The theme of this year’s Feast of Unleavened Bread is the love between God and His people, and the marriage of the Lamb. The Lamb has already proved his love for us, by giving his life for us, and over the past six thousand years the Father has been calling out a people to TEST them in espousal to his Son. They have been [and are being] tried and tested as to their loyalty, dedication, faithful zealous obedience and their willingness to “follow the Lamb withersoever he goeth.”
Now we are very near the end of the six thousand years and the final hour of trial is in sight, at the end of which, the six thousand years will conclude beginning with the resurrection of the dead in Christ who will be caught up to heaven before the throne of God; for the marriage of the Lamb and then to return to the earth to lead all nations and people in a millennial Sabbath of peace.
Today being the sixth day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread is a memorial of Israel crossing the Red Sea and rising up out of that sea of death late on the sixth day at the beginning of the seventh day Holy Day of the ULB Feast.
Exodus 14:21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
The wind blew all of the fifth night and the sea of death was divided by the power of God.
This is symbolic that death and the grave will be opened up for the faithful through the wind of God; which wind is the Holy Spirit and power of God. If we are sincerely repentant and commit to “Go and sin no more” the atoning sacrifice of the Lamb of God will be applied to the called out from spiritual bondage, and we shall receive the gift of God’s spirit; which if we follow it and it remain in us is the spirit of the resurrection from the grave to eternal life.
22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
Those called out who respond with zeal to follow the LORD always, and do not quench the Holy Spirit by compromising and turning back from their zeal to keep the whole Word of God; will pass through physical death and grave to rise up changed to spirit at the end of six thousand years [the end of the sixth day, the end of the sixth millennium]; late on the sixth day of Unleavened Bread.
No efforts of the wicked one can stop this. for it is by the power of the Almighty God.
23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. 24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, 25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
26 And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
Moses obeyed God and the people obeyed Moses [until their later rebellions]. Moses as the mediator of the Mosaic Covenant of marriage; was a type of the Mediator of the New Covenant of marriage: Jesus Christ.
27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
Those who are zealous to learn and to passionately keep the whole Word of God and “follow the Lamb of God withersoever he goeth;” Their deliverance form the grave and death is sure, their hope is absolutely secure.
Those who refuse to follow the Lamb and reject the truth of God, shall fall in the sea of evil as the Egyptians were destroyed..
29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
30 Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.
God will save His people; who love him enough to be zealously faithful to HIM! And in the day of the opening of the graves and the resurrection of the dead on the sixth day of Unleavened Bread many shall greatly fear and begin to understand that their message was true and that the Eternal is God above all gods!
31 And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.
Rev 11:11 And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. 12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
The Marriage of the Lamb
Rev 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called [resurrected to] unto the marriage supper [Feast] of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
Rev 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
Where is this sea of glass?
Rev 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal:
Who will be in the resurrection to spirit, to stand before the throne of God the Father in heaven, and be fully married to the Son?
Rev 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
Yes, God the Father has called out people of ALL races and families of humanity, to be a part of the collective bride for His Son!
The awesome scene
In the heavenly spiritual Temple the people stood on a great sea of glass. What does this mean?
First, God the Father, and God the Son are brilliant lights and we shall be like them.
Doubtless the angels in their natural state are also full of light. Therefore this place is full of brilliant light of God and teh angels, to which is added the new brilliant light of the chosen bride!.
It is written that the physical Temple was to be patterned after the heavenly Temple; and one would expect the prophesied millennial Temple revealed to Ezekiel to be the closest possible physical representation of the heavenly Temple.
From the view of the physical temple we can see that outside of the Holy Place which contains the Throne of God, is a courtyard. It is on this courtyard which is paved with glass [crystal] that the chosen bride will stand! the brilliant light of God, the angels and the chosen bride will be reflected and refracted by this crystal pavement into the colors of the “Bow of God!”
Just imagine in your mind; the Temple of the Father in heaven; the Father himself present with the Son’s friends [the Holy angels] at the marriage of his Son.
The Son standing there dressed in his spiritual finest to eagerly welcome his bride; who dressed in the dazzling white of spiritual virginal purity is aglow with true deep spiritual love and zeal for her Husband: and the Father, the Son, the angels and those chosen as a part of the bride; all shining much brighter than the sun!
The Father on his throne in the most Holy Place, with the doors of salvation and acceptance opened to the courtyard; where the bride stands in her dazzling white and intense brightness, with the the light refracting into many colors in the crystal at her feet and then reflecting up; covering the bride in a shimmering glow containing all possible colors! Singing the Song of Moses! Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir does an excellent job of singing the words about the Song of Moses from Revelation. The actual song that the overcomers and chosen will sing to our Husband is here. Please consider the spiritual application of these words sung by the bride, glorifying our LORD Husband and his victory over all sin!
Then after this wedding feast the couple returns to the earth to establishment the Kingdom of God! Rev 19.
I would like to review the Ezekiel Millennial Temple, and as you view these videos, remember that this is a replica of the heavenly Temple without the Crystal Pavement, and the dimensions may be only a small scale of the heavenly dimensions.
Ezek 45 shows the city in relationship to the Temple
The Massive Walled Outer Court