Husbands & Wives
4 He replied, Have you never read that He Who made them from the beginning made them male and female,5 And said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be united firmly (joined inseparably) to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? [Gen. 1:27; 2:24.]6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder (separate) .(Mt19:4-6 Amp)Husbands love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her. So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word. That He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendour, without spot or or wrinkle or any such things [that she might be holy and faultless]. Even so husbands should love their wives [as being a sense] their own bodies. For no man ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and carefully protects it and cherishes it, as Christ does the church (Eph 5:25-30 Amp)
Husbands & Wives
‘Tis written: – In the beginning; God created_ _ _ Remember when God created us He made, formed us in His image. Since from Scripture, we understand God formed all things, through His Word. We know also, nothing came into being without Him (see Jn 1:1-5; Heb 11:3). God formed, created, all these things. He called those things, which were not, as though they were. This had been good, in His sight. The Lord is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a command to bless: He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.(Num 23:19-20 NKJ).
Husbands and wives, marriage, has been placed in the beginning, by and through God. It has been His plan since the beginning. How do we know? Let us see what our Lord said about marriage, when He walked the earth. When asked by the religious leaders of His day, about marriage and divorce. They were looking for a reason, to approve divorce, separation, between the husband and his wife. These questions, are similar to what the people, are asking in our day.
Paul also warned us of these matters today, even as he told Timothy, in his day. He wrote about these latter times, which speaks today. Where people would depart from the faith, heeding to deception. Losing their first love, having a form of religion, yet denying the power thereof. Their love becoming cold, living a lie. Yet God cannot lie! They forget the things from which they have been delivered, healed and saved. Even forbidding people to marry. Seeking preachers, preaching a candy coated Gospel.
Christ knowing the thoughts of the religious leaders in His day, answered; replying to them saying; “Have you never read that He who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Mt 19:1-9 NKJ).
Scripture reminds us that whoever has found a wife has found a good thing and receives favour from the Lord (see Pr 18:22). In scripture we discover what a blessing the wife is for, toward her husband. It is written: – A virtuous and worthy wife [earnest and strong in character] is a crowning joy to her husband _ _ _, (see Pr 12:4a Amp).
Husbands, when going thru the Scriptures concerning marriage, when seeing through God’s eyes, the blessing we are able to experience, through our Godly Marriages. Men we are to build our marriages, families, upon Jesus Christ, our Chief Cornerstone, and sure Foundation. There is much I would like to say, concerning God’s Marriage principles, as seen, found in His Word. Husbands, wives we cannot build our marriages, upon the false foundations, laid down by the present, worldly dispensation.
As Bible Believing couples (husbands & wives) called by God’s Name, we need to raise the standard. Due to Messiah’s intervention, His Holy Name, shall be feared from West to East & North to South, throughn out the world. Should the enemy come in as a flood, our Lord (Messiah) shall raise His standard, against the enemy putting him to flight (see Is 59:17-21).
Our Lord placed His Godly Standard, as the foundation for marriage. We should be willing, and ready to likewise, implement Godly standards, for marriage. Husbands, we need to be faithful toward our wives, even as our Lord is always faithful to all who call on His Name. We need to remain married and faithful toward the wife of our youth. Wives you need to adapt, subject, submit yourselves toward your husbands (see Eph 5:22-33).
To be contd.