For those familiar with the Old Testament story of Jacob's wrestling with the angel (messenger) bringing about the change in his name from Jacob to Israel:
Some thoughts and questions for you this morning…
If Jacob (which means supplanter; one who seizes the place of another metaphorically Jacob is our own ego that has seized the throne of I AM temporarily) wrestles with the Divine messenger and Jacob’s name is changed to Israel – what does that mean?
IS RA EL
Is (Isis, Isus, Jesus) – Means “came from the creation of the universe”
Ra – The sun god, “The one who was there at the beginning”
El – God
So, Jacob being representative of all egocentric mankind (ego driven life) has his name changed through the struggle with the messenger to IS RA EL.
(It should be noted that this struggle is INTERNAL).
We are created egocentric beings that through struggle we awaken to our true identity.
At the creation of the material Universe – we are
We were there at the beginning
We are God expressed in physical form.
Come up and out of the waters ye God-men!
Your baptism into humanity is finished.
Your labor is over.
You are the womb-man that births the Christ.