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1This evening we will continue in our study of brother Branham's sermon Desperation and we will look at several Bible examples that br. Branham gives us concerning believers who became desperate before God and went to God in prayer for their need. We see in every case that God blessed them for coming to him in their time of need.
2Therefore let's pick up at paragraph 67 where brother Branham says, "Ruth got desperate one time when she was standing by Naomi. Would she have to go back to her people, to all that she loved, and all that she worshipped, her gods and her people, or would she cleave to Naomi? What must she do?
3Now, as we get into these examples I do not want you to look at What Ruth did, but I want you to look and see what you would have done in the same situation. She had been married to a man who had come from another country. She had in turn adopted His way of life and His God. But now that man was taken from her in death. She had a decision to make, do I go with my mother in law whom I have only known for 10 years, and follow her God who has now become my God, or do I go back to the comfort of my mother and father, sisters and brothers. So when you read project yourself into her situation, and you will be able to see this was not a no brainer decision, this was a life changing decision she was about to make, and in desperation she had to make her choice.
4As brother Branham said in his sermon, Abraham preached in 1957, he said, "Just place yourself back in the Bible times" and in his Questions and answers COD 64-0830M P:109 he said, "The Word of God is never ending. See, we are identify ourselves in the Bible with different... How many remembers my message on identifying yourself with Christian characters, Phoenix, Arizona, where I preached it? Yeah, many of you has got it on the tape. See? Identified with Christian Character. See? You can identify yourself anywhere you want to in that Scripture if you are a Christian, and if you're not a Christian, you can identify yourself in the Bible. See?"
5And from his sermon Token the 63-1128E P:98 Brother, sister, now to you people who has received Christ years ago and maybe you feel that--that you have received that Token... I hope that it's right. If you have, you don't have to worry about it. It reflects Itself. How could I keep from being Beethoven if he lived in me? If Christ is in you, just look at yourself in God's Mirror here, the Bible. See what some Bible character looked like, see if you picture up with Daniel, with Ezekiel, with the Christians of the early Church. See if you picture up with them.
6In his sermon Three kinds of believers 63-1124E P:81 brother Branham said, "Identify yourself with a Bible character that believed. Where you believed the Word when It was a-vindicated like I proved It tonight that it was a-vindicated Word, always, always, contrary to the popular belief. If you should've lived in the days of Noah (Now, let me say.), what side would you been on? the church side or Noah's side, the prophet? See? If you'd lived in the days of Moses, would you have believed Moses' message after It'd been proven and a-vindicated by God? But would you went with Korah and Dathan and them and said, "You're not the holy man; other people can do these things that you do too"? See? You'd have to be one, and you are tonight.
7And from his sermon, Spritual amnesia 64-0411 P:42 brother Branham said, if "You're confessing a Christian and denying the Word. Brings you right back to spiritual amnesia again (See?), don't know where you stand. You got spiritual amnesia. You can't identify yourself with the Scriptures. You had to be with the disciples; you had to be with all the Scripture, with the church when it was commissioned. But now when the church was commissioned, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel, these signs shall follow them that believe..." That was her commission. Now. That was the commission, but they have gotten a bad case of this spiritual amnesia, just like Eve got on her round through the garden one day. Now, she's like Israel, suffering from this same disease, an allergy from a seminary diet. That'll give you spiritual amnesia. Get some seminary diet, and you'll get an allergy. And then the first thing you know you'll get amnesia real bad. You won't believe anything the Bible says.
8You know there is a lot of wisdom in what he just said here. You eat a lot of sugar and GMO foods and you will get allergies. And you eat a lot of Satan's Eden hybrid produced food and you will become allergic to the Spiritual Food in due season.
9So as we continue with our study in brother Branham's sermon, "Desperation" we will be looking at different Bible characters who come to the place of desperation, and when they did they began to pray, and in their desperation we see God blessing them.
10Now, in getting back to paragraph 67 brother Branham is speaking about Ruth. And he says, "And she got in desperation and she cried out, "Where you go, I'll go; where you live, I'll live; where you die, I'll die; where you're buried, I'll be buried; and your God shall be my God." There you are: desperate. God blessed her, gave her a son, Obed. Obed begot Jesse; Jesse begot... Through Jesse come Jesus. Because desperation...Like the little harlot Rahab, she was desperate. She knowed that death laid before her. She was under judgment, and she got desperate, said, "I'll hide you spies; I'll do anything; only swear to your God that my house will stand." There you are. He said, "If you'll take this token, it will."
12Ruth 1:1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. 2 And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem Judah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there. 3 And Elimelech Naomi's husband died; and she was left, and her two sons. 4 And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years. 5 And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband. 6 Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread. 7 Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah. 8 And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother's house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me. 9 The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept. 10 And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people. 11 And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands? 12 Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons; 13 Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me. 14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her. 15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law. 16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: 17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me. 18 When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her. 19 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem.
14In II Kings the 2nd chapter and verse 1 we read 2:1 "And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry ye here, I pray thee, for the LORD has sent me to Beth-el, And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as Thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Beth-el.And the sons of the prophets... were at Beth-el came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away Thy master from Thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD has sent me to Jericho.And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as Thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.And the sons of the prophets... were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away Thy master from Thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold... your peace, And Elijah said unto them, Tarry, here I pray thee; for the LORD has sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as Thy soul liveth, I'll not leave thee. And they two went on."
15Now, brother Branham said in his sermon It is I 60-1124 P:22 "When Elijah and Elisha, which was a type: Christ to the church... Elisha taken a double portion of the Spirit, "These things that I do shall you do, and greater than this shall you do." When the cloak that was on him, the Holy Spirit was on him, falls upon the church... 'Cause He was just one Man. Church is universal. "More than this shall you do for I go to the Father." And Elisha knowed more about that, being a prophet, than the church does today. Elijah said, when there was a gathering, said, "You stay here. The Lord's called me yonder. I'm going up to the school of the prophets." But Elisha, like the church ought to be today, "As the Lord God lives, I'm not going to leave you." For he had an objective in his mind, and his motives was certainly right. When he got to the school of prophets, he said, 'You stay here; the Lord's called me to Jordan.' He said, "As the Lord lives in your soul and never dies, I'm not going to leave you." He couldn't leave him; he stayed right by him, both eyes on him, holding to him. That's what the church has got to do today. No matter what comes or goes, hold onto Him. If the church cools off, no matter what takes place, hold to God's unchanging hand. Get a hold of Calvary, and stay there. That's the way to get something from God. Hold to it, don't let the devil shake you away. Them disciples would say, "Where You go, I go."
17In pp. 68 brother Branham says, "Eliezer got desperate when a responsibility was placed upon him to hunt a bride for Isaac. Eliezer of Damascus was a great man. He was favored by Abraham, and he was trusted by Abraham to go out and hunt a bride, a right type of a bride, for his son, Isaac. Through that would bring forth Christ. Now, Eliezer, being a spiritual man, knowed what it meant. The right kind of a woman had to be that man's wife. And how would he choose it? In the hour of his desperation, when he arrived at the city, he prayed and said, "Lord God..." That's the thing. When you get desperate go to praying. "Lord God, let the first maid that comes forth and waters the camel and gives me a drink be that." He prayed in the hour of his desperation.
18We first hear of Eliezer in the Bible in Genesis 15:1 when Abraham is praying to God about not having an heir. "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. 2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
19Then in Genesis 24:1 we see Eliezer again in his role as the Chief Steward over Abraham's house. "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, (that would be Eliezer) "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. 5 And 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? 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.
20Notice how important it is with God that you never bring your children back from what you came out from. I have talked to many parents over the years about this because they would tell their children about what God had taken them out from, and then their children would get older and then they would say, "mom, or Dad was into drugs and booze and sex and those things and they turned out ok, so I can do it too, and right their you have lost them."
21We are warned by the Holy Ghost through the ministry of the apostle Paul in Hebrews 11:15 of this when he says, "And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned."
22Therefore, once your mind has been changed, and your heart has been purged by the Holy Fire of God, you place your own sin under the blood of Christ and never bring that sin which has now been covered by the blood out into site ever again, for if you remove that sin from the blood it is no longer under the blood.
23And I have seen parents talk about their sin as a youngster to their own children and then they wonder why the children walk in sin. Once and for all place your sins past present and future under the shed blood of the lamb of God Christ Jesus and never bring those things up again or you will no t be forgiven those sins because you still hold onto them.
25Invisible union of the bride 65-1125 P:109 The call of the Holy Spirit searching the hearts... You're standing completely. You never sinned in the first place. God don't even know... It's in the sea of forgetfulness. You never did it. You were accused of it by the accuser; but really from the beginning you were predestinated to be a son or daughter of God. You're standing there washed, and your old book of divorcement's put away and is dead, absolutely out of existence even in the mind of God. You are the virtuous Bride of Christ, washed in the Blood of Christ: precious, virtuous, sinless, Son of God standing with a pure, unadulterated Bride Word that He washed by the Water of His own Blood that become flesh and manifested that He might take you, which were predestinated in the bosom of the Father before the beginning, the same as He was...
26Don't ever forget those words, brother and sisters. The devil is the accuser of the brethren, but the blood of Jesus Christ is greater than the devil and his accusations. And when you talk of your sinful past you are negating the existence of the blood of Christ, and you are openly inviting your children to go where you came out from. That means you are pointing them to go backwards, and not forward with Christ.
28From his sermon, Invisible union of the bride 65-1125 P:107 Brother Branham said, "Your first husband that you were married to, the world, the anointed Bridegroom, which foreordained you, has washed you by the washing of the water by the church? That don't sound right, does it? You might find that in the almanac, but not in God's Bible. By the washing of the Water by the Word, and the Word. See? You are standing completely justified as though you never did it at the beginning. This is my message to the church now as we go off the air just in a minute. You are standing, if you're standing on God's Word and with God's Word, every amen, every jot, every tittle. Where you standing? I'm trying to tell you: Pull away from them shucks and get out here in the wheat where you can get ripe before the sun. I hear the coming of the combine. You're standing complete, justified like you never did it in the first place. Hallelujah. Talk about a Thanksgiving. I feel real good. I'm more thankful for that than anything I know of. You are the pure, virtuous, sinless Bride of the Son of the living God. Every man and woman that's born of the Spirit of God, and washed in the Blood of Jesus Christ, and believes every Word of God, stands as though you never sinned at the first place. You're perfect. The Blood of Jesus Christ...
29Invisible union of the bride 65-1125 P:94 How did you come to do this? You were deceived into it by your first marriage, to your adulteress parent Eve. It's no fault of your own. By your natural birth, you come after Eve, who committed adultery. That's the reason you was born an adulteress. You were a sinner to begin with. That's right. You was deceived into it. You had no... No, it ain't your fault. You never did it, because that little Germ that was in you, was to be you before the foundation of the world. God put your name in the Lamb's Book of Life.
30Then why would you claim what you never were to begin with? Once it is under the blood never ever bring it up again. If Satan uses someone to do it, deny it ever happened, because you have a Prophet of God who told you "you never did do it", and he's talking about the real you.
32Then how could you ever hold onto and think of yourself as doing what the devil did when he used your body? You didn't do it, that predestined gene seed in you never did it, but the devil just took control of your flesh and he did it. But you asked God to forgive you and cleanse you and He agreed to do it when he sent his Son Jesus to die on your behalf. Now, leave it dead.
351 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
48Now, back to our examination of Eliezer in Genesis 24:7 The 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. 8 And 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. 9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter. 10 And 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. 11 And 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. 12 And he said, 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. 15 And 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. 16 And 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. 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. 19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. 21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not. 22 And 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; 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in? 24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. 25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in. 26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD. 27 And 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. 28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.
49Look at the desperation Eliezer had. It wasn't for himself that he was looking for a wife, but for Abraham's son. And he had traveled three months, and had prayed that God would lead him to the house of Abraham's kindred, and when he saw that God had indeed led him to the house of Abraham's own brother, how could he not rejoice.
50Now, right after showing us Eliezer, who is a type of the seventh angel messenger whose ministry was to search out a bride for Christ, brother Branham brings us to Rebekah the bride who Eliezer came to fetch for Isaac.
5169 Rebekah, the beautiful maid, came, watered the camel. And then he said, "Don't delay me in my way." She had to come to a time of decision whether she would go. She was a type of the Bride. Would she go and marry a man who she's never even seen? Now, that's a great thing. Never even seen him, yet she'd only heard by his servant. That's a type of the Bride. You've never seen Christ, but you hear by His servants what He is. You sell out everything, leave your homes, everything else it takes, to go to find Him. Now, notice. And she made the decision, a type of the Bride, left her denominational home (See?) to go.
52Now, let's read on in Genesis 24:28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things. 29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well. 30 And 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. 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
53Now, I want you to see how Laban had a different motive than Rebekah had. She had a right heart and when she saw the man did not know him but still drew water for him and for his camels. Eternal Life lives for others. But Laban he came after he saw the gold on his sisters arms, perhaps wanting some for himself. And don't forget years later when he made a deal with Isaac's son Jacob to wed his daughter Rachel, he pulled a fast one on him seeing how blessed he was for seven years while Jacob served him, so he wanted a double portion and used trickery to get seven more years.
54But Rebekah was not like him. She was kind and generous of her time and efforts for this stranger. Knowing that God's Word tells us sometimes when we entertain strangers we are entertaining angels and we don't even know it.
56Genesis 24:32 And the man came into the house: and he un-girded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him. 33 And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. 35 And 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. 36 And 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. 37 And 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: 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son. 39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me. 40 And 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: 41 Then 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. 42 And 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: 43 Behold, 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; 44 And 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.
58Speak to this mountain 59-1123 P:15 Did you notice Jesus said here, "Verily, I say unto you, 'If ye shall say to this mountain, "Be plucked up, and cast into the sea"'; and don't doubt, but believe in your heart that what you have said shall come to pass; you can have what you said.'" Now, I could not justify that, because I could not understand it. How then could it be that I would say something, as a man, and then how... What if I said something that wasn't according to His Word and asked something wasn't according to His Word, then it would have to come to pass. Because Jesus said, "If you say..." not, "If I say..." but, "If you say..." placing it upon His apostles, upon the believers. "Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, 'Be moved'; and don't doubt in their heart, but believe that what they have said shall come to pass; they can have what you said." Not what He said, what you say.
59Why cry speak 63-0714M P:104 Oh, and remember now (We're closing.) it was that same He; it was He that said in John 14:12: "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do, shall he do also." Is that right? It was He that said so. It was Jesus in Mark 11:24 that said, "If you say to this mountain (not 'if you pray to this mountain')--if you say to this mountain 'Be moved,' and don't doubt in your heart, but believe that what you said will come to pass, you can have what you said." Now, if you say it just presumptuously, it won't happen; but if something in you, that's you're anointed for the job, and will know that it's the will of God to do it, and will say it, it's got to happen. "If ye..." It was He that said this: "If ye abide in Me and My Words abide in you, ask what you will, and it shall be done to you." Oh, my. Oh, my. You see what I mean?
60Uncertain sound 61-0415E P:72 Jesus said, "If you be in Me and My Word in you, you can ask what you will, and it'll be done to you." "It, maybe it'll be done to you"? No, no, there's no uncertainty about that. " It will be done. It shall be done." Is that right? When He looked at that fig tree and cursed it, and twenty-four hours later He come by, and it was withered, Peter said, "Look, the tree is already withering."Jesus said, "Have faith in God. For verily, verily, I say unto you, if you (Not me, but you... Amen, brethren.) "if you say to this mountain"... (Not if I say, but "if you say to this mountain"), 'Be moved and plucked up and cast into the sea;' and won't doubt, but believe that what you have said shall come to pass, you shall have what you say." Amen. Not maybe you will, not maybe you will; but you will.
61Genesis 24:45 And 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. 46 And 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. 47 And 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. 48 And 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. 49 And 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. 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken. 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth. 53 And 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. 54 And 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. 55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go. 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master. 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth. 58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go. 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men. 60 And 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. 61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. 62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country. 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming. 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. 65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself. 66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
Let us pray...