Sunday, July 8, 2012
July 8th “Adultery, Re-Marriage, Choices”
“Broken, Separated, Divorced”
"The world is the world and each individual belongs to God Almighty. Those”in and of” the world make a “choice” to serve their master “the deceiver”. Those who understand who God is; how He has made reconciliation for a broken relationship which cursed all men to death possible; and how faith and belief in His Son Jesus Christ gives individuals adoption into his family are not of this world. As His children, they are to follow Him and His Word and be obedient to His instruction. They still have free will and the ability to make choices. Some of those choices will bring them closer to God and some will strain the relationship. When we listen and follow what the world says, even from those who are our non Christian brothers and sisters who are not true believers, it is unacceptable! Marriage was given to all men, not just Christians.
Here’s what we know. This is not my words but His. Malachi 2:16: "I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel, "and I hate a man's covering himself with violence as well as with his garment," says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith. Ezekiel 16:59: “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will deal with you as you deserve, because you have despised my oath by breaking the covenant”. Matthew 19:9: “And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery” Proverbs 6:27-29: “Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.” Proverbs 14:1: “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” Romans 7:3: “So then, if she has sexual relations with another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress if she marries another man.” Ezekiel 16:38: “I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and who shed blood; I will bring on you the blood vengeance of my wrath and jealous anger.” Ezekiel 23:45: “But righteous judges will sentence them to the punishment of women who commit adultery and shed blood, because they are adulterous and blood is on their hands”.
Do these sound familiar? You never got over your pride or left the family you were born into and put your husband or wife first. You never really understood or tried to know them the way you should. Your pride and “self” didn’t allow you to seek God first. Your worry about what others may say instead of what God would say rules your life. You think that your “feel good” choices, your vote by the family you never left provided the right to make your choices. You put aside God’s Word and justified yourself by saying it was guilt trip. Money, pride, glitter and gold has separated you from God to whom you belong and are accountable to. You have torn down the house that was built, and opportunity to show your children what God’s Word means and how through all circumstances we are to follow, be obedient to and glorify Him. “Welcome to your new upcoming life.”
God is the God of forgiveness, the God who loves His own just because they are His. He wants you to stop, repent, rethink and turn around before it’s too late. If it is too late Ezekiel 23:49 says, “You will suffer the penalty for your lewdness and bear the consequences of your sins of idolatry. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.” God is not mocked and He alone judges.
There is faith. There is hope. There is love. The greatest of these is LOVE!"
“Soon you will stand once again with another face to face
Giving your word and promises, vows to be solidly in place
You’ve done that before, wasting the lives of others so much
Your spouse, your children as well as those you have touched
To know that your love was only in your “feelings” you had
No real life of meaning, purpose, or obedience, it’s so sad
But have a nice life on the new choices you have made
Watch carefully each day as the collector comes to be paid!”
“The life with Christ is a life of faith, hope and love. It’s faith in who Christ is and what He has done. It is knowing that He is in control of all things and the hope that brings. It is understanding that His use of you may mean uncomfortable circumstances and situations. It is believing that He will bring glory to Himself and you consider it a privilege that He is using you. It is being obedient in the face of all things. It is knowing in your very heart of hearts that His love provides life, both here and for eternity.”
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