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THE BRIDE OF YAHSHUA
In Jeremiah 31:22 we read:
"For Yahweh has created a new thing in the earth -
A woman will encompass a man."
What could this possibly mean? How is it that as a new thing, a woman will encompass a man? Knowing that the Remnant bride is feminine, in comparison to the body of Christ which is masculine, and understanding that the Remnant will be the first to ascend into heaven to be glorified, we begin to get some idea how this "new thing" is fulfilled. Let us look at a prophetic picture that will help us understand this.
In Leviticus 4:32-35, we read about a sin offering that was carried out specifically by the offering of a female lamb. The procedure for this offering was that a man was to lay his hands upon the female lamb's head, the lamb was then presented as a burnt offering that ascended to Yahweh, and as a result, the little female lamb became an atonement or covering for the man. Here we find a most interesting thing - the one that first was covered, became the covering! As you will see, this entire process is highly revealing regarding the church.
First, there is no way this sin offering could have been performed by Yahshua. Why? Because Yahshua did not qualify as this offering, for He was male and this offering had to be female. One of the great shortfalls of the church is their failure to see that Yahweh's salvation continues to be carried out through man - "he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me" (found in Matthew, Mark, and Luke). The pattern Yahshua provided is followed by man, including His works of salvation - "filling up that which is lacking in Christ's afflictions" (Colossians 1:24).
What we find here regarding the offering of this little female lamb is a most remarkable testimony of the fulfillment of Jeremiah 31:22 - "A woman will encompass a man." In this atonement procedure, first the man is the covering of the female lamb - he places his hand on her head. He becomes her head covering. But then a strange and unusual thing takes place. While the man is first the covering of the little lamb, once the little female lamb ascends to Yahweh as a burnt offering, she becomes the covering of the man! She becomes an atonement for him, thus fulfilling the "new thing" that Yahweh declared - "A woman will encompass a man."
We gain further understanding as to who this little lamb is when we consider the two wives of Jacob. This two-part bride of Jacob pictures the two-part bride of Yahshua. The first bride, representative of the first Remnant, was Leah, whose name means "weary or exhausted." The second bride, representative of the second Remnant, was Rachel, whose name means "little lamb." Thus we see testified that the second Remnant is the little lamb required in Leviticus 14. It is the ascension of the second Remnant alive unto Yahweh as the Elijah, that will provide the female "sin offering" for the masculine body of Christ. While the bride is at first under the covering of the body of Christ; by the laws of Yahweh, she is allowed to come out of the body under a separate covering and ascend alive to the Father. By doing this, the bride becomes the covering or atonement for the body of Christ, thus fulfilling Yahweh's "new thing" - the bride of Yahshua encompasses the body of Christ!
Thus we find the identical testimonies:
Why is this foreshadowed covering transition necessary? Because as we have already learned, Satan must be replaced by the Remnant bride as the covering over the body of Christ. As we will further consider in the next section, this new covering is necessary until the body of Christ can join the Remnant in immortality. (ReadThe Covering Bride for additional understanding on this.)
Before proceeding and as further affirmation of this bride work, let us briefly refer back to the previous section and note something most telling. You will notice regarding the dove that was sent out by Noah that it is specifically identified as being feminine in gender - Noah "took her, and brought her into the ark to himself," and "in her beak was a freshly picked olive leaf." The Hebrew word for "dove" is "yonah," which is grammatically feminine. Likewise, even the pronouns used here are feminine. Thus we see once again that, like the female lamb, the work being prophetically performed by the establishment of the Remnant via this female dove speaks of the establishment of the feminine bride of Yahshua. Over and over we get this same testimony - the feminine bride becomes the covering of the body.
And there is one final witness we want to point out here regarding this matter of the woman encompassing the man. In Numbers 15:37-40 we read:
"Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassels of each corner a cord of blue. And it shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of Yahweh, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, in order that you may remember to do all My commandments, and be holy to God."
Notice here that the purpose of these tassels was to cause them to be "holy to God." Likewise, notice that they possessed the unique location on the corners of a garment; and as such, they encompassed the man! These tassels prophetically represented the fulfillment of the covering bride - encompassing the man and causing him to be "holy to God." (And might we add here that the bride is also seen in the corners of the field, found in Leviticus 19:9-10 and 23:22, but with an entirely different testimony.)
Further expression of this testimony is found in the tassels worn by Yahshua Himself. In first Remnant Matthew 9:20 and second Remnant Luke 8:43-44, we find a woman pressing in through the crowd who "touched the tassel of His cloak." By doing this, she was healed of a hemorrhage she had for twelve years. Even after her healing, many others sought to likewise touch specifically those tassels, and were equally healed - Matthew 14:36 and Mark 6:56.
Why did these tassels have such healing power? Because they foreshadowed the Remnant bride, who is equally identified as the tree of life, or even the Eve bride whose name means "life." This is the work that is planted by the latter rain river from the eastern gate, the leaves of which will not wither, and whose fruit is for food and their leaves for healing (Ezekiel 47:12). The Remnant bride for many reasons is identified with life and healing. This is the healing power likewise seen evidenced in the tassels from Yahshua's robe. These are the Remnant tassels that will encompass a man.
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