The first wedding was Adam and Eve. The father and mother of all mankind. The origin of what we know to be fellowship and communion within the family. There is not very many Great examples of marriage. Atleast not from what we see in modern times. Our minds are attacked by the media and their portrayel of fairy tale weddings that shock the social realms with corrupt betrayels and outrageous shamefull tales. The dark diamond studded halls of the rich and famous. Our own family heritage and courtship is bombarded with the industrialised money market calamities. Sex , drugs and rock and roll has embedded itself in the tapestry of the illumined social networks of matrimony. The sanctity of courtship is a market for the masters of capitolism.
Really that is all just the world and if we stop and clear our minds remembering our covenant with the Lord and the scriptures about his life. We know that our fellowship on earth and marriage is also the communion of Jesus Christ. His marriage is a spiritual marriage. Our spiritual birth and conception was the Glory of his own work. We are his people one with the living God . We are one in the spirit. We cannot fellowship as the world and our glory is the Lord himself. We don't have to compete with the world or share our intimate limelight with the dark and dreadfull. Although the markets portray the pop culture marriages and market fads as exciting and romantic embraces of love and happiness. They only seduce us by misleading us into believing marriage is not a sacred or blessed sacrifice of our faith in Jesus Christ. The marriage of the believer has to do with Gods covenant. Its the Lord Jesus Christ who bonds them together. The greater you're faith in the Lord Jesus Christ the more abundant you're life together will be. Solomon forsook his covenant with God just to share himself with his wives and please them. God got angry at solomon. Solomon rose from his shame and guilt and wrote a testament to explain the demonic forces that attack married people. Here are those passages of his testament below. We can take authority over satan as solomon did and defeat the devil in our lives. Every marriage can avail in the Lords righteousness. Its an endless possibility for the amount of friendship each marriage can be to Jesus Christ. Before you get married you should pray to the Lord. Before you have children you should pray for youre children. It is even right to pray for you're descendants you wont even get to see born. Pray for Gods righteousness. Whatever is established in righteousness remains. Pray for you're life's to be upright and to Glorify the Lord through the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. take authority over satan and pray for god to anoint youre children to have power in the Lord to overcome the world. Command that satan be cast into the dark and remote places of the universe and pray for God to protect you in you're marriage from the demons who destroy marriages. Prayer is you're way to communicate to God. If you communicate to the Lord about you're marriage . The Lord can open doors to you to communicate with one another in the Lord. Let you're marriage build you up in the faith not tear you down. Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all these things will be added unto you.
This is a passage from the testament of Solomon about the demon that troubles the newly married.
..TR> 21. And I at once bade another demon to be led unto me; and instantly there approached me the demon Asmodeus23, bound, and I asked him: "Who art thou?" But he shot on me a glance of anger and rage, and said: "And who art thou?" And I said to him: "Thus punished as thou art, answerest thou me?" But he, with rage, said to me: "But how shall I answer thee, for thou art a son of man; whereas I was born an angel's seed by a daughter of man, so that no word of our heavenly kind addressed to the earth-born can be overweening24. Wherefore also my star is bright in heaven, and men call it, some the Wain25, and some the dragon's child. I keep near unto this star. So ask me not many things; for thy kingdom also after a little time is to be disrupted, and thy glory is but for a season. And short will be thy tyranny over us; and then we shall again have free range over mankind, so as that they shall revere us as if we were gods, not knowing, men that they are, the names of the angels set over us."
22. And I Solomon, on hearing this, bound him more carefully, and ordered him to be flogged with thongs of ox-hide26, and to tell me humbly what was his name and what his business. And he answered me thus: "I am called Asmodeus among mortals, and my business is to plot against the newly wedded, so that they may not know one another. And I sever them utterly by many calamities, and I waste away the beauty of virgin women, and estrange their hearts." 26. [D: flogged with a rod]
23. And I said to him: "Is this thy only business?" And he answered me: "I transport men into fits of madness and desire, when they have wives of their own, so that they leave them, and go off by .. --> night and day to others that belong to other men; with the result that they commit sin, and fall into murderous deeds.27" 27. [D: I spread (or, I *sting to ?) madness about women through the stars, and I have often committed a rash of murders.]
.. --> Sabaoth -->24. And I adjured him by the name of the Lord Sabaôth, saying: "Fear God, Asmodeus, and tell me by what angel thou art frustrated." But he said: "By Raphael, the archangel that stands before the throne of God. But the liver and gall of a fish put me to flight, when smoked over ashes of the tamarisk28." I again asked him, and said: "Hide not aught from me. For I am Solomon, son of David, King of Israel. Tell me the name of the fish which thou reverest." And he answered: "It is the Glanos29 by name, and is found in the rivers of Assyria; wherefore it is that I roam about in those parts."
25. And I said to him: "Hast thou nothing else about thee, Asmodeus?" And he answered: "The power of God knoweth, which hath bound me with the indissoluble bonds of yonder one's seal, that whatever I have told thee is true. I pray thee, King Solomon, condemn me not to [go into] water." But I smiled, and said to him: "As the Lord God of my fathers liveth, I will lay iron on thee to wear. But thou shalt also make the clay for the entire construction of the Temple, treading it down with thy feet." And I ordered them to give him ten water-jars to carry water in. And the demon groaned terribly, and did the work I ordered him to do. And this I did, because that fierce demon Asmodeus knew even the future. And I Solomon glorified God, who gave wisdom to me Solomon his servant. And the liver of the fish and its gall I hung on the spike of a reed30, and burned it over Asmodeus because of his being so strong, and his unbearable malice was thus frustrated.
1 kings 11
1 King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh's daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. 2 They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, "You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods." Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. 3 He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. 4 As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. 5 He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech [a] the detestable god of the Ammonites. 6 So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the LORD; he did not follow the LORD completely, as David his father had done.
7 On a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites. 8 He did the same for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and offered sacrifices to their gods.
9 The LORD became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. 10 Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the LORD's command. 11 So the LORD said to Solomon, "Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates. 12 Nevertheless, for the sake of David your father, I will not do it during your lifetime. I will tear it out of the hand of your son. 13 Yet I will not tear the whole kingdom from him, but will give him one tribe for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen."
Hebrews 13:4 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
4Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
1 Corinthians 7
Principles for Marriage
1Now concerning the matters about which you wrote:(A) "It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman." 2But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. 3(B) The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5(C) Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again,(D) so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
6Now as a concession,(E) not a command, I say this.[a] 7(F) I wish that all were(G) as I myself am. But(H) each has his own gift from God,(I) one of one kind and one of another.
8To the unmarried and the widows I say that(J) it is good for them to remain single(K) as I am. 9But if they cannot exercise self-control,(L) they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
10To the married(M) I give this charge (not I, but the Lord):(N) the wife should not separate from her husband 11(but if she does,(O) she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and(P) the husband should not divorce his wife.
12To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her. 13If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him. 14For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband.(Q) Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. 15But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you[b](R) to peace. 16For how do you know, wife,(S) whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?
Genesis 2:18-25 (King James Version)
18And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
2 corinthians 6 14-18
14Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15What harmony is there between Christ and Belial[b]? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people."[c]
17"Therefore come out from them
and be separate, says the Lord.
Touch no unclean thing,
and I will receive you."[d]
18"I will be a Father to you,
and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."[e]