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Summary: The true bride will always go beyond the minimal requirements. Rebekah gave the servant water but also volunteered to water the 10 camels as well. She was the chosen bride, not for doing the minimum, but for going beyond the expected.

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Genesis 24 King James Version (KJV)

1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.

2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

3 And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

today I want to preach on the spirit of the bride.

Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac.

He did not want Isaac to have a bride from the canaanites, but from his own people, his own kindred…

His servant informed Abraham, that it would be easier if he could take to son with him…

Abraham said NO!

God will send an angel before you to pick the bride. Just do not take my son down there again…

Abraham said, my son has been there once…

It would be easy, to find a bride for a handsome man that is standing with you…

I need you to find a bride that will love him who has never met him…

There will be no miracles, signs or wonders…

There will be no fireworks or large arrows in the sky pointing at the woman…

The only thing going for you is that an angel will go before you…

Ive come to preach to you that, thats all we need…

If the spirit of God takes you out on a limb, that is the most secure limb you will ever be on…

You may not know how, you may not know when, but if you know who…

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So off goes the servant, with only a vague destination, in search for a woman who would be willing to follow a stranger into a strong land to marry a strange man she has never met or seen…

So the servant took ten camels and some valuables of this masters and departed for Nahor.

When he arrived, he made his camels kneel by a well of water at the time that the women would come to draw water.

Nothing spiritual about that decision…

Your there to find a woman, go where you are sure to cross paths with a woman…

Then he prayed, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

As he is praying, Rebekah comes up… She is one pretty woman, the servant saw her and was moved by her beauty.

Bible doesn't spell it out, but I know because of the reaction of the servant…

He ran to meet her…

There were many women there at that time of day, he ran past many to reach the fairest of them all…


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