Conjugal Gist (2)
The conjugal gist: not for giddy ones
(…continued from part one…)
*2* The earthly marriage must involve only two, specifically, male and female children of God. Only Christians are God’s children. Adam was the woman’s brother before he became her husband. They were created by the same Jehovah, thus, sharing in the Paternity of the Most High: for if Adam is called the son of God (Luke 3:38), then there is no doubt Eve is God’s daughter. Amen! It is for this reason I have always asseverated that marriage is truly for Christians only.
Marriage is an adumbration of the conjugal relationship between the Divinity and the Church. If the Church must of ineluctability pass through the grace of the cross, every betrothal must be composed of a born again couple. “Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid” [1Corinthians 6:15].
HOUSEHOLD OF GOD CHURCH
Christians have the gracious endowment of the righteousness of Christ. Before Almighty God, those who are not born again are practitioners of heathenism. We should be bound to our Creator. A worshipper is a wife to the worshipped deity. To worship another, other than Jehovah, is the same as having an illicit affair outside the marriage. The man and the woman must have gone through the regenerative engenderment of the Holy Spirit. This conjugality ushers them into another vineyard. Marriage is a commitment. It is God’s business. The sagacious and matured are the expected ones in this venture, till death do them part. A momentous occasion is the seriousness when the nuptial knots get tied.
It is an absolute mockery of God’s institutionalised wedlock, when a Christ-less couple decides to marry. Marriage is all about Jesus and His espoused Church. It is for this espousal that He went to the gory cross. It will take only the ones born from above -of the Holy Spirit- to understand the convolutionary vicissitudes targeted at the union by the enemy. 2Corinthians 1:21-22, “Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22) Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.”
Every born again Christian has, dwelling in him, the Holy Spirit. His indwelling is a fulfilled promise by the Lord Jesus in John 14:16, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;” and I thank God that it is forever; meaning that I have no choice in His occupation of my heart. It is solely God’s business! The forever indwelling points to the fact that nothing can make me lose this salvation. Amen.
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come” [John 16:13]. This Spirit of truth must be God Himself, for His capability to teach me all truths. John 14:17 says, “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” The thing is: how can non-Christian reach out to God when marital upheavals descend on the union? A humanistic founded knowledge, laced with a touch of existentialism become the odd key. Humanist philosophies do fail.
Genesis 2:15, “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.” Before the woman came into the scene the man had his own responsibilities. ‘Eden,’ in the Hebrew is‛êden (ay’-den): ‘pleasure; luxury, dainty, delight, finery.’ This is what God’s marriage is. The word ‘dress’ is ‛âbad (aw-bad’): ‘to work.’ And ‘keep’? It is called shâmar (shaw-mar’) ‘to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to.’ The woman’s role as ‘help meet’ is ‛êzer (ay’-zer) ‘aid;’ which comes from ‛âzar (aw-zar’) ‘to surround, that is, protect or aid.’ She is the supporter of her husband’s protective decisions. The two of them know the LORD, their God. They had fellowship with Him every cool evening of each day. These are God’s children. These children brought the marriage palaver upon their own heads. (…to be continued…)
You can be part of the conjugal gist by being born again. Say this prayer from your heart, believing every word. Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen. (…to be continued…)
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