THE DIVORCE (GET)
Yeshua as a representative of the Father and gave His life at calvary in order to re-establish the original marriage covenant Moses explained at Mt. Sinai when all the children of Israel vowed to be the bride of Yah forever. They broke their marriage vows by becoming spiritual adulterers when they went back to worshipping other gods. Keep in mind throughout this teaching that Israel/Israelite is biblically defined as “those who are overcome by Yahveh, the Holy One of Israel). If you believe in and follow the Living Word of El Shadai (the Mighty God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob), you are Israel.
We see exactly what they did as a people, a nation, written in the Book of Hosea. It was so bad that Yah had Hosea the prophet, marry a whore specifically to shame the Believers who had turned back to their pagan prostitution. Now let’s have a look at some verses that explain what they did.
Hosea. 1:2 “When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry, and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the LORD.”
Hosea. 2:2-8 “Contend with your mother, contend,
For she is not my wife, and I am not her husband;
And let her put away her harlotry from her face,
And her adultery from between her breasts,
3 Lest I strip her naked
And expose her as on the day when she was born.
I will also make her like a wilderness,
Make her like desert land,
And slay her with thirst.
4 “Also, I will have no compassion on her children,
Because they are children of harlotry.
5 “For their mother has played the harlot;
She who conceived them has acted shamefully.
For she said, I will go after my lovers,
Who give me my bread and my water,
My wool and my flax, my coil and my drink.’
6 “Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns,
And I will build a wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.
7 “And she will pursue her lovers, but she will not overtake them;
And she will seek them, but will not find them.
Then she will say, ‘I will go back to my first husband,
For it was better for me then than now!’
8 “For she does not know that it was I who gave her the grain, the new wine, and the oil, And lavished on her silver and gold, Which they used for Baal.”
Hosea. 2:11 “I will also put an end to all her gaiety, Her feasts, her new moons, her sabbaths, And all her festal assemblies.”
Hosea. 2:19 “And I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and in compassion,”
Hosea. 4:12 “My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner’s wand informs them; For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray, And they have played the harlot, departing from their God.”
Hosea. 8:1 “Put the trumpet to your lips! Like an eagle the enemy comes against the house of the LORD, Because they have transgressed My covenant, And rebelled against My law.”
Hosea. 14:1 “Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, For you have stumbled because of your iniquity.”
Hosea. 14:9 “Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.”
Hosea. 3:1-5 “ Then the LORD said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.” 2 So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer and a half of barley. 3 Then I said to her, “You shall stay with me for many days. You shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a 1man; so I will also be toward you.” 4 For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, and without ephod or household idols. 5 Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the LORD and to His goodness in the last days.”
They committed harlotry. Yeshua had to die in order to re-establish Himself as the Groom of Israel because the torah stated that once a woman (the bride/Israel) commits adultery with another man and he divorces her, she cannot return again to her first husband. The Israelites vowed to be the bride of Elohim forever at the foot of Mt. Sinai and they received the blessings of the marriage. It didn’t take long however for them to prostitute themselves with the ways and things of the goyim (gentiles) of the nations. They quickly went back into the ways of the world. They returned to their pagan worship. For that reason Yah have to give them a “get” (divorce) papers. He divorced them before they even went into the Promised land. He helped them and He got them everything He promised them, but only because He cannot break a promise He has made to His people. He did it because His name YHVH was involved. He was the God of those people and He had to figure out a way to help His bride come back under His wing. That is why He sent His Son Yeshua to represent Him in regard to the marriage and die for them so they could be once again set free. This is the kind of love our Abba has for His people even though many still spit in His face on a regular basis. That is real love.
Deut. 24:1 “Suppose a man marries a woman and consummates the marriage but later finds her displeasing, because he has found her offensive in some respect. He writes her a divorce document, gives it to her and sends her away from his house. 2 She leaves his house, goes and becomes another man’s wife; 3 but the second husband dislikes her and writes her a get, gives it to her and sends her away from his house; or the second husband whom she married dies. 4 In such a case her first husband, who sent her away, may not take her again as his wife, because she is now defiled. It would be detestable to ADONAI, and you are not to bring about sin in the land ADONAI your God is giving you as your inheritance.” Here we see that a man cannot take his wife back if he divorces her and she re-marries.
Matt. 5:31-32 “It was said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife must give her a get.’ 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of fornication, makes her an adulteress; and that anyone who marries a divorcee commits adultery.”
Matt. 19:7 “They said to him, “Then why did Moshe give the commandment that a man should hand his wife a get and divorce her?” 8 He answered, “Moshe allowed you to divorce your wives because your hearts are so hardened. But this is not how it was at the beginning. 9 Now what I say to you is that whoever divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery!”
The only way an adulteress could be considered clean again is if her ex-husband died, as stated in Rom. 7:1-6. Then she was considered acceptable and once again clean.
Paul put it all together for them: Rom. 7:1-6 "Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives? 2 For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband. 3 So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.
4 Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Messiah, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. 5 For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. 6 But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.” In verse four Sha'ul is taking about the dead Israelite gentiles married to Him who was raised from the dead". Paul made it clear in the first verse that he was only talking to those who knew the torah and were obedient to it. The bridegroom died for His bride so they could come back into covenant with Him and become His clean bride. He had a bride, it was split in two, the two houses of Israel. He divorced them because of their spiritual adultery and scattered them into all the nations. He told them to be a light to the nations, but they never did. They became the same as the goyim.
YAH DIVORCES ISRAEL
Jer. 3:1 "God [a]says, “If a husband divorces his wife And she goes from him And belongs to another man, Will he still return to her? Will not that land be completely [b]polluted? But you are a harlot with many lovers; Yet you turn to Me,” declares the Lord."
The certificate of divorce: Jer. 3:8 " And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also."
THE TWELVE TRIBES SCATTERED
Yeshua had a bride, twelve tribes split into two groups, two houses. Ten of them scattered to the north and two of them remained. In order for Yah to take His bride again He had to have Yeshua the groom die at Calvary as per the established law in His torah.
Yah told them to scatter among the nations but they didn't. He had to force them to do what they were told. That was the mystery of the renewed testament. They had to be set free from the law of adultery and all they had to do was follow Yeshua. Not just those from the twelve tribes can be saved, but all who have the torah. Exod. 12:49 "The same law shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you."
The two houses of Israel were divided but will come back together as one. Eph. 2:14-16 "For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the [l]barrier of the dividing wall,15 by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might [n]make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, 16 and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the stake, by it having put to death the enmity.” This is talking about the one new man (Israel).
Eph. 2:17-23 “AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR; 18 for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Yeshua Himself being the corner stone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit. The once far off have been brought near. In verse 19 we see the two houses returned together.
Hosea. 1:11 “And the sons of Judah and the sons of Israel will be gathered together, And they will appoint for themselves one leader, And they will go up from the land, For great will be the day of Jezreel.”
Rom. 11:25-27 "25 For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; 26 and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.” 27 “This is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.” The "all Israel" here is referring to the return of the lost ten of twelve tribes of the two houses of Israel. The natural and grafted in olive trees. This is in reference to the northern kingdom, dispersed throughout the land for many many years (Isa. 59:18-20).
Who did Yeshua come for? John 10:16 "I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd." He is talking about the lost sheep of the scattered northern tribes. The "other sheep" is referring to the house of Judah.
John 11:51-52 Now he did not say this on his own initiative, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Yeshua was going to die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but in order that He might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad."
Matt. 15:24 " But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
The Galatians were also part of the scattered northern tribes of Israel.
1Pet. 1:1-2 "Peter, an apostle of Yeshua Hamashiach,To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Yeshua and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.”
The parable of the prodigals son is an example of two divided coming back together as one (echad). It is another example of a type, a thematic connection, to the division of Yah’s scattered sheep seen multiple times elsewhere in scripture.
In the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve were together, one house. He then took Eve out of Adam. This was prophetic of Israel being divided into two houses, but if they would come back together and join as one flesh, they would be one (echad) again. One people, nation, under Yah, indivisible, with liberties and justice for all. Adam and Eve were divided yet came together as echad (in unity).
What is the mystery? (Jer. 3:1)
The divorce was the mystery. Yeshua came back after His death to save them, to give them one more opportunity to be the light among the nations. They were then set free from the consequences of the law of adultery, and brought back home. That was the mystery solved in the renewed Testament.
When Paul spoke to the Ephesians he told them he had this great news. The news was that Yeshua died for them so they were no longer subject to that law of adultery. They could come back under the covenant of Mt. Sinai. All they had to do was repent and follow the Word in faith. They came by the thousands.
The "marriage supper of the lamb" will be the "remarriage supper of the lamb" when He returns for all His Israel covenant keepers.
If you have come to know Yeshua and follow His Word, you have crossed over from death to life, you are in a sense, a Hebrew. This goes back to the beginning, one law for all who come into the covenant with Him. Exod. 12:49 “The same law shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you.” This example in Exodus was the first grafting in spoken of in the bible.
The whole idea of us accepting the marriage covenant given out at Mt. Sinai is proven when we obey that covenant. Talk is cheap, if we love Him we will obey His Word from our circumcised heart (John 14:15). This kind of love cannot exist for Him if we become part of the pagan adulterous world or its pagan religious system. We are only born again if we are His bride and in faith hold to the things written and pointed to in our Instruction Book of Life, our Torah. Many may claim to be His bride but by their deeds they prove that they worship another deity. You are either with Yahveh or against Him. It’s that simple.