Make My House
Stones for Pillow ,the Jacob's way.
Until you bless me.
A Place Of Blessings.
When Jacob left Beersheba he set out for Haran. He reached a certain place,and rested for the night because the sun had set. Tired ?,yes he was,he looked around and there were a pack of stones,taking one of the stones he made a quick pillow, [stone for a pillow? ] yes,he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.
There Jacob had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. Above all,there stood the LORD, himself and He said: "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are resting on
Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it." He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven." Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz.--Genesis 28: 10-19:
Jacob’s life was dotted with many mileposts from Beersheba to Bethel,to Haran and from to Mizpah. Mahanaim, Peniel to Shechem and finally back to Bethel.
However, first and last, Bethel towers above them all in importance. It was at Bethel that God first appeared to him.That was his first closer knowledge of the God that had often spoken with him the. Bethel gave him an opportunity to meet the Lord in a personal, life-changing encounter and it was to Bethel he returned in later years to raise up an altar unto the Lord. The first Bethel was the beginning of Jacob’s walk with the Lord, the second Bethel was the climax of his obedience to God. The first was characterized by Jacob’s consecrations following God’s promise, the second was sealed by divine blessing following Jacob’s act of obedience. The first Bethel was a “a miraculous enounter" on a long journey towards Haran, the second Bethel was its own destination a commandment to fulfil God's will and covenant.
As a Christian you have lived in many houses, many enviroments, many towns, many villages. Do you think your being in those enviroments were not recorded in God's book.? God would love to know what you are doing in the house you are now living, and what you probably did in the houses you had ever lived and left behind. Are those houses, appartments and their enviroments not polluted by virtue of the type of life you are living or you lived and the crimes [known and unknown] which you commited there. Are those places a curse or a blessing to those coming after you, even your children?.
Would you dare to say like Jacob that God is in this house"Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.", "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven." courtesy of the life you lived, the legacy you left behind or where you a misfit, a disgrace to the grace of God and a question mark on the word "Christian"? As for me, my prayers remains thus.. Oh Lord, make my house Bethel, a house of God, a blessing for those who will be there after me.Oh Lord, Make My House Bethel.
 Lord Jesus, I thank you for giving me Jesus to die for me and opening my eyes to see the angels on errand for m,e as it was in the days of Jacob.
 I thank you for giving me the opportunity to leave my Beershaba to set out for my Haran.
[3* ] I thank you Lord almighty for provinding me with instruments that has become like one of the stones in the hands of Jacob, with which he humbled himself to sleep and found God's favor.
 Lert me be blessed with the spirit of humility which gave father Jacob the spiritual energy to use a stone as pillow, in the name of Jesus.
 As I do this, let me find favor in thy sight Oh Lord, in the mighty name of Jesus.
 That dream that Jacob saw and got promoted, give to me Lord, in the name of Jesus.
 As the staircase that formed the angelic pathway remained firm until Jacob was blessed, let the staircase [ladder] ] carrying the angels with my blessings remain firm until I am abundantly blessed in the mighty name of Jesus.
 May the angels of the only true God continue to ascende and descend on my behalf all the days of my life , in the name of Jesus
 When the Lord spoke to Jacob,he listened like father and son, Oh Lord speak to me and grant me the grace to listen attentatively in the name of Jesus.
.Father,Lord, give to me and my descendants,all the places my feet will lawfully step unto in the mighty name of Jesus.
 Genesis 28:15
" And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.--- I claim this blessing in the name of Jesus.
 Lord, I know that you will not leave me until you have done and acomplished that which you have spoken of me in the mighty name of Jesus.
 Keep me out of the eyes of the workers of iniquity in all the places I go, in the name of Jesus.
 Lord God almighty,I know that you are in this place, show me more of the fact that you are in this place as you showed Jacob,I know you care for me, show me more of your care for me, bless me with your everlasting presence and let your presence diminish every other form of presence in my life , in the mighty name of Jesus.
 I convert my house to the house of God,let my house be none other than an awesome place , in the mighty name of Jesus.
 It was at Bethel that God blessed Jacob, Oh my God and that of Abraham ,Isaac and Jacob,bless my house, all the houses and places I will live in, in the mighty name of Jesus.
 Bethel was the house of God, the house of restoration, let my house be the house of God, the house of restoration, in the mighty name of Jesus.
 Lord, I desire to be in your presence, as people desire to go to Bethel which is a place of your presence.
 Oh Lord God, let me be always aware of your presence in any place I step into, I burn with the fire of the holy ghost, any covering that will try to deny me of the knowledge of your presence anywhere I am, in the mighty name iof Jesus.
 Change my life,revive me and draw me closer as you did to Jacob in the mighty na me of Jesus.
It is interesting to know that God is everywhere, tracing the movements and whereabouts of his people , and at Bethel God as usual came down for Jacob, but he never realised it on tme, till after the dream.
 And surely and of a truth, the Lord God almightyn has always been with me and I know it not.
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it." He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven." Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be Luz.
My Bethel Oh Lord.
Getting accommodated in big cities you must agree with me is a nightmare not just for a particular city state or country, but a global embarassment which have left many stranded in the cold, while many others make their beds along the busy streets and like biblical Jacob equally make any object around them, the pillow for the passing night.
For even those that are fortunate to be in rented appartments, not all that glitters is gold for them, not all the appartments and houses are safe spiritually. Some are death traps others are simply Bethel, [their place of blessings].What have you made your house to be ?. Bethel or Sodom?.