Deuteronomy – Deu 22:13-21 Significance of the Tokens of Virginity

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Deuteronomy – Deu 22:13-21 The Significance of the Tokens of Virginity

[Study Aired January 22, 2021]

Deu 22:13  If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her,
Deu 22:14  And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid:
Deu 22:15  Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel’s virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate:
Deu 22:16  And the damsel’s father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her;
Deu 22:17  And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.
Deu 22:18  And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him;
Deu 22:19  And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.
Deu 22:20  But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel:
Deu 22:21  Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

What we will focus on in these verses are the tokens of the damsel’s virginity, and then in the next study or studies we will cover the other verses in this set of verses after we have established the importance of the “tokens of the damsel’s virginity”. What they represent is the suffering we must go through to be married to Christ. When there is no suffering, there is no blood and no proof of the damsel being chaste. When a man and a woman were married in the old testament, the man took the woman into his tent and laid with her, and this act consummated the marriage and made them one for the remainder of their life. The act was the making of a covenant between the two, “You belong to me and I to you.”

Gen 24:67  And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Gen 29:23  And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

Mat 19:4  And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
Mat 19:5  And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Mat 19:6  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

The spiritual application to what we have just read is that we are taken into the tent of Christ, covered in the righteousness of Christ and become one with Him, bones of His bone and flesh of His flesh (Eph 5:30). When we are covered in the righteousness of Christ, we suffer from this covering by shedding blood. The blood being shed is a token of our virginity and is proven by the blood on the cloth.

Eze 16:8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.

Christ first left us this example when He spilled blood for His Father in His suffering. It is not until we suffer that we can bring forth children, as Christ did with us and we do in the lake of fire. Please bear with me as I try to delicately explain the purpose of the pain involved and blood being spilled in the taking of the virginity. I showed Lynn the things I was going to write and said how embarrassing it was to speak about, and she said, “It’s only embarrassing to us, not to God, He created it all this way.” The purpose of the union of a man and a woman is to bring forth children, and in the conception is pain.

Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

Remember all these things are written for our admonition, so what spiritual example do we get from the pain and shedding of blood and the proof of such pain left on a cloth as a witness to the suffering? The sinlessness of Christ is a type and figure of the virginity of a woman, innocent from defilement. With this thought in mind, lets read the following verses and keep in mind our subject.

Mat 27:24  When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
Mat 27:25  Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
Mat 27:26  Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Mat 27:27  Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
Mat 27:28  And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
Mat 27:29  And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
Mat 27:30  And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
Mat 27:31  And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
Mat 27:32  And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
Mat 27:33  And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
Mat 27:34  They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
Mat 27:35  And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

Mat 27:50  Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
Mat 27:51  And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
Mat 27:52  And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
Mat 27:53  And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

The parting of the garments and “upon my vesture did they cast lots” comes from Psalms;

Psa 22:18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

So, when blood was spilt and the garments were stained, it produced children from a dead womb, a womb that had been closed up, the graves, without the fertile word of Christ. When the veil is ripped from top to bottom and the blood of Christ is shed, this is the spiritual act and consummation of the covenant being fulfilled between Christ and His Creator, just like between a man and a woman, SPIRITUALLY. He has taken the pain of covenant upon Himself, for us. Verses 51 through 53 of Matthew 27 was a prophesy of us being born from the closed womb of the church and from the consummation of that covenant.

When the literal graves were opened and the literal dead rose from the literal graves and walked into the HOLY CITY, it was a prophesy of us being born from the womb of the virgin wife of Christ. His blood was spilled, the earth did quake, the rocks opened, and the dead did rise. He bore our pain, and we are bearing the pain for the rest of the world. We are the wife of Christ who is being taken into the tent of Christ where children are being conceived through the painful truth of sacrificing the flesh. We have nothing to offer Him. He is LORD of our lords and King of our kings. He has chosen us, we have not chosen Him.

Isa 54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.
Isa 54:2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;
Isa 54:3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
Isa 54:4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
Isa 54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
Isa 54:6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

Since the resurrection of Christ, we are being called by our Husband into the tent, into covenant with Him, and it comes at a price, the shedding of blood, our spiritual blood. Without the proof of the shedding of blood there is no marriage and no children. This gives us a deeper understanding of these verses:

Heb 9:19  For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
Heb 9:20  Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
Heb 9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
Heb 9:22  And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Heb 9:23  It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Heb 9:24  For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

The purpose of the dowry is to prove the innocency of the woman. The blood on the cloth is that proof, and so it is with Christ’s blood. His blood being spilled is a type and figure of the proof of Him being without guile. He is without fault in sharing Himself with other gods and worshipping other gods. He knew that there was no other God than His Creator, and in knowing this truth He remained as an innocent virgin.

1Pe 2:21  For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
1Pe 2:22  Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
1Pe 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
1Pe 2:24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

He was able to bear our sins because in Him was no sin. He had brought His fleshly desires under control and had not played the whore with other gods. He gave all credit to His Father Who was giving Him His virgin wife and did not work folly by laying before other gods.

Deu 22:21  Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

Remember, the reason Christ bore our sin is because WE ALL UNCOVER OUR SKIRTS under every green tree to lay before all the gods of this world. We are not innocent in the flesh, we are not pure in the flesh. The whole human race from the first Adam until today are corrupted by innumerable gods, whom we lay before and uncover our nakedness. We are to see that the greatest blessing there is, is the union the between a man and a woman in innocency, because this natural creation is a type of the spiritual. We are not to use these words to condemn ourselves for what God has done to us but, just the contrary, praise God for opening our eyes to see this truth.

Eze 16:8  Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.
Eze 16:9  Then washed I thee with water [the word]; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee [washed away our sin from worshipping other gods], and I anointed thee with oil.
Eze 16:10 I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers’ skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk.
Eze 16:11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.
Eze 16:12 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.
Eze 16:13 Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.
Eze 16:14 And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD.

The above verses are the starting of our knowledge of truth and what we are in the eyes of God in our spiritual youth, innocent, covered in the righteousness of Christ. The next few verses show how we see ourselves in the flesh after we are being brought to the knowledge of the truth. We are given over in the flesh to the lust of the flesh to expose what is really in our carnal minds – self-glorification. In this self-glorification we take on the beauty of the world and all their gods. We spiritually see ourselves committing fornication with all we can, to glorify ourselves as gods.

Eze 16:15 But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.
Eze 16:16 And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
Eze 16:17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,
Eze 16:18 And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them.

Eze 16:25 Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms.
Eze 16:26 Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.

This is a time when we are given to see how we hide the idols of our hearts in the carnal mind, but at the same time we remain innocent in the new creation that is being formed into the bride of Christ. These two things happen simultaneously.

Gen 31:34  Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel’s furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.

We are now being born again, as new wives that are innocent and undefiled. We are united in the One in whole unto the last elect who will make up the whole of the whole body.

Rev 14:1  And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
Rev 14:2  And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
Rev 14:3  And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
Rev 14:4  These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
Rev 14:5  And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

We are those 144,000, now in this age being created, united into one whole, into a new bride, who is without guile and fault, and who is innocent before God and the Lamb because we have come to know the truth. In coming to know that truth, our old way of life is destroyed, and we are born again, innocent and virgin from the corruption of the world. Christ, to Whom we are betrothed, protects us from Satan, who would have us going after other men, other gods. He protects us by being in us and watching over His Bride by washing us with the water of His word.

We meet every night and gather seven days a week and in those gatherings, when Satan tries to sneak in false doctrine, Christ reveals it to us, and we are protected. It is important for us to know the truth about the innocency of virginity and why God made the natural the way He did. The way we see the natural is the way we will see the spiritual. If we regard it as nothing, then we will regard the truth as nothing. The natural must be pure, holy and protected and so the Truth of Who Christ is, was and will be must be protected.

We do not just go out and uncover our nakedness to the world. We protect it from the wolves who would take our innocency. When we are trying to be forced to lie with a stranger, we yell to our Husband for help. We were taught, and are taught in the world, that virginity is nothing and that a person losing their virginity can be with just anyone, anywhere; marriage is not required. But, I ask God why has He created it to be so disgraced if it is so beautiful, and the answer is:

1Co 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

The physical act is a type and figure of the spiritual, and that being the case, He wants us to see that the truth is to be guarded and protected until Christ descends from the clouds and we are united to Him. This is why we are to see the natural as a holy thing that we must not take lightly. Thanks be to God, He has opened our eyes and what we were in the flesh is not what we are in the flesh. THANK GOD FOR THAT, because in the flesh we are ALL full of immorality and disgrace. No one can point the finger at anyone in the flesh because ALL ARE SIN and born sin.

However, we are now seen in a different light. We are now seen as the innocent Bride of Christ, created by the Father before the world began to be the bride of His Son, Jesus Christ. He has hidden us in the world. We look like everyone else outwardly, but what the world does not know is that we are predestined by God to rule this world for a thousand symbolic years. Whatever you were before you came to the truth was a plan of God to hide you among the world. He did not make us perfect in the flesh because we would have easily been seen by the enemy. We are seen in the flesh just like everyone else. There is no stamp on our heads that says to everyone, “I’m part of The Body of the Virgin Bride of Christ.” Outwardly we look the same, but inwardly we are different. The truth of who we are is slowly growing inside us, and we are bringing our flesh into subjection minute by minute. We are pure in the eyes of our Redeemer, holy and without blame, for we united to Him Who is holy and without blame. He will not let His bride be defiled. Fleshly virginity is the most holy thing that should be respected, for it is the spiritual type of the union between Christ and His Bride that will bring about the redemption of all of humanity, the children that came from this covenant.

Gen 15:5  And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Gen 15:6  And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

Gen 15:18  In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

Rom 4:13  For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

What we are in the flesh is not what we are in the spirit. The enemy wants us to believe that so that we can uncover our skirt to everyone who passes by or to discourage us from believing the truth of who we are in Christ. Nevertheless, if we are given to concentrate on who we are in Christ, that Christ, Who created our flesh and is at the same time creating our new man, will in time give us dominion over the land in which we dwell, and we shall dwell in peace.

However, if we dwell on the flesh, who we were in the flesh and are discouraged, we are not walking by faith. The deeds of the flesh are, were and will be an integral part of coming to the truth. We cannot have one without the other. We must not stay stuck on the sinful deeds of the past, but look forward to the creation of Christ in us. This is the covenant we are given and the covenant that unites us to the Only One Who was, is and will be without sin. When we are united to Him, we are like Him, without sin.

1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

1Jn 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
1Jn 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
1Jn 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
1Jn 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1Jn 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
1Jn 3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

With this truth we can see the Bride descending from the sky – holy, perfect, and innocent.

Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Rev 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
Rev 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

Rev 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Rev 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Rev 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
Rev 22:4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
Rev 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

These are words of Christ to us as a letter to His Bride, telling her that He knows the waiting for the day is hard but, with these words He wants us to know that the time is drawing near. We are at the cusp of a great change. The last trump draws near, and we will be changed in a twinkling of an eye. We are innocent and pure because He has shed His blood for us who were chosen in Him, by His Father, the covenant to The Son, before the world began. He shed His blood, became sin Who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. Covered by Him and covenanted to Him.

2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Eze 16:8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.

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