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.
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.