MARITAL IMPERATIVES #20
Marriage is honorable but it is not everybody who should be involved in it. Divine destiny is more important than marriage. Take note of the following imperatives regarding human marriage.
- God who is the author of marriage demands that marriage be made honorable by not defiling the marriage bed through ungodly, mixed and mismatched unions because the devil has corrupted marriage and is using it to cage mankind with terrible yokes.
- Marriage is still honorable and children of God should engage in it if it is part of their destiny.
The purpose of marriage especially in this end-time is destiny fulfillment through mutuality in companionship: a woman’s need for a husband is not less than a man’s need for a wife as exemplified by Aquila and Priscilla.
In this end-time not everybody is expected to marry. Single status is better than marriage but those who are not gifted with celibacy and cannot exercise self-control should marry or remarry to avoid the sin of fornication that leads to hellfire.
Christian heritage is in heaven not on earth. It is good to have children but biological children can prevent a person from making it to heaven. A quiver full of ungodly children can derail from destiny pursuit because Christian parents are responsible to give account to God for their biological children who fail to make it to heaven.
For those in disharmonious marriages take heed to divorce spirit spouses, break all ungodly soul-ties and deal with fleshly lusts to avoid recurrence. Deliverance must be both curative and preventive.
If you are in a mixed or mismatched marriage sort it out without delay. Any marriage that cannot be corrected must be cancelled.
Bear in mind that of the three kinds of divorce only spiritual divorce is relevant to God. Legal divorce is manmade and therefore irrelevant when it comes to a marriage joined by God, which can only be dissolved by God.
Finally, as God’s ambassadors on earth we must avoid the unscriptural things ungodly people do to ‘enjoy’ themselves in this life. Money, sex and power are the three ‘musketeers’ that lead mankind to perdition. We are commanded to imitate the lifestyle of the original Apostles of the Lord. “Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.” (Phil 3:17)
The life of a saint does not consist in the abundance of the things he or she possesses or the magnitude of what he or she has enjoyed. Power is ephemeral and sin though enjoyable while it lasts is deceitful.
The hope of every pilgrim is to be like Jesus Christ by being married to Him eternally. “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure” (1 Jn 3:2-3).
Series excerpted from my book: CHRISTIAN WEDDING: What The Bible Teaches.