Section 1: The Sun & the Moon
Section 2: The Marriage of the 6th with the 7th
Section 3: The Marriage of the 6th with the 7th in Creation
Section 4: Marriage in Greater Dimension
Section 5: Harmony between the Sun & the Moon (Total of 12 Pages)
Marriage is the union of a man and a woman. The two merge into “oneness,” a euphoric wholeness that cannot be experienced otherwise. The very fullness of this fusion can only come from complete harmony. Just as this “oneness” is seen between man and woman, so too does Yahovah (God), desire mankind to have this oneness with Him.
Indeed, it is the plan of Yahovah (God) from before creation to dwell in man, and man in Him. It is the very purpose of creation. 1 Now we are near to seeing this complete harmony of man with Yahovah, (God). It will be the time of GOD IN MAN, (as seen in His Son). This event heralds the dominion of His Kingdom upon the earth and in the heavens.
This harmony comes as the seed of Yahovah’s Spirit is planted within man. The Spirit within changes man into Yahovah’s image AND likeness, (nature). The people come to grow into His mind and heart.
Through these peculiar people, Yahovah is then able to rule creation in the natural realm. His nature of love and righteousness brings all of creation to the height of its potential of life and fruitfulness. Here in these people will be seen the harmony, marriage, oneness between God and man, all because of GOD IN MAN.
The conclusion of Ephesians 5 explains the marriage of a man and woman as a symbolic type of the spiritual marriage of God and man:
“A man…shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. THIS SECRET IS GREAT: yet I am saying this as to Christ and as to the ecclesia [called-out ones].” – Ephesians 5:31-32 Concordant Literal New Testament
Reading this passage in various translations, we see the secret is a mystery. It is also a profound truth. This secret-mystery-truth is important! In the bigger picture, it is not just about the union of a man and a woman, but it is pointing to the greater, more important truth of the union of our Messiah with His Bride, a people who are “called out.”
In this lesson, we explore this mystery of the marriage of God the Bridegroom with His people. This truth echoes undeniably in three realms of truth.
– in the Word
– in Creation (Psalm 19 & Romans 1:19-20)
– in Math
We’ll overlap these 3-realms of truth to see the big picture. As we build the key concepts, the sun and the moon will become the central example for all 3-realms. The sun represents Yahovah, (God). The moon represents man. In creation, the harmony is represented by the synchronizing of their orbits, their paths, “the way in which they go.”
1. Remember His 3-step Plan, (from Lesson 0, “God’s Plan”)?
In a nutshell, it is:
(a)To create man in His image and likeness.
(b)To have that man multiply upon the earth.
(c)To reign over all creation through that man.
The sun and the moon were created to be signs.
“God said, ‘Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to divide the day from the night; LET THEM BE FOR SIGNS, seasons, days and years and let them be for lights in the dome of the sky to give light to the earth’, and that is how it was. GOD MADE THE TWO GREAT LIGHTS. THE LARGER LIGHT TO RULE THE DAY AND THE SMALLER LIGHT TO RULE THE NIGHT…” – Genesis 1:14-16 The Complete Jewish Study Bible
The larger light is the sun, and the smaller light is the moon. Together they each impart light to the earth. They are to rule over the earth. We know from Psalm 19:1-7 and Romans 1:18-20 that spiritual things can be understood by observing created things, and especially from seeing the sun rule the day “like a Bridegroom.”
The moon’s light is the reflected glory of the sun. She is His glory, just as a woman is the glory of the man, (1 Corinthians 11:7). The moon is a symbol of the Bride. Further clues as to the mystery of this marriage are seen in the following verses:
“1. And a great sign was seen in the heaven: a woman clad with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars…”
5…And she bore a male child. And the woman fled into the wilderness to be nourished there 1,260 days.” – Revelation 12:1, 5-6 The Scriptures
For the woman to be in full harmony with the Bridegroom, she must be fully under His covering, and she is, for she is fully clad in His light. At this point she is one with Him, no longer spending half of her time away from Him on the dark side of the earth. She is connected to the moon, but above it. She is one with Him, to bring forth a son in His image and likeness. This closer union births a greater spiritual maturity, in greater oneness with the Sun, her covering.
We notice that in this realm of unity with the Bridegroom, she now has a crown of twelve stars. What does a crown represent? Revelation 2:10 says that those who prove to be trustworthy in trials are given a “crown of life.” What is a “crown of life”? Philippians 4:1-3 tells us that one who is written in the Book of Life is a joy and a crown.
So, who is the one who is written in the Book of Life?… the “Overcomers” (Revelation 3:5). So these 12 stars on her head are 12 attributes of “Overcomers” who make up the crown of the Bridegroom, her head. They adorn Him, so they define her as well. We’ll elaborate on this picture of their marriage later.
The other major clue here is that she is nourished for 1,260 days. That number is also mentioned in Revelation 11:2 as the duration that the two witnesses prophesy, and seems to equate to the 42 months in the previous verse. It is interesting that this equates to 3 1/2 years for a 360-day year of 30 days/month. Tuck that thought away for later on.