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Emanna for 11/07/2018

Marriage Being Ordained by God (2)

Bible Verses

Gen 2:23 And the man said, this time this is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called woman because out of man this one was taken. (24) Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Words of Ministry

(Part 2 of 2) In Genesis 2 we see marriage in God's creation. In John 2, at the beginning of the Lord Jesus' ministry, there was also a wedding in Cana. During that wedding the Lord Jesus changed the water into wine. This shows that the Lord not only allowed marriage but even approved and endorsed it. The Lord Jesus not only attended the wedding but even enhanced it and made it better. It is clear that marriage was initiated by God and particularly approved by the Lord Jesus. Therefore, it is something entirely of God. Here we see the place of marriage before God. God's purpose is to have a husband and a wife, who will mutually help each other. Thus, He called Adam's wife a help meet. Help meet in Hebrew means someone who is meet to help. Here we find that God wants man to live in a corporate way, to have mutual fellowship, and to render mutual help. This is God's purpose. In his first Epistle, Peter said that the wives are "fellow heirs of the grace of life" (3:7). In other words, God delights to see husbands and wives serving Him together. God delighted to see Aquila and Prisca serving Him. He delighted to see Peter and his wife, Judah and his wife, serving Him together. One should not be a Christian alone but a Christian together with another person. One should not inherit grace alone but together with another person.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible (RcV) and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 452,454. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.