Marriage and Heaven

Nehemiah 13:23 In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab

Marriage is an extremely important issue. The wrong union is of extremely serious implications. You cannot be linked up with anyone as a child of God. Nehemiah was unhappy when he observed all kinds of marriages … many joined to the enemies of Israel unknowingly. The enemy understands that when he cannot cause a man or woman to fall, the best way to trip the saint is through wrong partnerships. This is of utmost importance especially to the young … this is one of the final issues pointed out in this important book. Many Christians still want counsel on that which God has made very clear. Women are attracted and caught up in strange lusts …and men want to get ahead …and marriage becomes a tool for convenience, self-improvement or just a means to satisfy lusts … no wonder Nehemiah is outraged.

God introduced stiff rules concerning marriage so that we understand that light cannot intermingle with darkness … so we know that in God – all is light and there is no trace of darkness…so we understand it is so easy to be impure, but keeping unstained requires sacrifice, determination and much discipline. A saint who has bought the mantra that he can live anyhow is already finished … while the one who sees a narrow road that few want to travel, sees a path that will lead to God’s heaven. Marriage has a strong impact on our chances of making heaven … take it very seriously.

Verses for further meditation
Mat 7:14; Prov 12:28

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders inspire through higher personal standards of conduct.

Suggestions for Prayer

Lord, keep me unstained – all of my days. Amen

As Nehemiah’s wall was built, so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste. Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts. I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

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Marriage

Nehemiah 10:30 And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

The first area to forbid was mixed marriages with the people of the land. The bond of marriage is considered to be extremely powerfully and God commanded against this. Marriage bonds with strangers were also considered to weaken resolve in times of battle and open doors for conspiracies. The principle is that of purity. Can Christians marry non-christians? Someone said once, you will by doing this be making satan your father in law and giving him rights to visit.

More importantly our partnerships count and will have implications if we do not share the same values with our partners. This does not mean to isolate ourselves but it certainly means to know that when values differ, you will have issues with achieving cohesion and may need more time to sell concepts. Successful organisations choose their boards carefully to ensure they have like-minded persons, who can share a common stake …

As for the question of marriage, it is only wise to give more attention to the choice of a life partner. A wrong choice can have very far reaching implications. The modern western culture trivialises marriage by introducing all sorts of new trendy contractual forms … these have only weakened the social fabric in those nations. Marriage is also God’s way to point to the union between Christ and His bride, the Church … an unconditional bond of love and grace that can never be broken or varied or modernised in any manner.

Heb_13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Verses for further meditation
2 Cor 6:14 ; Rev 19:9

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders are careful in scrutinizing their partners.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help me to expose all alliances around me that can hurt in future. Amen

As Nehemiah’s wall was built,  so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste. Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.

I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

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