A Guest Blog by Jamie Black
Sharing my thoughts, they have helped me and hopefully can help you too. All glory to the LORD. Lift Up a Banner points out many verses in Scripture about sex and breaks the words/meanings down by using e-Sword, the dictionary, and the thesaurus. Sometimes we think we know what a certain word or name means but really don’t know. Written in Scripture are the answers you seek and they can be confirmed time & time again in different books contained within the KJV Bible. Also the Apocrypha Books that were removed in the year 1828. I see brothers & sisters, most cannot accept the teachings of Jesus. For them it is just too overwhelming and difficult to understand. This is certainly true in many instances.
The biggest subject challenging many of us is a little three letter word: Sex. In the Bible the word used most is fornication (G4202) porneia (looks like the word porn). Remember, not just the act of doing so, but also the thought of doing so is a sin. Below here is a brief part of Scripture from Matthew 19. If you pay close attention and do the seeking out on your own, with the Lord, it will become clear. Very clear to those who are ABLE to RECEIVE (G5562) this SAYING (G3056), The Divine Expression that is Christ… IT IS GIVEN (G1325). – Matthew 19:11.
“They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the BEGINNING it was not so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.” Matthew 19:7-12
Although this mentions divorce, this is not what I will be going into detail about.
First, let’s start with where it says, “it is not good to marry.” That’s correct. You just saw after learning what Jesus told them, they realized, “better not get married.” This goes against all society, no more weddings $$$$. Now, what if your wife or husband doesn’t understand, but you have received what is GIVEN (G1325), that in which Jesus speaks about? Look at the breakdown, see the word SUFFER?
Going back it says, Whosoever shall put away (divorce) his wife… except it be for fornication. This is probably the most difficult thing when you understand and know the Truth. The only comfort that we can find is what Jesus says to his disciples in Matthew 19:12. “And there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.”
“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
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