The Seed of Rebekah (& Isaac)


Before sending Rebekah to be married to Isaac, Abraham’s son, Rebekah’s family blessed her by saying that she be the mother of thousands of millions and that her seed possess the gate of those who hate them. Interestingly this blessing about the ‘seed’ is the same blessing that the Lord God directly gives to Abraham concerning his seed, referring to Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:16), for his obedience.

The ‘Seed’ of Abraham through Isaac and Rebekah is the promised ‘Seed’ of the woman who would crush the head of his enemy, the ‘hater’ devil, (Genesis 3:15), against whom even the gates of hell shall not prevail (Matthew 16:18). And to all, the thousand of millions, who believe in Jesus Christ, and who have received him, he gave them the power to become the sons (children) of God (John 1:12).

Points to ponder:
Are you one of the thousand of millions who are blessed to be the child of the ‘Seed’ of Rebekah and Isaac, the ‘Seed’ who possess the gates of all his enemies? If yes, rejoice. If not, believe in Jesus and receive him as your Savior, King and Lord, today, before it is too late.

Genesis 24:59-61 (KJV)
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.

Jesus in the NT :: Acts


The book of Acts gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the  New Testament (N.T).

The Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) gives account of the birth and death of Christ Jesus, the bridegroom. The book of Acts gives account of the birth of the Church, Jesus’ bride. Just as the woman was made out of the man when the man was put to sleep, so also the Church is made out of Christ who was put to sleep on the Cross. Jesus is therefore the PROGENITOR of the Church

Jesus said to Peter – upon His confession, that Jesus was the Son of God, will He build HIS Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. The Church does not belong to any man, but to Jesus Christ Himself. Jesus is not only the progenitor of the church, but He is also the POWER of the church. And when you shall receive this POWER (the Holy Spirit of God), you shall be witnesses unto all parts of the earth (Acts 1:8).

In Acts, Jesus is not just the progenitor of the church, but also the power of the church.

Points to ponder:
Are you part of the Church of God? In other words, have you believed in Jesus and received his Holy Spirit (the oil in the lamp) so that you are not found wanting when Jesus the bridegroom returns. Upon your/my confession, that Jesus is the Son of God, is His Church built; a Church that is powerful because Jesus is the POWER behind the Church. Have you confessed?