Jesus Christ affirmed to Nathaniel that he was the expression of Jacob’s ladder that we find back in Gen. 28. Jesus was the ladder upon which angels ascend and descend upon, the only connecting link between heaven and earth. Jacob had a profound experience with the Lord in what he called the house of God, Beth-El, the gate of heaven. In like manner today, we have special communion and fellowship with God in the church, the house of God, which is the gate of heaven here for us as well.