Righteousness - Session 19
Righteousness is the grand biblical narrative prescribing how our lives should be lived out on the earth. This session focuses on the Biblical pattern of righteousness within the context of marriage.
The first family unit, as introduced in Genesis 2, was formed when God created Eve out of the rib of Adam. This methodology becomes the classical model and blueprint for how all marriages should function. God is the master builder of marriage and families on the earth. Anything outside of this construct would be considered to be vanity and unrighteous. God is, by His very nature, the author, the architect, and the designer of marriage. In His sovereignty, He will instruct and delegate to people the pattern of how marriages should function.
Benefits of a Righteous Marriage
When a marriage functions according to divine patent, it will enjoy an environment of immunity, peace, joy and tranquility. However, if built incorrectly, strife and tension will be the order of the day. Divorce, which God hates, becomes an easy option when the foundations of righteousness have not been implemented. God has to be the author of our marriages, our homes, and of the way we live in the earth. When God is allowed to build our marriages the following benefits become available. First, the presence of God will be generated and will prohibit the entry of demonic activity in the home, and second, there will be a producing of sons that occupy the gates of the city. This cycle will repeat itself thereby producing more sons of God in the earth. This is how the image and likeness of God will return to the earth.
Oneness in Marriage
The principle of oneness in a marriage cannot be over emphasised. Adam, upon receiving Eve as his wife, acknowledged her as bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh and that they were one. God intended for procreation within the ambit of marriage so that His image and likeness can be preserved for generations to come.
Marriage and Covering
Another very important aspect in marriage is that of covering. The principle of covering is that the one who covers is the one who is seen. Christ covers the husband and the husband covers the wife so ultimately the one who is seen is Christ. Hence, we know that the primary reason for the institution of marriage is to preserve the image and likeness of God on the earth.