Physical, worldly marriage brings us to our knees and eventually to the Death. The world says there is such a thing as death of your marriage, Jesus says death was defeated with the Cross, and in spiritual marriage the death is to all that is not of Christ in both husband and wife. What the Adversary meant for evil; God uses for good. Everything is worked together for good in those who Love God and are called according to HIS PURPOSE. Things don’t happen to you, they happen for you. The very things that cause you to want to separate and divorce are the things you need to DIE to and let Christ resurrect the Joy out of the tribulation and mourning. As we grow apart we need to wake up to the NEED to grow closer to Christ.
As thoughts of divorce come into our minds we need to take every thought captive to obey Christ and heed the Truth, “God hates divorce.” Divorce means you are still asleep; still looking to worldly solutions that SEEM right to a man; unaware of the “greater work” of Christ in you that is bringing up everything that is not of Christ. The buttons your spouse push are meant to cause you to see what is hidden within your heart so you can bring all of it to God TOGETHER. Where two or more are gathered, Jesus is in the midst of you. We agree with God, not the world.
The “god of this world” wants you to think you are alone when conflict, disagreement, fighting, battles or even all out war occur; the Truth is you and your spouse have access to the Presence of Christ (God’s riches of glory) who can change everything, purify, refine, make white as snow in the Blood; wash and regenerate by the Power of the Holy Spirit.
“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead and Christ will give you light”
The “spiritual man” we join in holy marriage is Christ Jesus.
“In Christ there is no male nor female, no Jew nor Gentile, no slave nor free, but all are one with God in Christ”
Physical marriage is a type and shadow of our greater union with God in one Spirit, in the one Body of Christ. The challenges of marriage are to wake us up to our TOTAL reliance on God; to begin to live “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me”
to divorce the world
and marry Christ (both men and women)
to live in holy matrimony instead of the world’s definition of marriage and love.
God woos every human being. It is not our job to enlighten other human beings; Jesus is the True Light. It is our job to tell people Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life of God that can change everything through the finished work of the Cross; remove sin, curses and death; make what is wrong right; dissolve the darkness in His Light; reveal the deeper, higher Truth; send the Holy Spirit and fire River from heaven out of God to you.
It is not your “job” to enlighten your spouse. “A spouse can consecrate and save an unbelieving spouse without a word” The Holy Spirit sent from heaven out of God can speak with groans and sighs TOO DEEP FOR WORDS as you allow the High Priest and Holy Spirit to intercede through you; let the Water of Life flow as a river through you as you continue to Come to Christ and Drink. We go through the wilderness temptations, fires, and floods in burned out areas, to Christ, to Drink and Flow with His River to become His Garden.
The True Light that enlightens every human being continues to come into the world but people prefer the darkness.
Free Will means you can hold the Way, the Truth and the Life within and ask the Father to send the Holy Spirit and fire to every issue, challenge, circumstance, conflict, battle, war, separation or divorce and your spouse can choose to ignore or continue to turn away from God, but LIKE WATER, the Truth can wear away the hardest stone over time!
It is a matter of being IN CHRIST: Life! or not yet in Christ (still of the world, in life and death). We tell people about Christ’s Wisdom and Power, not what we can do for them. Apart from the Vine of Christ we can do nothing but we know that once our spouse chooses to reattach to the Vine as a branch they will begin to bear Christ Fruit!
Christ in us flows like sap in a vine; a River of Living Water in the midst of the Tree of Life, and water does not force but flows, trusting in time we will see the Goodness of God in the land of the living. The water of Life does not have an agenda; it just flows. Sorcery and witchcraft plots and plans how to manipulate, change, coerce, budge, nudge, move, transform others with “energy” coming from the “god of this world.” Holy Spirit inspires the energy of God within us; both the Wisdom and Power to change things in us that leads to change in our outer world.
Holy Spirit led men and women are the sons of God; Christ in men and women makes them the Bride; we humble ourselves (die to our old nature) and yield everything to the Spirit of God to form his nature in us so we can partake in God. We humble ourselves before God; humble our mind into our heart; humble our heart into our spirit married with Holy Spirit; become one Spirit with God through Christ; and discern to realize where the “powers or spirits” active in the world right now come from and where True Power for transformation comes from. We can’t save anyone; only Jesus saves, heals, delivers, transforms and sets us free to Love and walk in the Light of Truth.
We come to know our Father of every family in heaven and on earth. The riches of glory strengthens our inner spirit man with Power from on high so Christ can live in our redeemed souls through Faith; to root and ground in Love to comprehend the breadth, length, depth and height of the new heaven and new earth; to know the Love of Christ experientially to be filled with all the fullness of God. His Wisdom building our body as the new temple, with His Power at work in our soul and spirit, He can do exceedingly, abundantly MORE than we could ever ask or think. To God be the glory! (Ephesians 3:14-21)
Love is Jesus made manifest (1 John 4:9); God is Love (1 John 4:8, 16); Jesus is the exact image and likeness of God. Jesus is Love. Love is not sex or sexual feelings, or desire or feelings that wax and wane. God is Love and it never fails, never forsakes, never separates or divorces, never waxes or wanes; never dies; bears all things. When the perfect Love of Christ comes, the imperfect passes away. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever; God’s Love poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit will never leave you and if you forget or fall asleep again, you just call on the Lord your God, ask and receive in abundance, more than you could ask or think.
In Christ is life; and the life is the light of men…The True Light that enlightens every one came into the world…But as many as receive him, he gives power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name…born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God…we behold his glory, full of grace and truth…And of his fulness we receive, and grace upon grace…For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus the Christ.
Drink of Christ’s Fullness and leave the world behind for the kingdom of God’s beloved Son. “Delivered from the dominion of darkness and translated to the kingdom of God’s beloved Son” Colossians 1:13
Do not marry man-made religion; God’s House is not made with human hands; the Bride is married to Christ, spirit and soul and body. Religion has not kept the plague of divorce out of the church; there is no divorce in Relationship with Christ in God who is Love. Righteousness not religious law keeps you in God’s Kingdom: righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
The law has consigned all men to sin; all sin and fall short of God outside of Christ. The Holy Spirit is sent to us through the Cross of Christ which destroyed sin, curses and death with the Blood of the Lamb to overcome. “We are MORE than conquerors in Christ” “There is no condemnation in Christ” We receive the Good News of Revelation 2-3 and we conquer seven times and receive all that God is wanting to give us through the Wisdom and Power of the Holy Spirit. Apart from Christ we can do nothing.
God is the source of our new Life IN CHRIST JESUS whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption; therefore, we boast of the Lord! (1 Cor 1:30) The Power of God keeps our marriages, keeps our lives, moves our being, forms the new creature of the new creation in us as we allow the past to PASS AWAY. To God be the Glory! You give God glory by abiding in Christ and He in you; his Words abiding in you; his Spirit abiding in you; his Wisdom and Power abiding in you (John 15:1-11). “Christ is both the Wisdom and Power of God” 1 Cor 1:24 “Make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now made manifest…make known the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present EVERY man mature in Christ” Colossians 1:25-28
“Come out of her, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues” Revelation 18:4
“Come to Christ” Matthew 11:28-29
“Come to Me and drink…out of your belly will flow rivers of living water” John 7:37-38
“No one can come to Me unless the Father draws him; and I will raise him up…they shall all be taught by God. Every one who has heard and learned from the Father COMES TO ME” John 6:44-45
“The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come…take the water of life without price” Revelation 22:17
“Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of lights…the word of truth says we are a kind of first fruit” James 1:16-18
“By his great mercy we have been born anew” 1 Peter 1:3
“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence…and become partakers of the divine nature” 2 Peter 1:3-4
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” Romans 12:2
“Do not be surprised by the fiery trial that comes upon you”
“For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of the affliction we experience…for we were so utterly, unbearably crushed that we despaired of life itself. Why, we felt we had received the sentence of death; but that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises dead [marriages], delivers us from deadly perils, and deliver us again and again. We PRAY giving thanks!” 2 Cor 1:8-11
“Count it all Joy for the full effect of trials [in marriage] is to perfect, make complete, whole, holy, and to lack nothing”
Thank you Abba! Father! We give you the glory Father of Glory!
I have had more “trouble” writing and editing this post than any other; truly the Adversary, Accuser, Thief, Killer, and Destroyer of marriages, families, and lives does not want the Way, the Truth and the Life transforming marriages, families, and lives. Thank God Jesus has already overcome the world, sin, curses, death and the devil! The battle is already won in Christ; one with God in Christ through the Holy Spirit is our Victory!
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