Even though all believers in Christ are promised eternal life, all believers must understand that believing is more than giving intellectual assent to Christ’s Existence or His Redemptive Work. Believing also means Christ’s Ekklesia (His One Body of Believers or One Community of Faith Believers) is His collective Bride who uses everything He gave to Her to help Her become His saintly Overcomers.
Another one of my mother’s siblings went home to be with her and with the Lord. My Aunt Daisy died Sunday afternoon. She was one of my mother’s younger sisters. Rest in peace in Jesus’ arms, Aunt Daisy!
God uses many Jewish traditional customs as teaching tools. The ancient Jewish Wedding Custom is one of those teaching tools. This traditional Jewish custom definitely is a detailed illustration of the Messiah’s (the Bridegroom’s) marriage to His Bride.
The apostle Paul uses marriage as an analogy or metaphor to illustrate the similarities between the Jewish wife who is no longer married to her first husband, because she has been released from the marriage part of the Law, and believers whose new nature has released them from the Law. What is important to know about biblical analogies is that, like parables, they are used to get across one point of Divine Truth. In the apostle Paul’s marriage analogy, that one point of Divine Truth is: Only death removes a person from the bondage of the Law.