Many brothers and especially sisters desire to get married. Statistics say that 42% of Black women are not married, that’s twice the percentage for Caucasians. Most Sisters have the title “baby mama” that’s an insulting title revealing she is not marriage material or she laid down with a man that’s not the marrying type “baby daddy”. I will explain the meaning behind marriage.
Before I begin let me make mention of the wedding ring tradition. It extended from ancient Babylon to ancient Egypt and even to the Greco-Roman empire; the wedding ring has always had it’s roots in paganism. The ring is put on the third finger which they believed had a vein, artery or nerve running directly to the heart. And as the left hand is a bit closer to the heart than the right, they placed marriage rings on the third finger of the left hand as a symbol on eternal bonding. This is not a custom in Israel. How many men have gone broke trying to pay for this foolish pagan custom. But back to the Mystery of Marriage,…
Ephesians 5: 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. The Black and latina woman is screaming right now, Furious because she has been deceived into believing husbands and wives are in a 50 / 50 relationship. However the scriptures teach her she must submit to her husband as to the LORD.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Because the husband is the leader of the wife, indeed as Christ is the leader of the Church (the Nation of Israel) and Christ is the Savior of the body of Israel.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
So just as the church/the Nation of Israel is subject to Christ the leader, so let the wives be subject to their own husbands in everything. I want you sisters to consider this, many of you have for too long been subject to what your pastor says and have reviled your husbands. This has caused a breech in the household. The word everything means exactly what it says.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it: Husbands,..how did Christ love the church/ the nation of Israel?
He taught them the scriptures–John7:14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.”
He fed them when they were hungry–Matthew 15:36”And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.”
He healed them when they were sick–Luke 17:15”And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,”
He even paid their taxes–Matthew 17:27 “Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.” ,
and finally he gave his life for Israel.
As a husband are you able to fill those shoes? Every repenting Israelite man must be able and willing to fulfill this position. And No the wife is not to be in this position. No role reversals okay.
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, the Bible, the words of the Most High is what washes sin from our minds, from our lives, from our marriages. The “it” that he might sanctify and cleanse is your marriage. Literal water does nothing. For too long miserable husbands and mean spirited wives would run to the Christian preacher to be water baptized, dipped in water and what are they when they rise out the pool? Mr. Miserable and Mrs. Mean spirited. Nothing change but wet clothes.
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Christ wants the church/the nation of Israel to not have spot or wrinkle,..what do you do when you notice you have a spot or wrinkle in your clothes? You wash and iron your clothes, right? So likewise in this walk we must not have spot or wrinkle meaning SIN. Wash it out by applying the scriptures to the spot of sin and iron out the wrinkle of sin by applying the scriptures to the problem.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. Men you are commanded to love your wife as your own body. Huh? How do you love your own body? You wash your body, you make sure you smell good, you brush your teeth and eat food to live and dress to impress. You try to be knowledgeable and up on current events. Do those things for your wife. Who wants to walk around with a dirty smelly, yellow teeth tooth decayed bum looking woman? No one.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
No man hates his self; but every man takes care of himself. He nourishes and cherishes himself mentally, spiritually and physically. Even as Christ did for Israel.
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. The 12 tribes of the nation of Israel makes up the body, the government of Christ, we are his people.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Proving the man must take initiative, get out on his own and be able to provide for his wife a place to live. Yes this means he must have an income, he must have a job or be an entrepreneur He is not to be living at home with his mommy or daddy and his so called wife lives with her mommy or daddy. That’s out of order.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Wow now we got a better understanding of marriage. Marriage represents the church/the nation of Israel. So in the marriage it’s clear the husband is in the role of Christ and the wife in the position of disciple. 1 Timothy 3:5 “(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)”
Proving that many Israelite leaders should not be in leadership positions. Many Israelite “leaders” have dysfunctional homes who’s wives and kids don’t keep the commandments. Many Israelite leaders are also living adulterous lifestyles. Yet they set themselves up as leaders. An Israelites family must be the example to the body/the congregation, in words and deeds.
Marriage and the Church are extensions of one another.
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Now in case you forgot, the Apostle Paul comes back and reminds the Israelite man to love his wife like he loves himself; and he reminds the Israelite woman to reverence her husband, not the Christian pastor.