Torah Institute Seminars
The question posed:
What does the text at YirmeYahu 31:22 mean, “a woman encompasses a man”?
The text we find at chapter 31:22 of YirmeYahu is part of the greater surrounding message contained in this amazing area of Scripture.
Jer/YirmeYahu 31:22,23: “Till when would you turn here and there, O backsliding daughter? For Yahuah has created what is new on earth: a woman encompasses a man!”
Thus said Yahuah of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’el, ‘Let them once again say
this word in the
What we are seeing throughout this entire chapter concerns the final process
of both houses of Yisrael into one, united to Yahusha at His return when He
Ephraim and Yahudah (the two houses). The
are identified by name in verse 6, and the re-gathering is described as the
chapter unfolds. What is particularly fascinating about verse 22 is it
hints at “the
secret”, which is: “Mashiach
(quoted below from Col. 1:27-29). Yahusha circumcises our
(our lamp, or heart) with a love for His Torah, so
from that time forward - thus,
(that’s us, His bride Yisrael) truly does
“encompass” a Man
– our Redeemer Yahusha.
The terms in the 6th verse seem to be best identified this way:
Backsliding daughter: Yisrael
A woman: Yisrael
A Man: Mashiach Yahusha
Encompasses: restored to, embraces, reunited, joined together
The next verse describes the outcome of this restoration, that being the ending of Yisrael’s captivity among the nations at the return of Yahusha, and the New Yerushalayim is the “home of righteousness”.
The “righteousness” would not be possible unless the
relationship is restored through the Covenant,
and for the renewal of the Covenant it is necessary for the “Man”
to be inside
the “woman”, living in her heart. This is the mystery:
Mashiach in us.
Yahusha is the Mediator of the renewed Covenant with Yisrael, as we see
Yahusha is the Mediator of the renewed Covenant with Yisrael, as we see explained:
1Ti 2:5 “For there is one Elohim, and one Mediator between Elohim and men, the Man Messiah Yahusha."
The "secret" is the Spirit of Yahusha dwelling
within us, as Shaul has illustrated here:
The "secret" is the Spirit of Yahusha dwelling within us, as Shaul has illustrated here:
whom we announce, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, in order to present every man perfect in Messiah יהושע, for which I also labor, striving according to the working of Him Who works in me in power.
This agrees with hints we see at Eph. 3:17 & Gal. 4:19, and many other texts.
Please love one another,