What’s the purpose of church?
In the restoration of Israel, the Lion from the Tribe of Judah is going to fulfill both positions, the King and the Priest.
Did you know that Jesus, Paul, Peter, John and the apostles continued to visit the
synagogue and celebrate the Jewish feasts?
Women are known to be quarrelsome. But I truly believe, generally speaking, husbands play a part, chiefly because they have selective hearing.
So, I can say marriage exists to display God’s glory. We must understand that God formed marriage to pattern that of Christ and the church-the body of the church, not the institution.
It may be uncomfortable at first for some couples to begin to pray together, but I encourage you to push through. It may also be necessary to dig up the past to move forward. This is what my husband and I have needed to do. Some men and women must go back into their past…
It is a wake-up call to hear that professing Christians are not living lives that look different than the world. Barna says, “American Christianity has largely failed since the middle of the twentieth century, because Jesus’ modern-day disciples do not act like Jesus.”
What is the purpose of marriage? Do marriage courses work? How can I improve my marriage and learn what the Bible has to say about marriage?
The banquet will not begin before the Second Coming. During the Tribulation, the bride is hidden with Christ. Once the banquet begins, it will continue. Some theologians say this banquet carries on into the New Jerusalem, when she comes down. Consider that all of these saints combined will make up the New Jerusalem, or the “wife of the Lamb”. Revelation 21:2 “And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.”
Christ is the Head of the Body. The Body is comprised of saints that have lived during the Church Age, each having a different function. To look at the Jewish betrothal will bring us clarity regarding the wedding banquet and the bride.