Transquotation: Genesis 28:11-12

03 Jan

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:


And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! (Genesis 28:11-12)


The person who had no place to lay His head, Jesus, built a staircase; a connection between Heaven and Earth and between God and man.

Explanation of the transquote:

Jesus came to Earth and died for us, thus fulfilling what Jacob only dreamed about. Jacob couldn’t “make a connection” between us and God, he was a lying cheater. We couldn’t do it either because God can’t look on sin, much less let it build a staircase into His palace. That’s why Jesus came; He did what we couldn’t. He did what we could only ever dream of attempting to do.

So then, let’s now confirm the transquote:

New Testament confirmation:

 57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”

 58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” (Luke 9:57-58)

Context confirmation:

And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, “I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring. (Genesis 28:13)

God did pretty much the same thing with Jesus; He gave Him all the land on which He was standing… Or, in other words, the whole world. And though the Devil is still the “ruler” (God let’s Him be ruler for now) now, he’ll soon be, and I only say this only for lack of better words, “dethroned.” — This supports the transquote by strengthening the connection between Jacob and Jesus.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland


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2 responses to “Transquotation: Genesis 28:11-12

  1. Naphtali

    January 3, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Aren’t you suppose to be in school? good post.

    • Joshua Cleveland

      January 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM

      Hello Naphtali,

      I’m home-schooled, and as part of my language arts, I’m required to make about one post everyday. Of course, at this point it’s become less about having to do it and more about enjoying looking into God’s word and searching out whatever truth He has for me that day.

      And thank you for the encouragement :).


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