By Maria Merola
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, April 2009
Beyth Qorintiym (2nd Corinthians) 11:2 For I am jealous over you with a righteous jealousy: for I have espoused you to ONE HUSBAND, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Mashiyach.
One of the most difficult things to convey to people, is that Elohiym is a Spirit, and that he manifests as both the Father and the Son at the same time. Oftentimes, people struggle to wrap their brains around this concept, because they are trying to compare our infinite Creator, to finite human beings.
YaHuWaH is not limited by time and space, as we are. Because he is a Ruwach (Spirit), he is “Omnipresent,” which means “Everywhere at once!”
When trying to describe the essence and nature of our Creator, there is often terminology confusion, as they conflate the word “person,” with “manifestations.”
If we say that the Father was the bridegroom to Yisra’el in the Tanakh (Old Testament), but in the Briyth Chadashah (New Testament), the Son is now the bridegroom, we would be accusing YaHuWaH of sending his son to marry his divorced wife!
But isn’t this the same sin that Reuben committed when he slept with Jacob’s concubine? (Genesis 49:4). Isn’t this what the adulterer in 1st Corinthians 5:1 did? He committed adultery with his Father’s wife!
You see, even though YaHuWaH divorced Yisra’el in Jeremiah 3:8, he promised to remarry her again!
Why then, would he send his SON to remarry her?
*Note: The reason why YaHuWaH came in the form of “THE SON,” is to take the place of “THE FIRST-BORN SON” (Yisra’el), and to die in their place!
In Exodus 4:22, YaHuWaH said: Yisra’el is MY FIRST-BORN SON!
In Jeremiah 31:9, YaHuWaH said “I AM A FATHER TO YISRA’EL!”
In Isaiah 54:5, YaHuWaH said “For your Maker is your HUSBAND; YHWH of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Yisra’el; The Elohiym of the whole earth shall he be called.”
How is YaHuWaH a Father to Yisra’el, and also a Husband to Yisra’el?
Is YaHuWaH married to his SON?
Is he committing homosexuality & incest?
Of course not!
YaHuWaH uses METAPHORS to describe all the ROLES & FUNCTIONS he plays in our lives!
In Jeremiah 3:8, YaHuWaH divorced ten out of twelve tribes of Yisra’el, but he did not divorce the Kingdom of Judah (although they were more treacherous).
He did not divorce the Kingdom of Yahuwdah (Judah), because he had to allow a remnant to survive, so that our Messiah could be born into the Tribe of Yahuwdah (Judah).
Bereshiyth (Genesis) 49:10 says “The Scepter shall not depart from Yahuwdah (Judah), nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes.”
In Hosea chapter 2, YaHuWaH himself promised to remarry Yisra’el!
In Isaiah 54, YaHuWaH tells Yisra’el that though they were cast out as a divorced woman (forsaken), and a widow (because they killed their own Messiah), he will gather them again to himself!
In Isaiah 62:4, YaHuWaH tells the nation of Yisra’el, that he will marry them again!
You will notice that he did not say “I WILL SEND MY SON TO MARRY YOU!”
In Deuteronomy 24:1-4, if a man legally divorces his wife (due to her uncleanness), he may never take her back!
Therefore, YaHuWaH can never take Yisra’el back again, according to his own Torah!
And yet, the prophets foretold that he would take Yisra’el back! How is this possible? How could YaHuWaH take Yisra’el back again once he divorced her in Jeremiah 3:8?
Romans chapter 7 provides us with the answer!
Romans 7:1 Know you not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the Torah,) how that the Torah has dominion over a man as long as he lives?
Romans 7:2 For the woman which has a husband is bound by the Torah to her husband so long as he lives; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the Torah of her husband.
*Explanation: The Torah of her husband is Deuteronomy 24:1-4.
Romans 7:3 So then if, while her husband lives, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, SHE IS FREE FROM THAT TORAH; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
*Explanation: When the husband dies, Yisra’el is free from the LAW OF DEUTERONOMY 24:4!
In other words, she is free to REMARRY HIM! Shaul (Paul) was not saying that we are free to disobey the rest of the Torah!
Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, you also are become dead to the Torah [of Deuteronomy 24:4] by the body of Mashiyach (Messiah); THAT YOU SHOULD BE MARRIED TO ANOTHER, EVEN TO HIM WHO IS RAISED FROM THE DEAD, that we should bring forth fruit unto Elohiym.
*Explanation: The Greek word for “another” is “heteros,” which means “altered.”
YaHuWaH came to remarry Yisra’el in an ALTERED FORM!
Whereas, when YaHuWaH married Yisra’el on Mount Sinai, he as a Ruwach/Spirit, married them, while they were in their FINITE/CARNAL form.
Therefore, he came to earth to remarry Yisra’el in the form of a FINITE HUMAN, to be compatible with us! And then what did he do?
He died to his FINITE HUMAN BODY, (allowing the sins of the world to be placed upon his own body), thereby destroying the power of sin once-and-for-all!
And when he resurrected, he put on an IMMORTAL, INCORRUPTIBLE BODY, so that we too, (who are his bride) will one day, put on the SAME FORM, so that we will be compatible with him!
This is explains why Yahuwshuwa described the Father as the HUSBAND, and himself as THE VINE.
Yahuwchanon (John) 15:1 I AM the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
When Yahuwshuwa was on earth as a finite, mortal human, he pointed us to the Father in heaven, because he was here to “role-play” in front of us, what it looks like to be an obedient son. However, when he returns at his second coming, he is coming back as the Father, who is also the bridegroom:
Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 9:15 And Yahuwshuwa said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.
While the above verse may seem to be in contradiction to John 15:1, Yahuwshuwa was giving us a hint, that he is the Father, who is also the bridegroom!
Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
Matthew 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Matthew 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Mark 2:19 And Yahuwshuwa said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
Mark 2:20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days. I
Luke 5:34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
Luke 5:35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
John 2:9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
John 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.