Saturday, June 25, 2022

Is Messiah Returning With His Bride or His Angels?

By Maria Merola
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, April 2021

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

1st Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Yahuwshuwa died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Yahuwshuwa will Elohiym bring with him.

Some of you need further proof that our Messiah is returning back to earth with his bride as his army. As for the malakiym (angels), they are “SENT” to gather the elect from one end of heaven to the other (Matthew 24:31). 

Revelation 19 does not tell us that the angels are the ones returning with Messiah on white horses, as you will see by carefully reading the verses below:

Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and HIS WIFE HAS MADE HERSELF READY. 


Revelation 19:9 And he said unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB. And he said unto me, These are the true words of Elohiym. 


*Explanation: How do we know that these ARMIES that are following Messiah back to earth are not merely the angels? 


If you need further proof that THE BRIDE is HIS ARMY, see these verses in the TaNaKh: 

Ezekiel 37:9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of Adam, and say to the wind, Thus says Adonay Yahuwah; Come from the FOUR WINDS, O breath, and BREATHE UPON THESE SLAIN, THAT THEY MAY LIVE.

Ezekiel 37:10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, AN EXCEEDING GREAT ARMY. 

Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said unto me, son of Adam, THESE BONES ARE THE WHOLE HOUSE OF YISRA’EL: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.


Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a VIRTUOUS woman? For her price is far above rubies. 

The Hebrew word for “VIRTUOUS” is as follows: #2428 chayil, and it means “AN ARMY!” 

Genesis 2:18 And Yahuwah Elohiym said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a HELP MEET for him. 

The Hebrew word for “HELP MEET” is #5048 & #5047 in the Hebrew Concordance, which means “A MILITARY FRONT!” 

When Messiah returns on Yom Kippur with his bride, he will have his angels with him as well as his ARMY, HIS BRIDE!!!! 

Here is one more proof that Yahuwshuwa is returning with HIS BRIDE: 

Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his MALAKIYM [MESSENGERS, PASTORS] with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 

The Greek word for “angels” is as follows in the Greek Concordance: 

#32. aggelos ang'-el-os from aggello (probably derived from 71; compare 34) (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, A PASTOR:--angel, MESSENGER

The root word means: 

#34. agele ag-el'-ay from 71 (compare 32); A DROVE, A HERD. The Greco-English word “angel” does not give us the full picture of who these are that are returning with Messiah, but the Hebrew words for “angel” does!

#4397 mal'ak mal-awk' from an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically, of Elohiym, i.e. an angel (also A PROPHET, PRIEST, OR TEACHER):--AMBASSADOR, MESSENGER, angel, king. Another Hebrew word for “angel” is as follows: 

#6918 qadowsh kaw-doshe' or qadosh {kaw-doshe'}; from 6942; sacred (ceremonially or morally); (as noun) Elohiym (by eminence), an angel, A SAINT, a sanctuary:--HOLY ONE.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Are There Two Bridegrooms for Israel?

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 he is “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 2:19-20, YaHuWaH himself promised to remarry Yisra’el! 

Howshea 2:19 And I WILL BETROTH YOU UNTO ME FOREVER; yea, I WILL BETROTH YOU UNTO ME in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. 

Howshea 2:20 I WILL EVEN BETROTH YOU UNTO ME in faithfulness: and YOU SHALL KNOW YaHuWaH. 

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, says YaHuWaH; for I AM MARRIED UNTO YOU: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Tziyown (Zion).

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:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 54:5 For YOUR MAKER IS YOUR HUSBAND; YaHuWaH of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Yisra’el; The Elohiym of the whole earth shall he be called.

In Isaiah 62:4, YaHuWaH tells the nation of Yisra’el, that he will marry them again:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 62:4 You shall no more be termed FORSAKEN; neither shall your land anymore be termed DESOLATE: but YOU SHALL BE CALLED HEPHZIBAH, [MY DELIGHT] and YOUR LAND BEULAH [MARRIED]: for YaHuWaH delights in you, and YOUR LAND SHALL BE MARRIED. 

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! 

Romiym (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? 

Romiym (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 was a Ruwach/Spirit, who 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 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!

Mattithyahuw (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

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him. 

Mattithyahuw (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. 

Luke 5:34 And he said unto them, Can you 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. 

Yahuwchanon (John) 3:29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegrooms voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. 

Chazown (Revelation) 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for THE MARRIAGE OF LAMB IS COME, and HIS WIFE HAS MADE HERSELF READY.