I feel strongly that the Lord would have me deviate from the
normal format of beginning these studies line by line and scripture by
scripture. So instead, we will begin
with a telling of the kernel of revelation that the Lord spoke to me - to write
this article, and corresponding bible passages He illuminated to me at the same
From the beginning, in about March of 2003, this is the manner in which the Lord has spoken to me time and again. Some apparently are seeking how they can know the voice of the Lord, and that it is truly God speaking to them and not something of themselves, or something that is from the enemy that will lead them off into darkness.
As I have testified time and again, the Lord generally speaks to me on subjects I am not thinking about, or seeking Him to understand. And it appears this is done so that I do not suppose that I have, with my own understanding, figured something out, or that by my perseverance in prayer, have dug out some truth from God. I prefer to think of this as the child Adam was with the Father in the garden and the Lord formed something out of the dust of the earth and breathed life into it – and the Child delighted in it. So the Lord takes the letter of the word and forms something new, breathes life into it and places it in my hands to see what I shall say.
The day before yesterday, I arose and found I was praying while I slept. I then got up and took a hot bath for an hour or so, and prayed while I soaked as is my habit. All of a sudden, in an instant of time, the Lord brought me back to a passage of Scripture.
Genesis 2:18-24 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help-meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help-meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Honestly, at first I thought that over the last two years the Lord had plumbed the depths of this particular scripture passage in what all He had previously revealed to me. The results of which have been several articles talking about Adam, Eve, Original Sin, and Christ being the Second and Last Adam.
The first thing I didn’t do was bemoan what God was speaking to me. – saying something like: “Oh no, not that stuff again.” I don’t know how many preachers I have heard bemoan God speaking to them about a subject over and over again. I personally doubt that God has dealt with them a half a dozen times on a given subject, but even so, I live off the life that is carried from every word that proceedeth from the Father. Even His rebukes, His reproof, and His corrections carry life. As I have stated, I would rather any day be repenting and chastised, or reproved by God than hear or sense nothing of God. To go back to being a Lutheran or a Catholic sitting in a service watching the priest perform, or to go back to being a good fundamentalist or Pentecostal listening to endless sermons that lead nowhere and promote only their ministries or denominations, would be eternal death.
I have heard preachers brag about their boredom with what God wants them to say or do. Over and over again, I have heard preachers brag about their arguing with God that they won’t do this or that. They then go through these lengthy self-aggrandizing messages of how God had to console or bribe them to bring them in line to say or do His bidding. Once again, pretending and teaching men that the God of the universe is at their beck and call and that somehow God is powerless without their hands and mouth -- all of this is positively shameless and a clear testimony that none of these men or women know the Lord.
In my walk, I know nothing of this. I live to hear God speak, I live to walk closer with Him, and I live to tell others that they too can know God in such a personal way.
So needless to say, when God started speaking on Genesis 2:18-24, I just sat back and listened. I was amazed as the Lord has opened an entirely new layer in that passage to me, of which I will once again state that I, in and of myself, have blindly never seen, despite all the previous revelation He has given to me.
Having had past revelation is no guarantee of future revelation. But in walking close to the Lord you will continue to receive light and revelation.
The Lord said: ”When I created Adam out of the dust of the earth and breathed my word into him. (One day some months ago I saw God breathe a living word into the altar of dirt that was Adam. I saw that God breathed the Hebrew word “life”(Hay) into Adam. God spoke as he breathed. ) I was his Father and he was My child. I was at his side day by day and hour by hour helping him, instructing him, assisting him, and aiding him. When I initiated the search for a “helper” for my son, Adam, I created and gave life to each of My creations one at a time, and my child gave forth joyful noises of delight – delighting Me and in the work of my hand. Think not that I erred. Think not that all that I created was not good – for I was in fact teaching my son. Teaching him that in all I created, whether it was the dust of the earth or the stars of the heavens, or anything that can be named – there is none like me. For I alone create, breathe, and make alive, and that I alone am thy help, thy helper, thy aid, thy support, thy ally. I alone was the suitable help that the child Adam sought. I was the one that Adam was to call for aid. I was the one that would run to the child’s aid, not the woman as men have supposed.
For in all the creatures I created, in the end, none were found to be a suitable help for my son Adam. And of a truth, in the woman, my son Adam did not find a helper, an aid, a support, an ally, a suitable help, one that he could call on for aid, or one that would run to his aid. – I alone am Adam’s helper, aid, support, his ally, his suitable help. I alone was the one to whom he could call for aid, and the one that would run to his aid.
All I could do was say: Oh! As the meaning of these words filtered down into my soul. At that same moment, scripture flashed into my consciousness passages from Moses, David, and Isaiah, concerning God placing His Spirit upon men, and then the words of Christ Himself concerning His sending of the comforter. For Christ seeking to impart the Spirit He had received of the Father to His disciples, was what the Father was seeking to do with the child Adam in the garden. As the Father was not desirous that the apostles be left “comfortless” after the death of His son, so the Father was desirous that Adam was not to be left “comfortless” with the coming death in the sin of Eve. I see that the child Adam was to have received the indwelling Spirit of God to be with him as a guide and comforter, but that did not come to pass. I also see that the Lord gave Adam the woman, his first bride after the flesh, but that He was going to give Adam a second bride after the spirit.
Deuteronomy 21:15 If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated: Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn:
We know that this is speaking of Israel and the Church, and these to are betrothed to Christ, the second Adam – Adam, the son of God had he not fallen to the demands of his flesh to save her by partaking also, would have received the indwelling of God’s Spirit and would have received a second bride like unto Christ.
We even see this repeated in scripture in Abraham; Hagar –giving birth to a lineage in the flesh and Sarah giving birth to a linage after the Spirit.
Israel being divided into two kingdoms is a figure of this also, the ten tribes, the men being the children of corruption in the church, and the few, the children of truth – but the children of truth also become corrupted by the spirit of deception released upon them and only the eklektos of God then remains – see the martyrdom of Isaiah. (This just pour out while I was writing)
This is exactly how, time and again God has spoken to me and revealed truth. I then begin to meditate on the words spoken – they become like glistening hot coals glowing hotter and brighter, and I then move on to studying scripture “to see if these things be so” – for me it feels like I am fellowshipping with the Word – and I have found that I can partake over and over again on the Word that proceedeth from the mouth of the Father. This generally takes place for hours over the course of days or weeks. All the while, the Lord enriches and expands upon what He had originally spoke, further enlightening and illuminating what he has so graciously spoken. I generally pray on and off during this process, and then I begin to search scripture and then the Gospels and Epistles. His Presence and His power when He speaks, is as great waves and billows over my soul. I just have to stop and praise and delight myself in Him. I am persuaded with each new revelation, that the Lord is, in actuality, drawing me ever closer to Him.
Anyway, I trust that this will be of some benefit to those who are reading these words, who are seeking to hear spiritual substance from the word that proceedeth from the mouth of the Father for themselves.
There are some that have come to this website because they truly want to believe that they can hear from God today. They truly believe that God has not changed and His power has not diminished, and that they earnestly desire to experience all that they “legally” can in Christ. However, they have been made afraid because their pastor, their teacher and, or, their denomination has stated time and again, that God no longer speaks to men, does miracles, signs and wonders, and that the gifts of the Spirit have all ceased, never to return. Also, the Holy Spirit can not lead and guide, much less teach anyone. The only thing we have to guide us and protect us is the written word of God in the Bible, and the interpretation of those words can only be deemed safe when it is done by “man ordained” preachers and teachers, who in the place of Christ, act as our Shepherd, who in the place of the Holy Spirit, act as our helper and counselor. As you read these words and Scripture, may you be strengthen to reach out and touch the Lord and begin to walk as Christ, the Apostles and the Prophets of old, God illuminating your hearts and His spirit leading and guiding you into all truth.
John 7:17 If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself
When God speaks and reveals, there comes a responsibility of obedience. We are not playing a game of “he who gathers the most truth, wins.” We are not called unto membership to the truth of the month club, where we gaze upon exotic fruits and eat small samples and walk away – the Lord grants truth and revelation to change us and to bring us in a deeper and right relationship with him.
Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning;
People have preached salvation as a point-in-time experience that we can name and date ,and walk away from and “all is good.” Salvation is faithfulness and consistency with the Lord as in a marriage or engagement. Salvation in scripture is called The Path of Life, The Way, The Highway of Holiness. Nowhere is salvation called a parking lot, where we stagnate or rot – those are operations of death. Nor is salvation described anywhere as a polka dot, or a mark, or designation for all time. Men have interpreted verses and ascribed meanings to some passages that are wholly unscriptural. In this passage, we see that our knowing the Lord does not come all at once. Our knowledge of the Lord only comes as we follow on -- follow on to earnestly know the Lord. So, by the same token, if we do not earnestly follow on to know the Lord – we will never come to the knowledge of the truth.
John 10:4 And when He (The Good Shepherd) putteth forth His own sheep, He goeth before them, and the sheep follow Him: for they know His voice.
And herein lies the problem of the church of this hour – the sheep know only the voice of their earthly and corrupt shepherds. – shepherds, who by and large received their knowledge “of God,” if we can call it that, from other men, from books of dead men, commentaries of dead men. And likewise, they have not made Christ their Shepherd. By that I mean they do not follow Him alone, they have no faith and trust to do so, believing that their only safety is in the doctrines and traditions of men as did their fathers, the Pharisees. These shepherds are in nowise His disciples alone. Instead, they submit themselves to men and seek the coverings of other churches and denominations, leaving no room in this “food chain” for anyone to be submitted to anyone except for men.
John 10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers
And because they know NOT the Lord,
He is indeed a stranger unto them. When
the Father speaks, or if the Holy Spirit speaks unto them, shepherds and sheep
alike, they are filled with fear and confusion. This is commonly what happens to those who are discipled to earthly shepherds and ministries.
If they hear the voice of the Lord,
they flee from it in fear. Not to
mention that the light of God reveals sin and corruption, so that more than one
thing can be happening at the same time. In the Garden, after they ate the fruit and it was revealed they
were naked, the condemnation of the devil took over, and they hid themselves
from God. Many people when convicted of
sin fall away and hide from God and hide from other believers, fearing that
they will see their nakedness. This is
not the workings of God. Today, if you
hear His voice, harden not your hearts. – When you hear, you should instead
confess your sin, your blindness and nakedness before the Lord and prostrate
yourself before God until you find forgiveness and cleansing, and then follow
on for more and greater sessions of light illumination and repentance and
cleansing. As you follow on to know the
Lord in this fashion – you will be changed into His likeness and image from
glory to glory – so that when He appears, or we perish in our earthly houses,
we need not be ashamed, for we will no longer be filled with sin and corruption
that would cause us to hide ourselves and cower in His presence.
We see this submission to one’s shepherd problem working in the child Samuel.
1 Samuel 3:4-11 And Samuel was laid down to sleep and the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. And the Child Samuel ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And Eli said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down. And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli answered, I called not, my son; lie down again. Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him. And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child. therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth. And the LORD said to Samuel.
Many times the Lord has called unto us and we have not known it. The underlying issue is that regardless of what we have been taught to confess or profess, we really and truly do no know Him, and His word. – For many like the child Samuel, the word that proceedeth from the mouth of the Father has not yet been revealed unto us. And sadly in the church of this hour, we do not even have a backslidden Eli to call upon to tell us that it is God speaking to us.
And if you read from verse 11 on, what is the message that God told the child Samuel? Did the Lord speak a message of comfort and praise to the “good times” church of Samuel’s day? No, God did not. The word of the Lord was the destruction of that Church and its corrupt priesthood -- Eli and his sons. If one is were to hear the voice of the Father today – the words they would hear would cut them to the quick. Many would be fearful to speak such words in their church or fellowship because if they would do so, they would not be well received. Instead, they would be rebuked and corrected and told to only speak happy, encouraging words that tickle our ears. And, if one would persist in this “Negative” “Unedifying” talk, they will be dis-fellowshipped and the words they speak as Christ Himself said, “They shall be evil spoken of just as the fathers of Pharisees did to the Prophets.”
I will add a tidbit to this as well - I have had on several occasions had preachers tell me that they could not preach what they heard and saw of the Lord for fear that they would make members leave. In bible school we heard about people preaching too hard and emptying their congregations. It was advised to give little or no correction. It was advised, if as a last resort, you bring correction – compliment and praise your hearer so that they leave feeling good about themselves. Likewise the same people taught about prophecy that is ONLY for edification, exhortation, and comfort – never for rebuke or correction.
The bathroom in my house is old and in generally bad condition. I want to edify -- Greek, to build up that bathroom – what do I have to do cleanse, strip, and then put in new materials? The result is the bathroom would be edified. Edification is taught as if God wants to build our egos and self-esteem – no, He does not, He wants you to be converted and changed. God does not want to make you comfortable in your filth and corruption. The word exhort is a form of correction. To exhort is to call for change, a call to repentance or change. One does not exhort one to remain the same - that in scripture is one falling asleep or slumbering. One is exhorted to vigilance, to contend for the faith that was once delivered unto the saints. Exhortation occurs over lacks, short sightedness, and letting things slip in your lives – we are to “exhort one another daily, while it is called today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” Look closely and see that the exhortation is for the cleansing from and removal of sin – without such exhortation, the body becomes corrupted and hardened in their sin. We come then to comfort – the comfort they are speaking of is healing, to speak healing, to bind up the broken hearted, this is not to give one comfort in their sin, this is not to aid and abet corruption, this is a not winking at transgression or to make one feel good about themselves. It is to speak a word of life that will promote healing and that can be pouring iodine onto an open wound that is causing death in your hearer. It could be taking a red hot poker and cauterizing a wound so that they will not bleed to death while seeking treatment. It is not the smoked-over feel-good doctrines that arose in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Let us now move one to our main text.
the LORD God said, It is not good (Greek Kalon good, profitable, of full measure, virtuous, effectual.)
that the man should
be alone (Greek: Monos alone, one, unfruitful, or barren);
I will make him an
help meet for him.
Now a question I have heard posed over the last two decades, is that earlier in Genesis when God created everything, it was all “good,” including Adam, but here, God says, all of a sudden, that Adam, the way God created him, was not longer good -- And from there they have typically launched into a bunch of sermon’s on marriage related issues and how Adam was incomplete and how men are incomplete until they get married. What the Lord has shown me in this verse is that Adam was immature, unproven, and untested and that like Christ, the Child needed to be tested and this test revolved around whether Adam would rely on the Father to remain as Adam’s helper, or if Adam would allow someone, or something, to come and take the Father’s place. So animal after animal was tried and Adam was not swayed until the woman was created.
Genesis 2:18-24 -- I will make him an help-meet (Heb Ezer, Greek Boethos) for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help-meet (Heb Ezer, Greek Boethos) for him.
The word help meet in
the Hebrew is: Ezer which means: To help, to
be a helper, to aid, to support, to be an ally.
In the Greek Septuagint, the word for help meet is: Boethos which means: A suitable help. One whom can be called upon for aid, one that would run to someone’s aid,
Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet (Heb Ezer, Greek Boethos) for him.
Previously in Scripture, God tells us that all that He created was good (Sept Kalon means: good, fertile, rich, upright, and virtuous.). The child Adam was unfruitful and we will come back to that in a few moments. The child Adam was untested to prove him upright. Compare this with Christ who was tested on all points. The child Adam was not yet confirmed to be virtuous, so the Lord gave him animals to test and prove him to see if he did indeed love the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Genesis 2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet (Heb Ezer, Greek Boethos) for him.
Note here that God was not confused to believe that any of these animals could be a help meet to the child Adam – the Lord was instructing Adam as He also instructs us. In His instructing, the Father was also testing and proving the child Adam and from this first series of instruction, proving, and testing, Adam came to know that not one of God’s creations was like unto the Lord, not even the serpent, not one of these creations deemed His praise of glory, that only His Father was worthy of the child’s praise and glory. And, not one of these creations could be his Ezer or Bethos. By the Spirit, I see that this was part of Adam’s dominion training. I see also that this is where he proved himself, not subject to the serpent.
Genesis 2:21-24 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep (Greek Ekstasis – the Spirit of Prophecy) to fall upon Adam, and he slept: (became motionsless, or incapacitated) and he (The Lord) took one of his ribs, (Heb out from his side)
In the Hebrew, its says, from Adam’s side the woman came forth (growing out of Adam like a Siamese twin). God then took the woman, closing Adam’s side, and further formed her. When God was finished, He brought her unto the Adam.
Adam, still in the spirit of ekstasis, now begins to prophesy, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman” (Hebrew Altar of fire). I now see the fire as Adam’s heart’s desire.
This forming of the Woman is spoken of as God the Father forming us as the bride of Christ when we come forth from our natural bodies.
Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: (why, because like Adam’s bride, eve, we are being formed) but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Psalm 17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
Paul talks of us seeing Him face to face.
1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: (For we shall be formed) but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Hebrews 1:11-12 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up (form them in your hands) and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
Eve was the bride of Adam, and we are the bride of Christ – We shall come forth from our earthly bodies and be formed into glorious bodies for Christ.
Paul tells us Adam was the glory of God, and Eve was glory of Adam.
We read in scripture that Christ is the glory of God, and that the church is the Glory of Christ.
I need to pause here. The Lord opened all of this to me as I was writing and I am so excited. This is so glorious that I need to regroup.
This is now a few days later, and again My thoughts have been continually upon this Ezer and Boethos as I am awake, in prayer, in the breaking of the bread, and at night in my meditations upon my bed and in my sleep. The Lord spoke to me last night and said He is more than our Shepherd – He is our Husband to whom we are betrothed. Our pastors and teachers and evangelist – were to be His best men, His agents as it were, that Abram sent out to find one of the daughters of his people to betroth his son, Isaac.
The servant does not speak of himself. The servant of Abraham did not, John the Baptist did not. Christ said, “If I speak of myself (bare witness of myself), it is no good.” Paul understood this well. What these corrupt and sinful preachers, teachers, and evangelist’s continually do, is when they find a convert, they speak of themselves, preach of themselves, and make them part of their household – so that this woman that would have been betrothed to Christ, in fact, becomes instead, the disciple of the servant of Abram, and seeks his ways and his traditions, much less becoming baptized into this servant’s house (church or denomination). Had Rebekah done this when she would have been presented to Abraham and Isaac, she would have been set aside and the servant would have been sternly rebuked saying, “What is this that you have done? You have corrupted this maid and taken her unto thyself.
But the servant of Abraham was faithful to his master and spoke only of his lord and the son to whomh she was to be betrothed. Upon the servant of Abraham’s arrival, this bride was to be presented without spot or wrinkle to Abraham and Isaac. – Paul speaks of this exact thing. He is picturing himself as the servants of Abram, charged with finding the bride, giving her, her spiritual adornments (her earnest for the impending marriage), and returning with her without spot or wrinkle. This was to be the act of a selfless, good and faithful servant.
2And 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:
For all the talk of “Sonship,” look what takes place here. This is implied of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob. It is spoken of Joseph, of Moses Numbers 12:7, Joshua, Samuel 1, Samuel 2:35, David 1 Samuel 22:14, implied of Daniel, spoken of John the Baptist, spoken of Christ, and implied of Stephen and Philip Acts 6:5. This is said of Lydia, Acts 16:14-16 and professed repeatedly by Paul, the Apostle of himself.
All of these where recognized for their humility and selflessness. Each of these did not build their own house, it was built by the Lord – instead, they faithfully labored in other’s fields and other’s flocks.
This is written of Paul to Timothy regarding the selection of pastors, teachers and deacons.
Jesus speaks of this passage over and over again in His parables. The Lord told me another secret some time ago. All His parables are in fact, passages of scripture and He has abundantly demonstrated this time and again. The traditions of men regarding parables being just made up of the natural and the common place to give light to the poor and ignorant, is utterly false. Christ testified that the parables were set to that, seeing they would see not and hearing they would hear not – they were blinded, as is the church in our day, to the actual scriptures Christ is citing.
Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
“Well done Thou good and faithful servant – enter thou into the joy of the Lord.”
Note here, that the servant is never named. The servant does not speak of himself, boast of his prowess and the powers given unto him, boast of his ministry, or his gifts. He does not become a covering unto the bride. This nameless, selfless servant strictly speaks what He was told to of Abraham, a type of Christ, and worships and praises the Lord, giving Him all the glory for the accomplishment of his charge.
And this my friends who love Christ, demonstrates in every way what is wrong with every church, every ministry, and every denomination in the world today. These are not the nameless, selfless servant of Abraham – not by any stretch. And except these repent and forsake their evil and corrupt ways, they and all their ministries and buildings and denominations shall shortly be swept away by the fourth beast, as prophesied by Daniel, Christ, and John.
3And 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: 4But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
This is the core of the Gospel. Going to all nations and preaching, to the Jews first and then to the gentiles, to search out in their midst this glorious bride – this nameless servant did not persuade the bride she was to be the bride. The Lord instead guided him to the one that was of this most excellent and when she heard his words, SHE RECEIVED THEM WITH JOY. We do this not and we have filled our churches and ministries and denominations with tares, which Christ declares before he returns shall all be gathered and burned. Paul speaks of the works of many laboring in the Gospel being all burned up. They themselves being saved, I perceive by the Spirit, is a salvation not unto life, but unto the throne of judgment, where they, along with all other Angels of Satan, shall be cast into the lake of fire – Amen and Amen. Holy is the Lord.
5And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?
And the nameless, selfless servant, he was faithful in all his house, ask what if the bride will not come – should I then fetch the son and bring him to her?
6And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.
Abraham commands the servant in the sternest terms if he fails in speaking Abraham’s words alone, if the bride does not come by the servant speaking Abraham’s word’s alone, never having seen the son, never having touched the son, never having heard his voice, the servant is not to compel her to come, he is not to employ enticing word, he is not to wax philosophical or speak with great eloquence, he is not to offer her bribes –if he fails, it stops here and my son shall not have a bride. If he has to appear to her, and display his wealth and riches, she is not the bride.
7The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; He shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
Abraham then speaks the promise that God gave directly to him alone – that he by faith saw and that he himself became approved of God for having heard the word that proceedeth, and discerned the Lord himself (discerned the Lord’s body.) It was a sin when the Pharisees ascribed all manner of scriptures and promises to themselves, as it was a sin when the false prophets did likewise. All were destroyed of God. This generation has brought upon them the full wrath of God for having taken His holy word, spoken between Him and His most precious servants, and commercialized these words and used them for their own selfishness to lift up and exalt themselves. Hear ye the word of the Lord! Abraham then prophecies that the Lord shall send His Ezer and Boethos before the servant. The Ezer and Boethos shall guide him, and the servant then following His heavenly guide, shall indeed find this bride – faith and obedience here are intertwined. The servant did not have to confess for this to work, nor did he have to conjure up a feeling. He had to hear the voice of the word that proceedeth and follow in obedience. This same angel was with Israel in the wilderness.
8And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.
And if the woman will not come with you and the angel not having seen, touched, or heard the son – the son will not bear witness of himself, it is over.
9And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
The nameless, selfless servant is then sworn to Abraham, a type of the Father. This oath would have carried death to the servant for disobedience.
10And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
The nameless, servant went forth after having been faithful in all the house, being them called like Steven and Philip, or Paul and Barnabas, they were sworn to an oath and then they received the goods of the master to minister – can you start to see how our bible schools and teaching are all wrong – we have young men with no calling and goods running out everywhere and building houses unto themselves.
This nameless, selfless servant follows the angel of the Lord and is led, of all places, to a city and a well. – think of Christ and the woman at the well.
11And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
12And he said O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my
13Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:
Did this nameless, selfless servant pull out a bullhorn, or spend his masters goods to build a church or ministry there? Did he set up tables filled with the finest food and drink to entice people to come? Did he hire criers and post placards all over the city? In Acts, we see God led the bride to the apostles, we see the apostles led by dreams and visions and the unsaved led by dreams and visions to them. ,We see a Philip teleported by the Spirit to meet someone. ,God did not need the church’s money, them to promote the Gospel, and he does not today. The huge evangelistic juggernauts, and these huge ministries and churches are all the glory of men and the flesh, and God hates all of these. God loathes their corrupt tithes and offerings. God loathes their corrupt worship with their lips only and their prayers of enticing words. All this shall be swept away.
Instead, this nameless, selfless servant stops where the angel stopped, and not knowing what to do, he prays and seeks guidance. Because he has humbled himself and does not seek his own, the Lord was pleased to hear his prayer – he did not ask amiss. The amiss being not the words, but the intent of his heart. The Lord looks beyond our words, and sees our intent that our hearts of deceit many times hides, even from our own understanding.
14And 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.
Two times this nameless, selfless servant has spoken with no concern for himself or his ministry. He does not seek to justify himself or to have witness borne of him for his own sake. Here the word of the Lord! His heart is only toward his loving Father – this is true praise and worship from the spirit. This is worship in Spirit and Truth. His heart is only that Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. – who is the servant in this hour who seeks only such. This nameless, selfless servant is one who God is his Ezer and Boethos, not by his saying so, confessing it so, or his wanting it to consume it upon his lusts – this is the worship that flows from his Spirit and therefore the Lord has bestowed this upon him as a crown.
15And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
And when he had finished his selfless prayer the angel of the Lord fetched the woman.
16And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. 17And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
This is the woman at the well in Samaria. The selfless servant immediately recognized her; he discerned her by the spirit and ran to her. He didn’t have to think, or wonder, or fast, or pray it up, or call it down, or pour through the bible for any verses of scripture.
18And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. 19And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. 20And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. 21And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
The nameless, selfless servant found one that was an equal or greater servant than he. She hasted, she hasted again and she ran. Those big clay jars were very heavy and she hefted them around until the camels stopped drinking – camels I have read someplace, drink 30 gallons each. The jar would have probably contained 5 gallons. And the unnamed, selfless servant stood back and let the maid do what she felt compelled of the Lord to do. Christ did not stop the woman at the well from going to town and preaching Christ.
Paul did not stop Lydia or others in the book of acts from rendering service.
Acts 16:12-15 And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days. And on the sabbath we (Luke, the writer, was there also) went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither. (These were women at the well) And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, (Paul found a bride for Christ) that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. And when she was baptized, and her household, (She went and preached unto her family and through her preaching they were saved) she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there.(And her house was opened to the Apostle) And she constrained us.
Acts 13:51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.
This is speaking of Paul traveling with Barnabas – And this further demonstrates that they were following what Christ taught in sending out the disciples two by two, and beating the dust off their feet at a city that the angel of the Lord had led them to where no bride was found.
Christ did not stop Mary from breaking the alabaster box and crying at His feet and wiping it with her tears. Paul did stop the people of one city from worshipping them and offering sacrifices, but he allowed them to call Paul and his partner by the names of their Gods.
22And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold; 23And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in? 24And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. 25She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in. 26And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.
This nameless, selfless servant then, without speech or explanation, bestows upon this nameless, selfless woman, the earrings and bracelets his master had entrusted to him to present to the bride. The servant asks who’s daughter she is AND SHE DOES NOT MENTION HER OWN NAME
Paul calls these bracelets the seal of the Spirit.
Acts 10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter.
The Father himself dispensed the bracelets or the seal of the Spirit because Peter had doubts about this bride. Though the angel of the Lord clearly led Him there
How shall the Gospel be preached except one be sent? There must first needs be the faithful servant. I have read of testimonies over the last few hundreds years of Church history of people drawn together by the Spirit, of people being saved without words preached. Rebekah knew without a word, and she, like the woman at the well, then ran out and preached Christ to her own people. Christ, as we see, did not preach to these people. How marvelous is thy truth which you have kept hid from men.
27And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.
This nameless, selfless servant then stood still and glorified God, with his heart only toward his master ,not having his house left barren unto him. And indeed the Lord shall, in this day, raise up His true bride unto Himself. She shall be all that has been spoken of her and the servant of the bondswoman shall be put out.
Matthew 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
This man, when he arrive, was found to not be without spot or wrinkle. He did not have the wedding garment on given to him by the unnamed servant. He was not clothed upon by the pure seal of the Spirit – he wore the garments of another, whether they were garments of him natural flesh, or the garments and coverings of another, he was cast out to weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 25:1,10-12 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
I will put forth to you that the ten virgins were all called to be the bride. We assumed there were guests or bridesmaids, or that there were but guests. But we see in scripture and in the writings of Paul, that we are either the bride of Christ or we are not – either you participate or you are left behind.
John 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
Here we see the Bridegroom, the unnamed servant, as the friend of the bridegroom and the bride. The friend of the bridegroom watches over the bride and sees to it that she is presented without spot or wrinkle.
Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee.
See, here is the end of the bride being taken out of the clessia. These are the virgins with the lamps.
Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Revelation 21:9-10 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.
Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
The Spirit and the bride are calling out to the other virgins to come and to partake, to commune and become one with them. The one that heareth at the well shall say come.
28And the damsel ran, and told (preached) them of her mother's house these things. 29And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
30And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well. 31And Laban said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
Laban said that from his yet unnamed sisters preaching. Her preaching, like the woman at the well, opened the door and the household, not the servants – And I see by the spirit that this occurred in like manner with the disciples as they were sent out two by two and then invited to stay in houses of strangers. – Christ demonstrated to the disciples how they were to preach before he sent them.
The message of salvation is to households. Households are redeemed, not churches or synagogues. The Blood was placed on the door of households as the angel of death passed over, and so it shall be, that upon the households of faith in the EU and the Middle East and South east Asia, when the beast shall rise to destroy, the Lord shall cause the angel of death to Passover the households of faith upon which the blood of the lamb has been applied to their doorposts. Both Jews and Christians. Hear the word of the Lord.
And Laban (who we find later is unscrupulous, can not resist the Lord and prevent the servant from his call) said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
32And Laban came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and (Laban) water to washed (The unnamed servant’s) his feet, and the (other servant’s) men's feet that were with him.
If I would hazard a guess, I would say somewhere in Jewish tradition, it will say he traveled with 12 other servants.
33And there was set meat before him to eat: but he (the unnamed servant) said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And Laban said, Speak on.
I see that once the disciples had gained entry to the house at the table would say these words – “I will not eat, until I have told of my errand.” And after the woman at the well had preached to the town and her household, after the disciples had been brought unto her house and sat at meat, then they would preach.
34And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
The disciples and the apostles would confess that: 1) They were not their own, they were Christ’s servant. 2) That they were not there of their own volition, but they were there by the direct leading and guidance of God. 3) They were there not for their own benefit or profit, but they were there to see that Abraham alone was blessed and that his house be not barren. And then they began to testify all that they had seen and heard, offering no bribes, or enticements, and making no promises.
35And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses. 36And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath. 37And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell: 38But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son. 39And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me. 40And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house:
41Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.
42And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go: 43Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink; 44And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son. 45And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. 46And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also. 47And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands. 48And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son. 49And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.
And when they finished, they would ask the following question of the host. And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, Christ, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left? (whether we should go and look elsewhere?)
50Then Laban and (the mother) Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
51Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.
52And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth. 53And 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. 54And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.
Only at this point did they hand out the riches of the master to the household. They were giving out freely, not taking anything from those they had preached unto. This is also completely out of order in the church of this day and by missionaries and evangelists. The unnamed servant then requests to leave, having completed his mission – he does not hand around a sop of the people – for now that he has found the bride, he now feels compelled to deliver her unto his Master and his son. He is now the friend of the bridegroom.
For those who are bound to the selfish tithes and offerings of men you need to be loosed from their perverted bonds.
Deuteronomy 12:16-18 Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water. Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine hand: but thou must eat them before the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose.
It is the commandment of God that you do not hand over your tithes and firstfruits to your church or to a preacher – first off, the tithe was agricultural; only things that could be grown – the fruitfulness of the Lord, that which was filled with life is the only tithes and offerings that was acceptable unto the Lord. Just as children are the tithe of the Lord and the firstborn male of every household is the Lords -- who gives this tithe? That which is made of man is unclean and not a tithe and offering unto the Lord.
But look of the tithe of life and increase of the Lord. The command of God is not to hand it away, but the command is that THOU MUST EAT THEM. Where? Before the LORD and in a place where the LORD shall choose.
This is the Tithe of the Spirit; the tithe that the Lord hath chosen and you are commanded to partake of it in the places where the Angel of the Lord ordains you to do such things.
Isaiah 55:6-7 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
55And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.
The spirit of Laban then began to arise in the hearts of the unbelievers -- and as they did with Christ, this evil generation then began seeking for and demanding other signs.
56And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing (For you have seen and already confessed with your lips how) the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.
He is not taking anything, not even a shoe latchet from these people. God demands that the Gospel be given freely and without price. Several prophets were destroyed for taking things from their hearers.
57And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.
We will inquire at the word of the first one who preached to us, and defer to her word – they called it the word of the Lord and God’s hand, but the word has been snatched away from their hearts.
58And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go. 59And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.
60And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
Here, the unsaved prophesy the word of the Lord. I have witnessed this time and again in my life.
61And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. 62And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country. 63And Isaac went out to meditate (to pray and seek God, for even in this time his heart was ever before the Lord) in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming. 64And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. 65For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? (She knew and sensed something in God about him) And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a veil, and covered herself.
All of the following passages are clearly taken from this chapter in scripture.
Ephesians 5:27 That he (The servant) might present it to (Christ) himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Colossians 1:22 In the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in His sight:
Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
Corinthians 4:14 Knowing that he which raised
up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with
(I think the word order is off here) The Lord Jesus shall raise us up, also by Jesus we shall present you.
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.
2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.
Paul did not charge them or touch a shoe latchet of theirs, neither did Christ, the other apostles, Elijah, Samuel, or Moses.
66And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. 67And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved (agapeo) her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
Another aspect of this that the Lord spoke to me in the night, was Rebekah’s “not knowing, not seeing, and not even hearing his voice.” Her heart was turned to her beloved and not the servant. And she FORSOOK her gods and her fathers house. Isaac’s God became her God and Isaac’s people became her people.
We see this identical thing in Ruth: this forsaking, this “Thy God shall be my God and thy people shall become my people,” and this identical not knowing, not seeing and not even having heard Boaz’s voice. Ruth’s heart was turned to her beloved, not the servant which in this case, was Naomi.
As I awoke, the last thing the Lord spoke was that the attitude and actions of Rebekah and Ruth was the interpretation of the parable of the pearl of great price.
As we have discussed elsewhere, in another article entitled, “Delighting in the Lord,” as long as the child Adam delighted in the tokens of God’s love that were bestowed upon him, the Lord continued to create and give unto Adam creature after creature. It was only when the Lord created woman that Adam lost his delight in the Lord, for he loved his flesh too much. And as Adam prophesied (Genesis 2:21 Septuagint And God’s Ek-Stasin -- prophetic Spirit came upon Adam) The Child Adam according to scripture did indeed leave God his Father and cleave unto the woman, and the man, Adam and the woman, did indeed became one flesh -- inseparable.
Noting the above, we have further discussed as indicated in this same passage, that after the creation of the woman the relationship between God and the child Adam devolved from one with God dwelling (tabernacling) with Adam 24/7, to one that God was only coming to visit Adam in the cool of the day. In this we note that from the beginning, God desired to dwell, to tabernacle among men – that this was not something that God woke up one day when Moses was up on the mount and said, “Wouldn’t this be great if I would tabernacle in the midst of Israel in the wilderness?” Consider also that this is also mentioned in the book of Revelation -- “Behold the tabernacle of God is with men . . .” “Abraham searching of a city not made with hands who’s builder and maker was God.
When God was the child Adam’s Father from the day that He
first breathed life into that altar of dirt, God alone was Adam’s “Ezer” and
his “Boethos” help, his aid, his support, his and his ally.
I want to demonstrate here that the covenant God made with Adam in the garden before the fall never changed,
We can see the same things spoken by God to Abram.
I heard Abraham being told after he left Lot and risked his personal life to save the corrupted Lot:
As we can see these same things spoken to Adam and Abram were also spoken in the law of Moses.
Adam was to be tested to see if he could find a help meet in any other than the Father.
Exodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him
Exodus 15:2 (Septuagint) He was to me a boethos and a protector for salvation
Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
This is the equivalent of the Lord being the child Adam’s helper, aid, support, ally. suitable help. One who Adam could call to for aid, one who would run to Adam’s aid.
Deuteronomy 13:3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of (The Woman or any other beast) -- for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Deuteronomy 11:22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him.
Adam did not cleave unto the Lord. Abram cleaved unto the Lord and it was accounted unto him for righteousness. Isaac and Jacob cleaved unto the Lord. Joseph cleaved unto the Lord and Moses cleaved unto the Lord.
Acts 11:22-23 They (the Apostles) sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.
This has all been hidden unto us, and yet, when the Lord speaks and reveals, we can find it all over the place. In another place, I spoke of seeing a wall with scripture on it, and the wall would move bricks, would turn, and suddenly the scriptures I saw by the Spirit, read completely different.
Deuteronomy 30:20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
This is what God said to Adam - that he lived not by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth from the mouth of the Father – Adam was to love his Father, obey His voice, and cleave unto the Lord, for this is his daily bread, Adams’ daily infusion of life and the length of his days. When Adam fell, he was cut off from that life and received no more infusions and eventually died. This is what God required of Abram, and the others too, and all of this is in the new covenant as well.
Joshua 22:5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
This is so explicit: to love, to cleave, to serve = obey him with all thy heart and soul.
Deuteronomy 30:16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
The Spirit of this covenant is to Love the Lord and being fruitful and multiply.
Deuteronomy 30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
Deuteronomy 7:13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land.
Here ,we see once more, loving the Lord and being fruitful and multiplying - this was spoken to Adam, his children, Noah, Abram, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Joshua, and to the church.
Job 29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
This is to love, agapeo your neighbor as yourself.
quotes from the book of Job.
Isaiah 50:7 For the Lord GOD will help me (boethos) therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
Images of Adam, Abraham, Moses, and David leaped into my spirit. I heard the words of Moses saying:
Numbers 11:29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!
Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
2 Corinthians 6:2 For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured (boethos) thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
According to the book of Acts, that special chosen time occurred in Acts 2:4 with the coming of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
Hebrews 2:16-18 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour (boethos) them that are tempted.
1 Chronicles 12:18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.
John 14:15-16 If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the father and He shall give you another comforter (In place of my earthly self) that he may abide (Mene might abide, might settle upon) with you forever. Even the Spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive because it seeth him not neither knoweth him but ye know him for he dwelleth with (Greek Par Beside) you and shall be in you
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
Paul and Christ speaking of those who are led by the Spirit, and of rivers and those, who from their belly, were flowing rivers of living water.
Moses speaking of this same experience said, “Would that all of God’s people were prophets” – spirit-endued spirit-filled with rivers of living water flowing out from them -- the helpmeet for Adam was going to be the indwelling of the Spirit of God, but Adam fell short.