“And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;” Genesis 28:12-13 (KJV)
As Jacob was running away from his brother Esau, he halted at Luz, and decided to abide there for the night. Little did he know that his grandfather Abraham had built an altar at the spot, and entered into a covenant with the God of heaven. As he lay there all night, he did some strange, illogical and unreasonable things. He took a stone and made it his pillow, and when he slept, he saw a ladder that its top reached into heaven, and ‘angels were ascending and descending on it while the Lord stood at the top of it’ (Genesis 12:8; Genesis 28:11, 13).
Genesis 12:8 (KJV)
And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth–el, and pitched his tent, having Beth–el on the west, and Ai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord , and called upon the name of the Lord .
Genesis 28:11,13 (KJV)
And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
It is instructive to note that Jacob did at Luz (Bethel) was ‘propelled by the covenant Abraham had entered into with God when he erected an altar’. Unknown to Jacob, he had entered into a forcefield of God’s presence and intense angelic traffic because God is a keeper of covenant (Nehemiah 1:5; Psalm 105:8-11; Deuteronomy 7:9).
Nehemiah 1:5 (KJV)
And said, I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:
Psalms 105:8-11 (KJV)
He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:
Deuteronomy 7:9 (KJV)
Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
It is crucial to note that the angels were ascending and descending, not descending and ascending. This is because what was propelling their movement was at the spot where Jacob laid. And at the top of the ladder was the Lord, which indicates that the movement of the angelic beings was under the government and Lordship of Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:15-19).
Colossians 1:15-19 (KJV)
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
In the same way, as the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ draws closer, there will be heightened angelic traffic from the heavenly realms to the earthly realm under the Lordship of Jesus. This angelic traffic will bring about the reality of heaven and angelic presence and manifestations to the earth realm for God’s beloved saints that fear Him and the Church (Psalm 37:4; Hebrews 12:22-23).
Psalms 34:7 (KJV)
The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
Hebrews 12:22-23 (KJV)
But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Conversely, the account at the tower of Babel, shows the evil one, Satan who is a master counterfeiter, and one who tries to counterfeit every thing that God does. In his devious way, he gave access to the inhabitants at the tower of Babel into the spirit realm but not under the Lordship of Jesus (Genesis 11:4).
Genesis 11:4 (KJV)
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
The aftermath was the beginning of the Babel civilization pioneered by Nimrod which promoted all manner of perversions of God’s law, order, and the civilization. By God’s design, the same organized rebellion and defiance of God’s order will culminate into the harlot Babylon at the end of the age (Revelation 17:1-5).
Revelation 17:1-5 (KJV)
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
It is important for you as a believer in Christ ‘to build your discernment, so that you’re able to discern the supernatural activities around you, and to be sure who it is that opens the portal and grants us access into the realm of the supernatural in these perilous times’. This is because there will be heightened traffic of both angelic beings from God, and demonic beings from the devil. And any access into the spirit realm that is not under the Lordship of Jesus Christ is from the evil one, and it must be rejected because failure to do so will open you up to the realm of the demonic supernatural and their evil civilizations.
May the Holy Spirit guide us into all truth as we live through these perilous times and its attendant challenges in Jesus’ name.