Coming Soon! A different cleansing ritual to try each week.
Cleanse your Soul
Enter the mikvah before you go into the holier parts of the Temple. G-d requires people to be whole, and clean in his presence. In the days of Moshe and Aaron, this was a literal command, today it is also symbolic of having a clean heart. Is there anything that you discovered about yourself while in the hidden chambers that you didn't like? Is there some part of you that requires cleansing? Take a moment now and ask for forgiveness, and also remember that G-d is there to help you through your struggles. After Cain killed his brother, Abel, he said to G-d, "'My transgression is too great to be forgiven'...And the L-rd said to him, 'It shall not be so; whoever slays Cain, vengeance shall be take on him sevenfold'. And the L-rd set a mark upon Cain, so that anyone who may find him may not kill him." Gen. 4:13,15. HaShem hates sin and punishes it, but nothing you do will be 'too bad' to be forgiven. Enter the Mikvah (confess your mistakes) and you'll come out clean and prepared to make a sacrifice.
A Bronze Laver
This is a bronze laver, like the ones used in the Tabernacle and Temples. They had faucets for priests to wash their hands before and after a sacrifice. In Ezekiel vision, the New Temple didn't have a laver or mikvah. This symbolized the fact that in heaven, we'll have already been made clean by the blood of Yeshua (Ez. 36:24-27). Later, there was also a mikvah (put outside the Temple, by the gate) for everyone to use. It is sort of like a swimming pool, and you go in after touching anything unclean, or doing anything else that is mandated in Scripture to require one to visit a mikvah.
Brides often visit a mikvah before their weddings, something which I find symbolic. Many believe that the Church of Yeshua has always been required to be baptised (go into a mikvah) in order to be cleansed before the wedding supper of the Lamb (yet to come). There are many other similarities to Jewish wedding customs and what has happened and will happen to Yeshua and his Church in preparing for our wedding. I've included 2 links to my favourite websites about the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Shulkhan Orech).
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb