The Marriage of the Lamb
On the sixth day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Israel passed through the Red Sea and rose up on the far side; that evening as the sun set beginning the High Holy Day, the whole congregation must have been full of irrepressible rejoicing at their deliverance from Egypt and from the depths of the sea.
The crossing of the Red Sea through the passage provided by God was a type of baptism:
And baptism is a type of death and resurrection:
Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Baptism represents the death of the old man of sin, and the rising up of a new person free from bondage to sin. Therefore, Israel rising up from the Red Sea, free from Egyptian bondage, is a type of baptism; and baptism is a type of the death of the sinful man and the rising up of a new person.
At the appointed time the symbol of baptism will be fulfilled by the actual event; with the physical people in Christ being resurrected from death and the grave, as true and fully spiritual persons; free from sin for all eternity.
The crossing of the Red Sea was a baptism of Israel and baptism is representative of the death of the physical person and his resurrection to a new being.
Thus we see that the end of the sixth day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread is representative of a resurrection from the grave, the sea of death; into spirit. As a bride and her husband become one physically; the collective bride and her spirit Husband will become fully ONE spiritually forever! Marrying and fully bonding into the full spiritual unity with Christ; which is the marriage of the Lamb followed by a millennial Sabbath of rest.
The resurrection at the end of six thousand years will come late on the sixth day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, catching by complete surprise all those who expect the spring harvest to take place in the autumn.
The Marriage of the Lamb
My particular point in this, is that Jesus Christ was explaining to the people that His coming would be like the coming of a bridegroom. And He relates his coming, to the subject of marriage.
This was appropriate because nearly everyone in Judah at that time got married at some point in their lives.
What was marriage like in that time in Judah? It was customary for parents to arrange marriages, with of course, the input of their children. Parents would get together and they would make an arrangement.
This is typical of God the Father looking down and calling certain individuals to become part of the bride for His Son.Once parents had made a marriage arrangement; gifts were usually exchanged and in the same way, when we respond to the Father’s call to come to Christ, a gift is provided by the Father, which is the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The physical parents of the physical bride and groom, would often delay the marriage for a time in a period of espousal, to determine their fitness for each other. Even so when we are called by the Father and given His gift, we must go through a period of time in this life to prove our devotion, fidelity, faithfulness, and obedience to our future Husband, our Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. And during our time on this earth, we are in a period of espousal or engagement to our coming Husband.
In Judah, when the date finally arrived for the big event, the bridegroom would leave his home with his friends and journey to the home of the bride where he would collect up his bride and together with her family would then proceed back to his family home. There a great feast would be held, after which they would go forth to set up their own housekeeping in their own home.
Even so, Jesus Christ will come and collect up his bride and take her back to the Father, presenting her to the Father and having a great marriage feast there in heaven with the Father, after which they will leave the Father’s home to come down to the earth to establish their own domicile, their own home. And when Christ returns with His saints, He will set up a kingdom over the whole earth.
We see Jesus Christ using the customs of marriage in Judah as a beautiful analogy of the coming of the Messiah at the end of this society, the establishment of the Kingdom of God and of His relationship to the called out ones the first fruits.
Let us go over this again. Parents arrange for the marriage of their children, and likewise the heavenly Father calls out his first fruits, to be espoused to his son, with the intention that they overcome and qualify to become a part of the collective spiritual bride for His Son, Jesus Christ, at the resurrection to eternal life.
As physical parents exchange gifts, set a date and at that date, the bridegroom leaves his father’s house and goes to his bride and take her back to his father’s house. At which point, there is a great feast. Then the bridegroom leaves his father’s house with a new bride to set up his own home.
This pictures beautifully, the Father calling out His first fruits, giving him the gift of the Holy Spirit; they then going through a period of espousal and testing. After which at the appointed time, the Son comes from the Father’s house, comes down, and collects His bride, and takes her back to the Father’s house for the marriage feast. After which, He returns to the earth with His bride and sets up His kingdom.
Let us now go to Revelation 19:1, “And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven. These are people in heaven saying, ‘Alleluia, Salvation and glory, and honor, and power unto the Eternal our God! For true and righteous are His judgments for He had judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.’ And again they said, ‘Alleluia,” and her smoke rose up forever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four creatures fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne saying, ‘Amen! Alleluia.’
And a voice was come out of the throne saying, ‘Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great.’ And I heard the voice of the great multitude and as the voice of many waters as the voice of mighty thunderings saying, ‘Alleluia for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to Him for the marriage of the Lamb has 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 white linen is the righteousness of saints.
And He saith unto me, ‘Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ And He said unto me, ‘These are the true sayings of God.’ And I fell at his feet to worship him and he said unto me, ‘See thou do it not. I am thy fellow servant and of thy brother that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.’ And I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse and he that sat upon him and was called faithful and true and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns, and he had a name written that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with vesture dipped in blood: and His name was called Word of God.
The Word of God is Jesus Christ. And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations and He shall rule them with a rod of iron, and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Jesus Christ is in heaven. He is with His saints who are standing before the throne of God. And at this point they mount their spirit horses as a great army and come to smite the nations with a sharp sword, verse 15 of Revelation 19. Here it is, The wedding feast takes place in heaven after which the Messiah Jesus Christ will come down to the earth to set up His abode on the earth with His saints.
For Jude tells us that He shall come with 10,000’s of His saints. Jude does not say He’s going to come down and meet all His saints on earth and stay on the earth. He says that when Messiah comes, to rule; He shall come WITH His saints. He came and got His saints for the Wedding Feast as the bridegroom, He came for the bride and took them to the Father’s house for the wedding feast, after which He is coming to the earth with His saints; returning to the earth with them to establish His home, His kingdom on the earth.
These is all explained in a slightly different way in Revelation 15:2, “And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God and the song of the Lamb saying, ‘Great and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty, just and true are Thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear Thee, and glorify Thy name? For thou only art Holy: for all nations shall come and worship before You for Thy judgments are made known and made manifest. And after that I looked and behold the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened.”
We see here all the saints: verse two, those who had gotten victory over the beast, and his image and his mark. They all stood on the great expanse of glass, having harps of God and they were before the throne in the temple of God in heaven.
And now coming to Revelation 15:6, “And the seven angels came out of the temple having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. These seven angels had the vials, one for each of them containing the seven last plagues which are to be poured out on the earth and upon the kingdoms of this world to destroy them, to soften them up for the coming of Christ for the saints.
We see clearly the analogy of the marriages in Judea, used by Jesus Christ to explain the events that were going to take place. How He was going to be betrothed to some called out first fruits, called by the Father to him; and that they will spend a period of time betrothed to Him after which He will come to get His saints and take them to a wedding feast at the Father’s home, before the temple of God in heaven at the Father’s throne. And then He will return with His saints to set up His kingdom on the earth.
Now what about John 3:13, “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”
Someone once made an assumption that because it was written that; no man had ascended to heaven, that this somehow meant that no man would ever ascend to heaven. And this person spent his entire life teaching that no man would ever ascend to heaven, and was thereby denied an understanding of this beautiful, beautiful analogy.
The fact is, flesh cannot cross the gulf between earth and heaven. Jesus Christ did not ascend to heaven while He was flesh! After He died and was resurrected, and was changed to spirit, THEN again ascended to the Father.
He is the first born of many brethren. No man except Christ has been resurrected up until now. No man except Christ has been born again of the spirit and changed into spirit until now.
When Christ comes to get and gather up His collective bride; when the dead in Christ are resurrected and the living are changed to spirit; those who are the first fruits, who are the called and chosen of God, who have been faithful, who have endured to the end and overcome, and remain in Christ completely and totally to the very end: those people would be changed to spirit.
Spirit can cross the gulf between earth and heaven: flesh cannot!
As Christ was able to ascend to heaven once He was changed to spirit, so we, once changed to spirit, will be able to ascend and see our beloved Father and take part in the fantastic and wonderful wedding feast!
A true celebration, a victory celebration, victory over Satan, victory over sin, victory over evil, and victory over the pulls of the flesh. And we shall celebrate this victory with our betrothed husband who has now become our full spiritual Husband indeed, our Husband Jesus Christ. And we will do this in the presence of our Father who loved us enough to give His Son for us. To say to His Son, “Die for these people.”
And He gave up His only beloved Son, His much beloved Son, for our sakes. He loved us that much and He loved us enough to call us and to give us the gift of His spirit. We shall be able to enjoy a great celebration of victory in His presence. And He, the great Father, the Holy Father the true Holy Father, the King of the Universe, shall be able to enjoy having His children gathered around Him. Truly this will be a momentous and wondrous occasion.
I have gone to some length to try and explain all of this and set it all out. So, that you will really understand Dan 12 and the difference between the 1290 days and waiting to the end of the total of 1335 days.
At the end of the 1290 days is the resurrection when the saints ascend to the Father in heaven. When Jesus Christ comes to gather up His saints, His bride and takes them to the Father!
Over the next 45 days, the seven last plague are poured out and during that period of time, Jesus Christ returns with his bride, with his saints; to crush the opposition, to crush the enemies of righteousness and to establish the kingdom of God on this earth.
And after the end of this period of 1335 days; all men, all flesh will be blessed for God’s spirit—Joel 2:28—will be poured out on all flesh and God’s kingdom will be established over all the earth.
Certain errors have crept in because the words of the Book of Daniel, the words of the prophets were sealed until the very end, Dan 12. And not knowing this and believing that it was the end; thinking that they were much closer to the end, than they really were, people got carried away with certain ideas and tried to substitute their own opinions and their own speculations for the Word of God. And before long these speculations and opinions assumed the weight of facts and people were misled. So, an error that no man ever will go to heaven; crept into the Church, and it is now deeply rooted in people’s minds.
There is another error and it goes something like this: we are told that spring festivals picture the spring or early harvest in Palestine and that the fall festivals picture the fall or main or greater harvest in Palestine. Yet people then go on to say that the reaping of the spring harvest occurs on a fall holy day!
That is such a contradiction; if a spring harvest pictures the early harvest of first fruits and it pictures the harvest of first fruits in the spiritual sense, in the plan of God: why would you have the spring harvest being harvested in the fall?
By proclaiming that the harvest of first of fruits was to take place; that a resurrection of the first fruit was to take place on a fall holy day?
This is an absolute direct contradiction; as a spring harvest must be harvested in the spring. The spring harvest cannot take place in the fall. If it did take place in the fall; it would not be the spring harvest it would be a fall harvest.
A few hundred years ago, some looked in the Bible and saw these seven trumpets of the Book of Revelation and thought that these trumpets and the Feast of Trumpets were about the same thing. They put two and two together (so they thought) and came up with the idea that the spring resurrection would be on the autumn Feast of Trumpets!
That the Feast of Trumpets pictures the resurrection of the first fruits of the early harvest they declared. They even decided that the seven day Feast of Tabernacles represented one thousand years; directly contrary to Peter’s statement that one thousand years is as ONE day!
This is nonsense; the early harvest is reaped in the spring: not in the fall. The resurrection of the first fruits will take place in the spring when the early harvest is reaped.
The resurrection of first fruits will not take place on the Feast of Trumpets in the fall. The fact that the trumpets were blown for the seven plagues, (the trumpet plagues in the Book of Revelation), has nothing more to do with the Feast of Trumpets than the fact that Moses had his servants blew the trumpet to call the elders to come and meet with him.
The word trumpet is there, but it is about a different situation, a different occasion, it is about different events. Because the word trumpet is used in both places does not mean that both events are synonymous or happen at the same time.
The trumpets will be sounded over a long period of time and on the sixth day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the seventh trump shall begin to sound, and the faithful and chosen, shall be raised to eternal life. Please see the articles in the Spring Festivals category.
This error, this idea that the Feast of Trumpets represents the resurrection of the early or spring or harvest of first fruits; can be found in almost any Bible commentary or dictionary or encyclopedia.
It is time to turn to God’s Word and to reject people’s speculation about God’s Word. It is time to go directly to the Word of God and seek inspiration from God and seek understanding from our Eternal Father.
If you go back now to Revelation in chapter 16, you will see the seven last plagues, the seven vials being poured out on the earth; and you will immediately realize that these are incredible disasters and they are poured out one after the other. And one of these involves the concentration of and the moving of a vast army across the Euphrates River and down into Judea to mass at Megiddo which then proceed to attack Jerusalem.
This movement of armies takes a period of time. You don’t get together a huge army and move it several hundred miles instantaneously. Large armies like these, even small armies do not move quickly. They move slowly and it takes a great deal of preparation and effort. It is a very difficult thing to move a large army and we are talking here about a vast army.
If we then go to Zechariah 14, we see what is happening here. This huge army will move into Judea from the north and come to be camped up in the plains north of Jerusalem and they will then move upon the seat of the false prophet and the beast; which will at that time be in Jerusalem.
And this army from Asia will come down on the city and fight to destroy the false prophet and the beast once and for all. Then Jesus Christ will come with His saints and will take over the governments of this world; putting down all resistance and conquering all opposition, making Christ; King over all the earth and bringing His saints with Him to be His kings and His priests over the various nations.
This is the establishment of the kingdom of God and He will take the beast, the king emperor, and the false prophet and throw them into the lake of fire and begin the process of cleaning up this world and getting rid of all evil and putting down all wickedness. And humanity, which has been totally humbled, totally crushed in spirit will now be contrite of spirit and broken of heart, repentant in attitude and He can then pour out God’s Holy Spirit upon all flesh, establishing the magnificent kingdom of God, ruling over humanity for a thousand years, a Sabbath day of years, a Sabbath of rest, mankind at peace with one another and at peace with God.
This pouring out of these seven plagues, these seven vials takes a period of time. It is not done instantly, or in an hour, or in a day; it takes a period of time and that period of time is the period between the resurrection and the establishment of the kingdom of God which is the period of time between the end of 1290 days and the end of 1335 days, a total period of 45 days which is probably just barely enough time to have all these events occur.
We see in Daniel 12, that from the time that the abomination is set up, there shall be 1290 days immediately after which the resurrection of the chosen will take place; the saints will be gathered together by their Bridegroom on the 6th day of Unleavened Bread as Israel rose up out of the Sea of Death, and taken to the house of the Father for the wedding feast. After which they return to the earth to destroy the enemies: and establish the kingdom on the day of Pentecost. See the Daniel 12 article for further details.
During the wedding feast, responsibilities and duties and rewards will be handed out, organization will take place regarding the Kingdom, and then Christ will return with his saints to set up his kingdom over all the earth and to establish his household at Jerusalem. And Christ, united in thought, spirit and deeds with his saints, like a husband and bride are one flesh, shall be of one spirit and shall rule the kingdom of God on earth.
Tell me, what father does not want to rejoice with his son at his son’s marriage? What father does not want to see his children? We are the children of the Father through the spirit of adoption, being adopted by Him through the Holy Spirit and our espousal to his son!
Therefore as Christ wants to be bonded with us as one spirit, the Father also wants a deep bonding relationship with us as children of one mind and spirit with him!
When we pray, to whom do we pray? Do we not pray to the Father? Do we not keep the Father’s commandments? Do we not love the Father? The Father loves us; we will have the opportunity to meet our Father, and He will have the opportunity to see His children rejoicing around Him and around His throne.
Yes, my friends the elect shall go to the throne of God, they shall see the Father, and they shall bond with the Son in a great wedding feast. After which they shall return with their new husband, and fully one with their new husband; Jesus Christ. They shall return to rule the earth.
And eventually at the appointed time, the Father Himself will come down to the earth; bringing with Him a New Jerusalem, a heavenly city, down to the earth. And from the earth the father, the son and the saints shall rule the universe together forever.
The Father as supreme, Jesus Christ as next, and then the first fruits and saints, as God organizes them; and then all the vast numbers of humanity which shall be reaped from the earth and brought into the kingdom of God.
The Song of Moses
If you have prepared yourself and been passionately zealous for our Beloved and HIS Word to become LIKE HIM and to overcome all worldliness; then you too shall stand before the throne of the Father and sing this song of rejoicing at the Marriage of the Lamb!
The marriage of physical Israel to the Creator on Pentecost at Sinai ended when Messiah was made flesh and died, for all marriages end with death.
In the near future a resurrection of a spiritual people shall bring a collective spiritual bride to the Father’s house in heaven, where a tremendous wedding feast will take place! Then after the wedding Feast; Messiah and his collective bride of the chosen [now changed to spirit and given eternal life] shall come to the earth
Presently all of the Called Out from Abel to the present are waiting for God to fulfil his promise of a resurrection to spirit. And if they were faithful DOERS of God’s will as expressed in his commandments; if they will NOT compromise with sin; if they have trusted in the Eternal and rooted out every trace of the leaven of sin through his strength: They shall rise up out of the Sea of Death at the end of the sixth day of Unleavened Bread, the end of the first six thousand years of the plan of God!
They shall then participate in the marriage of the Lamb, while the seven last plagues are poured out; and shall then come WITH Christ to receive their inheritance at the end of the 1,335 days (Dan 12:13). They shall rejoice before God the Father and shall sing the song of Moses and of the Lamb:
After Israel came up out of the sea which the Egyptians could not cross Moses wrote this song of deliverance which Israel sang in rejoicing on the Seventh day. This is the very same song that will be sung at the Wedding feast of the resurrected bride in heaven.
Revelation 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
The mark of the beast has existed since Satan taught the first person to rebel against God!
The mark of the beast is the mark or sign of Satan; it is REBELLION against the word and commandments of God; it IS compromise with God’s law!
Many, perhaps most in the Ekklesia today; have the mark of the beast! For they are full of compromise with God’s law and idolize men, which is idolatry!
15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,
Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
This is the same song that Moses sang in rejoicing over the deliverance out of Egypt!
The VICTORY SONG over deliverance from the Egypt of bondage to sin, and a resurrection out of the Sea of Death!
Spiritually it is the song of rejoicing at the resurrection of the bride and the marriage of the Lamb in heaven, which is the New (marriage) Covenant in its fullness, as we are now only espoused to Christ.
Exodus 15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying,
I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Our Lord has defeated the armies of Satan, the god-king of this world!
15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
We must trust ONLY in our God who is Mighty to Deliver and shall build us into a Temple for our God with his help!
15:3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
The Eternal is our defense and our Deliverer, NO ONE can stand before him!
15:4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea. 15:5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone. 15:6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. 15:7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. 15:8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
15:9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
15:10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
Who is like God our Deliverer?
15:11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? 15:12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
15:13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
15:14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
15:15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
The Canaanites were types of wickedness and rebellion against God!
15:16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
The spiritual people which Christ has purchased with his blood; shall pass over the Sea of Death [the grave] into eternal life, and be brought into an inheritance as kings and priests over all the earth!
15:17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O LORD, which thy hands have established.
15:18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
Oh what a great rejoicing in Israel on that Seventh Day of Unleavened Bread! Oh what a fantastic millennium of rejoicing the chosen saints will have, as they bring the millennial harvest of first fruits into the family of God, in the very presence of the Creator himself!
Then Miriam led all Israel in a Song of Rejoicing at the deliverance and power of the Eternal from physical Egypt; as the Chosen will sing the same Song of Rejoicing at the deliverance and power of the Eternal from spiritual Egypt of bondage to sin and death!
15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. 15:21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Israel then had a day of rejoicing a Sabbath of Rest, representing a Millennial Sabbath of Rest, in the Feast of Unleavened Bread allegory.
Now a new allegory comes into view, about the trials and difficulties of the period of espousal before the marriage of the Lamb to physical Israel at Sinai; as a lesson for the called out that their espousal will be filled with trials, and their deliverance in a resurrection to spirit as part of the collective bride, depends on their fidelity to their espoused Husband.
This pictures the journey of espousal of physical Israel to their marriage to their God on Pentecost at Sinai.
The Wave Offering pictures the spiritual harvest of Christ as the first of many, and the establishment of the spiritual New Covenant Kingdom of God on Pentecost.
After the Seventh day of ULB Israel traveled three days without water.
15:22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
The water they found at Marah was bitter [salt water] and could not be drunk. Then the people complained bitterly and wanted to go back into Egypt because of the trial. The issue is one of attitude that the people blamed God and Moses instead of seeking out God and his deliverance.
15:23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. 15:24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 15:25 And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet:
Then God promised them that none of the plagues of Egypt would come upon his faithful, implying that if they were NOT faithful to the whole word of God that they would be subject to correction.
Today very many, in fact the majority of the spiritually called out, have tried to resolve their problems in their own ways; not being faithful to the whole word of God and seeking him to deliver them; committing the same sins that physical Israel did at Marah.
. . . there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
God then led Israel to a pleasant land.
15:27 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
The Mediators of the Covenants
Moses was the mediator of the covenant called by his name and was a type of Christ the ONLY MEDIATOR of the New Covenant. Jesus [Hebrew: Yeshua] Christ is the Way and the Door to salvation and the resurrection of the dead to spirit.
John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
Only by following HIM “withersoever he goeth” will any person be chosen to have a part on the coming resurrection to spirit.
Revelation 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
We should also remember that Daniel was told; not once, but twice; that the prophecies were sealed until the end; and that at the end; knowledge would increase (Dan 12). Many think that it was only physical knowledge which was to increase and that certainly has happened; however the clear context is spiritual knowledge and particularly an understanding of the sealed matters.
The High Holy Days are prophetic and therefore could not be fully understood until the end of the age; for they like the other prophecies were sealed; until there was a genuine need to know.
The Spring Festivals are a kind of foundation for the Fall Festivals and to properly understand the Fall Festivals it is important to remember the profound meaning of the Early or Spring Festivals.
We all should understand that the Passover is a type of the sacrifice of the Lamb of God for his creation, the Passover lamb being identified with the Creator who died for his creation, his people (1 Cor 5:7).
The blood of that Passover lamb covering and protecting them from the destroyer in Egypt; was a symbol of the blood of the Creator which atones for the sin of the sincerely repentant people and protects them from the ultimate destruction in the lake of fire.
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. [gehenna]
The Passover lamb was eaten; showing that we must internalize the true Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ. We must turn from disobeying the Father and internalize the attitude of Jesus Christ who did obey his Father (John 13:10). We must become like him, allowing him to dwell within us through the agency of the spirit of God. Besides becoming a sacrifice, he also set us an example that we should walk [live] as he walked [lived].
1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk [live], even as he walked [lived and lives].
On the Wave Offering day, the resurrected Christ ascended to God the Father to “be accepted for us” (Lev 23:10-14). At the moment that his sacrifice was accepted by the Father; he became a High Priest forever, after the order of Melchezidek. He became our High Priest, the ONLY mediator between men and God,
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; and he became the mediator of the New Covenant through the sprinkling of his blood,
Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling
During the Feast of Unleavened Bread, leaven as a picture of sin is to be removed and unleavened bread is to be eaten every day picturing the internalizing of Jesus Christ the Word of God and the Unleavened Bread of Life, (John 6:33, 6:35, 6:48 and 6:51). And leavening of any type becomes a picture of sin.
The Unleavened Bread is a symbol of the purity and freedom from sin of Jesus Christ, and the eating of this Unleavened Bread each day, pictures our need to internalize the true Bread of Life; Jesus Christ: day by day.
The seven days of the Unleavened Bread Festival, shows that for six thousand years God has been calling out a kind of first fruits; starting with righteous Abel and including all the ancient men of God; until the resurrection of first fruits at the end of the sixth day; and a Sabbath of rest or millennium on the seventh day.
The first day is a High Holy Day, since it pictures the beginning of the calling Out of God’s plan with Abel; and remembers Israel’s beginning departure from Egypt as an allegory of the beginning of God’s plan.
And the seventh day is a High Holy Day, because it pictures a Sabbath of rest and victory for Israel after they had passed through the Red Sea and Pharaoh’s armies had been destroyed; as an allegory of a Millennial Sabbath of rest for the whole earth; with Satan removed and man at peace in the presence of his Creator.
Remember that the first fruits resurrection must be in the Spring because a Spring Harvest MUST be reaped in the Spring. If it is reaped in the Fall, it would be a Fall Harvest; and not a Spring Harvest! Any farm boy can tell you that.