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The All Time Great Heavyweight Champion Of The World

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Leave a Comment

"If God starts paying some attention to you, run. And if you can’t run, hide. But if you can’t run or hide, fight. Now God keeps paying attention to you, Jacob, and you just keep running and hiding, why is that?"
-Messenger, Jacob's House

Of course, the exact number is uncertain. But when you add up all the Midianites and Benjamites, the number is well into the millions. And whether you are a person of the book or a fascinated unbeliever, it is quite a reckoning.

And whether you trust in the rightness of God's clear will, or see him inscrutable through a glass darkly, it is clear that standing against Him might not be the wisest move. And yet, Jacob meets a man in the road, and whether he is an angel or the incarnation itself, when he is done wrestling, he is renamed God-Clutcher.

"Oh! thou clear spirit of clear fire, whom on these seas I as Persian once did worship, till in the sacramental act so burned by thee, that to this hour I bear the scar, I now know that thy right worship is defiance"
-Ahab, Moby Dick

If Jacob wrestles the blessing from the Angel, does that make His right worship defiance?

What kind of blessing would such a God give? How would it change you?

And what would it be like to clutch on to Him and not let go?

"Like the taste of a thousand wings flying, the touch of a thousand voices singing, the sound of a thousand eyes opening, the smell of a thousand hearts beating, the sight of Dad wrenched into the torn sky, like a moth against the light, he was this little darkness beating against the light,
and I knew that he was going to die..."

-Dinah, Jacob's House

These are some of the questions we're wrestling with in Jacob's House. So...Come and see Jacob match up against The All Time Great Heavyweight Champion Of The World!
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Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son”
Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on”
God say, “No.” Abe say, “What?”
God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but
The next time you see me comin’ you better run”
Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killin’ done?”
God says, “Out on Highway 61”
-Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited