Beit Yeshua

Yom Teruah




(Rosh Hashanah)

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The Ancient Jewish Wedding



Yom Teruah is a two day festival falling in the Autumn (September or October) of each year, on Tishri 1 & 2.  Yom Teruah literally means "Day of the Awakening Blast".  Other names for the two-day holiday include Rosh Hashanah (Head of the Year), Yom Ha’Zikkaron (Day of Remembrance), Yom HaMelech (Day of the King), Yom HaKiseh (The Hidden Day) and Yom HaDin (Day of Judgment).  It is also called The Feast of Trumpets, Feast of the Last Trump and Feast of the Born Again.  Blowing the Shofar on Yom Teruah is the only specific commandment for the holiday.
Yeshua said no man knows the day or the hour.  This was actually an indication that the “catching away” would take place on this “hidden” festival.

Beit Yeshua gathered on Friday, September 18, 2009 to celebrate the Biblical Festival.  We were joined by many of our friends from Vision For Israel, Highway to Zion, Beit Shofarot, Christian Friends of Israel, Christ Alive Church, as well as a variety of other churches and congregations.


About 100 came to the celebration.  Many dressed in white as a symbol of purity and also as a reminder of the 2nd coming of Messiah Yeshua and His future marriage to Believers.


There was a time of praise, worship and dance before "The Ancient Jewish Wedding" Drama



Children learn to worship by watching adults





One of the highlights of the evening was the drama on "The Ancient Jewish Wedding" and its parallels to our own marriage relationship with Yeshua.


2009 Ancient Jewish Wedding Drama

Part 1: Introduction


The Bible is a marriage covenant.  Both the Tanach (the Old Testament) and the Brit Hadashah (the New Testament) describe how God through Messiah Yeshua, the Bridegroom, is in the process of marrying His bride.


2009 Ancient Jewish Wedding Drama

Part 2: the Betrothal, the Bride Price, the Wedding Contract, Bride's Acceptance


Hosea 2:19-20 
I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, In love and compassion. 
I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD.






1 Peter 1:8 
Though you have not seen Him, you love him; and even though you do not see Him now,
you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.


The Bride Price


1 Corinthians 6:19-20
You are not your own; You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.



The Wedding Contract


Jeremiah 31: 31-33
The time is coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.    It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD.  “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel      after that time,” declares the LORD.  “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts.  I will be their God, and they will be my people.



The Bride’s Acceptance of the Wedding Proposal


Romans 10:9-10
If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation



Wedding Garments


Ezekiel 16:8-13  
“When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” says the Lord GOD.
  “Then I washed you in water; yes, I thoroughly washed off your blood, and I anointed you with oil. I clothed you in embroidered cloth and gave you sandals of badger skin; I clothed you with fine linen and covered you with silk. I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your wrists, and a chain on your neck. And I put a jewel in your nose, earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head. Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth.

Revelations 3:5
“He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life;
but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”


2009 Ancient Jewish Wedding Drama

Part 3: the Cup of Betrothal, Betrothal Gifts, Bridegroom's Departure, Mikvah


The Cup of Betrothal – The Cup of the Covenant


Matthew 26:27-29
(At the Pesach Meal with His disciples Yeshua  …) … took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying,
“Drink from it, all of you. This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in My Father’s kingdom.”


Betrothal Gifts


James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father ...



The Bridegroom’s Departure


John 14:1-3 
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.  In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.




The Mikvah (Baptism)


Mark 16:16 
He who believes and is baptized will be saved.



A Time of Waiting


1 Thessalonians 5:1,2,4
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.



2009 Ancient Jewish Wedding Drama

Part 4: The Witness Sent, the Bride Abducted, Wedding, Ketubah Signed


The Witness is Sent First


Matthew 25:6
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.




The Bride is Abducted


Matthew 25:6
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of G-d: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.






2009 Ancient Jewish Wedding Drama

Part 5: Bridegroom & Bride in Bridal Chamber 7 days, the Wedding Feast


The Bridegroom & Bride Spend Seven Days Alone


1 Thessalonians 5:6,9
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.  For God hath not appointed us to wrath,
but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.



The Wedding Feast


Revelation 19:7-9 
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him; for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.  And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.  And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.






2009 Ancient Jewish Wedding Drama

Part 6: Coronation of the King





Other "Ancient Jewish Wedding Performances"


Check out this Link for Yom Teruah - The Feast of Trumpets - CLICK HERE


Baruch Ha'Ba B'Shem YHVH
Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord