Today, that marriage relationships are to be vessels containing divine spirit comes into view. Many of the elements for the authority and power seen through mature love and lasting marriage relationships must be imparted from divinity as inseparable aspects of the divine makeup. Included are commitment, duration, faith, gratitude, humility, jealousy, longsuffering, lovingkindness, and wisdom. The writer at “Yahoo! Answers (New Zealand)” using the ID “Alucard” (Level 1 with 2 points, a member since May 02, 2016) posted the following:
Is marriage a religious thing?
THE GOLDEN ARROW: As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever. (Isaiah 59: 21, King James Version, KJV)
THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Thoughts on Sexual Relationships (03/07/2017); Law Requires Genuine Righteousness (07/28/2016); The Wife of Your Youth? (12/22/2015); The Church as a Bride? (05/15/2013); How Do I Repent? (05/16/2013); A Life Companion? (11/07/2012); On Asking Why (11/08/2012)
“Alucard”, among Christian believers and within the body of Christ (i.e., the church), holy matrimony is a sacred practice (we say, sacrament) along with baptism, confession, penance, and sharing the blood and body of Jesus using the emblems of bread and wine. For Christian believers, the marriage relationship between a man and a woman is a special tool used by GOD to accomplish multiple divine operations. Included are Incarnation (the appearance of divinity using flesh and material form), prophecy (we say, comfort, edification, and exhortation), redemption, revelation, and sanctification. For believers, then, holy matrimony is a gift from GOD; and the meaning and value of “marriage” is not merely carnal, material, sexual, or social. Through operations of the imparted, indwelling Spirit from the makeup of GOD, holy matrimony will display upon earth the active presence who is GOD enthroned in heaven. Because sexual joining occurs on many different levels all at the same time (emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual), there are divine provisions to provide balance, correction, healing, security, and stability. The joining of spirits that occur through sexual intercourse and through fornication can result in defilement, domination, and a peculiar impotence of a person’s inborn spirit. Holy matrimony is a tool to establish, continue, and fulfill divine law, sacred inheritance, eternal purpose, and immutable promise. Consider the following that uses language from the Bible:
(1.) Genesis 2: 18, King James Version (KJV): 18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
(2.) 1st Corinthians 7: 1-4, KJV: 1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
(3.) 1st Peter 3: 1-4, KJV: 1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (4.) 1st Peter 3: 7-9, KJV: 7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.
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