Mind shattering Revelation
The progression through these three stages above, summarises the entire Authentic Gospel Message. However, the Reconciliation does not go without a mind-blowing implication, brought about by the Torah restriction on Divorce:
Deut. 24:1 makes provision for a ‘Write of Divorce’. Though interpretation has evolved through the ages, the original Hebraic interpretation was far more strict than those which are prevalent today, both in Judaism and Christianity. Messiah YAHU’SHUAH (Who is the Lawmaker Himself – refer the Oneness studies at this Link by clicking here), also confirmed the restrictive view of Divorce, viz. that only adultery is a valid cause for divorce and remarriage after divorce is tantamount to adultery and therefore forbidden (Mark 10:3-12, Matt. 19:4-9).
Deut. 24:4 confirms “… her first husband who repudiated her, may not take her back as his wife now that she has been defiled in this way. For that is detestable in the sight of YHVH, and you must not bring guilt on the Land that YHVH your God gives for your inheritance.”
This raises a shattering implication in the Divine repudiation (divorce) of Israel. YHVH was bound by His own Law now, that He could not take 10-Israel back after he had divorced her! Yet, He had made an oath to Abraham and the patriarchs, that all the descendants of Jacob (12 Tribes) would inherit the Promised Land as an eternal inheritance! Already, the nations were scoffing and mocking about YHVH’s rejection of His elect! (Jer. 33:23).
This very question of the possibility of reconciliation between YHVH and His rejected Bride, is raised in the same chapter of Jeremiah which confirms YHVH’s divorce with Israel:
Jer.3:1 “If a man divorces his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man’s wife, will he return to her? Would not that land be greatly polluted? You have played the harlot with many lovers; and would you return to me? says YHVH.”
The restriction of remarriage for the Bride, would stand for as long as the ‘Bridegroom’ (YHVH) lived – and He lives for ever! Jewish Law interpretation from the Torah (Halacha) allows a widow to re-remarry without breaking the Law after the death of her husband.
Much have been written and taught about the Sacrifice and Redemptive Process involved in the Death and Crucifixion of YAHU’SHUAH, but nothing about this all embracing and shattering Truth, that Israel which had been rejected by God, had no Hope of Salvation and no share in the Eternal Promises. God was restricted by His Own Law from “remarrying” the Bride whom He had divorced. They were doomed for ever and could not return to God!
NOW! – Behold the awesome Resolve to this Eternal Damnation of 10-Israel!