And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.<< Genesis 32:30 >>
Maybe Jacob had an inner vision of God in the image of his own face, upon realising he was wrestling with God (his highest self).
The Heberew meaning for Peniel: Penuel: “face of God,” a place East of the Jordan, also two Israelites
Original Word: פְּנוּאֵל
Phonetic Spelling: (pen-oo-ale’)
Short Definition: Penuel
Interestingly, the place “Peniel” (face of God) is where God (his highest self) changed his own name from Jacob to Israel (Prince of God). Could it be that when we realise who we really are in the image of God (our highest self), we will realise our true identity as Prince (or Princess) of God?