Take God at His Word. It’s never too late to execute your goals, dreams, and aspirations. Genesis 24:1 declares that Abraham was old well advanced in age; and The Lord blessed Abraham in all things. Friends, obedience to The Lord and loyalty to his plan will take you to people, places, and things far beyond your mind’s capacity. Please observe the posture of Abraham’s oldest servant. He believed in God and was focused on the plan that God had spoken through Abraham. Genesis 24:2-4 says, So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all he had, “Please, put your hand under my thigh, and I will make you swear by The Lord, the God of Heaven, and the God of Earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell; but you shall go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac. As a reminder, Isaac is a representation of a promise fulfilled through Abraham and Sarah in their old age. (Genesis 21) and he is also confirmation of Abraham’s faith in God. (Genesis 22).
As the servant moved forward with the execution of the plan, he prayed Genesis 24:12-15 “O Lord God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham. He asked for a sign that the young woman who would bring him and the camels water, that she would be the bride God appointed for his servant Isaac. If so, this would be confirmation that you have shown kindness to Abraham. And beloved it happened before he had finished speaking. Rebekah is introduced in the text as the daughter born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother. The Bible says in verse 21, that the man was wondering at her remained silent so as to know whether the journey was prosperous or not. As you can clearly see, simple specific prayers to God breeds manifestation. Be careful that you are ready to receive the heavenly withdrawal because it can and will leave you in wonder as it happened for the servant.
Rebekah confirmed her identity and being the lady of grace that she is, served and the offered hospitality to the servant. The servant worshipped The Lord and lodged with Rebekah and her family overnight. He recounted the events to Rebekah’s family and the conversation he had with Abraham about fulfilling the oath. He told Abraham, that he didn’t believe that the lady would follow him back. Abraham assured his servant that The Lord with whom he walks will send his angel with his servant and prosper his way. The servant needed to know that he could carry forth the assignment by running it through Rebekah’s brother Laban and her father Bethuel. The men both knew that The Lord had clearly spoken so they knew that there was nothing good or bad that they could say. The assignment had to be completed. Beloved, don’t be afraid to profess to the mountaintop of what you believe and know God has placed in your heart to carry forth. Nothing or no one can stop the Master’s plan! You may have family, friends, or foes that would attempt to hinder or assassinate your destiny but you have to press forward in boldness. Rebekah’s family loved her but she had to press forward because there was a blessing waiting for her on the other side of her norm. As we can clearly see in the text, her family attempted to assault her destiny and the servant requested not to hinder him because he knew The Lord had made his way prosperous and ultimately answered his prayer.
Beloved, persistence pays off! On the other side of he unknown awaits your blessing. Rebekah left what was her norm and what was comfortable. She simply said “I will go.” Genesis 24:58. She took the journey with Abraham’s servant back and upon arrival she met Isaac as he was in meditation. Rebekah asked the servant, who is the man walking in the field to meet us? The servant said it’s my master. She took a veil and covered herself. The text closes with the servant telling Isaac all he had done. Genesis 24:67 “Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death. What a beautiful picture of Christ love for his people!
Decide today to simply declare “I will go”. After all, those three words are a simple response to the call that you answer to the God ordained assignment on your life. It’s only then you will experience heaven on earth and reap eternal rewards! Get going there are people waiting for you!
The Risen Warrior
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