Why “Rehoboth”?

“So he called its name Rehoboth, saying, ‘For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.'” Gen. 26:22

Why are we named “Rehoboth Ministries”?

The book of Genesis tells the story of what happened to Abraham’s son, Isaac, after Abraham died and left him his inheritance. Isaac began to re-dig a series of wells that had previously belonged to his father, but he ran into conflict with his enemies, who fought with him over them.

Isaac named the first well that he dug Esek (contention). Instead of fighting for it when his enemies stole it, Isaac simply moved on and dug another well. Isaac’s enemies came and laid claim to that well, too, however. Isaac named this second one Sitnah (enmity), but again, he did not strive with his enemies, but simply moved on and dug another well. This time, his enemies did not try to steal what he had worked for, and Isaac named this third well “Rehoboth,” meaning “plenty of room,” saying, “for now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land” (Gen. 26:22).

We felt the Lord impress upon our hearts many years ago that He would make room for us in Haiti and that much fruit for the Gospel would abound to our account. Over the years, He has been true to His word and our years of labor have proven just that.

8 thoughts on “Why “Rehoboth”?

  1. It was also laid upon my heart on tuesday and I tot I shld do more searching into. Thank God for d life of u two. God bless u. A broad place

  2. I think I’m in love with Rehoboth Ministries & will love to be affiliated with you. If you ever need to establish a chapter of you Church in my Country, Nigeria; I’ll be ready to represent you here. Keep the LORD’s flag flying!

  3. I stumbled the above comments while searching for the meaning of the word Rehoboth. I was touch by my findings when I saw the country of my homeland Haiti mentioned on this article… it’s an older article but God is constantly reminding and showing me signs pointing to Haiti and the Hatian people…

  4. Many times we west alot of time fighting lnstead of moving forward,isaac never fough he moved and the lord opened enough room for him where he became fruitful and prospered in life.the digging of the well has to continue until you reach to an open space, lazy people can not reach to Rehoboth,it takes carriageous men of isaac caliber who are not discouraged by the past.if the first one and the second one failed you will definitely break through the third one.thanks alot it has edified me.

  5. Wow,please am looking for the fruit of the womb,though I have had miscarriages, I saw a bible reading on a page that am following on Facebook Genesis 26-22,I decided to read it and I was moved to name my child Rehoboth,please I want to ask if I can name my child by that name if God bless me this month? Please remember me in your prayers. Thanks

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