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by John W. White
Genesis 24:53 "And the
servant 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."
The Old Testament was written
to help us learn New Testament truth.
Romans 15:4 "For whatsoever things
were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience
and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."
1 Corinthians 10:6 "Now
these things were our examples [tu>pov, TYPE, G5179*], to the intent
we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted."
1 Corinthians 10:11
"Now all these
things happened unto them for ensamples [tu>pov, TYPE, G5179*]: and they are
written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the
world [ages] are come."
The Church has been given a
heavenly calling; Hebrews 3:1
"Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of
the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our
profession, Christ Jesus;" The Church has spiritual blessings in the
be the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with
all spiritual blessings in heavenly
places in Christ:" The Church in Christ is seated together with Him in the
heavenlies; Ephesians 2:6 "And hath
raised us up together, and made
sit together in heavenly
places in Christ Jesus:"
"For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the
rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high [eJpoura>niov
places." The Church needs
all of the armour of God and the Sword of the Spirit to be able to stand and
2 Timothy 2:3-4 "Thou therefore endure
hardness, as a good
soldier of Jesus Christ.
4. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of
this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a
soldier." We need to be confident
that all of our needs will be supplied.
1 Corinthians 9:7 "Who goeth
a warfare any time at his own charges?..." As a good soldier of Jesus Christ
we need to know our enemy, armor and our weapons well. Our weapons are not
carnal or earthly but heavenly weapons. Our lack of knowledge can cause us to
bound in captivity. 2 Corinthians
10:4-5 "(For the
weapons of our warfare are
carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of
holds;) 5. Casting down
every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of
God, and bringing into captivity
every thought to the obedience of Christ;" Our enemies would beguile us with
his subtleties that would corrupt our minds. God has given us every thing that
we need to stand against the enemy in this pilgrimage.
on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles
of the devil." Ephesians 6:13
"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." The enemies of the
Church are real and formidable, but "The exceeding greatness of His power"
toward those that will continue to believe will insure victory over those
1:19 and 21 "And what is
the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who
believe [present tense, active
voice], according to the working of his mighty power," 21 "Far
above all principality, and power,
and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world
[age], but also in that which is to come:" The church is well equipped and has
the power to win the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
We have a beautiful type in
the story of Rebekah and Isaac. Isaac is a type of Jesus Christ and Rebekah is
a type of the church, the bride of Christ. Abraham's servant, Eleazer, is a
type of the Holy Spirit. After Rebekah accepts the offer to be the bride of
Isaac, she had to make journey to Isaac's home. The church today is
making a pilgrimage to the home of Jesus Christ. The church is looking "...for
a city...Whose builder and maker is God."
Hebrews 11:10. As Rebekah met Isaac in the field away from his tent, the Lord Jesus
Christ will meet the church in the air and then carry the church to the
Heavenly Jerusalem. The church has been supplied with all that she will ever
need to make that pilgrimage. 2 Peter
1:3 "According as his divine power
hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through
the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:"
Genesis 24:53 "And the servant 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." This
is the first occurrence of the Hebrew word
keliy [H3627*] translated
here as "Jewels". The Holy Spirit choose the word
keliy to help the Church understand, by type and application, what her
Heavenly Father has provided for her, to successfully complete the journey
from her earthly home to her heavenly inheritance.
Keliy means something
prepared. Rebekah received
something that was prepared for her. What was prepared for her is found in the
way that the word is translated in other passages of the Old Testament. The
keliy can be found in Strong's
Hebrew dictionary under the number 3627. You will find that these jewels are
not some valuable items that you would place on your fingers, ears, or wrists.
In type, Eleazer provided Rebekah, the bride of Isaac, with jewels for her
journey to help us learn what the Holy Spirit has provided the Church, the
Bride of Christ, for her journey.
It is translated JEWELS
a total of 21 times in 17
It is translated ARMOUR
1 Samuel 14:1 and then
11 times in 11 verses.
It is translated ARTILLERY in
2 Samuel 20:40.
It is translated BAG twice. Once in 1
Samuel 17:40 and the other in 17:49
when David took a stone from his shepherd's BAG to kill a giant.
It is translated CARRIAGE
twice in 1 Samuel 17:22 when
David set aside his "suit case".
It is translated FURNITURE six times in seven verses. It
is used in reference to Tabernacle furniture.
It is translated STUFF 14 times in 11 verses as house- hold
It is translated VESSEL(s) 166 times in 139 verses and
is used with respect to the worship and service unto the Lord in the
tabernacle and temple.
It is translated WARES
in Jonah 1:5 as ship's cargo.
It is translated WEAPON(s)
21 times in 21 verses. These are weapons of warfare. 2 Sam 1:27.
Rebekah was given raiment that
she used to cover herself when she saw Isaac walking in the field to meet
them. Genesis 24:65 "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 veil, and covered herself." The Bride of Christ also has
raiment to cover her self as well.
Revelations 19:8 "And to her
was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the
fine linen is the righteousness [righteous acts] of saints."
NOTE: It is very interesting that Rebekah's brother and mother, both in the
family, were not given jewels of silver and gold, nor raiment, but they were
given precious things. It could be that Rebekah's brother and mother are a
type of Abraham's earthly seed. Rebekah and Isaac are a type of
Abraham's heavenly seed. In
Genesis 22:17 "That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I
will multiply thy seed as the
stars of the heaven, and as the
is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of
his enemies;" Nehemiah 9:23
"Their children also multipliedst thou as the stars of heaven, and
broughtest them into the land, concerning which thou hadst promised to their
fathers, that they should go in to possess
it." Both the earthly and heavenly seed will possess the gates of
God revealed to Moses, on the
back side of the desert at the burning bush, His plan to deliver the Nation of
Exodus 3:19, 20 "And
I am sure that the king of Egypt
WILL NOT LET YOU GO, no, not by a mighty hand. And
I will stretch out my hand, and
smite Egypt with ALL MY WONDERS which
I will do in the midst thereof: and AFTER THAT
he will let you go."
Exodus 3:22 "But every woman shall borrow [demand] of her neighbour, and
of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and
raiment:...And ye shall spoil the
Egyptians." God's plan to spoil the Egyptians was not revealed to the
people until Exodus 11:2
"Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow [demand]
of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, JEWELS of silver, and
JEWELS of gold." Exodus 12:35 "And the
children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed
[demand] of the Egyptians JEWELS of silver, and JEWELS of gold, and
Exodus 3:22 "But every woman shall
borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of
silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: AND YE SHALL PUT THEM UPON YOUR SONS,
AND UPON YOUR DAUGHTERS; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians." The sons and
daughters were those who were under twenty years of age, and were not counted
among those who fell in the wilderness.
Hebrews 3:12, 19 "Take heed,
brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of
a>pistia, = no faith], in departing
from the living God. So we see that they could not enter in because of
a>pistia, = no faith]."
In type, the sons and daughters were well equipped to meet any
challenge that might come their way in their journey to the land flowing with
milk and honey. Not only did they pass through the wilderness, they entered
the land of Canaan, and conquered the land by faith.
Galatians 3:23-25 "But before faith came, we
were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be
revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster
to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But
after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster." The first
and last act of faith, by the parents, was at the Red Sea.
Hebrews 11:29 "By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry
land: which the Egyptians assaying
to do were drowned." The next act of faith was done by the sons and daughters
at Jericho. Hebrews 11:30
"By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed
about seven days." Faith was shut up to the sons and daughters during the time
that the Law was given to Moses and while they waited for Mom and Dad to die.
The sons and daughters were in school in the wilderness. After the first five
books of the Bible were written by Moses and given to Joshua, the signs (cloud
, fire, manna, etc.) went away. Then the sons and daughters began to live by
faith and not by sight.
Ephesians 6:13 - 17 "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 [1 Thessalonians 5:8 "But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the
breastplate of faith and love..."]; And your feet shod with the preparation of
the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall
be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of
salvation [1 Thessalonians 5:8
"But let us, who are of the day, be
sober, putting on... for an helmet, the hope of salvation."], and the sword of
the Spirit, which is the word of God:"
1 John 5:4
"For whatsoever is born of God
overcometh the world: and THIS IS the VICTORY that overcometh the world,
even OUR FAITH."
1 Corinthians 15:57,58 "But thanks
be to God, which GIVETH us the
VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ. THEREFORE, my beloved brethren, be ye
stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as
ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."
2 Timothy 2:3, 4 "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of
Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of
this life; that he may
please him [BY FAITH] who hath
chosen him to be a soldier."
2 Timothy 4:7, 8
"I have FOUGHT a good fight, I have FINISHED
my course, I have kept the faith
[PLEASED HIM]: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me
only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."
2 John 1:8 "Look to
yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we
receive a full reward."
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