The strongest bond between husband and wife is formed when each contends for “kingdom rule” in the home. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in our marriage , if persistently prayed, will quench the fiery darts of the enemy and quell the stubborn resistance of the flesh. Your marriage is worth fighting for.
Culture wars reflect a diabolical deception wrought upon the heart of man. Angels fell first, an entire third of them, and then the human race, albeit only two persons, it was the entire race. Nearing seven billion today, enduring the battering of a Babel-like media, the purity of married life in the kingdom must be vigilantly fought for by husbands and wives.
Rather than the question of “What is truth”?, I more often hear the bold declarations of “THIS is truth”! Liberal exegesis of God’s holy Word is a kind way to describe the narcissistic rebellion on the planet. Tolerance is so inclusive that the lines have been erased, even within some circles of the church that name Christ as Head. And with all due respect, no matter what the Supreme Court might decide to legislate from their place of ruling, the Supreme Being, God Almighty, still rules and reigns over all!
Our personal testimony in Christ is that He “gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age.” (Gal.1:4) We have “tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come.” (Heb.6:5) The “Word made flesh” brought something supernatural into the realm of man. The miracle of His Presence indwelling my spirit enables me to transcend the earthly throes that would suffocate my personal and marital life.
My eternal life in God is both my present and my future. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. (John 17:3) The pleasure of knowing God is unrivaled in my life. It is superior and transcendent in comparison to all that the world might offer me. The future aspect of a deeper “knowing”, helps to power our endurance in the present.
If you ‘re single and long to be married someday, look for the person who has encountered the kingdom, and is fighting for the expansion of its rule in their entire being. It generally only takes a few encounters to discern if the passion in their heart is present and developing in intensity. Once married, we aid our partner in tending to the flame to ensure its bright burning through the ebbs and flows of the journey.