A lot of people are confused about marriage these days. This confusion over marriage should not surprise us, considering the bewildering barrage of worldly attitudes and philosophies that hits us at every turn. It is wisdom to recognize the need to educate yourself concerning marriage. It is imperative to underscore that knowledge is a critical key to success in anything and marriage is no exception.
Therefore any couple who is serious and passionate about building a happy, successful, meaningful and godly marriage must search and seek to Understand the great mystery of marriage. Until you are able to unveil the mystery behind marriage you will not be able to build a successful marriage.
A mystery is a hidden secret with spiritual dimension in which access and application command supernatural expression and manifestations. A coded secret with both physical and spiritual dimensions restricted to an individual is a mystery. A mystery requires an approved physical structure to function, a platform for expression and manifestation.
A Christian marriage is supposed to be a physical dimension reflecting the spiritual dimension of a union between Christ and the Church. This mystery is the mystery that exists between Christ and the church and marriage is supposed to be a reflection of that mystery. The truth of the matter is that if you don’t understand the mystery of the union between Christ and the church, your marriage is going to be an aberration, inconsistent with original curving point. And you begin to construct a kind of marriage that does not mirror the spiritual union of the Christ and the church.
As Diana Hagen rightly wrote in her book: “Our understanding of the relationship God has with His children is a direct correlation to our understanding of marriage relationship.” Without that spiritual understanding we have absolutely no concept of the sacrifice that is necessary to allow marriage to meet the needs of two individuals involved and to meet the standards set by God Almighty. Most Christian marriage are failing because of ignorance of this great mystery.
Christian in the western world has a another definition for marriage which is not consistent with the original pattern. It is impossible for a Christian to marry an unbeliever and expect such marriage to prosper and be totally blessed by God. The reason is this: the marriage is mirroring another spiritual dimension which is completely different from the spiritual union between Christ and the church. (2 Corinthians 6:14,16).
It is imperative to underscore the fact that until the physical structure mirrors exactly the spiritual dimension of the mystery, a spirit cannot fill it. Most relationships and marriages constructed by many Christians do not in any way reflect the spiritual dimension of mystery that exists between Christ and the church. Therefore, it cannot stand the tests of time, it cannot produce the godly seeds God is looking for (Malachi 2:15).
Make up your mind today to allow your marriage reflect the spiritual dimension of the union between Christ and the church and your marriage will be a huge success.