Posted by: cindybythesea | February 12, 2020

Racing Towards Judgment – Part 3


Red Alert!



Imagine that you had a dream and this was the face that you saw. The face appeared as if on television and filled the entire screen. Across the bottom of the screen was the word desposorio. Kind of like you would see on a news bulletin or news flash when something important has happened or a big announcement is about to be made.

That was the phone call I received from my daughter Seven Stars this morning. She asked me if I knew any Spanish (words) and outside of perhaps “taco” and “burrito”, I said, “no”. She said she didn’t either … which I knew to be true. I told her if I had to guess I would think the word might have something to do with despot or desperado. She said, she had thought the same thing. But no, that wasn’t it. Imagine my surprise when she told me what it did mean.

desposorio: Noun. A mutual promise to contract marriage: almost always used in the plural.

And it also goes on to say (below the definition) that the word is specific in church tradition for the espousal of Mary to Joseph. In other words, if you were talking about the “engagement” of Mary to Joseph the term for it would be desposorio. And there is a story behind that.

Now, if you’re like me you probably don’t put much stock in church tradition. A lot of it stems from the Catholic Church and where it originated from before that is anyone’s guess. In other words there may or may not be any historical roots to the story. But, I do find it interesting all the same.

So, here’s the story in a nutshell.

We must remember that marriages in those days were arranged. Per the story, Mary had been consecrated to God. When it came time for her to be betrothed the temple priests had a method by which her husband would be selected. Out of all the marriageable aged men, it would be the one whose rod or branch would bud. And that was Joseph.

I think its fascinating that this story whether true or not involves the budding of a rod (or branch). Bibically, as far as I know the budding of a rod is always specific to almonds. Think of Aaron’s rod that budded.

If you have been following my blog recently you know how important the season for almonds is. The season we are in right now! It is this month (Shevat) that God is watching for the blossoming of the almond tree. The first tree to bloom while all others are still dormant or sleeping. I talked about that in my last post. You can also check out a previous post I wrote a few years back titled “Awaken and Watch – the blossoming of the almond tree” for more on the importance of almonds, it really is quite extensive.

I ask my daughter what she thought it meant (the dream) and she said she got the distinct feeling that the rapture; the catching away of the bride to heaven would be in the days of Trump. And specifically because the word desposorio involved (not only the idea of betrothal) but the budding of a branch … that it might well be in the season for almonds. Which is now. Either way, she said, “I felt very distinctly that the time is short”.

* I have more I wanted to say but my WordPress site has crashed and so far we have been unable to restore it. Thankfully, I can access it on my phone but it’s not really conducive for lengthy writing. So, I will publish this portion and hopefully will be able to write again soon. And truthfully there is so much happening right now, its impossible to cover in one post anyway.

Until then, as always,

“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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