One Thing You Still Lack
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THE BRIDE MADE HERSELF READY
One of the most vivid prophetic and oft cited testimonies of the bride of Yahshua is Rebekah. She was sought out by Abraham's chief servant, Eliezer, whose name means "God is helper," or the Holy Spirit, the Helper. Eliezer was sent to the city of Nahor, which means "piercing," to obtain this bride - the piercing of the body to get the bride. Of course the bride he was to obtain was for his master's son, Isaac, who clearly pictures Yahshua, the Son of God. There are many other remarkable testimonies here, but let us look at Rebekah's most revealing and important response upon her arrival to Isaac. Here is the account:
And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening; and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, camels were coming. And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from the camel. And she said to the servant, "Who is that man walking in the field to meet us?" And the servant said, "He is my master." Then she took her veil and covered herself.
And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother's death (Genesis 24:63-67).
Every step of the way, from the time the "Helper" left for "piercing," to the day he presented the bride to his master's son, this prophetic testimony regarding Yahshua's bride is MOST accurately revealed! And a very important part of this dramatic and meaningful testimony is Rebekah's response to seeing Isaac - "she took her veil and covered herself."
This was the response of the first Remnant who had to die without receiving the promise. They, as the Leah, covered themselves in preparation for the return of Yahshua. But He did not come. So now the second Remnant is faced with the same prospect, and they too must fulfill the same covering responsibility. Like Rebekah, those of the second Remnant bride must veil themselves, as they likewise will be taken into Yahshua's mother's tent - Jerusalem above.
Also we read from Revelation - "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready" (Revelation 19:7).
The bride makes herself ready by applying the proper garments; and one of the garments with which she makes herself ready is the very important veil or head covering.
It has been pointed out that one of the unique qualities of the bride, or the woman, is that her substitutionary head covering for when she goes out from her husband and directly to the Father, is one with which she must choose to cover herself. Her proper and obedient covering is an act of her will. By her choice she applies it herself. When she is under her husband, this covering is not necessary, for her husband is her covering. But, when she comes out from her husband to go directly to the Father, then she must willfully make provision for being properly covered. This is Yahweh's way and law, honored and recognized by Himself as well as His angels.
Such is the action required by the second Remnant bride - she must choose to be covered, she must make herself ready. The act of holding all things in common was the choice of everyone under the first Remnant (except Ananias and Sapphira). As an obedient bride, they chose to be covered. And once again as we equally anticipate the return of Yahshua, we as His second Remnant bride must likewise choose to be covered. As a Rebekah, as a bride, we must make ourselves ready for the marriage of the Lamb.
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