July 7, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 24:58-67 |

 The Camels are Coming                   July 7, 2019

Genesis 24 is an allegory – it has types and shadows. In Genesis 24 Abraham sends his servant (a type of the Holy Ghost) to find a wife for his son from among his people (not from the world), just like God is searching for a wife from the rib portion of the body of Christ.  He sent him to the well (the word of God). After hearing the proposal twice, let’s see Rebekah’s response.

Genesis 24:58-67  And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go. 59  And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.  60  And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou artour sister, be thou the motherof thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.  61  And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.  62  And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.  63  And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels werecoming.  64  And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.  65  For she hadsaid unto the servant, What man isthis that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant hadsaid, It ismy master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.  66  And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.  67  And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her:

The most romantic portion is when Isaac embraces his wife Rebekah. This is an allegory of what Christ wants for us. It had to be a camel. Only a camel can bring the treasure of the goodly pearl. This camel represents our flesh, our body, our personality. Only my camel can make my journey to be a readied wife. God loves us so that He made a camel with so many unique qualities intricately made for one purpose – to win Christ, to finish with a full joy. Camel means “beautiful”, but camels are not beautiful and you are not beautiful. But to the Bridegroom, you are the fairest, you are the choice one. This mammal is specifically made; the fur, the fat, the blood cells all work together to enable it live at extreme temperatures. That camel is the only one who could make this journey through the wilderness and desert to finish. They are made for only one rider. Camels can go six months without food or water. When they finally get to water, they can drink 53 gallons in three minutes. God will fill you full and running over. God wants you to have His best. The camel’s feet do not get weary. God gave us hinds feet to get to high places, and continue to walk on and not tire out. Do you have your feet shod with the gospel of Christ? A camel’s life expectancy is 40 years. 40 = perfect testing. Even though we are unruly, we are vessels of mercy that He will bestow glory.

Colossians 1:27  . . .Christ in you, the hope of glory:

2 Timothy 2:10  . . .salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

The queen of Sheba brought to Solomon precious things, and they were only carried on a camel. You are the greatest treasure to God. Can you rejoice today that you are perfectly weak? Awkward and don’t fit in, but built for a desert. Irritable and smelly, but my camel is hitched to the Holy Ghost – the gospel. It is a holy matrimony desert journey and we’re perfectly made for it. Camels have rugged lips to eat bitter stuff, and they have three eyelids to see through the storms, but the fat is where it’s at – it’s needed to feed on in lean times. The camels are coming. Is that you? Could it be today? It’s the last hill and our eyes will meet!


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