God’s Supernatural and Camels
What on earth could camels have to do with God and his supernatural? Please stay with me in this article and you will see a beautiful message for the Church of the end times concealed in the story of Abraham sending forth his servant to find a bride for his son Isaac. If you will remember this story, the servant (a type of the Holy Spirit) knew that Rebecca (the end time church) was the one to be Isaac’s (Bridegroom) bride when she offered to water his camels. But before I get into all this, I want to set the stage by mentioning some things we are facing today that indicate this is the time we should be expecting the Lord’s return and what we can do to make sure we are ready for Him as revealed in the story of Isaac and Rebecca.
Our world is rapidly changing in ways that are too numerous to begin to recount here, but by way of example I will mention one that has been in the news recently. Just a few days ago I read about the honeybees disappearing by the billions. They just suddenly fly away from their hive and drop dead somewhere. They leave behind the honey and unprotected younger bees that would ordinarily fall prey to certain moths or other predators of the bee. However, the predators don’t move in. The honey just sits there and the younger bees die. No one knows why this is happening.
We need bees to pollinate about one third of our fruits, nuts and vegetables. Without the bees, these plants don’t bear fruit. This is only one way in which our food supply is being attacked. The weather just this past winter caused ranchers out West to lose most of their new calves. Many of the crops in California are being devastated by drought, yet every time I go to the supermarket, I see an abundance of food. It is getting more expensive, but at least it is there. I hear the Lord saying this is going to change. There will be widespread hunger in America. It seems impossible that that could happen here, but the signs are everywhere that this is beginning to occur.
The Lord indicated to me one morning as I was studying His Word that He wanted me to have such faith in Him that I could go to bed at night with an empty refrigerator and believe that when I awoke the following morning there would be food in it. That is the kind of supernatural we will need as we face the difficult days ahead, and we need to strengthen our faith in God so we can believe Him for these things.
America is under judgment. We have enjoyed more of God’s blessings than probably any nation that ever existed. We have had these blessings because the Church honored the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word…at least enough of us did that God blessed us. All of that has changed now. So much of the Church looks just like the world; moreover the Church appears to be emulating the values and morality of society. We have succumbed to the pleasures of sin and grown spiritually weak and flabby.
My husband and I were invited recently to attend a meeting of Christian ministers at a nearby seminary that was seeking the support of local churches. There was a lineup of speakers including a Jewish rabbi. When the rabbi rose to speak, he blasted the previous speaker for mentioning Jesus Christ in her prayer! Speakers who followed stressed “unity through diversity” and “the social gospel.” In this atmosphere of Christian academia, in an institution that trains Christian ministers, one could freely chastise others for using the name of Jesus and people nodded their heads in agreement because we must have unity.
Can we turn this around? The answer I hear is, No, it’s too late. What can we do then? We can press into God like we’ve never done before. How do we press into God? By learning how to “water the camels.” Let me explain.
There is a wonderful story in Genesis 24 about Abraham desiring a bride for his son, Isaac. He sent his servant, one who ruled over all he had, to Mesopotamia to find a bride from amongst his own people to bring back to Isaac. The type here is obvious. Abraham is a type of God the Father, the servant is the Holy Spirit, and Isaac is a type of Jesus, the Son.
Let’s take up the story beginning in Genesis 24:10 where we read, 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: he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. 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. And he said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham. Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: Let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I 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 showed kindness unto my master. As the story continues, we learn that it is Rebekah who comes to the well and gives water to the servant and his camels.
Once again, the type is very clear here. The well of water is a reference to the Bible. “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”
Isn’t this a beautiful picture! The Holy Spirit (servant) is waiting for us by the Bible (well). He wants to take us as a bride to Jesus (Isaac) but we’re not going to meet Him unless we go to the well and draw water (study our Bible). He also has ten camels kneeling there waiting for us to draw water for them. The camels were what Rebekah rode upon in the journey she took to Isaac with the servant. The camels transported her to Jesus.
The camels are a type of revelation. We know this because they were waiting by the well, they contain water (the Word), and they transport us to Jesus. It is by revelation that we know Jesus. This will become more clear later in this article.
The camel’s body is made in such a way that the tissues retain water. The hump is not full of water as some have previously believed. The hump is full of fat that the camel can live on during extended times in the desert with no food. When the fat has been depleted, the hump slumps over on the camel’s side, but once he has eaten, it becomes upright again; however, water is stored in his tissues.
After a long journey, a thirsty camel will drink approximately 25 gallons of water. Rebekah would have had to draw around 250 gallons of water for those ten camels. That’s a lot of work for one little woman! For our type, it represents many hours spent pouring (pun intended!) over God’s Word, learning as much as possible. The deep revelations that God wants to bring to us to transport us to Jesus in these end times require a thorough knowledge of God’s Word. Revelation builds upon revelation. Jesus remarked that “…whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.” This comment was made regarding those who had eyes to see but did not see and ears to hear but did not hear.
Jesus was ready to reveal Himself to his disciples but not to the multitudes. Why? Disciples are those who are willing to give up all to follow Jesus. If we are just half-heartedly going through the motions of being a Christian (multitudes), we will not have revelation. If we are not willing to obey God, we will not have eyes to see or ears to hear the glorious things Jesus wants to reveal to us.
God has much to reveal to His church of the end times. Things that prophets and people of God longed to know in times past but could not because it was not yet time are now ready to be revealed to us! Are we willing to pay the price for a revelation of Jesus Christ? Can we draw 250 gallons of water and water the camels so we can uncover the deep revelations of Himself that Jesus longs to give us?
Jesus said, “…no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.” The Greek word for “reveal” here is apokalupto which means to “take off the cover, disclose.”
This reminds me of an incident in my life that occurred many years ago. We had invited a prophet to our church for a week of services. He was one of those who can call people out of the congregation and “read their mail” so to speak. He was very accurate and people were really getting blessed. The week was drawing to a close and it seemed everyone but me had received a prophetic word.
Certainly when a prophet visits a church it is expected that he will prophesy over the pastor and his wife. He was beginning to wonder if he was going to have a word for me. But then it came unexpectedly on the last day of services. He was a guest in our home and that last morning he happened to see me making up a bed. That’s when he heard the Lord say, “She is going to take off the covers.” That was it! That was the prophetic word for me…I was going to take off the covers. I think I might have been a little disappointed at the time.
Little did I know how accurate that word would be for my life. Taking off the covers is exactly what I love to do. I love revelation. I love “taking the covers off” the Word. I love to know things that have been hidden. I didn’t realize that along with uncovering the joyous things of the Word, I would also be uncovering the hidden things of darkness as seen in satanic ritual abuse. However, in the end times I think these things need to go hand in hand because we are going to see the harvest of good and evil. The tares and the wheat grow side by side until the time of the harvest when the Father sends forth his angels to gather out the tares and burn them. He does this before He gathers His wheat into His barn!
Jesus reveals Himself to us a little at a time as we are able to receive Him. Our vision of Him is covered over with the veils of our flesh. These veils are stripped away one at a time as we purify our hearts and forsake all to follow Jesus. “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure” (1 John 3:2, 3).
The Lord indicated to me that we are going to face a time here in American where we will be as the Hebrews were in Egypt. They had to labor in cruel circumstances under their harsh taskmasters, the Egyptians. Life was hard. They even had to make bricks without straw. But when the plagues came, they were protected in Goshen. Goshen means “approaching, drawing near.” If we want God’s protection, we must be doing our best to draw near unto Him. Just making a decision for Christ and then continuing to live as the world lives will not be any protection for us. We must be approaching Jesus daily.
How can this happen in America? Look at Deuteronomy 28 beginning with verse 15 and read a list of all the curses that come upon a nation that fails to obey God’s commandments. These things will come upon America. “You will build a house, but someone else will live in it…The foreigners living among you will become stronger and stronger, while you become weaker and weaker. They will lend money to you, not you to them. They will be the head, and you will be the tail. If you refuse to listen to the Lord your God and to obey the commands and laws he has given you, all these curses will pursue and overtake you until you are destroyed. These horrors will serve as a sign and warning among you and your descendants forever. Because you have not served the Lord your God with joy and enthusiasm for the abundant benefits you have received, you will serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you” (Deut. 15:30, 43-48 NLT).
This is not far off. The dollar is on shaky ground. Our government is for the first time printing money and refusing to let anyone know how much they are printing. There is nothing of value (no gold) to back the dollar. Our nation is trillions and trillions of dollars in debt. This can only continue a little longer before our economy falls. Most of our banks are foreign-owned. If we default on our mortgage payments, we’ll lose our house and it will be owned by foreigners.
About two years ago I dreamed I was visiting someone in a motel. The motel was full of people who lived there because they had lost their homes. I looked out the window of the motel and saw two bears, one on top of the other, in a snow bank. I was alarmed because people approaching the motel could not see the bears and could be harmed.
I believe the bears were a symbol of a bear market… that there will be a bear market on top of another bear market as the stock market falls. When this happens people will lose their homes.
We need to obey God’s Word. He makes it very clear that the borrower becomes the servant of the lender. Today people who have wealth are advised to invest their money where it can earn more money and take out a loan for their home. I know many who have done this. They will lose their investments leaving them with no money to make house payments. In this way people who have wealth will lose everything.
What can we do when we lose everything? Live together with others! I have had dreams that we had a different family living in each room of our house. This will only be possible if we obey God’s commandments about dying to self and treating others as we would want to be treated. Christian character will be vital in order for us to live with others and share all we have.
We must do all we can to draw close to Jesus. He is the One who will see us through the difficult times ahead. He longs to take us unto Himself as His bride. We must come to Jesus as He reveals (apokalupto) Himself to us. He is able to reveal Himself as we obey Him and seek Him with all our heart. Jesus wants to reveal Himself as our healer when sickness stalks our land. Jesus wants to reveal Himself as our provider when the crops fail or our homes are lost. He longs to pour out the supernatural upon us and take us where none have gone before in Him, but we must be pursuing Him and obeying Him if we are to know Him in these ways.
Revelation builds upon revelation. Those of you who are reading my articles on Ezekiel’s Four Living Creatures are seeing how revelation builds upon revelation. It takes a certain amount of maturity to even want to read these articles. The things that are revealed in The Four Living Creatures (now a book offered on this site or on Amazon) can only be experienced by those who have reached a certain level of purity of heart. Verse one of Ezekiel One reveals that the person having this experience was a mature person.
We must have a faith and relationship with Jesus that keeps increasing by daily interaction with Him. We must live transformationally before Him. As we are changed, our ability to see Jesus will grow. He will help us “take off the covers…the veils over our heart”… that we may come to Him riding on the camels…the revelations of Himself that He longs to give us. Are we willing to count the cost? Are we willing to put forth the effort Rebekah was willing to give?