Notes to download: Bride for Isaac - Rebecca Type of Church
In the story, Abraham makes his eldest servant, Eliezer, promise that he would go to the homeland of Abraham and find a wife for his son, Isaac. Abraham desired that this bride for Isaac would be from among his kindred and not from the daughters of the Canaanites where he was living at the time. (Genesis 24:2-4).
- Abraham is a spiritual picture of God the Father
- Eliezer is a spiritual picture of the Holy Spirit
- Rebecca is a spiritual picture of the Bride of Christ
- Isaac is a spiritual picture of Jesus the Bridegroom
In this spiritual picture, we can see that God the Father desires to find a Bride for Jesus the Messiah. In order to do this, God sent His Holy Spirit to prepare a people to meet and marry Jesus, the Bridegroom.
Both Isaac and Yeshua:
- Were promised before their coming.
- Finally appeared at the appointed time.
- Were conceived and born miraculously.
- Given a special name before birth.
- Both offered up in sacrifice by their father.
- Brought back from the dead.
- Head of a great company to bless all people.
- Prepared a place for their bride
- Had a ministry of prayer when the bride comes.
God began to reveal the truth of the Gentile Bride to the patriarchs of Israel. A father desires a bride for his son. A son was just accounted as “dead” and “raised from the dead.” Hebrews 11 v 19 Abraham believed that God could bring Isaac back from the dead.
TASK GIVEN THE OLDEST SERVANT” (Genesis 24:2)
A nameless servant is sent forth to get a bride for the son
The servant’s name is actually Eliezer, meaning “God of help” or “helper.” He has no name in this chapter because the Holy Spirit says – John 16 v 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
Rebecca is entrusted to the care of the servant until she meets her bridegroom. The name Eliezer is a compound of two elements. The first part is the word (EL), the common abbreviation of Elohim, meaning God. The second part comes from the verb (AZAR) meaning help, support. The same word is used in Eve to Adam, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone, I will make him a helper suitable for him’ (Genesis 2:18). This obedient Servant types the H.S.