He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled
King James Version (KJV)
2 years ago, I attended my friend’s wedding. It was quite a spectacular occasion graced by many whom I was very fond of from youth. The clergy did one of the most commemorable things that can ever be done at any wedding service, leave alone the part where the bride has to be kissed; He actually decided to make the sermon short, very short. In fact, there was no sermon as I can recall, He only read a scripture which then ushered me to a better understanding of Gods’ heart and His word.
It quickly began to dawn on me for what purpose His word was written. The Bible must had been written for believers, them who can immediately respond to Gods word in obedience. When Paul was writing his letters which were addressed to churches, he was writing to them who had already acknowledged Christ as their Lord and savior, but really needed to be guided on some issues that had come their way.
I then acknowledged that some of the scriptures read on marriage were actually written for believers. Them who recognize those words as having come from God, with the capability to exert the power needed to transform and lead us to pleasing Him.
Then today I can only but recall something from the meditation of my heart, “ You cannot counsel a demon spirit that is inside someone. That has to be cast out.” When someone is only driven by their own lust to engage in marriage, we have to realise that no amount of counselling them or even praying for them can amount to anything. That unclean spirit has to be cast out. You have to lead them first to repentance, not for the sake of marriage, but them being in union with Christ.
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