Posted by: cindybythesea | June 7, 2016

June Bride

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There is just something about June weddings. Sure, one can be married any month of the year. But June and weddings somehow just seem to go together. You know, like bread and butter, ice cream and cake, Champagne and caviar  (just some of the choices for wedding dessert depending on how rich or poor you might be) but regardless of menu selection for some reason or other June just seems to be the perfect month for tying the knot.

How many of you know that God is into weddings and June weddings in particular? Not that he will bless you any less if you’re married in say August or September, it’s just that …. well, for his wedding …. he seems to prefer June.  And, I can hear many of you even now saying, “and, wow, I didn’t even know he was engaged!”  When did that happen?

Well, let me tell you.

It actually goes back a long way. God’s penchant for June weddings. For he himself married Israel during the month of June (Sivan on the Hebrew calendar) when he entered with them into what amounts to a marriage contract, a Ketubah, when the Torah was given at Sinai. This was 50 days after God brought them out of Egypt on Passover. First he freed them, then he married them!   Wow, what a bridegroom, my hero!

So, every year at Shavuot or Pentecost during the month of Sivan it is God’s anniversary you might say. An event so important it is commanded to count 50 days between Passover and Pentecost each year. This is known as the counting of the Omer. (Which also has to do with barley and wheat harvest – but, we will not get in to that today).

But, like a lot of love stories, it gets complicated ….  for Israel broke the terms of the Ketubah and became an unfaithful wife. Yup. Broke his heart. But, because God is a die hard romantic and loves weddings, he foresaw and orchestrated another fabulous wedding ….one which would involve his son, the Lord Jesus Christ …. and the restoration of his own relationship with his unfaithful bride, Israel.

Now this is where the story gets even more cool. Every year at Shavuot (Pentecost), the book of Ruth is read. Yup, Israel (the unfaithful bride) recounts the story of the Gentile woman (Ruth) who becomes the bride of the Hebrew Boaz, the kinsman redeemer. The union of which produced the most famous of all Israel’s kings, King David. Who incidentally, was born (and died) on this very same date (Shavuot).  Talk about provoking to jealousy! (Romans 11:14)   ….. Every year, through the reading of the book of Ruth the unfaithful wife (Israel) is reminded of the Gentile woman God used to produce the greatest of Israel’s kings and ultimately, the Lord Jesus Christ himself.

Which leads us back to ….. you guessed it. Pentecost. Like Israel, who was married to the Lord at Pentecost, the church through its birth is likewise engaged to Jesus. And, like his Father before him,  Jesus at the cross first freed his bride (redeemed from sin at Passover) and 50 days later became espoused  or engaged to her when the church was born on this very same date.  Wow!  What a bridegroom, my hero!

So as you can see, the month of June or Sivan on the Hebrew calendar is a very important month. So much so, that God orchestrated two other very important events during this very special month. The rebirth of Israel on the 5th of Iyar (May 14, 1948). And, the restoration of Jerusalem on the 28th of Sivan (June 11, 1967). Two events that are crucial to the continuation of this love story. For the stage is set for the return of the unfaithful wife to the Lord (after the 7 year tribulation) and the catching away of the church at the rapture for the wedding supper of the Lamb … an event which will precede the 7 year tribulation.

There is a lot of talk among believers about the timing of the rapture … the catching away of the Church in to heaven where she will be married to the Lord Jesus Christ who has been patiently waiting for her for the past 2,000 years.  Will it be a September wedding? September is such a nice month. The feast of Trumpets would make an awesome day for a wedding. How about a December wedding? Chanukah would be nice too. And, while any of the above would make a great day for the Lord to come for his bride ….. I have to say, June is perhaps just a little bit better. So, much so that the devil has hijacked it for his own. Instead of June Bride, it’s June Pride ….. June, the month last year that gay marriage was made legal. But, I digress.

So, if you’re looking for the Lord to come …. anticipating the day for the wedding of all weddings …. Shavuot (Pentecost) is June 11. Just a few days away. Oh, my ….. and, I have not yet picked out a dress!  No worries …. Jesus has it covered. Every thing the bride needs he will provide ….. that’s how much he loves ….. his June Bride.

“Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen bright and clean was given to her to wear. Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the Saints”. Revelation 19:7-8

*Not setting dates …. just sharing a few thoughts ….. whenever the Lord comes for his bride will be of course, the perfect time.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Responses

  1. God Bless you and a big Amen!

  2. This is a great perspective. Thank you so much.

  3. What a blessing to read.

    The spring bride is praised in the
    Song of Solomon 2 (KJV)

    2 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

    2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

    3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

    4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

    5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.

    6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.

    7 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

    8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

    9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.

    10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

    11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

    12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

    13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

    14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

    15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

    16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.

    17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

    Not knowing day or hour, we may know the season……
    Maranatha! Lord come quickly

  4. We are joined with “The Faithful” and are watching the heavens, thus saith the son of my father for your understanding deserves the following:

    Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
    O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
    All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
    Praise Him in glad adoration.

    Praise to the Lord, who over all things so wondrously reigneth,
    Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
    Hast thou not seen how thy desires ever have been
    Granted in what He ordaineth?

    Praise to the Lord, who hath fearfully, wondrously, made thee;
    Health hath vouchsafed & when heedlessly falling, hath stayed thee.
    What need or grief ever hath failed of relief?
    Wings of His mercy did shade thee.

    Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
    Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
    Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
    If with His love He befriend thee.

    Praise to the Lord, who, when tempests their warfare are waging,
    Who, when the elements madly around thee are raging,
    Biddeth them cease, turneth their fury to peace,
    Whirlwinds and waters assuaging.

    Praise to the Lord, who, when darkness of sin is abounding,
    Who, when the godless do triumph, all virtue confounding,
    Sheddeth His light, chaseth the horrors of night,
    Saints with His mercy surrounding.

    Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
    All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him.
    Let the Amen sound from His people again,
    Gladly for aye we adore Him.

    Through the generations we have waited and the Faithful have longed with …..

    Words: Jo­ach­im Ne­an­der, in A und Ω Glaub- und Lieb­es­ü­bung (Stras­lund: 1680); trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Cath­er­ine Wink­worth, 1863.

    Music: Lobe den Her­ren, An­der Theil des Er­neu­er­ten Ge­sang­buch, se­cond edi­tion (Bre­men, Ger­ma­ny: 1665);

    We wait for you Lord, and my spirit wearies. Please come My Lord, revive my spirit in Thee.

    Nehemiah 9:6
    Thou art He, O Jehovah, Thyself — Thou hast made the heavens, the heavens of the heavens, and all their host, the earth and all that are on it, the seas and all that are in them, and Thou art keeping all of them alive, and the host of the heavens to Thee are bowing themselves.

    Let the Amen sound from His people again.
    The Amen, The Faithful and True Witness of Creation.

  5. Excellent post. I am watching and waiting, this could be the year! God Bless

    • Thank you Abby! I am hoping so too!

  6. I shared your blog on my site 😉 Thanks for putting the beautiful thoughts into words.


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