Personal revelation of God
Gen 28:12Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
13 And behold, the LORD stood above it and said: “I am the LORD God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants.
14 “Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
15 “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.”
16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.”
Summed up here, Jacob has a personal revelation of the LORD. This is absolutely needed. We must know Him for ourselves. The secrets of the Lord are revealed to those who follow Him. How important is the awareness of Gods presence? These moments are life altering experiences. I recall very clearly where I was, when it was, when I knew the LORD spoke to me through His word.