Beit Yeshua

2012
Yom Teruah Drama

   
   


 

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The
Ancient Jewish
Wedding
Drama

1. Chosen

2. The Betrothal

3. The Bride
Price


4. The Ketubah

5. The Bride's
Consent


6. The 1st
Cup of Wine


7. Betrothal Gifts

8. The
Departure


9. The
Chuppa


10. The Mikvah

11. The Bride is
Consecrated


12. Waiting

13. The Witness
is Dispatched


14. The Bridegroom
Cometh


15. The
Catching-Away


16. The Bride
Encompasses
the Bridegroom


17. Seven Days
Alone


18. The Bridegroom
& His Bride
Rejoice
Together


19. Coronation
of the King


20. The
Anointing


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The Ancient Jewish Wedding Drama

 
 
 

The Ancient Jewish Wedding

 

 
A proper understanding of the fall feast days of Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur and Succot provides clarity to Yahweh's plan for the prophetic fulfillment we call the End Times. They reveal much more detail than has been thought possible.
 
The Bible itself 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.  Yeshua’s first miracle - turning water into wine - took place at a wedding in Cana of Galilee.

There are many parallels between the ancient Jewish Wedding and the marriage between Messiah Yeshua and his Bride.  Yeshua even called Himself the Bridegroom.
 
 

1. The Bride is Chosen

 
John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you ...
 
The Bride is busy with their daily responsibilities
 
 

2. The Betrothal

 
 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.
 
 
 
3.  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 Bridegroom and His friend approach the Bride's Father
 

4. The Ketubah

 
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.

Hebrews 8:10
This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. 
I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts.
 
The Ketubah is presented to the Bride's Father
 
 

5. The Bride's Consent

 
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.
 
The Bride is approached by her father concerning the proposed marriage
 
 
 
Ezekiel 16:8-13   8“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.
 
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“Then I washed you in water; yes, I thoroughly washed off your blood, and I anointed you with
oil.
10I clothed you in embroidered cloth and gave you sandals of badger skin; I clothed you with
fine linen and covered you with silk.
11I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your wrists,
and a chain on your neck.
12And I put a jewel in your nose, earrings in your ears, and a beautiful
crown on your head.
13Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine
linen, silk, and embroidered cloth.

Revelations 3:5   Yeshua says… 
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.”
 
 

6. The 1st Cup of Wine

 
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.”
 
The Bridegroom and Bride drink the first cup of wine
 

7. Betrothal Gifts

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

1 Corinthians 12:1, 4, 8-10    
Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.  There are different kinds of
gifts, but the same Spirit.  For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the
word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of
healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another
discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
 
Gifts are presented to the Bride
 
 

8. The Departure

The Bridegroom would depart from the home of his Bride’s family. 
 

9. The Chuppa

 
John 14:1-3  
Yeshua said: 
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 Chadar (or Chuppah in this case) is prepared
 
 
 
 

10. The Mikvah

 
Mark 16:16  He who believes and is baptized will be saved.
 
The Bride goes through her mikvah while her mother and friends watch
 
 
The Brides shares her excitement with those around her
 

11. The Bride is Consecrated

 
Matthew 25 1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their
lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
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They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4But the wise took oil in their
vessels with their lamps.
5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight
there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7Then all those virgins
arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps
 are gone out.
9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go
ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10And 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.
11Afterward came
also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you,
I know you not.
13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein
the Son of man cometh.
 
The Bride is consecrated and set apart
 
The Bride and her friends prepare their oil lamps
 

12.  Waiting for the Bridegroom

 
Mark 13:32  But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no,
not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

2 Peter 3:10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night.
 
The Bridegroom makes final preparations - anticipating "catching away" His Bride
 
 
The Bride waits for her Bridegroom
 

13. The Witness is Sent before the Bridegroom

 
The Bride wears a gold crown resembling the skyline of Jerusalem
 
 

14. The Bridegroom Cometh

 
Joel 2: 16  Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, &
those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
 
The Bridegroom cometh
 
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.
 
 

15. The Catching Away

 
Matthew 25  
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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.
 
The Catching-Away
 
 

16.  The Bride Encompasses (Circles) the Bridegroom

 
Jeremiah 31:22 ...A woman shall compass a man.
 
Under the Chuppah
 
The Bride walks around the Bridegroom seven times
 
 
The Ketubah was signed by the Bridegroom, Bride and the two witnesses.
 
 
The Ketubah is signed
 

17. Seven Days Alone

 
Seven days alone in the Bridal Chamber
 
 
After the marriage was consummated, there was a Wedding Feast or Marriage Supper. 
This is also a Theme of the Festival of Sukkot.
 
The Second Cup of Wine
 
 

18. The Bridegroom and His Bride Rejoice Together

 
The Bridegroom rejoices with his Bride
 
 
 

19. Coronation of the King

 
Revelation 5:11-14   
Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and
ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.  
In a loud voice they sang: 
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and
wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”  Then I heard every creature in heaven and on
earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing:
“To him who sits on the
throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” 
The four living
creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.
 
The Coronation of the King
 
 
 
 

20. The Annointing

 
The Anointing
 
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.
 
 
 
 
1 Thessalonians 5:1-2 
Now as to the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you.  
For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night
.

Isaiah 62: 5  … as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.
 
 
 

 
 
 
Drama Scenes
 
Several Sets/Scenes were constructed for the drama
 
1. The Bride's Home
 
2. City Scene with lake for the mikvah
 
3. The Chuppa
 
4. The Sukka
 
5. The Throne Room
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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