Rebekah and the Church

29 10 2012

Last post I compared the similarities about Isaac and Christ in light of Genesis 22. There is also a comparison to note between his wife (Rebekah) and the Church, highlighted in Genesis 24.The Bride of Isaac is Rebekah, the Bride of Christ is the Church. Chapter 24 is the longest chapter in Genesis and it describes the process of finding a bride for the son. Keep in mind some typology…
1. Abraham= God the Father
2. Isaac= God the Son
3. The Servant= God the Holy Spirit
4. Rebekah= The Bride of Christ, the Church
5. The far country= The world
This is a beautiful picture of God the Father sending the Holy Spirit into the world to choose a bride (believers) for His Son.
Genesis 24:4
But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

Let me share 9 comparisons be tween Rebekah and the Church…

1. She was elected as the bride
She was the chosen one, shown by the drawing of water to the servant and his camels.
2. She chose the groom
She was elected as the bride of Isaac but ultimately had to choose to have a close personal relationship with the groom (v. 58).
3. She was wooed by the servant
4. She was given gifts by the servant
These gifts convinced her that she was the chosen one and they prepared her for when she met the son.
5. She had to separate herself from the old life
6. She had to journey before seeing the son
The journey was a tough one, 500 miles! We also must journey this earth before seeing the Son.
7. She trusted a son that she had never seen
8. She was presented as a chaste virgin to the son
2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

9. She remained faithful to the son

Genesis 24 is the longest chapter in the Book. Perhaps God was opening a window so that we could get a refreshing Old Testament illustration of the Church-Age in which we live.




One response

5 11 2013
thoko kachigwali

am very much convinced of what i have read about the church and rebeccah

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