This Marriage will be the concluding Event of this Age, i.e., the Final Redemption. It will be the Perfect Marriage of “Two becoming ONE.” It will be the completion of the entire Purpose of God for humanity; the perfecting of a Body of humans in the fullness of His Image. This Body of Souls will serve as a Living Tabernacle for Him to dwell in. Through them, He will rule in His Universal Kingdom.
The festive Period of Succot (in the 7th Biblical month – Sept/Oct. Gregorian calendar) depicts the Great Marriage Celebration of HaShem with His restored Bride – the re-united and restored Israel. This Marriage promises to perfect the Marriage which was initiated at Sinai with His 12-Tribed Kingdom Nation. The first Marriage fell on the rocks, resulting in His Divorce from the 10-Tribed House of Israel and the exile for more than 2000 years of both Houses of Israel. It also caused the departure of the Shechinah (Presence) of HaShem from His People and Land at the time of the destruction of the 1st Temple in Jerusalem 586 BCE (as dscribed in Ekiel ch. 10). Parashat Ki Teitzei (‘When you go forth’) deals with the Torah law restrictions on Divorce – that devastating breakup of the Sacred Marriage – raises some awesome considerations about the Coming Marriage. This Renewed Marriage has to bridge this Divorce and the way in which HaShem will do it places an awesome yet demanding opportunity before His professing followers.
Marriage by definition is the unification of husband and wife on every single level. Scripture spells it out clearly in saying, “Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
Where the Bible speaks of “becoming one flesh,” the Kabbalah talks about “becoming one soul,” considering husband and wife to be two halves of the same soul.
This is really the full staggering implication underlying the Final Redemption (Geulah), viz. that through this Final ‘Marriage’ HaShem and the perfected ‘Servant of G–d’ will become the two halves of the Soul of HaShem. To understand the identity of this ‘Servant of HaShem’, please read this concise extract from 9 consecutive chapters in Isaiah which ingeniously defines it – “Who is the Servant of G-d?”
It is for this reason that the passage on divorce in Parashat Ki Teitzei is always read in the Seven Weeks of Consolation after the 9th of Av – 6/7th Aug. 2022 – to offer the consolation that after all the destruction experienced by Israel throughout history, HaShem shall stand by His Promise and finally not only redeem them in the End, but even exalt those who overcome (referred to as ‘His Servant’) o the status of becoming fully ONE with Him in a Perfect Marriage.
G-d divorced 10-Israel and would have divorced Judah also if not for His Oath to David regarding his Throne to last forever.
“And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce (‘Sefer Kritut’ as defined in Deut. 24:1); yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.”
In order for this exceptional unification to take place, there can be nothing that stands between husband and wife. After all, without complete integration, how can two separate beings become one seamless entity or reveal their essential unity?
In this way, the Creator will perfect His Creation of humanity “in His perfect Image.” The full implication of this awesome reality has never been fully comprehended by mankind. It required the free choice development of humanity through the 6 thousand years of human life and experience on earth – to be completed and perfected for the Sabbath Millennium, now some 217 years away.
Did G-d indeed divorce the House of 10-Israel?
Though it is a common belief in Judaism that G-d did not really divorce the 10-Tribed ‘House of Israel,’ He did indeed. According to explicit Scripture (Jer. 3:8), God tore away this sector of the Hebrew Nation from the prosperous International Empire of King Solomon. Solomon was left with one sector only to continue the Kingdom of HaShem – the Tribe of Judah and Benjamin. (1 KI. 12:20; 2 KI. 17:18).
The House of Israel (the Northern 10-Tribed Kingdom) was cast into exile from the Land of Israel by the year 722 BCE by the Assyrian Empire. It was the Divine Intention to bring upon them the total loss of their Hebraic identity amongst the nations – though with the stated Promise to Return them to the Covenant for the Final Redemption (Geulah) and the establishment of His Universal Kingdom Rule. Rabbinic Sages’ commentary through the ages may hint at the Divine Intention to, in this way, use the Exile in a way to bring the Torah Blessings to the notice of the nations. This is taking place right now, since the last few decades, through millions of non-Jews (Lost 10-Tribers and exiled Jews?) responding to the Divine Call to return to Torah practice in their faith. They resultantly exit the Church, generally driven thereto by the restoration of the 7th Day (Jewish) Shabbat in their faith lives – one of their first restorations in a following string of Torah restorations which they discover from Scripture study. The foundations of Churchianty in this way are turbulently shaken. The Gaon of Vilna (17th century BCE), in his enlightening reviews and forecasts of the Return of the Exiles, pinpointed the major sign of recognition of the identity of these returning exiles to be their Return to Torah. Having been ‘lost’ for centuries, there would be no way to identify their original Israelite heritage.
The House of Judah, even though also exiled from the Land in later centuries, was NEVER divorced by HaShem and retained the continuation of their Divine Mandate as ‘Guardians of His Torah’ (Gen. 49:10, Romans 3:2), and for the continuation of His Eternal Promise before the nations regarding the Davidic Throne and Universal Rule to come (ref. Ezek. 20 – entire chapter).
For Rabbinic confirmation of this Divorce, refer to Did God divorce Israel?
And He will take her back
We first have to establish whether, indeed, HaShem does intend to take her back. Such a Return would require several awesome Miracles:
- this rejected Bride was destined to lose her Israel identity entirely and having been ‘lost’ amongst the nations for more than 2700 years now, this would require re-identification; discovering of her Hebraic Roots.
- Her actual Return from exile to the Land of Israel will have to take place. In fact, Prophetic Scriptures, as its Main Theme, define such a Return which equates a “Second Exodus” (Jer. 23:8).
Apart from several distinct Promises to this effect, the entire Theme of Prophecy which is based on and fulfils the Divine Purpose of HaShem, describes such a Return.
For a comprehensive extract of some 100 sections of this Prophetic theme, refer to: Bible Confirmations of the Return of the Tribes of Israel
Consider also the following explicit Divine Statements which cannot possibly be fulfilled without such a miraculous re-identification, Return and acceptance by her former Husband:
Daniel 7:27 “And sovereignty and kingship, and the splendours of all the kingdoms under heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Most High. His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty and every empire will serve and obey Him.
Who are these ‘saints’? The Hebrew word used here is ‘Kedoshim’ – holy ones or righteous ones. This is defined in:
Exod. 19:3-6. At Mt Sinai, on the Day of Shavuot (Pentecost) at the receiving of the Law which serves as foundation of the Covenant which HaShem made with the Israelites (12 Tribes), HaShem said to Moses: “Say this to the House of Jacob, declare this unto the sons of Israel: ‘… if you obey My Voice and hold fast to My Covenant, you of all the nations will be My very Own, for all the earth is Mine. I will count you a kingdom of Priests, a consecrated People “
The Covenant makes of 12-Tribed Israel, God’s ‘Sacred Possession’ – a Holy or Sacred people (Refer also Isa. 4:3; Jer. 2:3; Deut. 7:6).
Zechariah 8:22,23 “Many people and great nations will come to seek HaShem in Jerusalem and to entreat His favour. HaShem Sabaoth says this: In those days ten men of nations of every language will take a Jew by the sleeve and say: ‘We want to go with you, since we have learnt that God is with you.’”
The scope of these comprehensive Scriptural confirmations of a restoration and final Reconciliation of His divided Nation has been hidden for Bible students until recently when an awakening has started taking place amongst non-Jewish believers across the world. This re-awakening leads to a Return to Torah principles – a topic which for 2000 years had been vehemently rejected by Christians and non-Jews. Today, we behold nothing less than a Torah Revolution amongst non-Jewish Bible believers worldwide.
Can this be the first sign of the Return of the Harlot Bride to her former Husband Whom she had deserted?
How can the Universal Kingdom Promises of a Restored 12-Tribed Kingdom be accomplished without such a Marriage Reconciliation?
Will He accept her back?
Can He receive her back in the face of the restrictions of His Own Torah?
Does He want her back?
Jer. 31:21 “Set up road signs; put up guideposts. Take note of the highway, the road that you take. Return, Virgin Israel, return to your towns. 22 How long will you wander, unfaithful Daughter Israel? The Lord will create a new thing on earth— the woman will return to the man.”
Joel 2:16, “16 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly unto her. … 21 And I will betroth thee unto Me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in justice, and in lovingkindness, and in compassion. 22 And I will betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know HaShem. 25 And I will sow her unto Me in the land; and I will have compassion upon her that had not obtained compassion; and I will say to them that were not My people: ‘Thou art My people’; and they shall say: ‘Thou art my God.’ ”
Jer. 3 “12 Go, proclaim this message toward the north: “‘Return, faithless Israel,’ declares the Lord,
‘I will frown on you no longer, for I am faithful,’ declares the Lord, ‘I will not be angry forever. 13 Only acknowledge your guilt— you have rebelled against the Lord your God, you have scattered your favors to foreign gods under every spreading tree, and have not obeyed me,’ declares HaShem.”
14 “Return, faithless people,” declares tHaShem, “for I am your Husband. I will choose you—one from a town and two from a clan—and bring you to Zion. ” (READ the entire ch. 3 of Joel to fully observe this heart wrenching Divine Call to His faihless, stray Bride!)
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