In Jewish weddings if the marriage contract and the Bride price are acceptable to the Father , the young man would pour a cup of wine for his beloved and wait nervously to see if she will drink it !
This cup of wine represents the blood covenant commitment and union they would have as a husband and wife . If she drinks the cup , this shows her acceptance of the marriage proposal !
Tonight while in worship waiting on the Lord I heard this , for your discernment . . .
My tapestry is becoming shaded by My cloud ,
No longer will I allow my children to be deceived by a shroud !
But in My eyes Now they Shall SEE !
The beginnings of the fire that lives within My Tapestry ,
For My light shall not be hindered by the Delilahs any more !
For I AM opening a grand door !
The scent and the essence of My TRUE love ,
So that My children may be seated with me high above ,
For Yea ! Though I AM high and lifted up ,
I have placed before my bride my loving cup ,
And now I AM waiting for her to drink and receive ,
Showing me that TRULY she believes ,
I AM her Strong Provider and her beloved Bridegroom ,
And as she drinks of My cup I shall take her to my room ,
For there awaits a banquet ! A wedding feast ,
And my love for her shall never cease !
For my love endures forever it is eternal and shall not end !
For as she calls me lover , I shall make my bride my eternal wife and friend ,
So come unto the banquet hall ,
For my feast is about to start and I have invited one and all . . .
Song of Solomon 2
2 Like a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters.
3 Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, So is my beloved among the sons. I sat down in his shade with great delight, And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
THE Shulamite to the Daughters of Jerusalem
4 He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love. 5 Sustain me with cakes of raisins, Refresh me with apples, For I am lovesick. 6 His left hand is under my head, And his right hand embraces me. 7 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the does of the field, Do not stir up nor awaken love Until it pleases.
8 The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills. 9 My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, he stands behind our wall; He is looking through the windows, Gazing through the lattice. 10 My beloved spoke, and said to me: “ Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away. 11 For lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone. 12 The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove Is heard in our land. 13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs, And the vines with the tender grapes Give a good smell. Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away! 14 “ O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the cliff, Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely.”
15 Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.
16 My beloved is mine, and I am his. He feeds his flock among the lilies.
(To Her Beloved)
17 Until the day breaks And the shadows flee away, Turn, my beloved, And be like a gazelle Or a young stag Upon the mountains of Bether.[a]
Esther 1:5 And when these days were completed, the king made a feast lasting seven days for all the people who were present in Shushan the citadel, from great to small, in the court of the garden of the king’s palace.
Ezekiel 46:9-10 9 “But when the people of the land come before the LORD on the appointed feast days, whoever enters by way of the north gate to worship shall go out by way of the south gate; and whoever enters by way of the south gate shall go out by way of the north gate. He shall not return by way of the gate through which he came, but shall go out through the opposite gate. 10 The prince shall then be in their midst. When they go in, he shall go in; and when they go out, he shall go out.
Every time we enter into the presence of the Lord , we never leave the same way we come in , for we go from glory to glory and are forever changed !