Month 2:24, Week 4:2 (Shanee/Matzah), Year 5935:051 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Friday 27 May 2011
The Veiled Woman
A Vision of the Mobilising Army
Continued from Part 2
"Then Rebekah and her maids arose, and they rode on the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed. Now Isaac came from the way of Beer Lahai Roi, for he dwelt in the South. And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening; and he lifted his eyes and looked, and there, the camels were coming. Then Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel; for she had said to the servant, 'Who is this man walking in the field to meet us?' And the servant said, 'It is my master.' So she took a veil and covered herself" (Gen.24:61-65, NKJV).
In this very special passage of Scripture, we gain a deep insight into the beauty of the character of Rebekah or Rivkah. Matthew Henry comments:
Yesterday we spoke of the importance of mobilisation for the battle that is starting and today I have a continuing message upon which today's passage has an important bearing. Demonstrating by her attitude her belonging to the same spiritual genre as Sarah, her step-mother, Rebekah reminds both married women of their proper attitudes toward their husbands to be in right relationship with them as well as reminding the whole Body of Messiah of our own proper conduct toward Messiah Yah'shua (Christ Jesus) so that we may be rightly related to Him and in turn to our Heavenly Father, Yahweh.
"[Gen.24:62-67] Rebekah behaved herself very becomingly, when she met Isaac: understanding who he was, she alighted off her camel (v.64), and took a veil, and covered herself (v.65), in token of humility, modesty, and subjection. She did not reproach Isaac for not coming himself to fetch her, or, at least, to meet her a day's journey or two, did not complain of the tediousness of her journey, or the difficulty of leaving her relations, to come into a strange place; but, having seen Providence going before her in the affair, she accommodates herself with cheerfulness to her new relation. Those that by faith are espoused to Christ, and would be presented as chaste virgins to him, must, in conformity to his example, humble themselves, as Rebekah, who alighted when she saw Isaac on foot, and must put themselves into subjection to him who is their head (Eph.5:24), as Rebekah, signifying it by the veil she put on, 1 Cor 11:10" (Commentary on the Whole Bible).
"For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head (head-covering), because of the angels" (1 Cor.11:10, NKJV).
Early this morning Yahweh opened another vision to me as we ready ourselves for the conflict. I found myself standing at the head of a large table with perhaps as many as a dozen people sat around it. My attention was entirely focused on the person nearest to me, on my right, a woman dressed in a plain, long dress that was, as near as I can remember, coloured brown. Three things especially distinguished her: she wore a covering on her head, a very thin and almost transparent veil across her mouth covering her lower face, and the white letters 'NT' were embroidered on her dress, which I instantly knew represented 'New Testament'. She was looking respectfully and silently up at me. I was unable to identify any of the other persons so cannot say anything more about them.
It did not take me long to understand the message of this vision. The woman represents the Bride that Yahweh is calling right now, one who is properly subjected to the Master by having her head covered, dressed simply and modestly so as not to draw attention to herself but but only to her Master. She wore a second veil across her mouth to symbolise her willingness to reflect modesty, humility and subjection in her speech, to also show circumspection, self-control and therefore beauty in her words. She walks in the spirit of the B'rit Chadashah Scriptures or New Testament.
We are all marching now to an appointment with Yahweh at Shavu'ot and there will not be many who make it because they will be presumptuous by arriving too early, not discerning the care required for the approach or the tavnith (pattern) of the creation calendar. Many will be observing it in 1½ week's time instead of at the correct time in about 9 weeks, more of which I will be saying quite soon.
This is a call to everyone who wishes to repent and approach the Master in the correct way, according to divine tavnith (pattern). To these He gives a promise:
As we march to Shavu'ot let us listen carefully to the Master's instructions along the way and be prepared. Amen.
"These also who erred in spirit will come to understanding, and those who complained will learn doctrine" (Isa.29:24, NKJV).
Continued in Part 4