Today’s selected reading continues in the Old Testament book of beginnings—the book of Genesis—which was written and recorded by Moses the servant of the Lord. More specifically, today’s passage is found in the twenty-third and twenty-fourth chapters of this Old Testament book. THE BURIAL AND BETROTHAL OF BRIDES! SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE BRIDE! BURYING THE THE BRIDE TO MAKE WAY FOR THE NEXT BRIDE! SEARCHING FOR THE BRIDE! WHEN THE BRIDE IS BROUGHT FORTH INTO THE EARTH! THE BURIAL OF THE BRIDE IN THE PLACE OF CONQUEST! RECOUNTING THE JOURNEY OF THE SERVANT! THE JOURNEY OF THE BRIDE! THE GRIDE IS FOUND IN THE PLACE OF BRETHREN! FINDING THE BRIDE IN THE MIDST OF THE BRETHREN! FINDING THE BRIDE BY THE WELL! THE BRIDE IS FOUND IN THE PLACE OF WATER! SENDING THE SERVANT TO FIND THE BRIDE! THE FATHER SEEKS OUT A BRIDE FOR THE SON! THE BRIDE IS THE DESIRE OF THE FATHER! TONES AND SHADOWS OF THE NEW COVENANT: THE SON CARRIES THE WOOD & THE FATHER SEEEKS OUT A BRIDE FOR THE SON! THE BRIDE IS BORN AWAY FROM THE SON AND IT’S THE FATHER’S DESIRE THAT BRINGS THEM TOGETHER! IT’S THE FATHER’S WILL THAT BRINGS THE BRIDE AND THE SON TOGETHER! When you come to this particular portion of scripture you will find two distinct events which took place—the first in the life of Abraham and the second which would take place in the life of his son Isaac. As you read the words which are found within this passage you will find it written concerning the burial of one bride and the betrothal of another bride. These two chapters have at the very heart of the the reality and concept of the bride as Abraham buries his bride and as he prepares to find a bride for his son. In order to truly understand that which is found within these two chapters, however, it is necessary to draw your attention to the words which are found in the final verses of the twenty-second chapter. Upon reading the final verses of the twenty-second chapter you will find that after the Lord tester Abraham concerning his son Isaac whom he loved Moses writes and records how Abraham’s brother’s wife had born him eight sons which are mentioned by name in those final verses. What makes and makes this so interesting and unique is when you think about and consider that the name of the final son was Bethuel. It is absolutely necessary and imperative that we pay close attention to this man named bethuel, for it would be this man named Bethuel who himself would conceive two children of his own. In the twenty-second chapter you will only learn and read of one of Bethuel’s two children, for you will find the mention of Rebekah. While it might not seem at all significant these details regarding these soma being born to Milcah and Nahor, it is actually quite astounding and remarkable to witness the tremendous impact of these events in the twenty-fourth chapter. While it might not on the surface seem like this particular genealogy has any particular meaning within the narrative of Abraham and his son Isaac—as you come to the twenty-fourth chapter you will encounter and come face to face with just how significant this genealogy truly is and how it was the hand of the Lord moving and working in the earth and within the land and place of Abraham’s nativity.
If there is one thing we must take to heart and learn when we read the words which are found within the final verses of the twenty-second chapter it’s how the Lord moves on and in the earth—even when we aren’t familiar with what He’s doing. As we read the words which are found within these final verses of the twenty-second chapter we encounter and come face to face with the incredible reality that even if we aren’t at all aware of what the Lord is doing, that nonetheless doesn’t mean the Lord is moving and working in the earth. What I so absolutely love about the words which are found within this passage of scripture is that when we read of Milcah and Abraham’s brother Nahor bringing forth eight sons into the earth, we also find and read how it was reported unto Abraham concerning the fortune and blessing of his brother in having eight sons which would be born unto him by his wife Milcah. What’s more, is that included in this text of these eight sons being born unto Milcah and Nahor we find the last of the eight sons mentioned having a certain daughter whose name was Rebekah. Please don’t miss and please don’t miss the incredible significance of the mention of Bethuel and even his daughter Rebekah, for it would be what the Lord was doing in the place and land of Abraham’s nativity that would reverberate and have powerful implications for the life of Abraham’s son Isaac. What’s more, is that as you read the words which are found within the final verses of chapter twenty two of the book of Genesis you will find the birth of the bride of the heir and the son. What makes this interesting and unique is that there is absolutely no indication within these verses that this has absolutely nothing to do with the narrative of Abraham, nor even his son Isaac. A causal and surface reading of these final verses of this chapter will do nothing more than provide you with a narrative concerning Abraham’s brother and how unto him were born eight sons. What’s more is that it might present you with a distinct and unique reality concerning a certain daughter being born to the eighth and final son which was born unto Nahor, and yet it would be this father and his daughter who would prove to be absolutely critical for the divine plan of the living God in the earth. It would be this particular son and his daughter who would be prepared for such a time as was appointed by the living God, for this daughter would not only be born unto this world to be a bride, but she was also born into this world to bring forth into the earth the continuation and furtherance of the divine plan of God within the earth.
BORN TO BE A BRIDE! BORN TO BRING FORTH THE PROMISE OF GOD WITHIN THE EARTH. Oh I can’t help but be absolutely and wonderfully captivated by the words which are found within these final verses, for it is what we find in these final verses that will truly set the stage for the continuation and furtherance of the divine plan and the divine will of God in the earth. We already know that Sarah was destined to be the mother of a nation and the mother of nations and kings, and how it would be through the womb of Sarah the promise and heir would be brought forth into the earth. It would be through the womb of Sarah that that which would be born of the Spirit would be born unto the earth. We already learn from the words which are found thus far in the book of Genesis that it would be through Sarah that Isaac would be born, and that Isaac would not only be the child of promise, but it would also be through Isaac the nations of the earth would be blessed. Isaac has already come out on the other side of the altar and the experience in the mountains of Moriah, and now we find and read how Abraham’s brother brought forth eight children into the earth, and how one of those sons had a certain daughter born unto him—a daughter who I am absolutely sure and certain that when she was born he had absolutely no clue what would come and what would become of her. I do not believe for one minute that there was absolutely any indication concerning Rebekah when she was born, and what strong and mighty purpose Rebekah would have within the earth. When Rebekah was born there is not a doubt in my mind that neither Bethuel nor his wife had any clue what great and mighty purpose and role she would play in the earth as well as in the divine plan of God. The more I think about and the more I consider the reality of what is found in the final verses of the twenty-second chapter it’s that even if Bethuel wasn’t aware of the divine role and purpose his daughter Rebekah would play in what the living God was doing in the earth, that didn’t mean that the Lord wasn’t strategically working in and through us life in order to bring a bride into the earth—and not only bring a bride into the earth, but also a bride that would help bring forth the nation and people of Israel into the earth. Even if Rebekah herself was not at all aware of the role and purpose she would play in the earth and how she would be an integral part of the divine plan and purpose of God in the earth, that didn’t mean that the sovereign Lord was not working and moving through their lives in order that He might being unto the earth that one who would be born to be a bride. Oh how absolutely wonderful and remarkable it is to think about and consider the fact what when Rebekah was born into the earth—and evening when her own father was born into the earth—the living God of heaven and earth was working in a place completely separate from where Abraham and Isaac were. Despite the fact that the Lord was working in a place that was completely separate from where Abraham and Isaac were, that did not and would not mean that it wouldn’t be familiar to Abraham. The Lord would work in the very same place He called Abraham forth from his country, from the land of his nativity, from his kindred, and from his fathers house. Oh how truly wonderful and amazing this truly is.
A SON BORN IN THE PLACE OF PROMISE! A BRIDE BORN IN THE PLACE OF NATIVITY! A SON BORN TO BE AN HEIR! A DAUGHTER BORN TO BE A BRJDE & A MOTHER! If we are truly going to understand that which is found in these chapters it is absolutely necessary and imperative that we recognize the tremendous and incredible work which the living God was doing in the earth. It is absolutely vital and critical that we come face to face and allow our hearts and spirits to encounter the reality of the living God bringing a son into the earth to be the heir and child of promise, and the living God brought a daughter into the earth to be a bride and to be a mother whose womb would be used to bring forth the furtherance and continuation of the promise of God within the earth. We dare not, we cannot and must not miss and lose sight of this truly powerful reality, for by understanding the birth of Rebekah we can truly understand our own narrative and our own purpose within the earth. There is not a doubt in my mind that by understanding the narrative and story of Rebekah we can truly come to understand our own narrative and a critical role we play within the earth. If there is one thing we must learn, and if there is one thing we must acknowledge when reading the account, the story and the narrative of both Isaac and Rebekah we must understand and come to terms that what we are reading within the Old Testament is actually a sign, a shadow, a tone and a portent if you will of a New Testament reality which would be expressed in the four gospels, the epistles, and even the final book of the New Testament which is the prophetic book of the Revelation of Jesus the Christ. What’s more is that what we find and read in these chapters is a powerful prophetic picture—a reenactment if you will—of that which would take place and that which would be a spiritual reality in the days and generations to come within the New Testament. In the New Testament there would be a different Son who would be born to be heir and to be the Son of the promise. If and as you read the words which are found within the New Testament you will find that there was a Son who was born to be heir of all things and who was born to possess an inheritance that was given unto Him by and from the Father, and there was a bride that was born into the earth which would be given unto the Son by the Father who sought after and prepared a bride which would be made ready for His Son. In fact, before we even get into that which is found and that which is written within the twenty-second and twenty-fourth chapters of the book of Genesis it is absolutely imperative that we turn and direct our attention to certain passages which are found within the New Testament. I am thoroughly convinced that if we are going to truly understand the narrative and story that is found within these chapters in the book of Genesis, it is first necessary and imperative that we understand the narrative of the Son and the narrative of the bride which would be found in the New Testament. I would like to call your attention to words which the apostle Paul wrote in the epistles which were written unto the Colossian and Ephesian saints, as well as the epistle which was written unto the Hebrews, and even the words which are found in the final book of the New Testament, which is the prophetic book of the Revelation of Jesus the Christ. Consider if you will each of these passages of Scripture and how they are intrinsically linked to what we find in these Old Testament pages:
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head ofc the church: and He is the Saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man every yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: for we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband” (Ephesians 5:22-33).
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers’ provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of person” (Colossians 3:18-25).
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things but the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of Majesty on high; being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a SON? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter or righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: they shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation” (Hebrews 1:1-14).
“For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? OR the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou modest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put hunger him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste of death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted” (Hebrews 2:5-18).
“And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye His servant’s, and ye that fear Him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord our God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the find linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. And I fell at His feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:5-10).
It is quite clear from the words which are found and written in each of these passages that Jesus the Christ and the Son of the living God was born into this world and born into the earth among men from a a woman to be the heir of all things, and to be the Son of promise. We cannot and must not miss and lose sight of that which is found within these chapters, for within each of these passages of Scripture is a wonderful and powerful description—not only of the fact that Jesus the Christ, the Son of the living God was born to be the heir of all things and to be the Son of the inheritance, promise and blessing, but so also was there a bride that was born in the earth. There was one who was born in the earth whose sole purpose, whose sole role and whose sole function within the earth is to be the bride of Jesus the Christ. It was and it is true that when Jesus the Christ, the Son of the living God was born unto a woman and took on the form of human flesh and the nature of man, He was born unto a woman to be heir of all things. The author of the epistle written unto the Hebrews emphatically states and declares that Jesus Christ is and Jesus Christ was heir of all things, and that all things were given unto Jesus. What’s more, is that if you read the second chapter of the Old Testament book of Psalms you will find the following words which were written concerning Jesus the Christ, the Son of the living God within the pages of the New Testament: “Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Be wise not therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him” (Psalm 2:6-12). With these words we encounter and come face to face with the tremendous and incredible reality that Jesus Christ is indeed the eternal Son of the living God from the beginning, and that it would be unto Him that the heathen would be given as an inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth would be given for a possession. It is quite clear and quite obvious from the words which are found within the Old Testament that not only is the Son of the living God the heir of all things in heaven and in earth, but the Son was also born to have given unto Him a bride which would be born within the earth and would be purchased with his own blood. It is absolutely necessary that we recognize and understand that just as surely as Jesus the Christ was born into the earth to be heir of all things, and just as Jesus Christ was born into the earth to have for Himself a bride that would come from within and upon the earth, so also was there one who was born into the earth which would be born to be a bride—and not only a bride, but the bride of Jesus the Christ. We must recognize and understand that there was one who was born into the earth to stand as the bride of Jesus the Christ clothed in pure garments without spot or wrinkle and which have been made white by the precious blood of the Lamb.
The more I think about and the more I consider the reality of Rebekah who was born unto Bethuel, the more I can’t help but think about the incredible reality that Rebekah was born into this world—not only to be the bride of Isaac, but she was also born into this earth to be the mother of the promise and the mother of inheritance. Although Rebekah probably grew up and had absolutely no clue who and what she would grow up to become, the Lord knew from the start that which Rebekah do and accomplish in the earth. As you read the twenty-fourth chapter of the book of Genesis you will find that Rebekah was indeed and was in fact born to be a bride, and was indeed and was in fact born to be the mother of promise, inheritance and blessing. Although she perhaps grew up not having a single clue as to who and what she would become, she would be divinely ordained and appointed by the living God to be the bride of Isaac, and to be the mother of Jacob and Esau. At the risk of getting ahead of myself, it should be noted that not only would Isaac take Rebekah to be his wife, but Rebekah would also bear Isaac twin sons—the name of the first would be Esau, and the name of the second would be Jacob. Jacob you will recall would have his name changed to Israel, and it would be unto Jacob twelve sons would be born—ten of which would become ten of the tribes of Israel, while the two sons which were born unto Joseph in Egypt would become the other two tribes of Israel. Only Levi and Joseph would not be one of the twelve tribes of Israel, as Levi’s inheritance would be the Lord, and Joseph would have a place among the tribes of Israel through his two sons Ephraim and Manasseh. It is quite remarkable and quite astounding to think about and consider the fact that Rebekah was born into the earth to be the bride of Isaac—to be the bride of the son—and not only be the bride of the son, but also to be a mother in the promise. It would be through the womb of Rebekah that the promise which was given unto Abraham would continue to be manifested within the earth. Despite the fact that Rebekah would initially be barren and no children would be born unto her, the Lord would nonetheless touch her womb according to the prayer of Isaac, and she would not only conceive, but would conceive within her womb twin boys who would each grow up to become a nation within the earth. What we must recognize and understand is that through Rebekah we see and encounter a tremendous and powerful picture of ourselves, for just as Rebekah was born into the earth to be a bride and to be the bride of the son, so also were we born into the world in order that we might be the bride of the Son. Make no mistake about it—not only were we called to be part of the body of Christ, but we were also called to be the bride of Jesus the Christ. THE BODY AND THE BRIDE! We must recognize and understand that when we were born into the earth we were born to be the body of Jesus Christ within the earth and to be an extension of the Son of the living God within and upon the earth. With that being said, we must also recognize that just as much as we were called to be the body of Jesus the Christ, we were also called to be the bride of Jesus the Christ who is the eternal Son and heir of all things in heaven and on the earth.
Within the final verses of the twenty-second chapter of the book of Genesis we first encounter the bride, and even the name of the bride—although at that time we aren’t at all aware of the fact that this one named Rebekah would be the bride of the son and would have her own part and role to play in the divine plan of the living God in the earth. It is within the final verses of the twenty-second chapter of the book of Genesis we come face to face with and encounter the tremendous reality that Rebekah was born into the earth in the land of Abraham’s nativity—in the land that he was called out of by the living God, and just as God called Abraham out of the land of the nativity, so also would the living God call the bride out of the land of that nativity. It is quite unique and powerful that while the Son was born in the place of promise and inheritance, the bride was born in the land of nativity, and would be called forth out of the land of that nativity. Although Rebekah would be born in the land and place of Abraham’s nativity, she would be called and invited to journey from and leave that place in order that she might become the bride of the son and help perpetuate and continue the promise of the living God within the earth. It is absolutely remarkable to think about and consider the fact that when it comes to the bride which would be ordained and appointed to be the bride of the son of promise, the bride was called and invited to come forth out of the land of her nativity, and to come out of and from her father’s house and from her brethren, in order that she might join and align herself to the promise and work of the living God which He was doing in the earth. We understand that Rebekah would be born to be the bride of Isaac and the bride of that which was born of the eternal Spirit, but we also understand and recognize that Rebekah was born to be the bride of Isaac, but it would require her to come forth and come out of the land of her nativity and unto a place she had not known. Please don’t miss and please don’t lose sight of this absolutely incredible and tremendous reality, for just as Rebekah was called and invited to come forth out of the land of her nativity, and just as Rebekah was called to leave her native country, her father’s house, and even her brethren, so also have we been called to do the same in order that we might become the bride of the eternal Son of the inheritance and promise. If we are going to be the bride of the eternal Son—a bride which is and has been prepared by being made pure and holy by the blood of the Lamb, and wear garments and linen that are the righteousness of the living God—we must also come forth from our country, from our father’s house (so to speak), and from our brethren. The bride that would become the bride of Isaac would have to rise from her place within the house of her father, and would have to depart from her native country in order that she might journey to the land and place of promise, inheritance and blessing. Oh how absolutely wonderful and remarkable this truth truly is when you think about and consider it, for with and through the account of the life of Rebekah we encounter and come face to face with the fact that if we are going to be the bride of Jesus the Christ, we must be willing to abandon and forsake this world and all we have been born into. If we are going to become the bride of Christ we must forsake that which we were born into in order that we might step into that which we have been called to. FORSAKING THAT WHICH WE HAVE BEEN BORN INTO THAT WE MIGHT STEP INTO THAT WHICH WE HAVE BEEN CALLED TO! Oh there is a vast and fundamental difference between that which we have been born into—namely, this world, and even sin itself—and that which we have been called to. It is absolutely necessary that we recognize and come face to face with this reality, for failing to do so would be to miss and lose sight of that which we have been called to in this life and within and upon the earth.
When you come to the twenty-fourth chapter of the book of Genesis you will find that when Abraham was old, and well stricken in age—after the Lord had blessed him in all things—he called his eldest servant of his house unto himself that he might send him forth on a divine mission within the earth. While it is true that it was the desire and will of the father that a bride be ordained and appointed for the son of promise and inheritance, we must recognize and understand the role and function this servant of Abraham played in finding and searching out the bride for the son of promise. What’s more is that when you read the twenty-fourth chapter of the book of Genesis you will not find anywhere in this passage the name of this servant being given—only that this servant was the eldest servant of the house of Abraham, and that he ruled over all that Abraham had. How incredibly unique and telling this truly is, for while we don’t know the name of this servant, we nonetheless understand from scripture that this servant would play an integral and vital role in the search for the bride, for it would be this servant who would be sent forth from the father’s house. In order that he might find and seek out a bride for the son of promise and inheritance. Oh that we would recognize and come face to face with this reality, for this servant was sent forth from the father’s house in order that he might journey upon the earth to search for and seek after a bride that would be a bride unto the son of promise and the son of inheritance. While it is true this servant does in fact have a name—although we aren’t given or provided this name—we must see within this servant a role which the Holy Spirit played when He too was sent from the house of the Father in the earth in order that He might find a bride worthy of the eternal Son of the promise and inheritance. Just as this servant was sent from the house of the father in order that he might search for and seek after a bride for the son, so also was the Holy Spirit sent forth from the house of the eternal Father in order that He might enter into the earth and not only find a bride for the eternal Son, but also prepare that bride for the day when she will come face to face with the eternal Son who was the eternal bridegroom. I happen to see the divine and triune Godhead found within the twenty-fourth chapter of the book of Genesis, for within the role Abraham played in the earth we find the eternal Father who would search for and seek after a bride for His eternal Son. In the person of Isaac we encounter and come face to face with the eternal Son Jesus the Christ who would have one that would be born to be a bride, and who would become the bride of Christ. In the servant who was the eldest servant in the house of Abraham and ruler over all he had we find and see the person of the Holy Spirit who would be sent forth from the eternal Father’s house into the earth in order that He might find and prepare a bride for the eternal Son. Oh that we would recognize and understand that which is found within this chapter, and how it was the pleasure, the desire and the will of the father that a bride be sought out and searched for by this servant in order that his son might have a bride in the earth, but also who would bear and bring forth a child or children unto him.
The entire twenty-fourth chapter of the book of Genesis describes the journey of the servant to find, to search after and to seek out a bride for Isaac whom he would bring back unto his master’s son that he might take her unto himself as a bride. What we must understand and what we must witness and behold within and from this passage is that it was the will of the father to search for the bride, it was the journey of the servant to search after and seek out the bride, it was the bride’s willingness to make the journey with the servant, and it would all be for the pleasure and delight of the son. Oh that we would not lose sight of this absolutely remarkable and astonishing reality, for when we think about and consider the account of the bride of Christ we must recognize and understand that the bride of Christ was searched after and sought out but the person of the Holy Spirit according to the divine will and good pleasure of the eternal Father for the delight and enjoyment of the eternal Son. With that being said, we must also understand what is perhaps the single most important reality found within this entire chapter—namely, that all of this hinged on the willingness of Rebekah to make the journey with this servant of Abraham. What’s more, is that not only does this all hinge on Rebekah’s willingness to make the journey with this servant of Abraham, but it also hinged on her willingness to leave her father’s house in order that she might join herself to the promise, the blessing and the inheritance of God in the earth. This question is one that we must ask ourselves in this life, for we must acknowledge whether or not we are willing to make the journey with the divine Servant of the living God and whether or not we are willing to forsake everything in order that we might become the bride of the eternal Son of Jesus who is the Christ. We must determine and purpose within our hearts whether or not we are willing to make the journey from everything we have known, and to forsake everything we have known in order that we might join and align ourselves to the promise, the blessing and the inheritance in the earth. As you read the words which are found within this writing, are you willing to take and make the journey with the Holy Spirit as you forsake everything in this world and everything in this life that you might become the bride of Jesus the Christ and align yourselves to the promise, the blessing and the inheritance of the living God within the earth.