1 A covenant is made between the father of the bride and the groom
2. A price is agreed and paid by the groom or the groomís father if the groom is under age
3. Wine is drunk by both parties to seal the union
4. Gifts are given to the bride in advance of the arrival of the groom
5 The groom leaves his fatherís house with his best man to fetch his Bride and bring her home at an unannounced time shouting to warn of their approach
6. The bride gets her bridesmaids ready and the groom waits outside the bride's house
7. The bride and groom walk together back to the Bridal Chamber in the groom's house where they consummate the marriage whilst the best man and the chief bridesmaid wait outside that chamber.
8. When the couple come out after the consummation then they are married and the 7 day feast begins for the guests, whilst the couple go back into the chamber.
9. After 7 days the bride comes out of the chamber and the veil is taken off so that all can see who she is.
There is good information about Hebrew wedding custom at
Although their symbolic understanding is chronologically incorrect. They take the weeding feast to be 7 years long and to occur after the rapture.
Groom is Jesus
Groom's father is Jehovah
Bride is 144,000 1NC saints in two presences
Bride's father is Adam
Price is Jesus' death in ransom for Adam
Wine drunk is Lord's evening meal 1NC cup and ARC
Gifts are gifts of the spirit given to the 1NC saints through the hands of the apostles
Groom leaving fathers house is Jesus coming down here for ministry
Best man is Gabriel, Elijah, the one preparing the way
Bridesmaids are sons of the ICC
Jesus waiting outside the house is his being no part of the world
The bride coming out is her leaving the world in her spirit and entering into the church in the first and second presences
The walk back to Jehovah's house is the bride learning God's laws and purposes in the church
Bridal chamber is the heavenly government courtroom over the Kingdom
The consummation is the investiture of the bride as kings with Jesus over the Kingdom on 2008Nisan22
They are appointed in accordance with the Nisan1 calendar following after the pattern of eviction from Eden. But they do not start ruling until 7 years and 7 months and 7 days after the end of Satan's 6,000 years lease on 2009Tishri14 according to the secular/agricultural calendar.
Then the 7 day heavenly wedding feast ran from 2008Nisan22-28. The veil was lifted on 2008Nisan29 in heaven. But perhaps there is a sense in which there is a 7 year feast until 2015Nisan22 - the second presence marriage?
26 To this Laban said: It is not customary
to do this way in our place, to give the younger woman before the firstborn.
27 Celebrate to the full the week of this woman [her 7 day marriage feast and bridal chamber honeymoon]. After that there shall be given to you also this other woman for the service that you can serve with me for 7 years more (Genesis 29).
7 And he continued on his way down and
began to speak to the woman; and she was still right in Samson's eyes.
8 Now after a while he went on back to take her home. Meantime he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion, and there there was a swarm of bees in the lion's corpse, and honey.
9 So he scraped it out into his palms and walked on, eating as he walked. When he rejoined his father and his mother, he at once gave them some, and they began to eat. And he did not tell them that it was out of the corpse of the lion that he had scraped the honey.
10 And his father continued on his way down to the woman, and Samson proceeded to hold a banquet there; for that was the way the young fellows used to do.
11 And it came about that, on their seeing him, they immediately took 30 groomsmen, that these should keep with him.
12 Then Samson said to them: Let me, please, propound a riddle to you. If you will without fail tell it to me during the 7 days of the banquet and you do solve it, I shall in that case have to give you 30 undergarments and 30 outfits of clothing.
13 But if you are unable to tell it to me, you yourselves also must give me 30 undergarments and 30 outfits of clothing. At this they said to him: Do propound your riddle, and let us hear it.
14 So he said to them: Out of the eater something to eat came forth, And out of the strong something sweet came forth. And they proved unable to tell the riddle for 3 days.
15 And it came about on the 4th day that they began to say to Samson's wife: Fool your husband that he may tell us the riddle. Otherwise we shall burn you and the house of your father with fire. Was it to take our possessions that you people invited us here?
16 Consequently Samson's wife began to weep over him and to say: You only hate me, you do, and you do not love me. There was a riddle that you propounded to the sons of my people, but to me you have not told it. At this he said to her: Why, to my own father and my own mother I have not told it, and ought I to tell it to you?
17 But she kept weeping over him the 7 days that the banquet continued for them, and it came about on the 7th day that finally he told her, because she had pressured him. Then she told the riddle to the sons of her people.
18 So the men of the city said to him on the 7th day before ever he could go into the interior room: What is sweeter than honey, And what is stronger than a lion? In turn he said to them: If you had not plowed with my young cow, you would not have solved my riddle (Judges 14).
And I heard
[new subaccount] what was as a voice of a great crowd and as a
voice/sound of many waters
and as a voice/sound of heavy thunders. They said: Praise Jah, you
Lord, the God of us, the Almighty,
has begun to reign [On
2017Iyyar16/Tammuz5, after the end of the Laodicean Gentile Times]
7 Let us rejoice and be overjoyed, and let us give him the glory, because the marriage of the Lamb has arrived and his wife has prepared herself [The 1NC reserves marry Jesus on 2017Ab17 and 2017Elul22 and 2017Tishri20].
Yes, it has been granted to her to be arrayed in bright, clean, fine-linen, for
the fine-linen stands for the righteous acts of the holy ones [the
1NC reserves are declared righteous in spirit].
9 And he tells me: Write: Happy are those invited to the evening meal of the Lamb's marriage [The 3 Watchtower Passover meals for the 3 marriages in the ark for 7 days from 2017Ab17-23 and from 2017Elul22-28 and from 2018Tishri20-26, because they are sealed into the CRC and because they are kept from the hour of the test, and have the hour of the rest instead and because really its game over once you have seen the ark]. Also, he tells me: These are the true sayings of God.
10 At that I fell down before his feet to worship him. But he tells me [responding to John's actions]: Be careful! Do not do that! All I am is a fellow-slave of you and of your brothers who have the witness to [not of] Jesus. Worship God; for the witness to [not of] Jesus is the spirit of prophecy [This must mark the end of a sign since it is real, i.e. out of vision] (Revelation 19).