Early in the evening, on the day when they prepare for the Festival, on the day before his death, Yeshua stepped into a secret garden in Bet-Anya where Miryam of Migdal was waiting.
It was the night of their wedding and the stars were their witnesses, and the sky was their sacred canopy.
Yeshua looked at her as she spoke.
"Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth:
for thy love is better than wine.
Draw me, we will run after thee:
the King hath brought me into his chambers.
He brought me to the banqueting house,
and his banner over me was love.
His left hand is under my head,
and his right hand doth embrace me.
Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion,
and behold king Solomon
with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him
in the day of his espousals,
and in the day of the gladness of his heart."
And Yeshua responded to her.
"Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse;
thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes,
with one chain of thy neck.
How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse!
How much better is thy love than wine!
and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb:
honey and milk are under thy tongue;
and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse;
a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.
I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse:
it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying,
Open to me, my sister, my love,
my dove, my undefiled:
for my head is filled with dew,
and my locks with the drops of the night."
Then once again Miryam spoke.
"His mouth is most sweet:
yea, he is altogether lovely.
This is my beloved, and this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem.
O that thou wert as my brother,
that sucked the breasts of my mother!
When I should find thee without, I would kiss thee."
Yeshua opened his arms to her and said, "Now you may embrace me. But when I arise again, after having passed through the Underworld, you will not be able to embrace me - before I return to the God of Israel - Who sent me to the Lost Sheep."
They embrace sweetly and kissed. He had her sit on the garden bench and he taught her ...
"Our Scholars say that a Jew may marry a Jewess by three means; firstly by means of the gift of a ring."
So saying, he removed from his robe a ring of purest gold, and placed it upon the finger of Magdalene, uttering the ancient blessing, "Behold you are married to me by this ring, according to the TORAH of Moses and of Israel."
"Secondly, a man marries a woman by means of a KETUBAH, a document of commitment and marital responsibilities."
So saying, he bent down and with his finger he wrote a KETUBAH in the wet dew-covered earth.
"And thirdly, does a man marry his woman by consummation."
So saying, he bid Magdalene to wholly disrobe, according to the precept that no couple may couple except both be fully naked as the Lord of the Universe spoke to the first man and the first woman - that they should cleave together and both shall be one flesh.
So in love and adoration, Mary shed her clothing and welcomed him into her arms and into her body.
As they moved together in sacred rhythm, he whispered in her ear, "Blessed is the Lord of the Universe who has created a wonder and marvel such as woman - who gladdens the heart of man."
And as they quickened, he whispered, "May there soon be heard in cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride".
Mary clung to him in love as his bride, as she had clung to him in awe as his disciple, the greatest of disciples, for he had called her his favorite among those who followed him.
And as they completed the holy consummation together, they each cried out holy words and words of love.
Then Yeshua withdrew from her body and as he lifted her up from the earth upon which he had written her KETUBAH, he said, "It is accomplished. Into your hands do I commit my soul."
She smiled but did not speak. For that smile was more eloquent than any words that she might utter in that moment. He was now hers - undeniably hers; to whomever else he one day belong, she would always be first, - the Bride, the Queen.
Yeshua smiled at Mary in return, and touching his chest he said, "This is my body of which you have partaken." Then touching her belly he said, "In this chamber is my blood which you now carry. Because of me, the blood of many will be shed by those who call themselves, falsely, by my name. They will acknowledge me with their mouths as their lord, but they will slay the righteous whose innocent blood will atone for the sins of the wicked. as our Sages said of father Isaac, - the death of the Righteous is a KORBAN for the sins of the wicked."
And as he saw the smile fade from Mary's lips because of his words, he said, "Do not fret, Mary. It is the way of the world that the strong who were once themselves persecuted and afflicted, that when they come to power, they afflict and persecute others seven times sevenfold more than they themselves were persecuted. And they shall utter false things in my name, - words which I never spoke, and they shall utter lies about you, ascribing acts to you, which you never performed. But this shall be out of jealousy because of my love for you. But you, Mary, blessed will you be when men revile you and accuse you falsely for my sake. Rejoice, for great will be your reward in the resurrected World To Come. Behold, I the Anointed anoint you who have already anointed me for the day of my burial."
When she remained silently gazing at him in love and sadness, he said, "I anoint you through my love and through our marriage as Chief of the Apostles, greater and more exalted than any man. You are MIRYAM HA-MITMUGDELET, Mary the Exalted, my strong Tower and Rock. Upon this Rock will I build my life and the life of my unborn. Only you know the truth between us, my Bride, and the truth has set you free. Behold, you will shine as a light in the darkness. But the darkness will not comprehend you. You will come unto those false ones who call you their own, but your own false priests will not receive you. They will receive a harlot called Mary the Fallen. Yet I have named you Mary the Exalted. I say that the truth has set you free but the lies of the priests and the bishops who will speak in my name, falsely, will shackle the world."
Then Mary sighed and said, "My lord and husband, is this to be the fate of the world for all time?"
Yeshua responded, "No, wife. Only for a long dread season of millennia. But in that dread season of darkness, death and war will reign. The beasts who will speak falsely in my name will murder the Chosen People of God, and will murder innocent holy women who know the Wisdom of their Divinities, the Wisdom of their Fathers. And they will speak falsely in your name."
Mary wept at these words and Yeshua took her once more into his arms and comforted her with his loving.
He said to her, "Hold me now, my love, before my coronation when the gentiles come and set me on my throne of wood, and call me king with their mocking mouths, and place the hurtful crown upon my head, and make wagers for my royal garments. Hold me and love me before the sky turns dark and the world turns dark, darker than it has ever been; before the world is given over to true devils dressed in the finery of priests and kings. They will call me the Prince of Peace but I have not come to bring peace but a sword. I have come to cast fire upon the earth and soon it shall be kindled."
Then he gazed sweetly into her eyes and said, "But know that my love for you burns stronger than flames."
So the Exalted One received his love again and gave him hers in return.
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