Friday, August 9, 2013

“The Promise of MARRIAGE – 101” …Blog.

“The Promise of MARRIAGE – 101” …Blog.

*** (Mark 10:6-to-10) But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
(Mar 10:7) For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife.
(Mar 10:8) And the two of them shall be one flesh. So then they are No longer two, but one flesh.
(Mar 10:9) Therefore what God has joined together, let Not man put apart.

*** (Psalms 127:1) A Song of degrees for Solomon. Unless the LORD Jehovah builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD Jehovah keeps the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

*** (Luke 14:26-27-28) If anyone comes to Me [Jesus] and does Not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he Cannot be My disciple.
(Luke 14:27) And whoever does Not bear his cross and come after Me, he Cannot be My disciple.
(Luke 14:28) For which of you, intending to build a tower, does Not sit down first and count the cost, whether he may have enough to finish it;

*** (Ephesians 5:21-to-24) submitting yourselves to one another in the fear of God.
(Eph 5:22) Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
(Eph 5:23) For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.
(Eph 5:24) Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.


What do You know about… “Long Distance Relationships”…? I do know, that they “Do Not Work!” In any relationship: there must be a: “Give & Take”…! One sacrifices their wants for the other! It may also mean, Not being able to visit ‘Family’ on specific holidays. Because people do Not know “How to Wait”: they often bring in “Bad Baggage” from: a former relationship. The “Biblical Mandate for Virginity” for BOTH: the Man & the Woman! This is Not: ‘Followed or Practiced’ today! Sexual promiscuity and STD’S [Sexually Transmitted Diseases]… will surely be a hindrance to any ‘Marriage!’ Right away someone will say, “Doesn’t’ Christ FORGIVE our SIN”…? He ONLY forgives the SIN/SINS of those Who: are TRULY BORN AGAIN: being Justified by His, “Grace, Mercy & Love!” But when an Alcoholic comes to Christ: does HE ‘Automatically Heal’ their “Diseased Liver”…? Or the person who has an Incurable STD: Does Christ ‘Automatically Heal’ there sick body…? Absolutely NOT!

*** (Galatians 6:7-8-9) Do Not be deceived, God is NOT Mocked. For Whatever a man sows, that he also will Reap.
(Gal 6:8) For he sowing to his Flesh will reap corruption from the Flesh. But he sowing to the Spirit will reap life everlasting from the Spirit.
(Gal 6:9) But we should Not lose heart in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not faint.

*** (1Timothy 5:24-25) Some men's sins are Open beforehand, going before to Judgment. And some they also Follow After.
(1Tim 5:25) Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand, and those who are otherwise cannot be hidden.

*** (1Corinthains 6:18-19-20) Keep on running away from SEXUAL Immorality. Any other sin that a person commits is outside his body, but the person who Sins Sexually: Sins against his own body.
(1Cor 6:19) You know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit: Who is in you, Whom you have received from God, don't you? You do Not belong to yourselves,
(1Cor 6:20) Because you were bought for a price. Therefore, glorify God with your bodies.

“In a ‘Relationship’ – 101”…Blog.               

Recently, one of my FB friends… asked me for “Biblical Counsel” on this matter. She had received a “Promise of Marriage”… without an “Engagement Ring!” What sort of Man, asks a woman for her hand in Marriage: without one? What man does NOT ask his ‘Father-in-Law’ for her “Hand in Marriage”…? Had he been previously “Married & Divorced”…? Did she ask Him…? What arrangements were being made for which country they would live in…? Is she willing to be “Absent from Him” for long periods: should his work require it…? What arrangements are made for her to return home, after the death of her “Father or Mother”…? What “Cultural Requirements” does she have in her country that she will be willing to “Give UP” to live in “His Country”…? There a myriad of questions that are needed to be Decided: “In Writing!” No, I am not saying a: “Pre-Nuptial”, but a written understanding on Both their parts. Forgoing these will ONLY cause problems: down through, “Time & Distance!” Suppose “He or She” was to die, where would their “Child Live & with Whom”…? Does either have a “Medical Power of Attorney” & “A Living Will”…? Who then makes these decisions…? “Where” will either be buried and “How [Cremation]”…? What about if ‘One’ has been “Divorced”…?

… Why does the Church “FORBID” a homosexual to ‘Practice’… and then “ALLOW” Divorced & Remarried Christians [?]: Mark 10:11-12… to continue to Practice their “Christian ADULTERY”…?  What happened to… “Proverbs 28:13” & “Romans 6:1-2”...?

(1Corinthains 7:10-11-39) And unto the married I command, yet Not I, But the LORD, Let NOT the wife Depart from her husband:
(1Cor 7:11) But and if she Depart; let her remain Unmarried; or be Reconciled to her husband: and let “NOT” the husband ‘Divorce’ his wife.
(1Cor 7:39) The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband Lives, but if her husband sleeps in death, she is at liberty to be remarried to whom she will, only in the Lord.

“Remain ‘Unmarried’ or ‘Be Reconciled’ – 101” …Blog

*** (1Corinthians 14:40) Let = ‘All’ things = be done Decently = and = in Order.

*** (Jeremiah 12:5) If you have run with footmen, and they wore you out, then how can you compete with horses? And if you feel secure in the land of peace [Good Times]; then how will you do in the swelling of the Jordan [Bad Times]?

*** (Matthew 16:26) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

“In Exchange for your SOUL – 301” …Blog. [3/?]  [Debt]
SOME irresponsible Men have “Debt”…! Likewise, are they to marry a Woman: who also has “DEBT”…? Neither has any ‘Idea’ how to: ‘Spend or Save’ money either!  What about a written “Life Plan” to know How to deal with Finances: “Before Marriage”…? One ‘rule of thumb’ I like to keep… “What You Own: Owns You with DEBT!” And Yes, I do know: “The Just will Live by Faith”…! But I also know… “Stupid IS as Stupid Does”…! The “Salvation & Spiritual Maturity” of the couple: will have a lot to do with that “Promise of Marriage!” The most important THING… is their… “Relationship with Christ Jesus” & “Obedience to His Holy Word”…! I always ask the Couple…
“Did You ask Christ Jesus IF: you should marry “_______” [insert name]…? Then did You wait for… “His Peace”… in response to that “Question?” Please answer, “Yes or NO”…?

*** (2Corinthains 6:14-to-18) Do NOT be unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship does Righteousness have with Lawlessness? And what partnership does Light have with Darkness?
(2Cor 6:15) And what agreement does Christ have with Belial [Satan]? Or what part does a Believer have with an Unbeliever?
(2Cor 6:16) And what Agreement does a temple of God have with Idols? For you are the temple of the living God, as God has said, "I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people."
(2Cor 6:17) Therefore come out from among them and be separated, says the Lord, and do Not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive you
(2Cor 6:18) and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

*** (Isaiah 32:17) And the work of righteousness shall be Peace; and the service of righteousness shall be Quietness and Hope forever.

*** (1Corinthains 14:33) For God is Not the author of confusion, but of Peace, as in all churches of the saints.

*** (2Corinthains 10:3-to-6) Of course, we are living in the flesh, but we do Not fight in a fleshly way.
(2Cor 10:4) For the weapons of our warfare are Not those of the flesh. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down arguments
(2Cor 10:5) and every proud obstacle that is raised Against the knowledge of God, taking every thought Captive: in order To Obey Christ.
(2Cor 10:6) We are ready to punish every act of disobedience [Romans 6:1-2 & Proverbs 28:13] when your obedience is complete. [1John 1:5-to-10]

“Bad Boys & ‘Sweet Girls?’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 22:40-4142) And when He [Jesus] was at the place, He said to them, Pray that you do NOT: enter into temptation.
(Luke 22:41) And He [Jesus] was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw. And He kneeled down and prayed,
(Luke 22:42) saying, Father [God], IF You are willing, remove this cup from Me. Yet NOT My will, but Yours be done.

“Singleness – 101” …Blog.
*** (2Corinthains 13:5) examine yourselves; whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Do you Not know your own selves; that Jesus Christ is in you [Romans 8:9]; unless you are reprobates?

*** (Acts 17:11) These people were more receptive than those in Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive the WORD, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if those things were so. [Or NOT!]

“Soul Mate? – 101”…Blog. [1/2]

*** (Amos 3:3) Can Two walk together “Unless” they are Agreed?

*** (Amos 3:3) Can Two walk together “Unless” they are Agreed?

*** (Amos 3:3) Can Two walk together “Unless” they are Agreed?

The More: You get settled before the “Engagement”… the “LESS”… You will have to settle AFTER: You are Married…! There is so very much MORE: that could be shared: but please use this as ONLY: “As a Starting Point!”

One more time… “Did You ask Christ Jesus IF: you should marry “_______” [insert name]…? Then did You wait for… “His Peace”… in response to that “Question?” Please answer, “Yes or NO”…?

*** (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let us hear the Conclusion of the “Whole Matter”. Fear God; and keep His commandments. For this is the whole Duty of man.
(Eccl 12:14) For God shall bring ‘Every’ work into judgment; with ‘Every’ secret thing; ‘whether’ it is Good; or ‘whether’ Evil.

Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!