Saturday, May 21, 2022

Why Does the Bride Circle Around Her Groom Seven Times?

By Maria Merola

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, September 2015

In this study, we are going to uncover some very profound truths that are hidden within the creation of the cosmos. What forced me to learn these hidden truths, is when I began to seek YaHuWaH in 2015, asking him about the shape of the earth.

What follows is a deep study on what Abba YaHuWaH taught me when I asked him about whether or not the earth is flat. The first thing he showed me, is that the earth is likened to a pregnant woman in Matthew 24:8 & Isaiah 66:7-9. He showed me a prophetic picture of the earth as a womb, and he told me that the earth is not flat.

Therefore, the earth is a prophetic picture of the bride of Messiah. It was an ancient custom in Hebraic Weddings, for the bride to circle around the groom seven times. I had often wondered about this custom, and thought that perhaps it was a man-made tradition of Judaism. However, during my time of prayer, YaHuWaH showed me that this custom was patterned after the account of Yisra’el circling, or compassing around the city of Jericho in the book of Joshua! 

This is what YaHuWaH showed me. He said “In the same way that the bride circles, or compasses around her bridegroom seven times, the earth makes a full revolution around the sun each year, completing seven annual festivals!”  

In other words, the Heliocentric Model is not pagan, as many within the Flat Earth Movement are falsely declaring. Everything within the creation revolves around the bridegroom, in the same way that all nine planets (including the earth) revolve around the sun.

In Malachi 4:2, our Messiah Yahuwshuwa is called “THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.” 

In John 8:12 & 9:5 Yahuwshuwa referred to himself as “THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD!” 

The ancient Hebraic Wedding tradition of the bride circling the groom SEVEN TIMES comes from the story of Ancient Yisra’el CIRCLING the walls of Yerichow (Jericho) SEVEN TIMES, and thus entering into “The Promised Land!” 

In other words, the bride will finally enter into the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in the SEVENTH MILLENNIUM when the bridegroom returns! 

Thus, we can see that the earth is a representation of the bride, and the sun is a representation of the bridegroom coming out of his chamber, which in Hebrew translates as “WEDDING CHUPPAH!” (Psalm 19:5; Joel 2:16).

Therefore, the Heliocentric model is indeed biblical, as it paints a prophetic picture of Messiah and his bride! 

It is no small coincidence that these prophetic truths can be found in the book of Joshua (Yahuwshuwa), which is the name of our bridegroom!

Yahuwshuwa (Joshua) 6:3 And you shall compass the city, all you men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shall you do six days. 

Yahuwshuwa (Joshua) 6:4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day you shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. 

Yahuwshuwa (Joshua) 6:11 So the ark of YHWH compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp. 

Yahuwshuwa (Joshua) 6:14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.

Yahuwshuwa (Joshua) 6:15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times. 

When I asked YaHuWaH about the shape of the earth, he reminded me that in Jewish Weddings, the bride “circles,” or “compasses,” around the bridegroom seven times. Up until this point, I had always thought this was just a tradition of Judaism. 

However, when I sought Yah for the answers, he explained to me that the custom of the bride compassing the bridegroom began as a reminder of the marriage promise that YaHuWaH made with Yisrael in Jericho! As part of that covenant, she was given “The Promised Land,” and this land of promise also has a name that is directly tied to her fruitfulness and fertility!

What is even more revealing, is that the name “Jericho” (Yerichow) has to do with the monthly lunar cycles, which also corresponds to the bride’s fertility. 

What we see from these beautiful examples given to us in Scripture, is that the bride (who is like the earth) circles around the bridegroom, (who is like the sun). Even the name “Jericho” comes from a root word that means “lunation, month.” Every 28-30 days, a woman ovulates and she is given another chance to become pregnant. 

The bride (Yisra’el) marching around Jericho seven times, is a prophetic picture of how she dances, and encircles around the bridegroom seven times in a year for seven feasts or festivals. 

The moon is tethered to the earth, because of the earth’s gravitational pull. Does the Moon spin on its axis? Yes! The time it takes for the Moon to rotate once on its axis, is equal to the time it takes for the Moon to orbit once around Earth. In other words, the Moon is like a woman’s ovulation cycle! 

This graphic below, shows the definition for the name “Yriychow,” and it’s root words pertaining to the monthly lunar cycles. With each new month, the bride is given a new chance to bear fruit for the bridegroom.

Tehilliym (Psalms) 19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Dawiyd (David). The heavens [shamayim] declare the glory of Elohiym; and the firmament [raqiya, expanse of heaven] shows his handywork. 

Tehilliym (Psalms) 19:2 Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge. 

*Explanation: From the above verses, we understand that the heavens (plural, the three heavens) speak to humanity. All things within creation have been created from frequencies (sound waves), as they were spoken into existence by the Word of YaHuWaH (Hebrews 11:3).

We are shown by the constellations (mazzaroth), the glory of YaHuWaH by fully understanding the heavenly or celestial bodies, and how they paint a prophetic picture of the bridegroom and his bride. 

With each new day (yowm), the day (powered by the sun) speaks to us. And with each night (as we dream), secret or hidden knowledge is given to us (Job 33:15-16). 

Tehilliym (Psalms) 19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. 

Tehilliym (Psalms) 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world [tebel, globe]. In them has he set a tabernacle [tent, sukkah] for the sun, 

Tehilliym (Psalms) 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber [chuppah], and rejoics as a strong man to run a race.

Tehilliym (Psalms) 19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit [tequwphah] unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. 

*Note: The Hebrew word for “circuit,” is “tequwphah,” which means “the revolution around the sun.” The Paleo Hebrew letter “quwph” illustrates this, because it literally means “sun on the horizon.” On a flat earth model, the sun never sits on the horizon, as it supposedly circles above the earth overhead at all times.

The Heliocentric Model Reveals the Bride (Earth) Circling the Bridegroom (Sun) Seven Times 

There are SEVEN FEASTS that we are commanded to keep each year (Leviticus 23), and it takes ONE FULL YEAR for the earth to circle around the sun!!! 


In keeping with this pattern of seven annual festivals, you will be surprised to find out that the Hebrew word for “circle in Isaiah 40:22 is the word “chuwg,which the Hebrew Lexicon defines as “A sphere!

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 40:22 It is he that sits upon the circle [sphere, chuwg] of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in.

The above verse has hidden wedding language in it, as we shall soon discover. The Hebrew word for “sits,and also “to dwell inis the very same Hebrew word as follows:

#H3427 yashab yaw-shab' a primitive root; properly, to sit down (specifically as judge in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry:--(make to) abiding, continue, cause to dwell, endure, establish, habitation.

Therefore, we can accurately read this verse as follows:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 40:22 It is he that marries upon the circle [sphere, chuwg] of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to marry in.

*Explanation: the earth dwells inside the solar system, which is the firmament. The firmament is not a dome that covers the earth. The firmament is the huge expanse we call “Outer Space. Below is a graphic explaining the firmament.

In other words, we are seeing that the bridegroom wants to marry the remnant of his bride that are in the earth, and he has prepared for her a tent or a tabernacle to dwell in!

But wait! It gets even better! The root word for “chuwg, is as follows:

#H2328 chuwg khoog a primitive root (Compare 2287); to describe a circle:--compass, a sphere.

#H2329 chuwg khoog from 2328; a circle:--circle, circuit, compass, sphere.

#H2287 chagag khaw-gag' a primitive root (Compare 2283, 2328); properly, to move in a circle, i.e. (specifically) to march in a sacred procession, to observe a festival; by implication, to be giddy:--celebrate, dance, (keep, hold) a (solemn) feast (holiday), reel to and fro. 

#2283 chagra' khaw-gaw' from an unused root meaning to revolve (Compare 2287); properly, vertigo, i.e. (figuratively) fear:--terror.

Now, here is where it gets really interesting. In the book of Joshua, the children of Yisra’el were commanded to march around the city walls of Jericho once every day for seven days. But on the seventh day (which is the weekly Sabbath), they were commanded to march seven times!

Therefore, Yisrael marched around Jericho for a total of 49 times in one week! What else does this remind you of? Do you remember the prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27 where the malak (angel) told Daniel about a prophecy that lasts for “Seventy Weeksor 490 years? How about when the disciples asked our Messiah how many times we should forgive our brother? What did he tell them? He said “Seventy times seven! or 490 times!

What about the Sabbatical Years that we are commanded to keep in Leviticus 25? We are commanded to keep a weekly Sabbath every seventh day. We are also commanded to count every seventh year as a Sabbatical or a Sabbath for the land itself. A biblical year is 360 days (which is how many degrees there are in a perfect circle). By multiplying 7 x 360, we get 2,520 days in a Sabbatical Year, or Shmitta.

7 years x 360 days = 2,520 days.

This means that every seven years, we are commanded to keep 360 Weekly Sabbaths, and 49 annual Sabbaths or festivals!

We are also commanded in Leviticus 23:15-22 to count “Seven Sabbaths from the day after the weekly Sabbath following the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The following day after we count “Seven Sabbaths (49 days), we come to the fiftieth day, which is called “The Feast of Weeks or “Shabuwoth (Shavuot in Modern Hebrew). 

Why the repeating cycles of sevens?

The Hebrew word for the word “sevenis as follows:

#H7620 shabuwa` shaw-boo'-ah or shabuan {shaw-boo'-ah}; also (feminine) shbu.ah {sheb-oo-aw'}; properly, passive participle of 7650 as a denominative of 7651; literal, sevened, i.e. a week (specifically, of years):--seven, week

#H7650 shaba` shaw-bah' a primitive root; propr. to be complete, but used only as a denominative from 7651; to seven oneself, i.e. swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times):--adjure, charge (by an oath, with an oath), take an oath, straitly, (cause to, make to) swear. 

This reminds us of the promise given to the divorced wife (Yisra’el). In Psalm 110, our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa has been sworn into office as the eternal High Priest (Melchizedek) with an oath. Unlike the Levitical Priesthood after the sons of Aaron, (who were not installed with a wedding oath):

Tehilliym (Psalm) 110:4 The YHWH has sworn, and will not repent, You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. 

Abrym (Hebrews) 9:21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, YHWH sware and will not repent, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek:)

Abrym (Hebrews) 9:22 By so much was Yahuwshuwa made a surety of a better covenant.

Now, why did I explain all of this? Because the pattern that YaHuWaH is showing us, is that his covenant with his bride is an everlasting covenant, which has a continuous repeating cycle of 70 x 7 or 49, taking us to a Year of Jubilee every 50th year.

At our Messiahs first coming, he began his ministry in a Jubilee Year (see Luke 4:18-21; Isaiah 61:1-3). At his second coming, he will redeem his bride also in a Jubilee Year! We know this, because the phrase “The Acceptable Year of YaHuWaH,is language that is used in a Jubilee Year, which always falls on Yom Kippur!

But why is this significant? Because YaHuWaH established his covenant with his bride with repeating patterns of sevens. It is because the number “seven represents “covenant! Hence, the reason why there are continuous cycles of “sevens,is to show us his everlasting covenant that never fails!

Every 360 days, (which is a biblical year), we are commanded to keep seven annual festivals. Within this 360 days, the earth (symbolic of the bride), makes a full revolution around the sun (which represents the bridegroom). If we divide 360 by 12, we get twelve 30-day cycles. The bride has a monthly fertility cycle wherein she can produce children. But something happened following the flood in the days of Noah. 

The flood caused the earths poles to shift, and the earths rotation now takes 365 days to make a full revolution around the sun. However, in the last days, (during what is called “The great tribulation), our Messiah told us that “The days shall be shortened!This means that during the ministry of the Two Witnesses, the Great Tribulation will last for 1,260 days. If we divide 1,260 days by 360, we come to exactly 3.5 years of tribulation. This amounts to half of a Sabbatical Year (half of seven years).

Why does the Great Tribulation last for 3.5 years instead of seven years? Because it is called “Jacobs Time of Trouble,and Jacob ended up with two sister brides instead of the only wife he loved (Rachel). This caused his house to be “dividedby strife, jealousy, and enmity (hostility). Therefore, to “repairthe divided house of Jacob, our Messiah allowed his ministry to be “cut in halfin the middle of Daniel’s 70th Week!

You see, our Messiah had to “Stand in the gap and repair the breachbetween these two divided houses of Jacob (Yisrael). And in order to do that, he had to “Divide Daniel’s 70th Week,resulting in his own ministry lasting for 3.5 years (Luke 4:25). The two divided houses of Yisrael (Jacob) will then repair the breach that they caused, by finishing the last half of Daniels 70th Week!

This is why in Revelation 11:4, they are called “The Two Olive Trees & the Two Lampstands.This explains why YaHuWaH designed the earth to make a full revolution around the sun, every year, and within that year, there are seven annual festivals. And within each Sabbatical Year (Shmitta) there are 49 annual festivals and 360 weekly Sabbaths.

Now we can begin to understand why the bride circles the groom seven times in an Ancient Hebrew Wedding! This symbolic act is meant to show the bride that her bridegroom has purchased her with his own blood, and this is why she “gravitates towards him. Now, we can understand why YaHuWaH created gravity! 

Gravity is when a smaller object is attracted to a larger object! The more atomic mass or weight an object has, the greater the gravitational pull. That being the case, the bride is lower in status (smaller) than her great and mighty king. Therefore, the bride is meant to gravitate towards her groom, just as Eve was told that she would desire her husband, and that he would rule over her:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.

The Hebrew word for “desire is defined as follows:

#H8669 tshuwqah tesh-oo-kaw' from 7783 in the original sense of stretching out after; a longing:--desire

#H7783 shuwq shook a primitive root; to run after or over, i.e. overflow:--overflow, water

From the definition for “desire we are reminded that the bride longs to run after the bridegroom:

Song of Solomon 1:4 Draw me, we will run after you: the king has brought me into his chambers [chuppah]: we will be glad and rejoice in you, we will remember your love more than wine: the upright love you. 

The word “drawis #H4900 “mashak,which means “to stretch out, to march, to continue.We are reminded that the sun continually draws the earth towards itself with a powerful gravitational pull, and this keeps the earth spinning, and rotating, hence keeping a continuous cycle of the weekly Sabbaths, as well as seven annual festivals!

The root word for “desire(shuwq) means to run after or over, i.e. overflow:--overflow, water.We get a hint from this definition, that the marriage supper will feature banqueting table wherein the bride will receive an abundance of oil for her head (anointing her as his queen); and an overflow of new wine which represents the overflow of joy, provision and abundance.

Tehilliym (Psalm) 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

This also explains why the Samaritan woman at the well was offered overflowing waters that flow from her innermost being:

Yahuwchanon (John) 7:38 He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 

This Hebrew word for desire (tshuwqah) is also related to another Hebrew word that means a full revolution of the earth around the sun annually:

#H8622 tquwphah tek-oo-faw' or tquphah {tek-oo-faw'}; from 5362; a revolution around the sun; course of time, lapse:--circuit, come about, end. 

The root word also speaks of rotation of the earth around the sun:

#H5362 naqaph naw-kaf' a primitive root; to strike with more or less violence (beat, fell, corrode); by implication (of attack) to knock together, i.e. surround or circulate:--compass, cut down, destroy, go round (about), enclose, round.

The Earth Gyrates or Rotates Around the Sun as the Bride Rotates Around the Groom!

In the Greek Septuagint, (which is the Greek translation of the Tanakh or Old Testament) the word for “circle(chuwg) in Isaiah 40:22 is defined as a “gyros,which literally means “to gyrate, to rotate!” 

It is where we derive the word “gyroscope,and the Greek sandwich we call a “Gyro.This is because the meat that is used to make the sandwich is cooked on a “rotisserie,(because it rotates), as it cooks the meat.

This website gives insightful information about what a gyroscope is, and it’s function: What is Gyroscope – History, Three Degrees of Freedom, Basic Properties

Gyroscope is one of the ‘must be’ navigational equipment that any floating vessel needs for finding direction. Every mariner knows its importance. Not limited to this, it also finds it uses in Smart watches, Smartphones, Gaming Industry and Cameras too. 

This post will discuss what is a Gyroscope, its history, three Degrees of freedom in gyroscope and basic properties ‘Rigidity in Space’ & ‘Rule of Precision.’

The History of Gyroscope 

The word Gyro-scope was initially termed in 1852 by Mr. Foucault. Mr Foucault was a French scientist. ‘Gyroscope’ is the combination of two Greek words ‘Gyro’ and ‘Scopien.’ Gyro in Greek means revolution and skopien means view. It is commonly known as Gyro also. 

Introduction to Gyroscope Fig. 1 – Introduction to Gyroscope 

The existence of Gyro lies on this earth from the time when the first ever electron started to spin on its axis. There are many examples of natural gyroscopes in the real world. 

The electrons around us spin at a very high speed and possess all the properties of a Gyro. Our Earth, in fact, is also an example of the natural gyro. Why ?? It is because our Earth has a mass, and it rotates at an extremely high speed (1000 miles/hour). It is this rotation which provides the stabilization to the Earth, and so our Earth’s north pole always points towards the North Star. 

What is a Gyroscope?

Any highly spinning object which has a mass is primarily a Gyro. For example – a fast spinning wheel, a fired bullet, propeller of a plane’s thrust engine, etc. But if we become a little bit more strict to the fundamentals, we can say that a Gyroscope is a mechanism which has a high spinning speed, mass and three degrees of freedom.

Three Degrees of Freedom in Gyroscope Fig. 2 – Three Degrees of Freedom in Gyro What are Three Degrees of Freedom in Gyroscope?

“Three degree of freedom” means that the gyro is free to take any position in space. However, in particular the three degrees of freedom can be listed as:

1.) It should be able to rotate on its axis. As the name suggests, This axis is commonly referred as Spin axis. 

2.) It should be able to drift on the Vertical axis. 

3.) It should be able to tilt on the Horizontal axis.

How Does a Gyrating Earth Resemble the Bride?

This term “gyrate,” (gyros) describes the rotation of the earth, but also the rotation of the weekly and annual Sabbaths, as they require the earth to make a revolution around the sun. The groom literally marries (dwells with) the bride, as he provides her with the light or illumination to see prophetically what his festivals mean to the both of them. The seven feasts are reminders of his “testimony,(Revelation 19:10), and all that he has done to redeem her.

The Hebrew word for “tent, literally means “a tabernacle, which is an allusion to the marriage of the bride and groom, as this will take place in a wedding chuppah! With our expanded understanding of these words, let’s read this passage of Scripture with more clarity:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 40:22 It is he that marries/sits upon the gyros [rotating sphere, chuwg] of the earth (the bride), and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to marry/dwell in.

The wedding between the bride and the groom will take place in heaven, as the groom will catch away the bride, and elope with her, taking her to “His Fathers house, where he has promised to prepare for her a place to consummate their marriage (John 14:1-2). After seven days in the heavenly wedding chuppah, the bride and the groom will return back to earth (the home of the bride’s family). The bride and groom will fight together as a unified army in the Battle of Armageddon on Yom Kippur, as they return to earth riding on white horses (see Revelation 19). After the battle of Armageddon, the bride and groom will then celebrate for another seven days during the Feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles, with the bride’s family and all the wedding guests.

More Patterns of Sevens

There are also SEVEN COVENANTS, for the SEVEN CONTINENTS of the earth, which will culminate at the SEVENTH MILLENNIUM at THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB (Revelation 19:7). 

When the bridegroom returns, the bride will rejoice and dance around her bridegroom seven times to celebrate, because the SEVEN CONGREGATIONS will come together as one bride: 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 4:1 And in that day SEVEN WOMEN (SEVEN CONGREGATIONS) shall take hold of one man (Messiah), saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach. 

There are many Hebraic traditions that are built into the narrative of the Besowrah (Gospel) message. Our Messiah used many of these Ancient Hebrew customs when telling his parables.

“Circling is among one of the customs of the Yahuwdiym (Jews), as they circle while carrying the Torah on the festival of Simchat Torah, the holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Yahuwdiym (Jews) also circle with the Lulav and the Etrog on Sukkot, the Festival of Tabernacles. In the case of a Hebraic wedding, however, the act of circling becomes a personal affirmation performed publicly, as opposed to a communal act involving everyone. Circling at your wedding demonstrates your commitment to separating yourself as a couple from the community, while at the same time, joining the community as a married couple....” 

One of the serious errors of the flat earth narrative, is that the Heliocentric Model is supposedly patterned after “pagan sun-god worship.However, I would like to clear up this false notion by illustrating that the reason why pagan sun-worship is so egregious, is because the adversary has convinced humanity to worship the creation, rather than the Creator (Romans 1:25). Our Messiah is a prophetic picture of the sun, (as he is the light of the world). And since the devil is notorious for trying to counterfeit our Messiah, he wants us to believe that the sun is a prophetic picture of him, instead of Yahuwshuwa. 

Therefore, the Heliocentric Model is not pagan whatsoever, for it accurately paints a prophetic picture of the bridegroom and his bride. The Geocentric Model is a construct of Ancient Mystery Babylon & Roman Catholicism. The following website link provides historical background on the Geocentric Model, as it was first taught by the Ancient Sumerians, and then carried over into the Medieval Catholic Church. 

Does the Bible Teach Geocentricity? 

“The medieval Catholic Church maintained that the Bible taught geocentricity (i.e., that the Sun and planets revolve around the Earth) as opposed to what we now know as the Copernican idea of heliocentricity (i.e., that the planets all revolve around the Sun). This situation began when Claudius Ptolemy of Alexandria restated the ancient Ptolemaic geocentric theory in the second century after Messiah, and was able to predict the motion of the celestial bodies with far greater accuracy than the existing theory of heliocentricity. Somewhere along the line, scientific dogma became enshrined in theological dogma, and passages in the Bible were found to consecrate Ptolemy’s theory. According to the theologians, man was the focus of YaHuWaH’s creative act, and therefore the Earth must be the center of YaHuWaH’s creation.”

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