Gen.32 Who was the Angel, Was it Jesus?
Today’s post from shining light blog show’s again the misunderstanding of the central theme of the bible which is Thou shall have no other god’s before Me! The father, the most high, the only one who is truly God. Ex.20:3 Interesting in verse Gen.32:30 Jacob says “For I have seen God(The Divine) face to face, and my life is preserved.Hosea 12:4 For he struggled with an Angel and prevailed. Heb.1:5 For which of the Angel’s did He (the father) ever say “You are My Son, today I have begotten(created) You? Mr. Malm speculates that there might be a second Elohim. The scripture here show’s that it was a messenger of the father who wrestled with Jacob and Angel not a second god. We don’t need to speculate about the singleness of our jealous God and father who wants no other gods besides HIM.
Today’s post from shining light blog below.
Certain angels from God met Jacob on his journey.
32:1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God’s host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
When Jacob was alone in the night an angel came to him and wrested with him.
32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 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. 32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.32:27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.32:27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
The name “Jacob” means usurper or supplanter and refers to the evil nature of Jacob when he trusted in himself and his own ways, before he learned to be faithful to God. The word “Israel” means to be strong with God; as in trusting and obedient to, and so having power with.
32:28 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.
Jacob sought the name of the angel [messenger], who refused to reveal his name; he was likely the Elohim who became Jesus Christ. The messenger word here is to confuse the reader into thinking it wasn’t necessarily a Angel but a messenger which then could be Jesus. But Hosea confirms it was and Angel.