By Zola Levitt
The gorgeous tale of the marriage customs of Israel in Messiah’s time and the way He fulfilled those traditions in calling out His bride, the Church. A outstanding and encouraging instance of scriptural good judgment and magnificence.
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Let my people go"—to heaven! STUDY BOOK SERIES by Zola Levitt THE MIRACLE OF PASSOVER: A complete explanation of the beautiful symbols and shadows of the Messiah which appear in this crown jewel of Jewish Holy Days. The true meaning of Communion as the Lord instituted it and as the Church practices it. THE SPIRIT OF PENTECOST: From the fear and trembling of the Upper Room to the magnificent miracle of the coming of the Holy Spirit. " A CHRISTIAN LOVE STORY: The Jewish wedding customs of the Messiah's time and how He fulfilled them all in Calling out His Bride, the Church.
He would come to her house with a covenant— a true legal agreement—giving the terms by which he would propose marriage. The most important consideration in the contract was the price the bridegroom would be willing to pay to marry this particular bride. The "bride price" is still utilized today in parts of the Mediterranean and African worlds and while it seems most archaic to us now, it had some useful purposes. First of all, if the bridegroom was willing to sacrifice hard cash for his bride, he was showing his love in a most tangible way.
What a comparison that verse makes with the Rapture of the Church. Indeed, "the people shall ascend up"! The clincher of the type is the name of the leader. We don't often appreciate that "Jesus" is a transliteration of the real name of our Lord. His name in Hebrew was "Yeshua", which translates in English to "Joshua". In both cases, then, God used the trumpet to deliver His people to their Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua. Other Scripture explaining the fact of the Rapture also mentions the trumpet: Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.