“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24; see also Matthew 19:5 and Ephesians 5:31.) The “one flesh” that the Bible is talking about is much more than physical. It is also emotional and spiritual. The ultimate purpose of the one flesh marriage relationship is to portray a divine reality: the relationship of the Messiah Yeshua and His Bride (the Body of believers).
The two “I”s that stand under a huppah (wedding canopy) should ideally leave as a “We.” So too is our relationship with the Messiah that the “I” in us should die when we yield our lives to the Heavenly Bridegroom. See Galatians 2:20. Be blessed as you learn the art of the wedding ceremony and a Godly marriage!
Ancient Jewish Wedding
Join Neil and Jamie Lash at their 25th wedding anniversary celebration in Jerusalem, Israel as they re-enact the joyous ancient Jewish wedding ceremony of Biblical times. Jamie is carried to meet her bridegroom at the huppah in the royal wedding litter (Hebrew “aperion”) spoken of in the Song of Songs Chapter 3:9-10.
The traditional ancient wedding ceremony is interwoven with both the Old and New Covenant Scriptures showing the eternal plan of God in sending His Son Yeshua to earth to purchase a bride for Himself.
Ancient Jewish Wedding pt 1
Ancient Jewish Wedding pt 2
Neil and Jamie explore the Biblical roots of marriage and its importance to God, with emphasis on the role of husband and wife. Watch Pita bread being made, and music sung in Jerusalem.