Gen 28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
No promise is of private interpretation: it belongs not to one saint
but to all believers.
If, my brother, thou canst in faith lie down upon a
promise and take thy rest thereon, it is thine.
Where Jacob "lighted"
and tarried and rested, there he took possession. Stretching his weary
length upon the ground, with the stones of that place for his pillows,
he little fancied that he was thus entering into ownership of the land;
yet so it was.
He saw in his dream that wondrous ladder which for all
true believers unites earth and heaven, and surely where the foot of the
ladder stood he must have a right to the soil, for other wise he could
not reach the divine stair- way.
All the promises of GOD are "Yea" and
"Amen" in Christ Jesus, and as He is ours, every promise is ours if we
will but lie down upon it in restful faith.
Come, weary one, use thy LORD's words as thy pillows, Lie down in
Dream only of Him. Jesus is thy ladder of light.
See the angels
coming and going upon Him between thy soul and thy GOD, and be sure that
the promise is thine own GOD-given portion and that it will not be
robbery for thee to take it to thyself, as spoken specially to thee.