“At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in Heaven.” Matthew 22:30
Here on Earth!
Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds of people came to Him, and as was His custom, He taught them.
Some Pharisees came and tested Him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”
“What did Moses command you?” He replied.
They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.”
“It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied. “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”
I was directed here for so many reasons:
1. HUGE decision! Counseling, management, advice, direction are definite! Not a ‘flighty’ decision!
Love? “Love – agape – is patient and kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.
Are you in Love, in love or lust? I add “in need” as an offshoot; “need”? Desire/want/need… Your other half! Not a throw-away light decision!
Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.
To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. 13And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. 14For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
But if the unbeliever leaves, let it be so. The brother or the sister is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace. How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?
Counseling has a HUGE part to play. Spend the ‘decision’ time on your knees, not in your heart! Need leading on this one.
I have heard of Married couples suggesting “ownership” in Heaven. This is really deep. We started off with the fact that we shall be as the Angel’s are at this present time.
Our Earthly bodies are so vastly beneath where the angel’s are at this time! Supernatural, Amen.
We have gone over this definition in the past, but let us revisit it:
- (Of a manifestation or event) attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature. “A supernatural being” Similar:Paranormal, psychic, magic, magical, occult, mystic, mystical, miraculous, superhuman, supernormal, hypernormal, extramundane, inexplicable, uncanny, unaccountable, unbelievable, nonrational, weird, mysterious, arcane, ghostly, phantom, spectral, otherworldly, unearthly, unnatural, unreal, fabulous, spooky. Opposite: Natural, Normal
- manifestations or events considered to be of supernatural origin, such as ghosts.
In the supernatural, we are Man (Male and Female) are created in The Image of God. It is a taboo to ever consider that there is an equal to our Father. God is The beginning of ‘Time’. God existed before ‘Time’, what we attempt to understand is inexplicable, we see vaguely throw a cloudy screen, then all will be clear.
“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then Face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” 1 Corinthians 12:13
We have a partial understanding.
Every time you and your spouse pray separately for one another, great things happen in your relationship.
Every time you and your spouse pray separately for one another, great things happen in your relationship. Prayer is truly powerful. But when you pray together, that power increases tremendously, and so do the results. Going to God in prayer as a couple benefits your marriage in several ways:
Prayer Promotes Unity
On the day you and your spouse were married, you became one in the eyes of God. From that moment on, however, there is still a process of becoming one in your everyday lives. The living out of this unity doesn’t just happen; it takes time and effort.
The most difficult thing about a marriage is that there are two people in it. If you were just trying to work through things by yourself, you could certainly do a good job of it. But in marriage you have to mesh your dreams, desires, attitudes, assumptions, needs and habits with those of your spouse. The effort to do so can cause strife. When you pray with your spouse, you are drawn into unity with God and, as a result, with one another.
Prayer Promotes Emotional Intimacy
Just as physical intimacy reaffirms your oneness, so does praying together. When you pray as a couple, you are not only communicating with God, but also with each other. You can learn so much about one another by sharing prayer requests and listening to each other pray.
Prayer Invites God Into Your Relationship
For a marriage to last and be happy and fulfilling, three parties need to be involved: the husband, the wife and the Lord.
All marriages have problems because they are made up of two imperfect people. But if you add the presence of a perfect God, then you have unlimited possibilities for drawing closer to what God intended for marriage. Whether that happens is determined by how frequently and how fervently God is invited into your relationship. The more you pray together, the more you will see God do great things.
I know that praying together works because I have seen its power demonstrated in my own marriage. Over the years my husband and I have struggled with many different issues, and at times I have felt that all hope was lost. Yet in those moments of despair, God intervened; He changed our hearts and taught us how to make our marriage whole.
Prayer Changes Relationships
Through the ups and downs of 34 years of marriage, my husband and I have changed a lot for the better. We’re not perfect — far from it — but we are living proof that by praying together, your relationship can change. A husband and wife certainly can’t change each other, and they can never change as much as they would like. But God can change them both if they invite Him to do so. No matter what struggles a couple have, if they keep praying together, they can see things turn around.
If you or your spouse feels uncomfortable or embarrassed praying out loud in front of the other, don’t be discouraged. Many people have felt that way and overcome it. Ask God to help you. Ask Him to teach you and your spouse how to pray together so you can have the marriage He wants you to have.
How to pray?
“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:6
We have needs/wants, it has been said:
The word of God is full of inspiring assurances of how God will provide for his followers. God is fully aware of our needs and the Bible tells us of how God wants us to come to him with every need and care and worry that we may have. We often turn to God for our physical needs but many (this writer included) fall short in asking God and seeking his provision for our spiritual and emotional needs. We must remember that when our focus is on God, and when our worldview about God shows that we believe that he is interested and cares about every area of our life; then we are starting to be in the place that God desires for us. That place will be where we talk constantly to God and listen for him to speak to us. There are many, many verses that speak about God’s provision for us. Here is a sampling, just 21 Bible verses about God’s provision for you to read and meditate on.
Luke 12:24 “Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!”
Bible Verses About God’s Provision
Genesis 3:21 And the LORD God made for Adamand for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.
Exodus 14:22 And the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters beinga wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
Job 38:41 Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God for help, and wander about for lack of food?
Psalms 34:10 The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
Psalms 81:10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Matthew 6:31-32 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Bible Quotes About Asking God For Our Needs
Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Matthew 7:11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask meanything in my name, I will do it.
John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
John 16:23-24 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
James 4:1-2 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passionsare at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
1 John 3:22 and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
Amen! God is concerned about every detail of our lives. I always thought of just asking for the “little things” and kind of scared to ask for bigger? Yes He loves us that He is concerned about the big things also. He is a good and perfect Father. He knows we need these things and He knows what is best for us. He won’t give us anything that will mess up our relationship with Him. Awesome article! Came just in time…Gods perfect timing!
2. A decision to be prayed on and led on. No matter what culture you are from, there is a ‘standard‘ that is maintained. There is a reason that formal introductions, dinners are had!
#11 above is key! Where do you go for help, assistance, direction.
From the earliest days of the Christian faith, Christians have honored marriage, or holy matrimony, as a divinely blessed, lifelong, monogamous union, historically limited to a man and a woman.
I aim to minimize on what needs to be read and now we focus on watching and hearing direction.
You may ask how, why did I end up ‘speaking’ about this? I will simply say, I was brought to understand by and through my history.