At first, I am very much happy to be able to bring this post to existence for this site’s readers, who wants to have in-depth knowledge on marriage and understand its mystery. I say may all of you have an excellent happy marriage in life in Jesus name. Enjoy reading.
I am specifically creating this post for the purpose of enlightening and bringing joy to the mind of those who are already married that they have made the right choice, and as well to the mind of those who for one reason or the other have become single-married that they have not made any mistake at all, and also to bring joy and happiness to the mind of those who have not been married, most especially the youths, that marriage is one of the best ways I have ever so found to get perfect joy and happiness they wish for in life. I found marriage as one of the great ways you can really get your destiny fulfilled in life. Though singleness can do but makes this easier.
Singleness Is Not A Sin, But Marriage Is Much More Better
Though, singleness is not a sin, but life experiences and Scripture have taught me that singleness is never a perfect way to fulfill God’s covenant for one’s life, especially in the aspect of every day life victory and promise of blessing of multiplication and dominion that God promised in the book of Genesis chapter 1: 28 that says “And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth” Therefore, as as result, I am centering this particular post on this topic “marriage: a gateway to lasting freedom”. Do you want and wish to enjoy the perfect life of freedom and fulfill your God’s given destiny? Then it’s good to understand how to make this possible, which begins simply with having a perfect marriage life, as our forefather, Adam, has said from the beginning of creations in the same book of Genesis chapter 2: 24 that “Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh“(RSV). Victory is more sure when battle involves two or more persons—Ecclesiastics 4: 12 “And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold is not quickly broken”. Life is full of battle, and it cannot be fought alone. Victory is in multitude.
Brief Biblical Definition Of Marriage
Before we proceed, I feel it’s good that we have brief definition of what marriage means though, I know that marriage’s meaning is not something new to you, but this has to be done for the purpose of deepening our discussion: I will first give its general definition and then the Biblical one (the Christian’s in number 3 and 4) under here:
Generally, as you must have known that marriage means: the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship (historically and in some jurisdictions specifically a union between a man and a woman)—Google search.
Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognized union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws—Wikipedia
Christian (Biblical) definition:
***Marriage is a divine covenant, institution, union established between a spiritually matured man and woman who have agreed to be committed to each other as husband and wife and come together in love and understanding to be one forever.
Marriage is a vicarious gift from God given to man to ease him of his unwholesome conditions in the garden of Eden.
How Is Marriage A Gateway To Lasting Freedom?; How Is Man In Bondage?
Recently, someone asked, “please how has marriage become a perfect gateway to freedom and how man is in bondage?” Immediately after that question, I understood that the question was born out of reflective thinking as a result of lack of knowledge about this. And then, I answered by asking by asking him back this question:”do you ever know the real state of our forefather (the state of man), Adam, the first man in creation, in the garden of Eden?” He said “know”. Then I began my answer to his question by digging and expounding deep on how marriage began and the major reason God had it in mind to bring about the existence of woman, which immediately lead to the establishment of marriage in the garden of Eden, as seen in the Scripture, Genesis chapter 2: 18, “Then the Lord God said, ‘it’s not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him”. Man was in total state of need. What kind of need? An helper, a true companion who would always be there for him. He was in dire need of somebody who will be his companion, a person who will be beside him permanently to be comforting him whenever he seems to be in despair. Man was in this state before God came to intervene and said in the book of Genesis 2: 18: “then the Lord God said ‘it’s not good that the man should be alone; I will make an helper for him”‘. To know how man is bondage, please continue reading from below because there I explain in detail how man is in bondage and how God came to his rescue by providing him a perfect means to get out of it:
Man In Bondage Of Lonesomeness And Fall, But Marriage Gives Freedom And Dominion To Him
Man was totally in bondage of lonesomeness, a state of despair and depression at times, and he was doing everything alone without anyone to put a smile on his face and to keep him warm: and no one to help or come to his rescue if anything bad should happen to him—he was in complete state of hopelessness. Yes, it took man a while to find way out of the prison of lonesomeness. Don’t you know that being alone in one place, where you find no one to speak to you to comfort you when you are in trouble, or to advice you when you need advice, is one of the greatest and the most serious state of bondage in life? If you don’t know, lonesomeness or being alone is bondage, and it’s one of the most critical and dangerous state any human being can find himself in life. Being alone is no different from being in prison, don’t you know? It’s this state Mr. Adam was before God vicariously decided to change the situation for him by bringing about the existence of our foremother, Eve. Eve came to existence, and immediately everything changed for Adam. Until God intervened, Adam was not in suitable state. And the moment the woman came existence, Adam knew and understood by instinct the important of the existence of the woman in his life, and he said in the book of Genesis 2: 23 “this at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman because she was taken out of man” . I strongly love believe in a verse in the Scripture, ecclesiastics 4: 9-12 which says: “two are better than one, because they have good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up. And if two lie together, they are warm; but how can one be warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him…” .
God sees that Adam needs warmth and good reward in life for his toil on the surface of the earth, and that he also needs to rise again if he falls, though he (God) knows he would surely fall, but he needs somebody who would be with him to lift him up from the fall, hence the importance of marriage in the life of man. Adam was in total bondage of living alone in that thick wilderness until God saw, open his eyes to his condition.
Singleness Is Not A Sin But Marriage Makes Life More Easier And Comfortable
I have done a deep study and research on marriage, and I have found out that though singleness is not a sin, but marriage makes life more easier and comfortable to live than when being in single state. I have said previously on a page of this same site that singleness is not a sin because Bible does not say to remain unmarried is a sin, but the reason for which someone decides to remain single is what can make it a sin. Apostle said in his exhortation to the people of Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 7: 1 “…it’s well for a [any] man not to touch a [any] woman”. Let me expound this: by the words ‘well’ and ‘touch’ in the Bible verse quoted here”: What Mr. Paul specifically means by these words, that’s, by the word “well”: part of speech: adjective, is that, it’s good, proper, and reasonable for any man not to touch [lay hands sexually on, or have a sexual contact with] any woman, let alone taking her for marriage. And by the word ‘touch’: part of speech: verb, that’s, to lay hands, or be in contact sexually with any woman for any reason, let alone taking for marrying. Apostle Paul shows here that this statement is not a command but it’s an exhortation basically for the sole purpose of his (man’s) service to God and for freedom from this world anxieties (distractions) that takes away the mind of man from God and his service to him. 1: Corinthians 7: 28: “But if you marry, you do not sin, and if a girl marries she does not sin. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare (I would not want that for you) you that, and 32 says further: I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to please the Lord; but the married man is anxious about worldly affairs, how to please his wife, and his interest are divided. And the unmarried woman or girl is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to be holy in the body and spirit; but the married woman is anxious about worldly affairs, how to please her husband“. For instance, if somebody decided to not marry purposely because he or she wants to satisfy his or her sinful heart desire, then he or she commits a great error. Yes, if it’s upon this sinful reason somebody has decided not to marry, this singleness becomes error, but a situation where somebody has decided to remain unmarried because he or she wants to dedicate his or her life entirely to the service of God, then such a person does not commit any error.
The fact here is that it’s not bound upon anybody by law to get married under force, but the Bible states clearly the major importance of marriage, as it very better than singleness. But, if you chose to remain unmarried for the reason of your service to God and to make heaven, then you make good decision, but don’t commit secret sins, as this will serious mistake you will ever make in your life. You are free to choose the state that suits you best.
Marriage Is A Gateway To—Rule—Dominion
Taking a close look at how God created man, in his own image, one could clearly understand that He has special plans for him, of which marriage has been discovered to be the major one. From study, I have come to understand that God instituted marriage, most importantly, for man to rule the earth and everything in it. Therefore, here is a rare indisputable fact about marriage: any couples who deeply understand the meaning of marriage covenant and that stay together in it are bound to really enjoy dominion in all ramifications (in every aspect of their life.
The Key To Enjoy This Rule (dominion)
This is the major mystery behind marriage and family dominion. I observed that for a couple (husband and wife) to enjoy all-around family dominion, there must be an in-depth agreement and understanding between them. This is the number one key to unleash full ruling potential of marriage and this automatically opens the door to full family dominion. Misunderstanding leads to disappointment, and if this have a place between husband and wife, then the door to this family dominion, divine ruling, will be automatically shut beyond capacity. The Bible says “two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour” “for if they fall, one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up“
Marriage unleashes full dominion potential in man and woman the moment they are declared as husband and wife. This is why Satan always keeps his eyes on marriage for destruction because he knows what’s behind it more than you do. Be careful!