And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; and the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land. Genesis 35:11 (KJV)
It had been several years since Jacob had met God at the place he called Bethel [House of God] and God is now calling Jacob back to Bethel. He has first told Jacob to “Put away the strange gods that are among you” which is a right and holy thing to do in anyone’s life.
Where our text has God saying, “I am God Almighty” we have first the name of God which is “Ale” or Mighty, and the Almighty, which is Almighty. The Mighty Almighty. The emphasis in this verse, and in all of Scripture is upon God. He is the One who will see His word fulfilled. Not one word will turn to Him void, or unaccomplished.
God’s promise, God’s word to Jacob would come to pass just as God has said.
Why are these promises of God in the Old Testament so important to the Christian in 2018? The reason for its importance is due to the character of God. If He is not dependable and honorable to His own word, then, He would not be trustworthy. He is trustworthy.
At the time of the above promise to Jacob, there were 12 sons and some daughters of Jacob who would be used by God to see this promise fulfilled. It was and it is being fulfilled.
When we have God’s word concerning His Son, the Messiah, the Savior, and Redeemer of all men we can know that they are true, and will be fulfilled because He has always honored His word.
God is the Mighty Almighty. He has shown Himself so in the Person of His Son Jesus who walked on water, healed the sick, raised the dead, and was raised from death Himself to prove Himself to be who He said He was (Romans 1:4).
You can trust the word of God. You can trust Jesus His holy Son to be both your Lord and Savior.