The morning Manna will be provided at 6am. Thanks.

Studying Genesis in the series Lesson 10, may the Holy Spirit be the speaker to your heart.

The Topic today is: "Jacob meets Esau".

The Opening Hymn will be 229 "Spirit of the Living God"

The Sabbath School Quarterly, downloadable from in the Teacher's Edition is on page 126 and for the laymen edition or Standard Edition, on page 82.

The site allows anyone, anywhere to read the lesson in their own language. Choose your own language to see God speaking also to your heart.

---One should not miss the depths of understanding of dr. Doukhan in this lesson.

---Penuel means the "face of God" and that is where Jacob had an experience with God face to face.

---It changed his life.

---Instead of warmongering he came with peace.

---Typical as the custom was for respect in Egypt to the pharaoh namely to bow seven times (see the later Amarna Tablets), Jacob did that to Esau.

---Ambassadors were supposed to do that to the Pharaoh of Egypt in Amarna Times 1405-1380 BC.

---The whole experience became a second Penuel for Jacob.

---Esau instead of killing, forgave him and the two wept.

---Jacob says it was as if he saw the face of God again.

---Why, dr. Doukhan says the word ratsah is sacrifice connected especially to a forgiveness sacrifice in Leviticus 22:27 and Amos 5:22.

---When one is at peace with God one is also at peace with one's fellow men.

---Jacob understood now the meaning of grace (dr. Doukhan) but also the meaning of sinlessness in one's life when Jesus said in John 5 and in John 8 "go and sin no more". Ellen White says that without sinlessness in our lifes, we will not be able to join the Second Coming.

---it is not for us to question the ability of the Holy Spirit to bring us to a successful second Penuel experience. Many preachers are doubting that because they are misconceived by the Age of Relativism "no one can be perfect".

---It is not biblical. It is not God's way and not Penuel II.