Blurred lines have a way of making me go deeper, a searcher, I don’t stop until I find the truth, I do not seek alone, I go with God. I pray daily that I am not blinded by popular opinions. I find it an absolute paradox that at this place in time individuals who claim not to need God go about quoting Him and His word, twisting it to suit their itching ears, even pastors are in this. Manipulating scripture is dangerous business when you are piece-mealing it to justify your argument for your won gain, Naughty humans.
The big topic is marriage right now, what is it? Let’s ask this first, what is your view of the world, analytically or mystically? If it is analytical it is very possible you won’t accept the truth in God’s word, scientific views only quantify God’s work, they do not acknowledge Him yet all of nature provides proof of Creation. Seek the truth with the same open mind that you view the world.
The talk is about covenants, mainly the covenant of marriage. God created marriage, the Bible reveals that Adam was created and Eve created by one of his ribs, created for and another. Right now their are those picking thought commandments and the first books of the Bible to base their arguments. The entire Bible is about obedience, not mans favorite topic. We like our own way and are told we can have it our way.
Let’s begin here.
Yes please let’s read ALL of the paperwork. Covenents specifically.
Begin in Deuteronomy 8:17-20: You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. Like the nationsthe Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God.
Isaiah 59: 21 “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord.
God told man from day one that He would provide if we trusted Him way and followed his instruction, like a parent to a child. Disobedience has been our hallmark has it not? In the book of Malachai God reminds us why He created us as male and female. Verse 14 You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord has seen how you have not been faithful to the wife you married when you were young, even when she stays with you and is your wife by agreement. 15 Has not the Lord made them one in flesh and spirit? And what does He desire but God-like children? Be careful then in your spirit, and stay faithful to the wife you married when you were young. 16 “For I hate divorce,” says the Lord, the God of Israel. “And I hate the man who does wrong to his wife,” says the Lord of All. “So be careful in your spirit, and be one who can be trusted.”
He desired children who are born in the image of God, Godly offspring. To make children you need man and woman. There are many references to marriage being man and woman, the sheer physical dynamic of our bodies serves as the biggest factor. God’s distinctions of humans are that we either serve righteousness or wickedness, we cannot serve 2 masters.
In the book of Matthew as predicted Jesus is born, by the 3rd chapter His ministry is in full bloom, the Devil tempts Him with anything that would derail His mission, he casts Satan far away from Him, rebuking his lies. Our first example of how to behave under pressure.
We camp in the place of popularity though waffling on the fence about right and wrong still, I suggest we take it to the Lord in prayer, He will reveal the truth. Jesus spoke to the people and his message was one of repentance. He told humans to love one another, turn from sin, love of self, hatred and being slaves to desire. he did not come to abolish the Law like some pastors claim today.
In Matthew…vs 17 “Do not think that I have come to do away with the Law of Moses or the writings of the early preachers. I have not come to do away with them but to complete them. 18 I tell you, as long as heaven and earth last, not one small mark or part of a word will pass away of the Law of Moses until it has all been done. 19 Anyone who breaks even the least of the Law of Moses and teaches people not to do what it says, will be called the least in the holy nation of heaven. He who obeys and teaches others to obey what the Law of Moses says, will be called great in the holy nation of heaven. 20 I tell you, unless you are more right with God than the teachers of the Law and the proud religious law-keepers, you will never get into the holy nation of heaven.
He tells us to obey the commandments and makes it clear He is not here to judge, he was set on correcting the popular opinions. The religious leaders felt they had authority over people, He told them we all sin so none of us is worth to judge another. Trying to be superior to others is nothing but a power grab, resist it. The individual alone standing with the armor of God is more powerful than a legion of demons, stand taller little flock.
He tells us if we love Him and follow Him we will be persecuted, it is not popular to be on the side of God. He also tells us not to argue the law, let your yes be yes and your no be no. We are known by our fruit, what we produce, chaos and arguments or peace and love, we are instructed to not be a stumbling block to the truth.
He simply said Follow Me, he said he did not come to bring peace but a sword, the truth is that sword. It cuts
It slices and dices satan’s lies in half and goes to the core of a man, in the heart man knows his folly yet carries on bolstered by pride and ignorance nothing more nothing less.
Over and over he says lay down your life for me, what you identify with, what makes you who you are, your identity,m your family, all of your desire. He denounced miracles He did in cities that would not repent, is this something we should sit up and take note of? Obedience again. Yoo Hoo? Truly dismaying is seeing preachers camping on the people side instead of on the side of God’s truth.
I hear so many say, “this is how I was created, this is just who I am”, nothing disables God more, it says I am fine, I don’t need you. This prideful ignorance never allows for the rebirth as a creature of worship, the spiritual homecoming never happens. Been there, done that.
Jesus renounced His ties to family here on earth, He revealed to the disciples and the ones who he taught that God desires our hearts, we belong only to Him.
What makes us unclean as humans is what comes from our mouths, the wellspring of our hearts. In many places he elaborates on sin, let’s be clear. Following Satan, ways of wickedness, behaving in opposition to moral principles that were defined, lewdness, a preoccupation with our sexual nature, tied up with lust and desire, plans, schemes, disgraceful tacts and thoughts of unchastity, sexual impurity. He elaborated saying that when we choose to follow Him we relinquish our souls. Matthew 16 covers that.
Jesus did not come to follow the law of man, He fought it and He died as a result of that, he was murdered, martyred, crucified. For the believer we must know that these bodies planted perishable will grow again imperishable, these earthly marriages, lovers, friendships all dissipate at resurrection, why do we hold them so tight?
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Not love the people who love you, love the neighbor, love God above all. Loving unconditionally means love, compassion and kindness not pondering or accepting as truth the feelings of sinners, we must know the truth according to Gods word and stand in it. No amount of compassion should move you to renounce any part of God’s word, if you do know that you will be held accountable for that. Accept the person not the sin, love the soul involved but hate the act that is blinding them.
Jesus told us to watch and pray, resist temptation, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
The disciples were challenged to model Jesus, no home, no family, simply creatures of worship that gave all, even their lives for the cause. I see that today all over the world, never has it been more clear that persecution is going to be a factor. Be very wary of the ones saying we have overcome, peace is upon us. The supreme courts ruling is not a pass from the Almighty God, this is Satan all the way.
We are called to persevere, let go of all desires, they are the roots of sin. A Holy Life calls for control but don’t look for it alone. I have seen more humans “new leaf” they turn wither and die, flutter away into yesterdays news while they wallow in their mess unable to change, I lived this existence until very recently.
My life has it’s share of sexual impurity. I filled my desires with whatever felt good, crossing lines and searing my conscience to sin, it became easier and easier to get my fix, adultery became the norm. I negotiated with God and said you created me with all of this passion, it is not my fault that I need to express it how I see fit, after all it is my body. However, becoming a slave to it was so silent, I did not realize until I was over my head, I had notches in the bedpost, failed marriages, children, and a guilty collection of things I hid deep in my heart, I did not even bring them out to discuss with God, they were mine.
When fully broken my call came to repent, I had to get honest, it took me years, I used my sexual nature and beauty as a tool, I flaunted, I seduced, I used people and my body to get what I wanted. There is no cure for shame, I know what I had to give up, let go of and walk away from but it did not come easy. Don’t tell me you cannot be changed, you have to let go of who you are, all of it.
I feel for the ones saying I was born this way. So was I. I did not change me, God changed me. I laid down my list of conquests, I relinquished my sexuality, I let go of the sin that was so heavy on my mind and held me a prisoner in torment. He washed my mind clean and restored my thoughts with purity and wholeness.
Miracles happen every day and miracle are blocked every day. Belief is at the core, our minds become closed to the mystery of transformation, we think we need to be at the helm directing the vessel. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Hell is the truth seen too late. Food for thought.
I cannot judge you sinner who reads this. I am filthier than you are, I am the least of these but He calls me flawless and I believe Him.
I love you,