Jacob then named the place Peniel, “For, [he said,] I have seen God face to face, and I have been delivered.” – Genesis 32:30

Is it possible for a person to see God and live? Moses saw Him and survived, and so did Jacob. “Peniel,” where Jacob wrestled with the Angel of the LORD, means “I have seen God face to face, and I have been delivered.” How in the world did Jacob (and Moses) survive such meetings?
To put it simply, they did so only by the grace of God.
God is holiness defined. In order for a person to share the same space (and live) with this absolute righteous purity can only mean that this person, in some way, has been made acceptable to God … or perhaps that God has, in some way, agreed to accept the unacceptable. Truth is, anyone who wants eternal life must first have such a face-to-face encounter with the Creator and the result of this encounter will not be life. The result will be death.
Jacob’s life was not preserved at Peniel, his soul was. Jacob died at Peniel and Israel was born. Do you want eternal life? Go to “Peniel” and die that your soul might live.

I believe in one God, the first and great cause of goodness. I also believe in Jesus Christ, the rebirth of the world. I also believe in the Holy Ghost, the comforter. – Daniel Morgan

Published by Dr. David Pope

Dr. David Pope is the Founder and CEO of Pope Initiatives. ARM Solutions is a division of Pope Initiatives that exists to activate collaborative efforts for sustainable impact among the global unreached.

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