by: J Edward Knox
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Part 1: The Washing Born of water and Spirit One baptism offered Into the blessed name Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
"And he said to him, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.'” - John 1.51
"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 28.12(In other news, after finishing reading through the bible cover to cover last year with my friend Joanna, this year I decided to try out a thematic reading plan where the creator of the plan tried to arrange passages together where they often deal with the same themes. Tonight's reading was Psalm 91, Genesis 28, and John 1. Some might say coincidence. The biblical among us (read: reformed) would say providence.)
"Then Jacob made a vow, saying, 'If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, so that I come again to my father's house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God, and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God's house. And of all that you give me I will give a full tenth to you.'” - Genesis 28.20-22There are three things in this vow that I want to bring up.