|1||The Father Chooses the Bride||Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, |
that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love. Ephesians 1:4
|2||The Marriage Contract||Old Covenant:|
The Ten Commandments Reviewed: And Moses called all
Israel, and said to them: “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and
judgments which I speak in your hearing today, that you
may learn them and be careful to observe them.
For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed
for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:28
|3||He Prepares a Place for his Wife by Adding on to His Father’s House||In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, |
I would have told you. I go to prepare a 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, there you
may be also. John 14:2-3
|4||The Bride is Lifted Up (rapture)||Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up |
together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord
in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
I Thessalonians 4:17
|5||The Ceremony is Celebrated with Wine and Bread||And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed |
and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said,
“Take, eat; this is My body.”
For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is
shed for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:28
|6||“Mattan”: the Hebrew Word for Gifts Given by the Groom to the Bride||Jesus paid with His blood for the gifts to His bride: |
Eternal life, reigning with Christ, crowns, and
sharing in His glory.
|7||First came the Betrothal (Erusin); and Later, the Wedding (Nissuin)||At the betrothal the woman was legally married, |
although she still remained in her father’s house.
The wedding meant only that the betrothed woman,
accompanied by a colorful procession, was brought
from her father’s house to the house of her groom, and the legal tie with him was consummated.