A covenant is a solemn contract, oath, or bond, “Wikipedia.”
A marriage is a bond, a sharing of souls, a lifelong kinship that supersedes family and friends. When you take an oath of marriage, you are committing your life to your spouse; for better and for worse, in sickness and in trials, till death parts you on this earth.
There are a few exceptions to this rule, i.e., infidelity, abuse and or abandonment. These acts of selfishness and cruelty by a spouse are not of a sound mind and are not bound by the rule of covenant law.
4 And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Matt 19:4-6)
When you bond with another in marriage, you are in covenant not only with your spouse but also with God Almighty. It was God who initiated the need for marriage between a man and a woman.
18 And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
23 And Adam said:
“This is now bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.” (Genesis 2:18,21-23)
All throughout history and, I imagine, far into the future, societies have and will continue to thwart God’s perfect plan for covenant marriage between a man and a woman. Our world today is inundated with immorality by the movers and shakers in the advertising, political arena, film and music industries, etc., to promote their liberal agendas which is corroding the moral foundation of civilized society.
What is totally outrageous is how elected and appointed government officiaries, chosen for office to champion for their constituents for the betterment of a civilized society, are so easily coerced and swayed away from a rational and intelligent morality; choosing to implement a destructive and corrosive, progressive, liberal venue is beyond me. Civilized societies that adhere to God’s perfect plan survive; those that do not decay into the mists of history.
26 “Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: 27 the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you today; 28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, (Deut 11:26-28)
“But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: (Deut 28:15)
14 “But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, 15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16 I also will do this to you:
I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart.
And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.” (Leviticus 26:14-16)
The Holy Bible is the very foundation of law, written to guide man through the highs and lows of life. The Old Testament is an account of a nation-The New Testament is an account of a man, Jesus, and His Church.
The Ten Commandments are a summation of God’s Laws, easily remembered but hard to comply with because we are a sinful and arrogant species (Exodus 20).
The compliance to and the total disregard of the Ten Commandments is the separation point between the moral conservatives and the immoral progressives around the world.
We live in a fast paced, want it now, get it quick world. Do not be caught up in the cosmopolitan liberal progressive movement that is sweeping the world today. Stand up for righteousness, morality, and your right to freedom of conscience.
Marriage is the rock of society, a firm foundation of stability and the nucleus of a strong society. To allow the destruction of the marriage covenant by implementing homosexual unions as a marriage equal to God’s Covenant will bring destruction and disease to the nation that implements it within its society.
God is speaking His will to all of us, warning not to conform to the New World Order, but to choose good over evil and to honor our covenants.
If you make a promise to God, it will go well for you if you keep it.
5Then a voice came from the throne, saying:
“Praise our God,
all you his servants,
you who fear him,
both small and great!”
6Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
For our Lord God Almighty reigns. (Rev 19:5-6)
If you stop and desist in your hurriedness you will hear God’s quiet voice speaking to you: He does not shout, for then He would be like everyone else around you. He does not force you to listen or obey, but it will be to your detriment if you do not.
God is continually speaking to His people through His Holy Spirit. His desire is to fill Heaven with all His children for eternity. How sad it is that this will not happen, for sin cannot enter into the realm of Heaven. To enter into God’s Rest one must receive Jesus as Lord and confess and believe that He is The son of God.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
Jesus is the only way into Heaven; He is Heavens Gate.
When you are in covenant marriage, you and your spouse are God’s emissaries. When you proclaimed your wedding vows before the assembly, you were cementing your agreement to love, cherish and obey your covenant partner in the very presence of God and witnesses. To rescind you marriage covenant is unholy unless it complies to God’s laws. If you break your bond, you will suffer the consequences of your act.
13 And this is the second thing you do:
You cover the altar of the LORD with tears,
With weeping and crying;
So He does not regard the offering anymore,
Nor receive it with goodwill from your hands.
14 Yet you say, “For what reason?”
Because the LORD has been witness
Between you and the wife of your youth,
With whom you have dealt treacherously;
Yet she is your companion
And your wife by covenant.
15 But did He not make them one,
Having a remnant of the Spirit?
And why one?
He seeks godly offspring.
Therefore take heed to your spirit,
And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth. (Malachi 2:13-15)
Marriage between a man and a woman is covered by Holy Covenant Law, and any other union is of the world and is not protected by nor sanctioned by God.
To thwart God’s laws by implementing a foreign substitute as binding, is sinful and dangerous. Sickness and disease surrounds evil and those who practice it. Those who condone evil acts or just turn away stating it as “not my concern,” are a party to evil’s evil and are susceptible to its calamity and destruction.
“When you have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed down to them, then the anger of the LORD will burn against you, and you shall perish quickly from the good land which He has given you.” (Joshua 23:16)
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,” (1 Cor 6:9)
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” (Gal 6:7)
If you mock God with your infidelity and/or homosexuality or your adulterous ways, you will assume the penalty associated with your decision.
As any civilized society adheres by its laws, so is God bound by His laws. God does not waver and He is the same yesterday, today and forever. His judgment is handed down without partiality or constraint.
God is a God of choice; make the right choice and be one with Him forever.
Call it as you see it.
Rev. Ron Buss / CYU Ministries
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