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Our study begins with the chief servant of Abraham (whose name is
earlier identified as Eliezer) . In the narrative, Abraham placed a
major responsibility upon his servant to seek out a bride for his son
Isaac from his own kinsmen of Mesopotamia . The story portrays
significant prophetic allusions and furnishes an accurate representation of
what God has been actually performing within His believers throughout
the Church age!
We begin with Abraham and his unnamed servant, “And the servant put his hand
under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter. And
the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods
of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city
of Nahor” (Gen 24:9-10). In order to get the proper perspective of the events of
Genesis Chapter 24 we must review the events that transpired in earlier chapters.
So let’s begin with Genesis, Chapter 22 and the events known to the Hebrews as the Akidah .
The plot of the story is captured through the words of verses 1-2, “And it came to pass after
these things , that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said,
Behold, here I am. 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac , whom thou
lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one
of the mountains which I will tell thee of” (Gen 22:1-2). Here we find God asking of a mere
man the ultimate sacrifice! Abraham is commanded to offer his beloved son in sacrifice.
The story continues with Abraham’s reaction, “And Abraham rose up early in the morning,
and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the
wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told
him.4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes , and saw the place afar off . 5 And
Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go
yonder and worship, and come again to you, 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt
offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they
went both of them together. 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father:
and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the
lamb for a burnt offering? 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb
for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. 9 And they came to the place which
God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound
Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched forth his
hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out
of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. 12 And he said, Lay not
thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest
God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. 13 And Abraham lifted
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up his eyes , and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and
Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of
his son . 14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day,
In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen ” (Gen 22:3-14).
Let’s focus for a moment on some of the details at the end of the narrative. Abraham knew
that the ram caught in the bushes was a substitute ! We read, “And Isaac spake unto
Abraham his father, and said . . . Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a
burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a LAMB for a burnt
offering: so they went both of them together” (Gen 22:7-8). Of course Abraham knew the
difference between a RAM and a LAMB! Because there was a change, he understood that
God had provided a substitute because earlier it was revealed to Abraham that God would
“provide himself a LAMB.
We can start by looking back to the earliest part of the story, “Then on the third day Abraham
lifted up his eyes , and saw the place afar
off.” (Gen 22:4). We naturally assume that
Abraham stood up and looked off in the
distance and there he saw the place where he
was
Hamaaqowm ” Translated as “the place,” that
same word is actually a name of God! (God
Himself was “The Place”). Secondly “afar off” “ – Meeraachoq ” the same word actually can
mean “a great while to come” or in the future! Therefore Gen 22:4, could be reasonably
rendered as, “ Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes (probably in a spiritual
sense) and saw something about God in the future! ” Let us seek out the whole counsel of
the Bible to determine if this alternate rendering is reasonable. The New Testament confirms
this new rendering for us, “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day (Jesus Christ, “The
Messiah,” is what Abraham actually saw afar off in the distant future) : and he saw it, and
was glad ” (John 8:56).
Abraham literally saw into the future! “Abraham lifted up his eyes” and in his revelation he
saw a LAMB ! Biblical “lifting up” of the eyes is not always a physical experience it also
involves very specific spiritual applications such as:
John 4:35 “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I
say unto you, Lift up your eyes , and look on the fields; for they are white already to
harvest;”
Ps 123:1 “Unto thee lift I up mine eyes , O thou that dwellest in the heavens.”
During the actual Akidah incident Abraham literally knew he was prophetically acting out a
future event! During the physical experience, Abraham found a RAM on mount Moriah and
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not the LAMB that he had earlier envisioned; therefore, he knew the RAM (in his present
condition) was merely a substitute for that future LAMB!
“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh : as it is said to this day, In the
mount of the LORD it shall be seen” (Gen 22:14). Notice that the name of “that place” “ –
Hamaaquom ” Translated as “place,” (God Himself was “That Place”). Jehovah-Jireh is that
place and Jehovah-Jireh means “God shall see to it.” Now we understand Christ’s words,
“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day : and he saw it, and was glad ” (John 8:56).
Many centuries after Abraham’s experience scripture records the words of an inspired man,
“The next day John (the Baptist) seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb
of God , which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).
Now, to the next noticeable point of perplexity; it seems God was confused! We know that
He well knew that Abraham had two sons; earlier in the Book of Genesis we find, “ the angel
of the LORD said unto her (Abraham’s wife’s handmaid) , Behold, thou art with child, and
shalt bear a son (Abraham’s child) , and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath
heard thy affliction” (Gen 16:11)! Yet, God told Abraham five chapters later in Genesis 22,
“Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac , whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of
Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell
thee of” (Gen 22:2). God was completely aware of two sons, yet He focused only on the son
of promise! Abraham became a prophetic representation of God Himself:
1. Abraham had two sons – Ishmael was the first son after the flesh
and Isaac – was the son of promise;
2. God had two sons – Adam was the first son after the flesh
and Jesus – was the son of promise!
The complete story flow is important for an unbroken understanding! We have in Chapter 22
– the incident of Abraham and Isaac on mount Moriah; yet, in Chapter 23 – the scene
mysteriously changes to the death and burial of Sarah in Hebron (a hot spot where today’s
warfare is taking place between the Jews and the Palestinians) ! Why does the story change
so abruptly? Let’s investigate.
Modern excavations have proven that the caves of Hebron have underground caverns that
connect all the way to the temple mount at Jerusalem twenty miles to the north! These
caverns are one of the reasons that the Jews and Arabs are fighting over this land so fiercely.
In the days of the Temple, when the Priests would burn incense and make offerings on the
temple mount, the smells of the sacrifices and incense would travel underground all the way
to Hebron! Abraham was later buried in this same cave with Sarah; according to Hebrew
oral tradition as recorded in the Stone Chumash (pronounced ku’mish ) there were actually
“four couples who were buried there, man and wife Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah,
Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Leah.”
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Now in Genesis 23, we find Sarah dies at the age of 127 years, “Sarah died in Kirjath-arba”
(Gen 23:2). However, subsequent to the incident of Abraham and Isaac we find that,
“Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba;
and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba” (Gen 22:19). So Abraham returned home where he lived
in Beer-sheba located in the south desert country, yet Sarah died thirty miles to the north in
Kirjath-arba which is closer to Jerusalem.
A natural response is, “Why was Sarah in a different location from Abraham at her death?”
Again, we can glean from the Hebrew oral tradition as taken from the Stone Chumash which
records, “The narrative of the death of Sarah follows immediately on that of the Binding of
Isaac, because through the announcement of the Binding that her son had been made ready
for sacrifice and had almost been sacrificed she received a great shock [lit, her soul flew from
her] and she died (P d' R' Eliezer:32).”
We do not know how Sarah learned of Abraham’s intention to obey God and offer her
beloved son as a sacrifice! Presumably, Abraham did not hide his plans from Sarah.
Nonetheless, he must have reassured her of his absolute faith in God who had made specific
promises concerning Isaac and his, as yet unborn, children. Abraham was certain that God
would fulfill his word to him and somehow bring Isaac back to life, “ accounting that God
was able to raise him up, even from the dead ; from whence also he received him in a
figure” (Heb 11:19).
Apparently, Sarah did not seem to disagree with Abraham as we are told that she had great
respect for her husband, “Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord” (1 Peter 3:6).
Sarah was obviously conscious of Abraham’s unwavering obedience to God. It is possible
that after Abraham and Isaac left for Moriah, the whole concept of her son becoming an
offering sunk into her consciousness that, “her soul flew from her.” My personal suspicion is
that during her literal period of anguish and heartbreak, the Holy Spirit must have led her on
a journey to Hebron the place where she had such fond memories of Isaac, “unto the city of
Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned” (Gen 35:27). She must have
been led there so that she and Abraham would find rest in their graves in that special place
directly connected with Jerusalem.
To fully grasp the concept of Sarah’s anguish, we must realize that she had been barren
(unable to have any children) for 91 years! Isaac (whose name means Laughter because
Sarah laughed at the idea of conceiving a child at such an elderly age) was the literal light of
her life. For thirty-six years, she held on to and greatly protected Isaac; she even prophesied
over the two sons, “she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the
son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac ” (Gen 21:10).
Remember, Isaac did not even date for 40 years, “Isaac was forty years old when he took
Rebekah to wife” (Gen 25:20). Sarah died (prophetic of the Great Tribulation?) three and
one half years prior to his marriage; yet, he was still mourning her passing. The scripture
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tells us Isaac, “. . . took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was
comforted after his mother's death ” (Gen 24:67). Yet, there is a reason that Sarah had to
be taken out of the way! God allowed Sarah to be removed in order to fulfill Isaac’s destiny!
Get this point and let it sink deep down on your heart. The reason Sarah had to be taken out
of the way is the Eliezer Factor ! We will examine more closely into this factor in this study.
Now let’s examine the overall bible revelation about Abraham, Sarah, Isaac and Eliezer.
In Genesis 21 – Isaac the miracle baby of promise was born;
In Genesis 22 – the “ akidah” (Abraham’s offering of Isaac) as the Jews call it ;
In Genesis 23 – the death of Sarah;
for a moment let’s skip Chapter 24;
In Genesis 25 – the marriage of Isaac;
This brings us back to the focus of our study, “What prophetic secrets are in Genesis,
Chapter 24?”
This brings us back to the passage that we initially observed in this Bible Study, “And the
servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning
that matter. And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for
all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia,
unto the city of Nahor” (Gen 24:9-10).
Let’s not miss the significant Biblical pattern, “For there are three that bear record in heaven,
the Father , the Word , and the Holy Ghost : and these three are one” (1 John 5:7):
Abraham (the father) – Isaac (the son) – Eliezer (the holy spirit)
Father – Word (Jesus) – Holy Spirit
Which brings us to a key question, “What is the Holy Spirit’s assignment for today?”
From this story we see the chief servant given an assignment by the father of the beloved son
just as the Holy Spirit is assigned by God the Father, “And the servant put his hand under the
thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter. And the servant took
ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed” (Gen 24:9-10). The Comforter, is
revealed in John 14:16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever!” The word “another” is the Greek word “ allos
meaning “different, yet another of the same kind.” This Greek word can be observed five
times in the passage, “To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another
discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of
tongues” (1 Cor 12:10). There is a Greek word “ heteros ” meaning “different, yet another of
a strange kind.” This Greek word “ heteros ” can be observed in the passage, “But I see
another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into
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captivity to the law of sin which is in my members” (Rom 7:23). Focusing back on John
14:16 above, the Holy Spirit in the New Testament is called the Comforter the Greek word is
paracletos ” (meaning “one who stands alongside to help”). The word Hebrew Eliezer
means, “God is my Helper.” Eliezer was to Rebecca another different helper but of the
same kind as the Holy Spirit is to the Church today!
Eliezer is a picture of the Holy Spirit! But what does he do in the story? He leaves the land
of Israel (the Land of Promise) to go to a land of the Gentiles and find a Bride for the
Master’s beloved Son! In 70 a.d., as ordered by the Father, the Holy Spirit departed the land
of Israel into Gentile lands. The bible tells us, “And the servant took ten camels of the
camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand : and he
arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor” (Gen 24:10). After he finds, tests,
and engages Rebecca he delivers her to Isaac (Jesus Christ).
A key point here: Eliezer had all of the possessions of Abraham in his hand! What exactly
does that mean? I thought that Abraham owned much more than could be carried by ten
camels laden with goods? The verse even tells us that Eliezer, “took ten camels of the
camels of his master,” which implies that there were obviously more than ten camels (if I
take of the books from my shelf, there is an implication that I have more books on the shelf
when I am finished) . Also, in Egypt, for Sarai’s sake, Pharaoh had made Abram richer than
he was when he came out of Babylon, “. . . and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and
menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels” (Gen 12:15-16). Just after this
exchange, the scripture tells us, “And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in
gold ” (Gen 13:2). Further, God gave Abram a large portion of land, “In the same day the
LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the
river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.” The point is that Abraham was a
very rich man and he clearly possessed much more than the goods which ten camels could
carry.
Next Abraham took necessary steps to ensure the future for his son Isaac. Therefore, Eliezer
must have had in his possession; the actual testament of Abraham’s will which appointed
Isaac as the inheritor of all of Abraham’s goods, “for all the goods of his master were in his
hand . ” This is yet another aspect of how Jesus Christ parallels the life of Isaac, Heb 1:2
teaches us concerning God, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he
hath appointed heir of all things.”
Unknowingly, Rebekah (the bride-to-be and a type of the Church) made sure of Eliezer’s
selection of her as a potential bride for Isaac through her own responsiveness to Eliezer.
Significantly, Eliezer stopped at a well of water! This should not surprise us, “He that
believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: ” (John 7:38-
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39). The well of living water in the believer is a picture of the infilling of the SPIRIT OF
GOD! Isaiah 12:3 tells us, “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of
salvation.” Eliezer stopped at a well! He did not stop in the desert. In that new and strange
land of Mesopotamia where Eliezer journeyed, there are many potential women who could
have been selected for the bride of Isaac. Yet there was only one responsive woman hanging
out at the well! When Jesus went to Samaria (gentile land) there was only one woman
hanging out at the well! Let’s realize that the woman at the well gets the blessing!
Remember Elijah and the widow woman, “So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he
came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he
called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water (sent her to a well) in a vessel,
that I may drink ” (1 Kings 17:10). Jesus is actually waiting at the well for those who will
be blessed! Eliezer offered Rebekah a bracelet! In their culture, this meant that Eliezer was
on an important assignment and that he meant business. Rebekah on the other hand looked
and noticed nine other camels laden with goods! She naturally responded, “How can I help
you!”
Rebekah was responsive to “the man of God” at the well, “And the servant ran to meet her,
and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. And she said, Drink, my
lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. And when
she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they
have done drinking” (Gen 24:17-19).
Do you know how much water just one camel can drink?
I think I heard nearly twenty gallons! Dr E. L. Terry once calculated that Rebekah had to
take at least twenty-one steps up and down to where the water was for each pitcher of water.
This means that it took her almost all day to water all ten camels! This amazed Eliezer, “and
the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey
prosperous or not!” He must have thought any woman who would work all day like this
must surely know how to treat my master Isaac!
Note that in Genesis 24:20, that five action verbs are used for Rebekah as follows: “So she
hurried (1) and emptied (2) her jug into the trough and kept running (3) to the well to
draw (4) water; and she drew (5) for all his camels.” Notice all five ( number of grace ) of
the action verbs used to describe her activity!
By the way, a trough is a hollowed out stone from which camels drink.
From the Chumash let’s notice the reaction of Eliezer, “ Mishtaee means he was astonished
and perplexed, because he saw that what he had said was nearly successful only that he did
not know whether she belonged to Abraham's family or not”
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Gen 24:22 “And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a
golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels
weight of gold” Eliezer now gives Rebekah earings and bracelets! Ex 38:26 “A bekah
for every man, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary.” Note the
underlying meaning identified in the Chumash, AND TWO BRACELETS [the word
for bracelet signifies something joined or united] a symbol of the two Tablets of stone,
joined one to another (Gen R:60): TEN SHEKELS OF GOLD WAS THEIR WEIGHT.
a symbol of the Ten Commandments written on them [the Tablets] (Gen R:60). The
company of men probably represents the angelic realm which serve God! This
understanding would add to the passage, “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the
presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth” (Luke 15:10).
In verse 44 where Eliezer is recounting the story to Rebekah’s house he uses a term “also”
which has interesting connotations; note that Rebekah told Eliezer to drink also (44)DRINK
THOU ALSO. Her use of the word Gam, “ also,” suggests that she intended to include the
men who accompanied him. We see these “other men” identified later as Eliezer is about to
go back to his master Abraham, “and they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse,
and Abraham's servant, and his men” (Gen 24:59). So we find that Rebekah is giving a
drink to a company of men as well as to the camels!
Where is Isaac (the one who represents Jesus Christ during this period) ? He is spending
time at the well! Gen 24:62-63 gives us the picture, “And Isaac came from the way of the
well Lahai-roi ; for he dwelt in the south country (the north is where God’s throne is
located) ” (Gen 24:62). He is also in the field! What does the bible tell us about the field?
“The field is the world” (Matt 13:38). Jesus is focusing and meditating on his harvesting of
the whole world! Now back to the story, “And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the
eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming” (Gen
24:63).
“And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. For she
had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the
servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself” (Gen 24:65.
Now, where do you think that Isaac takes Rebekah? We find, “And Isaac brought her into
his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and
Isaac was comforted after his mother's death” (Gen 24:64-65). God had to allow Sarah to be
removed to fulfill Isaac’s destiny! Remember that Sarah had conceived her son Isaac in that
very tent! In the same fashion, Israel (the nation after the flesh) had to be removed so that
the Gentile bride for Jesus Christ could consummate with his bride and thereby create an
holy nation (the nation after the spirit) !
We are that Holy Nation which has the Holy Spirit as a down payment just like Rebekah had
the bracelet and camels, “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the
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gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy
Spirit of promise , Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the
purchased possession , (this is the resurrection of the dead body and the rapture!) unto the
praise of his glory” (Eph 1:13-14). What is the time-frame here? What does until mean?
The answer lies just ahead of this verse, let’s investigate, “That in the dispensation of the
fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in
heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance,
being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel
of his own will” (Eph 1:10-11).
Rebekah knew that she had become heir of all of Abraham’s property along with her
husband-to-be, yet she realized that the bracelets, earrings, and the nine camels were merely,
the earnest of our (her) inheritance.” We Christians likewise have, “ that holy Spirit of
promise , Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased
possession !
Back to the time-frame question, the Holy Spirit is seeking a Gentile Bride! We see in Acts
10:44-48, “While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard
the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came
with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost .
For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, Can any
man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as
well as we? And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed
they him to tarry certain days.”
While this very scenario involving Cornelius was taking place, God was preparing a specific
man to become the Apostle for the Gentiles, “I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the
apostle of the Gentiles” (Rom 11:13). Look back just one chapter in Acts 9:17-20 “And
Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother
Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me,
that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately
there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and
was baptized. And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain
days with the disciples which were at Damascus. And straightway he preached Christ in the
synagogues, that he is the Son of God.”
Let’s notice what Paul tells us about himself during the period of Cornelius’ conversion, “But
when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen (become the Apostle to
the Gentiles) ; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Neither went I up to
Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia , (you may wonder
what Arabia has to do with anything) and returned again unto Damascus. Then after three
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years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days” (Gal 1:15-18).
The apostle Paul had direct revelation from God in the same place that Moses got his
revelation! Paul writes about, “mount Sinai in Arabia” (Gal 4:25).
The Gentile bride holds on to an article that they don’t entirely comprehend. It is identified
in the Bible as the “purchased possession,” “Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the
redemption of the purchased possession , unto the praise of his glory” (Eph 1:14). What we
gentiles are unaware of is that the phrase “ purchased possession” is an Hebraism or a
Jewish idiom; we would call it “an expression” that means the price which was paid for the
woman in the marriage contract! Jesus paid a price for us! The book of Acts tells us, “feed
the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood (Acts 20:28). Rebekah
realized that the bracelets, earrings, and the nine camels were, “ the earnest of our (her)
inheritance.” We Christians likewise have the pledge or down payment, “ that holy Spirit
of promise , Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the
purchased possession ! ” Jesus laid down a price in order to obtain a Gentile Bride!
As a down payment he gives us the baptism of the Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit has many
different manifestations. One of His manifestations is the expression of a prayer language!
This is also known as speaking in tongues…
What about speaking in tongues?
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The Holy Spirit Table of Tongues
Whom shall he teach knowledge ? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine?
them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be
upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a
little: For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people ” (Isa
28:9-11)
Tongues are not a selfish thing as some
wrongfully concluded; but, the
individual speaking in tongues builds
himself up!
He that speaketh in an unknown tongue
edifieth himself (1 Cor 14:4)
Notice Living Bible: ‘So a person "speaking
in tongues" helps himself grow spiritually
TLB
The individual speaking in tongues
speak unto God!
“For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue
speaketh not unto men, but unto God ” (1
Cor 14:2)
Tongue speakers are identified as
operating “in the spirit”
in the spirit he speaketh mysteries ” (1
Cor 14:2). “But we speak the wisdom of
God in a mystery” (1 Cor 2:7).
God reveals mysteries to those who
speak in tongues.
“But God hath revealed them unto us by
his Spirit : for the Spirit searcheth all things,
yea, the deep things of God” (1 Cor 2:10).
Paul spoke in tongues more than all the
others.
“I thank my God, I speak with tongues more
than ye all” (1 Cor 14:18).
Spirit was given that we might know
things!
“we have received . . . the spirit which is of
God; that we might know” (1 Cor 2:12)
“. . . as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts
2:4).
Also, the Holy Spirit manifests Himself in that He reveals things to us through the Spirit,
“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit : for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea,
the deep things of God” (1 Cor 2:10). When we have revelations from God (rhema) words
we become excited that God is sharing His spiritual realm with us. However, these
manifestations are merely the down payment of what He will give us at the Rapture, “until
the redemption of the purchased possession” !
the spirit gives utterance (to speak
forth)
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Are you expecting to become part of the Bride of Christ? How can you be sure? How can
any bride-to-be or fiancée be certain that she will truly one day become a bride? The Bible
gives some clear revelation, “Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in
our hearts” (2 Cor 1:22). When the Bible speaks of the “earnest of the spirit,” it uses the
Greek word “arraboón” which is translated “earnest” in English. That same word is
translated as, “engagement ring” in other Greek non-Biblical works! The engagement ring of
a woman is the down payment or the earnest promise that in the future she will be married to
her fiancée! Actually, from our culture, the word fiancée is too weak and it would not hold
in the Hebrew culture of the time of Christ! Once the “purchased possession” price has
been sealed, that is considered as the first step of the marriage and the couple (thought not
physically together) are already considered married!
Eliezer’s (The Holy Spirit’s) final assignment during this time is to engage that is to make a
“purchased possession” of a Bride for Jesus, “I have espoused you to one husband, that I
may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ” (2 Cor 11:2). Like the initial earring and
bracelets that Rebekah received at the time of the watering of the camels, “And it came to
pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel
weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold ; And said, Whose
daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge
in? ” We have already received the Holy Spirit which lead us to Jesus when were born again!
Notice further, Eliezer wanted to dwell in Rebekah’s home, “ is there room in thy father's
house for us to lodge in? ” Likewise, the Holy Spirit makes a permanent dwelling in us, “he
shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever ” (John 14:16)!
The golden earring and the bracelets were the initial gift; however, in the same fashion as the
remaining nine camels, which were not yet given to Rebekah, there is another greater level of
gifts (the baptism of theHoly Spirit) available to the Christian after being born again! This
new dimension is known as the baptism of his power! We read in Acts 1:8, “But ye shall
receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto
me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the
earth.” How do they express themselves as witnesses? We learn that, “ God also bearing
them witness, both with signs and wonders , and with divers miracles, and gifts of the
Holy Ghost, according to his own will” (Heb 2:4). The signs and wonders as expressed in
the gifts are God’s witness.
We know that when a person is born again his name goes immediately into the Lamb’s book
of life in heaven! Yet, there is a difference between the born again experience and the
baptism of the Holy Spirit!
Through the Holy Spirit we can proclaim, “I know that Jesus is coming soon!” Some may
ask, “Well how do you know?” We Christian’s can honestly reply, “Because the Holy Spirit
told me so!” After the Baptism of the Holy Spirit He continually quickens these and other
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truths into our spirits! Let me share with you a Rhema experience which quickened the topic
of this very paragraph regarding the Spirit bearing witness to the soon coming marriage of
the Lamb.
A few weeks ago on, Sunday night June 30, 2002, while working on this very Bible Study,
my wife Librada asked me to stop working and go watch TV with her. She especially likes
the television program, “Touched By An Angel.” I was in deep thought and truly did not
wish to stop; but a “still small voice” spoke to me and said, “Go ahead and stop here.” So I
went and snuggled next to Librada on the couch as I was thinking about the return of Christ
and the marriage of the Lamb. My thoughts continued, “How do I prove to others something
that is revealed in me by the Holy Spirit? It is impossible!” I hearkened back to the
promises of when I had been baptized with the Holy Spirit during a Perry Stone Camp
meeting. I thought to myself, “Wow what an experience; what a place!” I kind of prayed
within myself, “Holy Spirit, you’ve promised help and power! You’ve got to help me come
up with a way to convey to others that you truly do reveal secrets to those whom you lead.
Please help me!”
The TV program that we were watching, was about an engaged couple that was supposed to
get married in a certain (unnamed?) hotel. However, the weather did not cooperate with their
prearrangements. Beyond the weather, many other things went wrong. A snowstorm held
back the groom and most of the guests; finally the wedding had to be postponed. The bride-
to-be had perfectly planned everything down to the crossing of a “t;” however, things
obviously did not turn out according to her plans. As usual, the angels were there to help the
couple work through their resulting problems.
Toward then end of the program the groom finally did show-up at the unnamed hotel where
the wedding would have taken place; however, the marriage had already been postponed and
homeless people were eating the wedding supper. One of the angels asked, “So, is there still
going to be a wedding tonight?” The other angel answered, “No, not tonight; but, soon !” I
thought to myself regarding the true ‘Wedding Supper of Christ’, “Boy, that is the truth!”
As the program was ending, the scene began to fade away as the camera drew back to the
stormy exterior of the Hotel. The name of the hotel now came into view; it was called, “The
Perry Hotel!” That was obviously something especially significant to me having just
returned from a Perry Stone Camp meeting when I was baptized in the Holy Spirit! Explain
having been baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1973 yet I was taught not to believe in the
manifestation of speaking in tongues!
We the bride-to-be are on our way to Jesus’ tent! On the way to her new home, Rebekah had
to learn about all of the gifts that were borne by the nine camels. We must likewise learn just
what those “gifts” which have been prepared for us by the Father actually are!
Remember, Eliezer traveled into Mesopotamia with ten camels! Now, let’s figure here,
Eliezer is riding on one of the camels. Therefore there are nine other camels loaded with
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goods! These nine camels represent the nine-fold fruit of the Holy Spirit and they also
represent the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit! This is a deep concept that needs to be
investigated more closely from the scripture, “But the fruit of the Spirit is (1) love, (2) joy,
(3) peace, (4) longsuffering, (5) gentleness, (6) goodness, (7) faith, (8) Meekness, (9)
temperance” (Gal 5:22-23). Secondly beyond the fruit, there are also nine gifts of the Holy
Spirit, “For to one is given by the Spirit (1) the word of wisdom; to another (2) the word of
knowledge by the same Spirit; To another (3) faith by the same Spirit; to another (4) the gifts
of healing by the same Spirit; To another (5) the working of miracles; to another (6)
prophecy; to another (7) discerning of spirits; to another (8) divers kinds of tongues; to
another (9) the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame
Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will” (1 Cor 12:8-11).
In the Old Testament there were also gifts given by Abraham’s servant, Eliezer " . . . brought
forth JEWELS of silver, and JEWELS of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he
gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things" (Genesis 24:53). Rebekah was
initially given JEWELS; this is the first occurrence of the Hebrew word “ Keliy ” pronounced
(kel-ee'). “ Keliy ” actually means “something prepared.” Therefore, Rebekah received
something that had been prepared for “the bride-to-be” by Abraham (the Father). God the
Father Himself prepared the gifts of the Holy Spirit!
We can appreciate just what was prepared for Rebecca through observing how that same
word “ Keliy ” is translated in other passages of the Old Testament. “ Keliy ” in Strong's
Hebrew dictionary is related to number 3627 and is used 325 times in the Old Testament.
The first important thing that we learn is that the word translated “jewels” as used in Genesis
24:53, does not merely mean valuable ornaments that one may place on their fingers, ears,
nose, and wrists! Eleazer provided Rebekah with “ Keliy ” (items prepared) for her journey!
This was done as a type (prototype or model) to help the Church discover what God the
Father has prepared and will distribute on request through the Holy Spirit to the Bride of
Christ during her journey! Let’s contrast the ten different Old Testament translations of the
word “ Keliy :
(1) Keliy is translated into the word “Jewels” twenty-one times in seventeen verses;
(2) Keliy is translated into the word “Armour” thirteen times in twelve verses;
(3) Keliy is translated into the word “Bag” twice in two verses about David’s Shepherd’s Bag;
(4) Keliy is translated into the word “Carriage” twice in one verses concerning David’s Luggage;
(5) Keliy is translated into the word “Furniture” seven times in six separate verses;
(6) Keliy is translated into the word “Stuff” meaning “household items” fourteen times in eleven
verses;
(7) Keliy is translated into the word “Artillery” once regarding arrows & David’s friend Jonathan;
(8) Keliy is translated into the word “Vessels” 166 times in 139 verses regarding Temple and
Tabernacle worship items;
(9) Keliy is translated into the word “Wares” meaning “cargo” once in the book of Jonah;
(10) Keliy is translated into the word “Weapons” of warfare twenty one times in twenty-one verses.
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It is interesting that as Eliezer had Ten Camels, there are Ten different usages of the word
Keliy in the O.T. Further, as Eliezer rode one of the camels leaving nine, two of the
words, “armour” and “weapons” are essentially the same thing, leaving nine distinct words.
Similarly, there are ten functions of the Holy Spirit listed in the Bible. They are:
(1) He Comforts us, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost” (John 14:26);
(2) He Indwells us, “if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you” (Rom 8:9);
(3) He Teaches us, “he shall teach you all things” (John 14:26);
(4) He Reminds us, “bring all things to your remembrance” (John 14:26);
(5) He Testifies to us, “even the Spirit of truth . . . he shall testify of me” (John 15:26);
(6) He Convinces us, “Which of you convinceth me of sin?” (John 8:46);
(7) He Convicts us, “being convicted by their own conscience” (John 8:9);
(8) He Guides us, “he will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13);
(9) He Reveals to us, “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit” (1 Cor 2:10);
(10) and, He Worships with us, “which worship God in the spirit” (Phil 3:3).
However, the last function identified above is “ worships. ” Since the Holy Spirit is God,
worshipping is not something that He actually performs Himself! He just teaches us how to
worship and then gives us the channel through which to accomplish the reverece. This leaves
nine actual separate functions of the Holy Spirit!
We can observe the New Testament functions, fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Old
Testament “ Keliy ” or gifts specifically identified in the table that follows; however, there is
not necessarliy a one to one matching correspondence in these areas:
The Holy Spirit Table of Fruit, Gifts and Functions:
NT Fruit
NT Gifts
OT Usage
( keliy )
Functions of (HS)
(10) Weapons
Eliezer’s Camel
(10) He Worships with us –
Yet, God does not worship
Himself
(1) Love
(1) Word of wisdom
(1) Jewels
(1) Comforts Us
(2) Joy
(2) Word of knowledge
(2) Armour
(2) Indwells Us
(3) Peace
(3) Faith
(3) Bag
(3) Teaches Us
(4) Longsuffering
(4) Gifts of healing
(4) Carriage
(4) Reminds Us
(5) Gentleness
(5) Working of miracles
(5) Furniture
(5) Testifies to Us
(6) Goodness
(6) Prophecy
(6) Stuff
(6) Convinces Us
(7) Faith
(7) Discerning of spirits
(7) Artillery
(7) Convicts Us
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(8) Meekness
(8) Divers kinds of tongues
(8) Vessels
(8) Guides Us
(9) Temperance
(9) Interpretation of tongues
(9) Wares
(9) Reveals to Us
Keep in mind that there are ten different items that were prepared by the Father for “the bride
to be.” Just like there were ten camels in total! Ten camels prepared with “ Keliy ” which is
to say, “stuff.” We find this usage of “ Keliy ” first translated into “stuff” in Gen 31:37.
Jacob’s personal family items are identified as “stuff.” God the Father prepared ten camels
filled with “stuff” and delivered these goods by the Holy Spirit to the espoused bride of His
Son.
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There is a pattern of nine and ten together trying to tell us something! Let’s observe just a
few more of these 9-10 connections.
Notice the dove, it has many interesting
features. First, the dove has nine major
structural feathers on each wing. Secondly,
the dove has ten major tail feathers grouped in
two sets of five! The number of Grace is five.
There is also a five-fold aspect of the church
leadership, “And he gave some, apostles ; and
some, prophets ; and some, evangelists ; and
some, pastors and teachers ” (Eph 4:11).
As Christians who have been given the gifts of
the Holy Spirit, our responsibility, like
Rebekah, is first to cheerfully lend our hands
to the task of watering the camels! Secondly, we are to get on board for the journey and take
advantage of the gifts prepared for us. Does this mean that we are to physically go out and
find ten homely creatures laden with goods water them and climb up on their backs?
Absolutely not, we are merely to share in the labor of preparing and delivering those same
gifts which the Lord has prepared for us to other Christians who are in need, “For
whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to
Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward” (Mark 9:41). Whoever is
involved in this process of the bride will be poured out upon!
The Holy Spirit is to be “ Poured Out! ” We see this in, Isaiah 32:15, “Until the spirit be
poured upon us from on high , and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be
counted for a forest.”
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The spirit is poured out
upon us from on high!
Note that the Strong’s
number is 6168! That
word “ arah ” means to
pour out!
Guess where this word is
first used in the Old
Testament?
The usages of “arah” in the Old Testament is as follows:
First usage of “poured out” in the Bible associated with Rebecca!
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Note who is doing the work, Gen 24:20 “And she (Rebekah) hasted, and emptied her pitcher
into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.” The
Law of First Mention is significant here; the Holy Spirit is first poured out on the one woman
of whom Rebecca is a prophetic type; namely, the Church of Jesus!
Notice further with whom this feat of “pouring out” is associated with, “Therefore will I
divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he
hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he
bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors” (Isa 53:12). Jesus literally
poured out Himself, “I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint” (Ps
22:14).
Rashi the Hebrew commentator of the Stone Chumash wrote, ‘It means "pouring out" ; It
occurs in this sense many times in the Mishna; eg, (Ab Zar:72a), "He who pours from one
vessel into another", and we find it again in a similar sense in Biblical Hebrew;
(Psalms:161:8) "O pour not out [ta'ar] my soul", and (Isa:53:12) "Because he poured forth his
soul unto death"’
Some of the Biblical Symbols associated with “ Keliy ” the gifts of Eliezer:
Jewels of Silver and Jewels of Gold:
1 Peter 1:7 “That the trial of your faith , being much more precious than of gold
that perisheth , though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour
and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ”
Acts 3:6 “Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I
thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk”
1 Cor 3:12-15 “Now if any man build upon this foundation gold , silver , precious
stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day
shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's
work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he
shall receive a reward. 15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but
he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire”
Armour :
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the
wiles of the devil.
Rom 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the
works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Eph 6:13-18 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able
to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having
your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And
your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the
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shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of
God”
Artillery : or Long Distance Prayer
1 Sam 20:38-40 “Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows , and came to his master . . .
And Jonathan gave his artillery (long distance arrows) unto his lad, and said unto
him, Go, carry them to the city.
Bag:
John 12:6 “This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and
had the bag , and bare what was put therein.”
Luke 9:3 “And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor
scrip , neither bread, neither money ; neither have two coats apiece.”
1 Sam 17:40 “And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out
of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip ; and his
sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.”
Luke 10:4 “Carry neither purse , nor scrip , nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.”
Vessels:
Matt 25:4 “But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps”
2 Cor 4:7-10 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels , that the excellency of the power
may be of God, and not of us.8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are
perplexed, but not in despair;9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;10
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might
be made manifest in our body.
Wares: - meaning “cargo” or burden
Matt 11:30 “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”
Acts 27:10 “Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not
only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives”
Weapons: - meaning always in the NT, Sword!
Eph 6:17 “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the
word of God”
Carriage: - Stately or Kingly items
Ezek 23:41 “And satest upon a stately bed, and a table prepared before it, whereupon
thou hast set mine incense and mine oil”
Ps 45:13 “The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
Furniture: - couch meaning something that one is carried upon or a table :
Luke 5:19 “. . . and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst
before Jesus
Luke 5:24 “Arise, and take up thy couch , and go into thine house”
Heb 9:2 “For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and
the table , and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary”
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Ex 31:8 “And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his
furniture, and the altar of incense”
Stuff: – meaning household goods both in the old and new testaments
Gen 31:37 “Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy
household stuff?”
Luke 17:31 “In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the
house, let him not come down to take it away”
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