And Jacob, when he went into Mesopotamia, saw Him in a dream,
standing upon the ladder
, that is the tree which was set up from earth to heaven; for thereby they that believe on Him go up to the heavens. For His sufferings are our ascension on high. And all such visions point to the Son of God, speaking with men and being in their midst. For it was not the Father of all, who is not seen by the world, the Maker of all who has said:
Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me, or what is the place of my rest? (Acts vii.49) and who
comprehendeth the earth with his hand, and with his span the heaven -- it was not He that came and stood in a very small space and spake with Abraham; but the Word of God, who was ever with mankind, and made known beforehand what should come to pass in the future, and taught men the things of God.