Posted by Sunny Nwafor
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THE GREAT JOY OF MATRIMONY WITHOUT ADULTERY.
Hebrews 13:4; Psalm 119:1-3; Ezekiel 36:25-27; Luke 1:5,6,74,75; 2 Corinthians 7:1;1 Thessalonians 5:22; Colossians 3:16,17,23; Jude 20-25; Luke 15:7,10; Matthew 25:21
It is a great and wonderful thing to be in a marriage where your body, bed, conscience, relationship is undefiled. “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.”
God keeps the believer holy and righteous through cleansing in His blood. He also gives us His Spirit to keep us righteous and holy. God can help both husband and wife to live a holy life like He kept Zacharias and Elisabeth who were “both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless”. Though childless, they both lived a holy life. Believers who have a little delay in child birth should wait upon the Lord to solve the problem instead of getting involved in condemnable acts. In spite of whatever challenges we face, it is possible to be free from fornication and adultery and live in “holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life”. We must endeavour to daily perfect holiness in the fear of God in our lives and family by abstaining from all appearances of evil. Any conversation and closeness that is an appearance of evil must be cut off. This is possible as we allow the word of Christ to fill our hearts and also do everything in the name of the Lord or as unto Him. This also requires the believer to constantly build his faith by praying in the Holy Ghost and not allowing anything to defile and destroy it. While it is necessary to raise the fallen, we must guard our faith and keep ourselves in the love of God with godly fear. Be assured as a believer that you can make it to heaven because God is “able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy”. It will however be unfortunate to be denied entry to heaven for an unsettled account of sin. God requires repentance from unclean conversations, actions, immoral relationships as condition to receive forgiveness and cleansing in Christ’s blood. There will be joy in heaven for those who receive the salvation of God apart from the joy that will fill their own hearts. Those who faithfully live a pure life till the end will enter into the joy of the Lord in heaven forever.