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. 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.
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. And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth. And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go. (Genesis 24:54-58)
God’s looking for character, not membership, character. Eliezer, when he went to get the Bride of Isaac, he sweated it out until he found character. Remember, Abraham put him responsible as God puts us responsible (That’s right.), we ministers. “Hunt My Bride.”
God bless your heart. I ain’t looking for members; I’m looking for the pure in heart, somebody that’ll believe the Word.
Eliezer looked, and he thought, “Oh, I can’t do this myself. There’s too much responsibility.” Which, is type of the Church, you know, Christ; Rebekah, the type of the Bride. And Eliezer got down on his knees and said, “God, You just have to help me.”
And when he referred to God, God helped him. He got character. Come back to the Word, brother. Come back to God. Don’t pay any attention to this church you belong to. You can stay there if you want to, if they’ll let you. But the thing to do first is come to God. That’s right. This is the end-time evangelism. Yes, sir.
And then when Eliezer found the character that was in the woman, Rebekah, the beautiful bride of Isaac, he told her about Isaac. And she never questioned one thing.
She believed the word of the messenger, and she made ready to go. And they went, asked the father, and, he said, “Just ask her; the damsel’s of age. Ask her, let her decision be.”
She, “I will go.” To what? A man she had never seen, knowed nothing about. But yet she was ready, because she was predestinated and foreordained to that. Exactly right.