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Permanency of Marriage

 

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Conclusion

If we continue in our present course, disaster and judgment are certain. We have rationalized adultery too long and have disregarded the clear teachings of Jesus and Apostle Paul on marriage and divorce. We cannot expect God to overlook our sinful behavior or make exceptions for us.

For I am the Lord, I do not change . . . You have gone away from My ordinances and have not kept them. Return to Me and I will return to you.

Malachi 3:6,7

How can we expect to walk victoriously with Christ when divorce and adultery plague the Church.

"We then, as workers together with Him, plead with you also that you not receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: 'I have heard you in an accepted time, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.' Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation"

(2 Corinthians 6:1-2)

If the Holy Spirit reveals to you that this message is truly the Word of God, then humble yourself before the Lord and repent if you are in sin. Resolve before the Lord that you will do whatever is necessary to be in a right relationship with Him - but wait on the Holy Spirit to reveal your course of action. The way the Holy Spirit directs you may be costly - perhaps it will be the hardest decision of your life. But if you remain in an adulterous relationship, the cost is even higher - for you will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven (Galatians 5:19-21).

No escape from marriage

The family kingdom is part of God's Kingdom. When you destroy the family kingdom, you are destroying God's Kingdom. The state cannot tolerate a Godly family. The state promotes divorce and instability in the family for the sole purpose of maintaining power over the people.

We have been flooded with books and pamphlets attempting to justify divorce and remarriage. They try to say the word "divorce" does not really mean "divorce." They attempt to undo the simple words of Christ with sophisticated arguments. These arguments sell books and tell people what their itching ears want to hear. But the Spirit of God's Word is not honored by these books.

The authors of these books are looking for loopholes in the Word of God, rather than seeking the Father's will. Jesus' words are plain, but even the apostles had difficulty accepting them. They said, "If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is better not to marry" (Matthew 19:10).

If we marry, divorce, and remarry, we are no better than the world - even the state sanctions such behavior. And look at the mess they have created with staged polygamy. Children do not even have the security of one father and one mother.

Jesus expresses the Father's will at Matthew 19:3-12. The permanency of marriage is confirmed at Matthew 19:12 when Christ speaks of eunuchs. A eunuch is a castrated male. Once castrated, a eunuch cannot go back. Once two become one flesh in marriage, they cannot be unmarried except through death. Marriage is not a civil contract. It is a permanent covenant.

Jesus knows this is a hard saying and adds, "all will not be able to receive it." There are many on the wide way to destruction, but narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and few there are who find it (Matthew 7:13-14). Let us seek the narrow gate.

Conform to the Will of God

There are many scenarios that can be played. Everybody has their sobbing story. They all want an exception to justify their living in an adulterous relationship. The Embassy of Heaven Church is only going to promote what Jesus Christ has to say about marriage. Unfortunately, we wake up today in the midst of an adulterous generation. Not only do we see people who are on their third, fourth and fifth marriages - but the land is also filled with sodomites. The family is crumbling.

The Embassy of Heaven Church preaches what the Scripture says. We will not be a harlot and join with the state in promoting polygamy. We are not going to try to justify the condition of the world today. We will stand firm. We will draw the line. Your first marriage is your only marriage. You have only one chance. That is it. You better make your marriage work because the Embassy of Heaven Church will not support divorce. It will not recognize divorce.

People say that adultery is just a little thing. Adultery is not a little thing. God doesn't like it. God says, "No," and Jesus confirms it. There is nowhere in the Scripture where Jesus sanctions adultery. Saddest of all, is that adulterers will not see the Kingdom of Heaven. The days ahead are similar to the days of Noah. There will be people partying. There will be people sleeping with one another. Everybody will be doing their perverse acts and all of a sudden the Lord will appear, as in Noah's day, and they will all be washed away.

We are talking about salvation. If I am concerned about my salvation, I am not going to be looking for my own personal justification to remain in sin. If God said, "No," then God said, "No." Therefore, I am going to be actively looking for God's will. I'm going to look in the Scripture. I'm going to see what Jesus has to say. Jesus made it very clear. It comes down to simply this - your marriage is your first marriage and your only marriage. That is it. Only death can break that covenant.

Jesus also says, "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." He asks, "What will you be doing when the Lord comes?" Will you be in drunkenness and carousing and adultery? Or will you be tending to what God has put in your hands? Will you be taking care of those whom he has entrusted to you?

You believe you have a Christian family. Take a close look at it. Is it based upon a Christian foundation? If not, I would be quickly putting my house in order. I don't know if the Lord is going to show up tomorrow. If He does, what is my condition? Will He be pleased with what I have done, or will He find me in an adulterous relationship?

I cannot make you do anything. I cannot make you repent of your adulterous relationship if you are in adultery. All I can do is preach it. If you do not receive my message, which I believe is the Lord Jesus Christ's message, then I take my peace back. I am not going to let it bother me. I have made my decision. I have laid my foundation. If necessary, I will even brush the dust off my feet. It is your decision. Choose whom you will serve today. This is your decision. Are you going to be of the Lord Jesus Christ, or are you going to be in sin and await God's judgment upon the world?

No matter how comfortable an adulterous relationship may seem, it is still sin. It is similar to a man who has many debts. He has a mortgage and he says, "Look at this house, it is so comfortable! It is warm and cozy. We have lovely curtains and many beautiful things. Look at all this antique furniture."

This man is not on a proper foundation. He does not own the house. He has a 30-year mortgage, which is a sin. He is owing somebody something. The only debt we are to owe is the continuing debt to love one another (Romans 13:8). In an hour when he knows not, all of a sudden this nice warm house will be taken from him because he cannot pay the mortgage. He is in sin.

The same thing is true in adultery. The adultery may be comfortable, but it is still sin and God is going to recall, and He recalls through judgment. If you get in and take care of it early and repent of your sin, then He will forgive. That is His promise.

My prayer for you is that you listen to the Word of the Lord. Take heed, prove all things. Act cautiously and quickly because you know not when your Lord will come. If you can set yourself free, do so. The Lord is looking for His bride and we are His bride. But if you don't have oil in you lamp, then you will not be able to enter. I pray that you go put oil in your lamp. Get yourself right with God so that He can receive you once again.

Our hearts go out to all of you who are no longer in a Godly marriage. We are praying that no matter how difficult it looks, that your marriage status be restored to that which God intended from the beginning. Nothing is impossible with God.

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