is alive so are the people of God alive and well,

    2Co 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

  7. 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

    5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

    6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

    7 And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

    8 But Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.

    9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.

    10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

    Because of Jacob’s obedience to the Lord, his name was changed to give him a new purpose in the Kingdom of God. This is proof that your past may not be perfect and without blemishes, but when God forgives it is forgotten and nevermore remembered. Jacob from that moment of forgiveness his obedience led him to build an altar as a a memorial to the Lord so that others too could have a holy place to worship. May the fire on my altar never burn out!

  8. FIRST THE KINGDOM
    BACK TO THE ALTAR

    1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
    2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
    3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
    4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

    Time, Trial and Triumph are all guilty thieves of the precious strength, stamina and stability we find and enjoy from the ALTAR of the LORD. This perilous time of chaos that Jacob encountered with Dinah, Shechem, and the bloodshed, then the death of his wife Rachel and his Father Isaac. Any one of these life events would be devastating and draining. But now Jacob finds himself empty, eroded and edgy.

    GOD told Jacob to go to Bethel (The House of GOD) and stay there and BUILD an ALTAR unto GOD like you did when you were desperate.

    Jacob cleaned house, disposed of the idols and cleaned house and clothes.

    2 Major principals to take away today:

    1. In times of trouble GO to Church (The House of GOD)
    2. In times of trouble BUILD an ALTAR to GOD

    We witness the same principal throughout the WORD of GOD. Humility, Unity and Obedience are the KEYS to sustained VICTORY in Christ JESUS.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  9. 4And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

    Serve the One true God. Seek after His Kingdom and all that he is. Seeve Him and he will bless you. Seek him and you shall find him. Know that He is Jesus, the God who is all and lives inside of us.

    Seek ye first the Kingdom of God

  10. And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Ben–oni: but his father called him Benjamin. And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth–lehem. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave unto this day. And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned. And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years. And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
    Genesis 35:18‭-‬20‭, ‬27‭-‬29 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/gen.35.18-29.KJV

    Jacob suffered alot of Loss, but he walked with God and him and God talked, I love that, a conversation with the Only One True Wise God, and even though his sons killed the King and Prince, God still had Jacob’s back! God is so good!

    FIRST THE KINGDOM

    In a tim of Mourning…God Is Good

  11. 1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
    2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
    3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

    When God calls us to new levels He will require us to leave behind the old things in our lives. To put away the things that keep us from fulfilling His purpose in our life.
    Everyday we should look over our lives to make sure we are putting away the things we don’t need in our life.

  12. “And GOD APPEARED unto Jacob again, when he came out of Paddan–aram, and blessed him. And GOD SAID unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land. And GOD WENT up from him in the place where he talked with him.”
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭35:9-13‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/1/gen.35.9-13.kjv

    The First Revival
    It’s initiated by the voice of the Lord either direct or by a leader!

    We find Jacob again at the altar at this point we know this is the go-to place to receive a word from God. The first thing I notice after the altar was made was
    God Appeared
    Gods always gonna show up even when you don’t think he’s there.
    Second thing I see is:
    God said
    After the Lord shows up you’re gonna here a word it’s inevitable.
    Last I read
    God went
    So then Gods gonna step aside and see how you respond to the word.
    It’s kinda like at the end of a message preached by pastor or another messenger of the Lord, they step aside and let us come to the altar and see how we respond. Same thing right here, because those men of God don’t leave completely they keep pushing for us but they also give us liberty to respond to the word.

    So God shows up, God speaks, then God wants to see how you respond.
    Revivals intent is to bring you back to life. God wants you to go further into his kingdom.

    Make your altar.
    Because that’s where it starts revival starts with you and your altar.

  13. Genesis 35

    1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

    2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

    3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

  14. Genesis 35

    35 God spoke to Jacob: “Go back to Bethel. Stay there and build an altar to the God who revealed himself to you when you were running for your life from your brother Esau.”

    2-3 Jacob told his family and all those who lived with him, “Throw out all the alien gods which you have, take a good bath and put on clean clothes, we’re going to Bethel. I’m going to build an altar there to the God who answered me when I was in trouble and has stuck with me everywhere I’ve gone since.”

    4-5 They turned over to Jacob all the alien gods they’d been holding on to, along with their lucky-charm earrings. Jacob buried them under the oak tree in Shechem. Then they set out. A paralyzing fear descended on all the surrounding villages so that they were unable to pursue the sons of Jacob.

    4 So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods they had and the rings in their ears, and Jacob buried them under the oak at Shechem.

    A Return to Bethel
    Back to the altar where we first met God. There are times we must go back to Bethel where God first spoke to us. The altar laying down foreign gods they may have attached their self or we may have picked up along our journey with God. What foreign gods have we let into our life. I find it interesting that the laid their earrings down also were these precious to them were they valuable? Message translated says their lucky charm earrings. Why do we hold on to the things of this world . So easily picked up without any regard the true essence of what is behind it. These are not just mere objects but there was meaning to the items left at the altar. When we return to the altar it may not be an object we must leave it may no it will be attitude of the heart . I must allow God to take an inventory of my heart my mind and my spirit. I can return daily to Bethel but yet not leave everything that I needed to there. Jacob cleaned house before going back to the altar where he had once wrestled with the angel. Few scriptures down God appears to Jacob with the grand reminder Jacob your name is no longer Jacob but Israel. He also speaks the promise over him. We too must again be reminded our name was changed at baptism no longer who we once were but now we carry the name of Jesus !
    We are no longer bound by the foreign gods of this world and when they try to slip back in how wonderful we can return to Bethel. How is my altar?
    Only I can know….

  15. 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
    3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
    4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by
    5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

    Obedience is better than sacrifice. Trust in the Lord always and he will bring all things to pass.For God is a God that cannot lie.

  16. Genesis 35:7 And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el (“God of the House of God”; because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

    Jacob made it clear that he was returning to God, not just to His house. That decision became the turning point of his life.

    Ecclesiastes 5:4 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

    Back to the basics
    Back to the Altar

  17. Genesis 35:3, 7, & 9-10
    3) And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

    7) And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

    9) And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.
    10) And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

    “The Altar”
    It’s at “the altar” that God will appear and speak to us. It’s at “the altar” where we can cast our cares upon him in our times of distress (anxiety, sorrow, pain, suffering, affliction, heartache, etc…), and He will answer us and be our helper. It’s at “the altar” where we can receive counselling and direction for our situation and life. It’s at “the altar” we can hear God say, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee,” and “I will be with thee whithersoever thou goest.” He will be with us in the way which we go.
    It’s at “the altar” where we will find God and the answers.

    Go Make An Altar Unto God!!

  18. 27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

    With the return of his Jacob, Isaac can see the blessings God promised him -before he passed. Whether he could see these grandsons in the natural or not, he now has news of the many sons of Jacob and can see the blessing begin to unfold.

  19. 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

    3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

    4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

    Jacob instructed his family to prepare themselves to approach the altar that God told him to return to. They put away strange gods that they had taken up in preparation for this special time.

    We should always prepare our hearts before coming to our own altars. John 9:31 “Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.?

    Repentance and worship is the way to approach the Holy God.

  20. 35:2 Then Jacob said unto his Household , and all to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you. You, and be clean, and change your garments
    ——
    Lets clean house, hear from the Lord, and stick with it.
    Not looking to the left nor to the right but looking up!!!

  21. 2. Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

    Great advice that I wish everyone would follow –
    1. Put away strange gods
    2. Be Clean
    3. Change your clothes

  22. 9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.

    10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

    11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

    12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

    13 And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.

    14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.

    15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel.

    When Jacob finally arrived at the place God told him to go, Jacob immediately found great blessing. God appeared to him, God blessed him, and God called him by his new name, Israel.

    When we obey the voice of the Lord and go where He is calling us to go, there will always be a blessing waiting for us. That blessing can be many things, but we must never underestimate the blessing of receiving a new name!

  23. “Then God said to Jacob, “Get ready and move to Bethel and settle there. Build an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother, Esau.””
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭35:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    The only cure for worldliness is to separate from it. Jacob had to leave Shechem and go to Bethel. Where God had told him to go in the beginning.

  24. *Jacob se preparó para ir a encontrarse de nuevo con el Señor en Betel, el lugar donde tuvo la visión de los cielos abiertos. Pero antes, él pidió a su familia que se prepararan.
    (Gen. 35:2-3) Entonces Jacob dijo a los de su casa y a todos los que estaban con él: Quitad los dioses extranjeros que hay entre vosotros; purificaos y mudaos los vestidos; (3) y levantémonos, y subamos a Betel; y allí haré un altar a Dios, quien me respondió en el día de mi angustia, y que ha estado conmigo en el camino por donde he andado.

    *Sorprende saber que la familia de Jacob tenía ídolos paganos. Eran costumbres que habían adquirido en Harán, al igual que en Siquem. Jacob lo había permitido.

    Antes de juzgar duramente a Jacob, ¿no debemos reconocer que muchos de nosotros tal vez también hemos permitido ídolos del mundo entrar en nuestras casas? Tal vez sea el amor al dinero, o idolatría al deporte, o tantos otros ídolos del mundo que parecen “normales”, pero no lo son en el Reino de Dios.

    *Para Jacob había llegado el momento de limpiar su casa. Y debía hacerlo antes de encontrarse con el Dios de Israel.
    (Genesis 35:4) Entregaron, pues, a Jacob todos los dioses extranjeros que tenían en su poder y los pendientes que tenían en sus orejas; y Jacob los escondió debajo de la encina que había junto a Siquem.

    *Es tiempo aún para Nosotros de sacar todos los ídolos que tenemos en nuestra Casa.
    Es tiempo de limpiarnos de todo aquello que no es agradable para El Reino de Dios , antes de que El Venga por su Pueblo !

  25. 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

    Family is truly a blessing, and one of the first things God created in humanity.
    Think about it; God created the garden and Adam. Gave Adam a job and to tend to the garden. And in Genesis 2:18 “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” God gave Adam a family.

    To think the same brothers who stole from each other, and one even tried to kill the other, we’re able to put their differences behind them and minister to their family in the time of need. Although​ we may get frustrated​ with our family, we are blessed to have them!

  26. In the context of the passage we find that Jacob’s sons had killed by the edge of the sword and taken all the property of those who had abused his sister Dina.

    • The attitude of the sons of Jacob had really dishonored the name God.

    • Jacob’s children had no idea of ​​the consequences this could bring.

    • At this point, Jacob, the father of the family, was concerned, not only for himself but for all his family, for he did not know the reaction that the people were going to have to everything their children had done. ( Genesis 34:30 )

    • Thus we reach chapter 35 where we find these words in (v1)

    (v1) “1 God said to Jacob: Get up and go up to Bethel, and stay there; and make an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau

  27. 1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

    Jacob’s children had no idea of ​​the consequences this could bring.🤩🤩

  28. Rachel died then her son prayed then Jesus said Jacob I will not call you Jacob anymore I’ll call you Israel – Zion

  29. Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

    3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

    For this generation has to many strange gods they worship there Xbox and other game systems. Before Jacob could be changed to Israel he had to set the strange Gods aside and build himself an alter for the alter your parents and grandparents built don’t matter but this generation must learn how to
    Build up a alter for themselves.

  30. And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

    Building a altar is always in order! This is how we keep our minds from negative thoughts and stay away from wrong mentalities. Build a altar and the. Reflect on what God had has done. His provision and guidance is always with us when we follow His plan. Let us remember to daily build a altar unto God and keep the fire upon the altar!

  31. There have to make a place to go before the Lord no matter where you are. If you only find an altar when you’re in the house of God, then you’re missing an opportunity to have a true relationship with God. We must learn to go before him no matter what our situation is and know how to reach him no matter where we are at. Our God is a consuming fire. That means everything that should not be in your life God is able to burn it away, so that we can move forward in him in victory.

  32. 18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.

    “Fun” fact: Benoni means “son of my sorrow”

    9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.

    10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

    11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

    12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

    He reestablished his covenant with Abraham. More proof that God keeps his promises.

  33. 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments
    I am the Lord your God
    No other gods before me.
    No graven images or likenesses

    3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
    Lets build an alter for God and sacrifice and humble ourselves before him. God is always there for us. He is our comforter, light in the darkness, our healer.

  34. Jacob returns to build an altar. This reminded me of the song that we sing:

    Lord, Make Me A House
    Make Me A House of Prayer
    A House of Prayer

    May The Fire On My Altar Never Burn Out
    The Fire On My Altar Never Burn Out
    May The Fire On My Altar Never Burn Out
    Make Me A House of Prayer
    Day And Night
    Night And Day

    Day And Night
    Night And Day

    Day And Night
    Night And Day

  35. “Then God said to Jacob, “Go up to Bethel and settle there, and build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.”

    There he built an altar, and he called the place El Bethel, because it was there that God revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.”
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭35:1, 7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    Sometimes you just have to take a stroll down memory lane and remember where God has brought you from!! Because you don’t know like I know what he’s done for me. . . .he touched my body, he touched my mind, he saved me just in time!

  36. 18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.

    So, this baby, has been left with no mom. Just a dad who is grieving the love he lost.
    When we grieve, we all act and react differently.

  37. 1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

    2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

    The men of the home, the priest, should be the ones to lead their families. Lead them in worship, lead them in prayer, praise and everything else that pertains to the Kingdom of God. Notice that the command was given to the man of the home. The command still stands; men ought to bring their families to church and lead them in worship and demonstrate love for God.

  38. And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Paddan–aram, and blessed him. And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;
    Genesis 35:9‭-‬11 KJV

    The promises God made to jacob being fulfilled. And it started with him building an altar

    So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Beth–el, he and all the people that were with him. And he built there an altar, and called the place El–beth–el: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
    Genesis 35:6‭-‬7 KJV

  39. “Then God said to Jacob, “Go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you [in a distinct manifestation] when you fled [years ago] from Esau your brother.” Then Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the [idols and images of] foreign gods that are among you, and ceremonially purify yourselves and change [into fresh] clothes; then let us get up and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone.” So they gave Jacob all the [idols and images of the] foreign gods they had and the rings which were in their ears [worn as charms against evil], and Jacob buried them under the oak tree near Shechem.”
    ‭‭GENESIS‬ ‭35:1-4‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    One thing that got my attention was how God reminded with a detailed memory of who He was. Then later reading that Jacob explained to his family the same way only to read that they had other gods among them. I guess God didn’t want them to be confused by the other gods they had before them.

  40. So Jacob told everyone in his household, “Get rid of all your pagan idols, purify yourselves, and put on clean clothing. We are now going to Bethel, where I will build an altar to the God who answered my prayers when I was in distress. He has been with me wherever I have gone.”
    Genesis 35:2‭-‬3 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/gen.35.2-3.NLT

    We must prepare ourselves to be in the Lord’s presence. Fear of the Lord is a needed principle but few actually carry it. If we have a deep respect and reverence for the Lord it blesses us in ways we can’t imagine.

  41. The midwife is not much spoken of in this scripture, but she had a very vital part in ensuring that Benjamin was born. We may have times when we work very hard and we aren’t recognized for that work, but never the less the work we do is very important.

  42. 10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

    You must born again!

    This was Jacobs born-again experience. To do what God had in store for him, he had to have a name changing experience.

    He needed to rid himself of the Deceiver, and put on the Promise!

    Just like we do, need to be born again, never again to be ourselves, but new creation thru Christ.

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