Jewish tradition teaches that after the bridegroom meets with the bride's family to become betrothed, he then goes back to his parents' house to build a home for his bride. She remains behind and prepares to be a wife. The date of his return is up to the discretion of the groom's father, who must approve the home and confirm the preparations are complete.
"Despite these unknowns, the betrothed wife immersed herself in excited preparations for her husband's arrival. In almost every instance, she anticipated and waited for the event with ecstatic expectation, without apprehension created by confusion, uncertainty, and doubt about their marital status and its consequent future blessings," Lennox Abrigo said in a 2014 ministrymagazine.org article.
Over and over again, Scripture reminds us of Jesus' love for His bride and His promises to her.
"In My Father's house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, you may be also" (John 14:2-3).
"Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready" (Rev. 19:7)
We can trust in our bridegroom and His promise to return. Our King is faithful and true, and all of His promises are "Yes" and "Amen."
We no longer have a dividing wall between us and God because the veil has been rent. Jesus Christ has given us direct access to come boldly into the throne of the King of kings and Lord of lords. We don't have to grovel. We don't have to wait for the scepter to be extended to us. In His presence, God gives us wisdom, favor and breakthroughs. He is the B'aal Perizim, the master of breakthroughs. He gives us everything we need when we're in His presence.
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