So most of us think we are “sipping tea.” Wake up oh ye who slumber. Awake thou that sleepest…
Wake up and smell the brewing coffee, the devil prowls around, roaring like a lion, looking for someone to devour…
We are in desperate times. Desperate times call for radical measures. It’s not a time to play putt putt with this ancient foe. He does not play fair. He doesn’t care.
While we are here, “sipping tea”, he, knows that every second counts. He bays for blood. He is ready to assail and annihilate anything that could glorify the one he abhors, the Lord God.
If we think that he’s after marriages alone, we are only halfway through the whole script. Marriage is only a derivative of what he’s after.
He is after the church of Christ. He’s after the body of Christ. He’s working hard enough to keep the church stained, blemished, unprepared for the GROOM who is on His way.
The family is the heart and soul of the church. Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will scatter.
He knows how broken the children will be if they live in a dysfunctional home. He knows how hearts will be scarred and crushed if spouses choose themselves over their covenantal marriages.
He knows that a broken family would mean, untapped gifts, unexploited potential, unearthed dreams, and buried talents, that would wreck havoc in his momentary “harvest” mission, will never see the light of day.
The devil is after the covenant and he wants it unsealed, if not broken.
He’s sponsored out the main idol of self; and the doctrine of autonomy to the masses_and we, like a child craving for cutton candy, are busy gobbling out the poison.
Unaware that it’s completely damaging our spiritual eyes. Blindly following, sadly because we are spiritually impotent.
Earthly marriages typifies what the eternal marriage is. It’s bound by a covenant, and covenanted to Him eternally is what you and I are pressing on towards.
As we are busy shaming a good and perfect gift, as we are here calling out marriages, as we are busy denying it’s existence is this world, the devil claps on, his demons, tap on.
Happy to see how skewed we are from the very MEANING OF MARRIAGE.
Marriage is more than your love for each other.
In your love you see only the heaven of your own happiness, but in marriage you are placed at a post of responsibility towards the world and mankind.
Your love is your own private possession, but marriage is more than something personal—it is a status, and office.
It is more than your love for each other. Vastly more. It’s meaning is infinitely great. The meaning of marriage is the display of the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people.
If you have used a Digital camera, you will realize that you have to keep shifting focus depending on what you want to capture.
You have keep changing the lenses, probably wipe out the dust, avoid the rain, adjust the lighting and so on to enhance what you need enhanced.
And even then, no single photograph can show someone how magnificent a digital camera can be.
A photographer’s shortcomings, failures, lack of knowledge can do nothing to change the majesty of it’s make.
In the hands of one photographer, the pictures will be great. In another, the pictures will be an eye sore. That’s the same thing about marriage. We cannot call bluff what was made by the ONE who holds the firmament in place.
We cannot rubbish off the institution made by the God, for His grand purpose.
We cannot call marriage untenable because a few have chosen the SIN OF SELF, instead of DYING TO SELF.
Far from our mouths should the coarse joking about cheating be.
Instead of the self-righteous, self-sufficiency and self- absorption attitude we are exuding, our hearts should be rend before the Lord, asking for mercy and grace to be the LIGHT AND SALT in this tasteless, unsavory world.
Marriage is good gift.
Marriage is a perfect gift.
Marriage is a great blessing.
Marriage is God’s design.
If we fail to adjust our lenses and perspective, and focus on what God calls marriage to be, we will hail on as the world hails. We will deny what God calls good and perfect. We will eventually fall from God’s plan.
Being married, with the focus being FOR THE GLORY OF CHRIST and not yourself, changes alot of things in someone, if not you BOTH.
So lest we forget, love comes from you, but marriage from above, from God. As high as God is above man,so high are the sanctity and the promise of love, in marriage.
So to those who are just beginning, to those who are waiting to begin, to those already in it, to those healing from it, do not lose your perspective.
“. . . for the glory of God.”
That is God’s word for your marriage. Thank him for it; thank him for leading you thus far; ask him to
establish your marriage, to confirm it, sanctify it,preserve it. So your marriage wil be “for the praise of His glory.”
Not for the world to be pleased about. For the Lord to be glorified.
Trust [confidently] in the Lord forever [He is your fortress, your shield, your banner], For the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].