The Well Eternal draws from the Source that never runs dry.
Jacob set his head on a “stone–pillow”, and he dozed off. “He dreamt of a stairway (‘ladder’); having one end that rested on the ground, with the other reaching up to the heavens. Upon it he saw the angels of God, going up (ascending) and down.” (Genesis 28:11–12)
And there was the LORD God above the top rung, stating, “I AM the LORD, the God of Abraham, and of your father Isaac. In you, and your descendants, all the families of the earth will find blessing. I AM with you. I will not leave you until I have done all that I promised.” (Genesis 28: 14–15)
Now, fast forward to the arrival of the Messiah.
“Philip, who was from Bethsaida (the same town as Andrew and Peter) found Nathaniel; and he told him, ‘We’ve found the one about whom Moses wrote, the one whom the prophets spoke of, the Messiah, Yeshua, the son of Joseph.’” (John 1: 45)
Nathaniel’s dismissive response illustrates how presumptuous human nature can be.
“Can anything good come from Nazareth?” (John 1: 46)
He errantly assumed that “nothing of value” could come from the sleepy “backwards” village of Nazareth. Philip was undaunted, telling Nathaniel to “come and see!”
Yeshua later explained:
“You shall see even greater things than this. You will see the sky (the heavens) opened, and the angels of God going up (ascending) and descending on the Son of Man.” (John 1:50–51)
A person’s willingness to believe (faith) activates God’s faithfulness to promises. “You are my witnesses. I alone am the LORD; there is no Savior, except me. I (the LORD) have revealed it to you. I have saved you; and I have announced it to you.” (Isaiah 43:11–12)
Those with eyes of faith witness “Jacob’s ladder”, personified.