The things that happened in the past were a shadow of things to come, Colossians 2:17.
Rebekah was barren for 20 years and Isaac prayed for God to intervene. An unlikely woman gave birth. Genesis 25:21. A virgin girl who had known no man gave birth 1900 years later when God intervened. Jacob became a beloved son to Rebekah and by God, while his twin brother Esau was loved by their father Isaac. Genesis 25:28, Malachi 1:2. We later come to know that God hated Esau because he was sexually immoral and kept his anger forever. Amos 1:11, Hebrews 12:16.
Jesus is the beloved son of God. Matthew 3:17. Jacob became a shepherd, loved and cared for the flocks while Esau was a skillful hunter ( skillful: life destroyer). Genesis 25:27, 29:7-8. Jesus is the good shepherd John 10:11. Jacob took the nature of his sinful brother Esau looked exactly like him and got his due and the consequences that followed, being hated, Genesis 27:15-16, Genesis 27:41-42, Genesis 27:33. Jesus took our sinful nature became exactly like us, and suffered what we deserved, Matthew 1:23, Isaiah 53: 3-5, Romans 8:3, Philippians 2: 6-8.
Jacob left home and went to a distant country, met a woman, loved her, paid the full bride price for her and did not take her home immediately. Genesis29::1, 18, 20, 30:26. Jesus went to a distant country, (World) loved a woman (the church), paid the price for her (With his death on the cross) and did not take her home immediately (The bride is still waiting for His coming to take her home.) 1 Corinthians 7:23, Ephesians 5:25, Revelation 21:9.
Jacob had 12 sons who founded the 12 tribes of Israel. Jesus had 12 disciples who became the foundation of the church. Ephesians 2:20, Revelation 21:12, 14. Jacob while alone wrestled with God till he secured re-assurance and the saving of his family and he won. He was left with a scar forever, Genesis 32:24-30.
Jesus wrestled with God and won the salvation of his family. Luke 22:41- 44. John 20:27. Jesus was praying to God negotiating our salvation. Without Jesus dying, God stood for justice, the sinner had to die but Jesus died in place of the sinner and his death guaranteed our salvation. Jesus is, therefore, the only way to salvation.