MARRIAGE & SEX “WORTH CONSIDERING” 9/6/21 Ken Smith<><
Sure prayed a lot before I started on this paper. What a difficult subject to deal with in the light of God with today’s obsessions. So to understand what was the original vision we need to go back in time. Marriage and Sex was obviously one of God’s most wonderful of creations along with the beauty and design of the physical body to help enjoy it. The muscle efficiency or a lobster is much better than ours but are you not more happy with the skin? The human Body expresses a beauty of God that is unique beyond words. Originally making Children was a joyful painless event prior to the rebellion and bad tree experience. On the farm where I grew up reproduction was as natural with the animals around us as breathing. But with Adam’s departure from learning from GOD to learning from lucifer we see big changes in protection, pain and provision. By the way, it was note an apple on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil but simple a fruit. Think of it as a NO! Fruit tree rather than a YES fruit tree as with the rest of the whole Garden. This NO! tree was allowed for the exercise and growth of free will and for the experience of love. True Love, God’s kind of love, can only exist in a state of Free will.
But what I am getting at is that the creation of sex, in the beginning, was a wonderful intimate way of expressing love in a spiritual, mental and physical way in a Life time union. It was a divine glue to hold a husband & wife in a family bonding for a life time. And in that divine union of marriage to be safe from S.T.D’s and having unwanted children who wold be neglected and perhaps lost to the enemy. Of course this is the God ideal position for the experience of sex which is not see very often today. If fact I know of so called Christians living in fornication openly as OK with no plans at all concerning children or home stability..
I ask the LORD one time, long ago as to HIS definition of Marriage. He said to my heart, “ Marriage is a life time commitment of a man and a woman to become one. (This would be much like Adam in his creation prior to Eve of being like the Father, Word and Holy Spirit in a simple form. And then Eve was divided from Adam and took more the nature of the Holy Spirit with her.. And that the life time pledge was to be witnessed openly. In marriage today in Rev.13, Paul writes to also be submitted to the local govt. So in the U.S. that would mean some paper work for a sexual union for the protection of the family and children. Of course I fully realize that most will hit the delete button about now. But if you hang in there I have a lot more from the Holy Spirit to share on this subject.
So lets start with the Old Testament, it seems that the early time in world history sound like much of what is going on today when we consider Noah , Duet. 6:5-7, “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually. 6 And the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved at heart. 7 So the Lord said, I will destroy, blot out, and wipe away mankind, whom I have created from the face of the ground. So GOD reduced the population down to Noah and family or 4 couples and started over again with the human race. Now we appear to be returning to the same kind of a civilization in moral values so Jesus is sharing with us, and notice in verse 40 we have an event like the flood of lifting one out but leaving another.
Matt.24:37-42, “ As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For just as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, [men] marrying and [women] being given in marriage, until the [very] day when Noah went into the ark, 39 And they did not know or understand until the flood came and swept them all away—so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 At that time two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken and one will be left. 42 Watch therefore [[t] give strict attention, be cautious and active], for you do not know in what kind of a day [[u] whether a near or remote one] your Lord is coming….
If we consider the lives of them Biblical men we can learn a whole lot about our situation.
Adam Listened to his wife, we died. A woman tends to live by emotions and intuition.
Abraham, Was told to wait for a son. Sarah encouraged, we got Ishmail & (Islam)
Isaac, Did well, waited on Dad to get him a wife and got a good one.
Jacob, He was a rascal but had a lot of faith and basically founded the Jewish nation.
Moses, 40 years learning Egypt, 40 unlearning Egypt, Delivered Israel from slavery.
Samson, Judge in Israel, got clipped by a women, blinded, ground grain, restored in end.
David, Murdered Uriah, slept with his wife, Truly Repented, We got the Psalms.
Solomon, Stupid, wise man. Brought idiolatry into Israel and destroyed his kingdom.
We have a lot to learn from each of the lives of these men to give us wisdom.
For marriage where one is Christian: 1 Cor 6:13-16, 1 Peter 3
Authority: Eph.5:22-33, Gen.3:16, Prov. 31:10
Wives 1 Cor. 7: 10-11, 1 Tim. 2:11-15
Teaching: 1 Tim. 5:1-3, 1 Tim. 5:13-15
Widows: James. 1:26-27, 1 Tim. 5:16, 1 Tim 5:11, 1 Cor, 7:7-9
Sex: Hebrews 13:3-5, Song of Solomon Chapters 1-8, (Some feel this is porn, but others feel it is a true expression of married physical love as it should be and as Christ’s love for HIS Church. This is yet a big mystery.
Children: Eph. 6:1–24
Work: Prov.31:10, 1 Tim. 5:7-9, Col 3:22-24, 1 Cor. 4:12, 2 Thess. 3:9-11
Divorce: 1 Cor. 7:15, Matt.5:32, Matt. 22:25-30
It should be understood that there is no New Testament record of women ever being given authority over men in marriage or the Church. Only a Righteous and Holy man can teach another man how to be Righteous and Holy as a man. Men under women tend to remain as children, emotionally. Romans 16:7 has to do with a married couple, Andronicus and Junia who God sees as a married team in the work of the ministry and as one. Eph. 5:31-32.
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