Passover Wedding Reception
We general do not think in these terms for we are not taught these terms nor about these terms; but there is what I call ‘dedicated phrasing’ for certain topics peppered all through the Old and New Testament. The covenant ‘dedicated phrasing’ has specifically to do with covenant imagery; that confirms and/or evidences Covenant – case in point ‘voice’;
Ex 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey **my voice** indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine :6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These (words) thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
Your personal Bible based Marriage to your spouse this day from Genesis is Melkizedeq/Melchizedek. AND it just so happens that your Melchizedek Marriage includes a Covenant Confirming Meal; that most only know of – only would recognize as the ‘wedding reception’. The exact picture of the Book of the Covenant (Ex.19:5-24:8) Sinai Marriage ‘Katubah’ (Jer.31:32) and it’s ‘wedding reception’ Covenant Confirming Meal (Ex.24:9-11). Also the exact picture of Rev.19:7 and Rev.19:9 – The Marriage of the Lamb (the Covenant) and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (i.e. the Covenant Confirming Meal).
Ex 24:9 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel :10 And they saw the Elohim of Israel: and there was under His feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. :11 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel He
laid not his hand: also they saw Elohim, and did **eat and drink**.
A Covenant Confirming Meal is attached to all ‘Covenants of Promise’ – Your own marriage had a reception- Right? This ‘reception’ “meal” i.e. ‘Covenant Meal’ (even if only punch and cupcakes) is the first time that the Bride’s family and the Groom’s family, who just witnessed the Marriage Covenant Vows between their Son and Daughter will set together in a ‘common-meal’ in ‘common–union’ (AKA ‘communion’) confirming that same Marriage Covenant.
This is identical to the events of Ex.24:9-11. That means that your Bible based marriage is a Melchizedek Covenant within the Melchizedek Covenants complete with 1] proposal, 2] agreement, 3] blood ratification, 4] a Covenant Confirming Meal and 5] A direct attachment linked to Abraham’s Promise Covenant of Gen.15. During the wedding the officiating Rabbi or Parson usually recites Genesis Creation accounts – these too are under the eternal Melchizedek Priesthood. This Genesis-Melchizedek awareness should be included in all Biblical Marriage proceedings.
Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith YHWH, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
For the New/reNewed Covenant (Jer.31:31-33/Heb.8:8-10) – the confirming meal is Passover with new instruction from Yahshua; ‘this do in remembrance of me’ (Mat.26:26, Mk.14:22-24, Lk.22:20, 1Cor.11:24-25); Please note the ‘as they were eating’ meal in progress verbiage and the Rev.19:7 Marriage of the ‘Lamb’ to His Bride Israel – the meal is the much hailed Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev.19:9).
Note ‘the ‘Lamb of Yah’ was substituting a substitute – the Ex.12 physical lamb – body and blood pointing to Yahshua; for the Bread & Wine representing His body and blood which was to be shed that Passover Day crucifixion taking His actual body and blood.
Mat 26:26 *And as they were eating*, Yahshua took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. :27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; :28 For this is my blood of the new covenant (Jer.31:31), which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
*And as they were eating* – Passover – Abib 14 (Mat.26:18-19, Lk.22:7-20)
Rev 19:7 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.
. :9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage *supper* of the Lamb… (Rev.3:20 *sup*)
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear **my voice**, and open the door, I will come to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
……….(‘my voice’ Ex.19:5-6 / ‘sup’ Ex.24:9-11- BotC)
Notice – ‘my voice’ is directly covenant (Ex.19:5-6); confirmed by the direct mention of a ‘Covenant Confirming Meal’ in the word ‘sup’ (Ex.24:9-11).
1Timothy.5:8 “But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith (fidelity), and is worse than an infidel”.
Make no mistake “infidel” has to do with ‘infidelity’; ‘infidelity’ is the breaking of sacred trust garnered and agreed to by Covenant. Fidelity has to do directly with Keeping Covenant – including marriage; including Biblical Covenant! After all Biblical marriage is a Biblical Covenant within YHWH’s Biblical Covenant of Salvation.
Excerpts adapted from My books 1] The Covenants of Promise & 2] Back to the Melchizedek Future
Yah’s Esteem – David L. Perry Th.D.