Emanna for 11/10/2019

Christ, the Ladder on Earth

Bible Verses

Gen 28:12 And he dreamed; there was a ladder set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. John 1:51 And He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man

Words of Ministry

Once our eyes are opened, we see that the ladder is already here. This is the heavenly vision, the heavenly dream. In this dream we do not see a ladder descending; we see the ladder which is here already. When we come to the New Testament, we see that Christ is the ladder which Jacob saw. Christ is the One who brings heaven to earth and joins earth to heaven. Firstly, He brings heaven to earth, and then He joins earth to heaven. Genesis 28:12 says that the ladder was "set up on the earth." According to our concept, Christ has gone away from the earth. But according to God's concept, Christ has been set up on earth, and no one can move Him. According to your deep, inner sense, where was Christ at the time you were saved--in heaven or on earth? According to your natural concept, He was in heaven. But according to your inner sense, Christ was directly in front of you, for He had been set up on earth. Many times in my room I have had the sense that Christ was there. Many of us can testify that on some occasions we had such a wonderful time with the Lord that we had no words to describe what was happening. That was a strong proof that the angels were there ascending and descending.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1987, pp. 887-888. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 8/8/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.