Tuesday, September 30, 2008

God Said Become One

God never intended for man to have more than one wife. He said what He has joined together, let no man put separate. In other words let no one come between them. He said they would become one flesh.

Gen. 2 v 24.....therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.....

Matt. 19 v 4-6.....And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.",,,,,,,

Sunday at church we were talking about being barren, unable to produce. Then we moved on to how when Sarai was barren and could not give Abram a child, she gave him her maidservant so that they could have children through her. Only afterwards when Sarai gave birth to a son, Sarai became very bitter toward her. You see God told Abram he would be father of many nations, but Abram knew Sarai was barren, and he and she were getting old. But Abram listened to Sarai, and gave in and took Hagar and she conceived a son. This was not God's plan or His will for Abram and Sarai. He said from Abram's own loins would come his descendants. Remember what He said above, that they were one flesh, so if they were one flesh, then these descendants would also come from Sarai as well.

Gen. 11 v 30.....But Sarai was barren; she had no child....

Gen. 12 v 7... Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land"......

Gen. 13 v 16......And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.....

Gen. 15 v 4-5....And behold the word of the Lord came to him saying, "This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir." Then he brought him outside and said, "Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them." And he said to him, "So shall your descendants be."........

Over and over God told Abram he would be father to many and they would come from his flesh. Now Abram's faith would have to be strong to believe that he and Sarai would have many descendants.

Gen. 17 v 3-6......Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying; "As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you."......

Gen. 17 v 15-16....Then God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be from her.".........

Then we have the story of Elizabeth, who also was barren. She was the wife of Zacharias, who were the parents of John the Baptist. She also was old in age and past child bearing years when God told them they would conceive a child. Here again, he did not tell Zach to go out and find a younger woman to have his baby. No, He said Elizabeth would give birth to a son.

Can you imagine how much faith it took to believe the Lord for these children? I mean these women were not like 40 or 50, they were more like 80 or 90. Abraham was over 100 when Issac was born.

Luke 1 v 5-7....There was in the days of Herod, the King of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years.....

Luke 1 v 13.....But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.".......
You see from the beginning, Abraham and Sarah did not have to go to Hagar, all they needed was faith in what the Lord told them.


The same with us. We need to have faith in what the word of the Lord tells us and to know that our fate is in God's hands and His timing for us, not our own. We need to remember, He will complete in us what He has started.

And remember when it comes to marriage, He said One flesh! Not two or three. AMEN Neta

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