Do You Have To Marry To Prove A Point? (6)
“Put away the strange gods that are among you” (Genesis 35:2).
(…continues from part 5…)
6) In the marriage the man holds an office; it is called “The Head of the Woman” (1Corinthians 11:3) and it has deep spiritual essentiality. The man holds, to the marriage extent, that office for Christ, the head of the Church – every Adamic reality who stands in full recognition of the Divinity must be a Christian, whose original sin has received absolute and eternal purge. In concatenation to his office is his priestly role as is attested to in Job 1:5 “And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.” The priest never stops presenting people under his spiritual care, before God.
Jacob’s headship of his family proved his priesthood in Genesis 35:1-3 1) “And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother. 2) Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments: 3) And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.”
“…and girt about the paps with a golden girdle;” Jesus is our High Priest of Revelation 1:13.
The priesthood office takes its mandate from the Godhead. God the Father sits on high in Majesty to receive the rites of the priest. Jesus Christ, as the Head of Christianity, holds that office: “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus” (Hebrews 3:1). The ninth chapter of Hebrews puts the Holy Spirit in charge of the Temple worship from the time of Moses. “The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing” (Hebrews 9:8). The word ‘signifying,’ dēloō (day-lo’-o), means: ‘to make plain (by words).’ The signifying Spirit, the third Member of the Godhead, is the LORD God in Whose presence the high priest will come, not without blood in his hands. Christ was not physically present on earth, the Father has always been on the throne; on the Holy Spirit the Temple matters fall, showing that the Trinity is directly in connection with the priesthood.
You cannot be a good husband if you fail as priest. The priest is the official channel through whom God deals with the family and this is the reason why he must of necessity, be born again and with an evidence of speaking in tongues.
The Wife: the prayer warrior
In like manner the wife’s ‘help meet’ stance is an official role. She holds the office of the other personality of the head of the family. This other person thinks, knows, wills like the husband and supports to actuation all his positive desires towards the service to God, as a family man. She becomes the other head that gives credence to proverbial two heads are better than one. The woman positions herself as the prayer warrior of the home. Her loyalty to her unflinching support to the husband’s aspirations provokes divine accelerated answers to the family’s prayer requests. The true position of the husband and the wife, albeit not three in number, is akin to the close operational quiddity of the Trinity. They must get it right, or else they are mere worthless actors. The wife, ergo, is under Divine spirit of mitzvah to stand as the greatest supporter of the husband’s priestly office. What does the efforts of her official role result to? The husband finds it much less arduous going through the rigours of family business. He is truly blessed, having found the good thing. A whole lot is at stake if couples fail to get it right. Selah!
A headless body is a cadaver. Without the contribution of a husband the marriage suffers moribundity. Conversely, bodiless heads are freakish; without the wives’ help meet submissions, what are brought before the Author of marriage are episodic proofs of parodic attempts.
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
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