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God's Purpose in Marriage by Jimmy Evans

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God’s Purpose in Marriage

Malachi 2:11 ESV
11 Judah has been faithless, and abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the Lord, which he loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god.
God calls marriage the "sanctuary of the Lord." NKJV translate it "The Lord's holy institution..."
God loves marriage and because of that Satan has been trying to destroy marriage every since.
“To be a Godly person you must love what God loves and hate what God hates.” Jimmy Evans Marriage Today
Why did God create marriage?
Genesis 1:26–27 ESV
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:26-27
Genesis 1:26 ESV
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
1. To replicate God's nature and image on the earth.
Genesis 1:26 ESV
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
1. To replicate God's nature and image on the earth.
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Call out Adam and Eve
Genesis 1:27 ESV
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Man created man in his own image
commands husbands to love his wife as Christ loves the church. Husbands has the role of Christ, God called woman and Holy Spirit “helper”.
God called woman and Holy Spirit “helper”.
Genesis 2:18 ESV
18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
1. To replicate God's nature and image on the earth.
Men and women are both created in the image of God.
Elohim comes out.
El means God, him means masculine plural. Father, Son, Holy Spirit. God wanted representation of Him on the earth.
Does this, look like this?
God never intended for man and woman to be alone. God walked with them in the garden. This is what marriage is suppose to look like, a 3 in one relationship.
Third group. The eternal Jesus and the the bride of Christ.
John 14:1–3 ESV
1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
John 14:1-3
Where is Jesus right now?
In my fathers house there are many mansions
When we go to heaven we will be married to Jesus.
Ephesians 5:32 ESV
32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.
Ephesians 5:
God declared the beginning from the end.
Satan hates marriage because it is a representation of the image of God on the earth. Satan didn’t attack until marriage had been established. not only represents the fall of man, its the fall of marriage.
2. To Extend God's Authority on the Earth.
Genesis 1:28 ESV
28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
God put his authority on a husband and wife.
1 Samuel 8:7 ESV
7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.
God desires to rule in your marriage.
God desires to rule in your marriage.
God desires to rule in your marriage.
We must help people learn to govern their own lives under the authority of God.
3. To Generationally Perpetuate the Nature of God and the Nature of His Kingdom
When children are raised by Godly parents they will understand who God is.
4. To Multiply God's Human Family with Righteous Offspring
Malachi 2:15 ESV
15 Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth.
Our sexuality was not created for us first, it was created to give God human families.
God calls marriage the "sanctuary of the Lord." NKJV translate it "The Lord's holy institution..."
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