Co-Host Phil Eggleston
This week we will be focusing on the life of Jacob, we will witness the demonstration of God's inseparable love for a man that deceived and stole from his aged, dying father Isaac and twin brother Esau.
Jacob knew that his sin was great and as he ran away from the anger of Esau whose Birth rite Blessing he had stolen; every step that he took became harder as he weighed down with the load of
guilt and shame for his actions. He could run and try to hide from Esau but he couldn't runaway from himself and his conscience.
At his lowest emotional and spiritual point, when nothing but tears was his diet day and night; God the great burden carrier was watching and listening with intense compassion to his prayer for forgiveness and reconciliation. That night God sent Jacob relief from the guilt and shame that was crushing him. As Jacob slept fitfully on his pillow of stone he was shown a ladder which extended from earth to heaven. He was elated to see and encouraged to know that there is a Saviour Jesus Christ (the Ladder) who offers forgiveness and reconciliation, thus uniting him with heaven once again.
In Jacob's story we will also learn how he wrestled in prayer, with every fibre of his being and he would not let go of God until he received the blessing that he desperately needed. The prayer answering God granted Jacob his request and as a sign of His approval, God changed his name from Jacob the deceiver to Israel the Overcomer.
If you are experiencing challenges with mistakes that you have made then this programme is especially for you; or if you would like to be an encourager to someone who is beaten-up with guilt do not miss this valuable lesson. Whatever your situation may be please join us on Prayers of Hope as there is a blessing awaiting you.
Prayers Of Hope
Hosted by: Sharon Scott
Aired: Saturday 9 April 2022 7am-9am