Hebrew Wedding Part 1
Exodus 21:1 to 24:18 Jeremiah 34:8; 33:25-26 Matthew 5: 38-42 Hebrews 9:15-22; 10:28-39
MISHPATIM – ORDINANCES
- Mishpatim, the plural use of mishpat, are Yahweh’s ethical and moral guidelines that establish His moral redemptive lifestyle for us today.
- They are the keys to understanding the purpose and relationship Yahweh has created us to be in Yahshua.
- Walking in His ordinances/commandments establishes Yahshua as our Deliverer and His great power and authority to be established in our lives.
The three phases to a Hebrew marriage:
- The betrothal
- The wedding
- The reception celebration
- The relationship between the Children of Israel and Yahweh.
- The Bride (Israel) is chosen by her Bridegroom (Yahshua), is setapart for Him (in her departure from Egypt/the world
- Repentance, baptism and receiving the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38
- The bride removes any soiled garments (dishonoring nature), bathes herself, then dresses in pure spotless robes (righteousness), and comes under the chuppah in accord to the Marriage Covenant with her Bridegroom .
- There she says I will obey
Ex. 19:5-6 Ex. 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
And Elohim spake all these words, saying,
20:2 I am Yahweh thy Elohim, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
20:3 Thou shalt have no other mighty ones before me.
20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I Yahweh thy Elohim am a jealous El, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of Yahweh thy Elohim in vain; for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of Yahweh thy Elohim: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
20:11 For in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yahweh blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which Yahweh thy Elohim giveth thee.
20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
20:15 Thou shalt not steal.
20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
1 Cor. 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Messiah is all, and in all.
3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of Elohim, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Messiah forgave you, so also do ye.
3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
3:15 And let the peace of Elohim rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
- At this stage the couple is legally married but not living together.
- This in Scripture is called the betrothal stage. In preparation for the next phase, the wedding,
- Moses leads the Bride by
- instructing her on life in Covenant with her Bridegroom.
- Moses teaches how to walk and what is expected of her when they enter their marriage.(Yahweh’s instruction)
- Without this teaching and instruction given at
- Mount Sinai, how can the Bride prepare herself?
- The Bride approaches her wedding day in the same spirit of Yahshua
Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Yahweh:
4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
- The Bridegroom recognizes her, as she is the one who
- mirrors Him in everyway and has the same attributes He does.
- Yahshua is looking for His destiny mate among His chosen ones
1Sam. 2:35 And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.
Gen 2:23 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
5:47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
- At Mount Sinai Moses wrote out the Marriage Covenant called the Mosaic Covenant our ketubah
- These ten instructions reveal to the Bride how to live with her Bridegroom in His Kingdom and is her wedding gift, a remembrance of their vows together.
- The ketubah stands as a legal document.
- The Betrothal Covenant is still valid today and is what the believer enters when he or she comes into Yahshua at salvation.
- This will and testimony is the witness called The Gospel
Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
29:15 But with him that standeth here with us this day before Yahweh our Elohim, and also with him that is not here with us this day:
Deut. 31:19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.
John 12:48 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.