This is an incredible age we live in with politicians defining and redefining marriage. Marriage is a divine institution from God. One major problem is that even pastors are blurring the lines on this subject.
Notice: God is in the union – introducing Adam to Eve.
Gen. 2:24 – Spiritual & Physical Union
Eph 5:18 – “…be filled with the spirit;”
Marriage MUST have a spiritual beginning.
Eph. 5:30 – “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.”
1 Cor. 12 – Christ’s Body – UNITY
In this spiritual union, God does the joining spiritually and man does the joining physically.
n There is a serious lack of HONOR amongst Christians today. Maybe this explains a lot of the marriage problems, family problems, and other problems within the church.
Matt. 1:18-23 – God considered Mary & Joseph married though they were not physically joined.
Matt. 1:15 – God considers them to be married and the scriptures place Jesus’ birth after the marriage of Joseph & Mary.
Matt. 1:24-25 – There was no physical relationship until AFTER Mary gave birth to her first-born son.
John 4:13-18 – Jesus gives her an order and tries to get her under conviction so that there can be a true change.
– Sex outside of marriage does NOT mean that you are married to that person.
– THERE WAS NO SPIRITUAL UNION HERE
Spirituality should have a change in our lives.
We need to make sure that our children understand that they need a spiritual union with God.
Jesus pointed to her sin because she needed to understand that she needed to deal with this sin.
John 4:29 – She admits that he is the Christ.
John 3:8 – The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
THE SPIRIT DID SOMETHING IN HER LIFE!
Dealing with living water – Jesus wanted her to have a contrite heart.
Prov 5:15 – 19, Song of Solomon 4:15 – living waters = marriage
A husband and wife should enjoy each other’s body like someone enjoys fruit.
Eph 5:26 – Sanctify = Set apart as a HOLY Marriage & cleanse with the washing of water by the word.
Adam did the physical union and God did the spiritual union.
Prov. 5:8, 19 – “…be thou ravished always with her love.”
Ravish – to delight with ecstasy, to transport
Why be ravish w/ a stranger? (Prov. 5:20)
Prov. 5:21 – “For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.”
This is some pretty powerful stuff! I hope that you were as edified spiritually as I was by this and trust that we will see you on Sunday!