Ephesians 5:32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
We see in Ephesians 5:22-33, the holy scriptures are talking about husbands and wives. I had to wonder why the above verses seem thrown into this part of the scriptures. I know that we as the church are the bride waiting for our groom, but why when speaking about marriage is this mystery implanted here?
When we see the word mystery in scripture, we can be assured it will take a revelation from our Heavenly Father to understand it. We have missed the true covenant of marriage in the United States and have grown cold to marriage due to the open sexual lives now lived.
When the scripture teaches on marriage it is difficult for us to get our finite minds around it today. We are brainwashed by the world's definition of marriage and the "The Sexual Revolution" that has gone on.
In Genesis 2:24 it says, "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."
The KJV says, Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
1. to adhere closely; stick; cling
2. to remain faithful
to cleave to one's principles in spite of persecution.
To cleave is to adhere, to bond. The first time a husband and wife are joined together after marriage, with both being virgins, they are joined together, bonded together. It starts an entire chemistry transaction in our bodies. When we are separated we can think about the other person and it ignites those chemicals to release. No other man or women can get that reaction from us.
When we break that bond the adhering decreases. If we have multiple sexual partners, soon there is little bonding that takes place. There is no stick left. It is "just sex!" God did not create us this way, we created this. Each sexual encounter hurts a little less when broken off.
We lost the meaning of what God created for marriage and it started at the fall. Man would have multiple wives and women would become property rather than equal partners. As women we would be cursed with desiring to rule over our husbands as the demand would become to rule over us.
God created men and women. He created us to fit together to complete each other, to be equal with each other, not to battle each other. The fall and the curse would be devastating for our living in harmony with each other. Divorce would soon begin and the battle to conquer each other would increase throughout time. Fast forward to today, the true meaning of marriage , the way God intended it to be, is almost gone.
So what is the mystery here?
I'll continue with the next post on the connection of marriage, and Christ and the church.