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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by eaglesway on March 20, 2015, 08:06:54 PM »
Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body,of His flesh and of His bones. 31 "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

It is clear in Eph 5 that to Paul the Bride is the church(assembly of the ecclesia), inclusive of Jewish believers. All those who have "betrothed themselves to Him".

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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by marie glen on March 20, 2015, 07:21:57 PM »
Beautiful Word.  :)

Just finished reading commentaries on the above verses too, with my roommate. We`ve been at this for hours and hours trying to unwrap this mystery of betrothal/marriage to the Lamb. Wish you all could join us.....well, someday.

He is our God.  And we are so thankful for His love. (She`s over there singing songs of joy now to our King. )
 :banana:
No sleep needed tonite!

       :smile: very nice..!
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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by Jordanwhite on March 20, 2015, 06:10:02 PM »
Brilliant posts Lazarus. You do a good job of keeping us (The Body) and The Bride (Israel) separate, even if unwittingly, in the simplicity of following Scripture. The Bride has always been Israel, we cannot be both Israel and the body. You've made some glorious remarks, I'd love to read your manuscript!

As concerns marriage in Heaven where our allotment is, I think it will pass away. I don't think we will even have the desires for connection anymore, being transformed into spiritual bodies (bodies that desires only as God so does for us, in contrast to the soulish body whose desires were made after the flesh; 1 Cor 15:44-46). Truly the former things are passing away; should all the former things be swallowed in the new or simply fade to black in fulfillment, we should rejoice, and being perfected both in spirit and body we will.
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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by Lazarus Short on March 20, 2015, 02:00:44 PM »
Beautiful Word.  :)

Just finished reading commentaries on the above verses too, with my roommate. We`ve been at this for hours and hours trying to unwrap this mystery of betrothal/marriage to the Lamb. Wish you all could join us.....well, someday.

He is our God.  And we are so thankful for His love. (She`s over there singing songs of joy now to our King. )
 :banana:
No sleep needed tonite!

This subject, "...this mystery of betrothal/marriage to the Lamb." is a HUGE theme of the Bible.  We see it in God's visits and promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, which I covered in a chapter titled "Yaweh Goes 'a Courtin'."  We see it in the way God came and took Israel away from the house of her bondage, and betrothed her at Sinai.  We see it in His anger at her waywardness, while being mostly unconcerned at the other nations doing the same.  We see it as He pronounces Israel and then Judah divorced from Him (the statements are hard to find, but are there).  We see it as the two wives/sisters are sent packing out of the land of Promise.  We see it in God's promise of eventual reconciliation.  We see it in the death of Jesus, which freed Him from the old bonds and claims, and from the impossibility of remarriage after Israel had been with other gods/husbands.  We see it in the promise of the wedding supper of the Lamb, probably the most glorious event ever in the Cosmos.

You just have to be able to see the forest as well as the trees. 
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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by Psalm91:4 on March 20, 2015, 11:49:28 AM »
Beautiful Word.  :)

Just finished reading commentaries on the above verses too, with my roommate. We`ve been at this for hours and hours trying to unwrap this mystery of betrothal/marriage to the Lamb. Wish you all could join us.....well, someday.

He is our God.  And we are so thankful for His love. (She`s over there singing songs of joy now to our King. )
 :banana:
No sleep needed tonite! 

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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by eaglesway on March 20, 2015, 08:40:17 AM »
http://www.bible.ca/marriage/ancient-jewish-three-stage-weddings-and-marriage-customs-ceremony-in-the-bible.htm

Seems like we are married already to the Lord even though in state of bethrothal???  :)  That`s a question,  btw

We are one spirit with the Lord now but wait the redemption of our bodies.  Ongoing marriage proceedings....   ?

"I will betroth you to Me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me
In righteousness and justice,
In lovingkindness and mercy;
I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,
And you shall know the Lord.
 "It shall come to pass in that day
That I will answer," says the Lord;
"I will answer the heavens,
And they shall answer the earth.
The earth shall answer
With grain,
With new wine,
And with oil;
They shall answer Jezreel,
Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth,
And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy;
Then I will say to those who were not My people,
'You are My people!'
And they shall say, 'You are my God!'" (Hosea 2:19-23)


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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by Psalm91:4 on March 20, 2015, 08:07:25 AM »
I`d be interested in reading your study, Lazarus, when it`s done.  Fascinating topic....
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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by Lazarus Short on March 20, 2015, 07:16:22 AM »

The marriage of Christ to His bride at the resurrection is the consummation of that marriage.


Actually, the research I did for my (as yet) unfinished manuscript on the Bride of Christ indicates that it will be the remarriage of Christ and His Bride.  Remember that He married corporate Israel at Sinai, and later divorced Israel [and Judah] with cause (infidelity).  The death of Jesus the Christ ends the old marriage ties, and makes the remarriage possible.
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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by Psalm91:4 on March 20, 2015, 06:58:29 AM »
http://www.bible.ca/marriage/ancient-jewish-three-stage-weddings-and-marriage-customs-ceremony-in-the-bible.htm

Seems like we are married already to the Lord even though in state of bethrothal???  :)  That`s a question,  btw

We are one spirit with the Lord now but wait the redemption of our bodies.  Ongoing marriage proceedings....   ?
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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by eaglesway on March 20, 2015, 06:49:00 AM »
The marriage I am speaking of is marriage between male and female humans, which is the marriage Jesus was speaking of, I believe, when He said, there will be no marrying and giving in marriage for they will be like the angels in heaven.

The marriage of Christ and the Bride will be something other than the earthly union between men and women.
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