(Part 2 of 2)
(Part 2 of 2)
- The Beautiful Side
Now Think On This
“I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine…” (Song of Songs 6:3, NASU)
After writing of the horrible, destructive ways that man sins against man in these last days, I am now grateful to share the beautiful side of sex, that which our Lord God, the Creator, intended from the beginning.
My foundation is none other than the Bible, the living, eternal Word of God. The same Scriptural truth that has withstood centuries of denial, persecution, wrath, and utter hatred for telling it like it is. Mankind has tried to tear it down, spit it out, and completely burn it, but through it all, this is the one and only solid rock that has withstood the test of time.
Therefore, if your sinking sand needs some help, pursue the truth by reading what has been written. But if you are content with accepting the deception that has torn marriage, family, boy and girl apart, what you sow you will truly reap. God has promised that. He will not be mocked.
Thus, we start at the beginning. When all else fails, go back to the starting point and read the manual. This will instruct you in the way you are to go.
God, in the unity among themselves (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, chose to create man, Adam, to rule the earth.
“Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." (Genesis 1:26-28, NKJV)
Out of the love that God the Father, God the Son (Yeshua/Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit, the Three-IN-One, (Gen. 1:26 -“Us”), His heart was to have an extension of His family. He wanted one man and one woman to come together, in natural, sexual bond, and produce children after them. Nurtured in the surrounding of such a unity, the world would become filled with the knowledge of His plans and purposes.
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx stone are there. The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush. The name of the third river is Hiddekel; it is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.
Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."
And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
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. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
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."
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” (Genesis 2:4-25, NKJV)
But as truth is to be told, sin ruined that, and only through the coming of Yeshua to earth the first time, to redeem man from the curse of sin, through His shed blood on the cross as the Passover Lamb of God, could this redemption take place. Mankind would then be reconciled to the Trinity, and then to one another. (That is the Good News, the Gospel, in short.)
Having chosen the bad side far too often, mankind has reaped the results. With the works of the devil in and through them, each allowed by their own free will, and having made their own choice, people gave into temptation, leading to sin, and replaced the love of God for everything else.
Love, and the sexual union intended for each married, committed man and women shared in union, has been severely damaged as the result. All other things that follow bear the same punishment of sin.
So we need to go back to the starting point. We need to begin with the eternal, foundational plan of marriage. For it was from there that the Father created two humans, each full in His image, and yet each having separate, but complimentary spirits, souls (mind, will and emotions) and bodies, that would be joined together in love and commitment, to produce a godly, loving family, in the same image of God the Father.
Steve Martin saying June 5, 2017
“He answered, "Haven't you read in your Bible that the Creator originally made man and woman for each other, male and female? And because of this, a man leaves father and mother and is firmly bonded to his wife, becoming one flesh — no longer two bodies but one. Because God created this organic union of the two sexes, no one should desecrate his art by cutting them apart." (Matthew 19:4-6, THE MESSAGE)
God’s heart is all about family. Having demonstrated that so beautifully and carefully with His Only Begotten Son, He gave all so that we could have all, and share in their love.
In His complete wisdom and understanding, He knew that the enemy, Satan himself, hated this perfect plan even from the beginning, and would destroy the plan in every way that he could, and would continually try. And yes, as you read in my previous Now Think On This message, “Sex – The Evil Side (Part 1)”, he has succeeded in many ways.
But the Lord did not tear up His Word and start over with a new manual. His heart is of restoration and redemption, to see fruitfulness come from that which was dead. He has saved many, to be a testimony in the midst of darkness, to shine forth His light and love.
In our repentance and turning back to the Living God, those who stand for truth will prevail, and see His victorious reign come into our midst.
As we instruct our children, brought forth out of the committed relationship from holy matrimony, the victory will be ours in overcoming the lies of the enemy. The Lord has the final word. He has shown us the truth. As we walk in His ways we will experience the love of God that draws many back to Him.
The evil side of sex will go on as long as man puts his own desires above those of the Lord. But the most beautiful side of sex will flourish within the protection of the marriage bond, between the married man and woman, keeping their bed undefiled, watching over themselves so as to not fall into temptation, and allowing the discipline and nurturing of the Lord to bring the enjoyment, this act of marriage, that sex does.
My good wife Laurie and I, married now 40 years this October 8, 2017, have known the fruit, have seen our four children brought forth, and have walked in the goodness of the Lord in our marriage. Rough and tough at times, but He has brought us through it all.
Steve & Laurie Martin family - 2013
We commend those who along with us have paid the price, laid down their lives for one another and then their children, and now continue to enjoy the beautiful side of sex.
And when the Marriage Supper of the Lamb takes place, when Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Christ) is joined together with His Bride, The Body of Messiah (Christ), what rejoicing that will be!!!
"Then he said to me, " Write, ' Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" And he said to me, " These are true words of God." Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Revelation 19:9-10, NASU)
Our King, Lord and Savior returns!
The Marriage of the Lord to His Bride the Church of Messiah
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
Come on Lord! Our hearts are after Yours!
Be blessed as you walk in His ways and keep His truth in your heart.
Now think on this,
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Now Think On This - In the Year of our Lord 06.07.17 - #292 – “Sex (Part 2 of 2) - The Beautiful Side” – Wednesday, 4:44 pm
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