The world’s way of viewing assets is solely based on what each has amassed in the aspects of worldly wealth and riches. And while these things have value even to a child of God, they inherently fail in their comparison to the new life abundance He gives to each one. When husbands and wives see each other as whom God has spent the ultimate to bring into His eternal plan they are now set for life. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Eph 2:10 What is missing in most marriages of believers is a clear understanding of what each one has the ability to bring into the union through faith in Jesus Christ.
Too many times there is a reliance upon only one spouse’s faith because they appear as having more than the other or a submission mindset is present. Faith is the fulcrum that moves that which is in the supernatural out into the natural, whichever one appears the most effective at it becomes the greater point of expectation. The only thing wrong with one having an effective life of faith is spiritual imbalance occurs leaning the union toward the view of the world of spousal value. Marriage among believers is not to be about who is better at anything it is to be about how two operate by the Spirit and power of God to bring about a stable and glorious union. And though there are marriages that do not have an abundance of wealth and riches by a blessing of God, they are spiritually vibrant and well established in the word and faith.
So, when we are talking about how valuable a spouse is in a marriage it must include all aspects of the spiritual and natural and must be viewed based on each one’s personal relationship with Christ. Often spouses will compare the other to the wives or husbands of friends or associates and find there is a longing to see the same abilities and try to conform their spouse to them. This comparison will only devalue the spouse as they are being viewed based on someone else’s abilities or gifts. This is an unfair assessment as they are also a child of God.
The relationship each has in Christ is a personal one meaning it is not about anyone else being held accountable for it, only themselves. If weakness or spiritual inabilities exist in a marriage, then a unified effort by both spouses must be made. This is only accomplished by an established counsel of the Spirit of God, with prayer and study of the word to bring into view any issues that prevail and hinder one’s own prosperity of soul. No one is a perfect Christian so both need to quickly get over any anxieties that may be evident due to an expectation of such a thing. Learn how to see the value in your spouse by what Christ has brought into view, and not by what the world says you need to see.
One thing about this subject is that most want to view valuable assets as tangible things like money or personal goods. And yet as a child of God you are connected to an eternally empowered union that by the grace and mercy of God entitles you to certain spiritual rights that bring supernatural enforcement, so putting God’s word into play is important. Some of you may be saying wow that sounds good, but do you know what it really means! In my first book in a series titled From Rib To Righteousness, it is subtitled “Is marriage An Extinct Union Or Eternal Instincts” here I bring to light the fact we are created by God to have within us an eternal instinct leading us to see marriage covenants as ordained places to give birth to His offspring.
13 And here’s a second offense: You fill the place of worship with your whining and sniveling because you don’t get what you want from GOD. 14 Do you know why? Simple. Because GOD was there as a witness when you spoke your marriage vows to your young bride, and now you’ve broken those vows, broken the faith-bond with your vowed companion, your covenant wife. 15 GOD, not you, made marriage. His Spirit inhabits even the smallest details of marriage. And what does he want from marriage? Children of God, that’s what. So guard the spirit of marriage within you. Don’t cheat on your spouse. Mal 2:13-15 (MSG)
Do not get tied up in the fact He emphasizes this to Israel and thinks it does not apply to Gentile believers, remember that we by faith are the heirs to the promises and blessings of God. 6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. Gal 3:6-9
Since marriage is structured as a covenant union it requires supernatural bonding to uphold the eternal value, He placed upon it. I will make this simple for you: a marriage covenant having the Spirit of God as its core counsel is positioned by a supernatural authority from God to bring into this earth forces that prophetically are ensured to give birth to Godly offspring. Thus, each one as a child of God forms a union-backed by an eternal kingdom of power and authority that God is seeking to bring increase to, and do so through procreation’s results that give way to supernatural ones.
It will never be the will of God to see His offspring as worthless or having no value in earth or heaven. He has positioned all who receive Him through Christ as His subordinates. To be a citizen of a kingdom of power with an authority to supernaturally exercise His sovereignty in the earth is exactly what He expects to occur. And nothing less will satisfy an eternal manner of love. 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. The definition of humanity as a creation of God is relevant to everything, He has ordained for those who choose to believe it. The translation of this Hebrew word (Elohim), which here is written as angels, translates over 2300 times as God.
6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Ps 8:4-9 It is true we have not aspired to such a position since the fall of Adam, but it does not change what God has eternally ordained to be present in the earth. The religious leaders of today still insist on invoking works of ethics in respect to one gaining a position in the hierarchy of God’s kingdom. And yet any who hold a position hold it not by works, but by faith in Jesus Christ.
I pray you to see the value in you doing what God has decreed to be done by you, if so then you should be consciously seeing value in your spouse is also doing an eternal cause. The simple truth is marriage, as established by God, is an ordained union in creation making it a place He gave priority in the working of His eternal purpose where He has access by the Spirit of God to work out a plan that relies upon procreative results. Results not focused on any valued individuals but on the invaluable assets they have become to His kingdom.