The Biblical Wedding Feast

I was raised in a Non-Denominational Christian household and church. Growing up I had never been taught the steps or process that make up a Jewish wedding or wedding feast. The older I’ve gotten the more I’ve researched biblical scripture and have a better understanding of what it says and the meaning behind it. I don’t pretend to know everything, but I’m learning more each and every day. I pray do you too. 

The Wedding Feast is Coming…

I wrote this in August of 2023 as a personal Facebook post, but wanted to share with you now… 

“God still speaks today; this entire week I’ve heard in my spirit and had conformation every single day. ‘The wedding feast is coming…’ I’ve continued to listen, pray, watch sermons on the topic and study scripture all week. I’m not giving a time and date because that’s not my place. However, we need to know and understand the season we’re in and see the prophecy being fulfilled.

What’s it even mean ‘The wedding feast is coming’? Well, let’s look to scripture. Here in the western part of the world (America) we see scripture with a western mindset. We also haven’t been taught the Jewish aspects and traditions of scripture. The entire bible was written by Jews, Yeshua/Jesus was a Jew. Often the things Yeshua/Jesus would say they understood what He meant or what He was referring too. Today, we have to study more and keep things in the context.

A biblical Jewish marriage is beautiful and has such detail. We see different marriages in scripture that help describe and walk it out. God married the Israelite nation on Mount Sinai in Exodus. It’s beautiful! I never would’ve noticed it if I didn’t look at it through a different lens then I was raised with. The 10 Commandments are the marriage contract, also called a ketubah. All the laws God/Yahweh gave in the Old Testament can all be wrapped up under the 10 Commandments which then can all fall under the greatest 2 commandments, to love God/Yahweh and love your neighbor. (Matthew 22:36-40)

Yeshua/Jesus talks about the wedding feast, the bridegroom and the bride several times. (Matthew 22) “Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to king who gave a wedding feast for his son. And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come. Again, he sent out other slaves saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast.”’ But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business, and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them. But the king was enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire. Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.’ Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests. “But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”

(Matthew 25) “Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep. But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the prudent answered, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’ But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’ Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.”

Yes, Yeshua/Jesus forgives us of our sins when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. However, we need to continue to walk out our own salvation. It can also be called sanctification. Something I was never taught. God/Yahweh showed me through scripture. (Philippians 2:1-12)

Yeshua/Jesus has already come, and He left to prepare a place for us. Read (John 14), (Matthew 24) “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.”

The 3rd step in the marriage, the father gives the okay and sends the groom to get the bride. She has to be ready! The woman would usually sleep in her wedding gown when she knew the time was close so she would be ready!! It’s coming and we need to be ready!! We don’t want to be lukewarm! (Revelation 3:16) The day will come when the shofars blow, and we will hear… “Let us rejoice and be glad! Let us give him the glory! “For the time has come for the wedding of the Lamb, and his Bride has prepared herself  fine linen, bright and clean has been given her to wear.” (Revelation 19:7-8) “The angel said to me, “Write: ‘How blessed are those who have been invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb!’” Then he added, “These are God’s very words.” I fell at his feet to worship him; but he said, “Don’t do that! I’m only a fellow-servant with you and your brothers who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy.” (Revelation 19:9)

We WANT to be invited!! Keep reading in (Revelation 19), Yeshua/Jesus doesn’t come back with love and kindness. He comes back with in judgment. We need to make sure we have oil in our lamps! We need to make sure our wedding garments are white!

Knowing all this, research and study the biblical feasts. How the spring feasts were fulfilled by Yeshua/Jesus and how the fall ones have yet to be fulfilled. What are those fall feasts? What do they mean?? Please, don’t think those are only for the “Jews”. You’ll miss out on so much! Ezekiel talks about how we will celebrate them in the millennial reign. God gave them to HIS people (Leviticus 23). (Romans 11) we are grafted into the house of Israel. They are our feasts too! The Feast of Trumpets is known as the feast that “no man knows the day or time”. It’s a feast that you have to be searching for the moon phases, knowing the season you’re in. (Leviticus 23:24-25) Read the name of the feasts again then read (Revelation 19). Feast of Tabernacles is also considered the wedding feast.”

The Wedding Feast

When a Hebrew man wanted to marry a woman, they would negotiate the bride price. They would sit the woman down in a room in front of the entire family, the man would offer her a cup of wine saying, “this is my convent to you, take and drink.” If the woman drank the wine, it was the same as saying “I do”. The woman would then go off to her home and the man would go to his father’s house. It is at that point she would be preparing herself and the man would start adding on a room to his father’s house. Now they’re not allowed to see each other during this time, but they can send his best man to communicate on their behalf. At some point, the man’s father would look at him and say, “okay son, it’s time to gather up your groomsmen and go get your bride.” Then they would all join in the wedding feast. 

Yeshua/Jesus takes his disciples and sits them down in a room for Passover. He pours a glass of wine and says, “Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:26-27 Yeshua/Jesus tells them, “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:1-6 He shares how he isn’t going to leave them alone. “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17

At some point God will look upon Yeshua/Jesus in heaven and tell him the time has come to go get his bride. Yeshua/Jesus is going to gather up his groomsmen (angels), blow the rams horn – the shofar and he will come and bring us home. “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. For this reason, you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.Matt 24:42-44 It is then, we will join in the marriage feast! “But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” Matthew 26:29

Do you see or feel the world shifting and changing? If you do, that doesn’t mean you should be afraid. (2 Timothy 1:7) “For God gave us a Spirit who produces not timidity, but power, love and self-discipline.” We don’t need to fear, we do need to be keeping our eyes opened physically and spiritually. Becoming Bereans of scripture and testing everything, holding tight to what is good. Drawing closer to God/Yahweh each and every day. Seeking him and his word because when you seek him, you will find him.

“Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”
– Revelation 19:7


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