Updated: Jun 13
“Zilpah” - Pastor Rusty - June 15,2021
“And Zilpah, Leah’s maid, bare Jacob a son.” Gen. 30:10
Zilpah is the name of a servant girl that Laban gave to his daughter Leah as a wedding gift. Her name according to the Strong’s means, “Trickling as myrrh, fragrant droppings.” She is the mother of two of the sons of Jacob, Gad and Asher.
When Leah stopped bearing she still wanted to have sons. So in retaliation to the actions of her sister Rachel, she gives her servant girl (Zilpah) to her husband (Jacob) to be a concubine so that she (Leah) might have children through Zilpah.
Having children through Zilpah, sounds like a Francine Rivers book. Having children through Zilpah is what she did. Two sons were born through this ancient surrogacy. Zilpah represents an action that God the father has to perform on the body of Christ to bring forth specific fruition that cannot come through familiar channels. Hence specific moves of God are meant to bring forth specific fruition. In this case Leah appeared to be incapable of bearing more children, so she moved outside the box and decided to have children through Zilpah. Sometimes you have to step outside traditional flows to obtain specific or higher fruition in your life. You have to break league with specific churches or movements and think outside of yourselves and the apparent limitations of your own abilities. There are certain offsprings that can only come through a lowly servant girl, specifically Zilpah, tricking myrrh. If you look at your present religious state and you find the absence of trickling myrrh, you will never produce Gad or Asher through the spiritual experience. It takes Zilpah to have Asher. God deliberately manipulated the situation so that neither Rachel or Leah could produce Gad or Asher. It takes Zilpah. Perhaps you need to move outside mainstream denominational teachings and Circles (Leah) and find trickling myrrh.
I’ll give you a hint. It can only come from a heart of worship. When you value worship you will at least find Zilpah. Happy hunting and God bless. Pastor Rusty.