-I have a wild and
crazy idea to do, but I wonder if God would bless me in it?
had a 'nutty' idea which worked out wonderfully: Genesis
But let's back up the story
Jacob went to find Laban,
29:1,5-9. He finds him:.verses
12-14. Laban now fishes around to find out what Jacob wants in order
to take advantage of him. That was Laban's way, the low consciousness way
of me first, you maybe if I have to and, what can I get for me, me, just
for me, at another's disadvantage
15-18. That's the kind of guy Laban was. How many Laban types do you
know? Make sure you're not one of them.
Jacob was naive.
Laban, Jacob's mother's brother, being the shrewd
character that he was takes selfish advantage of Jacob:.verses
Jacob now wants his 'wages':.verse
21. Laban makes a party for the occasion, of course, all with Laban's
own interests in mind:.verse
22. No doubt Jacob drank himself a little silly and didn't notice who
he slept with that night:.verse
25. So, he ends up with Leah the older sister of the one he really
wanted, who was Rachel.
26 Laban works his magic again and promises to Jacob, his younger daughter
Rachel, but only after Jacob agrees to work for Laban.another
Jacob was easy going but
hungry for the love of Rachel,
the girl he wanted in the first place, so he waits another 7 years for
her, agreeing to work for Laban in order to get Rachel.
So, Jacob had been duped
into getting Leah, Rachel's older sister:.verse
28. But Leah, already Jacob's partner, loved him too:.verses
So, now Jacob will have the both of them.
And so the rigmarole
continues with Jacob smilin' all the way to the bedroom:.Genesis
Here, Rachel gets love hungry.
She must have been one hot chic or maybe things just cooled off too much
for her with Jacob sleeping with just about everybody around and with
her blessing! She tries to make a deal with of all people, Leah, her
sister, for some mandrakes.(verses
14,15) (mandrakes produce an alcohol like effect).
Leah says, no deal! Leah really liked Jacob:.verse
20. Jacob was probably much more than just an exciting passionate lover.
Back to the story about
Jacob's wild and crazy idea: So after all the above, Jacob wants out from
Laban. By now he's worked hard for 14 years for Laban:.Genesis
Now it is Jacob's turn to
make a deal.(verse
31). He makes a deal to take only the
speckled and spotted cattle and agrees to look after, for Laban, all the
cattle that aren't:.verses
31,32. Laban agrees, gives Jacob some land, miles away.(verse
36), but again cheats Jacob, taking
out all the cattle that were to belong to Jacob for his ranch. And Laban
gives these to his own sons:.verse
So here comes Jacob's nutty
idea. Jacob figures that if he took branches from two different types of
trees and stripped them to reveal the different color on the insides and
set these in front of the trough where the cattle drank, that not only
would they conceive, but they would have calves that were striped, speckled
37,38. It worked!.verses
39-43. God was in all this. It's not like the divinations
the pagans used.
Jacob increased, Laban decreased:.Genesis
31:1. When Laban saw that he was no longer in the 'driver's seat',
the real Laban came out.(verse
2) (like many people who appear caring of others, showing feelings
of affection as long as there is something for them to selfishly gain),
shallow, corrupt, greedy and shrewd:.verse
7; verses 41,42.
The Great Infinite One blessed
Jacob's wild idea, just as He had blessed Laban because of Jacob:.Genesis
30:27,30. For what
is impossible in the realm
of spirit and energy? Nothing!
Learn to think the impossible
and it will come true. Someone
had to think of the idea of the self powered automobile, the airplane,
the jet and rocket engines, scissors, zippers, the television, the computer,
the cell phone, the dishwasher, etc. See the.What
If? The Movie.about
The Creator instructed Jacob
in a dream:.Genesis
31:11. When in the dream it is as real as when you are living life
awake. Dreams are real, even to you until you awaken and realize it was
'all a dream'. Dreams are thoughts, a series of motion images, ideas, emotions
and sensations occurring involuntarily
in the mind during certain stages of sleep. They are a series of events
experienced in the mind at this time. Why? No one is sure exactly.
Dreams do come from busyness:.Ecclesiastes
5:3 "For a dream comes through the multitude of business..."
Dreams, like all thoughts
are creative. You created them. And, because they are expressions of thoughts
that are manifesting, they produce action, in some realm.somewhere.
Dreams express usually in another realm,
in some other dimension which
can 'bleed off' the negatives of any dream.
Notice in your dreams that
the mouth never moves and that there are no smells. This is because it's
Bad dreams are notices
soul that you need to correct something, just the overview feeling
you get from the dream. Many bad dreams, if not all, come from depression
and depression is caused by many things, such as anger, hate, resentment,
greed, feelings of lack such as where is one
going in life, etc., some emotion you had toward another that had negative
intention. Ask yourself what am I to learn from this dream? An attitude
of love slays negative influences.
"Nature goes to the same
place to create a tree or a thought. The Universe is a dream machine."....Deepak
Chopra. The entire thing we think is so real is actually illusory.
The entire universe is, shall we say, a dream. Awakening
from such dreams maintained by the ego,
frees one from shackles
of the negative side.
In dreams look for clues
to what is meant,
if you even remember them. Look for patterns of your dreams. Note behaviors
in dreams. Decide that you want to know the meaning of your dream(s) and
your subconscious will respond and bring things to your conscious mind.
Dreams reveal what is circulating
in the 'psychic sea' concerning you; battles are fought and won, lessons
are learned and concepts
are gained. The movie series Lord
of the Rings brings out this more clearly.
More on Jacob's
Corporations explore wild
and crazy ideas today with their brainstorming sessions, where any and
all crazy and wild ideas are brought out. One nutty idea just might spur
a great idea in the mind of someone else in the room. It works! One
great successful corporation does things very differently than most.
-If the next life is so
great, why do Christians, knowing about it, pray for each other to be healed
so that they can carry on living here? Why not let them get on to where
they believe they are going, heaven? And, just why
do some die after praying for them to be healed?