Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A continuation of "The Glass Box".

Good afternoon to you.
Remember I told you this new blog would be a change from the old one?
I will still be sharing projects from the cottage from time to time. Showing improvements we are making here and there.
Most of the posts will be about what is truly important to me....God, and family.
Today's post is a continuation of the post about "The Glass Box" that I did recently.
It's a study that I did, a few years ago, about "The Bride of Christ", taken from the teachings of a born-again Jewish teacher named Zola Levitt.
The study is about Old Testament wedding traditions, and how they correlate to Jesus, and the New Testament.
It was the Jewish custom to pay a price for a bride. She was purchased, with gifts to the family.

The Jewish groom would present a Katuba to the bride.  It was filled with his promises to her.
It was considered a wedding contract.
Our Katuba is the New Testament.
It contains promises for us from our soon coming bridegroom, Yeshua.
We receive these promises by faith.
The Jewish bride could hold her Katuba during the engagement period.  She could read it, and be encouraged.
We can hold our "Katuba".  It's a physical part of God that we can see, and hold close to our hearts. It's tangible, it's touchable, it's physical.  It makes God real to us.

Remember the oil, and the lamp the bride kept lit in her window?
Always wearing her veil to show she was spoken for?
We are the lamp, carrying the oil.  The "oil" in our lamp is the Holy Spirit.
Are we living Godly lives, bearing fruit for the Glory of the Lord?
If we are....we are sanctified...set apart.
The bride wears a veil setting her apart from the rest.
Are we committed in our walk with God?  Setting us apart from others? Do we walk in love?
Do we "walk our talk"?

Just before the groom left the bride's house, the contract was sealed with a drink from the covenant cup. The bride and groom drank from the same covenant cup.
Then the groom went back to the father's house to build the wedding chamber for his bride.

Our Groom, Jesus, paid the highest price for His Bride, the church.
He gave His life.
His blood was shed as the New Covenant. 
When we receive the elements of communion we are remembering the high price Jesus paid for His Bride.
The next time you drink from the communion cup, remember it represents "the covenant cup".  When you drink, you are sealing your contract to become the Bride of Christ. You are affirming that you are married to Jesus in the spirit.
We are waiting for Jesus to return for us, His Bride, just like the Jewish girl would wait for her groom to come for her.
No one knows when Jesus will return for His Bride...only the Father knows. Matt.24:36-42.
Jesus will come as a thief in the night. Rev.3:3.
Jesus is with the Father preparing a place for us. John 14:1-3.
Accept what Yeshua did for you on the cross, and say Yes!
If we confess our sins, He is faithful, and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9.
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.
And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.
Blessed are they which are called unto the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Rev.19:7-9.

16 comments:

  1. Debbie- What a wonderful lesson here. I have never heard that told quite like this. Amazing clarity into the traditions and the correlation to our lives today. This is a beautiful piece of witness here. You are blessed AND a blessing- xo Diana

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  2. I agree with what Diana said. Thanks Deb. xo

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  3. Hi Debbie, this is a special post and you teach it so beautifully. God has truly shown favor upon you and given you a gift to touch others. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings to you.
    Hugs

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  4. This is such a beautiful picture of Christ's relationship with us. Thank you for sharing the deeper meaning of the Jewish wedding traditions.
    Blessings, Deborah

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  5. I can't WAIT for you to come back here and teach us these beautiful truths once again. You were and are my most talented teacher I have ever had the privilege of learning such spiritual lessons from.

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  6. Very nice post Debbie. What a nice way to explain the teaching here and how it correlates to our lives today. Very nice.
    Kris

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  7. What a beautiful post, Debbie. It's not always easy to walk our talk. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tradition!

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  8. This is so lovely Debbie! I was raised by atheist parents so I was never taught any religion or taken to Church. I tried to instill religion into my kids as much as I could while not knowing much about it myself, sent them to Christian school and Christian pre-school just say they could get some of what I never did! Thank you for sharing this:)

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  9. Debbie,
    Thanks for your visit! I remember your old blog, and how faithful God was in restoring your health from uterine cancer, bowel perforation at surgery. What a glorious testimony that was.
    This post is so beautiful.
    I will be your newest follower.

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  10. Debbie, this is soooo good! I love how you put this together, so easy to understand. I love learning about Jewish customs and how it relates to us today. You are being a huge Blessing to others.

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  11. Dear Debbie, I love holding and reading my glass box till He comes for me! I am so blessed to be filled with His precious oil! I have been hearing arise!
    Please lets try to figure out why this post would not allow others to read it!
    Girl were smarter then we look :o)
    Would you allow me to copy those scriptures and use them for a up and coming post... You have already done all the work! I love reading them all together!
    Love, Roxy

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  12. How wonderful! I love these traditions. Thank you for sharing them (and thank you for your visit too!)

    xox

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  13. Good Morning, This is lovely and it worked this time on the Link Up!
    God is good all the time! Have a Happy and blessed DAY!
    Yours, Roxy

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  14. What a beautiful lesson. Such precepts to remember, especially to always say yes to God. The glass box you arranged is such a worthwhile reminder each and every day.

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  15. Thank you for sharing what you have learned with us. I have never heard this teaching in such detail before. The New Testament being a 'katuba' is meaningful to me. It is another reminder for why I need to be reading it daily. Thank you:)

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