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Kingdom Marriage 1 - Overview

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"This is a great mystery,

but I speak concerning Christ and His People,"

Ephesians 5'31-32.

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Beginning with being betrothed and ending with death marriage is an all-encompassing relationship, second only to the believing couple's life with the Lord.

Loving and living with another person every day means experiencing a many faceted life that brings blessings and challenges - and reveals much about one's self.

So a Kingdom couple's marriage is intimacy indeed.

Although as individuals they each are in a personal relationship with the Lord, they go before the Father hand-in-hand, as it were, to commit to Him and pray about their daily life together.

This is the foundation of Kingdom wedding-marriage. It's by the word of Christ, through the Spirit, in God's grace.

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In Jesus' day the pattern of wedding-marriage was based on the Law of Moses. But, as with everything, Jesus the Anointed One transformed it by His New Covenant.

Following on from Jesus, at Pentecost the Holy Spirit brought the fulfilled New Covenant with Him and Kingdom wedding-marriage was part of it.

He brought the possibility the New Covenant Kingdom of God being the context in which Believers could live their lives.

In this context those who are attracted to one another and desire a deeper association can have their relationship grow in a way that acceptable to the Lord.

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When some Pharisees were challenging Jesus about divorce, He reminded them that marriage is to be according to God. He quoted Genesis 2, referring them to "the beginning":

"... Have you not read He who made them at the beginning made them male and female said

‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh’.

So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate," Matthew 19'4-6.

Godly marriage is sanctified by God and is a reflection of the relationship of Christ to His People as His "Bride".

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