According to Jewish tradition, a wedding takes place in two stages. The
first stage is where the Bridegroom comes and makes an agreement
with her father and pay for his Bride. He then goes back to his father to
go and prepare a home for her. He builds a house on his fathers land
and his father see to it that it is good enough for her.
She, on the other hand, awaits her fianc\u00e9\u2019s arrival. He has a two-year
period to come and collect his bride, if it takes longer, the wedding is off.
She has to be ready, waiting on him with an oil lamp in her window. As
soon as he is ready, he and his entourage comes in the middle of the
night, blowing their trumpets or shofars, declaring his coming. When she hears this, she quickly
lights the lamp in her window, showing him that she is ready and still his bride. If she is not at home
or the oil in her lamp is finished, the wedding is off. He will come and take his bride without warning.
He will take her to his new house that he prepared for her and they have a seven day wedding
feast. This is a beautiful picture of Y\u2019shua, our Bridegroom. He will come with the blast of the
trumpet in the middle of the night, to come and collect His Bride (us, the believers), to take us to the
place He has prepared for us.
Is your lamp trimmed and burning, or are you too busy with things of the world or
too busy with you career or too busy with your family? To have the flame burning is
to have a passion and zeal for the things of YHVH, actively learning and teaching
others and living a lifestyle that reflects Him. Having enough oil is the perseverance
in obeying YHVH\u2019s Torah and keep on doing His will even if you get tired and grow
weary. Look at your life two months back and ask yourself this question. Have I
grown spiritually and do I feel more passionate about His Word? If the answer is
yes, then your lamp is still burning. If the answer is no, your lamp has gone out and
you are busy dying spiritually. We have seen in Ps 1 that man is compared to a
tree. If a tree stops to grow, it is busy dying.
means \u201cransom or redeem\u201d. The lamp has to do with redemption as we have seen in Matt 25 where your lamp has to be ready for you to enter into the marriage Festival with Y\u2019shua. He will only know you if you have oil in your lamp and this signifies a relationship with Him regarding the Torah and His Spirit. We also found two objects in the Holy Place (place of relationship), the Menorah
signifying the Spirit and the Showbread, signifying the Scripture. The
word \u201cshines\u201d is a verb and this means that intimacy with YHVH\u2019s Word
and Spirit needs to be an active part of your life.
about spiritual things which is found in the Scripture so that our lamps
will be full of oil and ready to shine at all times. Oil also is the fuel of the
lamp and also represents the anointing and the \u201cLife\u201d of His Spirit.
The Lamp moved between the pieces of meat that Abraham prepared.
Abraham had to split the animals in two, except for the pigeon and the
dove and YHVH brought a deep sleep upon him and walked between
the pieces. When covenants were made between two parties, both the
parties had to walk in between the pieces to promise with their lives
whatever they agreed on. If one of the two failed to uphold the
conditions of the covenant, he must die. That is the symbolism of the
animals that had to die. YHVH made a covenant with Himself because
He was the only one who walked between the dead animals and this
shows that He would die on behalf of Abraham (man) if man broke his
part of the covenant. That is why Y\u2019shua came to die for us because
we broke our part of the Covenant but He chose to stand in for us
taking the consequences upon Him self.
on. We have seen that the oil represents the Spirit. Y\u2019shua was anointed as Messiah (King) by His Father by His Spirit (anointing oil). We should hear and listen what \u201cEl\u201d or YHVH is saying through his anointed people.
We see both words share the one of the \u201cNames of YHVH\u201d, which is \u201cHaShem\u201d. Everything comes
from YHVH and everything will be subject to His Name and authority and if you bring Him into a
situation, He will change it for the better. We can also see this in Hebrew words. There are letters
reasoning. Man is attracted to fleshly things through the lust of the eye and human reasoning is the
enemy of faith. If we look at a few other words with these letters added to \u201cShem\u201d, we get
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