Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Steps to a Jewish Orthodox Marriage


Steps to a Jewish Orthodox Marriage

1. The Father picks the bride for his son.
2. He then goes to the girls father and invites her over.
3. The son and the girl drink a glass of wine together and then become legally married.
4. After that they are removed from each other to spend a season apart whose length does the Father determine and only he knows the time. (It could be a year or a month)
5. During this time the son begins to prepare a home for this girl.
6. The girl begins to separate emotionally from her parents and begins to surrender in her heart to her husband.
7. They are legally married at this point even though they have not consummated it. (They can only be separated by divorce)
8. The Father then sends a trusted friend of the groom to tell the girl that the time is up and she can return to the son.
9. The son plays a game where he goes and secretly takes her from her parents and they run together and come to the reception.
10. They drink a toast with the guests and then leave and consummate the marriage. (Make whoopee)
11. The guest of the wedding begin a feast including drinking wine and don’t end it until the bride and groom arrive.
12. The bride and groom come back to the guests and now they are fully married and the party ends. This could last over a week!


Notice the similarities to the four Gospels.

1. Jesus had a communion including drinking a glass of wine with his disciples right before his departure.
2. He said that he was going to prepare a place for us.
3. He said his return he did not know that only the Father new the time.
4. The bride groom is supposed to announce the return of Jesus
5. Indeed the true bride will be stolen from the traditional church.
6. The marriage supper of the Lamb

REV 19:7 Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.

REV 19:8 Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear."

(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)

REV 19:9 Then the angel said to me, "Write: `Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!' " And he added, "These are the true words of God."
7.
REV 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

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