Allow me to post from an e-mailing I got from the Gal Einai Institute of Jerusalem, not because I am or was Jewish and not because I think of them as the chosen ones but because of the truths and connections they sometimes tell and say. For do notice once again, the way the spiritual is manifest in the physical, and physical in the spiritual, ...... and how entering the Holy of Holies is entering the sacred place of even the Bride and is becoming ONE with the Great "I am'. For we are suppose to be His Bride and love Him with all our hearts and fear and respect and hold Him in absolute awe. ( SEE also Lord's Temple, Architecture and Sacred Sex )
See what you get in meditation and thought about the following .....
********************************************* Introduction to Jewish Meditation The Marriage Ceremony
The prophets metaphorically describe the Jewish people entering the Land of Israel--ascending in it from level to level, until reaching the Holy of Holies--as the marital union of the people (the groom) to the land (the bride). In every marriage ceremony, we may identify six levels of ascent:
2. Before the wedding ceremony, the guests greet the bride and groom (kabalat panim). Great care is taken that the couple be shielded from seeing each other (this is the culmination of the week prior to the marriage, in which the couple refrains from seeing one another). Their separate "domains" at this point are similar to the separate,walled cities of Israel. At this point, one's concentrated intention is not on one's groom/bride but rather on God, the third partner of marriage, "inviting" Him together with the righteous of past generations to attend the wedding ceremony and bless the bride and groom.
3. Next, the groom goes to place the veil on the bride's face (badeken), at onceuplifting her toward him while simultaneously, by hiding her face from him, producing in both an aura of awe ("the fear of shame," the highest level of awe). This is like entering the city of Jerusalem.
4. Then, under the canopy, the bride circles the groom seven times (hakafot). This resembles the custom of circling the Temple mount, walking around the Temple site. Here, the bride arouses great, infinite love for her groom, which in turn arouses--"as when looking in water, face reflects face, so does one's heart find reflection in another's"--the great love of the groom for his bride.
5. The actual sanctification of the bride by the groom (kidushin) is entering the Temple itself. Spiritually, the couple has become one.
6. Then, the couple proceeds to the seclusion room (yichud). This is entering the Holy of Holies. Here, God, the third partner of marriage, and the couple consummately unite; here is revealed the absolute "I am that I am."
************************************************ In Christian terms, we are the Bride of Christ, even as illustrated in the Old Testament. (SEE Old Testament Bride of Christ) and Jesus is our Husband Isaiah 54:5-6 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
We see in Him, everything that makes us complete, and 'He is Our righteousness'.All our righteousness is because of Him (SEE She shall be called) John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. Jhn 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
And when do we become ONE with our Lord in the seclusion room (yichud) ...right after the Wedding Feast of the Lamb .... of course Rev 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.
For it is then, that the Bridegroom shall enter His Temple and into the Holy of Holies, for we are the Temple of the Lord made without hands. According to scriptures and truth and the sexual co-relations