6th and 7th SIVAN: A COVENANT TIME! The Feast of “SHAVU’OT/WEEKS/PENTECOST” is a time to reflect on MARRIAGE: both earthly and Heavenly marriage!
The Holy Biblical Scriptures reveal that Shavu’ot existed long before mankind learned about it. This was revealed to Noach/Noah after the waters of “The Great Flood” had dried up. Noah happened to make a big sin sacrifice on behalf of his family and the rest of mankind unto ABBA YAHUVEH Almighty on Shavu’ot which was already be observed in the Shammayim/Heavens. It was then Noah had an encounter with YAH Almighty who placed a rainbow in the sky then added the words of HIS Covenant with mankind regarding flooding the earth again as he did at the time of Noah. After hearing the words of the Covenant, Noah celebrated Ha Moed Shavu’ot/The Festival of Weeks as instructed by YAH Almighty. It was at this time Noah got drunk and exposed. Canaan received a curse as a result as led by YAH Almighty.
On the SHAVUOT, YAHUVEH, made a MARRIAGE COVENANT with mankind starting with the Children of Israel back on Mount Sinai.
The other Feast of YAH which bears the theme of Marriage is SUKKOT/TABERNACLES as it points to the Future HEAVENLY Wedding Reception of the LAMB OF YAH which is YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH!
On these days, we are to reflect in prayer, how are we keep our vows to YAH? Are we faithful Brides of YAH Almighty?
It is a time to remember Adam and Eve’s Wedding Ceremony which i would say is the best wedding ever conducted on earth between man and woman!
- How ready are you to meet your Bridegroom, YAHUSHUA who willingly gave HIS Life for you to be saved from eternal death?
- How spotless is your spiritual Garment?
- Do you love YAH’S TORAH and are you in love with YAH’S TORAH?
- Are you baptised by immersion in water and by RUACH HA KODESH (a.k.a SHKINYINYAH GLORY)? Check yourself today as you feast with ABBA YAHUVEH, YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH and SHKINYINYAH GLORY Almighty!
RUACH HA KODESH whose personal name as revealed through YAH’S Amightywind Ministry is SHKINYINYAH GLORY is the SEAL of YAH upon mankind as per the New Covenant/Testament.
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RUACH HA KODESH is also called WISDOM and SHALOM!
YAH is the creator or maker of marriage and only HE has the answers to all the questions we have concerning that area of our lives and others too.
YAH’S Amightywind Ministry Holy Prophecies 89 and 90 actually say that the MARRIAGE and FAMILY ideas came from YAHUVEH ELOHIM Almighty in the Heavens and that they are a copy of what is already in the Heavens!!!
The Book of Genesis does not give us much information about how YAH (a.k.a ELOHIM) joined Adam and Eve to be married. However, the First Book of Adam and Eve does. Before their Wedding Ceremony, there was a battle against them from Satan and his fellow fallen angels.
Satan wanted to be the one to join them in matrimony. Praise YAH for Adam was very prayerful. He really sought the LORD YAHUVEH (a.k.a YAHWEH) in the matter no matter how much Satan put pressure on him in various ways. Satan was using the WORD OF YAHUVEH ELOHIM to deceive Adam and Eve.
Adam and Eve knew nothing about marriage and sex while in the Garden of Eden and for a long time after leaving the Garden on Eden. Satan tried to go ahead of YAHUVEH ELOHIM’S plan by introducing marriage and sexual arousal plus ideas to Adam. Adam was actually aroused but he did not know what to do. He was very uneasy about the idea of marrying Eve. He then sought thew face of YAH for advice.
Adam’s and Eve’s Wedding was so very special because it was conducted by YAH HIMSELF through 3 of HIS Holy Angels. There was an exchange of GOLD at the wedding.
- Their clothes were designed by YAHUVEH ELOHIM!
- The date was set by YAHUVEH (a.k.a YAHWEH) ELOHIM (7 months and 13 days/223 days since leaving the Garden of Eden)
- The venue was set by YAHUVEH ELOHIM (Cave of Treasures)!
- The guests/witnesses at the wedding were set by YAHUVEH ELOHIM (YAH’S Holy Angels)!
- Adam was instructed to give Eve GOLD as well as INCENSE and MYRRH!
After their wedding, YAH had to teach them how to become intimate and bear children. They knew nothing and had to learn from HIM. There was nowhere else to make reference to except of course Satan, the engineer of evil.
Additionally, Adam and Eve had to fast and pray for 40 days before having sexual intercourse.
There is something to learn from all this:
- Satan knows YAH’S WORD so well and if he hears YAH’S Holy Prophecies come forth regarding human beings, he always tries to go ahead of YAH by creating fake manifestations of the prophecies thereby deceiving mankind and sometimes leading them to where YAH has not determined. When Satan makes fake manifestations of YAH’S prophecies, he tries to steal or even actually steals YAH’S original Holy Prophecy.
- Always enquire of the The LORD YAHUVEH when an idea drops into your mind particularly regarding marriage. Do not find yourself unequally yoked no matter how much the person seems suitable. They may be okay physically but not okay at all for your spiritually!!!!
1 Samuel 30:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.
Proverbs 18:22 Names of God Bible (NOG)
22 Whoever finds a wife finds something good
and has obtained favor from Yahweh.
Secondly, it is not YAH’S WILL for mankind to go around dating various people or be promiscuous. This actually spoils the desire for marriage as well as the hope and bliss of true love as designed by YAHUVEH ELOHIM. Many who have been down the road of dating various people and sleeping with all or some of them and have now turned a new leaf will testify that they nearly wanted to commit suicide at the end of all or some of the relationships that were unsuccessful. Why is this always the case? Well, when we fall in love, we expect a lot from our lovers. Sometimes, the lovers are players whereas some other times, they are genuine. When we discover that they are players, we get hurt so much more.
The Hebrew word for LOVE is AHAVAH.
YAH built a desire in us to love others and to be loved by others. YAH also created three types of love which include the following in the Greek Language:
- EROS LOVE: Love between a husband and a wife – Eros is a Greek term which actually means desire and longing.
- AGAPE LOVE: Love amongst brethren in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH – This is a special term which represents the divine-love of the LORD towards HIS SON, YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH, the human beings and all believers in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH. This is the best of the three types of love in the Holy Biblical Scriptures, in fact YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH himself showed this type of divine love to HIS DADDY in heaven and humanity. Agape love is the love that YAH commanded all believers to have for everyone whether he/she is a believer or not. Agape love should never be determined by our feelings; it is more of a set of behaviors or actions. With agape, you do not have to actually feel it for you to give it, which means that you can be able to show love without feeling anything at all. At times feelings can follow after showing this kind of love.
- PHILOS LOVE: This is a unique kind of love like the one you have for a companion or pal – It refers to loving one another just like your brother or sister. This love is for a pal who is really close and dear to us and it is characterised by various different shared experiences between two people. In fact this is the kind of love that many Christians tend to practice towards one another. And although philos love is really wonderful, it is not that much reliable, since it can end up souring at times as we have all experienced at some point in our lives.
After getting married, Adam and Eve became fruitful and multiplied with YAH’S help.
Adam’s first two sets of children were twins and they were born as follows:
- Cain and Luluwa
- Abel and Aklia
There was about 2 or 3 years difference between the two sets of twins. The evidence is that the Book of Adam and Eve says that when Cain and Luluwa were weaned, Eve conceived again and later gave birth to Abel and Aklia.
When studying Biblical Hebrew, I learned at some point that when you visit the Land of Israel, never say to anyone there that you know someone because the implication of that statement is different to the English meaning. The Hebrew word for “knowing someone” actually implies sexual intimacy and this is why the Holy Biblical Scriptures were translated in that way. It was a direct translation from the Hebrew. If ever you mistakenly say you know someone, you may have some people raise their eyebrows around you and perhaps ask you a question or two.
“KNOWING SOMEONE” in the Hebrew Language has a very deep meaning. We can actually learn something from it, such as,
WE SHOULD NOT KEEP SECRETS FROM OUR SPOUSES!
There should be openness within a marriage relationship. The openness creates more room for ONENESS!!! As spouses see each other’s nakedness physically, so should they see each other’s nakedness in every area of their lives including finances particularly.
MARRIAGE is so much sweeter when both spouses are virgins as there would be no room for comparing previous partners with the current life partner/spouse! Adam and Eve were very innocent when they married and had children. They had no experiences from the past to compare with. They learned everything from YAHUVEH ELOHIM!
Prayer: May we always desire to learn from YAH Almighty in every area of our lives in YAHUSHUA’S name! AMEN!
The following are the references for the above information:
Chapter LXX – Thirteenth apparition of Satan, to trick Adam into marrying Eve.
1 After this Satan, the hater of all good, took the form of an angel, and with him two others, so that they looked like the three angels who had brought to Adam gold, incense, and myrrh.
2 They passed before Adam and Eve while they were under the tree, and greeted Adam and Eve with fair words that were full of deceit.
3 But when Adam and Eve saw their pleasant expression, and heard their sweet speech, Adam rose, welcomed them, and brought them to Eve, and they remained all together; Adam’s heart the while, being glad because he thought concerning them, that they were the same angels, who had brought him gold, incense, and myrrh.
4 Because, when they came to Adam the first time, there came over him from them, peace and joy, through their bringing him good tokens; so Adam thought that they had come a second time to give him other tokens for him to rejoice therewith. For he did not know it was Satan; therefore he received them with joy and consorted with them.
5 Then Satan, the tallest of them, said, “Rejoice, O Adam, and be glad. Look, God has sent us to you to tell you something.”
6 And Adam said, “What is it?” Then Satan answered, “It is a simple thing, yet it is the Word of God, will you accept it from us and do it? But if you will not accept it, we will return to God, and tell Him that you would not receive His Word.”
7 And Satan said again to Adam, “Don’t be afraid and don’t tremble; don’t you know us?”
8 But Adam said, “I do not know you.”
9 Then Satan said to him, “I am the angel that brought you gold, and took it to the cave; this other angel is the one that brought you incense; and that third angel, is the one who brought you myrrh when you were on top of the mountain, and who carried you to the cave.
10 But as to the other angels our fellows, who bare you to the cave, God has not sent them with us this time; for He said to us, ‘You will be enough’.”
11 So when Adam heard these words he believed them, and said to these angels, “Speak the Word of God, that I may receive it.”
12 And Satan said to him, “Swear, and promise me that you will receive it.”
13 Then Adam said, “I do not know how to swear and promise.”
14 And Satan said to him, “Hold out your hand, and put it inside my hand.”
15 Then Adam held out his hand, and put it into Satan’s hand; when Satan said to him, “Say, now—So true as God is living, rational, and speaking, who raised the stars in heaven, and established the dry ground on the waters, and has created me out of the four elements*, and out of the dust of the earth—I will not break my promise, nor renounce my word.”
16 And Adam swore thus.
17 Then Satan said to him, “Look, it is now some time since you came out of the garden, and you know neither wickedness nor evil. But now God says to you, to take Eve who came out of your side, and to marry her so that she will bear you children, to comfort you, and to drive from you trouble and sorrow; now this thing is not difficult, neither is there any scandal in it to you.
* See the previous footnote in chapter XXXIV regarding the ‘four elements’.
Chapter LXXI – Adam is troubled by the thought of marrying Eve.
1 But when Adam heard these words from Satan, he sorrowed much, because of his oath and of his promise, and said, “Shall I commit adultery with my flesh and my bones, and shall I sin against myself, for God to destroy me, and to blot me out from off the face of the earth?
2 Since, when at first, I ate of the tree, He drove me out of the garden into this strange land, and deprived me of my bright nature, and brought death over me. If, then, I should do this, He will cut off my life from the earth, and He will cast me into hell, and will plague me there a long time.
3 But God never spoke the words that you have said; and you are not God’s angels, and you weren’t sent from Him. But you are devils that have come to me under the false appearance of angels. Away from me; you cursed of God!”
4 Then those devils fled from before Adam. And he and Eve got up, and returned to the Cave of Treasures, and went into it.
5 Then Adam said to Eve, “If you saw what I did, don’t tell anyone; for I sinned against God in swearing by His great name, and I have placed my hand another time into that of Satan.” Eve, then, held her peace, as Adam told her.
6 Then Adam got up, and spread his hands before God, beseeching and entreating Him with tears, to forgive him what he had done. And Adam remained thus standing and praying forty days and forty nights. He neither ate nor drank until he dropped down on the ground from hunger and thirst.
7 Then God sent His Word to Adam, who raised him up from where he lay, and said to him, “O Adam, why have you sworn by My name, and why have you made agreement with Satan another time?”
8 But Adam cried, and said, “O God, forgive me, for I did this unwittingly; believing they were God’s angels.”
9 And God forgave Adam, saying to him, “Beware of Satan.”
10 And He withdrew His Word from Adam.
11 Then Adam’s heart was comforted; and he took Eve, and they went out of the cave, to prepare some food for their bodies.
12 But from that day Adam struggled in his mind about his marrying Eve; afraid that if he was to do it, God would be angry with him.
13 Then Adam and Eve went to the river of water, and sat on the bank, as people do when they enjoy themselves.
14 But Satan was jealous of them; and planned to destroy them.
Chapter LXXII – Adam’s heart is set on fire. Satan appears as beautiful maidens.
1 Then Satan, and ten from his hosts, transformed themselves into maidens, unlike any others in the whole world for grace.
2 They came up out of the river in presence of Adam and Eve, and they said among themselves, “Come, we will look at the faces of Adam and Eve, who are of the men on earth. How beautiful they are, and how different is their look from our own faces.” Then they came to Adam and Eve, and greeted them; and stood wondering at them.
3 Adam and Eve looked at them also, and wondered at their beauty, and said, “Is there, then, under us, another world, with such beautiful creatures as these in it?”
4 And those maidens said to Adam and Eve, “Yes, indeed, we are an abundant creation.”
5 Then Adam said to them, “But how do you multiply?”
6 And they answered him, “We have husbands who have married us, and we bear them children, who grow up, and who in their turn marry and are married, and also bear children; and thus we increase. And if so be, O Adam, you will not believe us, we will show you our husbands and our children.”
7 Then they shouted over the river as if to call their husbands and their children, who came up from the river, men and children; and every man came to his wife, his children being with him.
8 But when Adam and Eve saw them, they stood dumb, and wondered at them.
9 Then they said to Adam and Eve, “See all our husbands and our children? You should marry Eve, as we have married our husbands, so that you will have children as we have.” This was a device of Satan to deceive Adam.
10 Satan also thought within himself, “God at first commanded Adam concerning the fruit of the tree, saying to him, ‘Eat not of it; else of death you shall die.’ But Adam ate of it, and yet God did not kill him; He only decreed on him death, and plagues and trials, until the day he shall come out of his body.
11 Now, then, if I deceive him to do this thing, and to marry Eve without God’s permission, God will kill him then.”
12 Therefore Satan worked this apparition before Adam and Eve; because he sought to kill him, and to make him disappear from off the face of the earth.
13 Meanwhile the fire of sin came over Adam, and he thought of committing sin. But he restrained himself, fearing that if he followed this advice of Satan, God would put him to death.
14 Then Adam and Eve got up, and prayed to God, while Satan and his hosts went down into the river, in presence of Adam and Eve; to let them see that they were going back to their own world.
15 Then Adam and Eve went back to the Cave of Treasures, as they usually did; about evening time.
16 And they both got up and prayed to God that night. Adam remained standing in prayer, yet not knowing how to pray, by reason of the thoughts in his heart regarding his marrying Eve; and he continued so until morning.
17 And when light came up, Adam said to Eve, “Get up, let us go below the mountain, where they brought us gold, and let us ask the Lord concerning this matter.”
18 Then Eve said, “What is that matter, O Adam?”
19 And he answered her, “That I may request the Lord to inform me about marrying you; for I will not do it without His permission or else He will make us perish, you and me. For those devils have set my heart on fire, with thoughts of what they showed us, in their sinful apparitions.
20 Then Eve said to Adam, “Why need we go below the mountain? Let us rather stand up and pray in our cave to God, to let us know whether this counsel is good or not.”
21 Then Adam rose up in prayer and said, “O God, you know that we transgressed against you, and from the moment we transgressed, we were stripped of our bright nature; and our body became brutish, requiring food and drink; and with animal desires.
22 Command us, O God, not to give way to them without Your permission, for fear that You will turn us into nothing. Because if you do not give us permission, we shall be overpowered, and follow that advice of Satan; and You will again make us perish.
23 If not, then take our souls from us; let us be rid of this animal lust. And if You give us no order respecting this thing, then sever Eve from me, and me from her; and place us each far away from the other.
24 Then again, O God, if You separate us from each other, the devils will deceive us with their apparitions that resemble us, and destroy our hearts, and defile our thoughts towards each other. Yet if it is not each of us towards the other, it will, at all events, be through their appearance when the devils come to us in our likeness.” Here Adam ended his prayer.
Chapter LXXIII – The marriage of Adam and Eve.
1 Then God considered the words of Adam that they were true, and that he could long await His order, respecting the counsel of Satan. 2 And God approved Adam in what he had thought concerning this, and in the prayer he had offered in His presence; and the Word of God came to Adam and said to him, “O Adam, if only you had had this caution at first, before you came out of the garden into this land!” 3 After that, God sent His angel who had brought gold, and the angel who had brought incense, and the angel who had brought myrrh to Adam, that they should inform him respecting his marriage to Eve. 4 Then those angels said to Adam, “Take the gold and give it to Eve as a wedding gift, and promise to marry her; then give her some incense and myrrh as a present; and be you, you and she, one flesh.” 5 Adam obeyed the angels, and took the gold and put it into Eve’s bosom in her garment; and promised to marry her with his hand. 6 Then the angels commanded Adam and Eve to get up and pray forty days and forty nights; when that was done, then Adam was to have sexual intercourse with his wife; for then this would be an act pure and undefiled; so that he would have children who would multiply, and replenish the face of the earth. 7 Then both Adam and Eve received the words of the angels; and the angels departed from them. 8 Then Adam and Eve began to fast and pray, until the end of the forty days; and then they had sexual intercourse, as the angels had told them. And from the time Adam left the garden until he wedded Eve, were two hundred and twenty-three days, that is seven months and thirteen days. 9 Thus was Satan’s war with Adam defeated.
Chapter LXXIV – The birth of Cain and Luluwa. Why they received those names.
1 And they lived on the earth working in order to keep their bodies in good health; and they continued so until the nine months of Eve’s pregnancy were over, and the time drew near when she must give birth. 2 Then she said to Adam, “The signs placed in this cave since we left the garden indicate that this is a pure place and we will be praying in it again some time. It is not appropriate then, that I should give birth in it. Let us instead go to the sheltering rock cave that was formed by the command of God when Satan threw a big rock down on us in an attempt to kill us with it. 3 Adam then took Eve to that cave. When the time came for her to give birth, she strained a lot. Adam felt sorry, and he was very worried about her because she was close to death and the words of God to her were being fulfilled: “In suffering shall you bear a child, and in sorrow shall you bring forth a child.” 4 But when Adam saw the distress in which Eve was, he got up and prayed to God, and said, “O Lord, look at me with the eye of Your mercy, and bring her out of her distress.” 5 And God looked at His maid-servant Eve, and delivered her, and she gave birth to her first-born son, and with him a daughter. 6 The Adam rejoiced at Eve’s deliverance, and also over the children she had borne him. And Adam ministered to Eve in the cave, until the end of eight days; when they named the son Cain, and the daughter Luluwa. 7 The meaning of Cain is “hater,” because he hated his sister in their mother’s womb; before they came out of it. Therefore Adam named him Cain. 8 But Luluwa means “beautiful,” because she was more beautiful than her mother. 9 Then Adam and Eve waited until Cain and his sister were forty days old, when Adam said to Eve, “We will make an offering and offer it up in behalf of the children.” 10 And Eve said, “We will make one offering for the first-born son and then later we shall make one for the daughter.”
Chapter LXXV – The family revisits the Cave of Treasures. Birth of Abel and Aklia.
1 Then Adam prepared an offering, and he and Eve offered it up for their children, and brought it to the altar they had built at first. 2 And Adam offered up the offering, and asked God to accept his offering. 3 Then God accepted Adam’s offering, and sent a light from heaven that shown on the offering. Adam and his son drew near to the offering, but Eve and the daughter did not approach it. 4 Adam and his son were joyful as they came down from on the altar. Adam and Eve waited until the daughter was eighty days old, then Adam prepared an offering and took it to Eve and to the children. They went to the altar, where Adam offered it up, as he was accustomed, asking the Lord to accept his offering. 5 And the Lord accepted the offering of Adam and Eve. Then Adam, Eve, and the children, drew near together, and came down from the mountain, rejoicing. 6 But they returned not to the cave in which they were born; but came to the Cave of Treasures, in order that the children should go around in it, and be blessed with the tokens brought from the garden. 7 But after they had been blessed with these tokens, they went back to the cave in which they were born. 8 However, before Eve had offered up the offering, Adam had taken her, and had gone with her to the river of water, in which they threw themselves at first; and there they washed themselves. Adam washed his body and Eve hers also clean, after the suffering and distress that had come over them. 9 But Adam and Eve, after washing themselves in the river of water, returned every night to the Cave of Treasures, where they prayed and were blessed; and then went back to their cave, where their children were born. 10 Adam and Eve did this until the children had been weaned. After they were weaned, Adam made an offering for the souls of his children in addition to the three times every week he made an offering for them. 11 When the children were weaned, Eve again conceived, and when her pregnancy came to term, she gave birth to another son and daughter. They named the son Abel and the daughter Aklia. 12 Then at the end of forty days, Adam made an offering for the son, and at the end of eighty days he made another offering for the daughter, and treated them, as he had previously treated Cain and his sister Luluwa. 13 He brought them to the Cave of Treasures, where they received a blessing, and then returned to the cave where they were born. After these children were born, Eve stopped having children.