Saturday, July 11, 2020

His Covenant

 

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What do you have a marriage or a Covenant? In the beginnings there is God, in the middle there is God, and in the End there will be God.

For a covenant to take place this must be Holy Ground.

God is a covenant –making, covenant-keeping, covenant –revealing, and a Covenant- Enabling God. The general purpose for a covenant is to provide a binding sense of commitment to an interpersonal relationship. God alone has the mind, authority and the ability to make them effective. Each divine covenant will basically have three parts to it The Words, The Blood, and the Seal. The Words/ Promises of the covenant (God the Father Originator, ), The Blood of the Covenant (the Son Jesus the sacrifice of body and blood, ratifier of the covenant), and The Seal of the Covenant (the Holy Spirit The executor to carry out the will and testament of the Father and the Son, The completor, fulfiller of the covenant)

COVENANT a contract or agreement between two parties. In entering into a convenant, Jehovah was solemnly called on to witness the transaction (Genesis 31:50), When studying the nine major covenants ( see if you can find all nine) of the bible you need to be able to discern rather the covenant was between God and Man or if it was made between men.

A Covenant Signifies a mutual understanding between two or more parties, each binding himself to fulfill specified obligations; a legal contract; a binding agreement, a written agreement, It also refers to a solemn agreement to do or not to do a certain thing. The ordinance of marriage was instituted in Paradise The place of the glorified spirits. paradeisos, Greek 3857, Strong’s

paradeisos, par-ad'-i-sos; of Oriental origin [compare Hebrew 6508 (pardec)]; a park, i.e. (special) an Eden (place of future happiness, "paradise") :- paradise. The marriage compact is called "the covenant of God" (Proverbs 2:17), because the marriage was made in God's name. Confirmed with an oath. And Binding.

Marriage is said to be "honourable" , Hebrews 13:4 (KJV)

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Marriage is a divine ordinance with signs or pledges You know the part where you said I---- Promise to-----.

It is not an everlasting Covenant. It has a period of time stated concerning its duration. Until death do us part. Webster says, "Marriage; The state of being married; wedlock; the act of marrying or the ceremony entered into by a man and a woman so as to live together as husband and wife". This could be two people with a paper that says you are married.

Vows are Solemn promises made to God. Psalm 76:11

voluntary promises which, when once made, were to be kept if the thing vowed was right. Remember we must forgive 70X7 per day. If we believe God then we should trust God to handle what is needed in the marriage. Remember that the two of you are not exactly alike. Don't criticize her for not knowing how to change the oil in the car, It is a needed thing and don't criticize Him for not knowing how to plan a meal which is also needed. We are to compliment each other. You do what you can do well and let your spouse do what they can do well. Compliment each other , work together so that all things can be done. Get a life!!!! Do your portion in the marriage. If you have a life doing what God called you to do you wouldn't be so focused on what the other party isn't doing. And most of all you wouldn't be so dependent on your spouse. If he works out of town you should be ready to celebrate his return, not complain that he was gone( making a living).

So you may ask how do I get out of this convenant. First with much prayer, Good godly council, and agreement. There are some cases where separation may be required, (physical abuse), Give God time to fix first you and then your spouse. Did you married before you were saved? You have to truly examine if this is a covenant before God. And if not , as a Christian you have to have the faith that God does honor your marriage therefore having access to fix it.

Divorce was restricted by our Lord to the single case of adultery (Matthew 19:3-9). Matthew 19:1-9 (KJV)

And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; [2] And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.

[3] The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? [4] And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, [5] And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? [6] Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. [7] They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? [8] He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. [9] And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

I hear people say all the time I must to have been crazy to marry Him/ Her. Now you say I made a Mistake. Or I was wrong for choosing you. I don't think so. No one, I mean No one could talk you out of marrying that person or talk you into waiting. We often forget what blew our minds. What caught your affection for this person you now call spouse? Something had to blow your mind for you to say I DO. Or to say I Love You and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. What Blew your Mind.

The Key to a successful marriage in Christ is to think on these things;

Philip. 4:8 (KJV)

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.