The Spiritual Marriage
By Network Minister
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I reflect often on my childhood. I truly loved to read, and fairy tales were my favorite. Stories of Love Conquers All like Snow White and Cinderella. I used to pretend that I was Cinderella, meeting my prince and living happily ever after. Of course, after I grew up, I realized that those stories were only fiction, and that there was no such thing between a man and a woman. Yes, I was crushed, as I believed in true love until my late twenties.
What I finally understood, though, is that human nature is selfish. True love is selfless. It isnt naturally possible for a human being to practice true love, because true love must be mutual. Try and find two selfless people in this world who are married, and there you will find true love. For if you can find a couple like that, you have found something far rarer than any precious stone. It would be like discovering an extinct dodo bird living in a remote forest somewhere or an undiscovered tropical island today; it would be a complete fluke of nature (serendipity).
However, I will tell you, now, that I was mistaken in assuming it doesnt exist at all. True love does exist, but not in the way we were taught to see it, that is, between man and woman in fairy tales. The union between humans is barely a fore-TASTE of what true love is REALLY all about; it merely scratches the surface. True love is much deeper than that, much more fulfilling, and is eternal. Each of us have, inside of us, a longing for it, and we spend a good deal of time looking for it, but how are we to find it if we dont know where to look? Obviously, we arent going to find it with other ordinary human beings. That is a tried and tested truth. So, where else is there?
We should understand by now that true love is selfless. So in order to find true love, we must, also, become selfless, but by reason of spiritual love (not lust) which is our motive. Next, we must find another ONE who is selfless and also motivated by spiritual love. THEN, finally, we need to find another ONE who is eternal; which rules out human beings, so therefore, we can only logically turn to YHWH, because only YHWH is eternal.
When YHWH took the Ancient Israelites out of Egypt, HE was making a marriage arrangement for HIMSELF. The marriage vows were given through Moses (in The Torah). The ancient Israelites were HIS betrothed, and HIS chosen bride-to-be. As soon as they were taken out of Egypt, they belonged to HIM. When they betrayed HIM by making the golden calf and worshipping it in front of HIM, the marriage was postponed. After they had repented of their act, and accepted their marriage vows (words of The Torah), the wedding was back on, and YHWH took them into HIS house, the Promised Land where they cohabitated. There, HE did what any good husband would do; HE provided for and protected them. All he asked for was true love in return, selfless love. When they, Israel (now split into Israel and Judah), again committed spiritual adultery by worshipping other gods, HE sent them out of HIS house into Babylon, however, when the Israelites had finished their chastisement, HE took them back again, until they became adulterers again, and again, until finally YHWH divorced them (first Israel and then Judah), and sent them out of HIS house forever. Physical Israel no longer had HIM to provide for them and protect them, they were put away. This true love arrangement didnt work out because it wasnt mutual, one party was selfish. This is what it means to be unequally yoked.
And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
2 Corinthians 6:14
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
After one is divorced from another, by reason of adultery (fornication), both parties are free to marry again, as they are no longer under the vow of the former marriage. So, YHWH, being free to remarry (this is a spiritual lesson) began to pursue a virtuous wife, who had been growing under HIS guidance. When she becomes fully mature, a new wedding will take place. She is SPIRITUAL ISRAEL and is currently YHWHs betrothed. If she violates her marriage vows, she will be divorced, too, but this she will not do. She mutually and selflessly loves her husband. This is true love and this is what it means to be equally yoked. She is waiting for YHWH to bring her into HIS house (cohabitation), which will occur when Messiah Yahshua comes to tell her it is time. After Yahshua (YHWH's proxy) comes to get her, she will enjoy a honeymoon with her new husband for 1,000 years (the Sabbath Millennium).
When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife. And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sends her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD Yahweh: and thou shall not cause the land to sin, which the LORD Yahweh thy Yahweh giveth thee for an inheritance.
But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causes her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced (because of reason of spiritual adultery) , also, commits adultery.
2 Corinthians 6:2
(For he says, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored [assisted] thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
Spiritual Israel is a selflessly loving spiritual virgin.
These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto Yahweh and to the Lamb (YHWH's proxy).
Note: I believe that the 144,000 meet certain characteristics of whichever tribe they most resemble, spiritually speaking. There will be more revealed regarding this as YHWH permits.
There you have it, dear reader, TRUE LOVE, and if you would like to have it, please rehearse your marriage vows (they are in Torah). Make sure it is MUTUAL love, because if you are selfishly seeking it, and arent willing to made sacrifices for it (like the Christopagans) or if think you already have it by reason of your bloodline (like the Judeopagans), then STOP; you will NEVER have it if you continue to think in that frame of mind. It is freely offered to all people, through following Messiah Yahshuas example of selfless sacrifice (as a living sacrifice). You do not have to be perfect, as long as you are actively seeking righteous perfection.
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of Yahweh and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse (only blessings): but the throne of Yahweh and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the LORD Yahweh giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the LORD Yahweh of the holy prophets sent his angel to show unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship Yahweh. And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers (adulterers), and murderers, and idolaters (spiritual adulterers), and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. I Yahshua have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Do you want it? Then COME!
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