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The marriage covenant is not a place for its parts to gather and then act as if they had it all together spiritually. Instead, it is a place where those parts come together to become His spiritual offspring, transformed by the Holy Spirit and the word of God. Everything written here is to spur us in our heart and mind to have a consciousness to the fact there are truths in God’s word regarding issues of life that are relevant to our marital wellbeing and eternal purpose. While these are not all the things one deals with on a daily basis in marriage, they are ones not talked about and or prayed about among God’s children. And areas the Church has unfortunately deemed as a subject, not for discussion at pulpits, thus darkness prevails such as the world has to appear in it, one that is without the light of life as God has revealed.
Since many believers have been left up to the world’s ways of living to garner whatever meaning or understanding exists pertaining to marriage, any life revealed it is prolifically evil in nature. So, the knowledge that is contained within God’s word and any power crafted within, and readily available to those who are respectful of the Spirit of God, the one who is the only true revealer of it, is missed. Acts 4:32-35 (MSG) The whole congregation of believers was united as one heart, one mind! They didn’t even claim ownership of their own possessions. No one said, “That’s mine; you can’t have it.” They shared everything. 33 The apostles gave powerful witness to the resurrection of the Master Jesus, and grace was on all of them. 34 And so it turned out that not a person among them was needy. Those who owned fields or houses sold them and brought the price of the sale 35 to the apostles and made an offering of it. The apostles then distributed it according to each person’s need.
Long before the Church’s religiously structured form appeared there was spiritual conformity among all who were in Christ. Revealed in the manner of how even husbands and wives cooperated in the covenant to be a part of the Holy Spirits working in the lives of others. This co-opted manner of living is not the real issue here, it is the fact that before the Church came into a religious existence the core of God’s eternal plan was being fulfilled through the covenant standards brought into the marriage. That is right you heard me, churches though prophetically present are not the only entity capable of bringing someone to maturity in their spiritual purpose. The synagogues and temples in respect to Israel are maturing by maintaining spiritual consciousness before God. But the real nurturing and revealing of true knowledge among the Israelites is being done in the family structure.
As parents and tutors taught the children of the Judaic principles and the tradition and customs that God had instructed them to abide in. The activities of the synagogues and temples and the glory of God that prevailed there were to maintain the spiritual union of a covenant. By the time an Israelite was of age to participate in the events that occurred they already knew about the God of all creation and His promises. God did not rely upon the religious leaders of Israel to be the only means to impart the truth that was to bring about His eternal purpose of man and woman. He ordained the marriage union in the very beginning long before the Church or Israel was ever revealed and He is still today relying upon it to bring forth His spiritual offspring.
We have allowed religious doctrines to remove the true eternal purpose of marriage and replace it with ordinances of social traditions and customs of corporate statutes. While the Church still has a purpose in the spiritual development of the marriage its path to accomplish this is still through individual persons in covenant to one another. The Church, even though it believes it is, is never going to be the intimate place of union that is to exist within marriage and family structures. Sheep produce sheep that is the way God purposed it to be within His creation, and spiritual offspring are to produce more spiritual offspring.
Today’s warped sense of righteousness within marriages among believers says the local church is the only place where the power and authority of God prevails. And they diligently flock to them seeking its appearance on a regular basis. But the truth is such authority and power existed long before the Church appeared, and was then and is still today purposed to be revealed through a family lineage founded upon a marriage union. Abraham and Sarah though not in control of all things were by the working of it prospered in every area. And the wealth of their inheritance was passed on to Isaac and Jacob. David was by the authority and power of God victorious in battle, and even though he failed in respect to many areas of marriage his lineage was deemed a heritage of kingship forever. And the immaculate conception of Mary and the eventual birth of Jesus Christ was not fulfilled by the angelic host, but by intercourse of authority and power through a marriage union of Joseph and Mary.
I in no way intend to demise the Church and its eternal part in God’s plans, but the true purpose of marriage has unfortunately been diminished to the bedroom and sexual intercourse. Marriage should not be the precipice of our life in Christ it should be the pinnacle of an eternal promise exercised by authority and power by spouses moving in the Holy Spirit. 1 Peter 3:22 (GW) Christ has gone to heaven where he has the highest position that God gives. Angels, rulers, and powers have been placed under his authority.
Spouses as believers are a part of His body, and the authority and power of Christ are to flow through them by the Holy Spirit. That means that if they are of faith then the first place of manifestation is to be within their own covenant union by principles that reveal His image. They must see it’s the eternal instinct within revealing the one who gave His life for theirs to the one opposite of them in marriage. This is not done for the sake of the local church but for the sake of marriage, and if correctly done edifies to strengthen the Church corporately. I pray you are understanding this, as God clearly placed within His word truths pertaining to marriage and its eternal purpose.
So, the most important fact for you to know is marriage, as a union was ordained before the age of the Church, was ever present making it the former place of nurturing by the Spirit of God. Rev 19:7-9 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. Why is marriage conveyed as the final union in Christ at the end of it all? Jesus clearly revealed it to John that this revelation is true because God said it. 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
There is a significant truth to be learned, or in this case a mystery to be revealed. Who is the Church to Christ? A spiritual body that completes His eternal purpose for humanity. What is a wife to her husband? A person who completes the union of marriage for an eternal purpose of humanity being His spiritual body. Eph 5:30-33 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Many in the Church of today appear as though they have thrown away the real purpose of marriage, and replaced it with evil dexterity of worldly-minded activity. Thus, to nullify its true purpose as marriages of believers now garner a sense of carnal interaction. The eternal purpose of marriage is not about the individual’s destined purpose, but a purpose destined by God for a union of individuals who are male and female procreating a replenishment He decreed in the beginning. Gen 1:27-28 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.