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The Bride Groom Comes!

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John 14:2-3 "In My Father's house are many staying places; and if not, I would have told you. I go to prepare this place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I AM – {Aheyeh} is, there you may be also.” {Direct translation from Aramaic, which is exact to the original Hebrew}. The false Greek name {Jezus} is given alongside the more original phonetic English spelling of {Yehshiyeh} for the benefit of newer Christian students.

Knowing the Hebrew wedding tradition’s, and the many customs associated with them, the Eternal One wove in all of the wedding rituals as parallel pictures to be played out continuously in daily life in order to teach and forewarn us all since Abrahim of His final redemption, also depicted through our prophets. Of course, now we know, because of their insertions of Babylonian tradition, most of the post Babylonian captivity Jew’s have completely missed or ignore all of the many pictures woven throughout the Torah & Prophets on this issue. During their Babylonian captivity, they put aside most of the Torah given to them between Mt. Horeb & Sinai, for their new Babylonian based religion called Talmudism; which we know today is written down in their Talmud. The Talmud of course is just one of several books modern Rabbinical Jews use and hold above that which was given by The Eternal One Himself to Moshe.

Their Oral Torah, with their Takanote & Ma’assim compilations contain over 6000 additional man made laws that are IN ADDITION to The Eternals original Instructions. These are of course held in authority above that of The Eternals Torah. This should be a strong lesson to the multitude of modern Christian church’s; that forgetting your origins, as well as adding too, or subtracting from The Eternals Word does come with a cost. As stated by Yehshiyeh himself, when speaking about the end days quoted Hoshea, “My people will perish for their lack of knowledge”. HE was not referring to the church’s lack of quantum physics knowledge. Now let us see the Shadow’s within the marriage ceremony:

Ø Why do they both drink from a cup of wine?
Ø Why does the Groom have to return to his father’s house?
Ø Why does the Groom not know the time of his return for the bride?
Ø Why does a price have to be paid for the Bride?
Ø Why is the bride given a free will choice to marry?
Ø Why is there a written contract?
Ø Why does the bride veil herself?
Ø Why do we get married under a Huppa (canopy)?
Ø Why is a Ketuba (the written Hebrew wedding agreement) needed?

Understanding the Hebrew wedding, an amazing parallel between the ancient way that a Hebrew betrothal and marriage is conducted and what The Eternal One showed us will occur using Yehshiyeh as His example. All of these ancient customs and 'procedures' are still embedded within the wedding ceremony today but have less meaning because most modern Jew’s and for certain all Christians have lost their deeper meaning.

First the betrothal: When a young man found a young girl that he liked, he would approach his father and inform him of the matter. They would then work together to formulate a proposed contract (the Ketuba) together, where the terms of the marriage and the price to be paid – Dowry - to the young woman's father were stated among other things. Then the young man and his father would visit the young girl’s house to sit down with her and her father to present the offer. Once the young woman's father agreed to the finalized (Ketuba), terms of the marriage and the price to be paid, with the ultimate decision left to the young woman as to whether she wanted to marry the young man or not - she would not be forced to – {FREE WILL}! If she agreed, she would take a cup of wine that was placed on the table at the beginning of the meeting, and she would take a sip, after which the young man would also drink, thus sealing the betrothal. This is where the first cup of wine comes from in a Hebrew wedding ceremony - the cup of betrothal.

After this, the finalized price would be paid to the father of the bride, and from that point on the two were considered husband and wife, however the marriage was not yet consummated. Today the price paid for the bride can be seen symbolically in an expensive engagement ring – {although this has its roots in paganism}; and was never originally part of any Hebrew marriage ceremonies. The Bridegroom would then leave and return to his father’s house where he would begin to prepare a place for himself and his bride to live together Sound familiar? (John 14:2).

The young woman would begin to prepare herself for the return of her bridegroom who would come at a time unknown to her - therefore she had to always be ready to go. The groom, who returning to his father’s house to prepare the place also did not know the time of his return to take his bride. Sound Familiar? The tradition was that the father would allow the son to build a dwelling onto the father’s house OR a separate house for the new bride, all of which was under the constant over-watch of the grooms father. Ringing any bells yet? I have to make a point here. Of course, I do not believe anything the way the Christians do concerning Yehshiyeh. However, I also have a very difficult time believing that this man was just some super intelligent Torah teacher who spent his time cleverly constructing these prophesies around long held Hebrew traditions for the sake of winning people over to some new false cult. I just don’t see that in any of his teachings or rebukes, which mostly revolved around original Torah and away from the false oral law of the Pharisee’s.

Then, the place that the Bridegroom was preparing had to be inspected and authorized by the father first. Because of the Bridegroom’s eagerness to return for his bride, the FATHER had to make sure that everything was done properly and that no corners were cut. The place that was being prepared had to be beautiful and perfect, therefore only the FATHER of the groom knew when he would send His son to take HIS bride away.

Only the FATHER knows the day or the hour!

The veil: Once the young woman was betrothed, she was spoken for, no other man could have her. In order to make that known to all, the young woman would veil herself when in public so that all would know that she been taken. The veil is also a sign of submission, in this case the woman coming into the Covenant, and the submission of the man to which she is betrothed.

Because of Laban’s treachery to Jacob by exchanging his daughter Leah for the agreed upon daughter Rachel on his wedding night; the tradition has been that the bride will not have the veil down over her face as she approaches her husband to be, as he waits for her under the Huppa (canopy). The groom will place the veil over her face once she is standing before him. Obviously, the reason for this is so the husband to be can be sure it is his bride and no one else.

When the father gave the order to his son to go and take his bride, the bridegroom would take a party of friends – (hmmmm?), usually at midnight, and with torches blazing they would travel with great joy and expectation to the house of the bride. Of course, we can easily see how many throughout the village would hear this merry band coming from afar off.

Upon arriving, they would blow the Shofar and let out a shout thus notifying the arrival of the bridegroom and his party. The bride and her party had to be ready (like in the Pass-over, and if memory serves, like the parable of the virgins), gather their things together, and leave with the bridegroom back to the FATHERS house. Upon arriving all the Fathers guests that had assembled there for the celebration would shout and clap. The bride and bridegroom would enter the wedding chamber where the marriage was consummated and there they would stay for one week and learn to know each other. The Huppa (canopy) under which Hebrew and modern Jewish weddings are held, represents the wedding chamber and the bed that had four posts, one off each corner, and a canopy over the top. During those seven days, the wedding feast was held and consisted of dancing, eating and drinking – {non-fermented wine}. After the seven days had ended, the bride and bridegroom would come out of the chamber and were officially known as husband and wife.

It appears that Yeshiyeh – {Jezus} covered all the same motions; he drank of the wine, and said he would not partake of it again until He returns for His bride. I’m not exactly sure how the purchase price was paid? Maybe though the suffering of torture, but surely not in human sacrifice? Maybe the sacrifice was personal, as it has to be with each of us. However, being that the entire Israelite animal and food sacrificial system is well known to be completely man-instituted, and never given to them or us as a system of atonement for sin from The Eternal Himself. Then of course there can be absolutely no validity to the idea that any man, {Jezus} or other, could have ever been used for some righteous atonement for the sin of any one man, much less all men through that false system.

This is a complete fallacy perpetuated by early Greek pagan’s who believed in such things, just as the orthodox Pharisee blood cult did. It then stands to reason that this greatest prophet Yehshiyeh-{Jezus}, was used to both return certain peoples thoughts and hearts back to the original Torah of Moshe. However, even more importantly, his resurrection into the ascended body - {within the order of the Malak-Zedik}, through the power of The Eternal Creator, is the only proof we have today, and hope, that The Eternal One actually has this power. Thereby proving all HIS word through HIS Prophets True. Thus, it would appear that Yehshiyeh was removed from us, to prepare a place for those Torah observant people, (John 14:2-3). And will return at an unknown time - (2 Pet 3:10, Matt 25:13), with shouting and the sound of the Shofar - (1 Thes 4:16), and of that day/time no one knows, not even the groom Yehshiyeh, only The Eternal Father - (Mark 13:32). We the bride, are to prepare ourselves for His return, and be ready at all times - (Like Pesah), for when they come. As already mentioned, an awesome picture of this is the story of the 10 virgins, (Matt 25:1-13). The Eternal One will then take us to Himself, change us – (the ascended body), and we will dwell with Him - (1 Thes 4:17, 1 Cor 15:51-52). Albeit as the prophets depict it, on this renewed earth with a Messiah to rule through His original Torah.

This is yet another, among many lost understandings for most Christians, as they have never known the customs or traditions as given to us from Abrahim through Moshe. Everyone who studies the bible, but has no Hebrew background in the traditions and language unfortunately misses the deeper meanings and have little understanding.

Again, this long established embedded tradition is further proof of Yehshiyeh’s mission as a prophet and possibly eventual leader/Messiah; which was established by The Eternal Creator. These Hebrew nuances make men’s faith stronger against all critiques, adding a far deeper understanding of who The Eternal is, what HE did, for all man’s eventual restoration as we clearly see through most of our prophets.

Again, I am no Christian text scholar, but then again, Yehshiyeh was not a Christian, nor did he teach anything Christian. He clearly taught people to return to the original Torah of Moshe, which has yet to occur within most of Judaism, much less Christianity. It appears he was the greater prophet of which Moshe prophesied would come, and possibly the Malak-Zedik that the Eternal One will send to manage the final restoration.

Dr. Shmuel Asher Th.D את ©2007

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