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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Abraham's Servant Knew The Will Of God Genesis 24:50-67

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Rebekah's Brother and Father listened to Abraham's servant and realized that it was the will of the Father for Rebekah to be with Isaac. The servant gave gifts to Rebekah consisting of clothes and jewelry which is fitting because she was to be the mother of a multitude of nations that will come from Abraham through Isaac V60. 

Rebekahs family wanted Rebekah to live with them for a few more days before she leaves to go be with Isaac, but the servant wanted to be on his way because he fulfilled his obligation to Abraham. They asked Rebekah if she wanted to go right then and she replied that she would go. Her family blessed her because she was to be the mother of a multitude of Abrahamic nations. When Rebekah arrived Isaac was out meditating in the field at the well of vision (Gen 25:11). Isaac lifted up his eyes and saw camels coming. He met Rebekah, brought her into his mothers tent and made her his wife (I want everyone to notice that he did not go off and get married in a Church, or get licensed by a government entity that defines what a marriage is and what it isn't).

This entire story of Isaac and Rebekah demonstrates how the will of the father can and does play out in the lives of those who are his faithful servants. How to know the will of God in your life is a question that many ask, or how can we have a close walk to the father and for us to know his will?

There are several things to keep in mind when seeking the will of the Father, just to mention a few.

Prayer is the first and most important thing to do when seeking the will of the Father. Pray about everything like it says in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.” Keeping the Father first in all you do gives him reign over your life.

Are circumstances lining up in an unprecedented fashion for you to act on behalf of the Father in the way you think, in such a way you can compare it to this event in Genesis 24?

Check to see what the Bible says about what you think the Father's is telling you what his will is. If the bible lines up with what you believe the Father is telling you then there is a good chance that it may be from the Father.

Does it go against the very fabric of Christianity? Do you feel right about it? Is your conscience going off the chart? Do you feel it's against your morals even though it may be biblically correct? Etc...

Seek godly council. The bible tells us to not seek the council of the ungodly in Psalms 1:1.

Sometimes you just know what the will of the Father is because you receive a word of knowledge that cannot be explained. Although I cannot really explain it, anyone that has ever received divine knowledge will know what I am talking about. This knowledge only comes when we turn our lives over to God, walk as close as we can to him, allow him to walk close to us and to work through us.

Anytime we take a step towards the Father the Father takes two steps towards us. There's not a magic formula, a special prayer, a cracker to eat, have water sprinkled on you, or for that matter any ritual at all to turn your life over to the Father. The formula is simple and can be found in 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven....” 

Our lives are not something where we invite an all knowing God the creater of the universe to be a part of our miserable existence by meeting us on our terms that we set for him somewhere in between bowling, beer, and fishing. But rather comes from allowing ourselves to be used by God as he sees fit.

I pray all of Israel will take that first step of faith toward the Father!

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