If we take a personal journey of our lives whether we profess that Jesus is Lord or not we will find as created beings in God’s image that all commit and have committed various wrong doings or sin. The disobedience to authority as youth and the prevalent indulgence in lusts of various kinds have colored our existence, until we finally come across the believer in Jesus Christ who is possessed by the love of God. An individual who is on fire or as some may say “the zeal of the Lord hath eaten them up.” Whatever it may be, this desire to please God makes this individual, a candidate for God to use strategically in such a way as to bring others into the very fire and love of God as the one in which at first before being exposed to Christ was cold. This fire and zeal for Christ does not mean the individual has ceased from sin in such a way as to be without fault, but the excess of sin has been removed.
The excess of sin is drinking alcohol without being able to cease. The excess of sin is wild parties that do not cease. The excess of sin is not controlling sexual desire to consist within the bounds of marriage, but pours out sexual desire on any willing to pick it up. The excess of sin is unrestrained desire to undermine others to increase ones wealth. Sin in excess has the destination of destruction, death, and ultimately hell.
The person who confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and believes him, God transfers his righteousness and through becoming a new creature in Christ we receive his righteousness and have access to heaven. Conversion confirmation is this, those in Christ, through his Holy Spirit, do not walk in excess of sin, but through his power and the knowledge of his word demonstrate a different lifestyle than seen on the rich and famous, through excess of drugs and alcohol and sex. Selfishness subsides as our reason for living is to please God and his will is that we love him and our neighbor.
It is my understanding based upon the Bible that man and female from the beginning were both created in the image of God and received blessings from God. From the beginning man was created first and then God brought Eve to Adam after placing him asleep. This happened ONLY once. Never again does God create man and give him a woman like in the beginning. Now from the beginning the two become one flesh and have offspring. The man is the primary seeker of the hand of the woman through customary gifts to her parents. A tradition still held with some, but nonetheless a tradition. “Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.” Prov. 18:22. The order is ideal, but not law. For in the book of Ruth she makes herself available to Boaz by lying at his feet in the middle of the night. A gesture that shows the man she is available for marriage. A movement on the part of the woman, but here the woman must stop and let the man take over. Do not force it. Failure will be certain even if you manage to marry him there will be unnecessary trouble. Esther presented herself before the king by having her body cleaned, perfumed, manicured, and clothed properly. She dressed for the occasion. We fast forward to the 21st century and we enjoy the pleasure called the internet.
A proverbial tank filled with all kinds of fish, some great, some good, and some evil. Women who choose to wait on the Lord by sitting in the house and attending the normal church service, choir and prayer meeting, and work or not waiting on the Lord for a mate. They are just waiting. Men are waiting on women to join Christian dating sites. Faith without works is dead being alone. You must work by filling out your information and allowing yourself to be known. Focus on a paid service to eliminate those who are not serious and become available otherwise, tell individuals you’re not waiting on the Lord, but sometimes like the idea of marriage but enjoy being single better.
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