I was part of a wedding ceremony this past week, which, for me, is one of the happiest services a pastor performs. A wedding is full of excitement and hope for the future. With that said, it can be easy to get caught up in the preparation and pageantry of the ceremony, causing those involved to forget the sacredness of the vows that the bride and groom exchange.
A marriage between a man and a woman is God’s design. God established the marriage covenant in Genesis 2:24, God after introducing Adam to his beautiful wife, Eve; wrote, in His Book, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (NKJV)
After exchanging the sacred vows of marriage the two become one in the flesh. Jesus uses the sacredness of the marriage covenant to describe our union with him, “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready” (Revelation 19:7 NKJV).
After accepting Jesus, as Lord and Savior, we are joined together with Him in one Spirit: the two become one—sound familiar. The oneness begins when salvation washes over our soul and the Holy Spirit begins the cleaning process. Christ lives within each one of his covenant children, and that bond should not be broken.
Jesus testified to the sacredness, in the eyes of God, of the marriage covenant, “So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:6 NKJV). God’s intention for husband and wife was to be joined together, as man and wife, becoming one in the flesh. And the two becoming one, being joined to God, through the Spirit of God. That is God’s formula for a successful marriage, family, and life.
Sin has gotten in the way of God’s perfect plan for Mankind destroying the oneness that God desperately wanted to share with us, but God has a remedy for that separation: accepting, by faith, the death of Christ on the cross for the forgiveness of sin. So easy to do. Just turn from you sins, accept Christ’s sacrifice for your sins, and allow Him to rule in your life. Make that life transforming decision today.
God bless you,