A husband prepares a place for his bride ...
In many African cultures, it is customary that when a young man wants and seeks to take a bride, he must first establish a home for him and her to dwell in before doing so. It is his responsibility for him to prove himself to his family as well as to her and her family that he is [more than] capable of taking care of her; that he can provide for her and his new family. It is my personal belief that this custom dates back to the Bible; when Adam met Eve.
When the Most High YAHAWAH made Adam from the dust of the Earth or the red muddy clay (adamah), He also made for him a home to dwell in; a garden (gan) known in the English tongue as, The Garden Eden (idan). Notice that He made this before He created Eve. After Eve was created and given to her man, she was able to go into the Garden with her husband and dwell their with him. The Most High created a prepared place for both the bridegroom ("bride's groom") and the bride.
As women and daughters of Zion in the Hebraic culture, it is customary for us to rely heavily and totally on our husbands to be the providers of the family. This isn't to say that I believe that women aren't allowed or shouldn't be allowed to work and/or use their hands, gifts and talents to produce an income for themselves and their families or that we are just supposed to be relegated and/or imprisoned to the home to make bread and babies. Absolutely not. Their are countless examples in the scripture where the Most High used women in ministry and He also said that in the last days (present day) that He would pour out His Spirit upon ALL flesh (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:15-21). What I am saying is that the Most High's order when it comes to humans on Earth is that the Man is the head, followed by the Woman and then the children; this is His order and there is a particular reason to that as I will explain here.
When we rely on our husbands and expect him to be able to take care of us, we are following the order and command of YAH. That isn't to say that we should strip the man of his money and force him to buy us frivolous and useless things such as countless designer bags, million dollar homes and cars. If you have and/or can afford these things its not a sin to enjoy them as long as you don't make them an idol; but when choosing a husband, his "provide - a- bility" factor should not be based on such things but rather on his ability to comfortably and consistently provide you with your basic needs such shelter, food, clothing, financial management, spiritual covering etc.
This is the order of YAH because this is what He does for us, the Nation of Israel as we are His bride and He is our bridegroom. This is why the order on Earth reflects the order in Heaven - the natural is modeled after the Spiritual. Ephesians 5:25 says, husbands love your wives, even as HaMashayiach (Christ/The Messiah) loves the church. It's important to note that church in the Hebrew sense does not mean what the Christian church says it does today. Church in the Hebrew scriptures means the gathering or assembly of the Israelites. The Messiah said for husbands to love their wives even as He loves the gathering of the Israelites or the Israelites.
So just as a natural husband, whose job is to reflect the love of the Saviour to his bride, has a prepared place for his bride, so does the Messiah have a prepared place for His Bride; the church. I am not just speaking about the New Jerusalem that will descend at the end of times, the prepared place that He went away to go prepare after His death and resurrection. I mean this in a natural, present day sense also. There is a prepared place even before the descent of the New Jerusalem. YAH has a prepared place for us to go to when we are battling different tests and trials on the Earth that may be just a little too much for us to bear, He has a way of escape.
Scripture says in Proverbs 18:10 that, The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. So as you can see and read, the Most High has a history of giving His People, a prepared place. Many of us are seeking a "prepared place" outside of America, which I am advocate for. Not because I believe in a flee doctrine, that we must flee out of Babylon in order to be saved or spared from judgement because that wasn't the case with the first Exodus.
The Most High sent judgement to the Egyptians while we were yet in the land, but we were where? In a prepared place. He also said to Abba Abraham that his seed would be a stranger and afflicted in a strange land for 400 years but He would judge that nation and afterwards we would come out with great substance (Genesis 15:13-14 KJV). My reasons for seeking to go to Africa is because one, I believe the Most High has a specific ministry for me to do there and two because I simply want to go somewhere where I can feel free and like myself. The culture of America is wicked and perverse and they don't stand for anything Holy or Righteous. I want to live in a culture that is familiar to me, one that my ancestors lived in where the customs and traditions of our people are still at play.
For others, it's a little different. Some are looking to escape and/or flee from the wickedness that is coming down the pipes with the Anti-Christ and his system of control and abomination. I do not believe that it is possible to be able to run or escape this on your own simply because scripture says [of the Anti-Christ] in Daniel 11:41 that, He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. When you read this, you will see that there is a small remnant that will not be touched by the Anti-Christ. He will not be able to put his hand there to destroy and do exploits. This place, or better yet I like to say, the people in this place will escape from his hand.
This is a prepared place. But for whom? ... The righteous remnant of the children of Israel.
Scripture tells us in Jeremiah 30:7 and Daniel 12:1, that great trouble and tribulation, such as has never been seen before is coming for Jacob, but that he, meaning Jacob, the children of Israel, shall be saved out of it. We already know that the Most High said that He will make a way of escape during the time of temptation and/or stress (1 Cor. 10:13) and He also said that when the enemy comes in like a flood, He will lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19). That word standard in the [paleo] Hebrew is nawas (nuwc) and it means to flee, escape, depart, disappear, vanish. Why is this so important?
Isaiah 33:15-16 KJV speaks about the righteous man of Israel and how his righteous ways of despising the gain (profit/wealth) made from oppression, not taking bribes and of shutting his eyes to evil will cause him to dwell on high; his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given to him; his waters shall be sure. This sounds of a natural prepared place and not the one that will descend down from Heaven (shama) at the end times. So what exactly is this talking about?
The key word to focus on here is rocks. This word in the [paleo] Hebrew is Salai or in the modern day Hebrew, Cela and it means, crag, cliff, rock, stronghold of YAHAWAH (Jehovah). NOTE: This is an ACTUAL PLACE. It's called Cela or Sela and it is where? In the mountains of Moab near modern day Jordan (Amman/Ammon). (Note: do not get this mixed up with Petra as some say - Petra does not fit the description as explained in the link above). Isaiah 33:16 says the righteous man shall dwell on high, in mountains. Daniel 11:41 says that MOAB shall escape out of the hand or reach of the Anti-Christ! But it gets better.
In Isaiah 16:4 KJV, the Most High says to MOAB - Let my outcasts dwell with thee, MOAB; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land. What is He saying here? The word outcast in the Hebrew is nadach and it means to be thrust out, drive away, banish. We know this to be true of [the nation of] Israel from our Holy Land. The Hebrew word for covert is cathar (cether) which means covering, shelter, hiding place, protection, secret place. Cross reference this with Psalms 91:1 which says, He that dwelt in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. So once again, we see that the Most High has a "secret [prepared] place" for His People to dwell in times of trouble; in the time of the extortioner and the spoiler (Anti-Christ). (Note: see also Isaiah 16:1 which literally mentions Sela).
Last but not least I want to tie this altogether with Revelations 12:6. This is perhaps the main reason for writing this article. This verse says, And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. When you read verses 1-6 you will be able to see that the "Woman" is the Nation of Israel; the Nation that gave birth to the Messiah (Hebrews 7:14). This is the child that "She" brought forth, that was caught up into Heaven to His Throne and that The Adversary (HaSatan) was seeking to devour and destroy. Cross reference this passage with Genesis 3:15 where the Most High says that He will put enmity (hatred) between the Serpent and the Woman. Revelations 12 is literally talking about the Serpent (Dragon) and the Woman.
Going back to Revelations 12:6, the Woman will flee (escape) into the wilderness; (a lonely, solitary, desolate uninhabited place - just like Sela is today and unlike Petra is today), where she will be fed and nurtured for one thousand, two hundred and sixty days (1,260). This evens out to right at 3.5 years. Why is is this important? The Book of Daniel (9:7 and 11:21,32), speaks about the Anti-Christ coming in and taking the kingdom with flatteries, making a 7 year peace treaty or covenant but breaking it right in the middle of it causing war and hell on earth. So, the first 3.5 years will there be peace on Earth but the last 3.5 years will be Hell on Earth. Remember, the Woman or Nation of Israel will flee into the wilderness to feed for 1260 days or 3.5 years. Also remember that the time of the Anti Christ or "Jacob's Troubles" will be a such a time of trouble that the world nor Israel has ever seen before, BUT, YAH will save Jacob (Nation of Israel) out of it ALL.
The Most High has a prepared place for His People in the time of trouble! Just as it is the responsibility of a natural husband to prepare a place for his bride to dwell safely, so is it the responsibility of the Messiah, our Spiritual Husband; who's Bride is the Nation of Israel, to prepare a place for his bride to dwell safely in times of trouble. He has a prepared place for us in the Eternal life (New Jerusalem) as well as in the natural life. When life gets hard with trials, temptations and tribulations, He will make a way of escape so that we will be able to bare it. In Eternity, He has already left to go prepare a place for us (John 14:3) to dwell with Him as our King in peace forever in the New Jerusalem that will descend down from Heaven once He has purified the Earth with fire. And even NOW, while we yet are waiting for the wicked to be destroyed and erased from the face of the Earth, He has a prepared place for us; all those who's name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. A prepared place so that we will be delivered out of all of our trouble! If He doesn't shorten the days, even the very elect (Chosen Ones) will all be destroyed. As the Bride of YAHAWASHI, we must rely on our Husband as natural bride does her husband. He promised to save us, keep us and deliver us and He will and has done so by bringing us to, a prepared place!
In closing remember,
Daniel 11:32 KJV - "And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits."
Be Strong in YAHAWAH for He will Save us!